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:
Food inc.

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.

–Stay tuned…!

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Comments

  1. Hanna

    Thanks for interesting reading Maria,i will look at the food inc movie,i saw a norvegian movie called smaken av hund,look at that too.we try to buy ecologic vegtibles,and eat much fish,i i think ecologic vegtibles and fruits taste much better than other greens.I often see i summer times that people can buy greens from farmers on the way to sweden,and we will do that this summer,its not just that they taste better,but they are without all the poison they put on those you buy in the shop.And i think its fun to too choose your own greens right from their own “home”,:D god luck with your new healthy life,i will join you!!!

  2. Maria Erving

    Thank *you*:-D
    I’ll look it up, the movie you mentioned, for sure.
    And I agree with you, organic food tastes sooo much better, no doubt about that. You have to tell me where you buy your vegetables along the way to Sweden!

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