Spring Cleaning Juice Fast - Day 2

Spring Cleaning Juice Fast – Day 2

by Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio

I would like to say today was easy, and that I am filled with boundless energy.  That wouldn’t be true.  In fact, my energy is so low, I really don’t feel like blogging tonight.  I am going to focus on physical detox tonight, because that is what I am going through right now.  I am sure we will cover emotional and spiritual detox at some point over the next few days, but this is where I am right now.

I woke up this morning with cold-like symptoms.  My throat was scratchy and itchy, and my nose was running.  These symptoms continued throughout much of the day.  Soon, I was burdened with a headache that is lingering even at this moment.  It’s times like these that we start to ask ourselves, do I want to go through this uncomfortable feeling?  Everyone else is sitting down to a nice meal tonight, and I’m just drinking juice.  It is easy to start to feeling sorry for ourselves during times like these.  I found the best solution was to rest as much as I could.  I had some work deadlines today, so I had to wait until I had the energy to work.

One essential thing that keeps me going through tough days like this is the support system.  I appreciate you for taking this journey with me, no doubt experiencing your own troubles and difficulties along the road.  How do you overcome detox symptoms and feeling less energy during your cleanse?  For me, I know it is going to get better.  Once we get passed the healing crises, we are rewarded with euphoric feelings, incredible energy, and a new, trimmer, healthy body.  Our intuition will be better, and we will have a better idea of what to put into our bodies for real nourishment.  Thank you for taking this journey with me.

Just for Entertainment

I love to stay motivated and inspired during my cleanse. Last night, I watched the movie “May I Be Frank”, the story of Frank Ferrante’s transformation. The movie was great, a little over-the-top at times (did I need to see him naked sitting on the toilet?) but overall, highly recommended. It’s available as a $3 download on Play-It-Forward, so check it out if you get the chance.

Stats of the Day:

Starting weight:  183 lbs
Today’s weight:  175.5  (BIG drop in just one day—I am pretty shocked about this, to be honest)

Here are my Juices of the Day:
Green Apple-Spinach-Kale-Cilantro-Lemon-Celery
Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cinnamon (Had it twice :) )

I also took some probiotics and Intestinal Movement Formula from Healthforce Nutritionals.

Other herbs included Liver Rescue 4+ and ZeoForce.

I’ll be back tomorrow to touch on whatever may come up during this cleanse.  I am surprised to have so many challenges on just the second day. It goes to show how out of alignment my body was, and that I was making the wrong choices. I am sure living in the toxic environment (air quality) in Los Angeles doesn’t help either.

I am hoping to get a deep tissue massage at some point this week.  Also, a colonic at the week end will be helpful. I may do a coffee enema tomorrow if these symptoms continue.

I’d love to hear from you.  What came up for you today?


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5 People have left comments on this post

» david said: { Apr 3, 2012 - 11:04:02 }

Hey Steve I just read your Spring Cleaning Juice Fast – Day 2. I went through exactly the same feelings and also asked myself “why am I doing this whilst others are joyfully tucking into their delicious meals” etc I am sure you know all this, but the headaches, the tiredness, the colds, the muscle cramps, it is just your body releasing all that toxicity that has built up over the weeks/months. I would rather have that toxicity out of my system than in. It is that same toxicity that causes disease/serious illness in later life, so as hard as it is, one is so fortunate that juice cleanses even exist ! I believe that fasting(whether juice fasting or nil by mouth) gives us such an appreciation of food. Keep it up !

» Ger said: { Apr 4, 2012 - 01:04:56 }

Great weight loss. Had juices all day yesterday, but cheated a litle by adding some pulp. No weight loss. I add fruit to all my juices, should I reduce fruit juice intake?

» elayne greatruaha said: { Apr 4, 2012 - 10:04:21 }

I am so happy you are willing to share your experience with us. Really enjoyed the film May I be Frank, thanks for that link. I feel inspired!

» Patty said: { Apr 4, 2012 - 04:04:43 }

Hi Steve, glad to be journeying with you. Help please. Can you say more about colonics and coffee enemas? My east coast juicing friends are raising their eye brows. I’m hear to learn. Be well!!

» Steven Prussack said: { Apr 4, 2012 - 05:04:14 }

Wow…everything happens for a reason Patty! My topic tonight is Enemas and Colonics on the blog!!! Stay tuned…we are in synch.