On October 21st I watched Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead, a documentary about a man’s journey to a healthy lifestyle, for the second time. I saw it for the first time last summer and wanted to do what’s called a “reboot,” but I couldn’t afford a juicer. When I moved into my apartment this fall, my mom gave me a juicer! So I watched the documentary again and set out on the 10 day reboot. Before starting the reboot, I had to make a few changes and prepare my mind and body for the next ten days. So I transitioned off of animal protein (which wasn’t too hard since I was already considering becoming a vegetarian/pescatarian) , off of dairy products, and off of processed foods.
I made my first juice last night. You’re usually supposed to “prep” for five days, but I felt three was enough for me. Lol. So for dinner I drank kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, cucumber, ginger, a green apple, and a lemon. With each sip I was sure I was going to throw up. Luckily that didn’t happen. Instead, I was finally able to take a dump, which I hadn’t done in the previous three days, something that’s uncommon for me since I usually go at least once a day. This morning I decided to have something a little more tasty and made a strawberry, raspberry, banana smoothie with coconut water. It was delicious!
The premise of the reboot is to only eat fruits and vegetables for ten days. You can juice them, blend them, or cook them (in preferred ways like baking, or broiling). So, I’m considering today day two since I only ate fruits and veggies yesterday. 8 more days to go!
I definitely recommend watching the documentary. It can be found on Netflix and you can watch the movie trailer on YouTube.
I’m usually against “dieting” and “fasting,” but this isn’t your ordinary fast. I’ll still be eating 3 or 4 times a day, I’m eating nutritious foods with tons of micronutrients, and it’s something that can be maintained for a long time if desired. I’m hoping this reboot will kind of cleanse my system and help me start eating healthier on a regular basis. Once I finish, I’ll slowly re-introduce fish, and some dairy products into my diet and continue eating mostly fruits and vegetables. I’ll also start back exercising.
If you’re interested in seeing how this plays out, just stay tuned. You know I’ll keep ya posted! :)
And if you want to learn more about rebooting, just visit jointhereboot.com