Dr. Passler’s Pure Change Program

Every year I do a cleanse, usually to reset my system after indulging too much (say, after a long vacation), but also to get ready for an event or bikini season. I know it’s time for a reset when I start feeling exhausted, worn down, and just not good. Sometimes I’ll wake up with stomach aches. Whatever the case is, I know that it’s time to do something. In the past, I always did a 3-day juice cleanse. This year I learned about a cleanse called Dr. Passler’s Pure Change Program developed by the nutritionist of supermodels such as Bella Hadid, Sara Sampaio, and Carolyn Murphy.  After reading all the raving reviews online I decided to give it a try. Below are the benefits listed on their site, and after doing the cleanse I can vouch for all of them.

Benefits of Cleansing:

  • Detoxify you body
  • Improved energy
  • Better sleep
  • Decreased food cravings
  • Reset your daily relationship with your food choices
  • Better mental attitude
  • Improved condition of you skin, hair, eyes, nails
  • Promote sustainable long-term healthy habits

Here is What to Expect:

  • You choose between 7 days ($199.95) or 21 days ($299.95)—I chose 21 days, but I didn’t do it all at once. I’ll explain below
  • You must eat every 2.5 hours
  • You are allowed to have solid food (protein bars and veggies—plus protein after week 1 if you do 21 days)

The Cleanse Contains;

  • Protein Powder (choice of chocolate or vanilla—I did vanilla)
  • Protein bars (chocolate chip cookie dough, double chocolate, or cookies and cream—I chose chocolate chip cookie dough)
  • Detox supplements
  • Wellness support supplements (21 day program)
  • Daily wellness shake (21 day program)
  • Probiotics
  • Magnesium

In addition to the above, you also get a list of certain veggies you are allowed to have with a tablespoon of olive oil twice a day. The first day of the cleanse I had a salad with steamed veggies, and I decided that was going to get boring real quick. luckily, you are allowed to have soups as long as it contains only the allowed vegetables plus low sodium stock (chicken or veggie). I made two soups large enough to last the whole seven days.

Soup #1 Ingredients:
  • 1 carton low-sodium organic veggie stock (or chicken)
  • 1 can (28 oz) San Marzano whole peeled tomatos
  • 1 head cauliflower (pureed or blended)
  • 1 zuchini (diced)
  • 2-3 stalks of celery (chopped)
  • 1 bag fresh green beans (halved)

Bring the veggie stock to a simmer in a large soup pot. Then, add the whole canned tomatoes and mash them into the broth until desired consistency is reached (I prefer a smooth consistency). Next, puree a head of cauliflower, or cut into smaller pieces and blend until smooth and add to the soup. Then, add zucchini, fresh green beans, and celery. Let simmer on medium-low heat for about an hour.

Soup #2 Ingredients:
  • 8 cups of broccoli (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 stalks of celery (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carton low-sodium organic veggie (or chicken) broth

In a large soup pot, steam broccoli with onion and celery with a tablespoon of olive oil. To steam, fill the bottom of the pot with water (just enough to cover the bottom), and then cover and cook on medium-high until water is absorbed. Then, add the vegetable broth and simmer for about 8 minutes until tender. Then pour the soup into a blender, and blend until smooth.

If you do the 21-day cleanse it has different instructions. In Phase 2 you will begin to reintroduce protein and additional oils into your daily diet while maintaining the 12-hour micro-fast described in this manual. You will still consume a breakfast shake to begin your day; however, you will begin adding protein and additional oils to your lunch and dinner. I did the first seven days right before a big trip, and then when I came home I did the remaining 14 days.

You are supposed to drink 8 cups of water a day and you are allowed to have tea as well. The order and timing that you consume the shakes, bars and veggies is very important.

Phase 1 Schedule:

7 am- protein shake with almond milk

9:30- half a protein bar

12 pm: Lunch: 100 cal of raw or steamed vegetables or soup, a tablespoon of olive oil and 1 detox packet

2:30- protein shake

5 pm- half protein bar

7:30 pm- Dinner: 100 cal of raw or steamed vegetables or soup, a tablespoon of olive oil and 1 detox packet

10pm- Bedtime: 3 magnesium tablets + 2 probiotic capsules.

Phase 2 Schedule:

7 am- 1 Daily Wellness Shake + 1 Daily Wellness Support Pack

10 am- half a protein bar

1 pm: Lunch: 100 cal of raw or steamed vegetables or soup, a tablespoon of healthy oil and 3-6 oz. of protein

4 pm- half protein bar

7:00 pm- Dinner: 100 cal of raw or steamed vegetables or soup, a tablespoon of healthy oil and 3-6 oz. of protein

10pm- Bedtime: 3 magnesium tablets + 2 probiotic capsules.

Overall, I felt that Dr. Passler’s Pure Change Program was much more beneficial than a 3-day juice cleanse, because I felt much healthier afterwards. Usually right after a juice cleanse I feel very weak, but with this cleanse I felt strong and my thinking was very clear. The first few days were easy for me. I never felt hungry because of eating so often throughout the day. However, the last few days I did start to feel a little deprived. I experienced all of the benefits listed above. The cleanse provided lasting effects on my relationship with food, and I plan to do the entire 21 days all at once next time.


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