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3 Documentaries That Will Impact My Lifestyle in 2016

Top 3 Documentaries

Woohoo – We made it to 2016! In the days prior to popping a cork and celebrating an epic 2015, I took time to reflect. What did 2015 bring to the table? What lessons did I learn or refuse to address? What literature had an impact? What lifestyle choices moved me forward? My preferred form of geeking out is definitely documentary films and three particular films made quite the impact on my dietary choices (thus my diabetes management) and overall mental state when it comes to what I put in my body.

THAT SUGAR FILM – One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. CLICK HERE to watch the trailer.

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VEGUCATED – Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time. CLICK HERE to watch the trailer.

Vegucated

FORKS OVER KNIVES – The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. CLICK HERE to watch the trailer.

Forks Over Knives

To be clear, I didn’t fully follow everything in these stellar documentaries because if that were the case – I would be eating sticks. Just kidding. My take away for each one was very different, but made me reconsider my lifestyle and how I can continue to update my dietary choices, which will undoubtedly impact my diabetes management and state of mind. I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop as I SLOWLY introduce new things and/or remove things from my current diet.

I’m taking a short hiatus because I’m in information overload, but….. you know how much I LOVE documentaries, so please pop in a comment below,on the DDG Facebook or Twitter feed if you have a suggestion I can check out once I’m ready to get back in the game.

Cheers to a happier, healthier and more food conscience 2016!

Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ for her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest - whatever that means.

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