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The recipe book proved to be a wonderful resource as well. Most of the recipes in there are really easy; I made the Sweet Potato Fries the same week I received my package in the mail, and I have my eye on so many more. Coconut Chai, Raw Creamed Fennel Soup, Zucchini Pomodoro and Avocado Chocolate Mousse all sound - and look - so good! As I'm working on cleaning up my eating habits, I feel like this book is a great first step in that direction.
I thought I'd end with a few quotes from the film that really resonated with me:
"We are not eating food anymore, we are eating food-like products"
"Studies have shown that if you drink diet soda, within a couple of years you'll be fatter than when you first started drinking the diet soda"
"Don't turn in to a diet. Keep the focus always on adding [...] the best strategy we've got is to just add in the good stuff. Eventually it's going to crowd out the bad stuff"
"Freshly extracted juice is the 15 minute nutrient express to health"
"The skin is a true symbol of our health, because it's the last place to get nutrition. If you can drive all those nutrients all the way through to the skin, then you know it's gotten everywhere else too"
"Exercise - taking a walk 3-4 times a week - is as good as antidepressants for mild to moderate depression"
"Something happens when you take care of yourself, you realize you're precious"
Did you see Hungry For Change yet? If yes, what did you think of it? If not and you still need more convincing, you can watch the first 20 minutes of it online for free here.