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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.
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    I was wondering if the recipes were good and fast. I tried the Tracy Anderson Method, and though I had success, i ran into the same issues. My grocery list consisted of over 40 ingredients because it was all clean eating--fresh fruit & veggies plus lots of fish --which is of course really expensive. The recipes were good (thank god) and very fast (it would take 15 mins between the prep & cook time, which is remarkable), but it got to be very expensive and time consuming--who has time to cook 3 full meals a day?
    Do you feel the 17 day diet plan is just as tedious? and does it consist of clean eating methods?
    3587 days ago
    Alive Multi Vitamins are great the vegetable based ones are very reasonably priced and available at the Vitamin Shoppe.
    3667 days ago
  • DIMI1124
    Thanks for the update!!! emoticon
    Just do what you can and can what you do!!
    3670 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/26/2011 7:28:05 PM
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