Lately I’ve been a total anti reader. Mainly cause deadlines at school kept hitting me so hard and I was trying to do my best (which worked smh, yay). And I had no desire to rock those weight loss related books my mom gave me this summer, only to hang out with friends and then have some proper rest.
I strived more information and researches, but charts were killing me. So I decided that there should be an easier way to learn about it. Why not, for example, watch a movie and enjoy it, instead of trying not to fall asleep while just scanning those pages?
And these past weeks I watched few movies directly related to weight loss/healthy lifestyle. So this time I’ll be sharing my opinion on them.
- ‘Super Size Me’, 2004, Morgan Spurlock. I’d call this movie a total classics. I mean, majority of us have watched this one definitely. If you can’t recall it, here’s the plot: while examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock (yeah, the same guy who directed this movie!) personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald’s food for one month. In other words, he gets fat in 30 days and shows the whole world, that fast food can turn a healthy guy into an obese man with high risks of everything possible. So I bet you’ve watched this one as it is still one of the most popular obesity prevention based movie. And if you haven’t – well, you’ll definitely miss a shot if you don’t check this one out.
- ‘Fed Up’, 2014, Stephanie Soechtig. This movie is also known as the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Oscar winning producer Laurie David who collaborated with the director Stephanie Soechtig, this documentary could be a great beginning of watching health related films for you. It’s pretty light and gives some straight ideas, like, ‘junk is still junk, even if it’s less junky’, ‘not lack of physical exercise but wrong food choices make Americans overweight’ etc. Also it serves some facts, for example, that around 80% of all the food in supermarkets is pumped up with additional sugar. As this movie put many high ranked politicians (such as Bill Clinton) and health sector workers to shame, it’s also interesting to see them justify themselves for doing nothing to prevent obesity epidemic. ]
- ‘That Sugar Film’, 2014, Damon Gameau. 2014 was truly a good year for health related movies industry. And this tape is my absolutely favorite so far. Damon Gameau, an Australian movie director, combines what his colleagues did in ‘Super Size Me’ and ‘Fed Up’. He eats products that are considered as healthy (the ones that I talked more about in The Worthless Zone: Healthy Deceivers) for 30 days and shows how it affects his body; also there’s a 2nd plotline going meanwhile, which gives us more well presented facts in the best quality manner possible. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket. Also, a short remark – you’ve gotta dedicate a whole evening for this movie and watch it all without skipping. Cause that is truly one of the greatest masterpieces ever.
So these were all the movies I’ve watched so far. I also tried the show ‘Supersize vs Superskinny’, but I can’t even call it good, as there wasn’t any meaning in it, plotline was boring and it was judging both – skinny and obese – people so harshly. So I guess it’s time to rely on movies rn.
Thanks for reading!
Have a great movie night today:)