being lied to
Alright, I'm putting a disclaimer on this post. These opinions are entirely my own, and this post is not meant to be one of judgment. I am simply paraphrasing what I learned last night and wanted to share this information with you in hopes that you'll watch this too and see what you think! I am not a health/fitness/scientist/doctor person and don't claim to be one.
I'm the type of person who always searches for the truth in things. I am open-minded and usually try to look at both sides of a conclusion before settling on the one that makes the most sense. If the facts just aren't there in the first conclusion, there's no possible way I can believe it. I have a hard time understanding how other people can't clearly agree with something if all of the facts and scientific data is right there in front of them.
Last night we watched Fat Head, which was made years ago but I hadn't heard of it. It's an indie documentary that is a follow-up to that other documentary everyone remembers so well called Super Size Me. You know... that guy who set out to prove that the obesity rate is sky high and that fast food is to blame for the world's obesity problems. He went on a McDonald's diet for a month and apparently gained 25 pounds. He also blames fast food places for forcing the public to eat their food...
Fat Head actually looks further into this and proves this entire documentary wrong. It's shocking, really, and you really start to question all of the things we've been fed to believe about food as we've grown up. I'll post links to short video snip-its from the movie like this one throughout this post. Tom (the creator) actually looses 15 pounds by switching to a fast-food only diet and this video tells you why, as well as how the Super Size Me creator faked his meals. Diets start to look completely ridiculous, and "healthy" food on the market today starts to look like a silent killer.
Basically, in the movie, everything you've been told is "good" for you... grains, low-fat, soy products, etc... is the opposite of what our bodies need and the opposite of what makes us healthy. We need saturated fats. Our brains are made of fat. Humanly speaking, we are not made to eat grains and silly things like corn oil. The movie also explains how people actually get fat... and it's not from eating fast food all the time or eating fatty foods in general. They say that carbs... like sugar and starches... are the killer and basically the only real thing you should be aware of eating if you're trying to lose weight and be healthier overall. Did you know that some "healthy" cereals have just as much or even more carbs than a can of Coke!? (seriously, I just looked at one of my boxes!)
I don't know why I had an urge to post this... Maybe because I so strongly hate how we are lied to so often with so much misinformation and false statements. Again, it's up to you to decide what you believe but this movie really opened my eyes. I'm not a conspiracy theorist or anything (haha), but I do know that a large majority of the world has no idea about what's really going on, and I like to try to open people's eyes to other possible theories.
One thing's for sure... I definitely don't feel so bad for eating McDonald's now. After watching this you'll see why. Note: I don't mean to say that McDonald's is actually GOOD for you and you should eat it every day. But based on the movie and his whole fast food diet test (the movie is centered around this one experiment), it's proven that it's not as bad for you in terms of getting fat or heart disease as we are made to believe.
I really strongly encourage you to watch this video. You can see some more short clips on their YouTube page (start near the bottom)... but there is really so much more to it that you should see it in it's entirety. All I ask is that if you haven't seen it, before you disagree (because really, you don't even know what you're disagreeing on if you haven't seen it!) you watch it like I did before jumping to conclusions. There is also a short list of "No-Bologna Facts" on their website here.
Have you seen this movie? What did you think? And what are your thoughts about dieting in general? Have you tried any?