Saturday Night Bieber

…that’s what I would name this post if I spent Saturday night watching the Justin Beiber movie. But I didn’t. As far as you know.

Last night, the hubs and I broke the “Saturday cycle” of going out, drinking multiple $10 drinks, and then inevitably ordering a pizza at 2am when we stayed up so late that we realized we haven’t eaten in 8 hours and are starving. Then we regret eating that pizza when we wake up in the morning, but that lasts about 15 seconds until we decide to finish the rest of the pizza for breakfast.

First up, we nerded out and played a few hours of Marvel Ultimate Alliance on the 360. (Playing a game for over 2 hours and not getting one achievement? NOT cool.)

We started playing this game over 3 years ago and it’s been 3 years since we played it last, so we’re obviously extremely committed to finishing it.

You can play a lot of the different Marvel characters in this game. I play with Thor, not based on his awesome powers, but because Thor was sort of in the movie Adventures in Babysitting. < —– total girly girl

Looking at this picture now, I realize it was a lot cooler in 1987.

After we got our game on for a few hours, we watched the documentary Fat Head by Tom Naughton. Has anyone seen this?

Naughton basically debunks what Morgan Spurlock did in Super Size Me. I didn’t buy everything he had to say, but the movie did make you think. Here is an overview of what Fat Head talks about:

The obesity “epidemic” has been wildly exaggerated by the CDC. People the government classifies as “overweight” have longer lifespans than people classified as “normal weight.” Having low cholesterol is unhealthy. Lowfat diets can lead to depression and type II diabetes. Saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease — but sugars, starches and processed vegetable oils do. (source)

One of the things I found interesting is how in Super Size Me, Spurlock’s doctor said he had to eat 6000 calories a day to gain the weight that he did. When Tom Naughton added up the calories to all his meals…they didn’t even come close to 6000 even if Spurlock had super sized all of them (which he didn’t, he only super sized 9 of them). So, he had to be getting additional calories somewhere else.

Naughton tried to get a hold of Spurlock and all sorts of people associated with him to get a copy of his food diary but was refused.

Anyway, Naughton did essentially the same thing as Spurlock, but didn’t super size anything and didn’t eat fries. (He kept his carb intake around 100g a day and his caloric intake around 2000). He didn’t change his workout routine, which was walking 3 days a week, but he did eat plenty of bacon double cheeseburgers and chicken fingers. 

After a month, he lost 12 lbs, his cholesterol went down considerably, and his body fat decreased by several percentages, proving the fast food industry isn’t to blame for the obesity epidemic.

If anything, the movie gives you a lot to think about.

And while we’re on the topic of movies, I noticed this was playing at a theatre near me.

Just in case you didn’t get enough of Lord of the Dance NOT in 3D.

Has anyone else seen Fat Head? What did you think? (Take this time to admit if you’ve seen the Justin Beiber movie too. It’s ok. No one will judge you. Out loud.)

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  1. I haven’t seen Fat Head, but it looks interesting. I wasn’t a big fan of Super Size Me, I remember being forced to watch it our nutrition class years ago. The information is interesting but just the thought of eating so much MickyD’s just grosses me out a little!

  2. I did watch Super Size Me, but I have not heard of Fat Head. I’ll have to check it out!

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