Joe’s Journal: Day 21 – Joe Cross as Elvis Presley

By: Joe Cross

By day twenty-one, still under Dr Fuhrman’s observation, I had lost nearly fifty pounds and was down to 7.5 mg of Prednisone. Halloween was upon us and I vowed to get into the New York Halloween spirit by marching in the annual parade through Greenwich Village, which is typically pretty outrageous. I’d never been one of those people who dress up on Halloween, but this year, I decided to suit up as one of my favorite American icons, Elvis Presley. 

Although I’d lost a nice chunk of change around the midsection, my body still resembled the King’s during his Las Vegas period. So that’s the look I went for: an unforgiving, tight, white jumpsuit. The costume was more than a little snug, but I felt confident that the following year I’d be rocking the early-Elvis, Jailhouse Rock look.

With Halloween here it means the weather is getting cooler. And that also means that some farmer’s markets and CSAs tend to close down this time of year. If you’re wondering where to get your favourite fruits and vegetables that may not be in season, I suggest heading to the frozen aisle at your local grocery store.  I don’t juice frozen vegetables, but I think it’s completely fine to use them in cooking and to incorporate them in your smoothies. They’re actually still extremely healthy for you too! They are frozen within hours after harvesting and kept super cold sealed away from light and oxygen to lock in nutrients. 

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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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