My youngest son and his girlfriend bought a juicer a few months ago and he’s told me about the juices he enjoys every day. I didn’t think much of it until I saw the documentary “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” last weekend.
An Australian entrepreneur, Joe Cross, decides to do something about his health and embarks on a 60 day juice cleanse while documenting it while traveling the United States. He inspires a couple of Americans he meet (out of hundreds) to give it a try. I don’t want to give the ending away but as this post title indicates this tale was inspiring.
You can watch the 97 minute documentary for free at Hulu and on Amazon for Prime members. It’s not just about weight loss but nutrition and fighting disease. The information is presented with humor and good nature. You find yourself rooting for Joe and the trucker he meets, Phil Staples.
After I saw the movie I had a lot of questions for my son about juicing and he encouraged me to try some at a local juice shop before buying a $200 juicer. That was good advice and I found I enjoyed them.
Serendipitously a Groupon offer came out for a 3, 5 or 7 day juice cleanse at a 60% savings. I considered that a sign to move forward and bought the 3 day cleanse. The program will be delivered to my door next week and I’ll start the cleanse on Friday, February 15th for a couple of reasons.
First of all, I didn’t want to take away from celebrating Valentine’s Day with my husband. We have plans to try out a new restaurant by us that’s more expensive than our usual rotation. I also know that I get cranky when hungry and I wanted to make sure that was not happening at work!
I’m looking forward to seeing how I feel after the cleanse. Do you use a juicer?