Well this has been no ordinary week. I had a day’s work, packed my suitcase for W.A. and spent time watching documentaries on healthy living, including Food Matters! My daughter and I have decided to go on a juice fast for health reasons. We watched the Joe Cross documentary ” Fat Sick and Nearly Dead.” Its a sobering story and provides a wake up call for us all. Basically he lost a ton of weight along with ALL his health problems by having nothing but freshly made juices, mostly vegetable.
I’ve been juicing on and off for years, decades in fact. I love to start my day with a juice…. however, this is serious juicing, I’m taking it up a notch, 6 – 8 juices every day for the next 14 days. I don’t even know if I can do it but I’m certainly gonna try.
One of the things that’s hit me is how long the day is when you don’t eat actual food and believe me I’m only 2/3rds into the first day and I am craving food. Apparently this eases after about day 3 – 4. I’m also bargaining with myself (and my daughter) .. “maybe if we go well…. we could have/eat ….” Already we have discussed the probability that we may only last one week. Our goal is 14 days so we will see how we go. Sounds easy?
GOODBYE to processed white foods including starchy (yummy) potatoes.
Headaches have already begun to come and go and I expect they may get a worse before the fog clears and that sparkling clean feeling overtakes us. The feeling when you know ‘somethings changed’. Just as I’ve done 2 detoxes in the past, both allowed eating vegetarian food, so this is a LOT different. No food. Not one drop. Just juice.
I’m also realising why people stay on their medications, it’s actually easier to pop a pill than to put yourself through discomfort. It’s easier to put the responsibility for our health into the hands of the medical profession. I for one, like to question everything they have to offer me. When I was first nursing I remember reading a article about the worse foods we could possibly eat and was shocked to realise they were in most of the meals we were giving our patients every day. So why wait until we get sick and put our health, our very lives, in the hands of the medical profession/pharmaceuticals?
We can do things now and challenge ourselves by becoming uncomfortable in order to gain better health… I want to make the most of it and take control while I can… as Joe Cross says in his doc, if you eat foods made by someone in a white coat, you will one day end up seeing someone in a white coat. If you feel inspired and want to join us to embrace better brighter health, contact me. I will guide you as best I can….
The emphasis is getting rid of any processed food and welcoming in the “fresh is best” policy – namely- veggies… (only a little fruit because of the high fructose.) In my mind I thought I ‘ate fairly well’. The reality is I still love cheese and crackers and that glass of wine at the end of a day. Now, that’s going to change big time.
HELLO to fresh natural produce……
Im always surprised at those cakes laden with icing that people still buy for morning tea’s, most recently at a work training day. I realise that most of us are struggling to keep processed foods at bay. One reason is simply because sugar is highly addictive. As is caffeine, (which is also in tea). Junk in = Junk out. Its pretty simple, yet we justify our choices and make up stories in our heads to protect us from the cold hard facts.
SO this is an experiment to kick off 2018. I am challenging myself by getting back to basics. For all the knockers, watch Joe Cross’s doco. He says he never felt better, in his entire life, after 60 days simply on juice! And that is good enough for me. Til next blog…