Facing the Fat

2009

Documentary / Drama / Family

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IMDb Rating 5.4 10 148

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1 hr 28 min
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Reviewed by DeeNine-2 6 / 10

Facing the truth would work better

Despite the fact there is something seriously wrong with this story I found the documentary very interesting, perhaps because (1) I wanted to find out how it ends. Does he stay with the water diet or give up or get hospitalized, or…? And how many pounds does he lose? (2) I wanted to find the fraud in the film, so to speak.

So I kept watching.

(WARNING: SPOILERS TO COME) Our hero Kenny Saylors not only manages to stay on a water-only diet for the planned 40 days, he re-ups for 15 more days in other to break the Guinness world record. He hooks up with a medical firm whose doctors and nurses weigh him, advise him, give him a physical and track his progress. (They get a little publicity from the film which Saylors directed with himself as the leading man.) He is seen again and again at places crawling with food, food, and more food: barbecues, restaurants, dinners with friends, etc. He even cooks. But he just smells the air and smiles, eating nothing.

He lost 44 pounds in 55 days. There are a couple of things fishy about this. (You should excuse the expression.) First, at his weight (something like 315 pounds to start) eating nothing for 55 days and only drinking water one would expect him to lose even more weight. Second, he said he only lost four pounds of muscle mass. That too is suspicious. Anyway he was denied the world record probably not because it would endanger others trying to break it (as claimed in the film), but I suspect because quite simply the Guinness people didn't believe him.

Addendum: sometime after the diet Saylors started gaining weight again so that in 2013 he weighed 465 pounds. But wait. On March of this year 2017 he weighed 473.4 pounds. His website Reinventing Kenny where he reports about and You Tubes his latest weigh loss adventures reads in part "Inspire. Motivate. Encourage. TRANSFORM!" Okay. I kind of like the guy. I like the way he has turned his weight problems into stories and apparently a nice enterprise. However extreme yo-yo dieting is dangerous and perhaps he should do his public a favor and guide them to professional people who can help them, if that is possible.

The truth is Saylors is a man who can go to extremes; in fact he apparently cannot live a normal life. I wish him the best and hope he can someday truly slay the dragon of insatiable appetite.

--Dennis Littrell, author of "The World Is No as We Think It Is"

Reviewed by oldjude 7 / 10

Kenny Saylors achieves what he sets out to do in this movie, in my opinion, which is to show people that they can do what they thought impossible.

Kenny Saylors achieves what he sets out to do in this movie, in my opinion, which is to show people that they can do what they thought impossible. I am a food-addict myself (though I have never been overweight due to health issues), and I know how reliant one becomes on food, when it is their crutch. They think that food is their only reliable friend...Kenny busts that myth apart.

The movie itself is packed with annoying clichés, but it's still done well and Kenny Saylors and his team should be applauded for their efforts, and for showing people that a lot of what health- professionals are taught and teach in the western world is bogus fabrication and based on keeping the lucrative fast food and medical industries thriving.

As someone who has embarked on water-fasts, myself (for health reasons, not weight reasons) I can say that it is truly an extremely difficult thing to do, particularly if like me and Kenny Saylors you use food as a means of comfort and stress-relief.

Reviewed by calpurnia-62329 3 / 10

Not one word about his future eating plan

He keeps talking about his health but never mentions what he is going to eat once he is back on food. In a few scenes he is seen salivating over terribly unhealthy food. He says the fast has not reduced his cravings for fatty food. I was shocked he never once mentioned what he was going to eat after the fast to keep losing weight or to maintain his weight. I was positive he was going to gain it all back. When the fast is over he is going to do 2 weeks of a juice fast. We again get no mention of his new lifestyle. This is just plain ridiculous! I just googled him and he gained it all back and then some. What a surprise! I wish I never ever watched this. To me the first day would be really hard but he never says "I'm starving" until about day 4.

I agree with the above reviewer who says he had to have lose more than 4 pounds of muscle. He had to be lazy and not exercise because it was dangerous to exercise. After 2 weeks of no food he had only lost 10 pounds. A 315 man who follows the weight watchers program can lost ten pounds the first two weeks. If he had gone on a 1500 calorie a day diet and exercised an hour a day he would have lost the same. I just can't condone stupidity. This was a total waste of time.

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