The Associated Press picks up on a number of anti-Spurlocks who did the 30-day experiment and actually lost weight.
Morgan, from Raleigh, thought the documentary had unfairly targeted the world's largest restaurant company, implying that the obese were victims of a careless corporate giant. People are responsible for what they eat, she said, not restaurants. The problem with a McDonald's-only diet isn't what's on the menu, but the choices made from it, she said.And there's the rub. Spurlock insists he was trying to eat McDonalds the way most people do, not the way responsible people do. But why is it McDonalds' fault that many people consume its product in excess? And if it is McDonalds' fault, what's the solution? The only answer to that question seems to be "take the high-calorie stuff off the menu."
Which sort of proves the point. The aim of public health advocates like Spurlock isn't to encourage people to make better choices. It's to take the bad choices away from everyone.