The 17 Day Diet, created by Dr. Mike Moreno, is a weight loss plan that was initially created to avoid holiday weight gain – but the great thing about the diet is that it can be used at any time throughout the year to shed a few pounds.
During the holiday season, Moreno encourages you to “pre-diet” – which means eating a healthful dinner before attending holiday parties or other festive occasions that are foodfocused. And when you’re at the party, he advises choosing only two to three of the healthiest appetizers. You’re also encouraged to stay away from the buffet table and “just say no thanks” to desserts and candy.
Recently featured on the Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors, Moreno explains how The 17 Day Diet can help “reset” your metabolism and transform your body in just 17 days.
So why is 17 days the magic number? According to Moreno, “There are no plateaus, there’s no boredom, and every seventeen days, you’re changing what you’re doing. We call it metabolic, or body, confusion.”
The 17 Day Diet is a cycled eating plan that alters the amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and fats you eat every few days. Divided across four cycles, each is designed to accomplish a different objective: Burning fat, resetting the metabolism and teaching you proper portion control and hunger signs.
This clean eating plan avoids sugar, processed foods, fried foods and other heavy dishes, while teaching your body to crave and nourish itself through healthy foods such as lean proteins and vegetables.
These are the four cycles of The 17 Day Diet:
Cycle 1: Accelerate: Encourages rapid weight loss, cleansing and fat burning. Discourages fat storage.
Cycle 2: Activate: Resets the metabolism.
Cycle 3: Achieve: Develop good eating habits, re-teach yourself how to eat carbs
Cycle 4: Arrive: A combination of the first three Cycles. On weekends, enjoy your favorite foods.
Positive reviews for The 17 Day Diet emphasize the cycling component of varying what you eat, how much you eat and when you eat which has shown promise in helping to accelerate weight loss. Other benefits include the very clear and organized eating plan promoting nutritious foods.
The 17 Day Diet also features a 17- minute exercise routine as well as tips and strategies to avoid food pitfalls. The book though can only be purchased online through its website www.the17daydiet.com