Before we dive into the 17 Day Diet Cycle 3 Food List, let’s go over what cycle 3 is all about.
Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet (also known as the Achieve Cycle) is the cycle where you learn to achieve healthy eating habits including portion control, consistent mealtimes and eating healthy foods on a regular basis.
The 17 Day Diet Cycle 3 Food List is an expanded list of foods for your continued weight loss
The 17 Day Diet Cycle 3 Meal Plan is all about introducing new foods, while increasing in your aerobic exercise to 45 to 60 minutes per day, and continuing to eat no carbohydrates after 2pm (you have the option to eat carbohydrates after 2pm if you wish, but if you want to continue to lose weight, eat them before 2pm).
The 17 Day Diet Cycle 3 part of the weight loss plan includes eating less protein because you’re increasing your overall food intake.
A part of the 17 Day Diet Cycle 3 Food List guidelines is to keep your protein portions per meal down to the size of a kitchen sponge.
Also a part of the 17 Day Diet Cycle 3 Food List is you may enjoy up to one alcoholic drink per day (5 oz wine, 12 oz beer, or 1 1/2 oz hard liquor).
You’ll continue to eat up to two servings of natural starches per day. Remember not to eat your starches and fruit after 2pm on Cycle 3 if you are concerned about your weight loss slowing down (although it is permissible to enjoy starches after 2pm in Cycle 3).
You’ll continue the habit of drinking your hot lemon water first thing in the morning to stimulate your digestive juices, a cup of green tea at each meal, and drink at least eight 8 oz of plain water every day.
The 17 Day Diet Cycle 3 Food List:
Fish and Shellfish (from Accelerate and Activate lists)
Lean Meats (from Accelerate and Activate lists)
Poultry (from Accelerate and Activate lists, including eggs and egg whites)
Reduced-fat turkey bacon or turkey sausage or turkey lunch meat**
Additional Lean meats:
All grains, legumes and starchy vegetables from Cycle 2, plus the following:
Breads (1 slice = 1 serving):
Oat bran bread
Whole-grain bagel (1/2 = 1 serving)
Whole-wheat pita bread, 1 pocket
Whole-wheat tortilla- 10”
High Fiber Cereals (1 cup = 1 servings, unless where indicated):
All-Bran Bran Buds
Gluten-free cold cereals
Low-sugar granola (1/2 cup = 1 serving)
Pasta (1/2 cup = 1 Serving):
Vegetables – Unlimited:
All cleansing vegetables from Accelerate and Activate Cycles
Kelp and other edible seaweeds
Nopales (edible cactus)
Yellow wax beans
Virtually any vegetable
2 servings daily (1 serving = 1 piece of fresh fruit or 1 cup of chopped fresh fruit)
All fruits from Accelerate and Activate Cycles
Virtually any fresh fruit
Probiotics, Dairy, and Dairy Substitutes:
1 to 2 servings daily
Probiotic Foods from Accelerate and Activate Cycles
Cheeses (Brie, Camembert, Fontina, low-fat Cheddar, Edam, feta, goat, Limburger, and part-skim mozzarella) (2 ounces = 1 serving)
Low-fat cottage cheese (1/2 cup = 1 serving)
Low-fat milk, including skim (1 cup = 1 serving)
Low-fat ricotta cheese (1/2 cup = 1 serving)
Dairy Substitutes: sugar-free rice, almond or soy milk (1 cup = 1 serving)
Side note: check out this really easy and yummy homemade Almond Milk Recipe
1 to 2 tablespoons daily, unless indicated elsewhere:
Avocado (1/4 fruit = 1 serving)
Canola Oil (1 tablespoon = 1 serving)
Walnut Oil (1 tablespoon = 1 serving)
Light mayonnaise (2 tablespoons = 1 serving
Mayonnaise (1 tablespoon = 1 serving)
Nuts or seeds, un-oiled (2 tablespoons = 1 serving)
Reduced-calorie margarines (2 tablespoons = 1 serving)
Reduced-fat salad dressings (2 tablespoons = 1 serving)
Salad dressings (1 tablespoon = 1 serving)
Trans-free margarines (1 tablespoon = 1 serving)
These snacks are all under 100 calories. Plus they’re filling and fun to eat.
Mini Babybell Light cheese – 2 disks**
Frozen fruit bar
Fudgsicle, 100 calorie bar
Granola bar, reduced sugar and fat
Microwave popcorn, light (4 cups)
Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich
Sugar-free pudding cup
String cheese – 1 piece**
**Changes to the 17 Day Diet per the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition (published 12/31/13)