During my haircut this weekend I noticed my stylist looking visibly thinner. I asked her to share her secret, and she had just started the 17 Day Diet a week ago (and lost 7 pounds!). It was enough for me to go out and buy the book. Several of you seemed curious so I thought I'd sum up what I've learned so far... Basically, there are four 17 day phases designed to rapidly lose weight, restart your metabolism, and train your body into healthier habits.
Phase 1: Accelerate- the rapid weight loss portion, which helps flush sugar and fat storage from your system
Phase 2: Activate- the metabolic restart portion, with alternating low and high calorie days to help shed body fat
Phase 3: Achieve- a phase that involves learning to control portions and introducing new fitness routines
Phase 4: Arrive- a combination of the first three cycles to keep good habits up for good
At first I was a bit skeptical, because how can you healthily lose weight so quickly? Obviously everything is explained in the book in much better terms (and supported with medical research). I'm postponing my start date since I'll be out of town, so June first is my new goal. Well see if it really works! Who's with me?