Rest days are the best days!  Are you enjoying a lazy summer Sunday vegging out in the AC hiding out from 100 degree temps? Well you should be! If you are looking for something interesting to watch while you chill we’ve got you covered. Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 1.49.12 PM

We’ve all heard the age old line “knowledge is power” and in our experience let us tell you , it’s the truth! Picking up a book is our first instinct but on some lazy days Netflix/Youtube/Vimeo does the job. Check out our picks for Top 4 Food Documentaries (in no particular order)

  1. Food, Inc. – 2008 documentary, the production of food overall has more drastically changed, this powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why.Check out the film here!

 

2. Forks over Knives –  2011 Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. 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 our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.Check out the trailer here!

 

3. Super Size Me– 2004, Documentary director Morgan Spurlock features as the guinea pig in this film about the fast food industry. Inspired by America’s obesity epidemic, he goes on a diet of McDonald’s three times a day for thirty days straight in order to examine the effects of fast food consumption on the body and mind. The effects of the trial are harrowing: His body mass increases by 13%, his cholesterol levels skyrocket, fat accumulates in his liver, and he experiences mood swings and loss of libido. Super Size Me will completely change the way you think about eating and living.Mc D’s for real!

 

4.  Fed Up–  2014 Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and journalist Katie Couric investigate how the American food industry may be responsible for more sickness than previously realized. *** Good movie if you have kiddos struggling with weight/healthy eating.  Check out the trailer here!

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We hope you enjoy your Sunday, gain a little knowledge and start the week in positivity!! Icon Meals are now available at The Sweat Shop Dallas for your weekly healthy meals! Preorder your meals by Sunday at 3pm or just pick up a meal during business hours, only $8! If you need help getting on the right track with your nutrition, leave us a note.

Take back control, your body is your home, treat it with care!

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