Cycle 1 Food List

Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet (also known as the Accelerate Cycle), is the first cycle in a total of four. asparagusCycle 1 focuses on rapid weight loss by eating unlimited lean proteins such as chicken, fish and eggs, and unlimited quantities of cleansing vegetables to keep you full, providing a nutritional quality for your mind and body, and keeping you energized and motivated to endure the 17 days of Cycle 1.

Cycle 1 also focuses on no sugar, very low-fat, and no starchy foods such as white breads, pasta, and potatoes. Cycle 1 encourages dieters to enjoy at least 2 probiotic per day along with low-sugar fruits such as berries, apples and plums. All your carbohydrates in Cycle 1 are coming from the low-sugar fruit and must be eaten by 2pm.

In addition to the food choices in Cycle 1, it is also recommended to have an 8 oz cup of hot lemon water every morning when you first wake up.  The hot lemon water helps stimulate your digestive juices.  Also encouraged is drinking green tea with every meal as it promotes weight loss.  Drinking at least eight 8 oz glasses of water every day is required.

Here is a list of Cycle 1 foods:

Lean Proteins:

Salmon, canned or fresh
Sole
Flounder
Catfish
Tilapia
Canned light tuna (in water)

Chicken breasts
Turkey breasts
Ground turkey, lean
Eggs (2 eggs = 1 serving)
Egg Whites (4 egg whites = 1 serving)

 

Cleansing Vegetables:

Artichoke
Artichoke hearts
Asparagus
Bell peppers, green, orange, red, yellow
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Garlic
Green beans
Green, leafy vegetables (including beat greens, turnip greens, collard greens)
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce, all varieties
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Parsley
Scallions
Spinach
Tomatoes
Watercress

Low-Sugar Fruit- 2 servings daily

Applies
Berries, all types
Grapefruit
Oranges
Peaches
Pears
Plums
Prickly pear cactus
Prunes
Red grapes

Probiotic Foods- 2 servings daily

Yogurts, any type including Greek-Style, sugar free fruit flavored, plain and low-fat (6oz = 1 serving)
Kefir: similar to drinking-style yogurt; great for making smoothies (1 cup = 1 serving)
Low-fat acidophilus milk (1 cup = 1 serving)
Yakult (small 50-calorie bottle)
Breakstone LiveActive cottage cheese (1/2 c = 1 serving)
Reduced salt miso dissolved in low-fat, low-sodium broth (1 tablespoon = 1 serving)
Tempeh (a fermented cake of pressed soybeans) (4 oz = 1 serving)
Sauerkraut (1/2 c = 1 serving)
Kimichi (Korean fermented cabbage) (1/2 c = 1 serving)

Friendly Fats: 1 to 2 tablespoons daily

Olive Oil
Flaxseed Oil

Condiments: allowed in moderation:

Salsa
Low-carb marinara sauce
Lite soy sauce
Low-carb ketchup
Fat-free sour cream
Low-fat, low-sodium broth
Truvia or Nectresse (non-caloric sweeteners made from natural ingredients)**
Sugar free jams and jellies
Vegetable cooking spray
Fat-free cheeses
Fat-free salad dressing
Salt
Pepper
Vinegar
Mustard
Herbs
Spices

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**Changes to the 17 Day Diet per the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition (published 12/31/13)