Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ten Days without Beer

If I know one thing about our community it's that they enjoy beverages from time to time. Unfortunately overdoing it can have some serious effects on one's life including (in this order): tons of fun, bad health, and death. Being able to enjoy the first requires avoiding the last, but there's a pretty long fat line between them.

I recently saw a movie "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" by Joe Cross on Netflix. Usually the movies criticizing our western diet of excess have a pretty generic preachy tone telling us to eat more vegetables. Before you cancel Netflix because they want $3 more of your hard-earned play money to keep delivering unlimited movies to your TV, you might want to check it out.

What makes this movie different is that it takes a novel approach to getting healthy, juice fasting. I won't summarize it all here but the basic idea is that you get a Juicer and replace your meals with 64-84 oz. of fresh healthy juice (can't be store bought and usually contains lots of veggies like kale) per day. After a few days of doing this, your body goes into a sort of caveman between-meals phase and starts using up your hamburger fuel tank (as well as allowing your system a break.)

DO NOT BE FOOLED.
This is not beer.

Why do I mention this on a beer blog, you may ask? I'm on day 3 of a 10 day juice fast. That means no food, no beer, just juice. So far it seems to be going alright; I didn't get excessively hungry but I have had notably less energy and minor headaches. I'm hoping I get used to it in a day or two. Until this fast is over however, I can't write about beer.

I've heard that various types of fasting are good for you from time to time but I always wimped out on previous attempts. The next time I post it will probably be my last day. I'll let you know how it turns out; then I'll drink a beer.

Have you seen "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead?" Did you ever try fasting? Drop me a line and let me know in the comments below!


5 comments:

  1. Haha, I was wondering why you were using a beer mug to drink it!
    Keep up the good work! Increasing Vitamin C will help with the headaches. It's likely because your body is detoxifying. In fact, you should probably be taking some antioxidants...

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  2. Great!
    Thank for information, I'm looking for it for a long time,

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  3. Just started a juice fast...yes i waitched the doc. fat sick...giving up food is easier then giving up beer..i have been a bartender for fifteen years and can't remember a day when i havn't had a few pints..oh boy this is going to be hard..

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    1. Good luck! After the first few days you'll feel like you could do it forever. After the fast I highly recommend checking out another movie called "Forks Over Knives." Enjoy the mean green!

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    2. Nice post about ten days without beer. I have learnt lot of new ideas and i suggest everyone to read this post.

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