ravishingjane — Fri, 12/09/2011 - 06:43
A few days ago we sat down and watched this documentary, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, where this man who was suffering from obesity and some strange skin disease decided to take on a 100% juice diet for 60 days. In the end he managed to clear up his disorder that he had been popping handfuls of pills daily to keep under control and lost nearly 100lbs. I missed the last half of the show but what I saw was interesting and his results speak for themselves.
Fresh pressed juice is YUMMY! For those of you who have never had a decent juicer or tried fresh juices, I highly recommend you get on that. My only qualm with juicing is that it's a pain in the rear to clean the juicer and you end up with mass quantities of pulp. There's a lot you can do with the pulp (baked goods, compost…) but how much pulp does a person really need laying around? I made some carrot muffins from pulp once and found it to be a bit bland since all the yummy carrot juice had been extracted. So we tend to just toss the bulk of our pulp.
After watching this documentary G-Sauce showed an interest in trying a juice cleanse. I'm typically up for a challenge, especially ones that do a body good, so I told him I would join him on a 10 day juice fast or feast. I suppose in our case it will be more of a juice feast since we won't be limiting the amount of juice we drink. We start today.
Since I had tomato soup for dinner last night, which is basically juice anyway, I suppose maybe I started last night. I'm sure I will come across some difficult times over the next few days. I tend to eat a lot during the day, taking the time to enjoy every bite. I prepare a lot of food for the kids all day, tasting things while preparing. There's also the food that is left on plates after the little tummies are full which I am not above finishing off for them.
I'm anticipating tomorrow to be the hardest. Maybe the next day too. I'm hoping that by day 4 I've had awesome will-power and am feeling grand. I intend to keep a log on my blog and would appreciate any encouragement you might have to help me keep on the detox track.