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Hungry For Change

I watched this inspiring documentary called “Hungry For Change” last night. It exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss, and food industry don’t want you to know about.  It is a shame what food companies do to foods to make them look more appealing and to make them taste better by using chemicals.  There are some things I already knew from the film and there are some things I did not know.  There is one important part that I knew which was eating foods that are high in nutrients.  It’s always about nutrients over calories.

The way that most of our society eats these days is the reason I have changed my major to Health and Fitness.  I want to help spread the facts about what diets and processed foods can do to someone’s body.  Most importantly, I want to help others change their lifestyles by the way they eat.   Whether someone wants to eat healthy to lose weight or just to prevent diseases and in turn live longer, I will help them.  I even got my Mom to start watching the film and she dumped out the rest of my Dad’s Diet Coke after she learned about how bad is for you.  Even that is a great start.

If you have children, watch this with them.  As a kid growing up, I did not know how to eat healthy.  Sure we had health classes but they were boring so I did not pay attention.  I also followed what my parents ate and it did not help that my family is Filipino.  We pretty much followed the “Asian Diet”.  What I mean by “Asian Diet” are foods with lots of salt, sugar, fat, and starches.  Damn that white rice!  Anyways, I think it’s mandatory not to only watch this film with children but to also teach them on nutrition.  Make it more interesting and interactive so a kid like me growing up will pay attention and understand.  They don’t have to eat fruits and vegetables plain.  There are tons of recipes that make them look appetizing, delicious, and at the same time they get the nutrients they need.

I included the trailer below. You can watch the entire film online for free until March 31st. Just go to http://hungryforchange.tv/online-premiere.  The film is 90 minutes long so I would find some time out of your day to watch it.  It is definitely a must see film and it might change your life!  I highly recommend sharing it with others too!

Hungry For Change Trailer

The USDA recommends at least 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.  It could be a little hard to eat all 9 servings in one day.  In the film, they have a section on juicing fruits and vegetables so you can get your recommended servings.  I think it’s great to do a cleanse for a few days to help reboot your system but I don’t think I would do it long term.  Once you start getting used to eating fruits and vegetables again, it won’t be a problem eating it.

Personally, I would drink Shakeology over juicing any day.  It is not your average meal replacement shake.  It has over 70 natural and high quality ingredients including high-quality antioxidants, 23 vitamins and minerals, super green phytonutrients, whey protein and essential amino acids, prebiotics and digestive enzymes, good carbs, and low fats.  One shake is equivalent to more than 12 servings of fruits and vegetables.  On top of that, it tastes great (you can blend almost anything in it), is wonderful on the go, gives you energy, and it fills you up.  Yes, I do in fact promote Shakeology but before I started promoting it I was a user first.  I love it myself and I would not be promoting something that I do not believe in.  I consider it as my cheat meal of the day because it tastes too good to be healthy.  If you are interested in Shakeology, check out the video below and email me.

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Fat Distribution

I found an interesting picture from Pinterest.  Thanks for pinning this Mary!  I’ve always wondered how fat looks internally especially around the organs.  It makes me want to work out again today.  Yikes!

This body scan shows the fat distribution of a 250 lb woman vs a 120 lb woman. Notice that the internal fat that can’t be seen with the eye is quite different. There is fat around the heart and though out the abdomen. The liver (upper right side of abdomen) is enlarged with fat. This is called “fatty liver” and can cause liver failure. The bones and joints of the legs are showing the effects of the extra weight.