The series characterizes obesity in the U.S. as a national epidemic and underscores the consequences of not confronting the problem. Connections are made between weight gain and genetics, lifestyle choices, socio-economic factors, government decisions, low-cost manufacturing trends, and marketing. Ways to live a healthier lifestyle and lose weight are also discussed.
Contains images of various surgeries, including gastric bypass surgery, plus people handling diseased organs. Blood is shown being drawn from individuals participating in weight and nutrition studies.
Contains images of fine art paintings that feature male and female nudes.
Words like "crap" are audible, but only on rare occasion.
Kaiser Permanente is one of the sponsors of the series. Fast food restaurants like McDonalds, KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and others are shown. Labels for things like Kit Kats, Coca-Cola, Smuckers, Gatorade, and other foods are also visible. Contains references to diet plans like Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, and others. Shows like The Biggest Loser are discussed. All of these are presented within context.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Smoking is discussed. Online multimedia presentations feature archived images of smoking. The use of prescription drugs to combat blood pressure and other weight-related chronic diseases are discussed. The injection of insulin is shown.