I finally got around to watching this documentary on Netflix. It’s been in my instant queue for what seems like forever. (Confession: I’m a bit of a Netflix documentary junkie!) If you’re not familiar with it, it’s about a Australian man, Joe Cross, who is overweight, has a horrible autoimmune disease & is on all kinds of medication. He goes on a 60 day, doctor monitored juice fast while touring America.
There is so much more to the story, like the amazing story about Phil Staples, but I’ll save it for you if you haven’t seen it. I really enjoyed it!
While Joe toured America he was meeting tons of people & told them what he was doing. Sadly, I found so many people saying – “I’m going to eat what I want. At least I’ll die happy.” Really? Like, really? Are you truly happy? Don’t get me wrong, I think I found myself saying that at some point or another in my life, but I was just trying to convince myself of that. I know, I’m truly at my happiest when I’m in control. In control of my eating, in control of my health. There is nothing happy about being 35 years old & “prediabetic”. There’s nothing happy about avoiding situations like running into childhood friends when I go home because I’m ashamed of how I look due to the weight I’ve put on. There’s nothing happy about not being able to keep up with my 2 year old Son.
When will America wake up & realize that overindulging in crap isn’t making us happy?
Ok, I’ll get off my soapbox. I’m off to dream of winning the lottery so I can afford a Breville juicer… (Hey Joe, since you also live in NY – let me know when we can meet so I can borrow a juicer )