Food inc. and c/o
I had a movie marathon last night.
For some time now I have been thinking of my eating habits and how I have let myself go when it comes to my diet. I can make excuses like most people do, but I won’t anymore. My physical wellbeing of my body is my responsibility, and for the past year, I have indulged in comfort eating, and not being a winter-lover at all, I was pretty much inside the whole winter telling God that if he would want this bod’ to move, he better move me to a country where there is a constant summer ASAP.
I said it jokingly of course, but the fact remained; I didn’t move my body much this winter. A lot of junk food, a lot of cheese and chocolate, and not walking my regular 10 000 step walk as I always do in the summertime, I have gained weight, and I feel sluggish in my body. Some mornings I wake up feeling as if I had been heavily drinking alcohol the night before, almost feeling having hangover.
-And in a way I had; but it came from me eating a lot of sugar and fat the night before.
I consider myself to be a normal weight person with no issues at all with myself; I mean I love myself and I am perfectly comfortable with the look of my body. Although.. truth is, I haven’t been treating my body with a lot of respect the past year or so, and the excess weight I have been put on, is all pretty much concentrated around the belly area.. Not healthy, and not pretty at all in my mind.
So, as I said; I have been thinking of making changes for some time now, and the time came yesterday when I decided to push myself into making the choices I know in my heart is best for me, but that my ego wanted to hold on to. I needed to give myself a kick in the butt in order to get moving in the right direction, so I decided to watch some movies I had not had the courage to watch before, because I knew they would be life-changing for me. I had chosen to be ignorant.. yes, that’s the cold hard truth.
I have not lived a sheltered life where I was totally unaware of how the animals were treated, or what the food I eat is actually made of. I have known that it’s not all good, but now I was ready to make a change.
So, I did. And I can tell you that I am now done with eating food that I don’t know where it comes from. Never again will I eat meat that comes from a industrialized farm. EVER..!
There are so much more I want to share with you about this topic, and I will, but I want to keep my posts under 1000 words, so look at my new commitment as a series where I will share with you the journey from here.
I have been conscious in my eating before, but now I’m hardly eating any vegetables at all, compared to before, so I’m like most people when it comes to food I guess, and I think it’s a good thing because it means that more people can relate to my journey, and I have the opportunity to share and influence others that are where I was just yesterday. My mess can be my message 🙂
Yesterday I watched three movies that I can recommend to anyone:
Ten minutes into the movie I was crying. I forced myself to watch it, and I’m glad i did.
I will never look at my dinner the same way as before.
Fast food nation:
Great movie, it’s a movie based on the book, which I haven’t read yet. It really made me go “ewww..!” and lets just say that I will never eat a McDonalds or any similar-kind of hamburger again in my life.
And I will do a little experiment too; I will buy a hamburger and fries from McDonalds, and I will save it to see if it’s breaking down or not. You have probably seen the pictures of 4-year old hamburgers etc as I have. I am doing the experiment myself to see.
Another movie I saw was “King Corn” and I am forever changed! OMG… Just watch it and enlighten yourself- I will definitely read the labels of the products I buy from now on. “You are what you eat”. (or, your body becomes what you eat:-)
And we all seen “Super size me”, right? Just wanted to share it here, I saw it last year sometime, and think it’s a good movie to include here.
You might have guessed what my first inspired action was after watching these movies?
Yes, that’s right. I went to my fridge, and looked at some of the food I had there.
One packages of grapes; seedless grapes from India. First of all; “seedless..??” Makes me think about how in the world it can naturally reproduce itself if it doesn’t have any seeds. I have no idea what that is all about, but I will look it up and write about it later.
It’ just seem so strange to me. And it’s from a country far, far away, which means that I have no idea how the grapes are grown, or how the people and environment has been treated along the way, so they have to go. Tossing them out!
Just bought a package of meatballs; Just the look of them make me cringe. I have no idea if it’s even real meat, so I’m not going to eat them. In the garbage with them too! And just for being curious, I will save a few meatballs and watch what happens with them, if they are breaking down as food should.
OK, to not make this post too long, I’ll stop here 🙂
Just look in your fridge will you? Do you really know where your food is coming from? Do you know what it is made of, really..?
I am definitely changed, and I’m so glad I did this. More movies tonight, letting you know about them in the next post.