Documentary Review: Hungry for Change

Last weekend, I was searching for something to watch on Netflix and came across the documentary titled Hungry For Change.  Within a few minutes into the movie, I couldn’t help but compare the lessons from the movie to the lessons taught in the 8WW program.  (Hungry for Change and 8WW are in no way affiliated, but both have the same approach for health and wellness.)  This is great, in my opinion, because the majority of the population has a very low awareness about the wellness implications of their daily lifestyle choices.

The movie mentioned components of 8WW – nutrition, exercise, sleep, meditation, stress, the nervous system.  If you’re in 8WW, and you need a little bit of inspiration – this is the movie!

One line that I loved, from the movie was, “the problem is that we are not eating food anymore. We are eating food like products” which really resonated with me, having completed 8WW, when having to plan and journal the food we consume for each meal.

The movie included filmmakers from other popular wellness documentaries including Kris Carr of Crazy Sexy Cancer and Joe Cross of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. (I enjoyed both of these too when I saw them)  These guests were definitely an asset, providing first hand accounts how changing a lifestyle has improved their health.  This movie shows that it’s about creating a wellness lifestyle, rather than just moving from diet to diet.

The movie addressed so many popular topics, that we find ourselves discussing each day at the clinic, yet find so many people lost and confused about. It would be hard to summarize the movie in a short blog post, so if you’re interested in changing your life and become healthy, I recommend you to check it out.  The movie trailer is above, and their website, hungryforchange.tv has more info, as well as a sign up to watch the first 20 minutes of the movie.  (If you are a Netflix subscriber the full video is currently available in their instant viewing).

If you saw the movie, please share your favorite quotes and what you learned!  Are you inspired to change your lifestyle now?