How is the 17 Day Diet really 68 Days?

Because of math, duh.

A friend asked me to try the 17 Day Diet  with her to start 2012. My husband said he would be on board too.

Now before you get your panties in a twist about me breaking promises about crazy diets, let’s look at the facts first. The “diet” is a method of encouraging healthy eating, promotes the consumption of lean proteins and veggies, helps wean you off caffeine and sugars, and incorporating daily exercise. Um, I don’t see anything wrong with this.

It even comes with a workbook to help keep you on track! Hmm, sounds an awful lot like a food diary. Again, nothing wrong with that.

So what’s with the 17? The diet is broken down in to four 17 day cycles. (4×17=68. oh, math, right) The first cycle is more restrictive to help detox and wean  you off sugar and caffeine. Each cycle reintroduces foods to your diet and includes “cheat days”. The last cycle is for maintenance. Sort of eating for a way of life.

On average people lose about 10 lbs in the first cycle and about 5lbs during the second cycle. As an average, that sounds pretty reasonable.

Let’s do this thing. Starting now! Wait, it’s still 2011? Gufaw! Ok. Next week.

Let’d do this thing. Prep now.


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