We all know that movies are a great way to relax and unwind on a Friday night, especially while curled up on the couch with a healthy snack. Even if you don’t believe it, movies can provide motivation for your weight loss efforts if you know where to look.
And so we’ve gathered the best six movies about losing weight, which we can watch to feel good about ourselves, be inspired by, laugh at, and maybe even cry a little. Make yourself comfortable, get some air-popped popcorn, and settle in for the ride.
Drama is the genre. Elizabeth Sampson, Deidra Edwards, Staci Lawrence and Ryan C. Benson star. No rating has been given for this work. On the subject of eating disorders, Disfigured tells the story of two young women, Lydia and Darcy, who are both severely overweight or underweight.
After Darcy, a recovering anorexic, joins Lydia’s “Fat Acceptance Group,” they develop an unlikely friendship. What Makes It Worth Watching: As a film about body image, Disfigured explores the struggles of women on opposite ends of the spectrum who share a common problem: deep body dissatisfaction.
2. Shallow Hal
comical movies of all kinds Jason Alexander and Joe Viterelli are among the film’s cast. The movie has a PG-13 rating. About: Shallow Hal has spent his entire life pursuing and dating women purely based on their physical attractiveness.. Even with the “curse” placed on him by a motivational speaker, he still falls in love with a 300-pound woman because of the inner beauty she possesses.
What Makes It Worth Watching: While it’s critical to shed pounds and improve one’s health, the focus shouldn’t be solely on appearance. The advantages it has for our health are far more significant. The message of this film is that having a positive body image is more important than looking like a supermodel, no matter what.
3. Heavy Weights
Family/Comedy is the genre. Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller, and David Goldman all appear. The following video is rated PG-13. About: Gerry, a young teenage boy, is sent to a fat camp by his parents in the film Heavy Weights.
The camp begins well, but soon a deranged personal trainer takes control and subjects the children to torturous workouts. The trainer is eventually imprisoned by Gerry and his friends, who eat a lot of junk food and get sick as a result. A camp counselor intervenes and motivates the prisoners to start eating healthier and exercising. What Makes It Worth Watching: Probably the most important lesson this film imparts is that there is no such thing as good or bad in extremes.
When the personal trainer made them lose weight in extreme ways, the boys were miserable and defiant, and they were just as miserable when they ate junk food and became ill as a result. However, they lost weight and discovered happiness after beginning a healthy eating and exercise regimen that included moderation. A common sense, healthy eating approach is what we recommend at Diet-to-Go when it comes to weight loss.
Drama is the genre. Paula Patton, Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique and Mariah Carey are among the film’s stars. R is the appropriate rating for this film. According to the story, Claireece Precious Jones, a fat and illiterate teen about to give birth to her second child, is accepted into an alternative high school where she hopes to change her life for the better after giving birth to her first child. Precious has been subjected to all kinds of abuse throughout her life, but going to the alternative school gives her a chance to get away from it all.
What Makes It Effective: This is a heavy film. It’s heartfelt and, by the time it’s over, most of us are crying. It does, however, convey an important message: despite the odds, tenacity and willpower can lead to success. It’s a message we can all use on our own weight loss journeys. If Precious can overcome overwhelming odds and transform her life, then surely we can as well.
5. To Be Fat Like Me
Drama is the genre. Melissa Halstrom, Michael Phenicie and Rachel Cairns round out the cast. Injuries to Aly force her to participate in an amateur documentary film project in the hopes of winning money to help pay for her college education.
For the film, Aly dons a fat suit and tries to prove that a person’s character can overcome their physical appearance. It doesn’t take her long to realize how difficult life can be for those who are overweight, and she also picks up some valuable life lessons in the process. What Makes It Worth Watching: To Be Fat Like Me teaches acceptance and how to support others in a positive way when they are trying to lose weight or change who they are.
Drama is the genre. Mel Rodriguez, Ashley Lauren, Jason Dugre, and Charlene Amoia appear, among others. Fat is about a man named Ken who refuses to change his eating and exercise habits despite numerous warnings from his doctors that he’s headed for an early grave. It’s only through Ken’s chance encounter with love, however, that his outlook on life is forced to change.
What Makes It Worth Watching: “Fat” tells the story of a struggle that many of us have faced: a reluctance to change our eating habits, even when we know it’s making us sick. In the end, however, it’s Ken’s decision to turn things around that shows we can change no matter how adamant we are about not doing so.
7. Super Size Me
the documentary style of film Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, and Dania Abu-Rmaileh star in this documentary. The following is an ungraded review: There is a lot of information in Super Size Me about the fast food industry and the harm it causes to people. Filmmaker and star Morgan Spurlock eats exclusively at McDonald’s for a month, and the film documents the impact on his health and the company’s insatiable desire to make money at any cost.
If you want to see how much the fast food and junk food industries have taken over our lives and how much it has cost us, this is the film for you. A film like this will make you angry and feel totally deceived by brands that you’ve known all your life…………………….. However, on the plus side, this is the type of movie that will increase your drive for change and increase your willingness to adapt.
Caitlin H. Author Bio: Community Manager at Diet-to-Go She’s also a die-hard runner who works as a community manager for Diet-to-Go. For her, connecting with others online and leading an active, healthy lifestyle are two of the most important goals in life. Moderation, according to her, is the key to weight loss success, and people can achieve this by following a sensible healthy eating and exercise regimen.