Monday, September 15, 2014

I watched this documentary, Fed Up, over the weekend.  I was so excited to find the trailer, that I purchased and watched the movie the same day.  Here is the trailer: 

It is shocking and true and scary and everyone should watch this movie.  I do have a slight issue - they do not get into what the solution is.  It felt like a "Part 1" - strictly focusing on the problem.

It was frustrating to watch for me, because I feel like I now know the solution.  It's easy, it really is, and I hope I can help anyone reading this understand just how easy.

We say "NO" to so many things, it doesn't have to be so hard to say "NO" to putting poison in your body.

Let me know if you may be interested in seeing it - we are happy to host a screening!



  1. Can't wait to see the documentary. Tell me, since your kids are older than mine (mine are still 2 and under) how do you deal with saying "no to putting poison in your body" to other parents when your kids are at their house to play, or for parties, or other group social setting?

  2. Hi Audrey, thanks for your question. Since this is fairly new to our family, we haven’t limited our children’s sugar intake quite as much as ours. Luckily, our kids are open to trying new things so I can experiment with some really cool low carb alternatives! We never talk about being fat or overweight, but we talk often about being healthy and eating healthy – this is very important so they don’t ever become self-conscious of their bodies which can lead to other problems down the road! Breakfast and lunch for them still typically include some of their higher carb foods, but they usually eat the same dinner as us which always includes a nightly salad. They are extremely active with karate and dancing but if we ever saw any issue beginning we would adjust their diets accordingly.

    We recently had to pack a picnic lunch and we all easily ate a low carb meal - tuna salad, pickles, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese, strawberries, almonds and water… lots of water. Although they are not low-carb, we like to give them Zbars, which is an easy and healthy choice for a snack because they are made of all organic ingredients. Organic fruits and vegetables are also an enormous part of our diet. I’ll get to that in a later post!

    We are not doctors or nutritionists, but we feel we are finally doing what works best for our family, and most likely will work great for you too. We know it is hard to limit and monitor everything the kids eat, since the poison is literally all around them whenever and wherever they go, but that is where creativity and substitutions get fun. My daughter loves chicken fingers, and now she loves my low carb version made with Almond flour and parmesan cheese. It’s a little bit making healthy and fun choices and a little bit eating absolutely yummy and filling food. It doesn't sound so bad, huh?