I started the 17 day diet on Monday 3/21 and I am down 4 pounds. This is not really diet but a lifestyle change in your eating habits. The first cycle is meant to cleanse your system. No or very low carbs, no sugars or soda. Lots of water, green tea and vegetables. You can have 2 servings of fruit before 2 pm so that you are able to burn the carbs throughout the day and 2 probiotic foods per day. I have see results from being on this "diet" plan for 4 days. I cant wait to see the results for 17 days.
I just saw the end of it and tried to get the general gist on the internet....it gave no real information...Just buy the book...They always pose as if they are trying to help people out...but give it away when they want so much money
I don't watch Dr. Phil. Can't stand him. Last time I saw him in a commercial, he looked kind of fat to be promoting weight loss diets. Quick fixes don't work anyway. Need a lifestyle change. Yet another person who is supposedly helping others and an "expert" cashing in on desperate people.
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Edited by: ONLYGIRL at: 1/30/2011 (05:53)
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always skeptical about "diets" Many don't contribute to good health or balance. I try to remind myself that "Thinner" doesnt always mean "healthier."
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I wondered how things worked out for those of you who tried this diet? The guy who wrote the book was also on "The Doctors" show yesterday, which surprised me.
Edited by: SUNSHINEGIRL49 at: 1/30/2011 (01:45)
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I think Dr. Phil is full of it most of the time anyway, regardless of the subject matter. I certainly wouldn't try a nutrition program based on his advice lol
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I did not know that this was featured on Dr. Phil. A friend of mine showed the book to me. I read it and it doesn't seem that bad. It starts with cutting carbs and slowly introducing them back into your diet. Along the way it teaches you about the different types of vegetables and it's benefits. I am considering it since I seem to have hit a plateau. It's a little easier for me than my friend because I've made so many of the changes already.
I think that we should research things a little bit more before we knock it or buy it. I have learned so much on Spark but I don't want to become a snob about it. There is still so much to learn.
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Didn't see the show. Dr.Phil wrote his own weight loss book a few years ago. Lifestyle change is what we need.
I watched the show AND I bought the book. Although there is nothing really new in it, it's a slightly different approach. I personally get so bored with the same old diet over and over again so having something new to follow gives me a Spark of inspiration. It is also helpful to look at the "diet" in small chunks (17 days) vs. forever.
What it appears to me is a modified Atkins for the first 17 days, then add a few healthy carbs for alternate days during the next 17 day cycle. I'm going to try it 'cause I can do just about any (healthy) diet for 17 days.
i was really surprised and disappointed that dr phil was endorsing this . i went on line to get more information and all i got was a commercial to buy the thing. no overview offered, nothing. just sell sell sell - if i were you i would skip this one!!!! another gimmick. rotating foods every three weeks is nothing new. as far as revving up your metabolism there are all kinds of plans that tell you the foods help to do that i still have dr. phils own book and i think it is a lot better since it makes you look at yourself, your habits, what your pay offs are to stay overweight etc. why he would have this guy on - MAYBE he's getting a cut for endorsing him on the program. shame on dr. phil - say it isn't so.
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I didn't see the show. I no longer respect Dr. Phil.
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I saw the show, I didn't feel like Dr. Phil was endorsing the diet more like he just had the guy on the show to fill air time. And probably was being paid to add the diet book to his show link, who knows Dr. Phil didn't really seem that into the diet or the man who was talking about it. More less seems like the people behind the scenes with Dr. Phil who help get guess, helped bring this guy on bad ideal. Any diet bad or good will work when there is a reduction in calories in fat, doesn't mean it's a good plan if your not eating healthy.
But the way the diet book guy talks, it sounds like he has a potential healthy plan which is not that much different from many others. The only thing that seems odd to me is from what I read online it's about eating certain foods at certain times, food shifting/rotating which I don't think is necessary for weight loss. All and all he's not introducing any new or exciting that's going to help us on the way to weight loss and that was the reason for him seeming so secretive. Even when I went to his website it seemed so blah, probably jus like his book.
Stick with sparkpeople it's tried and true to health and weight loss.
Honestly, slow and steady wins the race here. If there were a magic pill or magic diet that could shed the weight off quickly, we'd all be doing it with our doctors blessings! Anything that tells me I can lose more than 2 lbs per week doesn't seem right, safe or a permanent lifestyle change to me.
I didn't watch it, but I'd be pretty careful about anything that claims you can lose 15 lbs in 17 days. That is not a healthy rate of loss. If it does seem like a good diet, then best of luck!
11/29/10 7:50 P
I meant to watch it, but was doing something else and forgot.
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NOT TODAY WAS @ WORK....
11/29/10 7:35 P
Anyone watch Dr Phil today he was endorsing this diet some doctor wrote called the 17day diet, and supposedly lose 15lbs. The only way you can purchase the book is on the website. 17daydiet.com or go to a link on Dr Phil's website. I have no idea what it all involves, he didn't go into a whole lot of detail.
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