Motivation

Going Your Own Way: The Results

A little over six weeks ago, I wrote a post about my frustration with the advice I had been given by my doctor and my nutritionist, titled “Going Your Own Way.”  Since that post, I have done just that; gone my own way.  I took that frustration and channeled it into a reason to rediscover […]

Helpful (Free!) App

For the last month I have been writing down every bite of food, and every minute of exercise on these templates that I made in Microsoft Word.  Now, although handy, this has proved to be an exhaustive waste of resources and is taking up too much space on my desk!  I went searching for a […]

Going Your Own Way

Let me tell you an anecdote… So a fat girl walked into a nutritionist’s office and said, “I want to feel better! I am tired of being overweight. I am tired of not sleeping well. I am tired of feeling like I have allergies all the time. When I eat meat it makes me feel […]

Processing Change

It may seem silly to some people, but I have to process change. I would love to think that I am adventurous and spontaneous, but that is stretching the truth. I love doing new things, going new places, trying new foods, and generally exploring life…but don’t do so lightly. I think and plan, and plan […]

If You Do What You Have Always Done…

Is it REALLY possible that I have hit a plateau this early in my weight loss journey? My body is not budging beyond the 10 pounds lost so far.  My resolve has slipped, my food choices dipped, and my mental fortitude…ill equipped.  I read this quote from Tony Robbins the other day (you know the […]

I am ‘Hungry For Change’

I am 'Hungry For Change'

Have you ever heard something at just the right time in your life to be receptive to it? I have. I enjoy these little moments…these little epiphanies.

I just watched the new documentary ‘Hungry For Change’ and it has been an eye opening experience.

I have been working for weeks to transform what is in my refrigerator for the opportunity to lose this weight and feel good about myself again. I have tried the “program” diets, and they don’t work…ok, they do work, but it is not a permanent solution, and as you can well see by my before picture, when the weight comes back IT BRINGS FRIENDS. This documentary has told me what I have always suspected and TRULY needed to hear today.

It is possible to lose the weight.

It is possible to feel good about yourself.

It is possible to do this without going broke or killing yourself at the gym.

Did you hear that? I feel like I was just given permission to live. One of the best pieces of advice that I absorbed from this documentary was that if you add in extra fruits and vegetables, you start to crowd out the bad things in your diet. Add some more cucumbers to your salad, add some vegetables to your tomato sauce, and your body will respond by telling you that it feels better…and you will keep going and losing and getting happier. You can play with portion sizes later, you can worry about fat content later, you have to start somewhere, right?

My biggest “take-aways” from this documentary:
1. Don’t diet. If you are putting food in your mouth, you are on a diet, a diet is what you eat, not a punishment.
2. Watch your sugar, try to cut it out, and for the love of God, stop using those chemical sugar substitutes!
3. I see a juice fast in my future.

Watch this documentary. You owe it to yourself to understand what I am blabbing about. Do it whether you have weight to lose or not, because YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.

p.s. If you click on the photo it will take you to the free online premiere of ‘Hungry For Change’ on their website. But is only online for free until March 31, 2012.

‘Hungry For Change’ Documentary Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MvAM97VDE8&feature=player_embedded

Clips from the new ‘Hungry For Change’ documentary that is coming out next week about weight loss and health. This documentary is by the same filmmakers as ‘Food Matters’ and I am REALLY excited that they are offering a free online premiere next week, March 21-25, when you sign up on their website. Clicking on the video will take you to their website to sign up and view the clip and trailer. I know that my fiancé and I will be watching! Please watch the video with us next week and come back here to post comments! I would love to hear how this documentary struck people.