Juice Feasting- Day 7

by Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio

I am feeling really tired today, so this is going to be a quick update.  The cravings continued, especially because it is finally Friday night. I am used to a nice comfort raw meal at the end of the week at a favorite local restaurant like Leaf Cuisine, Stuff I Eat, or Real Food Daily.  Not the case with this new temporary lifestyle, which has been a challenge these last couple of days.

Juices of the Day

1.  Celery/ Kale/ Dandelion Greens/ Spinach
2.  Pineapple/ Strawberry
3.  Honeydew
4. Celery/ Apple/ Dandelion Greens/ Romaine/ Red Leaf lettue
Snacks:  2 Coconuts and one glass of apple juice watered down (mixed with Healthforce Vitamineral Greens)

I consumed 1.3 Gallons of Juice today.

Thankful for Abundance

Stocked Up

As you can see in this picture, I went shopping today and filled up the refrigerator with an incredible assortment of organic fruits and vegetables.  I am loving the abundance of produce even this time of the year in Southern California.  I remember when I lived in New Jersey, the health food stores were really sparse by December, especially in regard to a variety of fruits.

Creatures of Habit

I am used to my Friday night “date night” with Julie at one of the many raw/ vegan restaurants in Southern California.  During tonight’s dinner time, my date was at Leaf Organics getting a raw Philadelphia wrap (this is a wrap of collard greens, sprouts, mixed greens, and a cashew creme cheese).  I was home, drinking my last green juice of the day and feeling somewhat sad and disconnected.  I am hoping these cravings for raw food meals will stop soon.  It’s the comfort of the food plus the bonding during meals I am missing the most.  I just need to stay focused on making it through each day and hope these cravings stop soon.

It’s interesting how many habits we develop.  Since this cleanse has forced me to give them all up, many things become clear.  While I thought Green tea was good for me, I realize now I get a headache every time I stop drinking them.  I have decided I won’t be drinking any Green tea after this cleanse.

Weight Loss

My weight stayed the same today, and remains 176.4.  I have lost 6 pounds in 7 days (starting weight was 182.4).

 

Now that I am through my first week, I really need the motivation to keep going.  Are you doing this with me?  Feel free to jump in. A day, two days…a week.  Even two weeks.  I love the support of friends all over the world who have already decided to take this path at the same time.