This film exposes the most popular diets on the planet as well as several misconceptions about weight loss and nutrition. It follows the audacious filmmaker Michal Siewierski (Food Choices) in his treacherous journey into the controversial world of weight loss and dieting, as he uncovers several shocking facts and confronts common misconceptions, and misleading information propagated by the industry over the last several decades. Showing the often-devastating effects that obesity has on people’s lives and exposing the viewer to new disruptive ideas and science-based evidence that could potentially lead to long term sustainable weight loss and improved health.
Why your diet doesn't work. Follow filmmaker Michal Siewierski in his journey into the controversial world of weight loss and dieting, as he uncovers several shocking facts and confronts common misconceptions, and misleading information propagated by the industry over the last several decades. Showing the often-devastating effects that obesity has on people's lives and exposing new disruptive ideas and science based evidence that could potentially lead to long term sustainable weight loss and improved health.. Diet Fiction Wiki
To those who say they down played exercise....I didn’t get that at all. They said exercise isn’t going to save your health when you devour pizza, burgers, chips, soda, sweets. Duh!!!!! Everyone wants the quick fix -pop a diet pill or try the next hot diet. If anything this movie was common sense.
I’ve been following the whole food, plant based lifestyle for a while now and I absolutely love it! This documentary is perfect for anyone who wants to feel better, be healthier and experience life to the fullest, all thanks to the wonderful things that the beautiful veggies, fruits, grains and legumes have to offer. We need more films like this to reach a wider audience.
This is a very opinionated would like to be documentary. The profesionals intervied and giving their opinion are questionable at best, but better not listened to, for their opinions are either general knowledge or not very profound and meaningful. Furthermore, statements are made how bad big food business is - and I agree they are -but very few solutions re given of how to avoid them. I had really high hopes for this movie, but the amature nature of ifs does not go down as a 'watch worthy' documentary in book - just say no and do not watch ist!
I found a lot of the information and perspectives to be very helpful, and I'm certain it will impact my approach to food. Be aware that a lot of "big food" conspiracy theories are included. While these likely contain some elements of truth, few of the claims are supported at all - or they're supported with flawed logic. I feel like those theories were unnecessary, as they negatively impact the credibility of the entire film. About 30 minutes in, it becomes clear that the film is advocating for a vegan diet, but some of the doctors interview do admit you don't have to be vegan to be healthy.
We weren't expecting the vegan diet propoganda. Any diet that pushes their "our way or the highway mentality" is in my opinion a waste of time and resources for the general population, and just not realistic or sustainable for most people. I knew it was going downhill when they actually inferred that exercising and use of olive oils was part of the problem. This documentary just wants me to be more vocal against vegans and how they try and push it on everyone else. I really believe that everyone should find the diet that works for them and makes them feel great. Funny how they said you can find any number of scientific studies on the internet to prove other diets work so it should be discounted, yet studies have shown the "plant-based diet" (yet another hypocritical red flag never using the word "vegan"). The only thing this "documentary" did was made me anti-vegan and pro-anything else - paleo, exercise, low-sugar, low-fat, keto. If it works for you go for it!
Sugar should be highly regulated. Veggies should be worked into the peoples diet in interesting and easy to get ways.
This documentary is a TOTAL HOAX. It is clearly Funded by the SUGAR Industry! It's ONLY message is to CONFUSE people that SUGAR is the main reason for Weight gain. NOT FAT! and definitely NOT protein. Clearly SUGAR (and carbs) eaten in EXCESS are the ONLY reason that people get FAT. The goal of this documentary is to CONFUSE the non-science community of viewers so everyone keeps eating MORE SUGAR! And the SUGAR industry Maintains their PROFITS! It's all about the MONEY. It's all about the UN GODLY amount of monmey that the sugar Industry is pulling in every year by FOOLING as many viewers as they can!! Including this Documentary. It is a HOAX. I am a free standing MD (Medical Doctor) that deals with Obese patients and I have nothing to gain by posting this comment. When I finally convince my patients to understand that SUGAR and CARBS are the ENEMY of Obesity - then they ALL (100%) lose weight. It's VERY predictable. SUGAR is EVIL! And this Documentary - HOAX is EVIL. ONE day there will be a "Class Action" Law suit against the Sugar Industry - just like the Tobacco Industry - and all of this will be kept as EVIDENCE.
I was wishing that I could "return" this rental about ten minutes into it, when I realized that it would never blossom into a true documentary, but would instead bounce from one person saying a couple of sentences to another, to another and another and then back to the first person who spoke (and so on). I kept waiting for a reasoned look at dieting in America, old fads, etc. That never happened. Here is this film in a nutshell: Eat a non-fat vegan diet.
This documentary unveils a lot of crazy stuff that’s going on in the United States Food Industry and Consumer regulations. Yes, they say veganism is the healthiest diet but they say it’s not necessary to go vegan in order to live healthier! As a fairly new immigrant from Europe, I can confirm that doctors in the USA are quick on solving issues with pills rather than proper diet. I can also confirm that fresh produce is incredibly expensive in the USA (compared to Europe), because everything is being imported, instead of locally grown. The veggies that are locally grown are used for cattle or get thrown into ready-meals that end up being unhealthy at the end (frozen meals). Watch it and take away one or the other healthy lifestyle advice. You can see yourself go vegan? Excellent! I can’t, so I am limiting myself to eat meat only when I go out or when I’m invited. 👍🏼
There is so much confusion and misinformation these days around healthy eating. Great to hear from doctors, nutritionists, and scientists about what the actual science says - not some new fad from people with something to sell or other interests. Loved it.
Although I didn’t find anything particularly new, as a nutritional science researcher, it is a good overview of the fact that a whole food/plant-based diet can not only treat (& even cure) many chronic diseases, it prevents them from ever occurring in the first place. It’s objective science, not merely anecdotes nor industry-funded propaganda. (The doc., itself, is not terribly engaging, and the background musical “hum” is distracting. My husband said, about 30 min’s in, “I keep waiting for the actual movie to start...like this is all a preview,” and I understand what he means. There isn’t a direction, but rather a bunch of interview snippets grouped by topic. FWIW, I respond better to a different style of documentary.)
This movie is promoting many of the same old lies we've heard again and agin, and that have been debunked (See Nin Teicholt's "Big Fat Lies") such as that saturated fats are bad, that a low fat diet is healthy, and that it's all about the "calorie balance" (calories in/calories out). It promotes "whole foods" of course but doesn't address the fact that a high carb diet (read low fat) leads to insulin resistance deseases and inflamation, and that vegetable oils (read un-saturated fats) are toxic. This documentary is pop science garbage. Read Big Fat Lies, and Gary Taubes' Good Calories, Bad Calories to learn the truth. Also, the stock footage is cringeworthy.
Didn't get to watch it as it didn't download properly on my iPad. No recourse so I get I am out of the money. My personal trainer recommended it.