Either something is seriously wrong with our food supply, or scaring people about their food is good business. Because holy food documentaries, Batman! My eyes glaze over just looking at the list above.
I know my family needs to eat better. Sometimes, a documentary can cut you deep in the heart and make you decide with resolve, “Today is the day! Let’s do this!”
So I started watching a few. I went with the most popular one first: Food, Inc. That was a terrible idea (and I am saving why for another post). Basically, it created a war between organic and conventional farmers, and that bothered me. I don’t think one way is better than the other, I support both.
I decided to try “Forks Over Knives” next. That one was better. The facts and science was convincing. The case studies was pretty moving. But I cannot, I seriously cannot give up meat. I LOVE BACON 4 EVA.
Then I was introduced to FoodBabe and her “PSL’s are evil” and got seriously burned out by this “food is going to kill you” stuff. I just want to eat and eat well. I want to be healthy for me and my family!
I don’t know how I stumbled onto Fed Up. I think I saw an ad on Facebook (hey, those actually work!). I saw the trailer, thought it looked interesting and watched it last night.
I am converted.
FED UP DOCUMENTARY
The main subject of Fed Up – we are fat and sick and not getting better. Our kids are now suffering the same thing. We as a nation are addicted to toxic levels of sugar. I bought it on Amazon.com but you can also watch it on Netflix.
Katie Couric is the “narrator” and she moved the story along with the same speed and trustworthiness of her nightly news casts. After watching this, I am hyperaware of all the sugar I eat, my husband eats and I feed my kids.
Because of this documentary, I will no longer be advertising on Mama Dweeb for soda companies, or processed foods that cause more harm than they help. (This will be a slow process as I learn the parent companies of organic food and beverage brands I currently adore. Eventually I hope to be completely only advertising for clean, whole foods.)
Rachel will continue to provide clean, whole foods recipes for you. I’ll start pinning healthier recipes. I want to encourage you that eating foods from the earth and cutting out sugary “easy” foods is possible.
I will also post my struggles. It won’t be easy! (I will have to transition school snacks to healthier options than the “fruit” snacks and goldfish). Do you already eat this clean? Can you help me? I’ll need support, kindness and the push to keep going when I get frustrated.
I AM FED UP WITH FEEDING MY ADDICTION. I AM READY TO CHANGE.