Sunday, February 03, 2013

As I mentioned in my blog a month ago, I have not been doing so well with my weight battle. In the last month, I tried to re-start the diet that I had been successful with at the beginning of last year. For some reason, it just isn't working for me anymore. My cravings were overwhelming to a point where I was succumbing to them every single day. So I would do this high protein diet, but then cheat so it was just very counterproductive.

On a whim I watched this documentary on Netflix called "Hungry For Change." It helped me understand a little better why I have been failing so hard these last couple of months. And It helped me realize I haven't been giving myself a fair chance to succeed and then hating myself for not succeeding. It also gave me a little perspective on just how much processed food I had been eating. Even on my diet. I would recommend this documentary to anyone looking for some insight as to why they might be failing. I am one who is very inspired by these types of documentaries, and though I know you can't just believe everything you hear on TV the doc definitely shed some light on what I was missing in my diet.

A few days later I watched another documentary, probably more well-known, called "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead." In this doc, a man who I share an auto-immune system disease with, goes on a 60 day juice fast. This disease is called urticaria, and though mine isn't as severe as his I was immediately intrigued by seeing someone else who has it. Because as he mentions in the doc it is a rare disease and it is not common to come by someone who shares the disease. ANYWAY, he does this 60 Day juice cleanse and detoxes his body and sets his urticaria in remission.

There are many healing powers of juicing, or juice fasting. I decided to do a juice fast to reintroduce fruits and veggies into my diet. I am now on day 4 of a juice fast and I am surprised that I am not hating it. I thought I would struggle because food obsession has taken over my life for the last few months. I thought about food every 10 minutes all day long and it was exhausting. And when I was at home I'd eat to just stop myself from thinking, obsessing and craving. Due to the amount of sugar and carbs I had been eating I was addicted to food, processed food. I thought about sugar and carbs all day long. It was becoming a mental issue. That's why I've titled this blog rehab. Like I said I am on day 4 of my juice fast (meaning I am only eating juice that I make from fruits and veggies with my juice) and I am feeling much better. I am not craving, or thinking about food non-stop. I am replenishing my body with fruits and vegetables and I am rehabbing my brain and the bad habits and addictions I had formed. I really needed this juice fast because I was spinning out of control. The worst part is I knew I was, but I couldn't overcome my cravings. Then I would just beat myself up over how weak I am. Its a vicious cycle and I feel so free now that its been broken. Sorry this is so long, I feel like I am getting rambley. I am just so satisfied and relieved that I found something that snapped me out of my deep funk.

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  • MYRTLE811
    Thanks for the documentary tip; I am going to try to find it to watch myself. I understand how hard it is to get started again; that happened to me. I had lost the weight, then regained twenty pounds and now am trying to lose it again. I would go for a few days and be fine, then cheat and have to start all over. It seems you have broken the cycle with your juice fast; good for you. Sometimes you have to change it up a bit to get started again. I wish you all the best; keep up the great work! It sounds like you are determined and I am happy for you.
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