If you’ve been keeping up with the latest diets, you’ve probably heard of the newest diet: the 17 Day Diet. The 17 Day Diet was introduced by Dr. Mike Moreno, a San Diego physicist who blew up all over the internet thanks to his successful diet method as well as a cult following.
Hundreds of people swear by this diet and his new book is already a bestseller. So how does the 17 Day Diet work?
Basically, as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, the 17 Day Diet focuses on the number 17. The diet is comprised of 17 minutes of daily exercise and four different 17-day meal plan cycles. According to Dr. Moreno, this kickstarts a healthy weight loss that will last a lifetime.
The 17 Day Diet acts as a way to make your metabolism run faster. Switching up eating habits every 17 days tricks the body into a fast metabolic rate, therefore helping you lose weight. The first cycle (the first 17 days) is based on a restrictive calorie diet, while the other three cycles focus on different carbs, proteins, and fruits and veggies.
Dr. Moreno designed this diet specifically so that everyone would be able to follow it. It doesn’t require you to completely abandon any specific food group and also doesn’t allow you to starve your body. This is a great diet for anyone looking to lose 20 pounds or 200 pounds.
In the first 17 days alone, you can lose up to 15 pounds. In this first phase, the diet restricts the individual to about 1,200 calories a day, while the other phases allow you to up your caloric intake therefore giving you a healthy lifestyle change.