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Change Your Food Change Your Life
Change Your Food Change Your Life
Actor: Jill Ovnik
Director: Bill Youmans
UR     2005     1hr 20min

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Actor: Jill Ovnik
Director: Bill Youmans
Studio: BYP Productions
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Full length
DVD Release Date: 03/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated

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Movie Reviews

Wonderfully informative.
L. Bressler | 02/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My 9 and 6 y/o daughters and I watched Jill's DVD as soon as it arrived. We've been Vegan for a very short time and watching her DVD reinforced the reasons why. She provides a wealth of information, including the detriments of eating animal products and the overwhelming benefits of eating plant based foods only. I especially loved her trips to a grocery store and a natural foods store. She pointed out many items that we already use and some we hope to try. Her recommendations were very helpful. My daughters got a kick out of her trips to various restaurants. It made them very hungry!! And her outtakes were hilarious. It showed how very real and down-to-earth she is."
Informative and Eye-Opening
J. Carpio | MI | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD will give you some facts and figures that you never would have previously entertained. Jill Ovnik, the creator and "star" of the DVD, walks the viewer through her personal transition from a diet which included meat and dairy products to a diet that is completely void of such items, a vegan diet.

If you are a vegitarian that is ready to go to the "next level", or if you are a meat eater that has thought about veganism, this DVD is for you. If you have health issues, especially those that could be related to meat consumption, (heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis) then this DVD is for you. You will learn about the benefits of a meat-free, vegan diet in terms of solid facts and statistics. Jill will take you shopping to explore the many choices that are available with such a diet. She also details several recipes that are favorites of hers and instructs viewers how they can go about eating in their favorite dining establishments while still adhering to their food preferences.

Give this DVD a chance--it will, as the title suggests, change your life!
Change Your Food, Change Your Life
Catmom | CA | 01/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I received my DVD yesterday and watched it last night. Jill Ovnik does a wonderful job in presenting the facts in an interesting, down-to-earth way. I have read many books on veganism and believe her presentation is very accurate. The plus is that she is witty and grabs your attention. I will watch it again and again, and learn something new each time."
Sarah L | Chicago, IL | 11/07/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I checked out this video from my local library after going vegan several weeks ago. While the intent of the DVD is good, it is poorly produced and seems more like a home video. I am glad I did not purchase it.

The first part of the DVD is a speech she gave regarding the problems of the SAD (Standard American Diet) and why vegan is better. She essentially rattles off statistics and flashes charts on an overhead projector. There could be much improvement here and the content seems too alarmist, which tends to scare people off. I actually felt sorry for the people in the audience and was often embarrassed for her.

The second portion of the DVD is video of her shopping at a local grocery store and natural food store. She walks around picking up processed food products and indicates which ones she likes. I would have preferred more focus on whole grains and vegetables, especially some of the ones most people don't know about or are afraid to try.

The third portion of the DVD is video of her ordering food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at local restaurants. There was good content here and lots of ideas to share. I do think she should have mentioned how some seemingly vegan foods can have animal products. Did she ask the Italian restaurant if there pasta has eggs in it? Or if the oatmeal at the breakfast place is made with milk? These types of questions would have been helpful.

The final portion of the video is recipes. This was the best part of the DVD -- she give practical advice and easy preparation. This portion of the video should have been expanded.

I'm somewhat glad I watched the video, but overall I was disappointed. Jill is a charismatic woman with lots of vegan experience and great advice to share. I just think a more thought out, professionally produced video would have been worth the cost and effort."