I’ve watched so many food documentaries that they sometimes all run together. I mean, really, how many movies has Joel Salatin been in? I must have seen them all…or at least in my head he has been in several of them. Same with many others who want us to eat better, raise food better, take better care of the Earth and each other. I can never remember for sure which food documentary shows the inner workings of a factory chicken farm (maybe it was several of them?) and which one talks about the problem with grain-fed beef. I still watch them because I take away at least one nugget of information from each one that keeps me on track.
This week I watched one that I will not mistake for the others. I watched Hungry For Change. You can watch it, too, from the comfort of your own home FOR FREE! Through March 31st, it’s free to watch on-line.
Hungry for Change is different because it focuses quite a bit on the weight loss industry and what is happening to make us battle with our weight. I know a little something about weight loss, it’s how I found my way to food blogging, and I also have learned everything I can about the dirty underbelly of the weight loss industry. I learned lots more in the hour and a half I spent watching this film. The aspartame/caffeine combination being as addictive as heroin? Well, no more splurging on a Diet Coke for me. And when I see over-processed food in the grocery store, the phrase “Food-Like Product” will spring to mind. I really don’t want to eat food-like products.
The last fifteen minutes of this film spoke to me. Many of the folks featured in the movie have achieved triple digit weight loss, like me, so I relate to them. In the last bit of the movie, several of them spoke about finding a community to love you until you can love yourself, to love your body with good food (yep, still possible to continue a love affair with food without being obese) and to really embrace all that is good, clean living. Oh, and juicing. Lots of talk about juicing. You know I love me a BIG ol’ green juice. In fact, it was my movie snack while watching Hungry For Change.
Were you thinking of getting me a birthday present? Here’s what I’d like: I’d like you to watch Hungry For Change. That would make me super HAPPY! But hurry, it’s only free until March 31st.