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December 1, 2011 10:26 AM
Anyone heard of/about/tried the P.I.N.K Method? Or the 17 Day Diet? Thoughts??????
December 1, 2011 10:29 AM
Fad diets don't work. Slow and steady wins the race!
December 1, 2011 10:29 AM
They're just new fads.
  857661
December 1, 2011 10:31 AM
There's no need to pay money for a fad diet when MFP is free. You have all the tools here to achieve your goals.
December 1, 2011 10:31 AM
I doubt any diet lasting only 17 days would be effective in long-term weight loss. The P.I.N.K. method might work for you if you need some sort of structured guidelines, but you could really save yourself a lot of money and just do it yourself! If you follow the MFP guidelines you will succeed. Slow and steady is the way to go!

flowerforyou
  9301611
December 1, 2011 10:31 AM
i looked up the pink diet.. it's basically a scam. it just gives you healthy recipes and work out DVD's. better off saving your money and going to the gym or buying a jillian michaels work out DVD. they are like $10 at walmart or target!
  182811
December 1, 2011 10:31 AM
Dr Phil was heavily promoting the 17 Day Diet for a while. Now you don't hear anything about it. Just a few days ago he had a show promoting the P.I.N.K. Method. I wonder how long this one will last? I am more a fan of portion control, healthy eating and exercise. In the long run that'll work every time.
December 1, 2011 10:32 AM
I agree it's all a FAD they make money! Just like Weight Watchers. MFP is sooo much better free and easy!
  292119
December 1, 2011 10:32 AM
Fad diets are temporary solutions that do nothing for you in the long run. Making a decision for a permanent and sustainable lifestyle change will get your the long term results you want without compromising your health and sanity. When you've tried everything else and failed, the old fashioned way will be here waiting for you.
December 1, 2011 10:36 AM
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Fad diets are temporary solutions that do nothing for you in the long run. Making a decision for a permanent and sustainable lifestyle change will get your the long term results you want without compromising your health and sanity. When you've tried everything else and failed, the old fashioned way will be here waiting for you.


^^^^
THIS!!!!
  4240590
December 1, 2011 10:39 AM
Just another way to take your money for telling you what you ALREADY KNOW...eat better (and less), drink water and exercise.

I just can't believe people fall for these over and over every time. And you've gotta love these "television doctors" like Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil who promote this nonsense!
December 1, 2011 10:41 AM
I think MFP is the way to go! FREE, FREE, FREE!!!!!!!!! Plus there's this excellent community here. Never had that with WW and I doubt Pink will provide it. Stay with us!!!!!!!!!!! We're here for you.
December 1, 2011 10:50 AM
QUOTE:

Anyone heard of/about/tried the P.I.N.K Method? Or the 17 Day Diet? Thoughts??????


I hope you are able to learn more about what you wanted even tho most of these posts didn't answer your question. I found that structure keeps me on track. I have not looked into the pink method except from the web site. Like another poster, I Like the Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 vid and also her menu, too. She also has an active app if you like that sort of stuff. If you like structure and not free wheeling it on your own I'd recommend Jillian Michaels.
Good luck
  7356200
December 1, 2011 10:58 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Anyone heard of/about/tried the P.I.N.K Method? Or the 17 Day Diet? Thoughts??????


I hope you are able to learn more about what you wanted even tho most of these posts didn't answer your question. I found that structure keeps me on track. I have not looked into the pink method except from the web site. Like another poster, I Like the Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 vid and also her menu, too. She also has an active app if you like that sort of stuff. If you like structure and not free wheeling it on your own I'd recommend Jillian Michaels.
Good luck


How did we not answer the question? The question was if we had heard of it and what were our thoughts. We have heard of it and provided our thoughts that it is unnecessary.

I understand the need for structure. For me, MFP provides adequate structure. I have goals to reach and a system to keep me on track.
December 1, 2011 4:11 PM
The 17 Day diet is an interesting book. It's made up of several 17 day phases, which you continue to cycle through until you reach your goal weight/maintenance stage. The first 17 days is very restrictive (lots of proteins, fresh veggies, no carbs), but each phase allows you to add back foods. You learn about portion control, and eating fresh food, etc. It won't work for everyone, but some people have had a lot of success.

I ultimately decided not to do it, because I hate cooking different meals for everyone in the house. lol. Now I just cook healthy meals for everyone, and it saves me time. There is no way my husband would go for 17 days of no bread, rice, potatoes, etc.

Never heard of the PINK diet though.
Edited by jmgcummins On December 1, 2011 4:12 PM
  12451959
December 3, 2011 11:31 AM
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Anyone heard of/about/tried the P.I.N.K Method? Or the 17 Day Diet? Thoughts??????


I hope you are able to learn more about what you wanted even tho most of these posts didn't answer your question. I found that structure keeps me on track. I have not looked into the pink method except from the web site. Like another poster, I Like the Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 vid and also her menu, too. She also has an active app if you like that sort of stuff. If you like structure and not free wheeling it on your own I'd recommend Jillian Michaels.
Good luck


How did we not answer the question? The question was if we had heard of it and what were our thoughts. We have heard of it and provided our thoughts that it is unnecessary.

I understand the need for structure. For me, MFP provides adequate structure. I have goals to reach and a system to keep me on track.

I so agree with you, Jorra.
December 13, 2011 5:45 PM
I just bought the P.I.N.K method diet, once reading through it tells you (based on height and weight) to start with a "Reset" 10-14 days depending on the height/weight scale. I was at the 14day "reset" and i decided that i didnt want to wait until after the reset to start the cd's. On Friday morning I weighed in at 167.6 and have been weighing myself daily as well as eating suggested meals for the reset... currently (as of Tuesday morning) I weigh 163.4. Mostly i assume because i cut out ALL soda (which is NOT easy for me) and havent had any Pasta (my weak link :( ) I'll see how it goes, the plan is 9 weeks, 3 weeks for each CD plus they have a bonus CD with it. Any other questions let me know! I didnt want to go into too much detail, but I sure hope this works for me, only have until Feb 7th to tone up for a trip to cancun!
December 13, 2011 5:48 PM
QUOTE:

Dr Phil was heavily promoting the 17 Day Diet for a while. Now you don't hear anything about it. Just a few days ago he had a show promoting the P.I.N.K. Method. I wonder how long this one will last? I am more a fan of portion control, healthy eating and exercise. In the long run that'll work every time.



Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz are just advertising on their shows - I dont find either credible at all
  7690768
December 13, 2011 5:54 PM
The 17 Day Diet does work but like anything you get what you put in to it. It was way to hard for me. Never heard of the other diet. I say stick to the real facts. Eat less + exercise more = weight loss
December 13, 2011 5:55 PM
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I sure hope this works for me, only have until Feb 7th to tone up for a trip to cancun!

And then what happens after that?

Fad diets = yoyo dieting. Unless you plan on never having pasta and soda again, you're not really learning any long-term habits.
December 13, 2011 6:02 PM
You can continue to do the work out CD's as well as following the meal plans, I dont plan on NEVER eating pasta or drinking soda for the rest of my life but this is the "rest" process of the P.I.N.K method which I said earlier is for 14 days, I dont know why everyone is being so negative, work out CD's are no different than going to a gym, its not a "fad" diet to work out daily to CD's and get advice from professionals on how to eat healthy. If this will get me motivated to begin my healthy lifestyle with then im all for it!
December 13, 2011 6:11 PM
17 day diet
3 cycles of 17 days
1st cycle is basically a no carb diet ( well besides fruit)
So it's unlimited amount of lean proteins (ie: poultry, fish)
Unlimited amount of cleansing veggies (no starchy veggies like peas and corn)
2 servings of fruit before 2pm
2 x 6oz servings of yogurt or probiotics

It's hard but really doable
I lost 12 lbs in 17 days without exercise but I was very strict with myself. I controlled my meat portions followed the menu plan and did the recipes
After the 17 days I had a cheat day that turned into a weekend and then more.
Now I'm back in the game
The diet instilled better habits for me after only 17 days

As for the other cycles:
Cycle 2 adds 2 servings of carbs every other day
Cycle 3 has alot of food on the menu but the exercise increase to , I think 1h30

Anyways hope this helps

I didn't do the other cycles but cycle 2
December 13, 2011 6:15 PM
QUOTE:

I am more a fan of portion control, healthy eating and exercise. In the long run that'll work every time.


THIS
  13265241
December 13, 2011 6:17 PM
QUOTE:

I doubt any diet lasting only 17 days would be effective in long-term weight loss. The P.I.N.K. method might work for you if you need some sort of structured guidelines, but you could really save yourself a lot of money and just do it yourself! If you follow the MFP guidelines you will succeed. Slow and steady is the way to go!

flowerforyou


its not (1) 17 day diet. It is a group of 17 day cycles that help fade out the bad food and help you learn to eat healthy food. It is a way to learn to eat better and change your food lifestyle.
  12156638
September 18, 2012 8:44 AM
I use MFP in conjunction with the "7 Principles of Fat Burning" diet. It is initially a cleansing diet for your liver. After two weeks you move on to another stage then another etc. It depends on your body type. My daughter brought this book home about 2 years ago, I briefly read it, but didn't pay much attention to it until a month ago. I lost 10 lbs in the first 2 weeks - and yes a lot of that is water weight - I moved to the next stage for 2 weeks and lost 2 lbs. I have 10 lbs to go. I still write everything I eat in MFP journal where I like to monitor my fat,sugar,protein etc intake.

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