Joe’s Journal: Day 26 – The Idea of Healthy Eating Isn’t “New”

By: Joe Cross

The idea of fasting is not unique and it’s not new. In fact, fasting is part of who we are as a human being. You see for millions of years we basically lived by the philosophy of hunter gatherer which means  early man had a tremendous amount of activity. They would walk, run, fish, etc. just to get their food — that’s adding exercise and fresh, clean, unprocessed foods all at once! And to survive when there wasn’t anything to hunt or gather our bodies turned into human refrigerators, capable for storing food and carrying it with us for lean times.

Today we don’t have to put all that effort into filling our bellies. We can sit on our couch, turn on the TV, pick up our phone to call in a delivery order from our favorite pizza shop and call it a night. Most of us nowadays have very sedentary jobs, we’re not chasing animals, we’re not running away from animals…we are riding to work, sitting at our desks, and sitting in front of the TV and yet we are consuming far more calories, particularly from processed foods, which means the foods end up losing most of its nutrients. 

What has happened to us? If healthy eating is such a hot trend right now then why are processed foods flooding our supermarkets?

On this juicing journey, it’s definitely opened my eyes to how most of our lives work nowadays and how in the early years of mankind we were actually healthy. I’m hoping I help inspire more people to start consuming healthier foods and get back to the basics.

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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