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The 17 Day Diet Guide

17 Day Diet tips and tricks will help you achieve successful weight loss with this unique approach to weight loss.

The 17 Day Diet Guide

With the media buzzing about a popular new diet called, The 17 Day Diet, you might have some questions surrounding this New York Times bestselling weight loss plan.

Developed by Dr. Mike Moreno, a weight loss expert and family medicine physician, The 17 Day Diet takes a unique approach to dieting because of its simple, yet effective, approach to weight loss.

What Makes The 17 Day Diet Work?

Rather than starving your body and depriving yourself the enjoyment of food, Dr. Mike Moreno’s 17 Day Diet book relies on proven methods that help you lose weight and keep it off.

Through the right combinations of food, Dr. Moreno’s revolutionary program adjusts your body metabolically so that you burn fat, day in and day out.

The 17 Day Diet breaks down into different cycles so that your body can adjust itself to burn fat most effectively.

The 17 Day Diet is broken down into four different cycles, each lasting a period of 17 days.

17 Day Diet Cycles:

1. Accelerate
2. Activate
3. Achieve
4. Arrive

Each cycle corresponds to a specific calorie count in your meals so your metabolism can re-train itself to burn excess stored abdominal fat.

What Is The Purpose of Each Cycle?

The key to the success of The 17 Day Diet is in each of the specific cycles. By following the scheduled and recommended caloric intake of each cycle, your body will effectively burn excess body fat and maintain weight loss effectively.

Cycle 1 (Accelerate): This Cycle helps promote rapid weight loss by improving digestive health within 17 days. The meals you eat in this cycle are nutritionally designed to help clear sugar from the blood, and encourage your metabolism to burn excess, stored fat. The foods in this cycle also help your body adjust to the intake of more nutritionally balanced meals.

Cycle 2 (Activate): The meals in this Cycle help retrain your metabolism so that you don’t hit a plateau or a stopping point in your weight loss. The combinations of foods in these meals are designed so your body can metabolically adjust to increases and decreases in your caloric intake. This process helps your metabolism work steadily to promote fat-burning.

Cycle 3 (Achieve): This Cycle develops good eating habits through the re-introduction of additional food not included in your diet before. This process makes meals more enjoyable, because you are closer to achieving your goals, and your body is in the final stages of readjusting itself metabolically for long-term weight maintenance.

Cycle 4 (Arrive): This Cycle is designed to keep you at your goal weight through a program of eating that lets you enjoy your favorite foods on the weekends, while eating healthy during the week. This Cycle also prepares you with the skills you need to achieve weight loss on your own, hopefully, for life.

17 Day Diet Menu

The 17 Day Diet book includes recipes for each stage of the diet.

What Kind of Snacks Should I Eat?

The 17 Day Diet recommends adding fruit and probiotics to your plan.

Certain fruits like pineapple, watermelon and bananas are high in sugar, and they don’t promote fat loss. Too much sugar from any source can load your body into converting more of what you eat into stored body fat.

Fruit shouldn't be avoided entirely, it's just important that you make the right choices when selecting fruit for your snack. Most berries are low in sugar, as well as fruits like cantaloupe. Just be moderate in how much you eat—two servings a day, only.

Research indicates that probiotics boost the immune system and help rid the body of bad bacteria.

Probiotic foods have also been shown to help burn body fat. One of the best probiotics available for a snack is low-fat yogurt.

If you don’t like yogurt, try sugar-free fruit-flavored yogurt or cultured milk, such as low-fat acidophilus milk (it tastes just like regular low-fat milk). Most health food stores sell capsules containing probiotics; just make sure you follow the manufacturer's guide if you are going to take these supplements.

Is This Diet Right for Vegetarians?

The 17 Day Diet is appropriate for vegetarians with plenty of options, the 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by BistroMD can be accommodated for those who adhere to a vegetarian diet.

If you would like to make the meals at home, and follow the guidelines outlined in The 17 Day Diet book, then yes--The 17 Day Diet can work for you. 

If you’re a “lacto-ovo-vegetarian”, you can limit your protein to dairy products and eggs.  That means you’ll obtain your protein from probiotics like yogurt, eggs, and beans and legumes (depending on which cycle you are on).  “Semi-vegetarians”, who avoid red meat but eat fish or chicken, can easily follow the diet.  “Vegans” avoid all animal proteins.  If you’re a vegan, you can still follow the diet. Simply use vegan meat substitutes at meals for protein and use a probiotic supplement in place of yogurt.

Click here to order the vegetarian diet delivery program.

What If I Don't Have Time to Cook?

If you don’t have the time or energy to cook at home and would like meals approved to correspond with the New York Times bestselling book, The 17 Day Diet, try the 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by BistroMD.

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by BistroMD follows the guidelines set forth by Dr. Moreno in The 17 Day Diet and combines the science of healthy weight loss from BistroMD’s team of experts.

How Much Does The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan Cost?

You will receive 7 days of breakfasts, lunches and dinners for about $26.00 a day. That’s less than the cost of one dinner in a fine restaurant! The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan will provide you with 21 meals for less than $185.00 a week – which includes free shipping for life!

How Do I Order the 17 Day Diet Meal Plan?

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan provides approved recipes for the diet. Each recipe is specifically tailored to each Cycle of the 17 Day Diet. The cheese and meat used in the BistroMD recipes are low-fat and seasonings are within the specified amounts outlined in the 17 Day Diet.

If you read The17 Day Diet as you enjoy the meal plan, you may notice a few ingredients included in the meals that are not in the book. For your reassurance, the expert dietitians at BistroMD have worked with Dr. Moreno and his team to ensure that your meals follow the overall guidelines set forth by Dr. Moreno in for the 17 Day Diet.

These menu items are portioned in moderation as part of each nutritionally complete meal and will not hinder your weight loss goals.

Can I Have Coffee on The 17 Day Diet?

Yes! Coffee and green tea are allowed on The17 Day Diet.  Please be aware that caffeine stimulates the central nervous and cardiovascular systems and is a diuretic.

Too much coffee or tea can result in elevated blood pressure, insomnia, nervousness or rapid, uncomfortable breathing.  How much you consume depends on your health and your caffeine tolerance.  Most doctors say three to four 8 oz. cups of caffeinated coffee or tea is the maximum an individual should have daily.

How Many Daily Calories Are in the Meal Plan?

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by BistroMD provides an average of 1,200 calories per day.

If I Order the Meal Plan, How Do I Cook My Meals?

You don’t! Just pop the meals into your microwave and heat, eat, and enjoy! It's that easy!

Can I Pick My Own Meals or Ingredients?

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan features approved recipes. We will try our best to meet your requests while upholding the specific scientific combinations of food prescribed in this diet to promote healthy weight loss. Each ingredient is combined in every dish to supply your body with the right amount of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats to feed your body's essential needs and promote healthy weight loss.

17 Day Diet Results - How Much Weight Loss Should I Expect?

The 17 Day Diet book has helped some people lose as much as 10-15 pounds in 17 days. The meal plan provides a healthy weight loss approach and most individuals can expect to lose between 2-3 pounds per week.

Can I Add Salt to My Food if I am Used to Having It?

Adding a pinch of salt is OK, as long as it’s in moderation. Don’t get into the habit of using salt too often, as various kinds do still contain a lot of sodium, which can have a negative impact on your goals. To avoid using salt to season your meals, look for various herbs and spices that can still flavor your dish, but are a healthier alternative.

Is the Meal Plan Appropriate for Diabetics?

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan from BistroMD is appropriate for diabetics. The meals focus on the proper balance of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and low fat and are properly portioned to give you the right combination of these essential nutrients.

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Written By bistroMD Team. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on September 04, 2020.


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