This popular diet was created by Californian Dr Michael Moreno. It has been
reported that a weight loss of 10-12 pounds is possible during the first cycle
of 17 days. The diet basically restricts the intake of 'bad' carbs initially
and then reintroduces 'good' carbs gradually back into the eating plan.
There are three cycles that each last 17 days. This is reported as preventing the boredom that often sets in with a diet after 2 weeks, and changing the menu and exercise can help the body burn more calories and fat.
1 - Accelerate - this is the most restrictive stage, allowing
for 1,200 calories a day and eliminating 'bad' carbs. This cycle is supposed
to discourage fat storage, encourage rapid weight-loss and is claimed to
be cleansing and fat burning.
Cycle 2 - Activate - this second stage resets the body's metabolism, allowing 200 more calories with the addition of two servings of 'healthy' carbs.
Cycle 3 - Achieve - the third stage increases the calorie allowance, and includes snacks and one serving of alcohol. This cycle is supposed to help develop good eating habits.
Cycle 4 - Arrive - this final stage is when
you reach your goal weight, and are maintaining it. An allowance is introduced
to allow treats or favourites at the weekend.
How does the diet work?
The diet is supposed to adjust your body metabolically, so that you continue to burn fat throughout the whole programme. You receive prepared meals weekly, delivered to your home.
A days eating on the diet might look like this:
Main ingredients of diet : chicken and turkey breast, eggs, seafood, yogurt, grapefruit, berries, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts,green tea.
General avoidance of refined sugar and all processed foods throughout the
diet. Advantages of the diet
Well organized eating plan with good variety of healthy meals.
Changing the diet plan every 17 days helps to increase your weight loss, and can help boost metabolism
Diet plan book only available online
Ready meals can be more expensive
Consult your doctor or medical professional before beginning any diet or exercise plan.