Fat

Fat

What No One Is Telling You

DVD - 2007
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This documentary explains our psychological responses to food, shares new scientific knowledge about hunger, eating, and human metabolic operation. Shows how external pressures such as oversized restaurant portions and the unending barrage of food advertisements make fighting fat so difficult. Also features real Americans telling their stories about the biological barriers, cultural habits, and economic realities contributing to their struggle to get fit.
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA?] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2007
ISBN: 9780793693443
0793693446
Branch Call Number: DVD 616.398 FAT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Bubba_Louie
Nov 24, 2019

Now, I would never say that this "Fat" documentary came anywhere near to being a top-of-the-line presentation that satisfactorily addressed the all-important issue of "Obesity" - But, all the same - It certainly did open this viewer's eyes to how really widespread this mega-serious eating disorder actually is (and not just as it exists in America).

Not only does this 90-minute documentary take a sweeping look at the psychological, physiological, and the environmental factors connected with human obesity - But, it also features several interesting "before-and-after" scenarios of those who successfully kicked the over-eating habit for good. (In some cases - Before it actually killed them)

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NeoNoir
Nov 20, 2019

And, the truth is - (Just like Anorexia Nervosa) - Obesity is yet another seriously problematic eating disorder that affects millions and millions of people (male, female, trans) the world over and makes them a literal slave to food.

Yes. I will admit that this 90-minute PBS presentation is definitely on the dry and repetitive side - But, that does not (in any way) diminish the overall seriousness and relevance of its dire message where it would appear that there are people out there who (instead of starving away to nothing) are, pretty much, eating themselves to death.

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FaylinaMeir
Mar 06, 2015

Maybe I'm missing something because I couldn't stand to watch the whole dvd but this just seems like a bunch of fat people, complaining they are fat, trying to make excuses and rationalize they're fat and not make it their fault.
The annoying teenager with the radio program for example: no attempt at taking responsibility for his fatness. Wanted to get surgery as a quick fix.
The annoying comedian with a borderline exercising disorder (working out in 3-4 layers of clothes to sweat). Listening to them glorify bad foods.

No thanks, if I wanted to listen to people complain about being fat I'd just go sit at the Walmart for a few hours, you see plenty of it.

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user2020
Jan 01, 2015

- Fat: What No One Is Telling You (including the makers of this documentary)
- this doc provides no relevant information on the common physiological reasons of weight gain.
- it offers no legitimately known solution to people who have weight issues (I recommend viewing the Fat Head documentary).
- it talks in circles and goes nowhere productive for the viewer.
- Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD instills the idea that weight gain is a mysterious phenomenon that is so complex that there is not hope for man or science to understand it within the next 200 years.
- Fat: suggests that the only thing overweight people can do in the hopes of losing weight is to exercise endlessly but even this will be futile.
- Fat: promotes medical surgery as the only solution and coincidently the GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company was behind the making of this video.
- Fat: features the controversial Dr. Nancy Snyderman who is mostly about show business. Snyderman has a history of dishing out harmful and dangerous medical advice. Snyderman increases corporate profits which in turn increase her own.
- Kaplan is manipulating with much that he said, he is very misleading, buyer beware.
- overall this is an unhealthy video for the unwitting

aaa5756 Aug 10, 2013

PBS has done it again very well done documentary. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse, seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see."P.S I'm also overweight"

mrsgail5756 Aug 10, 2013

Great documentary PBS showed the side of a very complex issue with sensitivity. A must see for anybody trying to understand this issue!!!!!!!

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aaa5756 Aug 09, 2013

“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell

aaa5756 Aug 09, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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