17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List

The 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List is filled with low sugar fruits, cleansing vegetables, lean proteins, probiotics and healthy fats for a detoxifying weight loss experience

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Before we get to the 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List, let’s briefly go over how Cycle 1 is structured so you understand the reasoning behind the choices in food on this cycle.

Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet (also known as the Accelerate Cycle), is the first cycle in a total of four.

The 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List is full of lean proteins and cleansing vegetables designed to help you lose weight quickly.

The 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List

Cycle 1 focuses on rapid weight loss by eating a well-balanced 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Meal Plan.

This plan consists of 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.

Once you get a good grasp of the food items approved for Cycle 1, you can grab my sample menu and search for compliant 17 Day Diet Recipes to get you started losing weight right away! 

The 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 part of the weight loss plan focuses on no sugar, very low-fat, and no starchy foods such as white breads, pasta, and potatoes.

The 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List is filled with different food choices and 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.

Rather than searching each cycle food list, I do have a nifty food index that lists each food item in alphabetical order and I list each cycle the food item is approved for. Here’s a quick behind-the-scenes video:

This is the complete 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List as you see it in the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition.

17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List

Lean Proteins

Salmon, canned or fresh
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 hearts
Bell peppers, green, orange, red, yellow
Brussels sprouts
Green beans
Green, leafy vegetables (including beat greens, turnip greens, collard greens)
Lettuce, all varieties

Low-Sugar Fruit- 2 servings daily

Berries, all types
Prickly pear cactus
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

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

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

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17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Sample Menu

Sample Menu for Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet (new meal plan)

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6 thoughts on “17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List”

  1. For cycle 1 is unsweetened almond milk okay? Also, are pitted salted Manzanilla olives (little packs from Trader Joes 55 calories, 1 carb, 1 fiber, 1g sat fat, total fat 5.5 g) and bone broth okay for a snack?

    • Hi Mary! You won’t find unsweetened almond milk until Cycle 3 when non-dairy is allowed. With that said, there are many members who do use it in Cycle 1 and have no issue with weight loss. You can always try it and see how it goes. As far as olives and bone broth, you won’t find these on any cycles, but I personally think they’re fine for all cycles.

    • Hi Carla! Sorry for the late reply. If you’re needing a pick-me-up during the afternoon, a no sugar added yogurt is always a great snack. It will give you some energy and maybe satisfy any sweet cravings you might have!


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