Super Size Me
Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock in which he eats nothing but food from McDonald's for thirty days. He dined at McDonald's three times a day, consuming an average of 5,000 kcal per day. This stint lasted from 1 February to 2 March 2003. The result of this experiment was disastrous for his own physical and psychological being.
Because of this experiment, Spurlock gained 11.1 kg (24½ lbs), had a 13% body mass increase, his cholesterol level raised to of 230, and he experienced mood swings, sexual dysfunction, and had fat accumulation in his liver. After the experiment, he recovered with a vegan diet his then-future wife prepared for him (she is a gourmet vegan cook).
This experiment was conducted because of the obesity epidemic in the United States and because of a case in which two teenage girls sued McDonald's who claimed they became obese as a result of eating food from McDonald's.
Spurlock also uses this film as a critique of McDonald's and the fast food industry, ranging from the sale of unhealthy food to corporate marketing and to the personal profit of these organizations.