So far I am unimpressed with the 17 day diet. It has been 11 days and I have yet to lose any weight. As a matter of fact, I think I have gained about a half a pound.
I will admit that I have not followed exactly, but I haven't been far off either. I have my 2 fruits and 2 probiotics daily and try to time them correctly. For my meals I have protein and the veggies suggested. I cook with olive oil and add a bit of mayo to my salads along with vinegar to make the mayo go farther. I have been drinking 8+ glasses of water daily. I have cut down my diet soda consumption to 12 oz. daily. I am drinking a lot of green tea and occasionally a cup of black coffee. I exercise 30 minutes a day 5 days a week.
For 3 days each week my schedule turns upside down and I am eating during the night instead of the day. I do take Melatonin to help me sleep, as sleep is always a problem with this crazy schedule. Perhaps that is what is sabotaging my efforts.
Anyone out there have any suggestions? If I don't see some results in this first cycle, I am going to forget about this diet. However, I am still holding out hope that I will wake up one morning (or afternoon) soon and find myself several pounds lighter.
Sad thing is I bought the book and the workbook. Hope I didn't get ripped off. I really was hoping that this was not just another fad diet. The eating plan is so close to the Body for Life plan that I was sure it would work. And yet, my blood sugars are fantastic. As a matter of fact, I find myself having symptoms of hypoglycemia at times and have to eat something. That's a switch.