I decided to try the juicing diet from the Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead film. (Learn More)
The idea from the film is that over the course of our lives we eat so much unhealthy stuff, junk food, poisons, pesticides, etc. that our bodies are actually damaged. So the star of the film goes on a quest to eat only organically grown vegetable and fruit juice concoctions to cleanse his system and lose the weight that he had gained over the years.
You should consult a doctor of physician before trying this or any diet.
For this diet I used the same juicer in the film, the Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor. At the time of writing this intro I’ve only used it a few times but it works perfectly. It also shreds and separates the pulp into a separate bin which I take outside to feed to my chickens, or put in my worm bins, providing both with healthy, organic produce. (Read more about growing your own organic chicken feed and how to use composting worm bins)
I started the diet today, July 31st, with the intent on stopping August 14th. Giving me a two week cleanse and to see how much weight I can shed. A few sample drinks I’ll be drinking:
1/2 bunch of kale
thumb-nail sized ginger piece
4 Celery pieces
1 handful of parsley
2 Kiwi (skinned)
At the time of posting this it’s the evening of the 3rd day (August 2nd). I’ve lost about 10 LBS, feel very good, and my chickens and compost pile are LOVING the extras. I’ll post a follow-up at the completion of the diet!