On a rainy afternoon last week when I could find nothing else to do, I started to peruse Netflix. Being that I like documentaries and true stories, I came across this one. Fat Sick & Nearly Dead is a true story of an Australian man named Joe Cross who made it his mission to travel across America, with his juicer in tow to regain his health. The outcome was amazing. Simply taking fruits & vegetables and juicing them was curing diseases that people had and making people feel better.
And of course Netflix gave me
I thought a lot about this, because it was simply amazing the effects it was having on people. I'm already a couple steps ahead in that, I already don't eat meat. I cut the soda habit out last Christmas, and all else I would have to give up is the little dairy I eat consisting of cheese and ice cream. I wasn't quite sure if I could do the whole juicing thing, so the husband and I started this week with a plant based diet. OK, well kinda. I added in nuts and beans for some protein. And he's still having chicken. But whatever, my diet is now 95% pure fruits & vegetables.
So, I am now at the end of day four with this. Nothing but fruits & vegetables. I've had 2 servings of beans and a few handfuls of nuts for snacks. It's not bad. I'm not craving anything. Ive been tired though. They did mention this could happen in the first few weeks. This morning I was a little grumpy cause I was tired and didn't want to work. But if I'm going to be honest, being tired in the morning and not wanting to go to work is not much different then any other day. Just Sayin'
So, now fries and onion rings no more. Cheese and Ice cream are no longer existent in my house.
My dinner more looks like this now.
Well, sorta. Add some lettuce in with that and some other veggies too.
I'm not sure if I could go with 100% of juicing though.
We went to the wholesale food market yesterday and stocked up.
It wasn't fun cleaning and cutting all
However, I'm really hoping it makes a difference. Really there is nothing to lose.
I recommend if you want to try and feel better, or even lose a little weight to check these videos out.
Even if you don't have weight to lose, and you already feel great or you want to continue to feel like crap, I still recommend you watch these. Its a little eye opening at the effects this food has on you.
If you take time to watch these, let me know what you think ...
Disclaimer: This does not mean I will never eat cotton candy, popcorn, gummy bears, french fries, cheese, ice cream, and all other things I love again. I'm trying this out for a few weeks, to see how it goes. Will I splurge and have some pizza on a Saturday night, maybe I will. And
On a final note, I would like to thank my new followers for joining me. I really love all the comments too, and I reply to each one unless you don't have your email linked up with blogger, then I cannot respond. So please link it up - I want to be able to respond!