I’ve just watched an amazing documentary on Netflix called ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’. If you haven’t watched it yet, I strongly recommend it. It’s about an Australian businessman called Joe Cross who goes on a 60-day long juice fast in order to lose weight and heal his autoimmune disease. His final goal is to regain his health and get off the medication he is taking for his condition.
The final results he achieves are amazing – he sticks to his plan and manages to lose 100 pounds (his initial weight was 310lb). This is only the beginning of his journey of course. If you are not subscribed to Netflix you can currently see this documentary for free here.
This film is a big inspiration to those who are overweight and struggling with their health. It just shows that getting healthier is possible no matter how unhealthy you currently feel. Juicing is just one way of going about it. I see it as an extreme diet which would be just a beginning of anyone’s transformation.
This is not about completing a juice fast and then go to your old ways of eating. A juice fast should be a beginning of a healthier you, a healthier mind and a healthier lifestyle. You have to look at your health as a whole and not only as something that comes from what you eat.
Joe decided to go for a 60-day long juice fast which seems really long but if you want to give juicing a go, then you can choose your own challenge – do it for 3 days, 5 days, 7 days or more if you like. It’s important you consult your doctor before going on a challenge like this, especially if you take any medications and have medical conditions.
It’s also a good idea to get some support which will help you stay motivated throughout the challenge and if you need any advice it’s great to be part of a community. Joe Cross has his own company which helps you do just that but since it’s based in the USA it may not be all that helpful to you (if you don’t live in the USA).
If you are based in the UK you will be pleased to hear about Jason Vale or so-called ‘Juice Master‘. On his website you will be able to find everything you need for your juice cleanse.
He also has his own documentary which you can see below:
Just to mention that I am a strong advocate of a balanced, healthy lifestyle and I don’t normally promote any kind of diets because they simply don’t work. People go on a diet, lose some weight but then they gain it all back so what’s the point? I always advise people to change their diets slowly by introducing small changes over time until they achieve much healthier diet which will naturally help them lose weight.
I’ve been sceptic about juice fasting before but after watching the Netflix documentary I have a different view of it now. It’s a type of diet which actually works but only if you are willing to work on a balanced, healthy lifestyle afterwards.
Have you tried a juice fast before or are you thinking of doing it? What’s your view on juice fasting?