Compare Spurlock’s "Super Sized" sensationalism with Whaley’s "Down Sized" demonstration of personal responsibility in order to understand the whole story. {Head}

 
Down Size Me
Soso Whaley
Vs.

 
Super Size Me

Morgan Spurlock
49
Age
33
60
Days eating only at McDonald’s
30
Tried every item
at least once
Items eaten from McDonald’s menu
Tried every item
at least once
3 (including occasional desserts)
Meals per day
3 + frequent snacks and desserts
Between 1,800 and 3,000
Calories per day
Between 5,000 and 5,500
Occasional
Exercise
None
0
Number of meals "Super Sized"
9
For every meal
Receipts Proving Every Purchase
None
"Excellent" and "Energized"
"How do you feel?"
"Sluggish" and "Depressed"
Lost 18 lbs
Weight Change
Gained 25 lbs
Fell 40 points
Cholesterol
Rose 65 points
Responsible eating and exercise yielded a healthy body and enjoyable lifestyle.
Bottom Line
Irresponsible consumption and no activity led to weight gain and ill health.



July 15, 2004
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