How to Overcome the Fear of Starting a Reboot

By: Joe Cross

It’s a snowy and chilly week here in New York City! I’m here for the launch of my new book Reboot with Joe: Fully Charged. For this week’s series, I kept it to one — it’s an important one that I receive often from many who are thinking about starting a Reboot. Watch my video or read the transcribed answers below!  If you’ve missed the previous Ask Joe Anything series, you can check out the questions I’ve already tackled in the past six weeks.


How do you overcome the fear of starting a Reboot? I’ve heard the first week can be pretty tough. 

Now some people are pretty good at diving into things and just go all in and they don’t worry about that kinda thing. You all know that I’m scared of heights, so I can’t walk up near the edge of tall buildings, but some people can.

So first of all, you have to identify yourself, if you are scared about starting a Reboot the best thing to do in my opinion would be to slowly bring in juicing. So you might start with breakfast, for 4 or 5 days breakfast is juice, and then you might bring it to juice for breakfast and lunch for 4 or 5 days and then slowly but surely you bring it into the dinner with a very small meal, and you ease yourself in to the Rebooting process. And also I’d count those days as part of you making a positive healthy lifestyle change.

A lot of people think about Reboots as just about losing weight, but I really think if you go into all about weight loss then you aren’t going to really succeed. To me, it’s all about being as healthy as you possibly can and about getting the micronutrients into the body. You are doing two positive things: getting lots of juice that is coming in in terms of nutrients, and you aren’t putting in the other stuff like processed foods and animal products that are hard to digest. Once you are finished your Reboot you can decide what you want to bring back to the table.

Good luck and remember, it does get easier!

For more support and questions on Rebooting, make sure you download our Rebooting 101 Guide. 


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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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