The theory behind Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet (Achieve Cycle) is to learn to achieve healthy eating habits including portion control, consistent mealtimes and eating healthy foods on a regular basis.
The Achieve Cycle introduces new foods, an increase in your aerobic exercise to 45 to 60 minutes per day, and you may now eat carbohydrates after 2pm, but it is recommended to eat them BEFORE 2pm if you are concerned about your weight loss slowing down.
In addition, in Cycle 3 you’ll be decrease your protein intake because you will be increasing your overall food intake. Keep your protein portions per meal down to the size of a kitchen sponge.
During Cycle 3 you may also 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 with an expanded natural starch list. Remember, if you are concerned about your weight slowing down, do not eat your starches and fruit after 2pm on Cycle 3.
In this cycle you will 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 at least eight 8 oz of plain water every day.
Here is a complete 17 Day Diet Cycle 3 Food List.
If you’re looking for a full day menu, check out this 17 Day Diet Cycle 3 Meal Plan.
Make sure you check out the New Updates to the 17 Day Diet in 2014.