I just finished watching a documentary on Netflix called, “Hungry for Change,” and here are my notes from it. It feels kind of strange, taking notes on a movie. But this is my public sounding board, and this movie was very inspirational to me. I felt like the end of the movie challenged me. It challenged me to take a look at myself, and my behavior, and why I was so unwilling, and unmotivated to make the changes in my live that I’ve always wanted to make. I recommend everyone go on Netflix, take an hour and a half out of your day, and watch this documentary.
Things I’ve Learned/Stuck out:
Good Detox Foods: Water, Green Veggies, Chia Seeds, Aloe Vera, Parsley, Cilantro.
The Life Style Change: Juicing and eating primarily a plant based diet.
Great foods for your insides: Chorella, Spirulina, olive oil, olives, cucumbers, hemp seeds, coconut product, kim chi, sauerkraut, yogurt
Eat mostly: Low Glycemic foods
Give it at least two weeks. You can do anything for just two weeks.
Questions the documentary poses: Where’s the sweetness missing from your life? What are you trying to cover up? Obesity is a solution to chronic stress. Where are you not satisfied? Unfinished business getting you stuck? Turning to food for comfort?
Advice: If you’re upset. Don’t eat. When you’re upset you have no connection with whether you’re satiated or not. You’re trying to fill a void with food, a void that food can’t fill.
You need to get sleep! Sleep metabolizes cortisol and epinephrine (stress hormones). Exercise also metabolizes stress hormones; it also increases feel good hormones. Laughter also decreases stress hormones, improves immunity, and pain tolerance.
Exercise in visualization: Visualization is a powerful tool towards body change; it’s like a language you can use to talk to your subconscious. Make a visual image of the way you’d like to look. Or chose a picture of someone else. Look at the picture for 30 seconds. Not only look at the picture, look through the picture. Let the subconscious absorb it. Then close your eyes, and image yourself in that body.
Your body isn’t sabotaging you, your body wants to take care of you, and how do take care of someone who is so scared…it holds fat.
Be kind to yourself. Realize the depth of your self-loathing (This was and especially powerful message for me). Take care of yourself. Realize that you’re precious.
Key: Love yourself. Love is sacred. Love equals safety. It’s scientific fact! Not just hokey nonsense!
Exercise towards self love: Repeat: “I accept myself unconditionally right now.” Look into the mirror. Twice a day. And say it to yourself. Do it for 30 days. On day 28 there will be a shift within yourself.
When you eat, ask: Is this food you’re eating a support to you? Or is it just entertainment?