Who Needs Food?

This is one of those combination of articles that just stuck together in my warped little mind as a great idea for an experiment. First, a filmmaker decided to see what would happen if he ate all his meals at McDonald’s for a month. What happened was his health went straight to hell at a rate that surprised even his doctor.

Over the course of the film, Spurlock is regularly examined by a gastroenterologist, a cardiologist and SoHo-based general practitioner Dr. Daryl Isaacs. "He was an extremely healthy person who got very sick eating this McDonald’s diet," Dr. Isaacs told The Post. "None of us imagined he could deteriorate this badly – he looked terrible. The liver test was the most shocking thing – it became very, very abnormal."

Watch for Super Size Me, his film detailing the fun and games (and slamming the fast food industry in general), coming soon.

The matching tidbit comes from Calpundit who notes that Frito-Lay has modified the USDA’s food pyramid, in which grains, rice and pasta make up the base. In place of those items the "nutritionists" at Frito-Lay think you should eat multiple servings of Fritos corn chips, Lays potato chips and Cracker Jacks. Please just ignore the high fat and sodium.

Now here comes the experiment. Let’s combine Spurlock’s McDonald’s diet with the recommendations of Frito-Lay! The good stuff in Fritos will balance whatever was in the McDonald’s stuff that was bad and a balanced, healthy diet will be the result. At least that’s the theory. Any volunteers?