Dr. Moreno tells us in the 17 Day Diet Book to eat liberal amounts of lean proteins during Cycles 1 and 2. However, as you begin to eat more starches in Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet, the doctor advises us to begin to eat less protein as our caloric intake increases.
How Much Protein Do I Eat in Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet?
On page 120 of the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition (published 2013), Dr. Moreno tells us the following:
Because you’ll be eating more food, it’s time to control your protein portions. Rather than eat protein liberally as in the two previous cycles, keep your portions of fish, poultry, and meat smaller — about the size of an average kitchen sponge.
I received an email from a blog reader and she asked me what the size of an average kitchen sponge is.
I went to the store and picked up what I thought was the average size kitchen sponge.
The dimension of this average kitchen sponge is the following:
4.4 in X 2.6 in X .8 in
111 mm X 66 mm X 20 mm
So for each meal in Cycle 3, keep your protein portion as close to this size as possible. If you don’t have a kitchen sponge, use the palm of your hand as a guide.
It’s not rocket science, folks. Best to use common sense and do the best you can.
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