The Many Misadventures of an Aspiring Raw-Foodist

The purpose of this blog is to give you a realistic view of the transition to a raw vegan life and the restoration of health. It isn't always easy. I don't always feel amazing. But in the end it is worth it. My hope is that I can inspire others to make positive changes in their own lives.


Winter Cleanse Results & Future Plans

Thirteen days ago I started my winter cleanse. As of this morning I’ve lost 5 pounds and some inches off my waist (see the photos). The black is slowly fading from my fingers (see previous post on Adya Clarity). All in all, I feel pretty darn good, other than the hemorrhoids that are still being stubborn and painful.

The plans moving forward from here are to continue a cleansing diet and lifestyle. Its going to be much like my cleanse schedule was, but with a few less supplements. See the plan at the end of this post.

The plan moving forward:

Fruit, preferably low sugar

Low sugar green smoothies

Raw Food Meals and snacks (small, chewed well, all solid food as little as possible to keep blood sugar balanced)

Minimal cooked food, if any at all

Limit raw desserts to 2 servings per week, and eventually to 1 serving

  • 1 green protein shake (Sun Warrior Protein)
  • 1-2 qts green juice, fresh
  • Greens First (optional)


  • Ginger tea (1+ per day)
  • Other tea (opt)
  • Adya Supershot (2 per day)
  • Adya Supershot
  • 34 oz Adya water
  • 34 oz Adya water
  • Chromium (2 caps per day)
  • B12
  • Iodine (2 per day)
  • Acidophilus (3 caps)
  • Acidophilus (3 caps)
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Ginger caps
  • Ginger caps
  • Ginger caps
  • Isaflush (1 at bedtime, for a few more weeks)


  • Enema (once a week)
  • Body scrubbing (before showers)
  • Feet soak and pumice (once per week)
  • Yoga (at least 2 days per week)
  • Aerobic exercise (at least 20 mins, at least 5 days per week)
  • Abdominal exercise and stretching (at least 4 days per week)
  • Sleep (try to be in bed by 10:30 pm, up around 7:00 am)
  • Deep breathing/cleansing breaths (daily)
  • Fresh air and sun (go outside or open windows at least 15 mins per day)


  1. These two basic core workout will essentially ensure that the fat covering the abs will be reduced and abdominal muscle mass will be gained. To conclude; adhering to these factors will ultimately determine how fast you will get a six pack.