It’s hard to be healthy

Over the long weekend, I watched “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.” This documentary follows the life of an overweight guy, Joe Cross, who is suffering from a disease that makes his body itch very badly. He is taking several medications for his disease.

Over the long weekend, I watched “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.” This documentary follows the life of an overweight guy, Joe Cross, who is suffering from a disease that makes his body itch very badly. He is taking several medications for his disease.

Joe decides to change his diet and lose weight to see if that will help. He starts his journey in New York, drinking nothing but vegetable and fruit juice—not the kind of juice you buy at the store. He puts raw vegetables and fruits in a juicer. Those serve as his meals for 61 days as he travels across the country, telling other people about his situation and plan to fix it.

After seeing his journey, I was inspired. He felt much better after his journey was over, and the results were amazing. By no means am I going to juice for 61 days, but I think I will incorporate more vegetables and fruits into my diet.

It looked so easy in the film to eat/drink nothing but vegetables for two-months time. Ok, not that easy. Joe was tempted by pizza and other unhealthy foods. But he stuck to his plan. I think part of the problem with being healthy is that unhealthy options are so easily—and widely—available. There are more fast food restaurants offering extra large burgers and super-sized fries and soft drinks than there are produce stands.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass