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10 Things We Learned from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

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A fitness documentary to get you moving

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is a fascinating film that chronicles Joe Cross's personal mission to regain his health while traveling across America, juicer in tow, and inspiring others to do the same. Here's are 10 things we learned, which will hopefully inspire you to see the film.

1. While most people have a hard time doing the three days most juice cleanses recommend, Joe did 60 days of all green juice, so next time you think three is impossible...

2. You don't need to drive yourself crazy scheduling gym time, you can radically improve your health for the better simply by altering your diet.

3. Changes in diet can have way more of an impact than pills when it comes to treating a host of diseases.

4. Many health problems can be reversed with dietary changes.

5. The key is to make sustainable changes.

6. Juice cleansing can be a useful tool to reset your taste palette.

7. Make sure to consult a doctor if you have any medical conditions before going on a juice cleanse -- especially if you plan on doing it for more than one day.

8. In 60 days Cross managed to shed 90 pounds and alleviate the effects of an autoimmune disease... just 60 days!

9. Cross makes it a point to shop at local food markets, which we love because many people, sadly, can simply not afford to eat as many healthy foods as they wish because of price. If you buy locally and in-season prices drop dramatically.

10. What we loved most about this documentary is that it shows that when push comes to shove, the only person who can get you to change is you. Luckily if you're willing to do the work, miracles are truly possible.

So... What are you waiting for? Run out and buy yourself a juicer!

Dish with us: What's your take on juice cleanses?

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