Is the “17 Day Diet” the real deal or not? (A Critical Review)

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Whether you are looking to lose 10 or 100 pounds, this plan can help you lose weight quickly, avoid the dreaded plateaus, and revamp your metabolism, so says author Michael Moreno, MD.

That all sounds great but I’ve got to ask… do these claims REALLY hold their ground? Let’s dig in and get to the bottom of this!

So what exactly is “The 17 Day Diet”?

The 17 day diet is a weight loss system that actually consists of 3 cycles, each lasting 17 days, plus a long-term “maintenance cycle” that’s supposed to help you maintain your weight loss.

Here’s a breakdown of the cycles, according to the author:

Cycle 1 is called “Accelerate” and it strips your diet down to the bare bones of approximately 1,200 calories per day.

Cycle 2 is called “Activate” and this is where the Cycle 1 food plan is alternated with a slightly higher-calorie food plan. The author, Michael Moreno says the zig-zag between cycles keeps the metabolism guessing, helps prevent boredom, and continues to stimulate fat burning.

*The plan also instructs you to exercise for at least 17 minutes per day during the first 2 cycles

Cycle 3 is called “Achieve” and it’s the stabilization period that allows healthier foods with a slower rate of weight loss of about 2-3 pounds, Moreno says.

So now we’ve heard from Moreno, what does the Health Hound think of all this?

The overall methods and food choices taught in the 17 Day Diet receive high marks in my book and the exercise portion is a big plus too. I also like the fact that the methods in the 17 Day Diet are based on actual research and not just “weight loss theory”.

My only real complaint is where it restricts you from healthy foods such as fruits and low-fat dairy. Eating these foods isn’t going to make you gain any excess weight and NOT eating these foods isn’t exactly healthy.

The Final Verdict: It’s good!

I like this diet a lot. The methods are backed by real studies and known to work, it’s a solid weight loss plan and the company and creator behind it don’t create any hype or engage in any “questionable” marketing practices.

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