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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead - Movie Review

I saw this movie was available on Netflix so I decided to watch it. I heard about it before and am aware of their Mean Green juice that many people drink.

I have been juicing on and off for years now and I enjoy learning about the experiences of others. I have to say that this documentary was seriously inspirational!! I loved every bit of it.

Many people jump into juicing and fasting only to lose weight and going about things that way does not always work out in the end. You have to really be able to commit yourself and focus on the overall health that you will achieve in the end to become truly successful.

The two men who were the main focus in this movie were truly inspirational in that they both in the end enjoyed sharing their success with others and helping others to achieve their goals in regards to their health.

I was really moved by the fact that the truck driver actually called and asked for the help that many people may not think they need. It takes a ton of courage to be able to admit when you need help sometimes, and I am very proud of him for having the strength to pick up the phone. Im sure he feels the same way because it was truly a life altering decision for him to have made.

I was amazed at the amount of weight that these two guys lost in such a short amount of time. To shrink that much, that fast, and in a healthy way, was what changed the minds of everyone around them.

In the beginning of the movie Joe went around asking people how they felt about juice fasting and many people had the usual reaction of 'No way, I could never do that', as was expected. I find it funny how people tend to run away from anything healthy. In my home we eat mostly veggies in every meal. But when we visit the homes of others and they serve dinner there is usually not a single vegetable in sight!

That is very upsetting to me because veggies are normal to me because my dad cooked like a semi vegetarian. It is strange for me to see other people and they hate broccoli. My kids love veggies!

Also in the movie they talked about life expectancy. It saddened me to see people saying that they would not be surprised if they died at 55.

55 is a young age!

Many of the people in my family have lived into their late 80s and late 90s. My grandmother died a few years ago at 96. My great great uncle just died last year at 99. Thats on my dads side.

On my moms side my grandmother lived to be 86 and she had diabetes type 2, I believe.

Some of it is due to genetics but if you live a healthy lifestyle you can live a long full life. You can maintain your youth if you exercise regularly. Its never too late to start.

It is not difficult to incorporate into your lifestyle either. Eat your vegetables raw or very lightly cooked so they still have a bite to them, they should not be mushy. Juice daily. Get some cardio 2-3 times a week. If you keep active while you are young then you will not slow down as much when you are older.

All in all, this movie was amazing and very inspirational. It shows that with dedication it is not very difficult to achieve your goals and it will always pay off in the end.

I truly believe in juicing and fasting and I hope that everyone would at least try it before they write it off.

The world would be a better place. :)

I highly recommend for any and every one to watch this!

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