Drinking Water on the 17 Day Diet

Drinking water

One of the most common questions I get asked: does drinking water really help me lose weight?  If so, how much do I really have to drink? While following the 17 Day Diet, you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of pure water daily. When I say “pure water” this means just water.  Not tea, not

The 17 Day Diet Transitional Fast

17 Day Diet Transitional Fast

I want you to lose weight fast and easily. That’s why I created the 17 Day Diet Transitional Fast. Fasting is no longer the wicked stepmother of dieting. Increasingly, it is scientifically recognized as a safe, healthy, and fast way to take off weight. Although fasting has been around for centuries, new ways of fasting

5 High-Protein Foods You Need to Eat

High-Protein Foods

Eating high-protein foods is the key to staying healthy and losing weight. That’s why it’s such a critical component of the 17 Day Diet. Now, I don’t want you to eat two dozen eggs or two pounds of bacon everyday – that’s certainly NOT healthy. But, I do want you to get all the fat-burning

Sesame Fish

Sesame Fish

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: You can enjoy this flavorful sesame fish dish any night of the week.  It’s fast and easy to make, and if you’re not a fan of tilapia or salmon, you can choose any fish you prefer.  It’s also a great dish that you can add your own spin to just

Drinking Hot Lemon Water & Weight Loss

Drinking Hot Lemon Water

Drinking hot lemon water every morning can help you lose more weight! It’s a quick and easy way to boost your results and has numerous other health benefits like: 1. Aids in digestion. To reap the most digestive benefits, it’s important that the lemon water is warm or hot. Warm water first thing in the morning

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: Eggplant Parmesan is a comfort-food that’s perfect for a weeknight meal.  You can also easily double the recipe and serve a delicious and healthy meal to guests, or enjoy leftovers for lunch! The best part – all the ingredients are approved for any Cycle of the 17 Day Diet! NOTES:

She lost 50 pounds on the 17 Day Diet!

17 Day Diet Challenge Winner

Meet Madeleine…Our Latest 17 Day Diet Challenge Winner! The quarterly 17 Day Diet Challenges are the best and most fun way to reach your weight loss goals! It’s not just a diet, it’s a lifestyle.  The challenge gives you that extra layer of motivation and accountability you need to create a new you. I’m happy to

Get a Grip on Holiday Stress

holiday stress

Is your holiday stress rearing it’s ugly head again?  I’ve always thought the concept of stress attached to the word holiday was the ultimate contradiction. Shouldn’t a holiday be simply filled with joy and celebration? Yes! But…unfortunately, there is holiday stress and much of it is self-imposed. What is supposed to be a time of

Holiday Diet Tips: How to Eat, Drink and Be Merry without Overdoing it!

The holidays. It’s the time of year when the zippers on your clothes and the springs in your bathroom scale start getting really nervous. That’s because, for a lot of dieters, packing on pounds can be a holiday tradition. Statistics on weight gain throughout the holiday season show that you might gain five pounds if

Dr. Mike’s Power Cookie | 17 Day Diet Recipes

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: This cookie could be breakfast, dessert or a snack – your choice! You may see some ingredients that aren’t on one of the food cycle lists – don’t worry!  Dr. Mike believes that enjoying treats in moderation is fine and helps you stay consistent on the 17 Day Diet. Remember,

Am I Too Old to Lose Weight? 7 Tips for Successful Weight Loss After 40

losing weight after 40

It’s no secret that weight gets harder to manage as we age. Metabolism, muscle mass, and natural hormonal changes play a big part in women’s weight loss after 40. Many women feel that no matter how hard they exercise and how diligent they are about controlling what they eat, losing weight after 40 is an

How the 17 Day Diet Will Transform Your Health

17 Day Diet-body change-weight loss motivation

How exactly will the 17 Day Diet transform your health and body? I’ve broken down the dramatic phases of change that will occur throughout this process. You’re going to be focused on your body change and on losing pounds and inches. Some days, you might get a little discouraged if the scale doesn’t move down

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