More than a decade ago, an unknown named Morgan Spurlock showed the world through his documentary "Supersize Me" just what would happen to the average person if they ate McDonald's all day, every day for 30 days.
The results were staggering, and Spurlock, in turn, became a fast food icon for not only chronicling his declining health and weight gain as a result of this film but his willingness to show, not tell, just how poorly constructed the food is at McDonald's from a fat and calorie content.
Obviously in the film, Spurlock quickly fell ill from eating the food at McDonald's for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and some argue that McDonald's felt the pressure so much so that they started to be more open and honest about the calorie and nutritional content of the food in question.
Here's the only issue with Spurlock's documentary: It isn't realistic. And this in no way absolves McDonald's of responsibility for at least disclosing to the general public what they're eating from a nutrition standpoint. Most of what comprises McDonald's menu wouldn't realistically be considered healthy.
But the average consumer doesn't eat McDonald's 120 times in one month, which is essentially what Spurlock did for his show and tell of sorts. Naturally, you're going to put on a ton of weight ingesting apple pies, McMuffins and French fries multiple times per day.
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