Motivation Monday

The other day on Instagram, I saw a post talking about the 'Fed Up' documentary and thought to myself, I should probably watch that. Since I had today off I figured it was the perfect time to sit down and see what the fuss is all about, holy crap. 

This documentary is all about how the food industry is literally killing us. 

I, for one never even imagined it was as bad as it is. Since I am skinny and don't gain weight easily I haven't really cared to read the nutrition labels, yes I am careful to not eat a lot of processed stuff because I'm not naive enough to think that it's good for you. But after watching this documentary it was kind of disturbing how much crap and sugar is actually put into foods that are labelled "healthy". 

What I don't understand is how is it legal? Sure, Michelle Obama may promote healthy eating and exercise but why is nothing being done to really shut down these huge corporations who are putting poison on the shelves? Money. Thats what it all comes down to, the food industry is a billion dollar business and as much as the government hates to admit it they're kind of running the show. 

My sister and I were never raised on McDonalds, boxed pre-made foods or sweets. Sure we had junk food once in a while, we were never deprived but we never really cared for it. When I was in my high school years my junk food consumption sky rocketed, I was eating McDonalds, pizza hut, taco bell, you name it on a daily basis. Like I said, I don't gain weight easy so I didn't know how harmful that crap was and I honestly didn't know better. As an adult, I still don't gain any weight but I do watch what I eat. I obviously indulge every once in a while because although I truly believe in healthy eating, I also believe in balance and having balance is the only way I know I can continue a healthy lifestyle. 

I can understand why living a healthy lifestyle can be difficult, especially since when you go grocery shopping the shelves are stacked with the stuff that we crave but I truly think that if you find the time to watch this documentary it will be an eye opener. It may not make you completely stop buying the snacks and products that we are told not to eat but even if it helps you make a change in how much of it you eat, I think thats amazing. 

I know for sure that I am going to decrease the amount of processed foods that come into my home, more than I already have. It's a slow process and one that takes time and effort but I want to live the healthiest and happiest life I can and I think food is a great place to start! 

You can watch the full documentary HERE.

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