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April 26, 2011 5:02 AM
Yes it really helps alot
  6797209
April 26, 2011 5:18 AM
I started yesterday while reading the book and so far so good hoping for at least 3 pounds this week, keep up the ggod work ladies
  5872218
April 26, 2011 6:05 AM
I'm on day 13 of the 17-Day diet Accelerate phase. I'm tagging along in this forum to compare results with the rest of you.

My first week was great -- not hungry, good weight loss -- enough to keep me motivated.

My second week was challenged by spring break and travel to Florida with my kids. Still, I did not cheat. I managed to fit in all of what I needed and eat little that I shouldn't.

For those of you with the migraines: Drink more water. You may be experiencing a detox symptom. Plus, you may be suffering some caffeine withdrawal if you are accustomed to having coffee or caffeinated soda several times per day. Migraines are a classic symptom of chemical withdrawal. It could even be related to formerly-favorite foods that are no longer allowed.

Good luck to everyone following the methodology of the 17-Day Diet. I personally am not using the recipes in the book, but have created my own plan from the criteria he provides (I have little time to cook for myself, and I typically do not like other people's recipes).

So nice of Dr. Mike to teach us a better way,
  6196745
April 26, 2011 6:49 AM
You need to try it I think you would love it.
  6797209
April 26, 2011 7:14 AM
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Have fun gaining the weight back. It just another fad diet that no one can stick too. Lucky dr though he is making tons of money on us over weight women....


Have you tried this diet? Or read about it? Its really not that much of "fad" Yes, it sets a structure for us, but its mostly common sense. Why do we become overweight? We eat the wrong foods, too much food, and sometimes too late at night. This "diet" puts some guidelines out there to stop that. With the underlying theme that this all becomes second nature & we start eating better. So far it seems VERY easy to continue on for a long time.


First that wasn't a very nice thing to say. Second I agree with the second message here. This isn't a fad diet. We aren't eating only one food, or doing anything extreme. This is a jumpstart to eating healthy. I believe all of us are logging are food here at MFP. The goal of this diet is to guide you through the process of eating healthy. So I don't see it as a fad diet at all.
  6753641
April 26, 2011 7:25 AM
May I ask which fruits your eating every day? just wondering which were best?
April 26, 2011 7:43 AM
I'm eating red seedless grapes, apples, oranges, pears and grapefruit
  6753641
April 26, 2011 7:55 AM
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May I ask which fruits your eating every day? just wondering which were best?


Strawberries! They're at every roadside stand here and so dang delicious! Had red grapes last week too (well, & kiwi & honeydew as I was finishing up what was in the fridge but...) Did I mention I really heart strawberries! Enjoy!
April 26, 2011 7:57 AM
sounds good, thanks! Thinking about giving this a try, i know i watched it initially on the doctors, wished i would have saved that show.
April 26, 2011 8:53 AM
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I am on the 17 day diet and I love it. I have lost 9 pounds so far and I am on day 8. Im not going to lie it was hard the first few days but I really like this diet.


Great job! Congrats!
Nice to have you with us!
Good luck!
bigsmile
  3576176
April 26, 2011 8:59 AM
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sounds good, thanks! Thinking about giving this a try, i know i watched it initially on the doctors, wished i would have saved that show.


Hi ya.
Dr. Mike is on The Doctor's all the time.
You can also go to The Doctors tv show site. They have a lot of info there too.
Come join us when you're ready!
You know where we are!
Good luck!
bigsmile
  3576176
April 26, 2011 9:02 AM
QUOTE:

I'm on day 13 of the 17-Day diet Accelerate phase. I'm tagging along in this forum to compare results with the rest of you.

My first week was great -- not hungry, good weight loss -- enough to keep me motivated.

My second week was challenged by spring break and travel to Florida with my kids. Still, I did not cheat. I managed to fit in all of what I needed and eat little that I shouldn't.

For those of you with the migraines: Drink more water. You may be experiencing a detox symptom. Plus, you may be suffering some caffeine withdrawal if you are accustomed to having coffee or caffeinated soda several times per day. Migraines are a classic symptom of chemical withdrawal. It could even be related to formerly-favorite foods that are no longer allowed.

Good luck to everyone following the methodology of the 17-Day Diet. I personally am not using the recipes in the book, but have created my own plan from the criteria he provides (I have little time to cook for myself, and I typically do not like other people's recipes).

So nice of Dr. Mike to teach us a better way,


Awesome!
Keep us posted on your results!
Good luck!
bigsmile
  3576176
April 26, 2011 9:14 AM
Bump for later.
  5906812
April 26, 2011 9:26 AM
I see the fruit list includes grapes and prunes. Do you think a small amount of raisins ( 1/2 of 1/4 cup) would be ok in my yogurt? Think I'm going to initiate this plan, I would like to lose 8 lbs by end of June.
Edited by mmnichol On April 26, 2011 9:27 AM
April 26, 2011 10:46 AM
I am on day 8 of cycle 2, and I have stopped loosing, I'm not really gaining either, I'm just teetering at the same weight, did I plateau? I am wondering if anyone that has been, or is on cycle 2 could give me some advice. I am going to stick it out till the end of this cycle, and if i don't go back to loosing weight, I think I'll start at cycle 1 again!!

I am so close, only 8 lbs to go!!!!!!!
April 26, 2011 10:49 AM
Day 12 is here of c1..... moving right along, can't drink all my water until we get back to ILL, as I don't want to have to go in the airport or the plane, so I will not drink as much today...packed my dinner, had to make a bagel think sandwich with turkey on it, not suppose to eat carbs, had no choice, couln't think of anything else to bring with me...bringing some carrots tho...
have a good day... hope I don't retain too much water...
Natalie
  5396012
April 26, 2011 10:55 AM
QUOTE:

Day 12 is here of c1..... moving right along, can't drink all my water until we get back to ILL, as I don't want to have to go in the airport or the plane, so I will not drink as much today...packed my dinner, had to make a bagel think sandwich with turkey on it, not suppose to eat carbs, had no choice, couln't think of anything else to bring with me...bringing some carrots tho...
have a good day... hope I don't retain too much water...
Natalie


Natalie, I made a bunch of lettuce wraps one day using turkey and tomato. Just wrapped it up in big lettuce leaves and chowed down. I probably had 8 of them and the lettuce has 15 calories vs. a bagel which has ???? plus the carbs. Just a thought for next time. They were pretty yummy!
April 26, 2011 11:27 AM
Hello Everyone! I am going to start on the 17 Day Diet later this week and had a question. Are you allowed to have deli meat? The book didn't really specify as far as I could see. I love Boars Head reduced sodium turkey and it makes a quick salad/meal so much easier.
April 26, 2011 11:41 AM
This diet sounds very intriguing. I am going away on vacation in June and I want to be at my goal before then so I can just maintain while I'm there. (Going to England and expecting to be challenged with the food available...please bust this myth if possible!!)

I am seriously considering starting this..the success stories are quite convincing..
April 26, 2011 11:49 AM
Was wondering is anyone interested, who's been following this for awhile, who would mind opening their food diary to give some menu ideas, no criticism allowed of course!
April 26, 2011 12:13 PM
I wish you girls that are losing weight would open up your diarys so we can see them.
  2832698
April 26, 2011 12:32 PM
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I wish you girls that are losing weight would open up your diarys so we can see them.


I just opened mine - have a look if you like :)
  6824994
April 26, 2011 1:08 PM
For everyone who hates green tea...

I FOUND THE MOST AMAZING GREEN TEA EVER!! It tastes awesome, like juice!
Found in the tea bag section at your grocery store..."Good Earth" Green Tea with Pomegranite and Cherry. I personally like iced tea better than hot tea...so I boil 5 cups of water...pour over 5 tea bags...steep for 10 minutes and then add 2 cups of cold water and store it in a pitcher in the fridge :D One glass + one packet of truvia = AWESOME!!

Try it!! You''ll love it.
April 26, 2011 1:18 PM
I am also considering this.

I don't COMPLETELY hate green tea, but I love oolong - would it be so bad to substitute oolong? (For those unaware, green teas have no/little oxidation, black teas are mostly/fully oxidated, and oolong teas are in the middle.)

Also, are there any cheese-lovers doing this? How are doing without cheese? Do you get to add it back in later, like the carbs?

Thanks, everyone! :)
  106462
April 26, 2011 1:22 PM
QUOTE:

I see the fruit list includes grapes and prunes. Do you think a small amount of raisins ( 1/2 of 1/4 cup) would be ok in my yogurt? Think I'm going to initiate this plan, I would like to lose 8 lbs by end of June.


Thought I remembered reading something about how dried fruit has the sugars concentrated... (taking fish oil-supposed to help the brain :)) Don't really see how 1/8 of a cup would really through the whole diet off though. Maybe try it for a week? It is all about messing up your metabolism the first 17 days though. So that might have something to do with avoiding the dried fruit. I don't remember seeing prunes though. I'll post more after I consult the book

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