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Food Documentaries Are Addicting


I didnt make it to the grocery store last night, I ended up being exhausted and just decided to relax, so I will have to hit that up today!

Luckily, I did have some makings for breakfast lying around though: coffee, egg sandwich, and some frozen pineapple.

I will most definitely be hitting up the grocery store after work…and with a little bit of a new state of mind….


Let me tell you, last night I got sucked into some major food documentaries on Netflix. I watched one and wanted to learn more, and more and just kept going until I was really tired. It really is interesting.

I am usually very hesitant to watch anything like that because I dont care movies that seem “pushy” or overly political. But, turns out most of it was facts and research which is so much easier to watch. Honestly, the overall picture is so simple: Eat whole foods.

I think my favorite out of the three I watched yesterday was Forks Over Knives.

I enjoyed this one a little more so than Food Inc because it didnt get into the animal cruelty type stuff and was more about research and Dr’s etc, which I enjoyed and seemed to be a little easier for me to watch. Food, Inc was good (I know I am behind the times, everyone has watched that already!) because it does truly make you think about where your food is coming from and I learned a lot still.

In Forks Over Knives I particularly enjoyed how they “prescribed” some people with certain health issues a whole food diet and in such a short amount of time they were able to recover, go off medication, or their conditions improved drastically (issues with diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, etc).

I probably wont be becoming a vegetarian, however, I it definitely has me rethinking the source of my animal proteins and plant products and was a very good reminder for me that what we put into our bodies is extremely important. I do try to buy locally (and organically) grown (since I am in an area where I can now!) and am thankful my grocery store has a ‘locally grown’ section for both produce and meat as well.


I am cutting it short today because I have a lot to do but I will definitely touch on this again later because I have lots of thoughts on it – and want to hear your thoughts on it as well.

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  • Do/have you ever watch Food documentaries? What do you think of them?
    I have watched/read some things that have seemed more like a “pushy opinion” rather than facts and it turned me off a little, but I enjoyed how most of the ones I have watched so far dont seem like that.
  • Do you try to follow a whole foods diet as much as possible?
    I had a post about this a month or two ago how I was really trying to cut out processed stuff and now I think I will go back and re-evaluate yet again to do more now that I feel even a little more educated about it.
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  1. I love watching food documentaries – I am definitely going to watch Forks Over Knives tonight! I think food documentaries can be enlightening (Supersize Me, Food Inc) but sometimes they do tend to push their POV rather than just state the facts.

    I am also trying to eat more of a whole foods diet and cut out the processed stuff – the problem is, sometimes I just need convenience and processed food is all about that…

    January 9, 2012
  2. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance #

    Will & I watched Forks Over Knives a few months ago, and it COMPLETELY changed our viewpoints on animal products. Although I’m not vegan and can’t see myself being one in the near future (especially since I already have a limited diet with no wheat/eggs), I do try to hold back on tons of animal protein.

    January 9, 2012
    • Ahh, it was your blog! I was trying to remember whose it was that had posted something about Forks Over Knives somewhat recently and it was you! And I have to say you are pretty dang inspiring with all your good eats Brittany! You make everything look delicious, and it seems like you do do a great job on limiting your animal proteins!

      January 9, 2012
  3. i dont really watch food documentaries..probably the only one i’ve ever watched is supersize me..hahaha, obviously years ago. I dont tend to eat alot of meat to be honest with you…probably my biggest problem is giving up chicken (ahh wings!)but it might be something i work towards!

    i really need to work on eating less processed foods..its so hard. i love junk way too much 😦

    January 9, 2012
  4. I love any documentary, but ESPECIALLY food documentaries! I have never heard of this one before and will have to check it out. Thanks for the review 🙂

    January 9, 2012
  5. I’d be totally curious to see that documentary. I generally can’t be guilted into things, but I like to learn!! In general, I’ve been trying to eat more “clean” and “whole” for about 2 years now.

    January 9, 2012
    • Yeah I feel it was a little extra “encouragement” if anything! And it does teach you/remind you! Definitely worth taking a look!

      January 10, 2012

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