Have you seen the news stories about the obesity epidemic? Did you see Super Size Me? Then guess what… According to former health writer Tom Naughton you have been fed a load of bologna. In Fat Head, Naughton sets out to show us that you could lose weight on a diet of burgers and fries.
In addition to chronicling Naughton’s weight drop, the documentary provides interviews with doctors, nutritionists and others to drive home his thesis that most of what we know about healthy eating is wrong.
Fat Head serves up plenty of no-bologna facts that will stun most viewers, such as: The obesity epidemic has been wildly exaggerated by the CDC. People the government classifies as “overweight” have longer lifespans than people classified as “normal weight.”
Having low cholesterol is unhealthy. Low-fat diets can lead to depression and type II diabetes. Saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease, but sugars, starches and processed vegetable oils do.