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Joni712 02-18-2012 09:07 AM

Fat Head the movie
 
anyone seen the movie Fat Head ? Quite interesting and worth watching I think... you can watch it for free on Hulu - it's about a guy who challenges the Supersize Me movie, talks about eating LC -

Hulu - Fat Head - Watch the full movie now.

Auntie Em 02-18-2012 09:12 AM

Joni, it's a popular film amongst LCFers. Here is a list of threads discussing the film:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/gs...wcarb-lobby%2F

Bobbin 02-18-2012 09:16 AM

I have that one...may have to watch it today!

Joni712 02-18-2012 11:41 AM

oops sorry didn't know it was already discussed :o thanks for the link ! I just heard of it today :)

drjlocarb 02-18-2012 11:48 AM

We can discuss it again!! It is a great movie for every LCer....and those who need some convincing.

Joni712 02-18-2012 11:54 AM

that is what I thought too ! I was excited just to see any good media about LC WOE !

drjlocarb 02-18-2012 12:58 PM

Joni, have you checked out the blog..Fat Head the Movie?

mainemom 02-18-2012 02:41 PM

Yep. I just watched it again last night since it's on Netflix instant streaming. I watched it several months ago on Hulu, but this time was better w/o all the commercials. Great movie. And it's a good intro for those doubters in our lives. My kids watched it with me and though they don't restrict carbs like I do, they at least understand better why I do.

Books and Cats 02-19-2012 08:15 AM

I loved that movie. I saw it last fall. I got my husband to watch it to understand why I avoid most carbs since he's less of a reader than I am.

And I agree, the Fat Head blog is excellent too!

sports_mom 02-19-2012 09:27 AM

I watched it on Hulu also. I love the doctor's reaction in the end at the post checkup. ;)

PghPALady1974 02-19-2012 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Joni712 (Post 15426599)
anyone seen the movie Fat Head ? Quite interesting and worth watching I think... you can watch it for free on Hulu - it's about a guy who challenges the Supersize Me movie, talks about eating LC -

Hulu - Fat Head - Watch the full movie now.

I haven't watched it yet. Thanks for the link! :D

Joni712 02-19-2012 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by drjlocarb (Post 15427059)
Joni, have you checked out the blog..Fat Head the Movie?

no i haven't thanks for the heads up! I will def check it out :D

Joni712 02-19-2012 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by PghPALady1974 (Post 15429600)
I haven't watched it yet. Thanks for the link! :D

you're very welcome :)

reddarin 02-19-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by sports_mom (Post 15428651)
I watched it on Hulu also. I love the doctor's reaction in the end at the post checkup. ;)

lol yeah that was pretty dang funny =)

sfmom 02-20-2012 05:17 PM

I own this movie on dvd and I can't tell you how many times I've watched it.
The dvd has bonus interviews on it that are really interesting too.

dmburk 02-21-2012 08:16 AM

wow. goes to show how we as a nation are vulnerable to those in power and to the news media. how does cspi get their disinformation out there and get believed?

Peter 02-21-2012 08:40 AM

Doesn't the guy also prove that you can eat a junk food like Mcdonald's so long as you don't eat too much and you can lose weight? There are some points that might look good for LC but the movie isn't pushing LC is it?

jemmi 02-21-2012 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Joni712 (Post 15426599)
anyone seen the movie Fat Head ? Quite interesting and worth watching I think... you can watch it for free on Hulu - it's about a guy who challenges the Supersize Me movie, talks about eating LC -

Hulu - Fat Head - Watch the full movie now.

Thanks for the link. I watched it yesterday, and some information I knew, some I did not. I like how the information is presented, and I think humor is also appealing as well.

But seeing how he ate, and what he ate was also impressive. What it accomplished for me was a few things, but among them, I'm less afraid of fast-food places. Seeing illustrations of what takes place with insulin resistance was very helpful, and it helped my view of the wrong carbs, particularly the bread ones.

The way it helped is when I want some bread, my mind flashes to those illustrations of the "greedy fat cells," and how everything is locked up, slow in releasing, and how the whole dynamic is changed internally.

I'm not quite sure how to repair the broken metabolism fully, but I know that avoiding breads, grains, HFCS, etc., is certainly the best start. Perhaps it's just staying the course, and it repairs itself over time. I haven't done much reading on it, and there are many books, and not knowing which book explains it best, in simple terms; so this really helped me.

Thanks again!

synger 02-21-2012 10:46 AM

I'd heard of the documentary on this and other forums, but finally watched it about a month ago with my husband. (it was listed under "political" rather than "science" in the documentary section of netflix) He was all ready to hear a diatribe about food, and wasn't all that interested (he watched part of Supersize Me when I watched it, and got upset about the anti-business aspect of it). Anyway, he ended up really intrigued. NOw maybe he understands my woe a little better.

reddarin 02-21-2012 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Peter (Post 15433670)
Doesn't the guy also prove that you can eat a junk food like Mcdonald's so long as you don't eat too much and you can lose weight? There are some points that might look good for LC but the movie isn't pushing LC is it?

He proves that if you are informed about carbs, insulin and how the two interact with your body you can make smart choices eating fast food and still lose weight. That aspect of the movie is meant to directly refute Supersize Me.

Does it 'push' LC? Well, I think any mainstream nutritionist would say emphatically yes because there is plenty of LC through out the movie. When I watched it I thought it was more about low GI eating than LC though the two are very closely matched.

Sugarfree99 02-22-2012 10:08 AM

darn, clicked on the link and its only for USA.

BobbiOh 02-23-2012 07:21 AM

I watched it on You Tube yesterday:


What a great movie. DH and I discussed it last night. Now, he wants to watch it.

Sugarfree99 02-23-2012 08:08 AM

Thanks Bobbi, going to watch it now ;)

Painted Peggies 02-23-2012 08:25 AM

that movie literally changed my life! He has a great Facebook page too.

Sugarfree99 02-24-2012 08:52 AM

i sure liked the cartoon diagrams describing how insulin works, it sure is an eye opener how the government screws with OUR health. I will LC for the rest of my life after watching this! Loved it!

BobbiOh 02-24-2012 10:01 AM

This movie makes me want to punch Dr. Oz.

Painted Peggies 02-24-2012 03:58 PM

the thing about the delivery of that movie is it FORCES you (me anyway) to have an aHA moment. It just logically does not make sense to eat grains after seeing those facts. I have been doing this WOE for almost a year , since the very day I watched Fat Head. I don't even have grain cravings because I know how bad they are for me, weight wise but also health wise!

Over40 02-24-2012 04:04 PM

I thought Fathead was incredibly well done, and much more sensible than "SuperSize Me!" Plus the all time worst movie/documentary quote comes from SuperSize Me!"..."Honey, ham is worse for you than heroine!" (Or was it addictive?)

Another documentary I found very compelling was Joe Cross' "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". It isnt a low carb movie, it is a juicing movie, but I had to admire Joe Cross for living on fresh squeezed "green juice" for 60 straight days. Drinking that much green juice I'd have needed an adult diaper. You can watch this on Netflix as well. I'm not promoting it as an alternative to low carbing, I just personally found it fascinating.

O40

cleochatra 02-24-2012 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by BobbiOh (Post 15442393)
This movie makes me want to punch Dr. Oz.

Dr. Oz makes me want to punch Dr. Oz.

But seriously, I love Tom Naughton (in a wholly professional, non-creeper way). I even bought extra copies of his film to hand out to friends and medical professionals to watch. One copy is permanently in the hands of my favorite doctor who serves the Makah Nation in Washington State. I love it!

When you can entertain and educate simultaneously, you open minds and hearts. This is not a preachy film; it's a witty commentary on the human condition in the world today.

Over40 02-24-2012 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by BobbiOh (Post 15442393)
This movie makes me want to punch Dr. Oz.

My parents have now entered their 70's and I have to tell them every time we speak on the phone that Dr. Oz is a quack and snake oil salesman.


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