I recently watched this video via youtube:HUNGRY FOR CHANGE. I haven’t watched the whole dvd, just the trailer.
Taken from the website:
“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 craving more and more.
Could the foods we are eating actually be keeping us stuck in the diet trap?
It really made me think. Are people really that gullible? Do people really believe that “diet” drinks, powders, foods etc are going to help them???!!! Make them happy even?? Make them look and feel better?
Honestly I'm sick of seeing and hearing perfectly healthy women, not girls, wanting to loose weight. And how stupid they are trying to do so. No carbs, no sugar, no fruit etc etc.
Why can’t we enjoy fresh healthy food? But also have a treat now and then? Why is food looked at like the enemy?
Life is so short, why would you want to pollute your mind, body and spirit with crap food? Why would you want to feed it to your kids? There are so many wonderful healthy fresh foods out there. And you can eat and be full and satisfied. And not have to eat packaged and processed All. The. Time.
How is having a diet packaged meal in a box thing, better than making a super fresh healthy salad? Making a salad is just as quick. Don’t get me wrong I have my lazy days too. I always have frozen fish and vegetables in my freezer. I try to make sure that I know the ingredients on the back of the box, and that there are not any numbers, 621, 620 etc, that I don’t know or care to eat. I do this with all the food I buy and feed my family. I want to know what I'm eating and what they are eating is fresh, healthy and nutritious.
When my daughter started solids, I was constantly barraged with “advice” about how and what to feed her. It was always about packaged food. Now I'm not saying that all of the packaged food for little ones is bad, actually it mostly is not. The point was I love making her food, knowing exactly what goes into her tummy. She tries new flavours and foods all the time. And I'm satisfied knowing what my child has eaten. I try to make it balanced, fresh and healthy for every meal. She has had grains, pulses, yoghurt, cheese, fresh fruit, vegetables plus fish and different cuts of meat. I base her food, on what I love to eat. So if I'm eating a greek yoghurt with fruit as a snack, then Georgi does too, and loves it.
I think the reason why this gets to me so much is cause I'm raising a daughter. I do NOT want her to have food hang-ups. I want her to be healthy and happy, and yeah, have a HOMEMADE cupcake or banana bread every now and then. I also wouldn’t want my daughter missing out on the joy that is Zumbo either. I think its all about moderation.
The Husband said something the other night to me that was exactly how I feel about junk food. He said that he doesn’t want to “treat” Georgi to McDonald's or whatever for the sake of a treat. He doesn’t want that kind of food, to be seen as a treat and/or reward. And I have to say I agree COMPLETELY. I have a very intelligent hubby ;)
This no sugar thing makes me want to scream every time I hear about it. Sugar is not the enemy, you are. We need sugar, just not the quantities some people are consuming.
I am by no means perfect, but im trying to set a good example for my daughter. Hopefully she will grow up with a love of all kinds of food, just like her mumma did.