I talk to people all the time who state emphatically that they want to be healthier, they know they should make changes to their diet, but they feel powerless to actually make these changes. I understand. I struggle with doing what is best for me. Even St. Paul in the new testament could empathize, when he stated, "For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate."
Hungry for Change is a great movie that addresses this very question: "If I know I should eat healthier, and I think I want to eat healthier, why do I find myself eating things I know are not good for me?" This movie addresses food addictions, the emotional issues involved with eating, why diets don't work, what synthetic chemicals do to our bodies, how to improve our food choices simply and more.
I think this is a great movie for anyone who truly wants to be healthier. I believe this movie will give you hope, a plan and confidence that good health is possible. It contains lots of great statistics, quotes and information.
After you watch the movie, share your thoughts with the rest of us.
In writing this blog, I want to make it clear that I am not a health and wellness expert, but a woman who has a hunger to learn and a desire to live a fuller life. While I have always enjoyed learning, when it came to health and wellness, for the first 48 years of my life, I was pretty content to march along with the majority of the American public taking as fact much of what I saw in print, heard in the news and read on a label. I had a basic trust that the food industry, drug industry and the FDA were interested in protecting my health and well being. I never really questioned the status quo.
As I gained weight and began to feel tired, achy, depressed and discouraged, I started to become a bit more interested in learning what I could do to naturally get my health back. I had heard all the typical bits of information: eat less fats, exercise, add a salad, cut down on coffee, watch the sweets. The problem was I was already doing these things. Some of the ladies I worked with would say, "Susie is the healthiest eater I know. She always has a salad.", yet my weight kept going up and I was dragging myself through each day.
Mother of three, grandmother of four, and mentor to many, I am passionate about sharing natural ways to help the body do what God designed it to do, mend, grow and thrive!