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Giveaway: Hungry for Change book

Sunday, 6 January 2013
Hungry for Change book

Hungry for Change bookSometime last year I saw a promotion on Twitter for a free viewing of a film called “Hungry for Change”. We watched it over a few days (it’s over an hour long) and I have to say that it is the best information source I have seen when it comes to nutrition, the role of the food industry in what’s happening to the shape of humans and how we can take charge of our health and fitness again.

You can watch the first 20 minutes of the film free online here and I have a book to give away to one of you – it covers the topics from the film and also has some additional information like recipes, detox plans and how to read nutrition labels.

To make this giveaway a bit more fun, I’ve set up a Rafflecopter entering system below. All you have to do is leave me a comment below – telling me what one (or many) healthy changes you’re making to your life this year. This can be to walk at least 5km a day, or to substitute sparkling water + fruit juice for Diet Coke – anything you can think of that you know is doable for you!

For additional entries you can like my Facebook page, tweet about the giveaway and follow me on Twitter.

Note: I will ship to ANYWHERE in this world!

Before you jump into it, here’s what Hungry for Change website says about the book:

Nutritional consultants, documentary filmmakers and authors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch have teamed up with the world’s leading experts in nutrition and natural medicine to create Food Matters and now Hungry for Change. Motivated by an illness in their own family the duo set off to uncover the truth behind the real causes of illness, disease and obesity. This has resulted in two groundbreaking documentary films and now a practical, prescriptive companion book to help you transform your eating habits and change your life.

A how-to guide for breaking free from the diet trap, Hungry for Change is based on the indisputable premise that ‘Food Matters,’ as it exposes the truth about the diet industry and the dangers of food addictions, and enables you to take charge of your health and strengthen your mind and body.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

P.S. Boring stuff – I will pick a random number via random.org after the giveaway has closed and will use Rafflecopter to generate a list of all entries. Winner will be announced within 24-48 hours after the closing date.

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  • Erin Saturday, 12 January 2013 at 22:38

    I’ll be signing up for a run/triathlon/something each month to keep me motivated, and also have some fun. M and I have just completed one for January: an 11km run. I’m planning to go alcohol free in February, which will be difficult given a week away for a work conference and a girls’ weekend! They are the specific, measurable things for now. I’m also trying to incorporate more vegan food into our diets. I’m not willing (ready) to cut anything out of my diet completely. I prefer to focus on eating for vegies and enjoying those items that are questionable health-wise (coffee, bread, dairy, etc.) in moderation. I’m sure I’ll change my focus as my body does, but that’s where I’m at for now.

    I’ve read good things about this book/film, so I’ll add it to my little list of things to read/watch.

    By the way, I love the new blog. It’ll be fantastic to read about your preparation for the marathon. We’ll have to organise a Skype session so we can keep up with the family news too. E x

  • Gemma Saturday, 12 January 2013 at 19:05

    Oooo lots – portion control, no weekday chocolate etc, 3 cups of tea a day only and get back into running so I can run a half marathon by summer

  • Otilia Saturday, 12 January 2013 at 12:46

    Eating and getting healthier. Reduce the meat and sugar in my diet.

  • Eva Wednesday, 9 January 2013 at 19:31

    Since last year off coffee, this year planning to get off sugar aswell ;)

    9 days and counting! :)

  • Kats Tuesday, 8 January 2013 at 21:29

    well, practically to continue that I began already mid last year, so not really change – eating more vegetables and salads and less white bread cakes, sweets etc.

  • Kaili Monday, 7 January 2013 at 18:30

    I will try to take every day at least 30 min long walk.

  • Tikker Monday, 7 January 2013 at 17:07

    I have never known how to listen my body… I think I will start with that. I am thinking we should try to eliminate one thing at a time to see how it feels for all of us. Just wondering how long it takes no notice the difference…

    First thing is definitely refined sugar. That means no more “regular” chocolate, we eat that a lot. I’m not sure about unrefined sugar, will probably still use a bit of that. I only used it in coffee and for baking – don’t drink coffee almost at all these days and haven’t been baking for a long time (well, only gingerbread).

    Then maybe gluten :P Maybe lactose one day… Will see.

    But I do think the most important thing is to learn how to listen my body. How else will I know what is good and what is not… People are so different…

    • MrsB Tuesday, 8 January 2013 at 08:31

      I’m really sensitive to food I’ve found (probably more now that I’m old ;)… certain things quickly make me bloated, tired, grumpy, etc. so it’s not difficult to listen to my body. If your digestive system is a bit more robust then it might take you a week of cutting something out to see if you have more energy, for example, or whether anything else is feeling/looking better.

  • Helen Monday, 7 January 2013 at 15:05

    On Day 6 of no sugar, eczema patch had on face for year has cleared up. Older I get the more I think the everything in moderation line is wrong for a lot of the population. Would be interested to read this book. Am going to watch the first 20 minutes of the film now whilst I fold laundry!!

  • Kadi Monday, 7 January 2013 at 13:27

    Hello! My name is Kadi and I did found this blog by reading blog of Tikker! As my english is not so perfect ,I hope it’s OK to continue in estonian!? Sorry about that.
    Tere veelkord. Olen 39 aastane, 2 poisi ema (üks 2,3 aastane ja teine 4,5 kuune),kohe 15-aastat oma mehe ja laste isaga koos olnud natuke ülekaaluline rõõmsameelne ja positiivne naine ja ema.
    Nüüd siis asjast :-). Olen terve oma elu (ka peale esimese lapse sündi),kaalunud 62 kopikatega kg. Nüüd siis aga peale teise poja sündi seisab kaal 74 peal. NAELUTATUD! Pean natuke täpsustama,et elan keset metsa,minu juures elab insuldi-haige ema ja mees on enamus aja kodust töö tõttu eemal või saabub hilja õhtul,see tähendab kõik omakorda,et pole eriti olemas sellist asja nagu MINU AEG.Lähim linn on 20 km kaugusel ja seal puuduvad korralikud treeningsaalid.Okei,miks ma siis näiteks metsajooksu ei harrasta!?Enne talve tulekut sõitsin ratast ca 23 km ringi,aga hetkel on siin lähimad teed kõik korralikult jäised ning enne kevadet õuetrenni ma ees ei näe ja ausalt öeldes on see ka puhtalt koduse olukorra tõttu võimatu (s.t. minna kodust ka tunniks üksi eemale).Seega on variant kaalu langetada alustada toitumisest. Pean tunnistama,et mulle meeldib kokata ja ka süüa.Olen oma isklikust menüüst kõrvaldanud magustatud mahlad (ostsin mahlapressi ja olen selle ostuga ülimalt rahul). Tarbin tõesti ohtralt vett. Loobusin suhkru lisamisest hommikukohvile.Raskemaks teeb olukorra aga see,et ma ei ela üksi,mees,vanem poeg ja ka ema ootavad igapäevast sooja toitu lauale ja siin on minu jaoks asi kerge käest minema.Toorsalat on meie pere suur lemmik,aga sama on ka sealiha igal erineval kujul,poiss armastab muidugi makarone igast asendist jne. Ühesõnaga retseptifantaasiast jääb vajaka.Sellest,mis maitseks kõigile;et emme saaks koos perega sama toitu süümepiinadeta nautida.Rääkisin täna just vennanaisega,sest meenus,et 11 aastat tagasi võttis ta kaalust tublisti alla,aga selgus,et alustuseks tegi ta nädala veedieeti,mis on minu jaoks siiski liialt ekstreem ega kõla kuigi tervislikult-mõistlikult.
    Vot selline kommentaar sai siis kokku :-).Pusin siin edasi,üritades kevadeks ikka riided selga süüa,sest see on kordi odavam garderoobivahetusest. :-)
    Tervitades,Kadi

    • MrsB Tuesday, 8 January 2013 at 08:32

      Sent you an email :)

      • Kadi Tuesday, 8 January 2013 at 13:51

        Thank You for answering!

  • Una Monday, 7 January 2013 at 11:45

    I really like this film and would love to read the book as well. I also recommend a film called “Food Matters”.

    I watched that film last year and noticed that they are talking about green juices. So I went online to see what’s that about. Green juices seem to be really healthy and I wanted to try to make them. I bought kale, cucumber, apples, lime, carrots, pears, celery and tried a different combination every day. Really tasty juices. Just have to be careful with celery as it has a very special taste (awful!), so don’t use that too much. So I made the juices every day for a month and me and my boyfriend were so full of energy and felt healthy. But then life got busy with moving and Christmas… and I forgot to make the juice. We ate a lot of rubbish over Christmas and only now we run out of all the cookies and chocolate. So it’s time be healthy again.

    The healthy change I am going to make this year is the same juice. I am going to make it every day. And it will make me stronger, it makes me feel more awake and nourishes my body. And my boyfriend’s.

    • MrsB Monday, 7 January 2013 at 11:47

      Juicing is one thing I haven’t tried yet as I don’t have a juicer. It’s a good thing my birthday is coming up in a few months!

  • I. Monday, 7 January 2013 at 10:06

    I’ve decided to dedicate 3 mornings a week to walking/running for minimum of 30 minutes. Though I’m still walking too much of that, I’d like to arrive to a point when a 30minute run won’t kill me.

    • Kadi Monday, 7 January 2013 at 16:36

      When my children’s are little older,I would like to start speed-walking mixed with running as long as I can to our lake (2,4 km),swimming,when it’s warmer and back to home. Hope to start in spring. I love Your post and the last word’s of it!

  • Pirjo Monday, 7 January 2013 at 08:11

    To give up all wheat and sugar.

  • Efka Monday, 7 January 2013 at 08:11

    I will do cruches daily.

    • MrsB Monday, 7 January 2013 at 11:45

      You’re best to plank – more effective for them abs :)

      • Efka Saturday, 12 January 2013 at 21:08

        good point :)

  • Inga Monday, 7 January 2013 at 07:41

    I have realized that drinking coffee is messing me up. I’m also addicted to sugar unfortunately. My resolution is to obstain from coffee entirely and substitute it with green tee. I’ve tried it in past, it actually works. About sugar, we’ll see..

  • Ivi Monday, 7 January 2013 at 06:45

    I will overcome my chocolate addiction, I promise :)

  • Liza Monday, 7 January 2013 at 06:09

    I am trying to walk more – substituted the morning bus ride to work with walking – I’m already feeling the difference!

  • Dagne Monday, 7 January 2013 at 02:30

    Eat clean and exercise!

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  • Kitty Sunday, 6 January 2013 at 23:09

    I’ve decided not to make unhealthy food choices just because they’re cheaper – I earn enough to be able to eat properly! (Mind you, I’m not promising to resist all the cravings etc – just that I won’t let price limit my choices…)

  • Claire Sunday, 6 January 2013 at 23:02

    I am trying to eat the correct amounts of sugar, protein, fat, carbs etc.. It’s hard seem to a lot over on the sugar :/

  • Kamila Sunday, 6 January 2013 at 22:00

    We are trying to reduce portion size and generally eat more healthier. X

  • Brooke Sunday, 6 January 2013 at 21:19

    Sounds like a book I could use!