Super Size Me

Stephanie and I finally got a chance to watch Super Size Me tonight. We had DVR’ed it last year, but never got around to watching it, and it deleted itself after awhile.
I knew the basics about the film, and we have already seen most of the first season of 30 Days. But actually seeing it was pretty eye-opening, especially some of the facts and figures. I’m going to record it to tape and keep it to watch again, because I want to go over some of the data in the film.
I’m going to bite the bullet and keep a food journal. I’ve tried that off and on over the years, but I’ve never quite made it stick, because I’d eventually get busy and forget to write stuff down, even when I was on weight watchers. I think that was the part of the WW program that was hardest for me, and what made me eventually give up on it; trying to keep track of what I ate all the time was too tough to manage. We’ll see how far I get this time.

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3 comments on “Super Size Me
  1. Jen Bortel says:

    Did you eat salad right after you watched it? Dave and I did. We went shopping and bought all of these healthy fresh vegetables. I couldn’t look at a hamburger for a month.

  2. Kay says:

    FitDay is an accurate, free, and easy-to-use online diet and fitness journal. After using the free online version for over a year, we bought the software for $30. Using it has helped me keep the middle-age-spread curse in check; my partner uses it as part of a post surgery program. http://fitday.com/

  3. Nitsudima says:

    I recommend reading “Fast Food Nation,” by Eric Schlosser, to continue that “Oh my God!” feeling. There’s one chapter in particular that made me not only want to avoid fast food (for my kids’ sake, especially), but also avoid all meat that I haven’t personally killed and prepared.
    Schlosser spends even more time looking at the fast food industry as a whole, though; it’s far from simply being a gross-out book. He examines the effects of industry practices on everyone from the consumer who eat the finished product all the way to the farmers and ranchers that supply the raw materials.
    A fascinating (and utterly depressing) look at one far-reaching segment of our society’s values, priorities, methods of business.

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