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17 Day Diet-Revisited and Revised

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A while back I wrote that I was starting the 17 Day Diet and that I would update my progress here on my spark page. But no such luck. I was confident that this would be fairly easy for me because I have gained so many good habits in the past year, but sadly it was not easy to stick with as most diets generally are not all that easy to stick with. Truthly speaking I don't usually fancy diets but this one seemed sensible enough. The 1st 17 days is generally lean meat, vegetables and yogurt. I brought all of the food necessary including the yogurt with probiotics and all of the fruit that I needed. I must say that usually mu kids eat up all of the cereal, bread and lunch meat as fast as you can blink your eyes but bouldn't you know that this time the fruit disapeared in two days. I could not keep up with the food. I also could not stick with the whole "no carb thing" for 17 days. Since it seems to be slow progess loosing this next 20 lbs I thought I would revisit the 17 Day Diet and revise it to meet my need. So I will basically do what the book suggest but for 7 days and not 17 days. 17 days feels like deprivation, while 7 days feels like a jump start or a simple challenge. Funny how I've not cared much about bread, pasta and rice until I decided I couldn't have it. Anyway, I will try the suggestions in this book for 4 cycles( 7 days each cycle). I will also try and remember to update my blog on the progress whichever way it goes. Wish me luck!
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    Hope it worked for you. Reading more blogs today to catch up so maybe I'll find out soon. emoticon
    3667 days ago
  • DIMI1124
    I have a few spark friends that are doing this and I am going to read the book when it becomes available at the library. I wish you well! I like how you tapered it to agree with you! emoticon
    3672 days ago
    Oh I don't deal well with that feeling of deprivation either!!! You're right. Mentally breaking it down in to 7 day chunks is more of a challenge than that "YOU CAN'T HAVE IT" slap in the face type thing. Just doesn't work well for me.

    And I do low carb for my type 2 diabetes. It has made SUCH a great difference . . . I am healthy again. I still eat carbs . . . just not the "white stuff" and processed foods.

    Good luck!!!!
    3676 days ago
    Good Luck! I hope you get your desired results! A very nice reward for a job well done. emoticon
    3678 days ago
    17 days would drive me drive. I think you are doing the right thing.
    3678 days ago
    Good Luck!
    Wishing you well as you try this out.
    3678 days ago
  • LIS193
    Seven days is much more do-able than 17 and you never know, maybe after the first 7 you can keep going. The first week is always the hardest
    Good luck!!
    3678 days ago
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