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Old 02-17-2009, 07:02 PM   #11
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Re: Has anyone seen or heard of the movie "Fat Head"?

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Well maybe not so much as an advocate of a high fat diet, but more debunking the "saturated fat is bad" myth. The couple of clips I saw talked a bunch about that which was really promising.
I was pretty sure that's what you meant.

If anyone's unfamiliar with the CSPI Guy in the Trailer, here's a great blog entry by Dr. Eades with a clip of him (Michael Jacobson) getting ripped by Stephen Colbert (wfs):

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/f...hael-jacobson/
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:11 PM   #12
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Re: Has anyone seen or heard of the movie "Fat Head"?

Wow, the CSPI dude just said that salt is the single most dangerous ingredient in the food supply and that if we reduce it, we could save 100,000 lives per year.



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Old 02-23-2009, 06:20 AM   #13
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Re: Has anyone seen or heard of the movie "Fat Head"?

I finished the movie yesterday. I thought it was quite good as he had to balance being entertaining and giving enough information for people to "get it." This is a tough balance but I think he did pretty well.

CSPI, Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me guy), and the government get hammered. Ancel Keys and the McGovern committee (especially his little vegan helper who wrote the report) are hit pretty hard too.

In the first 28 days he eats only fast food (not just McD though). He loses about 12lbs IIRC. In the next 30 days he seems to basically eat Atkins-like (not sure what phase though). His numbers continue to improve, though I don't remember what his weightloss was if he even mentioned it.

Taubes and a couple others are mentioned quite a bit. There are many interviews with Dr.'s Eades (Protein Power couple), Dr. Sears, the head dude at Reason magazine, and a few other researchers.

Highly recommended since getting people to read GCBC almost takes an act of congress whereas most people will sit through a 90min movie.


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Old 02-23-2009, 06:29 AM   #14
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Re: Has anyone seen or heard of the movie "Fat Head"?

It's pretty funny and informative (as much as it can be in 1 hour). Nothing new if you have read GCBC but worth the time.
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Re: Has anyone seen or heard of the movie "Fat Head"?

Major necro-post here, but I just saw this movie last night and it was excellent.

I've also read GCBC, and I highly recommend showing this movie to friends/family if you don't want to force them to read 450pages of Taubes' painstakingly detailed account.

Very funny, and very informative.
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Re: Has anyone seen or heard of the movie "Fat Head"?

Agreed. I've loaned it to at least 10 people and it is a wake-up call for virtually all of them.

One has decided to tackle GCBC, but the movie gives enough motivation to try something other than the typical low-fat method.


I think it is available at netflix now for those who don't want to buy it.


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Old 05-15-2009, 05:48 AM   #17
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Re: Has anyone seen or heard of the movie "Fat Head"?

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Agreed. I've loaned it to at least 10 people and it is a wake-up call for virtually all of them.

One has decided to tackle GCBC, but the movie gives enough motivation to try something other than the typical low-fat method.


I think it is available at netflix now for those who don't want to buy it.


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Yeah, I actually had it on my netflix queue, but it said "very long wait" which Netflix says is 30+ days. So, I just decided to buy it on Amazon. $11.... not bad. I definitely plan on loaning it out. It was a big wake-up call for my wife, who is a rampant carb-a-holic, and who didn't really want to read the book. It has opened the door of nutritional conversation.
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