Last night my wife, daughter, and I finally watched Fat Sick and Near Dead (our son wasn’t interested, playing Minecraft). What a great Dodumentary it was. The whole premise of the movie is the idea of doing juice fasts.
I am not sure if Juice fasting is really fasting as you are getting carbs and protein, and probably a bit of fat but you are in fact getting more micronutrients that you have ever gotten in your life.
What is Fat Sick and Nearly Dead about?
Joe Cross is the maker and how to this film and as it is setup he is suffering from an autoimmune condition where his immune system just fires up and gives him rashes all the time, in addition to this he is quite a few pounds over. Starting in New York and driving across the US to California, meeting people, talking about juicing, and not eating anything but only drinking juices for 61 days.
In the end Joe loses about 60 pounds or so and convinces a few people to try his juice with mixed results. One very interesting meeting on the road though was when Joe ran into a trucker with the same problem as him who weighed just over 400 pounds his name is Phil.
Once Joe gets back home to Australia he gets a call from Phil asking him if he can help. Phil has decided that he is very out of shape, unhealthy and scared for his life so Joe Cross flies back to the US to help him out. Phil is just another regular guy and tries that fast, starts exercising and I was super inspired by the way that he took hold of his life.
In the end we get to see two transformations through the power of juicing. I have a bunch of smoothie background now and had next to no juicing knowledge and the great thing about this documentary is that there is a lot of info about juicing, how it works, and why to try it out.
One of the things the movie really teaches us is that Juicing does not have to be a 24/7 lifestyle but instead it is a chance to do a 10 day or even 30 day reboot of your system to fix any toxicity in your body.
The three of us learned a lot and were really inspired by this film. Joe Cross is a really inspirational guy and we loved his story and seeing all the other success stories as well was great. If you have Netflix Fat Sick and Nearly Dead is on there. Watch it! It is really worth the time.