Losing Weight, Treated Differently

By: Joe Cross

This week’s Ask Joe Anything comes to you from beautiful South Beach in Miami. I’m down here for the Reboot with Joe: Fully Charged Book Tour where I’m kicking off an event in Miami, then Tampa, followed by one in Orlando. Make sure you check out my full schedule to see where I’ll be over the coming weeks. To get the answer to this week’s Ask Joe Anything, watch my video or read the transcribed version below. If you’ve missed the previous Ask Joe Anything series, you can check out the questions I’ve already tackled in the past seven weeks.

Do any of your friends treat you any differently since you’ve lost weight?

Yes they did in the beginning. I was kind of this reminder of maybe what they’ve should have done and there was a little bit of push back early on. My advice to you is if you are planning on making big changes to just be aware that some of your friends may be a little bit taken aback by that and that’s okay. Maybe you can offer a nice way of helping them and supporting them. I think one of the big factors here is lets get off soap boxes. What we  want to do is lead by example and look after our own backyard. We don’t want to get up there and tell people what to do, we want to just do it. Remember for me, getting off the medication was fantastic and my friends do treat me differently in that way in that they are very supportive and loving and very happy that I am no longer sick and that’s a positive thing. When it comes to someone who has lost a lot of weight, and they’ve got friends who are heavy they can feel a little bit dejected. So I think the idea is to be a little sensitive to that and be aware of it and offer the hand to help them.


Not sure what Ask Joe Anything is? It’s a weekly series where I post a video to answer your questions. They can be about juicing, Rebooting, eating plants, my personal life, anything! You can submit either by leaving your question in the comments below or including the #AskJoeAnything tag on my FacebookTwitter (@JoeTheJuicer or @RebootWithJoe) or my Instagram account @JoeTheJuicer.

Signing off from a cold and wet New York City. Stay tuned for lots of exciting news coming up in the next few weeks by signing up for our newsletter

Tags: , ,

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.

More posts from