Hungry For Change

Mar 28, 2012 by

Hungry For Change

I’m a life-long carb-o-holic.  As a child, our house usually had home-baked cakes, cookies or pies hanging around.  Homemade ice cream was a summer staple.  I have always measured the holidays by what candy was my favorite for that holiday.  For Halloween it’s, without a doubt, candy corn.  For Easter, those horribly sweet sugar-coated eggs with marshmallow stuff inside.  For Christmas, it’s homemade toffee and/or divinity – kind of a toss-up there.

To some extent, I was lucky to grow up prior to the 70’s when high fructose corn syrup and diet sodas became popular.  I didn’t know how lucky that made me until I watched the film we are linking to this article.  The name of the film is Hungry for Change from  It has the potential to change the world. It is certainly changing mine.

My recent journey on this path started when my sister-in-law and her children started talking about GMO’s and the danger they pose to our health.  It progressed when my pencil-thin, incredibly fit nephew recommended Joe Cross’ film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  He was as  chipper and positive as Jiminy Cricket when he told us “You’ve GOT to watch this!  I lost 7 pounds and I don’t even have any fat!”  He’s right, he doesn’t.  In spite of the title we watched the film (which is actually a true feel-good movie) and immediately bought a juicer and started juicing.  In the two months since, I’ve lost over 20 pounds.

So when we saw Hungry for Change advertised on Joe Cross’ website,  we watched it that night.  With this film, I’ve gone from understanding HOW to easily lose the weight I want to understanding WHY I became overweight in the first place!  It’s not my fault and it’s no accident.  Food manufacturers understand exactly how to manipulate our bodies and minds into overconsuming foods that make us feel like we’re having the best food experience in the world, while they are only making us fat and nutritionally starved.

Hungry for Change makes the material very accessible and very personal.  There is no blame given for anyone who is overweight.  There is only understanding of how we are genetically programmed to gain weight, how food manufacturers engineer food that spikes our weight and some relatively simple steps we can take to reverse that trend.

This movie is free to watch until March 31st, 2012.  Presumably after that you will have to buy it or rent it.  Either way, it’s worth both the time and the price.  And it just might save your life!  Easter’s coming and, for the first time in decades, I’m not even thinking about those marshmallow eggs.  I’m actually craving sauerkraut – which I just learned is incredibly good for me! Yay!

Link to Hungry For Change

Here’s a link for a downloadable PDF – 10-Step Action Guide from FoodMatters and remember, it’s 10 steps on a journey.  Start with the first step.  You don’t have to do it all at once.

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  1. Thanks Tom! You’re looking great! Now I know why.
    I loved the comment in the movie that we no longer eat food, we eat food-like products. One of the greatest things for me is the built-in reward system. The weight falls off, AND we both see huge improvements in our skin, hair, eyes, sleep patterns, mental brightness. All the “feel-betters” really make it fun to keep exploring. We’ve found three local organic farms and are currently eating completely raw – something I used to cringe at.
    I have had Food Matters in my cue for a couple of months. Think I’ll watch it this weekend.

  2. Thanks for highlighting this important film Valli. We’ve made significant changes in our diet and lifestyle since watching previous films like Food Matters, Food, Inc., Simply Raw, and others. What has happened to “food” in the past few decades is not simply unhealthy, it oughta be criminal! We love our CSA veggies, mostly organic food, often raw. We haven’t gone head over heals, but continue to add more healthy choices regularly. Mostly we love how we feel now… healthier.