Why are we doing this? Where did idea come from?
Last weekend after a night of drinking and eating to our hearts content at a wedding, we stumbled upon a documentary on Netflix, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead." This documentary features Joe Cross, an Australian entrepreneur who is sick with a debilitating disease called Urticaria Vasculitis. In simple terms, he get hives, rashes, and open sores that are painful with which he takes steroids among many other pills to keep the symptoms at bay. Anyway, he does a juice fast for 60 days. Yes, 60 days of ingesting only juice. No solid foods at all. Well at the end of his 60 days he lost 82 lbs and is pill free. His body healed itself from the inside out. In addition to Joe's story there were also a couple of other very inspirational featured stories. This documentary really made it very clear that what we put into our bodies (i.e. the crap, junk food, processed foods, etc) can be just like poison. But we can heal ourselves from our ailments based solely on our diets. Check out the trailer and be inspired.
I have given alot of thought to the fact that Rueben and I both do crossfit 4-5 times a week. I have thought about how I'll perform during workouts, whether I'll be totally zapped of energy, and if it will increase my hunger. I can probably say yes to all of those things. I can try to recoup with more juice and I know I'll be very tired for a few days. According to the documentary many people, after the first few days feel a sense of euphoria, their energy levels increase, all around everything starts to clear up and improve. One thing I have had to remind myself of is that this is only temporary. 10 days. Possibly more if I choose to do so.
|Counter top in our kitchen|
|Current state of our refrigerator|
I realize there is always criticism in the decisions that others make. Like I said before this is temporary and honestly, it will be a fun experiment. I'll keep you all posted!