Super Size Me
Super Size Me is a documentary about filmmaker Morgan Spurlock who embarked on a one-month McDonald’s binge. He signed up three medical professionals to monitor his health while in this extreme experiment – a cardiologist, a gastroenterologist, and a general practitioner. He also worked with a nutritionist and an exercise physiologist.
For 30 days, he was to eat only foods from McDonalds for breakfast, lunch and supper. He could also drink coffee and water provided they were bought at Mickee Dees.
He started out very healthy. As a matter of fact, his exercise physiologist said that he had above average fitness for his age group. He stood 6’2” and weighed 185 ½ lbs. His cholesterol was 168 and his body fat was 11%. He was sexually active. He was a previous smoker but had quit many years ago.
So Day 1 came, he started his McDonald’s binge and he was fine. On Day 2 he experienced a stomachache and even vomited while having his meal. On Day 7, he was experiencing chest pressure. By Day 18, he was feeling fatigue and he had less sexual drive.