Joe’s Journal: Day 37 – I Miss Chewing

By: Joe Cross

The following day, we headed further south through Alabama, passing a lot of natural beauty along the way. We stopped at a particularly gorgeous spot alongside the river, where I got out to make myself a late afternoon cocktail of vegetables and fruit. Ironically, the spot was right next to a hamburger stand, so I walked over and introduced myself to the owner, who told me that his hamburgers were considered the best in Alabama. He offered me one. I explained that we were actually making a film about a sixty-day juice fast and that I’d pledged to consume only fruit and vegetables for the entire time, so burgers were out. I offered him a juice, and we each toasted to the setting sun. I promised him that if I ever went back to eating hamburgers, I would be sure to look him up.

Did I want a burger? Honestly, not at all by then. It wasn’t the burger itself that sparked my imagination: it was the idea of chewing. I was missing the simple act of chewing solid food.

If you’re on a Reboot and you are having cravings, watch this video of me explaining what to do.

Have you been following my past journal entries? Make sure you catch up here.  I’m sharing these thoughts with you as part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead so I hope you are either able to relate or be inspired by my journal entries. Don’t miss out on the other pieces to this celebration:
Win a Breville Juicer
Be Someone’s Joe and nominate your loved one to attend Camp Reboot. 

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Joe Cross

More than 20 million people around the world watched Joe Cross juice his way across America, losing 100 pounds and getting off medication in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. The film ignited a juicing movement. Viewers around the world have been inspired to start juicing, lose weight and get healthy - and as a result of the film over 370 million glasses of fresh juice have been consumed, 370,000 tons of fruit and vegetables consumed, more than 24.8 million pounds of weight lost, and over 220,000 people are now medication free. Joe's second film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 was released in November 2014. Through his journey and the lives of the people he meets throughout the film Joe shares all that he's learned about how to stay healthy in an unhealthy world, revealing that most of us really do have more control over of our health than we think - and that none of us are perfect, especially Joe himself! His book, The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet, hit the New York Times' best seller list in March 2014, and the companion guide The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook launched that summer.

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