Last night, Wilson’s Workouts came together with EatLiveLoveFood to show the movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”. This movie follows an obese and very sick man do a juice diet for 60 days. He travels through the US speaking to people about obesity and telling them about what he is doing.
I don’t want to tell you all that happened (in case you haven’t seen it) but what surprised me was how well such a diet works. I have always thought juice fasting was really irresponsible and that you have to eat real food. But I can now see its appeal, in the case of people who are so obese and sick, as it can really save them from an early death. That’s not to say I have the knowledge to recommend it.
Afterwards we spoke about this approach and Joyce answered questions about it. Here are some of the points she made:
- I wouldn’t recommend a long fast as ultimately you need to include other elements in your diet for good health.
- Additionally, it is difficult to maintain it as you feel the detoxing hangover in the first little while.
- Unfortunately, people often go the opposite direction once it’s over so a less extreme fast is likely more beneficial (the ideal would be to do as Joe Cross did, eat really healthy following the fast – so if you can do that afterwards then perfect).
- Making a healthy fast a regular part of your health regime (several times a year for a few days) is a great way to kick-start healthy living and also helps you burn fat.
Personally, I can’t imagine going even one day with only juice, but I have a juicer that gets used from time to time. Perhaps I’ll dig it out later and take in some extra vitamins and let it supplement eating whole food ;) .
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