Monday, July 25, 2011

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

A friend of mine clued me in to this program and I must say it's made me take my health a lot more seriously than I thought it would. If you have a Netflix subscription, you can watch the docu-movie instantly. Here's a trailer:

That same friend lent me her extra juice extractor! Juicing has become a very enjoyable pursuit and I had to mention it here because you just never know! It could be something you might love too, dear reader.

I eventually hope to begin a juice-fast (have already taken the first step by replacing my morning coffee with fresh juice). What's great is that kiddo is embracing this new routine too. I was afraid he'd be put off by the less sweet taste of some of the juices vs store-bought options but he's really taking it in his stride. It also helps that I include sweeter fruit to balance taste lol.

We've been drinking plenty of apple and carrot combinations, tried a delicious celery and watermelon recipe and have also made pure fruit popsicles using ripe mangoes. Mmmm...delicious stuff! He eats regularly while having the juices (not recommended for growing children to juice-fast). I find myself feeling satiated enough by juice to reduce food intake (yay!). And the energy burst is amazing. I won't say it's a miracle or anything like that. I've only been doing it for about a week and still tire easily but I feel lighter (despite not having lost any weight yet) and somehow, more enthusiastic about doing physical work lol.


  1. Good for you, Suji! :) I've switched to a vegan diet and have swapped most of my refined carbs for whole grains and I'm *really* feeling the difference. I never thought I'd be a healthy eater, as I've tried several times to improve my diet and always failed (within a few weeks). It's been 3 months now and not only have I lost a little weight and feel great and have loads more energy, but my hayfever has disappeared, too.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. I have to say I wasn't expecting the Aussie accent! It looks a really interesting documentary - I'll have to keep an eye out for it over here. My mum used to be into the juice thing for a while when we were kids.

  3. Thanks for visiting, you guys!

    Michelle, I'm so glad to hear the switch has worked so well for you. I will congratulate myself if I can stick with this for 3 months but the great thing is because my sweet tooth is satisfied by the sweeter fruit, I've stopped craving ice cream! I just wish it will last so I'm not going to count my chicks before they hatch. :)

    Kerrie, I think I'm developing a thing for Aussie accents lol. We watched the documentary twice (grin).

  4. Looks great. I've been on a high protein, low calorie diet for about a month now and I've lost 15 pounds. It's not a juice diet though. I'm looking forward to watching the documentary and seeing if it's something I could do. I really don't want to get Diabetes II, which I can see lurking over my health horizon. It's why I started with the high protein, low cal thing.


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