Joe’s Journal: Day 5 – Staying Away from Tempting Foods

By: Joe Cross

October 16, 2007

I spent the next 5 days sequestered in Long Island, far from my biggest food demons. Not that the Hamptons doesn’t have its fair share of temptations but I was able to stay away from them.  If I had to be around those smells seeping from the NYC bagel shops, the food trucks selling empanadas, and the surplus of falafel shops, and even the swishing, clanging sounds of happy hour cocktails on my fifth day, I would have been struggling big time! I knew I was doing the right thing for me but those cravings were still lingering in this early phase of the juice fast. The emotional attachment to food is a tough thing. It’s bloody tough.

Cravings are fascinating. They actually mean something, besides just wanting to indulge in some chocolate ice cream!

Learn what your cravings really mean and how to avoid them.


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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