When I first started on my healthy journey around seven years ago, I returned to vegetarianism, began to swap junk food snacks for healthier dried fruit and refined sugar free alternatives and changed to a natural beauty regime. I was first sparked by seeing ‘paraben free’ labels on baby products when we had Bella and started investigating what a paraben was.
It was then that I realised companies were putting all sorts of things in food and beauty products that I didn’t want in my body. I never thought about companies using chemicals before this and just assumed everything we use is really safe.
Once I started obsessing about chemicals, we soon started buying organic food too.
I read as much as I could and watched as much as I could.
I also stumbled across Deliciously Ella who turned from a sugar junkie to a plant based diet overnight and managed to relieve her illnesses. At this time I had discovered Nakd bars and was intrigued by them only containing natural ingredients and them saying ‘join the wholefood revolution’. I started questioning everything I consumed and was researching more and more.
These three things: ‘paraben free’ labels, reading the story of Deliciously Ella and wanting to learn more about this ‘wholefood revolution’ printed on the side of Nakd bars, really set me off on a much healthier lifestyle.
Oh, and there might have been a vein I pulled off a piece of chicken from KFC that made me return to vegetarianism overnight too! (Then luckily I read more and more and eventually went vegan which has been one of the best things I’ve ever done.)
I tried to get my husband Ben on board as much as I could, but he had no interest in watching the health lectures I found myself addicted to online. I was amazed by them and trying to show them to Ben, but I guess they reminded him of being back at school and a boring man talking at the front of the classroom!
That was until I discovered the film ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’ by Joe Cross!
As soon as I watched it I knew this was something my husband would enjoy watching. There were no long lectures of biochemistry for him to fall asleep too! It was more of a fun film not set in a lecture hall, but following one man’s journey to better health by swapping his unhealthy lifestyle for 60 days of only drinking fruits and vegetables!
It’s a light hearted film with a serious message.
The transformation of Joe Cross is incredible.
Ben agreed to watch it and thus his healthy living journey with me began!
He pretty much immediately bought a juicer and started juicing and making healthy switches too.
Since watching that film, Ben has watched numerous plant-based and healthy living films.
We’re even both vegan now and the kids too. We have been on a very healthy living journey over several years and our lifestyles are very different to when we first met!
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So, having been the very first film that sparked my husband’s curiosity into leading a healthier lifestyle, it seemed a great choice for my very first blog giveaway prize on Healthy Vix.
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