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"McDonalds burgers are the worst!"

Documentary film maker Morgan Spurlock set out to eat three meals a day at McDonalds for 30 days and document the effects of this diet on film. Within a few days, he was vomiting out of the window of his car, and doctors were horrified at how rapidly his body deteriorated:
"None of us imagined he could deteriorate this badly - he looked terrible. The liver test was the most shocking thing - it became very, very abnormal."
Spurlock, who says he ate at McDonald's only sporadically before his total immersion in the Mickey D's menu, says he even began craving fat and sugar fixes between meals. "I got desperately ill," he says. "My face was splotchy and I had this huge gut, which I've never had in my life. My knees started to hurt from the extra weight coming on so quickly. It was amazing - and really frightening."

Spurlock's documentary, Super Size Me, has been screened at the Sundance film festival; its website is here. (via jwz)

There are 3 comments on ""McDonalds burgers are the worst!"":

Posted by: Ben http:// Mon Jan 26 00:08:22 2004

Probably why all those homeless guys look so sick.

Posted by: Jamie Cameron Mon Jan 26 01:22:14 2004

Perhaps next he could do a documentary on how long you can survive eating only chocolate bars .. although I guess there wouldn't be as much 'social comment' value in that.

Posted by: kv http:// Mon Jan 26 01:47:50 2004

well yeah but i think one of the main points was that spurlock said "yes" anytime mcdonalds offered to upsize his meal. hence, linking it to the 'do fast food companies have a responsibility for their actions' debate.