What becomes of Morgan Spurlock's body after a month of eating and drinking nothing but McDonald's assembly-line foodstuffs is not surprising. He bloats up, gaining nearly 30 pounds in 30 days. His sex drive peters out, among the myriad disappointments visited upon Spurlock's vegan-chef girlfriend, who's only too happy to discuss such unhappiness. His blood pressure and cholesterol levels skyrocket. He becomes alternately hyper and lethargic, a veritable mood-swing set. He will occasionally vomit up a McSomething-or-Other, his body no longer interested in digesting one more bite of fast food. And his liver begins to resemble that of a lifelong alcoholic, much to the chagrin of the handful of doctors Spurlock employs to chart his progress -- or regression -- during his monthlong binge on Big Macs and jumbo colas and fried pies and chicken nuggets and French fries. Spurlock gets what he deserves: a body he loathes, and a body that... More >>>
By Tracy Boulian
Deep-fried documentary: Morgan Spurlock takes on
Big Fast Food at the cost of his own health.