Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

I just finished watching this noteworthy movie, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead .  Not only did it keep my attention the entire time, (no easy feat), but it was also entertaining and informative.  Basically, it’s about this guy named Joe who was severely overweight, out of shape and relied on numerous pills to help him manage his medical conditions.

He started changing his habits by beginning with a juice fast for 60 days.  He drank nothing but juice made from whole fruits and vegetables.  Usually, I am 100% against these gimmick diets, but it turns out that he wasn’t just looking for a quick fix.  His whole premise was to include more fruits and vegetables into his diet, and this was the most efficient way.  Plus, he totally stopped the juice fast after 60 days.

I really related to his approach to weight loss, because I also believe that one of the keys to maintaining my weight loss and improved health is the amount of fruits and vegetables I eat during the day.  I eat fruits and vegetables for snacks, desserts, and especially when I am bored and find myself rummaging through the refrigerator.   

At the end of the movie, he had an interesting quote.  He stated that his goal is moderation and not perfection.  I interpreted this to mean that he tries to eat healthy all the time, but is not so rigid that it becomes obsessive.  

Overall, this movie was enjoyable and very motivating.  It’s only about 90 minutes and could easily be broken up to watch while you’re on the treadmill or bike.   

Now where do I buy a Juicer?

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