I don’t watch documentaries on iTunes that often. I tend to watch them on either Netflix or “standard” TV.
However Hungry For Change caught my attention, so I grabbed it earlier this evening.
For anyone who has issues with their weight, diet or lifestyle or even has an interest in healthy living I’d recommend it.
The film, which also has a book to accompany it, explores how food companies make us believe that “diet” and “fat free” equates with “healthy”. They expose this as fallacy and then go on to explain, in simple English, how switching away from processed foods and moving closer to nature can lead to a better quality of life and sustainable weight loss.
From the official release:
Dispelling the dieting, weight loss and so-called health food myths constructed by
mainstream media, “Hungry For Change” features Britain’s most famous health food
crusader, Jamie Oliver, as well interviews with best selling health authors and leading
medical experts including Dr Alejandro Junger, Dr Christiane Northrup, David Wolfe, Daniel
Vitalis, Dr Joseph Mercola, Jason Vale, Jon Gabriel, Kris Carr and Mike Adams. The film
also tracks real life stories of people who have struggled for years with their weight and
managed to turn their life around including Evita Ramparte, Frank Ferrante and Joe Cross.
“Hungry For Change” shows you how many of the ‘health foods’ we eat are keeping us
locked in the dieting and bad health cycle and how by educating ourselves about what we
eat and where it comes from, we can truly take control of our appearance, our health and
ultimately, our life,” said Laurentine ten Bosch.
The first film in its genre to really empower and provide practical and realistic solutions, the
message in “Hungry For Change” will transform lives. With expert advice on navigating the
supermarket – foods to buy and foods to avoid, how to read labels and identify food additives
and understanding the dangers of aspartame and MSG, this film will have you thinking like a
nutritionist in no time. The film explains why diet and fat free foods should be avoided at all
cost and how to over-come food addictions and obsessive food cravings.
I’m usually quite sceptical of health nuts, but Jamie Oliver and the other people involved in this film don’t seem to be selling snake oil.
The film is worth watching and you’ll probably learn quite a bit. I know I did.
Here’s the trailer to give you a “taste” of it (sorry – couldn’t resist the pun! 🙂 )