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The 17 Day Diet: A Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results [Hardcover]

Mike Moreno
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15 Mar 2011
Dr Mike Moreno's 17 Day Diet is a revolutionary new weight-loss programme that activates your skinny gene so that you burn fat day in and day out. The diet is structured around four 17-day cycles: Accelerate - the rapid weight loss portion that helps flush sugar and fat storage from your system; Activate-the metabolic restart portion with alternating low and high calorie days to help shed body fat; Achieve - this phase is about learning to control portions and introducing new fitness routines; Arrive - A combination of the first three cycles to keep good habits up for good. Each cycle changes your calorie count and the food that you're eating. The variation that Dr. Mike calls 'body confusion' is designed to keep your metabolism guessing. This is not a diet that relies on a tiny list of approved foods, gruelling exercise routines, or unrealistic calorie counts that leave you hungry and unfulfilled. Each phase comes with extensive lists of what dieters can and can't eat while on the phase, but also offers acceptable cheats. He advises readers not to drink while on the diet, but concedes that if they absolutely have to then they should at least drink red wine. Dr Mike knows that a diet can only work if it's compatible with the real world, and so he's designed the programme with usability as a top priority.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press; 1 edition (15 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615419178
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615419176
  • ASIN: 1451648650
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9.2 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 724,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Give yourself a full body MOT with these new turbocharged diets, workouts, treatments and products - all guaranteed to get your body in top gear...Currently storming The New York Times best-seller list, The 17 Day Diet by Dr Mike Moreno claims to wake up your `skinny gene' in just two weeks. Based on new research showing that losing weight quickly helps you keep off the bulge long term, the US doctor has come up with a nutrient-packed diet plan designed to melt away the pounds pronto...Moreno claims an average person can lose half a stone in the first 17 days alone. Bikini, here we come!' Annabel Jones, Grazia

'17 Days to a Bikini Body - I can sum up this diet in two words: fast results' Daily Express

'If you're kicking off the year with diets on your mind, it could be worth giving this one a shot. With recipes, an exercise programme, FAQs and advice, it's definitely worth a go' --Closer --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Dr Michael Rafael Moreno, better known as 'Dr Mike', is a graduate of the University of California. Dr Mike practices family medicine in San Diego and sits on the board of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2008, he launched 'Walk with Your Doc' - an exercise initiative that began when he offered to walk with a patient to motivate her to exercise and has since grown into a thriving community. Dr Mike takes pride in being viewed not only as a doctor, but also as a friend and confidant. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
By Laroo
Really enjoying this way of eating. Just a healthy way of eating done in 4 stages of 17 days each. I have never stuck to a program so easily and I am most days truly not hungry. I have been on the 17 day diet for 12 days and I am 7lbs down and I even had a chicken curry for dinner tonight. I can see myself sticking to this forever. Very well written, easy to understand and adapt to. Highly recommend this book if you want to make a change to your eating habits without going hungry and feeling as though your on some crazy unsustainable diet.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 day wonder! 23 May 2011
i saw this when on holiday in florida and thought i'd give it a go. starting weight 15st 1lb. i'm a regular runner but was finding it hard to shift the pounds, and believe me i was running 15-20 miles a week at 7.5 mph average. read the book. cut out sugar and tried to keep to the word of it but in the end i did stray slightly!!
heres the great news. been on the diet now for 28 days and weight now....... 13st 10lbs. easiest weight i have ever lost and have only been running about 6 miles per week as wanted to see how the diet on its own would work. wish this had been around years ago. has really educated me into what my body does and doesnt really need. 5 stars plus for this. ps i'm 43 years old and 5' 11"
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really easy to follow 24 April 2011
By marley
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Really easy to follow, and even if you are only looking to loose 10lbs you can do so fast then move on to maintaining your goal weight. Worth the money and def makes you think about what you are eating.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Sense..... 4 July 2011
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Dr Mereno has captured common sense and sets it out in 17 day chunks for those of us with weak will power to follow. While his menus may not be either varied or mouth watering, the principle of cutting out all 'rubbish' works every time. He also plans to keep motivation going so that your eating bad habits are broken over the initial 17 day cycles (apparently it takes 43 days of practice to change a behaviour) and then you re-establish good eating habits over the final cycle. He does not shy away from telling us that to maintain a healthy weight requires a lifelong adherence to these principles but that is hardly a surprise. However, if you follow the plan, you should find, as I did, that the immediate improvement in general wellbeing will indeed motivate you to stick with it well after you have shifted those pesky surplus pounds. Highly recommended.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I would recomned 16 May 2011
Very impressed with this book - have tried loads of fad diets including weight watchers and slimming world nothiing of which had quick and noticeable effects.

This book is very informative and easy to follow, the first 17 days are a detox with no carbs or dairy allowed, the second 17 day cycle allows you to itroduce some carbs (brown rice, etc) the 3rd 17 days cycle allows you to introduce even more carbs (brown rice, wholemeal pasta, brown bread) and the final stage is the maintaining stage on which you are encouraged to eat healthy for 5 days a week and have a treat on the other two days.

The book encourage fast weight loss but also allows you to maintain the loss.

I am 6 days into the second 17 day cycle and have lost 1 and 1/2 stone!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More a change of lifestyle than a diet 19 April 2011
Got the book last week and how glad I am that I did. I only started on the diet 4 days ago and I am already 4 lbs down. There are no restricted eating plans and calorie counting which makes it easy to follow. Dr Mike's explanations are simplified (no doctor gibberish that no one understands) and the book is very easy to read. Out with Weight Watchers and in with Dr Mike
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great diet for quick results 17 July 2011
By yvonne
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the first couple of days were quite hard but realised we were not drinking enough fluid. we used all the recipes and stuck to the diet for the full 17 days, three of us followed the plan and we lost between 9 and 12 pounds i only needed to lose 10lbs and lost it all. we enjoyed all the food and did not find it boring. the only down side is there is a lot of food preperation and most of the food is fresh i was constantly shopping, however the results are worth it. i will continue to use the plan and work through the other stages.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm on day 23 11 July 2011
By Holly
The content is really clear and well-explained. I was a little apprehensive before reading it, thinking that it might be another ridiculous diet where you can only eat onions or something, but it's basically a healthy eating plan with some extra tips that speed up weight loss. So far, I've lost 5lbs so if you want to do lose weight in a short space of time but in a healthy, non-drastic sort of way, then I think it'll work. It also provides some variations for different cuisines and even has a special diet when you're going through that monthly curse!

I bought mine direct from Amazon and got very quick delivery and a great saving... it's 12.99 in bookstores.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
Followed religiously, lost no weight, completely bored with food choices. Just another fad. Gave up processed flour, lost 16lb! Go figure!
Published 25 days ago by Midge
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray a healthy diet that works and fits into your lifestyle.
This works. It is a low carb, high lean protein diet. It allows you to eat certain fruits and limitless select vegetables. Includes many recipe ideas. Read more
Published 1 month ago by helsminx
5.0 out of 5 stars It Really Works!!!!!
This is the most successful diet aid that I have tried. It really does work - in 17 days you will lose up to 10-12 possible more if you follow the 17 day dietary programme... Read more
Published 3 months ago by AMP McKee
5.0 out of 5 stars Good motivational book!
Good book with great motivational tools, if you are looking for something to start a diet with read this book. Read more
Published 4 months ago by E. English
4.0 out of 5 stars A book that works if you stick to it.
I followed this book for about 10 days wasn't keen on some of the receipes and got bored so gave up, but in those 10 days i did actually lose weight. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. C. Nelson
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money
This book is very good, everything is explained very well, and I have seen it work in friends in amazing ways, for me however was a bit hard to follow but that was down to my luck... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Raquel
5.0 out of 5 stars great weight loss
Great book and it really works never eaten so much and lost 5 kilos in first 17 days only down side is not very clear on following sessions but after re reading a few times think i... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Julie
1.0 out of 5 stars The format on kindle is unreadable in places
Some important parts of the book do not allow for magnificaton on kindle and are therefore unreadable. I wouldn't advise anyone to waste their money on this format.
Published 10 months ago by susanna hills
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
A great book, easy to read and informative. I've tried all the diets out there and can honestly say this is the best one ever, I loved it so much I bought the diet book for my... Read more
Published 10 months ago by MRS D SANGSTER
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick results
I have only been on this for 3 weeks, and in the first 17 days lost 12 pounds. Simple, easy and you never get hungry. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Fiona Confrey
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