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 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99


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.



  • Great Doc!

    By FMMCGC1974
    Sick of the paleo and keto carnies. Honestly tired of hearing how many people are scared of fruit and vegetables. The truth is America is the sickest it’s ever been and bashing the vegans isn’t the solution to your health issues. So anyone who bashes this documentary and says it’s a vegan propaganda is just miserable, probably dealing with health issues and they can’t handle to hear their bad habits are killing them. And they are typically lazy sad people in general! Go veggies!
  • Diet Fiction is itself a fiction LOL

    By Balepik
    The movie claims the latest research shows one thing while it actually shows another. Do your own research and dont be fooled by an "M.D." title of out of touch with the latest research doctors. The latest research shows that low-carb is the way to go, not the other way around. We've already tried the low-fat way in the last few decades and the results? Obesity epidemic! The problem with veganism and similar diets is that nobody got time and patients to prepare all those elaborate vegan meals so they go back to processed foods. Low-carb diets means you put a steak in a pan, cook it, and you are set for the day. It's more sustainable in the long run for weight loss than buying all the ingridients for vegan meal, hauling them to your home, preparing food from them for like an hour or two, and then eating it for another hour or two - hey its a lot of food, like the movie said.
  • Fantastic

    By jman06
    Great controversial information. It’s true, being on a Keto for the long term is NOT healthy. At all. It works to shed weight, most definitely, but it is not a “lifestyle”. People become converted to Keto because it truly works but it is not ultimately “heathy” for your cardiovascular system at all. The people who give this a low score is because they are following a Keto “diet” - keep that in mind as you watch the movie. The honest truth is that 85% people on Keto “diets” give up after 6 months and revert back. 95% revert back after 12 months. It’s not long-term sustainable...or healthy.
  • Terrible

    By Starksy&Hutch
    Terrible. The whole purpose of this movie was to counter the Keto or any low carb high fat movement.
  • Information

    By @productfitbiz
    Informative but could have done without the systemic conspiracy theory parts at the end. Also would have liked more information on Intermittent Fasting and recommendations on how to learn more about discerning good research from the bad.
  • I Want My Money Back!!!

    By Playfirst fan
    While I agree that this film had a lot of good information- I feel the blatant agenda of Veganism overshadowed the useful education. I knew it was going south about halfway through when they downplayed exercise. Also, how can the CEO of Whole Foods comment about the negative affects of olive oil and refined sugars? Has he not been in his store lately?!? I mean peanut brittle by the pounds. HELLO. You can’t preach one way and represent another even in the name of the mighty dollar. I didn’t buy into your plant base - anything that comes from an animal will kill you - agenda. I however do agree that large portions of fruits, vegetables and legumes are an absolute necessity for a healthy lifestyle. At least the film got that right! All in all if you want another agenda driven film shoved down your throat, this is the one for you!
  • Kind of a let down

    By Shelbybrooke206
    I really rallied behind this film and wanted it to blow my mind. But I left feeling just as confused as when I began or maybe more so even. Also low key bashing Keto and paleo and several other diets/lifestyles that have worked for so many ppl and saying plant based diets is the only way to eat isn’t realistic. And whose to say they are wrong. I’m not a dr or scientist, and some of the info was good but the majority I was like mmmmm yahhhhhh I don’t fully agree with this. Idk it just left me a bit disappointed.
  • Fantastic documentary - don't let the anti-vegans scare you from watching it!

    By Dyane Harwood
    This is an excellent, informative production—it's definitely worth one's time. I watched the filmmaker Michal Siewierski's previous production "Food Choices" and I was impressed with it. I knew this film would be outstanding and I was right. I can't recommend it highly enough!
  • Excellent movie - must watch

    By Da Mangoman
    Once again, director Michal Siewierski delivers an excellent movie about the dangers of conventional weight loss advice, and highlights the power of a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. I highly recommend watching this movie if you’re interested in losing weight permanently, and done with fad diets that cause you to yo-yo, lose energy, and feel terrible. Most importantly, if you’re looking for a way to reduce your chronic disease risk once and for all, THIS MOVIE WILL TEACH YOU HOW. A must watch!
  • Makes sense!

    By Ernestotanssongutierrez
    A highly recommended documentary show!