I watched part 1 and 2 of this documentary on Netflix recently. It is about a fat guy, Joe, who goes on a juice diet for 60 days. He loses lots of weight, meets many people along the way, inspires a few to try the juicing diet, continues eating fruits and vegetables and working out and gets off all his medication.
I don’t agree with diets but some parts of the documentary made sense.
- Juice diets are very difficult. They lead to a loss of energy initially and should be tried by those who can curb cravings. The documentary shows people who don’t eat healthy start off on juice diets. While I wouldn’t recommend it, staying away from fatty foods does reduce the cravings. There is one simple funda- the less you eat, the less you feel like eating and vice versa. I don’t miss pizza anymore and have it once every few months. The more desserts I eat, the more I crave for them. Jumping straight into a juice diet does give people the confidence that eating right isn’t all that difficult.
- Part 2 talks about how kids today influence their parents by forcing them to eat healthy. A friend had mentioned how her son is taught in school to eat healthy and refuses to eat junk food.
- There is a truck driver, Phil, who was one of the first people to start juicing and lose weight. 5 years and a divorce later, he has gained it all back. He has to start all over again but this time he decides to take help from the community. The support system is so important and a big reason why I go to a gym far away from home. I want to have access to the right kind of support.
- Most of the people go online for support. While I know many runners and trainers, I have a support community online too. Like, am constantly in touch with people for whom fitness is important.
- The first thing most people did was throw out junk food from their house and stop storing it within reach. This simple step can reduce junk eating by 80%.
All in all, this is a good documentary and I can’t wait to go back to Mumbai and get back on the bandwagon.