Oh, shoot! You were doing great up until Day 10 of Cycle 1 and you caved — that piece of chocolate cake was sure delicious, but guilt starts to set in and you feel awful for cheating on your 17 Day Diet.
“Should I start over to Day 1 of Cycle 1 because I had one bad day?”
Keep going. There’s no need to start over.
The whole idea of each cycle is to be on it for just 17 days. Any longer and your body will get used to the regimen.
If you accidentally fall and have that slice of pizza or a full day of binging, pick yourself back up and continue onto the next day of the cycle you happen to be on.
What Can I Do Instead?
Look, there are plenty of options out there if you had a day “off plan”. If you feel like you need a jumpstart on your weight loss again, there are a few things you can do:
1. Have a Transitional Day Fast
If you cheated for a day or two, consider having a Transitional Day Fast (aka smoothie day) before moving forward during your particular cycle. This is the exact reason why this smoothie day exists.
2. Do a Quick 2-Day Detox
I have several quick detox plans to choose from if you want to incorporate a few days of super clean Cycle 1 eating, regardless of the cycle you’re currently on. You’re extending your cycle a few days by doing this, but it beats starting over!
My awesome 2-day post holiday detox can be used any time of the year!
Have you had a moment of weakness on the 17 Day Diet? If so, what did you do to get back on track?
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. 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, designing my jewelry line and watching Outlander!
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