Diet Fiction

Diet Fiction

By Michal Siewierski

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2019-01-01
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 24min
  • Director: Michal Siewierski
  • iTunes Price: USD 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 0.99


This film exposes the most popular diets on the planet as well as several misconceptions about weight loss and nutrition. It follows the audacious filmmaker Michal Siewierski (Food Choices) in his treacherous journey into the controversial world of weight loss and dieting, as he uncovers several shocking facts and confronts common misconceptions, and misleading information propagated by the industry over the last several decades. Showing the often-devastating effects that obesity has on people’s lives and exposing the viewer to new disruptive ideas and science-based evidence that could potentially lead to long term sustainable weight loss and improved health.




  • Oh vegans

    By Tls108
    We weren't expecting the vegan diet propoganda. Any diet that pushes their "our way or the highway mentality" is in my opinion a waste of time and resources for the general population, and just not realistic or sustainable for most people. I knew it was going downhill when they actually inferred that exercising and use of olive oils was part of the problem. This documentary just wants me to be more vocal against vegans and how they try and push it on everyone else. I really believe that everyone should find the diet that works for them and makes them feel great. Funny how they said you can find any number of scientific studies on the internet to prove other diets work so it should be discounted, yet studies have shown the "plant-based diet" (yet another hypocritical red flag never using the word "vegan"). The only thing this "documentary" did was made me anti-vegan and pro-anything else - paleo, exercise, low-sugar, low-fat, keto. If it works for you go for it!
  • Great advice - eat your veggies

    By jlseattle74
    Sugar should be highly regulated. Veggies should be worked into the peoples diet in interesting and easy to get ways.
  • This "DOCUMENTARY" is a Total HOAX

    By xander77777
    This documentary is a TOTAL HOAX. It is clearly Funded by the SUGAR Industry! It's ONLY message is to CONFUSE people that SUGAR is the main reason for Weight gain. NOT FAT! and definitely NOT protein. Clearly SUGAR (and carbs) eaten in EXCESS are the ONLY reason that people get FAT. The goal of this documentary is to CONFUSE the non-science community of viewers so everyone keeps eating MORE SUGAR! And the SUGAR industry Maintains their PROFITS! It's all about the MONEY. It's all about the UN GODLY amount of monmey that the sugar Industry is pulling in every year by FOOLING as many viewers as they can!! Including this Documentary. It is a HOAX. I am a free standing MD (Medical Doctor) that deals with Obese patients and I have nothing to gain by posting this comment. When I finally convince my patients to understand that SUGAR and CARBS are the ENEMY of Obesity - then they ALL (100%) lose weight. It's VERY predictable. SUGAR is EVIL! And this Documentary - HOAX is EVIL. ONE day there will be a "Class Action" Law suit against the Sugar Industry - just like the Tobacco Industry - and all of this will be kept as EVIDENCE.
  • This is not a documentary

    By fatshaming
    I was wishing that I could "return" this rental about ten minutes into it, when I realized that it would never blossom into a true documentary, but would instead bounce from one person saying a couple of sentences to another, to another and another and then back to the first person who spoke (and so on). I kept waiting for a reasoned look at dieting in America, old fads, etc. That never happened. Here is this film in a nutshell: Eat a non-fat vegan diet.
  • Vagan? Not necessarily!

    By Patty5791
    This documentary unveils a lot of crazy stuff that’s going on in the United States Food Industry and Consumer regulations. Yes, they say veganism is the healthiest diet but they say it’s not necessary to go vegan in order to live healthier! As a fairly new immigrant from Europe, I can confirm that doctors in the USA are quick on solving issues with pills rather than proper diet. I can also confirm that fresh produce is incredibly expensive in the USA (compared to Europe), because everything is being imported, instead of locally grown. The veggies that are locally grown are used for cattle or get thrown into ready-meals that end up being unhealthy at the end (frozen meals). Watch it and take away one or the other healthy lifestyle advice. You can see yourself go vegan? Excellent! I can’t, so I am limiting myself to eat meat only when I go out or when I’m invited. 👍🏼
  • Loved it

    By Johnny Hoel
    There is so much confusion and misinformation these days around healthy eating. Great to hear from doctors, nutritionists, and scientists about what the actual science says - not some new fad from people with something to sell or other interests. Loved it.
  • Getting back to basics!

    By ErmixJudy
    We love to hear good news about our bad habits but this documentary tells it like it is. Don’t look for the latest fad or trend, get back to basics and science. Stuff we probably all know deep down but the films lays it out in a simple motivational way. I cant think of a better way to start 2019 than following the films advice. This approach to health has changed my, and my families life, and is worth your time!
  • 2 hour long "eat your veg" infomercial

    By ccarpio
    Not saying they are wrong (or right) but this is a 2-hour vegetarian lifestyle infomercial and they should be paying us to watch it. The trailer and description are misleading hence the 1 star.
  • Soundtrack relentless

    By get bit
    I am watching this film and will finish it, but I have to take breaks because the jittery-washing-machine background “music” makes me want to scream. In places, it actually overwhelms the voices — which have valuable information to convey — and it. Never. Lets. Up. I’ve made it to the last 15 minutes. I don’t know if I can keep going.
  • Vegan propaganda

    By mac_hine82
    This is like What The Health 2.0. Same vegan doctors telling the public that meat is dangerous and unhealthy. Look around, we have been cutting out animal products sense the 70’s and everyone is getting sicker. Our dietary guidelines are already influenced by them. One thing I will agree on in this movie is don’t eat processed food.