Have you seen this movie?

A few weeks ago, a friend came over for a birthday party drinking only juice.  She told us she was on a juice fast.  She was not eating anything – not even fruits – just juicing them.  I thought it sounded crazy.

Why was she on a juice fast?

The movie, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. 

Well, my husband and I watched the movie this week and guess what we are doing?

A 10-day fruits and vegetable fast 🙂  Beware of what you think is crazy – you may find yourself doing it too!

The movie follows the life of Joe Cross who finds himself terribly obese and sick in his 40s.  He realizes he must take control over his eating before it kills him, so the Australian travels across America for 60 days drinking only fruit & vegetable juice.  He is checked out by a physician and monitors everything very carefully.  The transformation is astouding.

As we watched, James and I realized we need to have more nutrients, fruits and vegetables in our diet.  So we’re going to drink some mean green for the next 10 days.  We’re modifying our fast – we are going to eat fruits and vegetables too.  We’re not going to only drink them.

The 10 days start today.  It’s going to be hard for me not to drink a cup of coffee or crunch on something today that’s not an apple.  But I’m excited to feed my body more nutrients than it’s used to and see what happens.  I’ll keep you posted!

By the way, if you’re looking for something entertaining and educational to watch with the whole family, try watching Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.  We made our kids watch it, especially in light of Ethan’s enthusiasm and ability to down a half-pound burger and fries and still ask for more!


Arlene Pellicane

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