It would be an extreme case of choir-preaching for me to see Supersize Me. As a long-time vegetarian health-foodie, it is painfully obvious to me that if a healthy person eats nothing but McDonald’s for 30 days, that person will become extremely unhealthy. No big shock: eating what Michael Pollan calls “edible food-like substances” does not nourish the body.
But it’s not just the body. Independent filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock’s experiment also left him mentally and emotionally depleted. In our drive-thru culture, a rushed, hurried, empty-calorie meal goes along with a rushed, hurried, empty-feeling life.
Savoring nourishes body and soul.
* 50-ish Words from Morgan Spurlock
Spurlock said at the end of his McMonth, “I felt depressed and exhausted most of the time, my mood swung on a dime, and my sex life was non-existent. I craved this food more and more when I ate it, and got massive cravings when I didn’t.”