The 17 Day Diet: A Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results
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If you need to shed pounds fast and in a safe, effective, and lasting way, this is the book for you! Unlike many diet programs that starve you down to size, Dr. Mike Moreno’s 17 Day Diet relies on proven methods to help you take weight off and keep it off for good—whether you’ve got 10 pounds to lose or 100. His revolutionary program adjusts your body metabolically so that you burn fat day in and day out. The program is structured around four 17 day cycles:
Accelerate—the rapid weight loss portion that helps flush sugar and fat storage from your system
Activate—the metabolic restart portion with alternating low and high calorie days to help shed body fat
Achieve—this phase is about learning to control portions and introducing new fitness routines
Arrive—a combination of the first three cycles to keep good habits up for good. On weekends, enjoy your favorite foods!
Each cycle changes your calorie count and the food that you’re eating. The variation that Dr. Mike calls ‘body confusion’ keeps your metabolism guessing; this means that you can expect big changes in the first 17 days alone!
This is not a diet that relies on a tiny list of approved foods, grueling exercise routines, or unrealistic calorie counts that leave you hungry and unfulfilled. Moderation and proper portions are key factors in the 17 Day Diet—the trick is to figure out the foods and routines that work best with your real lifestyle. That’s why the book is filled with tips for how to avoid the usual food pitfalls like holidays, eating out, or even just a tempting candy jar. Along with a comprehensive explanation of how each segment works, every phase comes with an extensive list of foods, recipes, and sample meal plans to help make grocery shopping a breeze. Because of the diversity that you are allowed from the very beginning of the program, there is a way to make this diet work with almost any food allergies you might have or what cuisine you’re used to eating.
The 17 Day Diet is a simple plan that gets big, long-lasting results if you stick with it and let Dr. Mike help you along the way. Whether this is your first attempt at dieting or your fiftieth, you must believe that you can do this. What matters now is focusing on your goals, identifying what you need to get there, and taking action to begin the process. Your health and happiness are important, so stand strong, believe in yourself, and let your 17 Day Diet begin now!
blood vessels. There’s excellent science published in the best journals that something in green tea inhibits angiogenesis. The jury is still out on all this, but until we know more, I suggest drinking three cups of green tea a day. Although doctors should set an example, I confess I’m not much of a green tea drinker. If I’m having a cup, I’m probably in an Asian restaurant. I promise to do better, though, and drink more green tea. Coffee is also permitted on the 17 Day Diet. The caffeine kicks
orange • 6 oz. sugar-free fruit-flavored yogurt Day 12 • Accelerate Cycle menu Day 13 Breakfast • 1 Dr. Mike’s Power Cookie • 1 medium peach, sliced • 1 cup green tea Lunch • Low-Carb Primavera Delight • 1 cup green tea Dinner • Plenty of London broil • Large tossed salad with 1 tablespoon olive oil mixed with 2 tablespoons vinegar and seasoning • 1 cup green tea Snacks • Yogurt Shake (blended with fruit) • 2nd probiotic
now are people sitting on riding lawnmowers with grass-catching capabilities—the kind that was used by farmers to clear the “back 40.” Now people are using it to mow a patch of grass the size of a bath mat. Lawn mowing is great exercise, but only if you push the mower. It burns 387 calories an hour! Here’s what other weekend chores burn per hour: LEAN 17: 17 Weekend Chores That Incinerate Calories (per hour) 1. Watering lawn and garden by hand 102 2. Cleaning, dusting 176
can easily redesign your favorite dessert recipes to yield less sugar, fat, and calories by switching to lower-fat ingredients and learning how to cook with sweeteners such as Truvia. • Salt. Are you watching your sodium intake? If so, start by using half the amount called for in the recipe. Continue to reduce the amount until you find the minimal amount needed to season the recipe. Or replace the salt with lemon or lime juice, flavored vinegar, fresh onion or garlic, onion or garlic powder,
protein on the 17 Day Diet? Why? A: Protein is the major component of all of your body’s cells, and it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough. Recent research indicates that we may need more than previously thought. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for all adults is 0.37 grams of protein per pound of body weight, or about 15 percent of your daily calories. But you probably need more if you exercise, if you’re dieting and as you age. One dramatic study of 855 people found that