A couple of weeks ago I watched a documentary called Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. It was an instant stream movie on Netflix. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before but I love documentaries. I rarely watch television these days as it no longer interests me. But I’ve definitely been on a documentary kick lately.
I won’t do a long review of this movie. But if you’re at all interested in losing weight and/or getting healthier, I highly recommend it. It’s all about juice fasting. If you’re interested in hearing more about juice fasting or juice cleansing it’s a great movie to watch. Very motivating! You can also go to the Reboot Your Life website, which talks about the different juicing programs you can choose.
Naaman and I are currently doing a 3-day juice cleanse. I don’t need to lose weight but I desperately need to get healthy. I eat a terrible diet primarily of highly processed foods. When we started our new budget this definitely cut down on fast food but I’m still eating it weekly and I hate it. It may taste good going down but it makes me feel so sick afterward.
Basically, I’m tired of being depressed. I’m tired of feeling sick. I’m tired of having no immune system. I’m tired of having acne that won’t go away. I’m tired of headaches and heartburn and digestion issues. I’m tired of never having any energy and being addicted to caffeine just to help me get through my day. So it was time to do something about it. Nothing like a New Year to start!
I went to GNC and bought this juicer for half price.
There are much more expensive ones but we wanted to see if we like juicing before we invest a lot of money in this.
So basically, we replace all meals with a fresh juice for three days. You heard me. No eating, only drinking. We also need to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. This is a healthy way to detoxify and “reboot” our bodies, as the maker of the movie calls it.
We had our first juice yesterday after I stocked up on fresh fruits and veggies.
Carrot, cucumber, apple, 1/2 lemon and 1/4 green pepper. Sounds disgusting, right? Only it wasn’t at all. It was delicious! As is the case with all the juices we’ve been drinking so far. There are a ton of websites with juice recipes. This is my favorite one so far. I love that it lists the ailment and then gives you the ingredients to put in your juice to combat it! I’ll definitely be doing the clear skin juice daily!
So we’re on Day 2 and to be honest, I’m not as hungry as I thought I would be. The worst part is not drinking my usual two cups of coffee a day. I miss it. I am surprised to find out just how addicted I am to caffeine and carbohydrates. But supposedly this detox will help stop the sugar cravings and make me crave fruits and veggies instead.
Like I said, I am not doing this to lose weight. In fact, my only concern is losing too much weight, which is why we are only doing this for three days. This is a way for us to kick off a more healthy lifestyle.
If you have any questions please feel free to comment and I’ll try to answer as soon as I can.
please note: I am NOT a doctor. I watched a movie and did research on doing a juice cleanse, which is not the same thing as a juice fast. We are doing the minimum of three days. If you want to try this and have concerns please discuss with your doctor.