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Old 01-08-2012, 02:04 AM   #1
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So, I'm sitting at the cafe in my local bookstore when my mom comes in with a new book she bought me; "The 17 Day Diet". I read a bit of it, and it catches my fancy. I'm just not sure. Does this diet work? Has anyone else used it?
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From what I understand, most diets do indeed work. It's after you stop the diet is when you need to be careful. You most likely will lose weight, but the question becomes is if you can maintain it.
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My coworker did it and lost weight. I'm not sure if she gained it back because I left the company while she was on cycle 2 of the diet. She did seem to enjoy it however.
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From what I understand, most diets do indeed work. It's after you stop the diet is when you need to be careful. You most likely will lose weight, but the question becomes is if you can maintain it.
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Probably will work if it is backed up by REAL testimonials and researches.

I love to check in Amazon for book reviews because most of the reviews are real and trustworthy.
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What happens after the 17 days are over?
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Technically,it's longer then 17 days.There are 3 or 4 cycles (can't remember the exact number),each lasting 17 days.I think the theory is,you can do anything for 17 days,and you are mixing it up so you don't get bored and your body doesn't get used to the same thing for very long....or something like that.In the end can you lose? Sure! You can lose on almost any diet...but like others said,you have to learn how to eat to keep it off.I've read through the book and it seems like you would learn that,but that first cycle is what hasn't gotten me on it yet.
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I know this is a (relatively) old thread, and I'm a bit late to the party, but...I don't know, this 17-day diet thing just seems like a complete crock to me. I know a few people who are on it right now, and I've read the book, and there are a few things that jump out at me and set off MAJOR alarm bells.

One of my cousins is now on cycle 3 of the diet (so, the third set of 17 days), and she has lost nearly 70 pounds. SEVENTY POUNDS. In less than three months. I'm sorry, but there is no way that rate of weight loss is healthy, especially without hardcore exercise (and the diet itself doesn't really make many hard-and-fast recommendations regarding exercise that I can recall.) She lost 32 pounds in 30 days, for god's sake. HOW is that healthy?

Secondly (and this is just a personal thing for me, I guess) the diet just seems way too restrictive, and some of the rules just...don't make sense to me. During the first cycle (and maybe the second, I can't exactly recall) there are certain fruits you have to eliminate from your diet, and you aren't supposed to eat *any* fruit after 2 PM. I'm....not quite sure what that's supposed to accomplish. I guess I'm just the type of person who gives a serious side-eye to any diet plan that requires you to totally give up ANY food group, because, well, sure, you can do anything for 17 days, but....eventually you're going to start eating those foods again, and what happens then?

Like I said, I know several people who have *started* this diet, but only one who managed to stay with it; the others ended up having to give it up because it actually caused them physical problems (one girl I know started having fainting spells; one got through two cycles before her cholesterol and blood sugar went out of control; and one couldn't get through it because of the restrictive nature of the diet.)

I guess I just don't put any stock whatsoever in fad diets like this one. I think it's just a money-making racket (just like this Herbal Magic crap that's on the go now.) I certainly don't think that the 17-Day Diet is something that promotes *healthy* weight loss; any plan that allows you to lose more than 1-2 pounds a week screams "quackery" to me.
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Technically,it's longer then 17 days.There are 3 or 4 cycles (can't remember the exact number),each lasting 17 days.I think the theory is,you can do anything for 17 days,and you are mixing it up so you don't get bored and your body doesn't get used to the same thing for very long....or something like that.In the end can you lose? Sure! You can lose on almost any diet...but like others said,you have to learn how to eat to keep it off.I've read through the book and it seems like you would learn that,but that first cycle is what hasn't gotten me on it yet.
So the 17 day diet is in fact a two month day?

Talk about misleading names..
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