I viewed “Fed Up” on Netflix and felt my heart breaking for the children featured because of their struggle with obesity. Their well-meaning parents and doctors were feeding them the standard "eat less, exercise more" advice and setting up these children for failure. They were told to eat less FAT which leads to increased hunger, increased consumption of carbs, and a vicious cycle of weight gain. My hope is that they received real help after being part of this film and that parents who view Fed Up feel empowered to help their own children.
For more information on the film, here is a synopsis from FedUpMovie.com
Thirty years ago the U.S. Government issued its first ever dietary guidelines and with it one of the greatest health epidemics of our time ensued. In her documentary feature debut, executive producer and narrator Katie Couric joins Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth), Regina Scully (The Invisible War) and Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped) to explore why, despite media attention and government policies to combat childhood obesity, generations of kids will now live shorter lives than their parents.
Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths the dirty little secret the food industry doesn't want you to know- far more of us are sick from what we are eating than anyone has ever realized. The truth is, only 30% of people suffering from diet-related diseases are actually obese; while 70% of us — even those of us who look thin and trim on the outside — are facing the same consequences, fighting the same medical battles as the obese among us.
Following a group of children for more than two years, director Stephanie Soechtig achieves a profound intimacy with them as they document their uphill battles to follow the conventional wisdom, 'diet and exercise', in order to live healthier, fuller lives. They are undertaking a mission impossible. In riveting interviews with the country's leading experts, Fed Up lays bare a decadeslong misinformation campaign orchestrated by Big Food and aided and abetted by the U.S. Government.
Cooking is serious business.
Just kidding! If it isn't fun, easy, and delicious, then what's the point? More and more families (including ours) are choosing a high fat/low carb & low sugar lifestyle for its numerous health and weight loss benefits. With a little creativity and planning, eating this way can be simple, delicious, and life-changing. I believe my grandchildren will be shocked by the amount of processed "food" and sugar we ate before their time. Join me in this eating and cooking revolution! From my kitchen to yours,