Hungry for Change

Hungry for Change

Morgan Schwab

Everyone is familiar with the fact that nicotine is in cigarettes which causes them to be addicting. Now ask yourself, why are some people addicted to food? The Food Matters film “Hungry for Change,” which can be watched on Netflix, exposes the truths about what is in our food and why diets are a trap.


The fast food restaurants and even the grocery stores from which we get our food have done immense research to figure out the deceptive strategies designed to keep us coming back for more.


According to James Colquhoun and Laurentine Bosch, the creators of the best selling documentary, the reason America is obese is because of all the processed foods we take in every single day, and when we feel fat or bloated, our natural response is to go on a fad diet. In reality, diets don’t work.


Humans are naturally made to eat and store fat for the winter. It’s a fact derived from our ancient ancestors that’s been happening for thousands of years. The truth of why diets don’t work is because people quit eating the unhealthy foods their bodies are so used to eating, so the foods they do eat are stored as fat rather than protein because their body goes into famine mode. The body thinks it is starving to death.


The documentary taught me more information about the food products we put into our bodies than I ever thought I could know. For example, the main ingredient in blueberry muffins is also used to winterize motorhomes, according to Jon Gabriel, weight loss and visualization expert and the author and creator of The Gabriel Method. Another example: the diet soda millions of people consume every single day contains aspartame, which is known to cause cancer, blindness, and several other serious health problems. The reason aspartame is in diet soda is because it is 200 times sweeter than sugar and companies like Coca Cola can put in bold letters “Sugar Free!” on their cans to make people convinced diet soda is healthier than regular soda when in fact it is significantly worse.


“Hungry for Change” features interviews with best selling health authors and leading medical experts, plus real life transformation stories with those who know what it’s like to be sick, unhappy, and overweight. If you want to lose weight or even just get educated about what you’re putting into your body everyday, I recommend watching this documentary. It may just change your life.