By Joe Cross
The following day, we headed further south through Alabama, passing a lot of natural beauty along the way. We stopped at a particularly gorgeous spot alongside the river, where I got out to make myself a late afternoon cocktail of vegetables and fruit. Ironically, the spot was right next to a hamburger stand, so I walked over and introduced myself to the owner, who told me that his hamburgers were considered the best in Alabama. He offered me one. I explained that we were actually making a film about a sixty-day juice fast and that I’d pledged to consume only fruit and vegetables for the entire time, so burgers were out. I offered him a juice, and we each toasted to the setting sun. I promised him that if I ever went back to eating hamburgers, I would be sure to look him up.
Did I want a burger? Honestly, not at all by then. It wasn’t the burger itself that sparked my imagination: it was the idea of chewing. I was missing the simple act of chewing solid food.
If you’re on a Reboot and you are having cravings, watch this video of me explaining what to do.
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:
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