Joe’s Journal: Day 9 – Losing Weight, Gaining Energy

By: Joe Cross

October 20, 2007

It’s Day 9 and I’m still spending time in the Hampton’s  but there’s something different about today. I’m feeling more energy, more than I’ve had yet. It feels fantastic. I still look like I swallowed a sheep but a few pounds/kilos have started to come off and I’m starting to think more clearly. The energy I’ve gained in just over a week sets off a memory in my head of how I used to feel when I was younger.

When I was younger I was in good shape. I was fit, full of energy and loved playing rugby with my mates. I’m not saying I ate healthy because I didn’t. I was addicted to sugar as a child and soon burgers would replace my sugar craving. I can recall one occasion when, on a dare, I attempted to eat twenty Big Macs in a row. I only got to 11, though I reckon if it hadn’t been for the pickles I could have gone all the way. Fortunately, I was naturally very lean, athletic, and generally always on the move.

After I graduated high school I skipped college and went straight to work. When I was old enough to add alcohol to my diet, I pretty much spiraled out of control and started to gain weight gradually. At age 23 I was making a truckload of money which meant fast cars, big boats, big nights out and food, lots of food. I was flying high. And so was the scale. That young energy I used to have was soon enough going to disappear.

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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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