Super Size Me - What Happens to Mr. Spurlock Physical Wellness During His Mcdonalds Rampage

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The movie "Super Size Me" is a documentary on a man who has decided to consume only McDonald's food for a period of thirty days. This man, Mr. Spurlock, has embarked on this adventure to assess the health issue of McDonald's food. Of course, there are a couple of rules. He has to eat McDonalds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He also has to devour everything on the menu at least once. If he is asked to super size his meal, he must submit. His experiences during this thirty day trial period are astonishing. Even more startling is what happens to his physical wellness during this McDonalds rampage. First on Mr. Spurlock's to do list is to examine and record his overall health. Mr. Spurlock hired several doctors to work with him during …show more content…

His doctors also concluded that if his eyes began to turn yellow or if he was having severe bodily changes that he should call 911 and they would admit him immediately. At the end of the experiment, Mr. Spurlock's total wellness was horrifying to his doctors. Overall he gained 24.5 pounds of fat and he lost muscle mass. His cholesterol went up 65 points, to a dangerous level of 225. His blood pressure was worse and his kidneys weren't functioning properly. His liver had mostly turned to fat, and he experienced inflammation and hardening of the liver. His total percent body fat increased from 11 percent to 18 percent. He was at double the risk of coronary heart disease and he was twice as likely to have heart failure. Overall, he consumed 30 pounds of sugar and 12 pounds of fat from McDonald's food alone. These statistics establish the damaging effect that McDonalds food has on a persons overall wellness. This scientific experiment shows what an unhealthy high in fat and sugar diet can do to a person's body. His non-stopping intake of sugar and fat led to weight gain and depression. The on taking of this experiment could have brought forth many negative outcomes if he were to continue to eat in this fashion. Apart from physical wellness, another indicator of overall health could be seen by his emotions throughout the film. In the beginning, he seemed to be a happy-go-lucky type of guy. He was willing to try new things and have fun. However,