I watched an interesting documentary today called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. The film follows Joe Cross as he tries a 60 day juice fast while travelling through the United States from Australia. He probably does this to market the film and finds a suitably obese American to feature in it too. It has a slight evangelical quality to it, one would expect that, but it isn’t too preachy and juice fasts aren’t quackery. The results claimed by the documentary are extraordinary.
I heard about it on the Too Beautiful to Live. Luke Burbank is trying the fast for a couple of weeks and I’m listening with interest. The two main protaganists in this documentary lost an incredible amount of weight in a short space of time, at a rate that I thought would be physically impossible (45kg in 60 days). Common sense tells me that the diet would work but the results sound too good to be true. Let’s find out.
The title reminded me of an old Jungle tune called Big, Bad and Heavy by Leviticus. So here it is for your listening pleasure.