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Monday, August 15, 2005


Supersize This, Buddy!

Jason at Musing pointed me to this story. I've been arguing with people about my humble opinion that Morgan Spurlock is a lying idiot and I hope they'll start to see the light...if they bother to think about it, of course.

McDonald's diet works for her

There are many reasons Merab Morgan decided in April to eat nothing but McDonald's fast food for 90 days. There's her weakness for the Filet-O-Fish, slathered with tartar sauce and cheese. And there was that documentary, "Super Size Me," which she thought insulted the intelligence of fat people by implying that they couldn't resist the offer of a gargantuan portion for a few cents extra.
Since April 22, when Morgan launched her diet with a Sausage Burrito and a medium Diet Coke, she's lost 33 pounds, putting her at about 195 pounds. At 5 feet, 9 inches tall, she's dropped from a size 22 or 24 to a size 15. The size 2X and 3X T-shirts she used to wear look like dresses on her. And despite her friends' fears about skyrocketing cholesterol, she feels great.
I agree with the quoted 'expert' that she should probably take some vitamins that are likely missing in this diet. However, I would also like to see a list of pros and cons from an honest 'expert' comparing the benefits of simply losing weight vs. eating relatively unhealthy food.

Either way, Morgan Spurlock has taken advantage of people's preexisting feelings about McDonalds to make a name for himself. Just another example of an audience failing to think for themselves.


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