Tomorrow starts Day 1 of the Reboot.
My food journey has taken me down many roads. As recently as two years ago the only vegetable I really ate was the potato. Make the potato in any way and I was there. I am still there for the potato, but gradually I began to look at the food industry and my place in it.
I enjoy seeing what goes on behind the curtain and backstage in the food industry is fascinating. I highly recommend watching Food Inc. to see a little of what it takes to get our food at dirt cheap prices. This documentary cultivated a desire to not to have choices made for me by the food industry or food itself. We joined a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and began setting higher standards for our food. We do our best to only consume meat if we are satisfied with its journey (where did it come from?, how was it treated? How is the animal butchered? how are the farmers treated?)
Despite this we threw away a lot of vegetables from the CSA. Why? Well, I didn’t really eat vegetables, so… Since moving to the Mini-Farm I have made great strides regarding my vegetable intake. I am now comfortable with an entire meal not containing meat. A meal without meat used to be called a snack.
This brings us to the present. As my awareness of how food affects our lives comes the documentary, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. It chronicles a man with a chronic disease who is able to control, not cure, his disease through his diet. He had suffered with the symptoms of his disease for 8 years with little to no respite from his medications and with his doctors flummoxed. He did this by undertaking a 60 Day Juice fast. All he ate for 60 days was juiced fruits and vegetables. He lost weight and was able to discontinue his medication shortly after the end of his journey. But what I find more interesting was how his outlook on food and his life was changed.
Angie and I are doing the Reboot. We are not going for 60 days, though, who knows. We are going for at least 5 days. The photo is of Dinner tonight. It is called Green Juice and contains apples, spinach, kale, celery, cucumbers, and ginger root.