Power Juice Feast- Day 16

by Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio

I actually missed a day of blogging yesterday from being super tired, but I have so much great information to share today!  I had a difficult time yesterday and part of today with the re-emergence of cravings.  Maybe this is happening because the holidays are coming, and I walk the streets of LA watching people snack on food.  The restaurants pump the smells of some of my favorite comfort foods from back in the day of my SAD diet addictions.  Whatever the case, I really thought I might break the cleanse today.  I overcame the urge, but came up with a good direction so I can really go deeper with this cleanse.  I’ll tell you more about that later.  In the meantime, here are the:

Juices of the Day

1.  Cucumber/ Celery/ Dandelion Greens/ Parsley/ Cilantro (I will never mix Parsley and Cilantro again. This was tough to get down!  Too strong!)
2.  Pineapple/ Red Grapes/ Ginger
3.  Carrot/ Apple/ Celery
4.  Celery/ Spinach/ Kale/ Cucumber

I drank 1 Gallon of Juice today.

Weight Loss

I went down to 172 lbs yesterday, and remain at that weight today.  I am happy to share that I have dropped 10 lbs of toxic fat since starting this cleanse!  (starting weight was 182.4).

Got Comfort Foods?

Yesterday was hard enough, given that Julie and I went to Real Food Daily for dinner where I consumed 2 green drinks.  I asked a waitress if she felt bad for me (poor guy, only drinking juices around the holiday time).  It was tough, because the couple sitting next to us was sharing a gluten-free pizza.  I didn’t mind watching Julie eat her raw collard green wrap.  For some reason, raw foods aren’t a problem for me.  The difficulty is with the old comfort foods.  The smell…of course they make me salivate.  I know that David Rain would tell me not to put myself in these situations, but I really enjoy being in raw and vegan restaurants.

Introducing the “Power” Juice Feast

I had mentioned earlier on that my family and I are going skiing at the end of the month at Big Bear Mountain in Southern California.  I had planned to bring enough lemons to just have the Master Cleanse while on vacation, but have recently had a change in plans.  This is our first vacation as a family in two years, and I just don’t want to be in the position of detoxing while we are away.  It’s bad enough that they don’t have any veg-friendly restaurants in Big Bear…but they don’t even have a health foods store!!  So I have decided to adapt the cleanse, and am going to go a total of 23 days.  But I am not going to give up on the idea of making this more intense.  I want to experience enough cleansing to really get the most benefit.  I was talking to my friend Jameth Sheridan of HealthForce Nutritionals the other day, and it made sense to me to really amp up this cleanse.

HealthForce Nutritionals offers an incredible Healing Cleanse (3 different levels), which lasts a week long.  So beginning tomorrow, I am going to incorporate HealthForce’s Level 2 Healing Cleanse into my Juice Feast.  These cleanses are intense, but I am ready to take this to the next level.  I can’t wait to tell you how it turns out.  You can read up more on Jameth’s cleanse here:
HealthForce Nutritionals Website
(Note:  HealthForce Nutritionals are a sponsor of Raw Vegan Radio.  I receive a 15% commission on anything you purchase from their online shop.  I personally use their products and endorse them regardless)

If you are doing the cleanse with me, maybe you would like to really super-charge your cleanse too?  I have done HealthForce’s Level 3 Healing Cleanse, which is their most intense.  I had some serious detox reactions when I did that one.  Since I have already detoxed considerably in the past 16 days, I felt the Level 2 would be just sufficient.

I am planning on creating some videos of this journey this week, but my work load has been pretty intense.  While I am putting together the pieces for my upcoming “Rawpalooza” Raw Food World Summit, I am talks with “The Shift Network” to create a healthy eating summit as well.  If I wasn’t so busy with work, I would definitely attempt Level 3 again.

My Very Special Guest Host!

One last thing…my friend Cory Churko (Guitarist for Kelly Clarkson and Shania Twain) is going to be a guest host on Raw Vegan Radio this week.  He is going to interview me about this journey, so that should be a lot of fun.  I’ll let you know more about that, but to listen to Cory on Raw Vegan Radio (he was a great guest), have a listen here:
Interview with Cory Churko on Raw Vegan Radio


Thank you for stopping by, and I’ll be back tomorrow after day 17 (and day 1 of the HealthForce Healing Cleanse).  Good night…