Are you ready for the C1 Challenge?

Starting Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, join other 17 Day Dieters in the Cycle 1 Challenge. Join others in this very special challenge -- get motivated, get inspired to be your very best! Lose weight and get healthy with the Cycle 1 17 Day Challenge!

Are you in? 

Enrollment ends November 28th, so join the challenge today!

Prior to Start Day, you'll receive:

  • Sample Meal Plans for 7 Days
  • Grocery List
  • Transitional Day Fast Smoothie Kit
  • 30-Day Free Trial to Cosmo Body (online video exercise series)

During the Challenge you'll receive:

  • Weekly Inspirational emails to keep you motivated and inspired to lose weight!
  • Weekly Facebook Chats with other Challenge Participants!

Check Out Recent Blog Posts

3 Simple Tips When Traveling to a "Walking City" - Learn what I did right and which mistakes I made when I went to New York City

3 Simple Tips When Traveling to a Walking City

I had the opportunity to go to New York City for a few days this past week — it was my first time going back in over 15 years! While the city is just as I remember it, it’s also much different. I’ll save that for another blog post. However, one thing that hasn’t changed […]

It's Day 8 of the C1 Challenge. Let's chat about how you're doing!

Day 8 of the C1 Challenge (blog chat)

We’re day 8 into the C1 17 Day Challenge! Can I get a “Yippee”? If you’re not sure what the C1 Challenge is, you can read about it at the blog. We’re right smack in the middle of the very first challenge, and if you missed it, no worries — you can sign up for […]

Here is a healthy version of chicken fajitas sent in by blog reader, Karen R.

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas for the 17 Day Diet

A My 17DD Blog reader and fellow C1 17 Day Challenge Participant posted a really easy and delicious Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas recipe on My 17DD Blog Facebook page. With her permission, I’m posting her version of the recipe she found online at the Getting Healthy-Staying Healthy site (note: I was unable to find the […]

Are you a vegan or vegetarian and struggling with finding enough protein for your 17 Day Diet? Here's a list of Meat Substitutes you can use for weight loss.

Can I be on the 17 Day Diet if I’m Vegetarian or Vegan?

Here’s a question from blog reader, Traci M. from Montana. She writes: I am a vegetarian and am struggling a bit with the protein choices. So so limited for me. Any advice? I gave Traci a pretty generic answer from the 17 Day Diet book, Breakthrough Edition: Hi Traci, Are you 100% vegetarian or do […]

If I messed up on my diet, should I start over to Cycle 1? Find out what you should do.

Get off the Cycle 1 Hamster Wheel

“I’ve messed up on day 5 of Cycle 1. Should I start over to day 1?” This is a common question I hear, especially in my group coaching program for the 17 Day Diet. We feel the need to “start over” if we’ve failed our diet at some phase of the journey. The realization is […]

You are given permission to customize the 17 Day Diet to fit your lifestyle. You are the boss of you!

Customize the 17 Day Diet to Fit Your Lifestyle

Who’s the boss of you? YOU ARE! I’m pretty sure it’s OK to customize the 17 Day Diet to fit your body type and your lifestyle. There’s nobody holding the 17 Day Diet book over your head and making you commit to drinking the hot lemon water every morning when you’d rather sip your tea […]

I quit diet soda so it wouldn't get me first. I've seen a significant change in my health and so can you!

Diet Soda Almost Killed Me

It was likely going to be the death of me if I didn’t give it up. Diet soda and all of the “chemicals” it contains in order to “sweeten” your beverage wreaks havoc on the body (and brain). It’s been about 6 weeks since I had my last diet soda and I feel like a […]

Enjoy a guilt-free breakfast on the 17 Day Diet with protein pancakes (they're gluten-free, too!)

Protein Pancakes Perfect for Cycle 2 and 3 of the 17 Day Diet

Do you ever have one of those days you’re craving something carb-loaded (especially after 17 days of Cycle 1)? Well, I found something so delicious that might help your craving, but you may want to wait until Cycle 2 or 3 to eat these (or don’t wait at all if you’re not on the 17 […]

5 simple techniques to help you de-stress during tax season (so you don't overeat!)

5 Ways to De-Stress During Tax Season (so you don’t overeat)

Tax season is in full swing and that means you’re likely spending a lot of time gathering receipts, reconciling bank statements or meeting with your CPA (or trying to do it all yourself). For many of us, when we get stressed during this time, we tend to overeat. It’s not easy, especially when you might […]

In Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet, keep your protein intake per meal the size of an average kitchen sponge. Pin to get the dimensions.

How Much Protein Do I Eat in Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet?

Dr. Moreno tells us in the 17 Day Diet Book to eat liberal amounts of lean proteins during Cycles 1 and 2. However, as you begin to eat more starches in Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet, the doctor advises us to begin to eat less protein as our caloric intake increases. How Much […]