17 Day Diet- Really?

17 Day Diet- Really?

Here comes the next craze. The 17 diet. I'm sure a meal plan, membership site, and calorie counter will be coming soon. We see this every year. Remember the belly diet of last year?

My step daughter's  future mother-in-law has lost some weight, she is going to go on the diet. Why? Because people go on it and lost pounds. To this I beg people to figure out pounds of WHAT? Muscle? Fat? Water?

Without knowing a single thing about this book, I know its going to say to eat less (more than likely a lot less) and exercise more. unfortunately, it will cut your calories way back. Then your body starts to eat its own muscles, and when you go off the diet you have a “smaller furnace” to burn calories. Then what happens? You gain the weight back (and probably gain more than you lost). So what happens next? You go on another “diet” and the cycle repeats. Meanwhile the yo-yo dieting damages your metabolism.

According to Amazon.com the book has four 17 day cycles. These include:

Accelerate—the rapid weight loss portion that helps flush sugar and fat storage from your system

Activate—the metabolic restart portion with alternating low and high calorie days to help shed body fat

Achieve—this phase is about learning to control portions and introducing new fitness routines

Arrive—a combination of the first three cycles to keep good habits up for good. On weekends, enjoy your favorite foods!

Have we not seen the phrase “Enjoy your favorite foods” before?

Dealing With Sore Muscles – Does this mean it was a good workout?

According to fitness trainer to the starts Harley Pasternak it is. If its just “simple sore muscles” (known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) ) then you are fine. You are taking actions that are going to result in growing muscles (which burn more calories). However, if (for example) your one shoulder hurts more than another it may be more than simple muscle soreness. It may be an injury.

Harley Pasternak Top 4 Tips to Reducing DOMS
1. Warm Up. “Increase body temperature to help prepare your muscles for the shock of an intense workout,” Pasternak says.

2. Stay Hydrated. “A lack of electrolytes can make muscles sore,” Pasternak says, who recommends drinking easily digested fluids so you can power up and avoid an upset stomach. “Look for beverages with no protein or stimulants like Powerade Zero.” (And steer clear of these 10 worst drinks for your body!)

3. Ice Sore Muscles. “Have a cold pack handy to reduce pain and inflammation,” Pasternak says. ACE has an Instant Cold Compress that’s super convenient. “Give it a twist and you've got instant ice.”

4. Do Cardio. “A cardio workout increases blood flow and acts as a filter system. It brings nutrients like oxygen, protein, and iron to the muscles that you've been training and helps them recover faster. As the blood leaves the muscles, it takes some of the metabolic bi-products with it (like carbon dioxide and lactic acid) that may be causing DOMS.”

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3 thoughts on “17 Day Diet- Really?”

  1. I love hummus; I like Sabra and do not like Tribe. I have also heard to try using it instead of mayo but have not tride this yet. Usually just eat it with pita chips.

  2. We like this diet… when I weighed 200 lbs, my Dr. kept telling me to eat more chicken and fish – veggies and fruit…. didn’t really work…….. Now I eat chicken/fish/ turkey/ veggies/ fruit/yogurt/green tea/ water – plus walking 2 miles a day…… and am loosing wt – I think you loose a lot of fat before you ever get to muscle…. so I will continue to stay on this 17 day diet and tell my Dr. I am doing what she wanted….. 20 lbs is a good start in 12 weeks……. Everytime there is a new diet somebody says it isn’t good for ya…. why?…. because they want to sell ya their diet… Do what works for ya – The hospitals and nursing homes are not full of skinny people… fat people get most all of the diseases…

  3. Really? You have such a strong opinion on a book that you haven’t even bothered to read? I downloaded your pod cast last night from Itunes because I wanted something to listen to while working and doing my walking. This one was the first one I listened to and I was disappointed in your lack of research on your topic. I have lost 23 lbs on the 17 day diet, having gone through the 3rd cycle. NOT 23 lbs in 17 days as you imply. My insulin injections have been literally cut by 2/3rd. This diet is the only one that has worked for me in many years. There is NO calorie counting, points or other things like that. It involves veggies, fruits, lean meats and water! It isn’t a fad diet, it is simply a food program that is doable and doesn’t involve buying expensive food from the freezer section of the grocery store or shipping in food, although that is an option.
    I like your energy and honesty on your podcast and hope that this is only a bump in the road. Do your homework before you condemn.

    Kathy L.
    aka: Kat

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