I watched a documentary this week called "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead."
Has anyone else seen it? I highly recommend it to anyone. It was informative, funny, insightful, and tear inspiring.
To sum it up, the author was extremely overweight and was fighting an autoimmune disease that was akin to chronic hives. He took 60 days and went to the US (he's an Aussie so swoon worthy accents ahoy!) and consumed nothing but veggies/fruits run through a juicer machine. He started at 330 lbs (or thereabouts) and lost almost 80 lbs in the 60 days. He went from taking a slew of pills each day to not needing to take a single pill by the end.
The most amazing part was that he randomly met a truckdriver in Arizona who was heavily overweight and had the same condition that he did. That guy tried the juicing diet for 10 days, then extended it to 30 days, and then went the full 60 days. He lost around 90 lbs in those 60 days, and at the end of 9 months had lost a total of 220 lbs. (He started at 429.)
The truckdriver in turn inspired his brother to get healthier and started a community event around it as well.
So in that spirit, and also because New Years is peeking around the corner... I thought I would share this documentary with you all here.
Has anyone tried a diet like this? Or known someone who has?
I was already planning some kind of detoxifying diet to start the year, and now I am going to modify it slightly to be more like what this guy did. I have a Vitamix blender and so I am going to do the juicing idea but with the whole veggie/fruit instead and try that out. 3 meals a day for 10 days... We shall see what happens!