A few weeks ago, I downloaded a movie on my iPhone for some upcoming trips. I ended up never watching it, and it had a day left before it expired. Better get to watching! A friend recommended this movie since I like learning about healthy living things, so I watched. It is called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and is the story of an Australian man who goes on a 60-day juice fast in America while driving across the country.
He spends 30 days in New York City talking to strangers, observing food patterns, then 30 days driving coast to coast. He only drank juice made in his hotel or trunk of his car using a Breville juicer. He did have doctor supervision, and a camera crew along the way.
The first hour of the movie is about him, and the second hour is about a truck driver he met in Iowa who took the challenge too. Both men were morbidly obese, on many medications, and very sedentary. They made life changes and lost half their weight.
Things I took away from the film:
- I want to buy a juicer (although, I remember not registering for one because they are very loud and messy, and just another one-purpose countertop appliance).
- It takes a lot of fruits and vegetables to make a glass of juice.
- You need a recipe, or it will look like sludge.
- Going back to the basics of plain fruits and vegetables is best for your health.