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MAIM138
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It looks like Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead is only available on Netflix instant until 7/1, so I guess I should watch it quick. Netflix also suggests a handful of others like Foodmatters, Hungry for Change, Food Fight, Vegucated, etc.

YAY.

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Hubby and I have purchased a juicer and we are going to start juicing next week. We are going to the farmer's market to get a lot of the things we need. We will have a healthy juice at least once a day, maybe two. We both need this. We follow the Juice Lady and I have ordered one of her books. Here story of her medical recovery due to the fact that she was juicing for her health. I told Hubby we have nothing to lose and a lot to gain on some of these juices. I want us to use the one for the lungs. I tend to have a problem with breathing during allergy season (which seems to be year round here) and hubby is an asmatic.

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I read American Way of Eating also. The section on Applebees made a huge impact in my family's restaurant decisions. Reading about how chain restaurant cooks don't cook - they just microwave --- yuck.



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I haven't watched documentaries, but I have some book recommendations:

Michael Moss, "Sugar Salt Fat", about the processed food industry. Someone else recommended David Kessler's "The End of Overeating" which is also excellent.

Tracie MacMillan, "The American Way of Eating." She worked picking vegetables in California, in the produce section of a Walmart, and at a chain restaurant (Chili's? Applebee's? can't remember). Really enlightening.

Nina Planck, "Real Food."



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"forks over knives" was life-changing. after watching the first 30 minutes i decided to become vegan.



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Fat, Sick, and Dead was the first one I saw some months ago.

I did see Supersize Me years ago; it didn't really apply to me since I no longer supersized since my teenage years if I occasionally ate at McDonalds which is very rare now.

Because I was so "hungry" (hah) for more documentaries, the next following ones I saw on Instant Netflix were:

Hungry for Change?
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives: Extended Interviews
Food Matters

Great stuff to watch; however, I took some of the stuff in the documentaries with a grain of salt. Let's just say it did change the way I eat: much sharper focus on nutrition by eating more veggies and fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, meals or desserts made from scratch with healthier ingredients, etc.; and much less dependence on processed/packaged foods.

I still eat meat and diary in moderation. While I can see how much better juicing is than a McDonald's meal, I am not interested because I believe the good stuff such as fiber is removed in the process. Fiber is needed to slow down the absorption of sugar. Just my personal opinion.





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how crazy to find this thread today! this past weekend i watched Hungry for Change then i watched Fat, Sick and nearly Dead can't wait to look into the others listed here!



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Funny, I was just searching the msg boards for inspirational movies to watch, and came across my own thread!

Every day is a new beginning, a fresh chance to make great progress!


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I cant wait to get home and watch some of these that are on netflix...thnx for sharing ...

I can do this, I will do this....


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Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead!

Peace & Many Blessings,

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Super Size Me made me want to eat McDonald's.



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Forks over Knives. You can find it on Netflix. It opened my eyes and made me think about a lot about the connection between the Western diet and all the illness we have now. I would recommend it to anyone looking for some food for thought.

Healthy changes everything!

Just move! No matter how slow you go...
Your still lapping everyone on the couch.

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No Impact Man isn't only about eating but does show how clean eating helped this family lean up.



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Thanks for the link.



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Fast Food Nation and Food, Inc.



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I watched Super Size Me

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You can watch Weight of the Nation online at http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/

Like others have said I also was impacted by SuperSize Me (Available on Netflix streaming) and made me think about fast food

Also, like other posters mentioned, Food Inc. had a big impact on me Also on Netflix streaming if you want to know about factory farming and where most food comes from.

Edited by: RUNNERRACHEL at: 6/17/2012 (22:04)
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Awesome, SARA, thanks for sharing! I wanted to see that but don't get HBO so I'll definitely have to look into iTunes :) I hate it when they put informative documentaries that EVERYbody should watch on a station that not everybody gets :(

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I just heard you can get Weight of the Nation on Itunes for free now. For those of you that don't have HBO you should really check it out!

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Tom Naughton's Fat Head made a big impact on me. www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgBLQIJEcbE

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No i have not

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I happened across this thread by accident and so glad I did. I will definitely be checking out some of these documentaries

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There's an online Documentary Site with free videos. Here are a few relating to food:
Big Sugar: Sweet, White & Deadly www.documentarywire.com/big-sugar
Nutrition & Behavior www.documentarywire.com/nutrition-behavior
-by-dr-russell-blaylock

Sweet Remedy: The World Reacts to an Adulterated Food Supply www.documentarywire.com/sweet-remedy

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The HBO special "The Weight of a Nation" helps me stay motivated to not regain. The main thing about that one for me was the children who are obese and the health risks they will face. Scary stuff.

I write and blog about my 150 pound weight loss experience at: www.fittothefinish.com/blog


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"Supersize me" had a big impact on my hubby. Thanks :)


I love documentaries about food and the effect of food.

Really interesting was Supersize vs Superskinny - english television.



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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead made me want to buy a juicer. lucky guy gets to consume lots of veggies and fruits!



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I have been watching these documentations for a number of years. Hubby and I have been reading labels and we make most of our meals from scratch, using fresh or frozen veggies, natural herbs and spices. We have cut down on the amount of meats that we eat. We make sure that we have fresh or frozen fruit available at the house for a quick snack. Now that my sister has had a serious medical scare, we are all watching our sodium intake. We both are aware when we eat foods that are not healthy. We feel the results for several days

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While I enjoyed Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and was tempted to give it a try, I know juicing is not a lifetime way to eat. But I just watched FatHead and was blown away by lots of the fat and cholesterol information. Makes me want to do more research and make some changes. It had info on the CSPI that was worth looking into also. Also I hope it shows everyone that they need to keep an open mind.



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I think I've seen most of the Americans-are-too-fat documentaries, including: Forks Over Knives, Food Inc., Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, Why Obesity is America's Greatest Threat, Super Size Me. I have a ridiculously skinny husband who doesn't have to watch his weight, and he wants fast foot or restaurant food all the time. If we go to a fast food type restaurant, I just keep thinking about the pink goop they showed in Food Inc.



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I've seen some installments of Weight of the Nation, and they were very informative.



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A couple years ago in my college Bio class, my professor played Food Inc. It did not change my eating habits a lot but it was enough to give me that WOW moment. Since then I have watched Food Matters, Forks over knives (those two SERIOUSLY changed my eating habits, so much so that now I am vegan), The Gerson Miracle, and a few others. Through that course of documentaries, I've learned so much, including the fact that nutrition is curing cancer (and other diseases). It's amazing.

-Meekee (TeamBeacbody Coach)
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Ive watched a ton of them that have really helped me realize the importance of local whole foods and natural eating, but the one that really surprised me was Fat Head. It's basically a spoof on Super Size Me. But it shows how your body actually processes fat and how it's not a bad thing. I've sort of experimented with it and had a high fat diet versus a low fat, and I felt a million times better when I was eating good healthy fats. I think all of your other documentaries that show the "behind the scenes" of the food industry, plus Fat Head has been great for me. I'm eating local grass fed beef and growing my own veggies.



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A doctor's visit several years ago changed my perspective.
He said my cholesterol was high and I needed to lose weight.
He gave me a prescription for Crestor and I knew in that moment that I had been avoiding a change that was needed. It got the ball rolling, my head and heart and God's guidance was the rest of the motivation needed to begin this journey which is one for a lifetime!

Carve out what is most important to you first, then allocate your day to others! I promise you and they will be better for this decision!!


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Two movies were life changing for me: http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/
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http://www.forksoverknives.com/




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Yes, lately, in youtube, if you search "meet glue", there are a few videos and one documentary made to watch free of the subject. A bit nasty, they use coagulated blood in a powder form to "glue together" a bunch of meet. This inspired me to each more fresh fish and veggies!



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This is an awesome question. I am working very hard to eat what I call real food. My son (age 20) got a job at Walmart in the bakery. One day I made some homemade bread for dinner. He had been "baking" all day. He walked into the house, took 2 rolls and put them up to his nose and said "Ahhhh real food." I just think there is so much of value from preparing the foods ourselves so we know what is in them.

There is some great lists here. I will check out some of the videos and books.

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Fantastic suggestions everyone. Just wanted to add some more ideas to the group to 'chew' on (no pun intended).emoticon

Have you ever wondered why the food pyramid is from the USDA? That is the United States Department of AGRICULTURE? Why wasn't it developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or American Medical Association (AMA) or American Dietetic Association? Seems like there would be a more appropriate group to lead with its development. Hmmmmm.....seems fishy doesn't it? Based on some books I've read (including Eat, Drink and Be Healthy), it is partially based on the needs of the Agricultural Industry. Go figure!

How about the "studies" that were done to show that drinking milk helps you lose weight? Hmmmm.....guess who led the study - The American Dairy Association! In fact (if I remember my stats correctly) they only did the study with 300 people and were also not able to duplicate it consistently. Hmmmmm.....seems like another conflict of interest to me.

Also keep in mind that no one really knows the safest and healthiest amount of calcium to take for bone health. One study determined, based on the rate of hip fracture rates, that countries with the highest fracture rate had the highest calcium intake (Finland and other Scandinavian Countries). The next time someone pushes calcium supplements on you for bone health ask them why there is the contradiction. In my opinion, physical activity including resistance training is far better for your bone health.

I began getting a newsletter called Nutrition Action Healthletter (from the Center for Science in the Public Interest). Great addition to anyone's reading for health information. It has really shined a light on many things I see and hear on TV.



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It didn't help me change my eating, but The Weight of the Nation on HBO was really good. It made me think even more than I already do about food and food production, as well as obesity in children.



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Dr Fuhrman is in Vegucated and Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. There are also lectures he's given on YouTube.

Veggie love in action:
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I'd like to see one with Dr. Firman.



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Thank you for all of the links.

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In addition to many of those already mentioned, I also was greatly affected by-

www.amazon.com/Vegucated/dp/B006LZSF8M

and this free documentary affected me profoundly and caused me to make several lifestyle changes in addition to dietary changes. It had the same affect on everyone I've come in contact with who has seen it-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce4DJh-L7Ys

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My life was changed by "Food Matters". Because it does.



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Weight of the Nation a 4 part series put out by HBO. Absolutely well done. You can watch it online as well. Google it. Well worth the 4 hours total and great to share.



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BBC Horizon and CBC's "The Fifth Estate" are invaluable for me to learn about the nature of food production and consumption. An environmental biology class woke me up to the realities in an unpleasant way after watching "Food Inc.," "Supersize Me," and several others in that vein of exposure. We critically analyzed them and Food Inc. came up as the best rated of the bunch.



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Wow! So glad I stumbled across this link!
Thank you for all of the input everybody, and thank you Emily, for the links!
I've got some watching to do!

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Supersize me has almost eliminated my eating of fast food.

And Food Inc. has affected our food overall.



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Wow, that's a lot of information, and work in putting together that list.
Thank you for sharing.



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No but I'm interested in seeing some



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What a great idea Chocolatier!!!

I just recently read "French Women Don't Get Fat" and it was such an eye opener. Really gave me a lot of food for thought on my relationship with food. ( lol I made a funny :P, anyhoo good book!)

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Our Daily Bread

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www.simply-homecooking.com

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Thanks for this thread and for compiling the links Emily! And thanks to you who contributed!
Very interesting and helpful! emoticon

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I just recorded one called ingredients but i havent gotten to watch it yet. I like bag it, supersize me and jamie olivers food revolution.

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Forks over Knives was HUGE in inspiring me. Right now, I'm on the 17 Day Diet and I feel that at 332.5 lbs, that's more of a threat to my health, so I'm continuing on this path to lose my weight... I have slowly been "testing" plant based foods to see if at the end of this and at goal, can I change to a plant based diet and I'm thinking that it's going to be possible for me. I'm a cancer survivor and this documentary just really left a huge impression on me. I'm curious, Sara, why did you and your husband only give it a month? Will you do it again?

I saw Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and really was inspired with the truck driver... so proud of him for sticking to his commitment. I just wasn't that inspired to juice it up, though.

Also watched Food, Inc. This affected me a bit... but Forks over Knives really left more of an impression on me.

So excited about the 17 Day Diet. It has truly taught me new ways of eating and being healthy. Although I've not followed the daily cycles since I finished Cycle 2 at the start, I do tend to choose only foods from all three cycles. I incorporate the added carbs as I can and we are living a 17 DD Inspired life! Getting us to goal!


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I really, REALLY appreciate one of you recommending BBC Horizon episodes (about to go track those down). Documentaries these days tend to be heavy on the slick editing, light on the empirical evidence. Heavy on narrative arc, light on verifiable fact.They are generally shopped around on the festival circuit for a distribution deal and obviously the ones with more buzz (eg the most graphic, the 'gotchas') have the best chance at turning a profit. I like my documentaries, well, a bit boring. If I want searing polemic, I'll go read a Hitchens essay.

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Following up on what I said (that I wanted to watch Food Inc.), well I watched it last night. Yes, it was pretty gross, but I have heard it all before because I was a vegetarian for 8 years (up until 3 years ago) and I had already done my own research and came to the same conclusions as the movie. I don't know why I was afraid to hear it again. Hearing the facts did startle me again. What really angers me, though, is the fact that so so so many Americans are in the dark about what really goes on behind "closed doors". I know some are just ignorant and simply don't care, but there are people who really just don't know - and if they did, they would care. The entire thing sickens me.

I went on Amazon and ordered a few of the books on the list, too. Can't wait to read them!

Keep the suggestions coming. Great thread idea! emoticon

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I have watched one or two tv shows where a man or woman were so heavy they could not get out of bed. That scares the ........ out of me!! It is worth everything to me to stay healthy. That is why I don't feel deprived when I am not eating the way I was.



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I loved the Weight of the Nation recently on HBO. Really made me think and then act with my wallet and fork



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Emily - When I was a bit younger and smaller, I bought a little "mini tramp" i think they called it? I loved watching hockey. I would pick one player and when he was on the ice, i'd run really hard, or do jumping jacks, and when he wasn't, I would "walk" or lightly jog. And rest or get drinks on commercials. It was a great way to get in lots of exercize and enjoy the game.

maybe you can find a way to hook up your lappy near your exercise area in the house!



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Forks Over Knives (I think it's still on Netflix instant)



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If book suggestions count, I'd read Skinny Bitch. It's a book I've found that's closest to my own philosophies about nutrition, and written in a very fun, accessible way.



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Since that's an awful lot of screen time to undertake, I decided I'd "reward" myself with watching one of these after I get my exercise done for the day. Since I am working on revamping my motives for this healthy lifestyle thing, and I'm hungry for more info now, I think it'll work great.

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My favorite is

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch



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SO many great suggestions, thank you!
I compiled them all in a list (edit: with LINKS!) if anybody else might be interested:


Films: 
Thin www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZm2g9FLrGA&featur
e=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLFD2DC
1F1AD9F65D3

Fathead www.hulu.com/watch/196879/fat-head
Fat, sick and nearly dead www.hulu.com/watch/289122/fat-sick-and-nea
rly-dead
(watched, liked)
Food, Inc. (watched, upsetting but good to know i guess)
Forks Over Knives
Weight of the Nation (HBO) theweightofthenation.hbo.com/films
SuperSize Me www.hulu.com/watch/63283/super-size-me (watched, enjoyed)
Diet- a Horizon Guide- BBC www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Rzzmqwf84&featur
e=bf_prev&list=PL4B0DB50703685D1B

The Truth About Exercise- BBC www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyQSzx0ofto
The Future of Food www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-foo
d


NEW (6/6) recommendation from a friend :) Food Matters topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-matters/

Books: 
The Spark ;)
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan 
The Omnivore's Dilemma 
Botany of Desire
The End of Overeating by David Kessler
Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes 
The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin




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I would love to watch Food, Inc. but I am so scared to. I am afraid of the emotions I will feel afterwards! One day I will find the guts to watch it..

Thanks for posting this, though. I am loving the suggestions too emoticon

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The Future of Food



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Food, Inc. and Supersize Me

Give up everything you love, and everything that tastes good = weight loss! Simple as that!

"Eating what stands on one leg (mushrooms and plant foods) is better than eating what stands on two legs (fowl), which is better than eating what stands on four legs (cows, pigs, and other mammals)"....... Chinese proverb
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There are two high quality, non-sensationalist (like Food Inc, which is good, but has a political point) docs every dieter needs to watch. Both are from the BBC, so it's harder to get, but you can find them online.

http://docuwiki.net/index.php?title=Diet%3A_A_Horizon_Guide - BBC's Horizion Guide to dieting.
and it's sister
http://docuwiki.net/index.php?title=The_Truth_About_Exercise BBC Horizion guide to exercise.

Both are presented by a medical MD who's on his own quest to lose weight and stay in shape. Both talk about recent (and in some cases, quite surpizing) research, and both show what we 1) know, vs 2) are suspecting. Ie., while we may have studies saying X, this show is good to point out which are just "prelimiary" and which are accepted medical fact.



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So I watched Food, Inc. this morning. My stomach is in knots, I cannot even describe how that film has made me feel. It is disturbing and outrageous. I was in tears at the end of it, just so sad to learn that the basis of our lives/health, the food we eat, isn't made with our best interests as a priority? Profit is the priority? So sick. 

I am not even sure what to do with this information. 

I will certainly look into the other suggestions too, thanks! 

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Food Inc. documentary and I highly recommend the book, The Maker's Diet, by Jordan Rubin.



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I would recommend the movie, Fathead. This movie is actually a critical response to the Supersize Me movie. Another movie has already been listed, and while it is the extreme opposite of Fathead, it is still very inspirational...which is Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.


As for books, I would strongly recommend "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. This is a journalist who has been following the food and health industries for many years. It is pretty critical of the standard American diet....and yes, I mean the one many doctors and the US government keep telling us is healthy.

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Fat, sick and nearly Dead

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.


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Food Inc. and Forks over Knives both changed the way my husband and I eat. Forks over Knives inspired us to go meat and dairy free for a month. Both are available on Netflix if you have it.

I'm not going to lie, Food Inc. was really hard to watch. I actually started watching it twice before I could finish it.

If you have HBO Weight of the Nation is really amazing too. It's a 5-6 part series.

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I second the Michael Polan motion! Might as well read The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Botany of Desire too!

One book that really (REALLY) helped me at the start of this was "The End of Overeating" by former head of the FDA David Kessler. A man who personally knows the inside of what "food" manufacturers and fast food companies do to keep us eating kind of exposes it all through his own experiences with these companies and scientific studies. Here is a washinton post article about him: www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/arti
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Book suggestions are welcome too, and appreciated!

Thanks

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Does it have to be a documentary, or are you up for a book suggestion? If so, read In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. It's really interesting, and will likely reinforce your desire to make healthy, smart choices for yourself.



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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead was a real eye-opener.

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I watched the documentary "Thin" on youtube and that really had a huge impact.

It is about eating disorders, body image, fear of food etc. One of the girls in the documentary committed suicide after it was made.

After I watched, I really worked on getting to a better place with my mental and physical health. I didn't change because the documentary scared me. I changed because it made me aware of what could happened if I didn't change.

I am working on not being scared of food anymore. (I still hesitate) Living with that fear isn't something I would want to go back to.

I know a lot of people that watch these types of documentaries to purposely trigger themselves into fearing certain foods. Just be careful that you are able to continue to watch them objectively.



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I watched Fat sick and nearly dead, and that left a big impression on me for a while. While I wasn't convinced so much that I needed to drink juice to be healthy, the ideas were interesting. I borrowed Food Inc. from the library and I'm nervous to watch it!

Are there any other docs out there that you'd recommend to help learn how to eat in a more healthy fashion? Or simply changing the lifestyle to better general health, I've stalled out on my motivation and I'm looking for a "kick in the pants" to wake me up again!

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