Hedda and I saw Super Size Me on Satuday evening. This film should be shown to children in high school to help them learn of the dangers of (over-)eating in our sugar-laden, saturated-fat-devouring nation. The devastating effects of merely eating McDonald’s food on Morgan’s body are simply beyond belief. He gains almost thirty pounds, his cholesterol numbers go through the roof, and it almost destroys his liver. There are many more side effects, but that’s just the highlights from the results of his 30-day trial.
Obesity is the #2 cause of death in the United States, right behind tobacco use, and more than four times ahead of the next runner-up: alcohol. And this is every year.
I don’t think the word irony even begins to cover it.