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The Truth Behind The Science of Food #FedUpMovie

05/09/2014

Have you ever wondered why obesity and diseases related to obesity are increasing despite the advances that exist in modern medicine?

Obesity rates are at an all-time high and continue to rise. Heart disease is the number one killer in the Unites States.

Yet we have more diet books on the shelves than ever. A lot of money is spent on fitness videos, gym memberships and exercise equipment. Almost everyone you know claims to be on a diet. We are watching calories, working out more and thinking we are on the path to health, only to discover our weight continues to rise.

Our mainstream food culture has led us to believe that low-fat products and diet sodas will solve our obesity problems. Yet, the ‘eat less, exercise more‘ mantra has pretty much done the opposite.

Many of us have been aware of this dichotomy for some time now, and have changed the way we eat. But it takes a lot of research and stamina to be able to filter through all of these mixed messages to decipher the real truth. Especially when the ones hiding the truth are powerful food companies ruled by the almighty dollar.

But all of that is about to change.

Now, the right people are FED UP.

And they made a movie about it.

And it will open your eyes.

FED UP Movie

About FED UP:

FED UP – The film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. In theaters May 9.

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (producer of the Oscar-winning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.

If our food culture continues on its current course, the following will be true:

  • By 2050, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes.
  • In two decades, 95% of Americans will be overweight or obese.
  • It’s the first time that more people will die from obesity than starvation.

FED UP takes an honest look at why and exposes the food industry for what it is – a profit chain that considers health unimportant at best. And places the blame where it lies.

Former President Bill Clinton said it best:

“We’ve got to change the diet of America, that’s the most important thing.”

“We’ve gotta change the way we produce and consume food.”

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The worst part of this whole thing is how it is affecting our children. Parenting is hard enough, but when unhealthy foods are not only marketed to kids, but experts are telling us that these unhealthy foods actually have nutritional benefits when they don’t, it is overwhelming. I can’t even imagine what it is like for families struggling with childhood obesity who have the best of intentions and are trying to help their children be healthier only to find out that their efforts are based on lies.

How to make a change:

It’s easy to feel powerless when it comes to your food. Unless you are growing and producing all of your own, you are at the mercy of the products on the shelves. You can however, make a change.

You just have to get FED UP.

  • Limit your purchases of food that HAS ingredients, and focus on foods that ARE ingredients. Fresh fruits & veggies, nuts, meats, etc.
  • Eliminate sodas and fruit juices.
  • Avoid sugar, including artificial sugar.
  • Restrict processed foods, especially if they include ingredients you don’t recognize.

FED UP is the mainstream film food advocates like me have been waiting for. It exposes the truth behind our global health epidemic and doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to placing blame. For the sake of future generations, everyone needs to watch this film. Watch and take action. Because what the food industry is doing to our children for the sake of profit is nothing short of reprehensible.

Get FED UP.

“It’s all preventable.”

More information about FED UP:

The FED UP Challenge:

Hopefully after seeing FED UP you will be inspired to reduce or even remove sugar from your diet. The FED UP Challenge will help you do just that starting Monday May 12th.

Fed Up Challenge-Logo

We are challenging you to GO SUGAR FREE FOR 10 DAYS. Start by cutting sodas and other sweetened beverages and foods that have ADDED sugars. EAT real, fresh, whole foods and stop consuming all products that contain added sugar including honey, molasses, agave, etc., and all liquid sugars, such as sodas, bottled teas, fruit juices, and sports drinks. This includes all artificial sugars and sugar substitutes.

No exceptions, so don’t ask! Artificial sweeteners slow your metabolism and make you crave and eat more food. Also, be aware of foods that may have hidden sugars, like yogurts, canned foods, spaghetti sauce, and ketchup. Watch for hidden names of sugar. Also try cutting out all flour products that turn to sugar in your body. Just for 10 days.

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36 Comments

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  • Reply Shannon 05/23/2014 at 11:58 pm

    Yes I have.

  • Reply BILL HOFF 05/23/2014 at 10:41 pm

    I started drinking Zevia to avoid BOTH sugar and aspartame.

  • Reply Thomas Murphy 05/23/2014 at 9:13 pm

    No I have never considered removing sugar from my diet.

  • Reply tina reynolds 05/23/2014 at 8:36 pm

    yes trying to limit it now and work on removing as much as possible

  • Reply RICHARD HICKS 05/23/2014 at 6:59 pm

    Yes and I drink and eat very few things with sugar.

  • Reply Mandiie 05/23/2014 at 2:40 pm

    I love this blog and I have been paleo since January :) so I’ve been FEDUP. What a great giveaway :)

  • Reply Danielle Vincent 05/23/2014 at 10:31 am

    I have thought about removing sugar, but that is so scary! It seems easier to just keep eating it. I am terrible!

  • Reply Amanda Sakovitz 05/23/2014 at 7:26 am

    Yes I have. My dr told me it would help reduce the pain in my shoulders so thats an added benefit.

  • Reply Jennifer Reed 05/23/2014 at 2:04 am

    I have not considered removing sugar from my diet but after reading this I am shocked by these statistics. I definitely need to reduce the amount of sugar I intake.

  • Reply Daniel M 05/22/2014 at 5:40 pm

    yes have been avoiding sugar

  • Reply Susan Smith 05/22/2014 at 11:53 am

    Yes, I have removed sugar from diet 6 months ago. I feel great and I’m loosing weight.

  • Reply Cynthia R 05/22/2014 at 11:09 am

    I have considered and read a lot of books for adkins where they talk about sugar a lot. I defintely agree in the last 50 or so years our sugar consumption has gotten out of control.

  • Reply Kim Henrichs 05/21/2014 at 8:00 pm

    I’ve cut it down considerably, but I don’t think I could cut it out completely. Although if I could find an alternative that I was comfortable with I would certainly try!

  • Reply Deb C 05/21/2014 at 1:05 am

    Yes, I have considered it and even did it for a week or so on different occasions. It is hard to do permanently, at least for me.

  • Reply anna pry 05/16/2014 at 9:06 pm

    yes, i’ve considered it but its very hard to do, sugar is highly addictive

  • Reply Deborah 05/15/2014 at 8:47 pm

    Yes, I removed most sugar from my diet almost 15 years ago.

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