Filmmaker bites off mouthful: month of McDonald's meals.
Much to the chagrin of his loved ones and the health advisers , Spurlock limited his exercise and gulped down about 5,000 calories a day at McDonald's across the country. All told, he ingested about 30 pounds of sugar and 12 pounds of fat from the fast food. And after bingeing on everything Ronald's menu has to offer at least once — and supersizing when offered — the previously trim and healthy Spurlock had spent about $850, gained 24 pounds, raised his once-normal cholesterol levels by 65 points, sent his blood-fat levels out of the Playland roof and, in one of his doctor's words, turned his liver into pate.
Plus, he became emotionally and physically addicted to the grub despite repercussions of headaches, chest pain, mood swings, exhaustion, depression, etc.
All in the name of art.
Steve Garfield - 1/21/2004 11:45:00 AM | Permalink|