Fat Head

Fat Head

Streaming Video - 2013
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Have you seen the news stories about the obesity epidemic? Did you see "Super Size Me"? Then guess what? You've been fed a load of bologna. Comedian and health writer Tom Naughton replies to the "Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fat-laden fast-food diet while demonstrating that nearly everything we've been told about obesity and healthy eating is wrong. Along with some delicious parody of "Super Size Me," Naughton serves up plenty of no-bologna facts that will stun most viewers. Saturated fat doesn't cause heart disease. Sugars, refined grains and processed vegetable oils do. Having low cholesterol is unhealthy and is linked to cancer and stroke. Low-fat diets can lead to depression and type II diabetes. The diet recommended by the USDA will make you fat. Losing weight isn't about counting calories. It's about controlling the hormones that make you fat. This film features humorous animations as well as informative interviews with doctors and researchers.
Publisher: [United States] : GRAVITAS VENTURES : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 104 min.)) : sd., col


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Jan 01, 2015

I started off disliking this video and had a hard time getting into it. I stuck with it then gave it a second viewing and ended up making an about-face. This is an informative documentary about fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates and how they work within the body. Tom Naughton (the film maker) uses easy to understand language and animation. Though I do not believe that the regular consumption of fast foods is a healthy diet choice and that health can not be determined solely by evaluating ones weight, cholesterol and percent fat. Overall, Naughton provides useful information unlike the documentary Fat: What No One Is Telling You.

Jan 25, 2014

For one month, Naughton ate 500 less calories needed to maintain his weight and walked 5 miles daily for 6 days a week. He ate from fast food restaurants for this month, but with modifications, for example, discarding the bread part of an egg Mcmuffin. He lost 12 lbs to prove that people could lose weight on a fast food diet. No Duh!
There is an interesting section on fat, how it is necessary for brain function, for example. Otherwise, the DVD was not that interesting to me.


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