Joe’s Journal: Day 55 – Phil Did It

By: Joe Cross

After sixty days on the Reboot, Phil weighed in 96 pounds/44 kilos lighter than when he’d begun. He decided to give up truck driving and got a job at the local YMCA. He continued his healthy lifestyle, exercising and eating micronutrient -rich food to get down to around 200 pounds.

I was glad that Phil joined me in my experiment, confirming what can be achieved by eating only micronutrient-rich food. The Reboot turned Phil’s life on its head. While there will always be bumps in the road for him, as there are for me, he now knows that he has all the tools he needs to be healthy, for himself and for his kids.

During my time with Phil I had the pleasure of meeting his brother, Bear, who admired what Phil was doing but wasn’t ready to try something so radical. He told me, “People on the east and west coasts have more of an awareness about healthy eating, and they also have more opportunities to eat healthy. Here in the Midwest, we can show you 4,300 ways to cook beef. All the fattening food is right here. We literally have to go to another town to find healthy food to eat, which why I think it’s so easy to get heavy out here in the Midwest.” It’s not that Bear was trying to relieve himself of the responsibility for his condition. He told me “It was my mindset I had to challenge”. And that is what I believe is the first challenge anyone looking to regain their health needs to conquer.

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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