(Closed) Starting 17 Day Diet on Monday – Anyone want to join me?

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m down to 15 weeks and was hoping to weigh 27lbs less than what I weigh now…which totally won’t happen. So, I’m hoping to lose 15lbs…what’s the 17 day diet? Where do I find info about it?

Are you on myfitnesspal?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Miss Orchard:  I’m the week after you and hoping for 30. Starting today. I signed up to MFP a while ago but haven’t logged in forever.

 

What is the 17 diet?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d love to try! How does it work?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@candykiss:  I’ll PM you as well…maybe we can make a group

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Instead of doing a crash diet, I would recommend sticking to a paleo philosophy (which this diet somewhat covers, but then it goes off track with bad restructions), and a high intensity cardio/stregnth routine instead.  You’ll see better results that last longer than a crash diet like the 17 day diet. 

 

This is an unbiased review of the diet plan: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/17-day-diet-review

Post # 9
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Newbee

I’ll join in. I started 2 weeks ago then got de-railed due to life.  I won’t be starting til Tuesday when we get back from our Memorial day trip.

 

I’m hoping to lose about 15 to 20 lbs.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you get a group going PLEASE count me in and let me know what this diet is – I’m stuck with mine and could do with a jump start…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

What’s the 17 day diet? I’m interested!

Post # 12
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Newbee

I did alot of research on this diet before I started it and have read this article no where in the article does it say that the 17 day diet is a crash diet (a diet which is extreme in its nutritional deprivations).  It actully encourages probiotics, protien, fruit and veggies and when you get to cycle two it adds carbs twice a day.  It does say though that it has a good foundation of all good diet plans.

This plan does initially help you lose alot of water weight but what is wrong with that.  If it is water weight it is still weight. Even though I stopped religously following the plan for a week I still kept off the 5 lbs I had already lost. If you follow through with all of the steps and think of life change and not just a way to lose weight quick it is a great program.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Could someone please outline the 17 day diet?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The 17 Day Diet: What It Is

Cycle 1, called “Accelerate,” strips your diet down to the bare bones of approximately 1,200 calories per day. It promises weight loss of 10-15 pounds, most of which is water weight. Cycle 1 allows an unlimited amount of nonstarchy vegetables and lean protein (including 2 eggs per day, if you have normal cholesterol level), along with limited amounts of fruits, probiotics (such as yogurt), and a little bit of “friendly” fat, such as olive oil or flaxseed oil.

“This phase cleanses, hydrates, removes unhealthy carbs, improves unhealthy eating habits, and stimulates fat metabolism,” Moreno says.

In cycle 2 (called “Activate,”) the food plan is alternated with a slightly higher-calorie activate plan. Moreno says the zig-zag between cycles keeps the metabolism guessing, helps prevent boredom, and continues to stimulate fat burning to yield about a 5-6 pound weight loss. Cycle 2 is the same as cycle one except it reduces the fat to one serving and adds two servings of healthy carbs, pushing the calories to about 1,500 daily, Nodvin says.Healthy starches such as legumes, brown rice, bulgar, couscous, corn, squash, and sweet potatoes are just a few of the options to choose from.

Cycle 3, called “Achieve,” is the stabilization period that allows healthier foods with a slower rate of weight loss of about 2-3 pounds, Moreno says. Food lists are expanded to include more healthy fruits, proteins, fats, and starches. The meal plan is basically the same as Cycle Two, except protein is restricted to portions equal to the size of a sponge and an added option for one serving of alcohol and 100-calorie snacks.

Cycle 4 — the final phase, called “Arrive” — is when you arrive at your goal weight. In cycle 4, follow meal plans from one of the earlier cycles during the week with controlled splurges on weekends to maintain your new weight.

Exercise at least 17 minutes a day during the first two cycles – primarily walking because of the limited calorie intake. In the later cycles, ramp up exercise to 150-300 minutes per week for continued weight loss.

The book, which is only available online, contains recipes and tips for eating out and handling your diet during the holidays.

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