I ran across Joe Cross' "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" on Netflix streaming and I was blown away.
The film follows Cross across the US as he undergoes a juice fast to lose weight. I've never tried juicing and to be honest, don't really care to. But the more interesting part of the film for me is the second half which follows a 400+ pound truck driver as he works on losing weight.
What makes his journey so powerful is you see him starting out swimming in a lake at the beginning, still at 400 something pounds. It's easy to think "he'll never lose all that weight, look how far he has to go!" But that's exactly what he does. By the end of the film, he's jogging down the street at 200 pounds.
There's also a lot of interviews with doctors and nutritionists. Just a fascinating film. Anyone with Netflix streaming should check it out. It's also on Amazon for a one-time rental of $2.99.
The physical DVD comes out October 11. Check it out!