I really feel like I am on God’s path for me. After watching Hungry for Change I noticed some of the speakers themselves had “starred” in movies, basically they had some kind of health issue and they documented their journey to health. One guy, Joe, he did a movie called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I happened to find that movie is offered free (again LOVE free!) on hulu.com! So this weekend Hubby and I sat down to take a peek. Let me just say that I am overjoyed that Hubby is on board with all these things I bring up. I am truly blessed to have such a supportive spouse.
The movie starts with Joe, an Australian who is over weight and has an auto immune disorder. He decides to go on a 30 day juice fast and travels to the USA to do so. On his journey he meets a truck driver named Phil, who also has the same auto immune disorder that Joe has. Joe tells Phil that if he ever wants to turn his life around, Phil was morbidly obese (many truck drivers seem to be) and very sick, to call him. After Joe completes his journey, Phil calls him. The last half of the movie is about Phil’s journey. I couldn’t stop watching! I had to see what was going to happen to these two.
Well Joe lost a ton of weight, his big gut was gone. Phil eventually got off ALL medications and lost, I believe it was half of his weight. All they “ate” was juice and water. It was really life changing stuff.
I was ready to join the juicing “revolution” when Sunday morning I woke up to Hubby making up some Chorizo. After reading that it contained “spices” which can be a way to hide chemicals like MSG, I decided to opt out of that breakfast option. Hubby would later wish he chose that as well, but live and learn sometimes I guess. I had a green smoothie with no milk but water instead, I added my normal spirulina, kelp, dulce, carob and wheat grass powders and it was satisfying and energizing. We did eat food yesterday, and actually there is a youtube video where Joe says that you get a bit constipated after the third or fourth day of only juicing so he recommends eating actually fruit and veggies as well. But I think we’re on to something here. Yesterday we ran down to the grocery store and picked up $60 worth of fruits and mainly green veggies to juice. The lady at the cash register actually said “we don’t much of this come through,” as she was trying to identify chard and kale, how sad is that!?! We had juice for dinner and woke up and juiced. To be honest with you, my energy level is much higher than it was when I drank coffee (which I’m only about two weeks without it). I can actually FEEL my body craving the juice. When we make it I get all giddy and excited, it’s almost like my body knows what is about to come.
I don’t think we will be 100% on the whole juicing thing. I mean, we eat food too, but juicing will be a main part of our diet. I can just tell a difference already in how I feel. I wish I could tell everyone who was over weight about it, but just like in the movie, many people are just happy to be where they are. There were a ton of people who said “Oh I could NEVER do that.” Which I don’t get, why won’t we do things for ourselves that we would do for others? Why would we allow ourselves to slowly die rather than get healthy and live life happy? And can’t anyone do anything for 10 days?? I guess it’s too easy to stay in a complacent place…
Start out slowly, add FRESH juice to your diet every day. Pull our your juicer, or go buy one off craigslist (you can get a cheap one, well…cheap!). We don’t have anything fancy (Juiceman II that we got at a garage sale), in fact we re-juice our pulp because it doesn’t get super dry the first pull. Get tons of leafy green veggies, apples, carrots, celery, cucumber… with the sweet items (like carrots and apples) the juice is surprisingly sweet, even though it’s very green. There is no way to be able to eat that much produce in a day, so get the nutrients into your body by drinking them. Just start there, at least juice one time a day, if not make enough for your entire day. I’m not saying you can’t eat food, just try doing one thing for your health. It will be a chain reaction and sooner than you think you’ll be on your way to a different healthy life. Want to join me?