There is nothing I like more than a good old documentary. Well that’s a lie, there is a lot of stuff I like more, a lot more. However, sitting on the sofa with a cup of tea (made with almond milk as I am off dairy at the moment) when its raining outside, I do love a documentary.

Netflix is the newest member of the Gallagher household and its blimming brilliant.

Last night we finished watching a documentary film called “Fat, Sick and nearly Dead”. It was produced in 2010 and is the story of two men who set out to rediscover their health after decades of poor eating habits and very little activity.


I wont give the whole film away but it shows just what you can do when you set your mind to it. These men followed a 60 day fast. No eating,  just drinking water and juice made from fruits and vegetables.

The results were amazing and although I don’t believe in some of the nutritional advice that was given, it is hard not to be impressed with the fantastic effort and perseverance of these guys.

What startled me, however, was the amount of people questioned within the film setting who were overweight, sick and unhappy. Joe (the main man) asked them what they ate, most people replied with a whole host of processed foods from hamburgers and cookies to large sodas and processed ready meals. 2 people were even looking for a hot dog stand at 11am so the could have a snack between breakfast and lunch!

When these people were asked if they would do a juicing fast, most of the people laughed and said no as they would not be able to stick to it. So the next question asked of them, “If you carry on going the way that you are, how much longer do you think you will love for?”

The answers staggered me, some “young” people were saying to 50years old, some were saying 10 more years. One guy was a doctor and said he has a unhealthy diet and said he would probably last until 40! I couldnt believe that people were risking their health and their futures because they couldnt change their diets.It’s so sad that in 2014 people are dying from a lot of causes that can be prevented with proper nutrition. Book shops are filled to the brim with “wonder” diets, we get inundated with weight loss shakes and magic pills. People are afraid of being honest with themselves. They are looking for other people or circumstances to blame for the state that their health is in. Only one person can control what goes into your body, no one else. The sooner people realise this, and more importantly believe it, the healthier we will be as a society.

Eat real food………………not processed rubbish, learn to take a simple ingredient and transform it into something magical that will nourish your body.

Real food will rot!!

Processed food won’t

mcdonalds 19=80


Make the right choice!






Katie has been in the health and fitness industry since 2001. After 7 years working within a major health club chain Katie set up her own company and now trains her clients at their homes and online. A passion for learning and helping people be the best that they can be has seen Katie consistently add to her list of qualifications. A qualified NLP practitioner, metabolic typist, sports massage therapist and personal trainer Katie aims to work with clients both physically and mentally. Since 2011 Katie has been a tutor and assessor for a nationwide training company that trains people to become Personal Trainers. She manages to squeeze all this in whilst also being a full time Mum of a 2 year old little boy.

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