Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet is all about releasing toxins from your body by eliminating carbs and sugar and jumpstarting your diet by rapid weight loss. Here are a few quick tips and reminders for a successful Cycle 1 weight loss:
- Stay on Cycle 1 for only 17 days–not a day longer
- Don’t forget to have your wake-up drink of hot water and lemon– every day!
- If you’re hungry, eat more vegetables and protein– no reason to ever be hungry on Cycle 1
- Drink plenty of water
- Exercise at least 17 minutes a day– no vigorous exercise while detoxing!
- Enjoy your green tea
- Make sure you have your two servings of probiotics— it’s not just about yogurt
- Be creative in your meal preparation– there’s no reason to get bored with your meals
- No fruit after 2pm
- If it’s not on the approved food list, don’t eat it!
Remember, if you have more weight to lose continue onto Cycle 2. Cycle 1 is not meant to be a lifestyle, so once your 17 days are up, move onto the next cycle.
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14 thoughts on “Quick Diet Tips and Reminders for Cycle 1”
Thanks for all the tips and reminders they help me to stay focused and not “stray” from the C1 foods.
You’re welcome, Isabel!
I didn’t have the book for the 1st 10 days and I ate blueberries at night and had more than 2 TLBS of olive oil per day. I followed everything else, just missed those 2 things. Should I start completely over or just keep going?
Gina, just keep on going. You’re doing just fine!
I need to drink milk. Is this going to prevent me from being on this plan?
Kathy, if you can drink probiotic milk, that would be helpful as it’s allowed in all cycles. If not, it probably won’t prevent you from staying on the 17dd.
What if I can’t have dairy and in cycle one theres lots of cheese and yogurt. Can I have almond milk based yogurt instead? I dont think it has probiotic though ?
Hi Izzy. First, there are other ways to get probiotics in besides yogurt. I go over that here: https://17ddblog.com/must-i-eat-yogurt-on-the-17-day-diet/
If you decide to use a non-dairy yogurt as a substitute, the only way you’ll know if there are probiotics in the yogurt if it’s listed on the label. Many fruit flavored dairy varieties only list “active cultures” and it’s never really clear how many and if they’re actually still alive.
Most of the time you’re safe if you actually see the probiotic strains listed on the label. You can see what I refer to in this post where I go over a few labels (for sugar content purposes, but it has a picture of the label so you can see what I’m referring to). Here it is: https://17ddblog.com/sugar-in-yogurt/
At the end of the day, you can always take a probiotic supplement, too.
What book is Gina talking about?
She’s referring to the 17 Day Diet book – the same book this blog is about!
Where do I buy the book?
There are two books you can get on Amazon – the original and the Breakthrough Edition. I recommend the latest edition (Breakthrough) as it has more ways to help you lose weight and it also has recipes. Here’s a link to the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition: https://amzn.to/2Y4U0Kj
I cannot eat tuna without light miracle whip. Is that going to ruin cycle 1 if I do? Also, thoughts on hummus in cycle 1?
Hi Amy! Any type of mayo/miracle whip would be approved starting on cycle 3. You can see the options available under the healthy fat section of the food list. Here is the food list for Cycle 3: https://17ddblog.com/food-lists/cycle-3/
Hummus (chickpeas) is allowed starting on Cycle 2 to be eaten before 2pm as it’s considered a natural starch for purposes of the 17 Day Diet. Here is the food list for Cycle 2: https://17ddblog.com/food-lists/cycle-2/
Cycle 1 is fairly strict – not a ton of carbs (except for fruits) and fairly low fat.
If you want to try a really good tuna using yogurt instead, you can check out this recipe: https://17ddblog.com/tuna-and-egg-salad-mayo-free-and-yummy/