I think I might be the most suggestible person on the planet. In fact, I’m pretty sure I am.
Last week, I was over at MrsPriss.com and learned about how she was working her way through a Reboot Juice Cleanse. See, apparently she saw this movie called “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” a documentary of an Australian man who was exactly as the title espoused. The documentary follows his pledge to get healthy by going on a juice fast for SIXTY DAYS. The movie inspired her to do the cleanse.
Right about the same time I read her post, I found 100 Days of Real Food and myself began that 10 Day Real Food Pledge. I was all excited about it and texted Natali, and she was fresh off seeing the FS&ND movie too and one thing lead to another and the next thing I knew? Last rainy Saturday I found myself laying in bed watching the documentary. I sucked my hubs into watching it with me, and we both were stunned and amazed at how this guy — this big lout of a guy — lost weight but mostly got super healthy by drinking fresh juice.
The points that really hit home were pretty simple. First, were I to eat the nutrition I’d need in a day, I’d have to eat literally — and this is a scientific measurement — a crap-ton of vegetables and fruits that would never, never, not in a million years ever fit into my stomach. Like ever. We’re talking bunches of kale, loads of celery, boxes of apples, bushels of lemons and more. LOTS more. Ahhh, but by juicing the veg? Since 95% of the nutrition in fruits and vegetables are in the juice alone, you’re compacting the amount of nutrition you consume and end up getting most all those nutrients from the veritable crap-ton in a much, MUCH smaller amount. Like, exactly as much as your stomach can hold.
The second point to hit home? The dude loses weight. Like, lots of weight. And while I don’t necessarily want to lose lots of weight, I really do want to drop that 8 lbs that’ve been dogging me for the last bajillion years.
I guess when you combine those little tidbits with the fact that all the gross-o toxins my body has been storing up will be flushed from my system? It makes me kind of giddy. Like, super giddy.
And even after reading Morgan’s post – and I quote:
It’s been one of the most challenging weeks of my life, without a doubt. You think, “Oh, juice tastes good, I can handle that for a few weeks!” and then by noon on the first day, you would give your left boob to eat the bark off a tree.
– I still wanted to try this.
As no one I knew owned a juicer, I went online, researched what my paltry checking account could afford, and found a pretty highly rated juicer for under $60. (Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro — like it was named just for me!) I ordered the sucker (free shipping) and it arrived THE NEXT DAY.
So here I am sipping fresh Mean Green juice from the documentary. HIGHLY SUGGESTIBLE AM I. But it’s good juice. Not sure when I’ll start this fast; but for now, I’m enjoying the baby steps I’m taking into my juicing adventure.
How to make Mean Green Juice:
– 6 leaves of kale
– 4 stalks of celery
– 2 green apples
– 1 cucumber
– 1/2 lemon
– 1 thumb-sized nob of ginger
Pop it piece by piece into your juicer. Enjoy that green juice!