Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Posted by on September 9, 2013 at 5:06 am.

Another great documentary about one mans journey to improving his health by consuming freshly made juices.

You don’t  have to be overweight to be unhealthy though… If a person continues to make improper food choices the chances are much higher that their health will be compromised. Since I know that, it makes it easy for me to forgo meals processed/prepackaged meals.

I find documentaries like this to be extremely inspirational. It’s always nice to see people making positive changes in their eating habits.


From the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead website

Juicing Out Obesity

Joe Cross was just an average man with a huge problem. He was obese. As the doctors could no longer help him and with an urge to be completely off of all his medicines, he decided to create his own diet plan – before losing his life.

Joe considered his options and he set off for a trek of 3,000 miles – carrying only a generator and a juicer. His goal was to be on the road for sixty days; through rain and sun; consuming nothing but juice. His triumph, in the end, was a massive loss – of weight, that is. His loss is our gain as he had the entire journey filmed for an audience to later partake of.


  • Jennifer says:

    I watched this a while back and thought it was Excellent! I actually wanted it a 2nd time, too! I think everyone should watch this! Wonderfully done!
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, It’s great right Jennifer? Whenever I embark on a cleanse I usually will watch documentaries such as the ones listed. While their reasons for doing them might be different than my own. They’re still inspiring.

    On my way home from work, I stopped by the grocery store, hopefully I’ll be able to post some of the juices I make within the next few days. Not too long ago, I just got finished eating a “Salad” of avocado, kale, raw onion and tomato. I was going to add raw sunflower seeds but can’t remember where I put them. That was my one meal of the day. The rest of my meals, will be liquids.
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    Jennifer Reply:

    I completely agree!
    They are still inspiring!

    That salad sounds great, too!
    Last year I did a MONTH of Large Raw Salads every night for dinner with the exception of a few Saturdays while traveling…I think I might do that again and soon!
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  • suituapui says:

    I once stayed off noodles for a month…and went down by 4 inches around the waist (did not weigh) but within a month, I put it all back…still minus the noodles. In the end, I just went back to eating noodles again. Weight will sure drop if one sticks to nothing but juices. Will have to follow-up with exercise to maintain…or soon, it will be back to square one.
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    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, Oh I agree you need to do more than just juices. I would say changing ones lifestyle is very helpful. For example, an older friend lost over 50 pounds eating mainly raw foods. She’s 72. She was able to come off medication too. She kept the weight off after her “cleanse” was over, because she continued to make healthy food choices. That makes a big difference. Outside of walking about 500 feet daily. she lived next door to where she worked. She didn’t exercise.
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