Last night for a candy bar! Tomorrow begins the first leg of the 17 day diet plan. I chose this plan due to it’s high recommendation, by friends. The 17 day diet is not simply 17 days; wouldn’t it be nice? The 17 day diet is 3 phases of 17 days each, and then a maintenance plan. The first phase – accelerate; second phase – activate; third phase – achieve; the final lifetime phase – arrive.
The design of the accelerate phase, as I understand, will detox my body and launch me rather quickly into losing weight. The accelerate phase will provide encouragement and motivation as one could possibly lose 10-12 pounds in the first 17 days. I must keep in mind my goal is not all about weight, but to feel better, to have more energy and better health. I love carbs, I love sweets, and I love diet sodas; every one of these items eliminated for the next 17 days. Diet sodas should be eliminated for all time or at the very least a special treat. Oh my, I am already fudging. 🙂
Dr. Mike, I hope he won’t mind that I referred to him as Dr. Mike, states in his article, “if you don’t want to get sick (who does?) and desire to delay aging (who doesn’t ), stay in a good mood and feel wonderful, in general, then a healthy digestive system should be a priority. When our digestive system is in trouble, even the most nutritious diet won’t help”. “Signs of an aging digestive system include symptoms ranging from the rather benign, such as frequent constipation, two semi-serious diseases like Gerd, ulcers, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, to the life-threatening, such as colorectal cancer”. Probiotics are needed for a healthy digestive system. Note to self….. add to shopping list.
Part of aging gracefully is having good health and feeling well. When we feel good, when we feel rested, when we feel healthy, when we have more energy, when our body is working to optimum efficiency the world’s simply a better place to live.
Let the 17 Day Diet Challenge begin 🙂
Until next time,