Losing fat on the 17 Day Diet shouldn’t be as difficult as many try to make it.
With some basic principles you can make progress toward fat loss without any major effort.
Members of the 17 Day Diet Community who incorporate these three tips, along with sticking to the 17 Day Diet, report losing up to 12 pounds in their first 17 days.
Since it’s first publication, I’ve updated this list of three items to include water (previously the list was to exclude wheat, but decided to remove it as the 17 Day Diet promotes wheat in Cycle 3).
Here are 3 easy ways to lose fat while on the 17 Day Diet.
1. Avoid White Food To Lose Weight
If you’re looking to shed some pounds, avoid “white” food. Yes, really.
White food that you want to avoid includes sugar, white breads, pastas, many cereal products, and even crackers and potato chips.
A few other white foods to try to avoid (or reduce your daily intake) are foods like white flour, potato products, white rice, and even processed milk and cheese products.
Some white foods that are OK for you to eat are cauliflowers, fish, and chicken.
Most of the white foods to avoid include processed foods that are super starchy or contain a lot of sugar in them.
Have you noticed that the 17 Day Diet doesn’t promote a ton of “white” foods. Instead, you’ll find foods on the cycle food lists such as whole wheat breads and pasta.
2. Avoid High Caloric Drinks and “Diet” Sodas
Another way to lose weight is to stop drinking sodas and other drinks that have high calories, sugar, or even artificial sweeteners.
I used to be addicted to diet soda and when I stopped drinking them, I noticed a ton of benefits, including losing weight.
Rather than drink your calories or the highly addictive and harmful artificial sweeteners found in “sugar free” or “diet” sodas and drinks, fill up on water instead.
After all, water is the foundation of good health and weight loss.
3. Drink More Water
To emphasize in the previous point, getting your water intake up where it needs to be will do wonders for your weight loss.
If you find you’re struggling with the scale not moving, chances are you need to drink more water.
In addition to helping you lose weight, drinking plenty of water will also help your skin stay hydrated as well as other benefits.
Take in at least half the weight of your body in ounces of water. This means that if you weigh 250 pounds, you should be consuming 125 ounces of water every day.
This will be essential for getting the fat loss process in gear.
These three rules are pretty easy to follow, aren’t they?
Sure, you’ll have to adjust your habits a little bit, but it really won’t be very hard once you get started.
The first cycle of the 17 Day Diet is probably the most difficult, but you can do it. If you consistently adhere to these hints, you will be surprised at the progress you make in just a couple weeks.
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!
When I’m not hanging out here, I enjoy quick trips to the Oregon Coast, helping you with your anti-aging & skincare needs over at my Avon store (come say hi!!), and helping you achieve better health through nature with my other love, Busy Bee’s Wellness Co.