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Take the 17 day diet challenge

Based on the revolutionary book by Dr. Mike Moreno, 17 Day Diet Challenge, the program helps you whittle your waistline and shed pounds fast.

The 17 Day Diet helps people slim down through a healthy lifestyle. See how Dr. Moreno’s program has already helped change peoples’ lives!

“In this Challenge, nobody is a loser. In the end, this is all about a lifestyle [change], it’s all about being healthy, feeling better,” said E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork.

So how exactly does Dr. Moreno’s diet work? It consists of four Cycles that promote fast, healthy weight loss: Accelerate, Activate, Achieve and Arrive.

Accelerate (17 days): This works to cleanse your system, removing unnecessary sugars. The cleansing accelerates weight loss by burning, and not storing, fat. Weight loss can be as great as 15 pounds during this Cycle. Foods for the first 17 days include Greek yogurt, green tea, eggs, fish, chicken breasts and low-sugar fruit, such as apples, berries and grapefruits, and vegetables.

Activate (17 days): This next Cycle retrains the metabolism by changing your caloric consumption and stimulating fat burning, which triggers sustained weight loss. Foods added during this Cycle include shellfish, lean meats,

natural starches, legumes and starchy vegetables.

Achieve (17 days): During this Cycle, good, healthy eating habits are developed through a re-introduction of additional foods that promote weight loss. Every food group is represented, with an emphasis on non-starchy vegetables and lean proteins. One alcoholic drink is allowed daily, and the amount of exercise is increased from 17 minutes a day for Cycles 1 and 2 to between 45 and 60 minutes most days of the week for Cycle 3. Foods added during this Cycle include poultry, such as turkey bacon, and high-fiber cereals and pasta.

Arrive (Ongoing): The final Cycle allows you to maintain your goal weight throughout the program and gives you the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods on weekends, while eating healthily during the week. From breakfast on Monday until lunch on Friday, meals should be from one of the previous Cycles, while during the weekend, you can enjoy your favorite foods and meals in moderation.

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