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cnjg6677cnjg6677 Member Posts: 175 Member Member Posts: 175 Member
What is your thoughts about this
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  • cnjg6677cnjg6677 Member Posts: 175 Member Member Posts: 175 Member
    Anyone see this
  • riffraff2112riffraff2112 Member Posts: 1,753 Member Member Posts: 1,753 Member
    I watched about half of it. Fell asleep (it wasn't boring but I was real tired). Brought up some interesting points and made me consider giving a more plant based diet a try just to see if I would notice any fitness gains. It is something I have considered doing for awhile anyway as I find my energy levels are not what I would like them to be.
    edited October 2019
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,516 Member Member Posts: 1,516 Member
    I’ve just watched it this morning and for me it makes as much of a point about food production sustainability as it does about eating for sports performance. Although that aspect of it is pretty compelling too. If I were younger and athletically minded I’d be on board for that alone.

    I’ve been vegetarian for some years (plus intermittently since leaving home about 40 years ago) and I’ve been thinking of extending into veganism more recently anyway. That documentary has certainly pushed me a whole lot closer to that. I now feel slightly guilty that I eat cheese and eggs, which are the only 2 things I’d really miss, I think.

    I’m not sure the food sustainability message is going to change things fast enough to avoid the inevitable but my personal intention is to do my part!

  • Rebecca102419Rebecca102419 Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    I thought the documentary was very insightful :)
  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,980 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,980 Member
    Huh.. plant based diets. Well, they can be effect weight loss tools and maintenance. As long as It is mostly whole foods. Most like a LED. As far as gaining muscle. As long as someone is breaking the Leucine threshold. They can gain muscle. Optimal for muscle gains? Not sure.
  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,980 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,980 Member
    NovusDies wrote: »
    It is best to stick to common sense than be influenced by a biased and for-profit documentary. They can make all kinds of outlandish claims because even if it creates a controversy that is good for profit.

    Not much common sense in the world today.
    Very sad.

    I agree. Had to listen to the film today to comment. It is propaganda, buuuut, if it gets people to replace higher energy dense hyperprocessed food with lower energy dense whole plant foods... what's the worst?
  • SilentpadnaSilentpadna Member Posts: 1,305 Member Member Posts: 1,305 Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    NovusDies wrote: »
    It is best to stick to common sense than be influenced by a biased and for-profit documentary. They can make all kinds of outlandish claims because even if it creates a controversy that is good for profit.

    QFT. Same goes for most books. If you want hard science stick to actual peer reviewed studies and articles.

    Actually because of the herd mentality of peers, the process, and need for funding, you really have to also be wary of those. If there were peer reviews 500 years ago, nobody would have ever believed or funded an expedition around the world. (Hyperbole I know, but peer review, while great is not the be-all, end-all).
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 23,867 Member Member Posts: 23,867 Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    I'm pretty leery of any "documentary", particularly if it's related to nutrition, politics, or religion. In my experience, most have an agenda and data and information is cherry picked to suit that agenda. You can usually find another "documentary" that is the polar opposite of the other and sounds just as convincing.

    Yes, here's another clearly biased sourced talking about the biases of the film: https://www.beefmagazine.com/beef/why-schwarzenegger-s-game-changers-documentary-dangerous

  • cnjg6677cnjg6677 Member Posts: 175 Member Member Posts: 175 Member
    Thanks for all the input
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Member, Premium Posts: 6,980 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,980 Member
    I watched it last night. I thought it was interesting. I always watch these shows with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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