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Fat Head

Runtime: 106m 23s | Release date: 2009

Have you seen the news stories about the obesity epidemic? Did you see "Super Size Me"? Then guess what? You've been fed a load of bologna. Comedian and health writer, Tom Naughton, replies to the"Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fat-laden, fast-food diet while demonstrating that nearly everything we've been told about obesity and healthy eating is wrong.

*Disclaimer

Please be advised that although we feel there are important messages in this film, we also acknowledge that there may be conflicting ideologies that challenge beliefs. We like to encourage our viewers to do their own diligent research to determine which is the right approach for them as we regard nutrition and health as being highly individualized and not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Featuring:
Tom Naughton
Chareva Naughton
Peter Paddon
Sally Fallon
Mary Enig
Michael R. Eades
Mary Dan Eades
Al Sears
Eric Oliver
Jacob Sullum
Eric Feit
Michael Jacobson
George McGovern
Shirley Naughton
Robert Olson

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Courtney | 1 week, 5 days ago | Edited 1 week, 5 days ago
This was a very interesting film! Thank you for adding it to the list of documentaries on FMTV. I eat a mostly plant-based diet, but the information & science that was presented still emphasized what I’ve been learning in my own journey— that fats are not the enemy, but carbohydrates (especially refined, simple carbohydrates) & sugar are among the more damaging “foods” we can consume. ***Note to viewers: I definitely recommend watching through to the end. At the beginning, it may seem like it’s message goes contrary to basic nutrition &/or the core beliefs of many people, but as the doc continues on... I think the basic notion & thrust of the film is sound & reasonable; so much that I believe even those who choose not to consume animal products could see the logic in choosing to eat whole plant foods with higher (healthy) fat content, & lower in carbohydrates & sugar (especially refined sugars). And also, that the diet that is commonly believed to be “healthy” is actually far from it— in fact, quite the opposite! So, in a nutshell, it was still highly informative, & even fairly entertaining!
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 1 week, 5 days ago
Thank you for sharing us your thought, Courtney. Wishing you all the best :) ~ Joyce
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Patricia | 5 months ago
I get it what he's saying: watch how much you're eating and then you will loose weight. BUT, it's not THAT easy. If it were all people were slim. Not necessarily healthy but slim. What I missed was, was he satisfied with his portions? How long did it take until he got hungry again? Because that's the bit which makes people fail: hunger. And when you're in a circle of sugar-carbohydrates-fat-big portions, it's really hard to get out again.
And I hate when they say: it's all your fault!! Well, in a way it is. BUT, as I said above, it's not THAT easy!
Could it be he was paid by Mc Donalds? It sounded like a big commercial for them.
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Kev K | 5 months ago
This film is BOLOGNA!!!
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keisha savage | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
interesting counterpoints to Supersize Me. I love Morgan Spurlock btw! I liked the simplicity of the film in describing some of the medical processes, the way a government can breed fear, and the take on processed foods. I will stick to my plant-based diet as this has worked well for me and my chronic diseases prior to my introduction to all of the processed food stuffs...i am glad the film is here to provide a sense of balance...
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Rick Hignett | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
This film is completely ridiculous! I'm reluctant to say exactly what I think on here because it'll probably just be a string of expletives. My only comfort is that he's a comedian... which is ok, because this film is a complete joke. FYI: If you're going to Juice, do it properly! Who the heck juices JUST FRUIT in the morning? No wonder he crashed! That's Juicing 101 FAILED right there! Anyway, I'm just ranting! This will certainly help obese, unhealthy people feel better until they get some chronic disease. Life is all about balance - so this film balances-out all the other incredible films on the FMTV Platform. Thank you... I guess :-|
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Ruth Speck | 5 months, 4 weeks ago
I liked this film: it is very informative, especially on wheat, sugar and fat. I think lots of food-interested people agree: refined oils and wheat and sugar is bad for our health.
But what I really missed: there is not only one type, there are 7 different types of people that need different diets to be healthy. There are people that live great with lots of carbs ( other things as well, but no refined white flour!) - there are people that live great with lots of fat (beside other things), others need much less of this and much more fresh or cooked vegetables or fruits, seeds or nuts. And these knowledge ist 5'000 years old. It is glorious to find out what is the healthiest for yourself. By the way: the closest kind of fat like the braincells have is ghee, not bacon ;o)
May we all be brave, research and stand true to ourself and eat not all the bologna we are fed.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 5 months, 4 weeks ago | Edited 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Hi Ruth! Thanks for an awesome feedback. It's always been our belief that you can always choose what works best for your body. Always remember to choose organic fruit and vegetables, and products that source organic and fair-trade, minimally processed ingredients. Much love, Jasmin :)
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Jeroen Ashton | 6 months, 1 week ago
This left VERY confused. According to this, ALL vegetarian diets are wrong, and we are best back on a high-animal foods (and fruit) without oil and starch (especially wheat) our problem! TOTALLY a paleo/Atkins pomie!
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 6 months, 1 week ago
Hi Jeroen! Thank you for tuning in and commenting. This is an interesting point that you have raised and we hope you enjoy the other films we offer. Yours in wellness, Jasmin.
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