17-Day Diet Review

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on November 17, 2011

The 17-Day Diet: A Doctor’s Plan Designed for Rapid Results

by Dr. Mike Moreno

The title of this book is a bit of a misnomer, since it’s actually made up of three cycles of 17 days. (You can stop after the first or second cycles if you’ve reached your weight-loss goal.) In the first phase, you eat unlimited fish, poultry and certain vegetables, plus moderate servings of low-sugar fruit, lowfat yogurt, eggs and healthy oils. As on Dukan’s plan, you then move onto alternating days in phase 1 with less restrictive days. It also spells out a reasonable maintenance plan.

Best advice: Always be the first to order in a restaurant, so you stick to your healthy convictions. Also, choose a quieter area to sit, as people who are distracted tend to eat more.

Worst: The chapter on how to deal with your spouse while dieting is full of stereotypes like, “Not only do [men] eat like linemen, we like to watch linemen on TV. Whenever you get the chance, put some exercise equipment in front of the TV and do a half hour … while he’s watching sports.”