I hope you’ve had a great week and are enjoying the start of June!
You may have heard of the documentary that recently played in theaters called Fed Up. In the past few weeks, 50 clients of my clients have gone to see this film. This was the best documentary I have ever seen on the obesity epidemic. Yes, even better then Food Inc. The main focus of the movie is the fact that sugar and processed foods are more addictive than cocaine. The movie also sheds light on the fact that the food manufacturers are in bed with the government to make this addictive concoction of sugar and processed food so prevalent, that willpower alone isn’t always enough to fight off obesity.
The nutritional enemy in this movie is refined sugar that comes from processed foods and liquids. I definitely agree that this is the #1 culprit in our nation’s obesity epidemic. Fed Up shares the heart breaking stories of a handful of kids from around America who are morbidly obese. These children are trying to lose weight, but fight an uphill battle because their families are uneducated on proper nutrition and not very supportive in their kid’s efforts.
I am glad this documentary hit main stream theaters and I hope that it gains some traction because I believe it is much more important and life changing than the next Hunger Games or Harry Potter flick. This is a must watch with your kids who are 8 or older. For many years, I’ve felt that the government should stay away from regulating corporations and allow them to sell what the consumers want (even if it is killing them). But seeing what is happening nutritionally in the schools today not only shocked me, but made me angry.
Kids don’t have much of a chance of living a healthy lifestyle if they are eating poisonous, processed food both at home and school and are having this garbage “food” marketed to them wherever they go – commercials, sporting events, convenience stores, their own schools! Taking on the billion-dollar food industry and the government seems like such an impossible task, that we have no idea where to even start.
I was trying to think how I could make a difference in regards to the schools, and the best thing I believe I can do is to inform you of what’s really happening in the food industry and encourage talk about it around the dinner table and then possibly take it up with your school board. Questioning the status quo and then trying to change it, isn’t an easy task, but it’s clear that our society will need to change so the children of today will not be looking ahead to a shorter life expectancy than their parents!
I feel strongly about nutrition and wellness because helping others improve their health is why I believe I was put on this earth, but nutrition really and truly is crucially important to the quality of your family’s life! A healthy lifestyle and eating plan will add years on to your life and the lives of your kids, and it can also raise your family’s levels of self-confidence and self-esteem that generally come with being healthier, fitter, and fully living life each day.
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