So, I guess that I now have no excuse to NOT blog!! For those of you who have been wondering what we’ve been up to, I’ll try to start from the beginning!
Through the Sovereignty of God, Dave came across a documentary on Netflix (background: Several months ago, to save some money, we got rid of our cable and decided to try streaming Netflix through our Wii console; Netflix was offering the streaming only for $7.99/month; to our surprise, it works beautifully!!), and finally got around to watching it! The documentary is called, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” Here is the trailer:
Praise God!! After viewing this, Dave was finally starting to grasp the fact that he needed to start consuming vegetables!! Those of you who know Dave, know that he is a proclaimed veggie hater!! The only thing he’ll eat is a salad. So this was a BIG PRAISE!!
YAY!! So, we are finally incorporating a TON of veggies into our diet (unlike Dave, I’ve always LOVED my veggies!!)!! Dave has been wanting to do a 60 day Reboot (it is recommended to do at least a 10 day reboot to get the benefits). Dave has gotten so excited about this that he’s been sharing it with everyone he can!! He’s been able to convert one of his co-workers (who started his reboot before we did), and have convinced other people to consider it, or do a modified version.
We are doing something a little different- a smoothie fast instead of a juice fast. We are using our Vitamix to make our drinks. Since it liquifies everything (the pulp), it is considered a smoothie. The difference between juicing and making smoothies is that in juicing, the pulp has been removed, so your body can immediately absorb and make use of the nutrients. With smoothies, because the body has to first work to break down the fiber, the nutrients aren’t as readily available. But the plus for us, is that it helps to make us feel fuller longer, which is good since we can’t constantly be drinking juice throughout the day. Here is a good article that I found explaining the differences.
Dave didn’t want to start our reboot until after he finished his annual training (due to circumstances, it would’ve been hard to keep the smoothies cold since he wouldn’t have access to a refrigerator). But we were drinking smoothies as a supplement to our diet.
We officially started our reboot this past Friday (February 3, 2012)! Unfortunately, I experienced some side effects of the detox stage, my first two days. It’s normal for people to have that, but it affects people in different ways. Praise God that we started it on Friday! Since it was the weekend, I could just veg! 🙂 I was feeling blahhh, and had a headache my first two days. Praise God, I felt much better on Sunday!! I did experience a headache at the end of the day, but didn’t have the blahs that I previously had!
Luckily for Dave, he didn’t experience any side effects, and as of yesterday morning, he’s already lost about 6 pounds! So, we’ll see how this continues to go!!
You might be wondering what our plan is after we finish our reboot. Well, we are planning on implementing a whole plant lifestyle (some people may call it a vegan diet), like outlined in Forks Over Knives and Engine 2 Diet (Engine 2 Rescue).
I’ll try to keep you updated, but you can also follow me on twitter! 🙂