I get many emails from fellow 17 Day Dieters about the diet and questions about the food lists, plateaus and much more. I thought it might be beneficial if I post some of the more common questions I get:
Q. How much water am I supposed to drink on the 17 Day Diet?
A. Ideally, you want to drink about 8 8-ounce glasses of water per day. This is in addition to your hot lemon water and green tea throughout the day.
Q. I’ve been stuck in a weight loss plateau for days. What should I do?
A. Plateaus are a normal part of dieting. The basis for Cycle 2 is to help confuse your body by alternating between high caloric days and low caloric days. When I personally experience a plateau that lasts for more than 3 days, I will have a day where I eat anything I want (within moderation). The following day I get right back on track. Almost always, this will work. This particular course of action is not part of the recommended 17 Day Diet, but it is something I’ve done with much success. It’s basically having a Cycle 2 alternate day with a few added foods of my choosing.
Q. Do I really have to have two probiotic servings per day?
A. Having two probiotic servings per day really does make such a huge difference in your digestion. Having a lot of protein in Cycle 1 can sometimes be difficult to digest. Probiotic such as yogurt definitely help keep things flowing and healthy!
Q. I’m scared to lose weight. Is that wrong?
A. I’m sure many of us are scared to peel away the layers and let the true self shine through. Instead of wondering if it’s right or wrong…embrace it!
Q. When I’m done with Cycle 1 or 2 and I still need to lose weight do I start back at Cycle 1?
A. Dr. Moreno explains in his book that he prefers you go through Cycle 3 before going back to a previous cycle to lose additional weight. Once you’ve gone through Cycle 3, you have the choice to go back to either Cycle 1 or Cycle 2.
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I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. As you know, your health & wellness is a life-long journey and food is one piece of the puzzle. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
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