18 days ago I decided to give my diet an overhaul and started the 17 day diet. I lost 12 lbs!!! I journaled my results in this thread: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1308169/the-17-day-diet-a-journal
The diet is based on the premise that "you can do anything for 17 days". The focus is on clean eating- no refined sugars, no processed/packaged foods. In the first 17 days the focus is on lean proteins, lots of veggies, especially green/leafy ones, probiotics and limited fruits and fats. One variation that I made is that I am not really limiting good fats.
For this stage (activate) the focus remains on lean proteins, lots of veggies, especially green/leafy ones, probiotics and limited fruits but you add in whole grains, legumes and whole food complex carbs. The catch is you can only eat those foods every other day. It is basically calorie cycling to keep your metabolism up.
So the purposed of this thread is basically for accountability. I will continue to post throughout the day when possible. I am also going to start tracking my exercise as well.
If you are reading, thanks. Any support would greatly appreciated! And since it is a public message you are welcome to tell me what an idiot I am being too!
Friday April 8: weight in to get starting point
Weds April 13: start diet
Friday April 15: down 6 pounds
Friday April 23: down 4 pounds
Friday April 29: down 2 pounds