Yesterday I sat down and had a “food movie marathon”, and of course, by the end, I was totally inspired to make some changes in my life. I am on my own health and wellness journey, and mine is so far from over. But one of the reasons I started this blog, is because I want to share the ups and downs, as well as all the lessons I learn along the way.
Fat, sick and nearly dead was definitely my favourite movie out of those that I watched. Its about an overweight, unhappy and unhealthy auzzie bloke, who travels to the US to do a 60 day juice fast. His transformation is amazing, and his journey inspires others to do the same.
On a regular basis, I generally would choose a smoothie over a juice, mostly due to the fact a smoothie keeps all its nutrients of the food you put in, and a juice only leaves the water content, and gets rid of the fibre, which contains many of the nutrients. However, for someone who has lived a lifestyle that is so unhealthy for so long, sometime I think people need a really dramatic lifestyle change suddenly, to really reboot their body. And if this can be done without any supplements, meds or crazy ideas, then great!
So what is a juice fast/juice detox?
Well, its simple, you drink raw fruit and veggies juices instead of meals. I know that some people can’t bring themselves to not eat, so there are options where you add in a meal at night time (such as a fresh salad, stead veggies and fish, or veggie soup). Or you can just start implementing juices into your normal diet.
For me, I have been on so many detoxes, juice fasts, and crazy diets to name, I pride myself on the fact I have tried so many. My advice is, as long as it is nutritionally sound (i.e. contains all the requirements for nutrients) then you are probably ok, and try few to find the one that works for you.
I really recommend you watch this documentary, It has really inspired me to get back into juicing, and to become more aware of what I put into my body. I also really recommend the Breville juicer they use, I’ve had mine for 2 years, and still love it to bits. Of course, they are always fiddly to clean, but the benefits of fresh juice makes it totally worth it.
If you want to read more about juicing, see Joe’s blog, I am always happy to support people through any lifestyle changes they wish to make, so send me an email and i’m happy to help!
As for me, here is one of my favourite juices:
Chop all, and put through your juicer!