First of all, I’ve been juicing as a part of my normal diet for a long time. I’ve studied health and came across juicing through watching documentaries and reading books.
We can talk about the benefits later though.
The longest I’ve personally done a juice fast is two days. I used it as a detox and reboot. It worked.
My Brothers Story
The main reason why I’m writing about this, though, is because my brother recently started a 60 day juice fast.
My wife and I watched the movie, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and it was truly inspiring. One of the real-life examples in the movie was a truck driver just like my brother.
We sent him the link to the movie and he completely ignored us and never watched it.
Months later he had a life changing event. For his privacy I’ll keep mum on it, but it truly shifted his thinking.
This event made him take inventory of himself spiritually and physically and he wasn’t happy with what he saw. He desired a change.
He then watched the movie. Not once, not twice, but three times!
He had an immediate connection with the truck driver in the story and that’s when he contacted me and decided to do a 30 day juice fast. Then he changed his mind to follow the documentary which was a full 60 days of nothing but juice!
Why does he want to do this? You need to watch the documentary yourself to see a real life example of what I’m talking about.
My brother might not want me to share this, but I don’t care. At the time he started this new adventure he weighed around 380 pounds. His ankles and feet are swollen and he’s taking highly expensive blood pressure medicine.
Here Come The Skeptics
As with anyone who tries something healthy, the skeptics go out of their way to crush your spirit and make you feel bad without any research or experience.
They make critical comments such as:
“Better not do anything without doctor approval!”
Really dude? I actually don’t know anyone whose attempted a dramatic health change without the guidance of their doctor.
“I told you it was gonna be hard!”
Really? That came right from a family member.
“I sure hope you can juice a steak or hamburger!”
Another family member threw that one out.
A Little Support Goes a Long Way
Whether you’re the one wanting to get healthy or you know someone who is, a little support goes a long way.
When we’re trying to get healthy we’re already fighting bad thoughts and possibly self esteem issues.
Encouragement is needed and here are some ways to help others in a situation like this:
- Help the person grocery shop for their fruits and veggies
- Check up on them once a day to see how they’re doing
- Encourage them and tell them how great they are doing
- Offer to go on walks with the person
- Eat healthy with them
What About Kids?
As far as a diet like this, it’s not appropriate for children. But that doesn’t mean children can’t be involved.
Children can definitely join in the fun and have some tasty juices along with the adult. Here is a great recipe.
Prep Time: Around 10 minutes
– ½ cup grapes (red or green)
– 1 apple
– 1 celery stick
Simple and tasty. That is considered one serving so if you have two children just double the amount.
It’s much healthier than any juice you can buy at the store.
One great thing about having the children involved is that they can see the adult (whether it’s a parent, relative or friend) making healthy choices and it really is inspiring for them.
If my brother can do a juice fast like this, anyone can. I don’t know if he realizes this yet but he’s about to become inspirational for people out there as he’s making positive decisions.
You can do the same if you want. For more specific information about the documentary I mentioned earlier, make one easy click below.