Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hungry For Change

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE   ß Click to go watch the trailer and then watch the film!

Free instant access online through March 31.  Please go watch it.  It could change your life.  Really.

It starts out talking about what our current food industry is doing to our bodies.  Moves on to how we can improve our health through the foods we choose to eat.  Ends with important lessons on loving yourself.  

I took a lot of notes while watching it and I'm going to share them here.  Watch it for yourself and take your own notes- see what sticks with you.  


“As long as you are starving on a nutritional basis, your body is going to stay hungry- to get those nutrients.” 
The foods throughout our markets are high calorie, low nutrient.  We are overfed but starving to death because we don’t provide nutrition to our bodies.

“We left farms and moved to cities…”

“We aren’t eating food anymore. We are eating food-like products.  And they are adorned, they are made to look better and smell better and be presented so people are attracted to them. And they are made to have a long shelf life… The objective is not to give you a healthy product.  It’s to give you a product that will make you buy it, will last long, and will make a lot of profit for the company making it.”

“Our bodies were not designed to sit at desks under fluorescent lights in a cubicle and chow down on processed junk food all day long.”

Studying obesity- you study mice. But there aren’t fat mice. You have to make them fat.  How do you make them fat? MSG.  Google “MSG obesity induced mice.”  MSG is in 80% of all processed foods in grocery stores and restaurants- and it is addictive.

Sugar, snacks, soda, diet soda will give you that momentary feeling of euphoria as the sugar impacts your brain but then it drops off and you start searching for that hit again.

Diet cola- deadly combination of caffeine and aspartame.  The combo actually creates a buzz in your brain cell- right before the brain cell dies.  Aspartame causes formaldehyde build up in the brain, can causes headaches and migraines, cognitive problems, and can even lead to cancer. 

America loves an enemy- deploy all its forces against it. We started becoming fat so fat became the enemy.  But we replaced the fat with sugars and carbohydrates and we became the most obese country in the world.
Food kills more people than any drug around the world.

Fit For Life (book)
Juice Master (book)

“When my body wanted to be fat, I could not lose the weight.”

First step: detox
  • -          Green veggies, rich in chlorophyll
  • -          Chia seeds, aloe vera, seaweed (plants that produce gel fibers)
  • -          Parsley & cilantro (parsley cleanses the blood supply, cilantro moves metals out- like mercury from fish)
  • -          Water
  • -          Sunlight

To improve your health, include these types of foods:
  • -          6-8 servings of veggies & fruits (vegetable juicing- celery & cucumber as base then add kale, collards, etc)
  • -          Need more raw veggies & fruits
  • -          Juicing- easier to absorb, “fast food” (fast to make, fast to absorb into cells)


Properly fermented foods are important!  Yogurt, kimchee, sauerkraut.

Exercise- increases the feel good hormones (the same as what we seek from junk food)

Laugh more to decrease the stress hormones!

Power of Visualization

“Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.”  Anthony Robbins.

“Let us love you until you love yourself.”

Love Yourself

“I accept myself unconditionally right now.”  ß THE MESSAGE OF MY SERMON!!!

Loving yourself is hardcore science!

Where does my food come from? What went into the food in terms of compassion? What is my intention of doing with the food- will I be using it to fuel the good things I do?


If you think you are helping your waistline by eating meal shakes or bars, by drinking a diet soda, by eating whole grain cereal with skim milk, by buying fat free anything... think again!  This is a message I've tried putting into words so many times.  Please watch this film.  And then come share our thoughts and feelings.  

Next week- I'm going to delve into the world of juicing.  I'm ready, I'm excited!  Watching this film gave me a spark that I needed to take that next step to get fully back on track!  Weight Watchers got me started but it encourages low fat, fat free, reduced calorie, 100 calorie packs... I want to be back on a mostly produce diet! I want to be back to a mostly clean diet!  I want to commit to this and see how my body changes, my skin changes, my mind changes.  

Who's with me?



Karen M. Peterson said...

This sounds really good. A lot of the topics you mentioned in your notes are things I've been thinking a lot about lately.

Ellen aka Ellie said...

While I have never been heavy, I have been working on my fitness lately (it's about time, I'm 51). My husband and I have been talking a lot about food and healthy choices. I spent hours on line investigating things today.

I think I'm going to have to eliminate my Pinterest boards that are food related. Such bad choices...

Anonymous said...

it's a good movie it will really change ur life :)