True or False

The Hunger Games movie was delicious. Can I use the word delicious to describe a movie? Hunger, delicious. It fits.

I got in line at the movie theater last night at 5:40 pm for the 7 pm show. There was about 50 people in front of me. Of course, I expected the crowds, but it was crazy! Danny dropped the kids off at his parent’s house and was back at about 6:15. They let us into the theater at about 6:30pm. The whole time I was standing, the bottom of my feet were killing me. I kept trying to shift to take the pressure off my feet. I was so glad to sit down.

I really loved The Hunger Games movie. I thought that it stayed really true to the book. A lot of violence of course, but that’s to be expected. I haven’t read the book in quite a while, but here are a few things that I noticed:

  • In the book, you know what Katniss is thinking, in the movie you don’t. So, if you haven’t read the book, then you don’t realize that she doesn’t actually love Peeta, she’s just acting to save her own behind.
  • Also if you haven’t read the book, you never know why Peeta tried to get Katniss killed by working with Districts 1 and 2 for the first half of the Hunger Games.
  • The part where Rue dies is true to the book. However, I wish they would have added the part where District 11 sends a package to Katniss. I think it was bread or something like that. I thought that was an important part because it showed that unity was beginning to take place within the Districts.
  • In my mind, Gale is always a tall, blonde, and Peeta is always smaller and dark-haired. Not sure why I think that, it’s just how I always pictured them. And yes, I know that the book describes their appearances.

Have you seen The Hunger Games yet? Thoughts?

Last night, I was reading my new All You magazine, and there was an article with true and false questions about nutrition. I thought it would be fun to post them here. How many can you get correct?

  1. True or false? Drink water before a meal and you will eat less.
  2. True or false? Your breakfast should always include dairy.
  3. True or false? If you’re watching your weight, you should never snack between meals.
  4. True or false? For maximum nutritional value, you should always eat your vegetables raw.
  5. True or false? You burn more body fat if you exercise on an empty stomach.
  6. True or false? In-season produce delivers more nutrients.
  7. True or false? Getting protein after a workout protects your muscles.

Answers:

  1. True. Water makes you feel fuller. Sometimes we actually mistake hunger for thirst.
  2. False. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture recommends three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy products per day. You don’t always have to include dairy at breakfast, although it’ll knock out one dairy serving for the day.
  3. False. Waiting too long between meals can make you overly hungry, giving you the opportunity to overeat. Eat every three to five hours.
  4. False. Some veggies need to be cooked to make them digestible. Some of the nutrients are released during the cooking process. Just don’t cook veggies until their mushy; this causes them to lose nutrients. Steaming veggies is your best option.
  5. False. You need carbs to fuel your body during exercise. Even something small like a banana of a glass of OJ works.
  6. True. In-season fruits and veggies are higher in nutrients.
  7. True. Protein-rich foods starts the process of muscle recovery (hello, chocolate milk!).

Questions of the day:

  • How many true/false did you get correct?
  • Have you seen The Hunger Games yet? Do you plan on seeing it?
  • Have you read The Hunger Games  book? If not, what was the last book you read? If you hate books, what was the last tv show you watched?

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9 Responses to True or False

  1. How she got the mockingjay pin was different in the movie also! I thought how she got the pin was kind of important!

  2. I got number 4 wrong. I am not planning on watching it.

  3. Hunger Games were the last books I read. Think I got way too invested in the characters. Plan on seeing it soon!!

  4. My friend also commented about not being able to hear the character’s thoughts. I was disappointed about how Katniss got the Mockingjay pin in the movie. I really liked the movie. I thought the President played by Donald Sutherland was PERFECTLY evil and the host of the Hunger Games played by Stanley Tucci was also great casting.

  5. I can’t wait to see the movie! I never go into a movie expecting it to be exactly like the book because they never are. I watched a preview before reading the books so Gale, Katniss and Peeta all looked like the actors in my head while I was reading it – I did the same thing with Twilight :)

  6. Marlene

    got number 4 wrong! Haven’t read the book, but the movie looks like something I would like to see, however, I’ll probably wait a few weeks before going. The last book I read was Sticks & Stones by Diane Mott Davidson, her books are about a caterer that ends up solving a crime. I’ve read several by her and while they are interesting I love that they recipes in them and the ones I’ve tried are very good!

  7. I totally agree with all your observations about the movie. I kept waiting for Katniss’s mind to “speak”. I was bummed that they forgot to do the cannon at some spots, especially when Rue died. The cannon was kinda important in the book.
    Got #5 wrong! I thought it was true but just not a good idea, since body fat isn’t as readily available for energy.

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