So if you’re not sure how a typical Cycle 1 day looks like, here’s a sample of a 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Meal Plan.
Before we get into the nitty gritty of what an actual 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 meal plan looks like for a typical day, let’s go over the basics.
During Cycle 1 you’re eliminating sugars and carbs and fueling up on unlimited lean proteins and cleansing vegetables.
Remember, if you get hungry on this cycle, load up on protein and veggies over on the 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List.
The 17 Day Diet has a lot of great foods you can eat during Cycle 1, so dig right in and get started.
Experiment with different spices and maybe throw in an ingredient or two you wouldn’t normally eat.
You might find that you’ll discover new foods that will give you a ton more options during this cycle so you don’t get bored with your food.
This example of a 17 Day Diet Cycle Sample Menu gives you a pretty good idea of what a person might eat as part of Cycle 1 portion of the weight loss plan.
Remember, if you follow the 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List, it’s pretty easy to formulate a meal plan for the day.
Here’s what a basic day might look like for you.
17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Meal Plan
Wake Up Drink (within 30 minutes of waking):
Hot Water with Lemon (use about the juice of a whole lemon or roughly 2-3 Tablespoons of bottled lemon juice)
- Skillet Garden Eggs
- 1/2 Medium Grapefruit
- 1/2 Cup of Plain Yogurt or 6oz Low-Sugar Fruit Flavored Yogurt
- Green Tea
- Large Bowl of Lemony Chicken and Kale Detox Soup
- Green Tea
- Baby Carrots, 1 Cup
- 6oz of Plain Yogurt or 6oz Low-Sugar Fruit Flavored Yogurt
- Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas with Cauliflower
- Small Dinner Salad with your favorite veggies and apple cider vinaigrette dressing
- Green Tea
- 64-96 oz of pure water (minimum)
Additional Recipe Ideas for Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet
This Cycle 1 Sample Menu is just that – an example of only one day! Beyond this, the possibilities are endless!
All you need is a bit of willingness and creativity. If you need help with ideas, keep reading!
If you’re looking for other yummy 17 Day Diet recipes that are low carb and perfect for cycle 1, here are a few more examples for you to try!
17 Day Diet Breakfast Recipes
They say breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. If you can get enough protein and fiber into your morning meal, you’re set up until lunch time.
Here are a few 17 Day Diet Breakfast recipes for you to try:
- Veggie Egg Cups
- Waffle Omelettes
- Asparagus & Eggs for the 17 Day Diet
- Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie
You can also take a peek at my entire collection of low carb breakfast ideas for more inspiration!
17 Day Diet Lunch Recipes
Lunch on the 17 Day Diet can simply be a salad. I know, pretty boring right?
However, if you’re looking for variety, consider using a recipe you might have for dinner and eat this instead.
Here are a few of my favorite main entrees that are perfect for lunch!
- Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy
- Middle Eastern Turkey and Carrot Stew
- Chicken Enchilada Soup (Slow Cooker)
- Chicken Cabbage & Broccoli Stir Fry
17 Day Diet Dinner Recipes
Dinner is usually your smaller meal of the day because you’re less active.
With that said, it’s always best to make this meal count in terms of flavor and fiber so you’re not tempted to reach for something sweet later.
Here are a few of my favorite 17 Day Diet Dinner recipes:
17 Day Diet Healthy Dessert Recipes
I mention above to make your dinner count in terms of flavor so you’re not tempted to pig out on dessert.
Well, I do have some great news for you! Healthy Dessert!
When you’re looking for something sweet, especially in the evenings, here are a few healthy dessert recipes to get you on the right track:
If you’re looking for more recipes for a sweet treat, check out my other Healthy Dessert Recipe Ideas.
Cycle 1 Food List for your Sample Menu
It’s easy to come up with a plan for your Cycle 1 Sample Menu when you have access to the approved food list for this cycle.
Check out the 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List if you’re not sure which foods are allowed on Cycle 1.
Additional Sample Menu For Cycle 1
If you’re looking for additional inspiration and creative ways to lose weight in cycle 1, check out my Sample Menu for Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet (new meal plan)
Other Cycle Sample Meal Plans for Cycles 2 and 3
Cycle 1 is only the beginning of your 17 Day Diet journey. When you’re ready to move onto the other cycles, here are a few sample meal plans for Cycles 2 and 3 to keep you going strong!