Such a stunning piece of writing that moved me and brought me to tears. I am currently in hospital with my 6th baby who is just 4 weeks old. She has had so many tests, a lumbar puncture and had suspected sepsis and meningitis and viral and bacterial infections. After two weeks we still have no answers and I have googled her symptoms, convinced something will be wrong with her permanently, the not knowing being difficult to accept. I have answered so many questions, worried about doing the seeding during my c-section I needed to have, guilty that something was wrong with my milk, scared that because I had somehow caused this to happen. I can relate to trying to do all the ‘right things’ in way of my diet and exercise during pregnancy. Accepting that it is not my fault that she is in Hospital has been a challenge. Thank you for sharing your story, you are truly an amazing writer.
I think Morgan Spurlock's documentary is very persuasive in revealing the dangers of eating fast food. On the other hand, there are some things in Spurlock's experiment that I thought were extreme and inaccurate. I believe that if a person eats a certain type of food, not only fast food, but any type of food for 30 days, they will eventually get sick. The nutritionist told him that he should eat a maximum of 2,500 calories a day which Spurlock ate over 5,000 calories a day. This raises the argument of whether he would have gained so much weight or not if he hadn't exceeded the maximum amount of calories he took in. Also, Spurlock on daily basis exercised and walked to work but stopped doing both when he started his McDonald's "diet" which shows that his experiment was to some extent inaccurate. Weaver, a person who tried the exact same experiment as Spurlock actually lost weight because he exercised everyday for fifteen minutes. Therefore, the blame should not only be placed on fast food. If Spurlock would have eaten "regular" food that contained 5,000 calories a day, he would have still faced health problems. [ 1 ] Another example that proves Spurlock's theory somewhat inaccurate is Whaley, a woman who lost 10 pounds and her cholesterol dropped 40 points from 237 to 197 during a month of fast food meals. She said after the diet, her liver was healthy and "in general, I felt pretty darn good." Whaley explains that she ate less than 2,000 calories a day; "I didn't pig out the way Spurlock did. I might have had a 'McGriddle' sandwich with bacon, egg and cheese and some orange juice. For lunch I might have had a salad â€¦ dinner, well maybe I might have been in the mood for a Big N' Tasty." [ 2 ]