Free showing of “Unsupersize Me” movie about obesityby Carolyn Classen on Sep. 07, 2013, under Arts, Health, Life
Sunday, September 8 at 3:00pm
Admission Free — at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway
Presented by Healthy You Network, Consuming for Change and Lovin’ Spoonfuls
With director Juan-Carlos Francisco Asse and subject Tracy Ryan in person
Unsupersize Me documents the inspiring story of Juan-Carlos Asse, owner of Zen Fitness, a personal training studio in Gainesville, Florida and his quest to prove that a whole foods, plant based diet coupled with an exercise regimen is capable of remarkably and rapidly improving the health of any and every individual. Asse takes his lifelong passions of fitness and nutrition setting out to demonstrate what he has witnessed in his training studio time and time again. The plant based diet with exercise is the most effective and expeditious way to obtain optimal health.
Asse embarks on a journey with Tracy Ryan, a woman who has been morbidly obese her entire life, guiding her from poor health to a new life, one she could have never envisioned. Watch the amazing transformation as Ryan loses 200 pounds in a single year! The film reveals an interesting twist divulging Asse’s past, a seven year sentence served in federal prison for drug charges. While in prison, Asse committed himself to the study and mastery of nutrition and fitness. He uses his incarceration experience to help motivate Ryan. Ryan, once entrapped by her own unhealthy body, escapes her imprisonment and ultimately regains her life. Ryan metamorphoses from a 345 lb. inactive woman burdened by her weight to a healthy, active woman climbing mountains and running half marathons, a woman living life to its fullest. (Dir. by Juan-Carlos Francisco Asse, 2013, USA, 76 mins., Not Rated) Digital
With the American Medical Association (AMA) recently classifying obesity as a disease in America, this would be a timely movie for many who are battling weight problems, or those who know someone who is. The large food portions we are served at restaurants, and the type of diet that Americans are eating is disturbing, so seeing this movie may assist all of us to learn more about healthy nutrition and exercising more to lose weight.