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17 Days Diet: How to Get Started on Rapid Weight Loss

Featured on Dr. Phil and The Doctors television program, the 17 Day Diet is gaining popularity in 2011 because of it’s simple premise with a hefty promise. Give Dr. Mike Moreno’s program 17 days of your time and you’ll see a dramatic change in the way you look in just 2 weeks. The 17-Day Diet includes a total lifestyle support regime, including healthy eating suggestions and a 17-minute daily fitness program.

The concept behind the 17-Day Diet is one of ‘body confusion.’ The plan follows four cycles, each of which is designed to throw your system into new phases of metabolic burn. Essentially, on the plan, you change what you’re doing every 17 days. “We call it metabolic, or body, confusion,” Dr. Mike explains. So, does the diet work?

“There is no scientific evidence to support the efficacy of calorie cycling or its effect on metabolism” says Mary Hartley, RD, MPH, the director of nutrition at Calorie Count. “There is no harm in calorie cycling temporarily or indefinitely and the process happens naturally for most people, who don’t eat or burn the same number of calories every day. But I am not in favor of focusing on any process that takes you away from attending to the lifestyle changes that you need to make and practice for permanent weight control ”

Still, Dr. Mike’s research indictates that the 17-Day Diet regime does help individuals looking to jump start their weight loss see dramatic results.

For more information on the 17-Day Diet, read user reviews on Amazon.com.

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