17" Day Diet Update
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I completed the first cycle of the 17 day diet, which I revised. It went OK. One thing I had to realize was to be careful when cutting things out of my diet. while I got enough protein and vegetables I went way under my calories and at one point was a little weak during a work out. If you cut things out of your diet you have to make it up somewhere. ideally I would have eatin more vegetable. The diet plan does have a guide and recipes. Each day comes with suggestions but not very strict. My biggest problem was having the food necessary, whenever funds get tight I skip on the quality of food and opt for cheaper processed stuff. My fruit ran out and I could not replace it immediately. I have to get better with budgeting if I want to eat balanced healthy meals. Other than that it went well. On this second cycle I can re-introduce complex carbs every other day. The suggested menus look great and doable, but again budget issues keep me from authentically trying diet.
If you want to find out more about this diet google the 17 Day diet. I did find out that you may need to take a multivitamin and it is not for diabetics and not suggested for teens. since I am neither I guess it is OK. The good thing is that it can be revisited whenever you feel you've hit a plateau or just want a boost.