Power Juice Feast- Day 23

by Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio

Today is my last on the Power Juice Feast!  I just have one more set of HealthForce Nutritional Healing Herbs to take, and when I wake up tomorrow, I’ll be ending this journey.  I look forward to sharing with you the changes, and there have been a lot.  Additionally, I will post my before/ after picture tomorrow so you can see how dramatic my transformation has been in just 23 days.  I am feeling complete with the idea of ending the cleanse.  This was a great detox, and I got a lot out of my body (including a whole waist size and 12 pounds of fat!).  I will blog the next few days to keep you posted on my transition to a 100% raw vegan diet.

Here were my:

Juices of the Day

1.  Apple/ Purple Kale/ Cilantro/ Aloe Vera
2.  Pineapple/ Ginger/ Red Grape
3.  Celery/ Cucumber/ Cilantro/ Spinach/ Aloe Vera

I drank 3 quarts of Juice today.  I followed the protocol for HealthForce’s Healing Cleanse Level 3 (advanced cleanse).

Weight Loss

I lost 12 pounds in 23 days.  My weight today was 170, and starting weight was 182.  It makes a big difference.  I lost a whole pant size!  I need new clothes now, but that is not the worst reason to need a new wardrobe, right?

Final Day

I will break the cleanse tomorrow morning with mangoes!  I am excited, because I found some organic mangoes at the Santa Monica Co-op, and they are ripe and ready to go!  I had the idea to break with mangoes a while back, but wasn’t sure I would find any this time of year.  My fiance has sample them, and they are juicy and delicious.  I wouldn’t want to break this cleanse with any other fruit.  Mangoes have been my favorite fruit since I first ate one about 10 years ago.

I am planning to make a video of breaking the fast,  but I’m not sure.  It depends if I could wait for Julie to get home to film me.  If not, I’ll just break on my own and let you know how it goes.  I plan on having just juice for lunch, and a raw organic salad for dinner.  This seems like the perfect end to a transforming cleanse.

I loved Juice Feasting.  I was never hungry, yet cleansed significantly on some days.  I feel I benefited the most when I added HealthForce’s Healing Cleanse.  I started the cleanse on HealthForce Level 2, but decided to increase to their top level of 3 (Hardcore Cleanse).  This included ZeoForce for heavy metal detoxing and a Parasite formula.  I didn’t feel my detox symptoms increase when I included the Hardcore Cleanse. This has generally been a slow but steady progress.  What a great experience!

You can look forward tomorrow for my closing thoughts, things that were great, things that didn’t work, and my plans for my next cleanse in 2012.

I was happy to share with you and glad so many people found inspiration to begin doing this for themselves as well.  Your body/ mind/ spirit will definitely thank you.

For those who are going raw with me, I will share more about that journey and hopefully inspire you with some recipe ideas and videos of me preparing some of my favorites!  Sound good?

One last thing to share..if you live in Southern California, here is a list of all the raw and raw-friendly restaurants:

SunPower Natural Cafe in Studio City
3711 Caheunga Blvd.
Studio City CA 91604
(818) 308-7420
Also serves organic cooked items
http://sunpowernatura…

Cafe Gratitude in Larchmont
639 Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 580-6383
Also serves cooked vegetarian dishes
http://www.cafegratit…

LifeFood Organic
1507 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (at Sunset)
Hollywood CA 90028
(323) 466-0927
http://www.LifeFoodOr…

Cru in Silverlake
1521 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026
(323) 667-1551
Also offers some cooked & Body Ecology items
http://www.crusilverl….

Better Life Cuisine
717 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401-2607
(310) 458-7620
Click Here for a Review of Better Life
Click Here for a Another Review of Better Life

Juliano’s Raw in Santa Monica
609 Broadway Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 587-1552 ‎
http://www.planetraw….

Euphoria Loves Rawvolution in Santa Monica
2301 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90495
(310) 392-9501
http://www.rawvolutio…

Leaf Organics
11938 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90066
(310) 390-6005 ‎
Organic cooked vegan offered also
http://www.leafcuisin…

Stuff I Eat in Inglewood
114 N. Market Street
Inglewood CA 90301
310-671-0115
Mostly cooked vegan but several raw entrees & desserts daily
http://stuffieat.com/…

Au Lac in Fountain Valley
16563 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley CA 92708
714-418-0658
Arguably the best in Southern California!!!
(most of the local raw restaurant owners and raw gurus eat there when they’re in town)
Also has a Vietnamese-Chinese cooked menu
http://www.aulac.com…

118 Degrees in Costa Mesa
2981 Bristol Suite B5
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-754-0718
http://www.shop118deg…

Peace Pies in Encinitas
133 Daphne St.
Encinitas CA 92024
760-479-0996
http://peacepies.com/…

Peace Pies in Ocean Beach
4230 Voltaire St.
Ocean Beach CA 92107
619-223-2180
http://peacepies.com/

 

6 People have left comments on this post



» Kristin said: { Dec 18, 2011 - 08:12:47 }

Hi Steve! That’s GREAT!!! Congratulations!!! You are inspiring me :)

» Deborah Merlin said: { Dec 18, 2011 - 09:12:50 }

I am saving your recipes!

» tara said: { Dec 18, 2011 - 09:12:07 }

Steve, your juices are so creative! Was this an intuitive approach to choosing the fruits and vegetables? I am also feeling inspired. P.S. Also a great fan of Health Force Nutritionals.

» Karen Ranzi said: { Dec 18, 2011 - 09:12:25 }

I try to do a seasonal juice cleanse. Your juice cleanse is reminding me of all the wonderful benefits. Congratulations on staying with it for so long. Your juices all sound delicious!

» Martine Drabbe said: { Dec 18, 2011 - 11:12:51 }

Hi Steve.

Seems you got very good results and you inspired me I start in the 1 off januari with my juice feast I wonder how long in will keep inspired.
Have a nice Christmas Martine from Amsterdam

» Venus said: { Dec 20, 2011 - 12:12:52 }

Hello and thanks for sharing. I’m reading dr. Arnold Ehret, also planning to go on a 14 day cleanse. I need to get rid of an ovarian cyst caused by years of stress and a former toxic relationship…