226: Tom Naughton’s ‘FAT HEAD’ Turns The Tables On ‘Supersize Me’


Hello and welcome back to your favorite health and nutrition podcast The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore! Today, Jimmy talks with and proudly introduces you to a documentarian (and comedian) named Tom Naughton.

Tom has a real beef with Morgan Spurlock, the infamous creator of Supersize Me. As you may recall, Spurlock’s claim to fame made the assertion that fast food specifically from McDonald’s is leading the U.S. into an obesity epidemic by offering unhealthy, addictive food and pushing larger and larger food servings. In contrast, though, Tom Naughton’s response documentary, FAT HEAD, claims that this is “a load of bologna!”

We hear from Tom in today’s interview about some of the key themes of FAT HEAD: namely that it shows that obesity is NOT an epidemic, is overdiagnosed, is not a disease and is not a death sentence. Further, with the help of some key low-carb consultants Dr. Mike Eades and Gary Taubes, he shows that it is very possible to lose weight AND improve your health markers on a purely fast food diet by simply applying some common sense and avoiding insulin triggering menu items.

– Order Tom Naughton’s documentary film FAT HEAD The Movie
Official FAT HEAD The Movie web site
FAT HEAD The Movie YouTube videos (FREE clips from the film)

5 Responses to 226: Tom Naughton’s ‘FAT HEAD’ Turns The Tables On ‘Supersize Me’
  1. Rebecca Latham
    November 5, 2010 | 7:30 pm

    Hi, Jimmy!

    I was just listening to the interview and really enjoying it, too, but it freezes at 36:41, and even when I download it, it does the same. Boy I would love to here the second half!


    • Jimmy Moore
      November 6, 2010 | 10:47 am

      Hmmmm, I just took a look at this and it’s working fine. Not sure what’s happening, Rebecca.

  2. Richard
    December 14, 2010 | 4:31 pm

    I can testify to the fact that one can eat out at restaurants, and lose weight. I get most of my food intake from restaurants. I eat out nearly 3 times a day, and by following the principles of restricting carbohydrates (i.e. taking the bread off the hamburgers, not eating the fries, not drinking soda, not eating potatoes, rice, or pasta) I was able to lose nearly 50 lbs in about 5 months. So yes, you can eat out very frequently and lose weight.

  3. Carlos Rix
    December 27, 2010 | 1:37 pm

    Great interview! I really liked the ideas you guys shared. I have already written to Mr Naughton to ask permission to translate the videos he put on Youtube so more Brazilians may enjoy his lecture with the subtitles. I will pay close attention to your blog too. In fact I have just send it’s link to my friends via facebook. TKS.

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