im going to be starting the 17 Day Diet by Dr Mike Moreno (it’s a book). It works in cycles of 17 days. For the first 17 days you go carb free and the book has a bunch of rules to follow: green tea with every meal, no fruits after 2pm, no more than 2 egg yolks a day, etc. Wait let me list them properly in case anyone wants to follow along.
- Remove skin from chicken or turkey
- Up to 2 eggs a day
- No fruit after 2pm - only 2 servings of fruit a day
- 2 servings of low fat probiotic such as yoghurt, a day
- No alcohol
- Green tea with every meal
- 8 glasses of water a day
- at least 17 minutes of exercise a day
- coffee taken with no milk or sugar
the book then goes onto list the foods you’re allowed to consume on the first 17 days. The rules change for the next cycle but I’ll list those when I reach them. If anyone is interested and wants me to list the meats, fish, fruits and veg allowed on the first cycle, let me know.
the book then gives a suggested meal plan for every day to follow. I live by myself so it will be easy to shop and prepare these meals and snacks without being distracted. I’ve run a few days through MFP and it usually comes to 700-1000 cals a day tbh so it’s fine.
I’ll be following exercises from Kayla Itsines’ HIIT Gym based program via the Sweat app, and aiming for 3-4 hour long walks a week.
I’ll be starting on Friday as I’ve got a date tomorrow, and am seeing a friend from out of town for dinner on Thursday. I plan to OMAD the next two days so I don’t majorly gain off the booze and food.
stats will go up on Friday when I start, and will be updated daily. Let me know if you have any questions or want to follow along! Xx
UPDATE: I completed cycle 1 + half of cycle 2, went from 69 to 63, then hit a major burn out. Changed gears to a 1200 intake, complimented with PWR workouts.