Because I Said So: What to Watch Next: Netflix Documentaries
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

What to Watch Next: Netflix Documentaries

I swear I didn't used to be all into documentaries--I thought they were for nerds or my dad. Recently, since I got Netflix, I've been obsessed. I wrote about a few that I watched here, but I'm back on a documentary kick and I want to share with y'all what I'm watching!



Fed Up: 
 
PUT THIS ON YOUR WATCH LIST NOW. I originally saw this documentary floating around on Netflix and added to "My List" for later. After reading Jessica's, from Wifesticated, post on it, I knew I had to watch it. 

The gist of this documentary is two fold: the amount of sugar in processed foods is unbelievable and the major food cooperations: Coke, Pepsi, etc are fighting to keep it that way. Newsflash people: foods that boast LOW CALORIE, LOW FAT, REDUCED FAT, etc are making you fatter not because of the amount of calories or fat--check the amount of sugar. It makes me livid and frustrated. There shouldn't be 34 grams of sugar in a Powerade, a drink that is "supposed" to help you recover after you workout. 

Watch it for yourself and I promise you'll look at food differently. Currently, I want to only shop local farmer's markets and the whole foods aisle at the grocery store and throw everything away in my kitchen to start fresh. This is becoming a once a week occurrence, I know, but I'm trying my best to change my relationship with food.

 
Brain Games:
This is actually a series that takes you illusion by illusion into what is really going on in your brain. In a fun, non boring science way, that is. Prepare to have your mind blown on so many different levels. Apparently, color is all in our head. Chew on that one.


Also, not really a documentary, but one of my favorite shows to come home and watch after school, Bill Nye the Science Guy. Is now on Netflix. I repeat BILL NYE y'all.





30 comments:

  1. I watched FED UP recently as well. It was shocking to me about the differences in food twenty years ago and food now. Also how they brainwashed us about cheese... Like what?!

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    1. I know right!? It makes me so mad!

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  2. I'm always looking for new shows to watch. Great recommendations.

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  3. who needs cable when you have netflix, right now I am watching a different world which was an old show i loved. great suggestions I will have to check them out too

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  4. Adding these to my watch list ASAP! Thank you for the suggestions!

    xo Ashley
    Twenties Girl Style

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  5. OHh sounds great! These are two things I am looking forward to watching! I cannot wait! Thanks for reminding me! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Love this post! Brain Games is a definite favorite of mine, but I refuse to watch any food documentaries. I'll end up going insane!

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

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    1. I'm slightly go crazy because of all of the food docs haha

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  7. I loved Fed Up. You should also check out Forks over Knives, Vegucated and Food Inc. I watch food docs like it's my job. Ha! It's wonderful to be informed. My diet has always been healthy, but I have focused on it so much more now being so informed.
    Xx

    heapsofme.com

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    1. I've watched them ALL! I love food docs haha

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  8. I've watched Fed Up twice and am kind of obsessed. The sugar statistics made me so angry... It's made me want to watch my sugar intake even more. I let my 10th and 11th grade students watch this as well.

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  9. I literally lit up when I saw Bill Nye on the "recently added" reel. SO. EXCITED!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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  10. I'm always looking for things to watch on Netflix so I'll have to add these to the list!

    XO
    Ashley
    privateschoolprepster.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad I could help! Fed Up is really so good!

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  11. I'll have to check both of those out! The CEO where I work was talking about Fed Up recently. I'll have to check it out for myself!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  12. YAY! New things to watch! Thank you! Hehe! Time to get addicted, now!
    xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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    1. Seriously! You've been warned haha

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  13. I am really interested to watch Fed Up!! I'm already not really a soda drinker, but it does kind of fascinate me what's in all that (plus what's in processed foods!).
    I also just saw an article in my Facebook pop up about a new acclaimed Netflix documentary about how young teenage girls get lured into the porn industry- it sounds very sad but also like something important to see so I might check that out soon too!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. I was surprised that I liked it so much!

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  15. Fed Up is so good! I love documentaries and they're pretty much all I watch so love seeing these picks!

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    1. Documentaries get a bad name for being boring, but when it's something you're interested in, it's so not boring!

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  16. I really need to watch Fed up. I've heard great things and also bad things about it. Documentaries are great, if you're in the mood for them.

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  17. Omg I've been dying to watch this documentary! I'm so glad it's on Netflix.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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    1. It's the best and even better since it's on Netflix!

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  18. I haven't watched Fed Up but I love Brain games!

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  19. I've been meaning to watch Fed Up for a while, but I'm afraid because I know it'll make me want to cut out all of my favorite junk foods, haha.

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