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

by Dr. Mike Moreno

Free Press | March 15, 2011 | Hardcover

The 17 Day Diet: A Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results is rated 3.8571 out of 5 by 7.
“We’ve all pledged, promised and bullied ourselves to eat better and exercise more, but so many times even the best intentions fall short. I incorporate healthy habits into my work and home life and you can too.” –Dr. Mike Moreno

If you need to shed pounds fast and in a safe, effective, and lasting way, this is the book for you! Unlike many diet programs that starve you down to size, Dr. Mike Moreno’s 17 Day Diet relies on proven methods to help you take weight off and keep it off for good—whether you’ve got 10 pounds to lose or 100. His revolutionary program adjusts your body metabolically so that you burn fat day in and day out. The program is structured around four 17 day cycles:
Accelerate—the rapid weight loss portion that helps flush sugar and fat storage from your system

Activate—the metabolic restart portion with alternating low and high calorie days to help shed body fat

Achieve—this phase is about learning to control portions and introducing new fitness routines

Arrive—a combination of the first three cycles to keep good habits up for good. On weekends, enjoy your favorite foods!

Each cycle changes your calorie count and the food that you’re eating. The variation that Dr. Mike calls ‘body confusion’ keeps your metabolism guessing; this means that you can expect big changes in the first 17 days alone!

This is not a diet that relies on a tiny list of approved foods, grueling exercise routines, or unrealistic calorie counts that leave you hungry and unfulfilled. Moderation and proper portions are key factors in the 17 Day Diet—the trick is to figure out the foods and routines that work best with your real lifestyle. That’s why the book is filled with tips for how to avoid the usual food pitfalls like holidays, eating out, or even just a tempting candy jar. Along with a comprehensive explanation of how each segment works, every phase comes with an extensive list of foods, recipes, and sample meal plans to help make grocery shopping a breeze. Because of the diversity that you are allowed from the very beginning of the program, there is a way to make this diet work with almost any food allergies you might have or what cuisine you’re used to eating.

The 17 Day Diet is a simple plan that gets big, long-lasting results if you stick with it and let Dr. Mike help you along the way. Whether this is your first attempt at dieting or your fiftieth, you must believe that you can do this. What matters now is focusing on your goals, identifying what you need to get there, and taking action to begin the process. Your health and happiness are important, so stand strong, believe in yourself, and let your 17 Day Diet begin now!

Dr. Michael Rafael Moreno, better known as “Dr. Mike,” is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine and Hahnemann Medical School (now Drexel University). Following his residency at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California, Dr. Mike moved to San Diego, where he now practices family medicine and sits on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2008, Dr. Mike launched “Walk with Your Doc,” which he participates in every Tuesday and Thursday morning before his workday begins. The program began when Dr. Mike offered to walk with a patient to motivate her to exercise and has since grown into a thriving community Dr. Mike takes pride in being viewed not only as a doctor, but also as a friend and confidant.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 in

Published: March 15, 2011

Publisher: Free Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451648650

ISBN - 13: 9781451648652

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Diet This is the easiest diet to follow and it does work! My husband and I have been on it for 30 days now and have seen great results. I love chocolate and after the first three days I can honestly say I have not craved it. I am prone to migraines and have not had one since I've started this diet. My husband is diabetic and has high blood pressure and both of those numbers are back to normal. I would highly recommend reading this book and trying it!
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated out of 5 by from peolple should try this diet i lost 20 pounds and felt healthy and i kept on eating healthy food and kept the weight off.
Date published: 2012-07-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so great It's a very hard diet to follow especially if your on a budget. It works but it's way too long of a time to eat just fish and chicken. Got to the point where I could no longer stand the taste of chicken and fish after 34 days!
Date published: 2011-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's great, 100% realistic diet I love that is, a simple yet powerful way to lose weight. I have tried other diets and this is a doable diet to follow. As long a you commit yourself to follow step by step Dr. Morenos' recommendations you are sure to stay in track. It is a realistic diet no complicated menus no rare foods to eat just follow common sense and you will be able to do this diet.
Date published: 2011-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So impressed, I signed up to write a review This book is easy to follow, if you abide by the guidelines you will lose those pounds. Being someone who is about 30lbs overweight, my diet was ok, however consisted of about 60% carbs (breads, bagels, pasta, lots of sugar). Prepare to have crazy cravings, feel tired, a litttle moody at times and a little hungry. After pushing through the first week those have all gone away. I have followed the meal plans exact and cheated only one time (having a handful of popcorn while watching Bridesmaids, hard to resist). After the first 9 days I lost 8lbs, then the next 15 days lost another 7lbs. In total so far 15 lbs and still going strong. I did the first section for almost a month because I realized how bad of a sugar/carb addiction I had. If you can keep yourself disciplined enough and fight through the hard times this will be sure to work! Seeing myself lose the weight so quickly really helped me stick to eating the vegetables I hate and even motivated me to get back to the gym.
Date published: 2011-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to follow Simple to understand, no complicated food or recipes. Divided in several stages of 17 days. Lost 8.6lbs the first week but found it harder the second week. Now on day 17 and have lost a total of 12.2lbs.
Date published: 2011-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't live up to hype While I lost weight faster than the traditional 1 -2 pounds per week, it wasn't as fast as it said it would be in the book. Perhaps it could be for really large people. Also, limiting to no grains during the first two weeks made it boring and really increased cravings. After 2 weeks, I needed to add in grains and just went back to healthy eating. That works better.
Date published: 2011-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard Work Pays Off Everyone I know who has followed this book has lost weight. Even myself, who never loses weight, did lose. However, I found it very expensive as you would go through a lot of veggies everyday. Definitely wasn't able to eat all organic. The diet really does work, lots of work, but you can do it!
Date published: 2011-03-28

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

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

by Dr. Mike Moreno

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 in

Published: March 15, 2011

Publisher: Free Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451648650

ISBN - 13: 9781451648652

About the Book

Presents a revolutionary program adjusts your body metabolically so that you burn fat day in and day out. The program is structured around four 17 day cycles, one of which helps flush sugar and fat storage from your system. Every phase comes with an extensive list of foods, recipes, and sample meal plans to help make grocery shopping a breeze.

Read from the Book

1Just Give Me 17 Days I can personally sum up the 17 Day Diet in two words: fast results. Depending on your weight when you start out and your metabolism, you might expect to lose up to 10 to 12 pounds the first 17 days. Of course, the further you are from your ideal weight, the more you’ll lose initially. Let’s not kid each other: When you start a diet, you want to see results right away, in how you look and in how you feel. That’s because our society is geared toward to the immediate; we want things and we want them now. The same is true of weight loss. We get impatient when the pounds don’t come off fast enough to meet our expectations. It seems much easier to give up than to go on. This diet is designed to produce quick results, not because it starves you down to size but because its carefully designed balance of food and exercise adjusts your body metabolically so that you burn fat, day in and day out. Also important: The weight-reduction portion of this diet is limited to just 17 days at a time so that you aren’t demoralized by the thought of endless months of dieting. Nor are you apt to plateau like you often do on other diets. The 17 Day Diet keeps your body and metabolism guessing. I call this “body confusion.” With each 17 Day Cycle, you’re changing your calorie count and the foods you eat. By varying these things, you prevent your body from adapting. The scale is less likely to get stuck. The added bonus: You’ll never get bored. And it’s fun watching those pounds
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“We’ve all pledged, promised and bullied ourselves to eat better and exercise more, but so many times even the best intentions fall short. I incorporate healthy habits into my work and home life and you can too.” –Dr. Mike Moreno

If you need to shed pounds fast and in a safe, effective, and lasting way, this is the book for you! Unlike many diet programs that starve you down to size, Dr. Mike Moreno’s 17 Day Diet relies on proven methods to help you take weight off and keep it off for good—whether you’ve got 10 pounds to lose or 100. His revolutionary program adjusts your body metabolically so that you burn fat day in and day out. The program is structured around four 17 day cycles:
Accelerate—the rapid weight loss portion that helps flush sugar and fat storage from your system

Activate—the metabolic restart portion with alternating low and high calorie days to help shed body fat

Achieve—this phase is about learning to control portions and introducing new fitness routines

Arrive—a combination of the first three cycles to keep good habits up for good. On weekends, enjoy your favorite foods!

Each cycle changes your calorie count and the food that you’re eating. The variation that Dr. Mike calls ‘body confusion’ keeps your metabolism guessing; this means that you can expect big changes in the first 17 days alone!

This is not a diet that relies on a tiny list of approved foods, grueling exercise routines, or unrealistic calorie counts that leave you hungry and unfulfilled. Moderation and proper portions are key factors in the 17 Day Diet—the trick is to figure out the foods and routines that work best with your real lifestyle. That’s why the book is filled with tips for how to avoid the usual food pitfalls like holidays, eating out, or even just a tempting candy jar. Along with a comprehensive explanation of how each segment works, every phase comes with an extensive list of foods, recipes, and sample meal plans to help make grocery shopping a breeze. Because of the diversity that you are allowed from the very beginning of the program, there is a way to make this diet work with almost any food allergies you might have or what cuisine you’re used to eating.

The 17 Day Diet is a simple plan that gets big, long-lasting results if you stick with it and let Dr. Mike help you along the way. Whether this is your first attempt at dieting or your fiftieth, you must believe that you can do this. What matters now is focusing on your goals, identifying what you need to get there, and taking action to begin the process. Your health and happiness are important, so stand strong, believe in yourself, and let your 17 Day Diet begin now!

Dr. Michael Rafael Moreno, better known as “Dr. Mike,” is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine and Hahnemann Medical School (now Drexel University). Following his residency at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California, Dr. Mike moved to San Diego, where he now practices family medicine and sits on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2008, Dr. Mike launched “Walk with Your Doc,” which he participates in every Tuesday and Thursday morning before his workday begins. The program began when Dr. Mike offered to walk with a patient to motivate her to exercise and has since grown into a thriving community Dr. Mike takes pride in being viewed not only as a doctor, but also as a friend and confidant.