By now you may have heard that Dr. Moreno published his expanded and updated version of the 17 Day Diet with The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition published back in late 2013.
The 17 Day Diet is pretty much the same, but with a few additions.
Aside from the addition of more recipes, a recipe index in the back of the book, and a few minor changes to the Cycle food lists, here’s a break down of the major items that have been added to the 17 Day Diet:
1. Contour Foods for body spot reduction
In the Breakthrough Edition, Dr. Moreno points out that certain foods on Cycles 1, 2, and 3 help reduce fat in certain areas of your body.
For instance, in Cycle 1, fish is a contouring food that blasts belly fat while in Cycle 2, legumes reduce fat in the thigh area. Check out the complete list of the 17 Day Diet approved Contour Foods.
2. Optional Transitional Fast Day
Very new to the Breakthrough Edition of the 17 Day Diet are optional fast days that can be used in between each cycle or during a period of weight gain from overeating.
The new Optional Smoothies for the 17 Day Diet Transitional Fast Day is a day in between each cycle that you drink a vitamin and protein-rich smoothie for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You can grab the 17 Day Diet Breakfast Smoothie recipe to get an idea of what these meal replacements are all about.
You continue to drink your water and green tea for the day, but rely on the fat-burning smoothies to give you a boost for the entire day.
Dr. Moreno cautions that this fast day is not for everyone and only you know your body and if you are able to participate in such a fast.
Visit the Overview of the Optional Transitional Fast Day for the 17 Day Diet for the details and smoothie recipe and ingredients.
3. Supplements for the 17 Day Diet
Dr. Moreno has broken down the best health supplements to achieve optimal weight loss while on the 17 Day Diet.
His list ranges from Vitamin D for belly fat burning properties to fish oil for fat cell shrinkage.
He also encourages taking Conjugated Linoleic Acid (Tonalin CLA for weight loss).
4. 17 Minute Spot Reduction Workout
In the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition, Dr. Moreno talks about a much controversial “myth” of spot reduction — meaning, certain exercises will allow you to lose fat in certain areas of the body.
While many health care professionals will disagree that spot reduction does work, Dr. Moreno presents a lot of scientific studies and evidence to prove otherwise.
In the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition book, Dr. Moreno gives 17 Day Dieters a full 7 day 17-Minute Spot Reduction Workout schedule.
You can purchase the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition book to get the full workout.
Overall, the 17 Day Diet is exactly as it has been. With the additions of these new weight loss techniques, your weight loss is sure to be a success.
Original 17 Day Diet Book vs. 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition
I have community members asking me all the time which book they should get if they’re starting the 17 Day Diet for the first time.
Either book will give you the core diet features with the food lists. Not much has changed in terms of what you can and cannot eat on the 17 Day Diet.
However, I feel the Breakthrough Edition has so many more added features, including the extra recipes, the recipe index, the expanded information regarding contouring foods and the smoothies.
If you’re looking for simple, get the original 17 Day Diet Book.
If you’re looking for a bigger bang for your buck, grab the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition Book for all the extras!
At the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with either choice (for added measure, get both!).
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
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4 thoughts on “What’s New With The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition”
Hi. I noticed in the breakthrough book that some of the cycle 1 recipes in the breakthrough recipes section contain ingredients that aren’t listed in cycle 1 foods. I have a message into Dr. Moreno to clarify if this was a book editing error or if, in fact, these foods are allowed in cycle 1. The foods in question are:
Butter flavored extract
Sugar free chocolate chips
Do you have any information on this? Should the food charts be updated to reflect these additional ingredients?
Hi Stephanie. I haven’t really looked at the recipes in the new book yet — I focused more on the food lists (you’ll see my slight updates on the cycle food lists with an *) as well as the new additions to the diet (fasting, smoothies, etc). In the first book, there were several inconsistencies (one of the reasons I started this blog). The food lists on this blog will not change unless a new edition to the book is published with any changes. For Cycle 3, you’ll notice in both the original book and the Breakthrough Edition, that “virtually any vegetable” and “virtually any fresh fruit” are listed in the C3 food list (of course, this is not the case for C1 and C2). I think part of the problem might lie with editors not catching errors or if Dr. Moreno had contributors helping with recipes, they weren’t quite up to speed on the ins and outs of the diet. (that’s my personal take). I’d be interested in hearing what you find out. Thanks for the comment! P.S. I’m not sure why Agave would be on a recipe intentionally as he is pretty clear on the food lists and even added a new sweetener to the lists.
I’m excited to start this program with the rest of you. I am not on facebook but hope just having email will be a help to me.
Trish, I’m excited that you’re excited! Last year we did at least one chat on the blog, so maybe I’ll do that again for one day just for those who are not on FB. Stay tuned!