If your eating habits are off the rails and you are indulging in comfort foods with the colder weather, you may find your clothes are a little more snug lately. This is a sure sign it’s time to get back on track, there are plenty of Netflix docos to put a healthy fear of God into you; mind-blowing enough to make you quit sugar, start working out more, or even start training for your first marathon.
Super Size Me (2004)
Are you having a love affair with Maccas? Morgan Spurlock dedicates one month to living solely on McDonalds and closely monitors the toll it takes on his body. During the process he packs on weight, becomes lethargic and that’s just scratching the surface of the unexpected side effects. Watch this and you’ll never look at another cheeseburger in the same way.
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010)
Battling an auto immune disease and morbidly obese, Joe Cross had nearly given up hope. With his gut compared to the size of a beach ball and traditional medicines a temporary solution, Joe starts a 60 day juice diet. As he travels 3,000 miles across the USA, he meets Phil, also overweight and struggling with the same disease. After watching this you’ll be digging that dusty old juicer from the back of the cupboard. The results are nothing less than amazing.
Fed Up (2014)
After watching this movie, movie director and writer Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy), gave up sugar and started losing weight. This anti-sugar documentary will transform the way you view food. The documentary focuses on the USA food and the hidden sugars in processed foods, the advertising tricks and how profits are more important than promoting the truth.
Is milk heathy for us or is it all clever brainwashing by the government and the dairy industry, despite grave health concerns from cattle being injected with growth hormones? Documentary maker, Sebastian Howard investigates the ongoing debate. While we are being told milk is a complete protein and essential for calcium, scientific studies suggest it’s linked to increase cholesterol and cancers. While there’s no forgone conclusion, this film will make you stop and think for yourself before covering your weetbix in full cream milk.
Food Matters (2008)
James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch take a fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite billions spent on research into new cures, the population is still riddled with chronic illnesses and ailments. Patching up an morbidly obese nation with toxic therapies and nutrient deficient foods is definitely not helping. Alongside a film crew the duo set out on an independent mission to uncover the wholesome truth, interviewing world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who believe we are harming our bodies by the food we eat.