Have you watched Hungry for Change yet?

A few Saturday nights ago, I had nothing better to do than sit in front of Netflix (sad, I know, but let’s stay on topic here). As I flipped through the new releases, a documentary called Hungry for Change caught my eye.

I suppose it was the documentary’s cover image, a happy chick holding a grocery bag full of whole foods wrapped with a measuring tape, that caught my eye.

Because my grocery bags have been looking more and more like that lately (see Can Clean Eating Help Restore Hormonal Balance?), it seemed potentially up my alley.

So, what’s Hungry for Change all about?

You can’t get too good an idea from the documentary’s description:

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weightloss and food industry don’t want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever.

Exposes shocking secrets! Deceptive strategies! Escape the diet trap forever!

As someone who makes her living with words, this all sounded pretty gimmicky to me.

However, like I said, I was bored on a Saturday night, so I watched the documentary anyway – and I’m so glad I did.

From the makers of Food Matters, Hungry for Change is a documentary that:

  • Explains the vicious cycle of processed foods and how they’re pretty much killing us.
  • Shares real-life transformation stories from people who were extremely overweight and physically and mentally diseased due to their diets.
  • Suggests the way to feel confident and good about ourselves is to get healthy from the inside out, and not simply strive to look like today’s idea of attractiveness (re: billboards, lingerie magazines, bikini models).

Understand that Hungry for Change does not:

  • Tell you how to “get skinny” or even promote “getting skinny.” You’ll learn how 400+ lb. people dropped a bunch of weight by changing their diets, but you won’t learn how to Lose 20 Pounds in Time for Bikini Season!
  • Advocate dieting. Hungry for Change wants you to change your diet (the noun), not diet (the verb).
  • Tell you that you have to use a certain product for success. Some books and methods (like juicing) are mentioned in the documentary; it makes sense, as the people teaching us are the people who created these products. However, during the documentary, these people don’t tell you “this is the way to go, buy it now!” You can visit the website to learn more about the products and methods that are BRIEFLY mentioned during the film, but overall these folks just want to teach why it’s so important to reevaluate your diet NOW.

Hungry for Change is 89 minutes long, so, you’re looking at about an hour and a half of your day. Please find that extra time to watch this film.

Netflix has Hungry for Change available for instant viewing, and if you don’t have a Netflix account, Amazon makes it available as an instant rent.

After you’ve watched it, head over to the Hungry for Change website and learn TONS more about the food you’re putting in your body and what it’s doing to your body and mind.

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    Last reviewed: 28 Jan 2013

APA Reference
Sparks, A. (2013). Product Review: ‘Hungry for Change’ Documentary. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 29, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/your-mind/2013/01/product-review-hungry-for-change-documentary/

 

 

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