As the title suggests, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead documents filmmaker Joe Cross’s extraordinary transformation from being sick and obese to fit and healthy in just 60 days, which has inspired a health movement among nearly 250,000 people in America.
By consuming only vegetables and juices in those 60 days, Joe changed his life, and wants to motivate others to do the same, recently creating an online health community called Reboot Your Life, which provides ordinary people with the tools and motivation to get healthy and kick start their own regime.
Joe said: “In Australia, obesity has become the single biggest threat to public health, more than doubling in the past 20 years. Around 17 million Australians are overweight or obese, with the majority of Australians only eating half the recommended amount of fruits and vegies each day.
“Some people may find it hard to eat the recommended two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables each day. Drinking them in freshly-blended juices is an easy and tasty alternative. What I hope to achieve with this tour is reach more Australians to spread the message of good health – whether you’re a parent, a student or a busy professional. It doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s never too early or too late to look after your health.”
Joe will be making appearances in over 30 Woolworths stores around the country, and performing demonstrations on making healthy, plant-based juices at home using the same Breville Juicer seen in the film.
Watch the fascinating film this Thursday February 9 at 11:30pm on Channel Nine.