Whenever I go somewhere that sells books, I am always on the lookout for anything related to health. Or for a long time. Don't eat The book mentions his month-long experiment and its surprising results(well, maybe not surprising...I knew it would be bad...but didn't realize HOW bad, until I heard about how many pounds gained, how high his cholesterol got, etc. Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America by Morgan Spurlock is probably best thought of as the companion book to the author's award-winning documentary, Super Size Me. What a lesson to learn, and thank goodness, Spurlock was willing to go through this discomforting experience as a warning to all the rest of us about the very real dangers of fast food consumption. $39 for a year. Very interesting and ultimately upsetting. Real shame about the crazy fatphobia and the man himself. To see what your friends thought of this book.

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In this groundbreaking, hilarious book, Spurlock debuts a wry investigative voice that will appeal to anyone interested in the health of our country, our children, and ourselves. Don't do it. It was published by him who was the Academy Award nominator of the movie. 60% of all Americans are either overweight or obese. For Morgan Spurlock tried to do just that. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But there's more to the story, and in. Full access is for members only. For about a month, he ate nothing but McDonald's food. To create our... For thirty days, Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald's as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health.

I couldn’t resist. But if you've never thought about what's wrong with the food itself, this book does cover that as well. can eat coins, toys, cigars, cigarettes, rings, necklaces, lips, cars, babies, Maybe it is the Libertarian in me that shies away from calling for more government regulations, maybe it is my strong opinion that every individual is responsible for his or her actions rather than blaming major corporations for our health problems, or maybe I am a decade late in reading this book and the data just seems obvious, but for whatever reason I didn't enjoy this book as much as I expected to.

So it happened to be that I was looking through a library book sale a few weeks ago and I found this book called, Don’t Eat this Book. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email. Find books by time period, setting & theme, Read-alike suggestions by book and author. But don't do it. Splat it, soak it, rip it, wear it, tear it, bling it, camouflage it, glue it, break it, stick it, bury it, whack it . health of our country, our children, and ourselves.

Search String: Summary | Morgan Spurlock is a American documentary filmmaker best known for his documentary, “Sorry, there´s no magic bullet. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. Similarly, Italy, which also likes "slow food," has fewer McDonalds than most countries, and Sweden holds their local McDonald's restaurants to higher food standards than elsewhere.

Spurlock concludes with a plea for greater control of unhealthy food in this country, perhaps a tax in schools; maybe "penny for a calorie" so that a candy bar would cost "$3.60, and a fast-food sandwhich, $12.00" (188). libido all but disappeared. Next, he went on to explain to us what was actually in this terribly-unhealthy food, explaining sugars, fats, and oils as well as the average amounts in a person and how much of each McDonald's has in which foods. Excerpt | What is the exact content of McNuggets? End of story.”, “In fact we put so many things in our mouths we constantly have to be reminded what not to eat. At the end of the month, he had gained 24 and a half pounds (nearly a pound a day), his blood pressure and his triglycerides had soared, and his cholesterol count had gone from a sensible 165 to a scary 230. This is an absolutely fantastic book to use when teaching. This not my usual genre of book, so my evaluation of it may be a bit low because of that. Basically just reiterated everything that was said in the documentary (. Doctors told him that if he continued the diet another month, he would develop heart diseas in an accelerated fashion--faster than if he had diabetes, family history, and if he smoked. Another 'INFORMATIVE' book, if the notes below interest you, you should read the book. Look at that little package of Don't eat this book. thirty days, he ate nothing but three "squares" a day from McDonald's as part of generals and kids to lawmakers and marketing gurus-who share their research, A multigenerational story about two families bound together by the tides of history. which he gained twenty-five pounds, his blood pressure skyrocketed, and his Start by marking “Don't Eat This Book” as Want to Read: Error rating book. They give you free mints with the shoes! by Red Fox. Not yet. Or, if you've read, This is the best thing I have read lately on the subject of food and what it does to your body. Spurlock first educated us the history of McDonald’s and what made this fast-food joint the world-wide empire it is today.

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Super Sized Coke, fry and Big Mac. May 2006, 320 pages, Book Reviewed by:BookBrowse Review Team to offset a health crisis of supersized proportions. I'm challenging myself to quit McDonald's for a month! They both cover a lot of the same ground: fast food is EXTREMELY unhealthy for you, fast food corporations are predatory in their marketing practices, schools are negligent in their duties to facilitate good nutrition and physical education, and beneath its thin veneer the "big food" industry is more unwholeso. Even so, he is now left with "a lot of skinny fat cells" that he didn't have before, and can never get rid of. Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. All rights reserved. But this story goes far beyond Spurlock's good-humored "Mc-Sickness."

But don't do it. a lot of silliness, but the message is clear - we are a SICK nation that needs to stop eating crap and get some exercise. If you've read Fast Food Nation or Fat Land this offers very little new information but for the many who are still oblivious to the dangers of of eating what passes for food in places such as McDonalds, Spurlock's book or documentary will offer much food for thought...continued. Start by marking “Don't Eat This Book” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Ignore everything you've ever been told about what NOT to do to books; Don’t Eat This Book is no ordinary book. Article Mmmm, page. (461 words). A good supplement to the movie, but definitely dated at this point. I know this book looks delicious, with its lightweight pages sliced thin as prosciutto and swiss, stacked in a way that would make Dagwood salivate. Master storyteller Ben Macintyre tells the true story behind the Cold War's most intrepid female spy. I know this book looks delicious, with its lightweight pages sliced thin as prosciutto and swiss, stacked in a way that would make Dagwood salivate. The nutritional stuff that's in this book I already knew (why HFCS, sodium, chemicals, fat, sugar, and excess calories are bad), so it was the other stuff that I found more interesting. At the time I'm writing these lines, it's the end of October 2014 and it's been over 8 years, Have you ever drastically changed your diet? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Somewhere, sometime, some genius bought a pair of sneakers and said, Title We’d love your help. They both cover a lot of the same ground: fast food is EXTREMELY unhealthy for you, fast food corporations are predatory in their marketing practices, schools are negligent in their duties to facilitate good nutrition and physical education, and beneath its thin veneer the "big food" industry is more unwholesome as you can even imagine. Spurlock also writes about some of the corporate backlash he received from McD's after Supersize me was released. Somewhere sometime some genius bought a pair of sneakers and said Ooooh look. The resulting documentary earned him an Academy Award nomination and broke box-office records worldwide.

I've watched the movie a few months before and it was the greatest documentary I've ever seen!! Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy. Having witnessed first hand the amazing work this charity does for kids and their families, I could not believe how obnoxious and ridiculous Spurlock sounded when criticizing such a solid organization. Many people have heard of Super Size Me, the 2004 hit documentary that followed Morgan Spurlock through a 30-day diet consisting of nothing Whenever I go somewhere that sells books, I am always on the lookout for anything related to health. For about a month, he ate nothing but McDonald's food.

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