If you know one thing for sure, it’s that most people on the 17 Day Diet don’t feel like they are on a diet. They think of it as more of a lifestyle.
If you’ve made it to Cycle 4 (Arrive Cycle), then congratulations!
Cycle 4 really is about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping your weight off.
What is the 5-Pound Stop Signal that I keep hearing about?
Well, on Cycle 4 of the 17 Day Diet, you are encouraged to maintain the same eating habits during the weekday as you would have on any of the previous Cycles.
Starting on Friday evening all the way through Sunday evening, you are encourage (but never required) to have up to three of your favorite meals.
During the weekend, the doctor tells us to weigh ourselves on each day so we know whether or not we are gaining or losing weight.
If your weight increases by 3-5 pounds of your “ideal” weight, then you are instructed to go right back on to your favorite Cycle (Cycles 1-3) starting on Monday in order to lose those unwanted pounds.
The 5-Pound Stop Signal really is a great way to keep your weight in check without feeling like you’re on a diet all the time.
Have you observed the 5-Pound Stop Signal and dropped those few pesky pounds?
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.