A while back, Mike and I watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It's the story of a middle aged guy, Joe Cross, who is plagued with various medical issues and one big ol' belly. He's tried different diet fads throughout his life, all resulting in little or no change. Fed up with where he's at, Joe decides to go on a juice diet for 60 days. He eats nothing but fruits and veggies and juices them so that he can get the amount of calories and nutrients that he needs. The documentary follows him as he travels across the country seeing the typical eating habits of Americans. At the end of the documentary, he has successfully reached a healthy weight, is exercising regularly, has ditched all his medications and has a much healthier life style over all.
This story really struck a cord with my hubby and after thinking it over for several months, he decided he wanted to try it. There are various juice diets you can try to start (5, 10, or 15 days) and all the guidelines and recipes are listed on Joe's website, Reboot With Joe.
The adventure began on Tuesday and it was a crazy begining. We went shopping on Monday for all the fruits and veggies and let me tell you, I've never purchased so much produce at one time. Mike is documenting each day of the diet this week on his blog, Food, Faith and Fun. Head over there to read the details of the juicing so far for day 1 and day 2.
Here are some pictures of what our kitchen looked like after purchasing all the goods. Bon Appetit!
|Every corner is packed with produce!|
|Every inch of the table was covered!|