Are you having issues with not losing weight in Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet? People are led to believe they can lose up to 10 to 12 pounds during the first 17 day cycle. And you can.
But there are some people who don’t have these results.
I hear the same thing time after time…..
“I am so hungry on this diet” or “I haven’t lost any weight in Cycle 1″…
There are two things wrong with these statements…
1. You should NEVER feel hungry on the 17 Day Diet; and
2. It’s nearly impossible NOT to lose any weight on Cycle 1.
If you’re feeling hungry or you’re not losing weight on Cycle 1 or 2, ask yourself a few questions:
1. Am I drinking enough water?
Many times “hunger” really is our body telling us that we are dehydrated and need water.
2. Am I eating enough food on Cycles 1 and 2?
Remember, liberal amounts of vegetables and lean proteins are one of the basic rules of Cycles 1 and 2.
If you feel hungry, eat more green, leafy veggies.
If you’re not losing any weight during Cycle 1, increase your protein and vegetable intake to see if this helps.
However, remember to increase your water intake to accommodate the increase in fiber and protein or you may find yourself constipated!
I had a blog reader who emailed me asking why all the sudden her weight loss stopped in Cycle 1.
I had her go back to her food journal to see what had changed.
She discovered that because she wasn’t feeling all that hungry, she decreased the amount of protein and veggies she was eating.
When she had done this, guess what happened? Her weight loss stopped. Your body gets used to not having enough calories and guess what it does?
It holds onto every ounce of fat you have to keep you alive!
It’s important to eat enough calories to sustain you throughout your day, to allow your body to use this food for energy and to boost your metabolism.
Remember, liberal amounts of lean proteins and veggies in Cycles 1 and 2 for a healthier you!
More Information About Cycle 1
If you’re still struggling with Cycle1, here are a few resources you can check out:
More Information About Cycle 2
Cycle 2 can be tricky for some. If you need more help in this cycle, here are a few helpful blog posts to review:
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. As you know, your health & wellness is a life-long journey and food is one piece of the puzzle. 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, making gemstone & crystal bracelets over at my Vixy Fae Etsy shop, and helping you achieve better health through nature with my other love, Busy Bee’s Wellness Co.