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January 10, 2012 10:43 AM
Hey (potential) friends! I've been a member for quite awhile but I got frustrated with being obsessed over calorie counting and strayed. I'm back and now trying the 17-day diet since a few friends of mine have had great success with it.

So I'm not going to be counting calories, and I also don't weigh myself (again, trying to get away from the being obsessed with numbers thing), but I would love some friends who are on the 17-day diet who would like to share tips, recipes, and generally lend support when times get rough and I'm feeling like closing the blinds and curling up with a bag of Dove promises.

I'm on Day 1 of Cycle 1 and I'd welcome anyone who is anywhere on the program!
January 10, 2012 1:08 PM
I'm on day 3 of cycle one. I have also had several friends who have had great success with it and it seems like it will be a perfect fit for me.

I don't have much advice, since I'm also new....
January 11, 2012 9:22 AM
Hi!!! I just got the ibook for my phone… turns out it's hard to use it on a book since you can't print out or make copies of the diet plans. Anyway, I'm still going to start tomorrow or the next day. Will take a bit of prep work. Want to motivate each other? If so, add me! :)

Also, the first phase seems a bit confusing. The sample diet lists fruits as snacks, but you can only eat the yogurts and fruits before 2pm, right? I didn't think it was explained that well. Let me know your thoughts!

Have a good one! And hopefully losing some weight in the next 17 days and 17 days after that.
January 11, 2012 9:26 AM
hey im on day 1 cycle 1 as well. i hope i keep up to this plan. the key for me is to push myself harder. we're in this together. :)
January 11, 2012 1:42 PM
I did the diet last year and lost 22lbs. Gained 10 back over the holiday so back to this week. C1D3 :)
January 11, 2012 1:43 PM
You can only eat carbs and fruit before 2:00pm. Yogurt you can have whenever.
January 11, 2012 1:46 PM
My advice would be to plan, plan, plan. It helps so much. I also have a blog with a lot of recipes. betterversionofme-tracie.blogspot.com/search/label/The%2017%20Day%20Diet

The television show The Doctors also has a forum with a lot of recipes and there is a Facebook page. I have numerous family members that have lost weight on it.
January 12, 2012 11:34 AM
Hello ladies,

I started 17 day diet on the 3 January and after a week I lost 4 lb. First week was really difficult especially since I started PMS'ing over the weekend. frown However, I did not want to move to modified PMS diet that's in the book as there's no way in hell that I could stop at one square of dark chocolate. laugh So, that weekend I did cheat. My sin was munching on almonds (I counted 25, twice, so 50). Way better than moving on to oatmeal and chocolate. smile I"m half way through the 2nd week and I'm doing great. Planning your meals in advance is crucial and I bookmarked recipes page from The Doctors forum for easy access. My goal is to lose this extra weight permanently as I'm hitting 40 this year. I want to turn this dieting into my way of eating as limiting the carbs is the only thing that works for me. Good luck!
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January 12, 2012 11:37 AM
what is the 17 day diet??
January 12, 2012 11:43 AM
That's what I want to know!
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January 12, 2012 11:51 AM
I started the 17 Day Diet in April 2011. I have lost 44 pounds and love this diet. Finally I have found a way that I can eat for life. The 1st cycle is the hardest. You are basically breaking a carb addiction. All I can say is stick to it, it will be worth it! And remember, you can eat as many vegetable and as much protein from the list as you want/need. Sometimes I would eat 2 chicken breasts at dinner!
It gets so much better in the other cycles. In Cycle 2 make Mikes Power cookies. They are very yummy.
Planning is key and ALWAYS have your fruit and yogurt handy. When I started I could not eat plain greek yogurt, so I ate the fruit flavored greek yogurt. I am now eating the plain too and I actually love it. GOOD LUCK!
January 12, 2012 5:18 PM
Probiotics contain carbohydrates; they should be eaten before 2 p.m. (on the 17DD) to provide you with enough energy for the day (and to also burn off before rest so that they are not stored as fat).



SW: 153. GW: 130. CW: 137.
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Edited by aash28 On January 12, 2012 5:23 PM
January 12, 2012 5:33 PM
Any diet that puts weird restrictions on when you can eat food is probably not a good idea. Carbs do not get stored as fat if they are eaten after a specific time, they are stored as fat if you eat over your total maintenance calories for the day. All diets work for the same reason, they cause you to eat less calories than you burn, it's that simple.
January 12, 2012 5:55 PM
QUOTE:

Any diet that puts weird restrictions on when you can eat food is probably not a good idea. Carbs do not get stored as fat if they are eaten after a specific time, they are stored as fat if you eat over your total maintenance calories for the day. All diets work for the same reason, they cause you to eat less calories than you burn, it's that simple.


Your body burns carbs. for energy before it will burn stored fat; that is the logic/science behind the initial restriction. After your optimal burn (for the first 34 days), there is absolutely no time restriction for carbs. I have eaten 1,200 calories for the last two weeks. I was stuck at 143. I ate one day of the recommended foods for Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet and lost 1.8 lbs. Natural foods are far easier for your body to breakdown than something that is made in a labratory. This is why drinking Diet soda is ultimately just as bad for you as having the calorie-laden regular soda.
Check out the 17 Day Diet. It's not really a diet; it's like a lesson plan for learning how to eat foods that are good for all of you, not just your taste buds.
I was very skeptical until I read the book. It's actually the first "diet" I've ever read that makes sense. : )
January 12, 2012 6:11 PM
i have been doing the 17 day diet off and on for the last year. i never advanced to the second cycle, but i lost 50 pounds. i figured i have a lot to lose, so i'll stay on cycle one until i lose another 50. i would do the diet, but then if i had big plans for a weekend, i would eat what i wanted, and just go back on the diet when the activity was done. seemed to work ok. also, i eat the yogurt and fruit whenever i want and have no problems.

i fell off the wagon when i had my gallbladder removed, and then with vacations and holidays. but i'm back on it for the new year since i am now only down 40 pounds.

for ease of shopping and preperation, i eat the same thing everyday. the repetition doesn't bother me, and it makes life a lot easier.
January 12, 2012 6:16 PM
ld like to know what the 17 day diet is like, if you dont mind sharing some info??

Thanks

Melissa
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January 12, 2012 6:20 PM
QUOTE:

i have been doing the 17 day diet off and on for the last year. i never advanced to the second cycle, but i lost 50 pounds. i figured i have a lot to lose, so i'll stay on cycle one until i lose another 50. i would do the diet, but then if i had big plans for a weekend, i would eat what i wanted, and just go back on the diet when the activity was done. seemed to work ok. also, i eat the yogurt and fruit whenever i want and have no problems.

i fell off the wagon when i had my gallbladder removed, and then with vacations and holidays. but i'm back on it for the new year since i am now only down 40 pounds.

for ease of shopping and preperation, i eat the same thing everyday. the repetition doesn't bother me, and it makes life a lot easier.


Congratulations on your success. Yes, to each their own about the timing of the carbs. I'm just doing mine before two because that's what Dr. Moreno said to do in the book. I'm trying to follow it perfectly, because I want to see just how well this whole thing works!
I also eat basically the same thing every day. Everyone handles that differently, but for me, I crave foods less when I don't have a variety. I'm sure that would make some people miserable but hey, we have to find what works for us as individuals so that we stay committed! Again, congratulations on your loss! Keep up the great work! : )

P.S. I'm editing this to tell @Melissa that I will send her a message with an overview of this eating plan!
P.P.S. I'm editing this again to let anyone know that they can message me and I can send them a detailed and verbose message about the plan! I love it!
Edited by aash28 On January 12, 2012 6:26 PM
January 12, 2012 6:22 PM
I agree what is the 17 day diet?????
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January 12, 2012 6:23 PM
Me too, any one interested in sharing with us?
January 12, 2012 6:25 PM
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January 12, 2012 6:25 PM
Can you send me the same info, please?
January 13, 2012 10:36 AM
I started the 17 Day Diet, based on the book by Dr Michael Moreno of the same name, on 1/16/11. In September, I reached my goal weight of 150#. I thought my starting weight was 231, but my doctor informed me it was significantly more and actually 242. So, I have lost 92#.

I recommend buying the book, because it has all the details in it, and face it, the Doc came up with it and he should benefit by the book sales. I did loan out my book a couple of different times, but I try to keep it close by for reference.

It's a whole-body approach to eating, so it's more of a life plan than a diet. Simple carbs convert quickly to sugar, and many of us have sensitivity to sugars. Sugarless things often have chemicals added for sweetness, and studies show that diet soda causes inflammation of the intestinal tract. 17 Day Diet touts real foods, healthy fats, and recommends stopping the unhealthy habits (late night eating, for one) that got us here to begin with. Dr. Moreno recommends not getting too hungry, because it causes us to make poor food choices. He covers shift workers' needs, ethnic food concerns, PMS issues....

I love this plan, and so does my doctor. It brought my LDL from off the chart high to off the chart low (that's the bad cholesterol.) My HDL is off the chart high. My triglycerides are down. If you're on Facebook, there is a support group (look for the one "feet on a scale" avatar.) They have recipes and support, started by someone who went on the show, The Doctors, to do this diet on TV. She has Dr Moreno's blessing and only makes money if you buy something, which isn't required.

I'm just a regular person. I'm not affiliated with this book, other than I saw Dr. Moreno on Dr. Phil and decided to buy the book. My weight loss has changed my life.
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January 13, 2012 12:07 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Any diet that puts weird restrictions on when you can eat food is probably not a good idea. Carbs do not get stored as fat if they are eaten after a specific time, they are stored as fat if you eat over your total maintenance calories for the day. All diets work for the same reason, they cause you to eat less calories than you burn, it's that simple.


Your body burns carbs. for energy before it will burn stored fat; that is the logic/science behind the initial restriction. After your optimal burn (for the first 34 days), there is absolutely no time restriction for carbs. I have eaten 1,200 calories for the last two weeks. I was stuck at 143. I ate one day of the recommended foods for Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet and lost 1.8 lbs. Natural foods are far easier for your body to breakdown than something that is made in a labratory. This is why drinking Diet soda is ultimately just as bad for you as having the calorie-laden regular soda.
Check out the 17 Day Diet. It's not really a diet; it's like a lesson plan for learning how to eat foods that are good for all of you, not just your taste buds.
I was very skeptical until I read the book. It's actually the first "diet" I've ever read that makes sense. : )


Just because you restrict carbs doesn't mean you burn fat automatically. In the absence of carbs, your body starts gluconeogenesis, which converts protein into glucose, basically turning protein and fat that you eat into carbs, and then burning them just like you ate carbs. Now when you eat carbs, they are stored in your muscles as glycogen, and glycogen needs a lot of water for storage. When the body converts protein and fat you eat into glucose through gluconeogenesis, it doesn't store as much glycogen, hence, when you restrict carbs, you lose water weight.

Like I said, losing fat is all about calorie deficit, when you eat fewer calories than your body needs to function, it burns fat to make up the difference. As long as you have food being digested in your system, of any type, you aren't burning fat.
Edited by tigersword On January 13, 2012 12:09 PM
January 16, 2012 9:30 PM
I'm on day 7 of cycle 1 and I could really use some recipes and tips as well. I've lost like 7 pounds already:)
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January 20, 2012 8:05 AM
It is a book.

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