Sounds interesting. But BILBY4 's post is more interesting.
I have put on about 5 pounds since Thanksgiving. Partly because I wasn't well for a couple of weeks. My Plan: Exercise more consistently. Eat lower carb again as I am finally able to eat more variety again.
Linda - North East Indiana, USA `Goal to build myself up to reach 1,000 fitness minutes per month.
Wonder where Dr. Phil is coming from? Not sure why but I just pulled out his other book out of my closet this week - the one that was a sensational top-selling book with all the answers to permanent weight loss - "The Ultimate Weight Solution- 7 keys to weight loss freedom". Is he doing a flip-flop? I really do feel that SparkPeople provides tons of common sense information and healthy weight loss guidelines already. Think I'll just put that book aside.
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If a diet plan even mentions "microwave" -- forget it. It's not healthy.
The U.S. must be the only country where the majority of people haven't gotten rid of their microwave ovens.
I have foreign students who come from countries that have published negative studies about the condition of food after being in a microwave, and most of them won't touch it anymore. It's the same with artificial sweeteners -- people in other countries get the negative news about things like that, but we rarely hear about it.
I'm skeptical. From their website - "Q: Do I have to order the BistroMD Meal Plan to lose weight? A: No. You do not have to purchase the BistroMD Meal Plan, however for best results, we do recommend using the meal plan." The meal plan means ordering frozen meals from 17 Day. "Q: I ordered the meal plan. How do I cook my meals? A: You donít! Just pop the meals into your microwave and heat, eat and enjoy! Itís that easy!" Uhhh, so we aren't really learning how to eat properly. "Q: What if I want to order just one meal each day? A: The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan is available as a breakfast, lunch and dinner plan. We do not offer the option to receive fewer meals at this time." To me that is exactly the opposite of permanent and meaningful lifestyle change. It does however look like the kind of thing that would appeal to people seeking some kind of convenient magic to make them thin again. Just pop your troubles in the microwave, hand over some money while you wait thirty seconds and *ping* the jeans will fit again. Not for me. Do you think these people end up on Dr Phil because they make the world a better place or because they pay for the exposure? And they have to recoup that money from somewhere which means gouging it from customers. Perhaps the book by itself makes more sense, represents good value and encourages personal growth toward independent loss and maintenance of weight. But frankly, the website says very little about the diet and book that would enable a meaningful choice to be made. all the best, Alan
I heard about this today on Dr. Phil who was really advocating this diet. It seems to be a gradual lifestyle change that you do in 4 cycles of 17 day increments. I don't know much about it, except that there is a book. It's not available in bookstores and can only be purchased from www.17daydiet.com.
I am wondering if any team members have purchased and or read the book or have any first/secondhand experience with the diet.
Of the brief discussion on Dr. Phil what I did like about it: -The food choices were tasty and healthy and there were no shakes, pills, pre-packed meal, etc. It really seems to be about making healthier food choices for life.
-The diet changes every 17 days supposedly allowing for variety and to help with plateaus.
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