17 Day Diet plan
Tyla February 7, , 2: The Wild Diet follows this principle: Then I read on the internet that women over 40 need a certain amount of carbs or the hormones can get out of whack. They are the most likely to carry metals like methylmercury, which is considered a toxin. I need to lose about 70 lbs.
TIP #2: YOU CAN EAT BACON, BUTTER & STEAK WHILE DROPPING FAT
Is it really necessary to have all the extra water or can I change and just drink the water and not the tea. I was wondering if your allowed to eat dill pickles and also whey protein either shakes or powder?
For whey protein powder and shakes, again check the ingredients sometimes other things are added, including sweeteners. I did great on cycle 1 losing 8 lbs!
But after a few days on cycle 2 I fell off the wagon for about 2 weeks. Think about how well you did on this diet — repeat phase 1 and then try to move to phase 2 again. If you just had a small deviation from the diet, take it as a learning experience not to repeat, and move on. I have lost 19 lbs so far. It looks like the ingredients are fructose, lactose monohydrate milk , and sometimes sucrose or corn starch.
Mike advises you to avoid all sugars on this diet, including fructose and sucrose. The Breakthrough Solution is the latest version. It contains more information on the foods that are encouraged at each stage, the benefits of friendly gut bacteria, why to drink a lot of water, the exercise plans, cultural tweaks, sample menus, and recipes.
The Breakthrough Solution also has information on Contour Foods and the Transitional Day Fast, supplementation, exercise workouts for spot reduction, more recipes, and more meal plans. Thanks for blogging, this is great! So hummus, which is made from chickpeas, would be out. I need the chicken soup recipe from this book. It is so delicious and I have let someone borrow my book.
This is the recipe where you bake the chicken breasts. The author shares it on Facebook: I started cycle 2 today. My question is can I eat beef all day or does that need to be done by 2: Hallo i am in cycle 1 and i live in Jordan we do not have cottage cheese what we have is Halloumi cheese I was wondering can I substitute the halloumi for cottage cheese and whats the permitted amount??
Cottage cheese is listed as a probiotic in the book, and only the live active cottage cheese is suggested. Maybe try lebne instead? Through all of my years of watching my weight and many diets, this is the only eating plan that has worked.
I have lost I consider this a lifestyle change. Very seldom do I have a craving for something sweet. I no longer eat processed bread, pasta, or sweets.
I eat potatoes twice a month. I have a question regarding bulgar lentils and rice?? When the book says grams is this the dry weight or cooked weight Do we measure precooked or after. When the book says grams is this the dry weight or cooked weight Do we measure precooked or after Since in jordan all beans and rice and all other grains are stored dry And the weight differs when cooled Can you help me out Thanks.
Hi, can you tell me if I could have a herbalife shake for breakfast made with water? Also, what about sweetcorn and peas in the first 17 days? Look at the ingredients of the shakes. It looks like the second ingredient in many of them is fructose, basically sugar. All types of sugar are supposed to be avoided in all phases of this diet. It says you can eat shell peas e. I am waiting for the book, but reading the lists I could not find avocados — except as part of the good fat cycle 3 — is that the oil?
Can I replace 1 egg with some slices of avocados? Or eat it instead of lean protein options? I had just bought some at Costco thinking they were ok and now I have no idea what to do?!
Looking through the original book and the breakthrough edition, in both books it says that avocados the fruit are for cycles 3 and 4, not for cycles 1 and 2. If you feel it would be okay, you could try to have a little on Activate days. Have been on the Day plan for 3 months with a weight loss of 50 pounds.
This plan is working for me. I walk for my exercise. I added venison since it is a very lean meat. Doctor decreased all my meds. Try it, you have nothing to lose but weight. There are also recipes in the 17 Day Diet Cookbook , including smoothies, frittata, omelette, scramble.
I cook a few pounds and freeze in serving sizes. Then it is quick to thaw and warm up. Ready in minutes. I also use leftover chicken, diced, fried with tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, onions and seasoned. I also eat low carb turkey meatloaf or Greek yogurt. Most of the sugar is from the added fruit. Jenny have been on the diet 9 days and lost 9 lbs. Its been fairly easy. I have 12 more to go to be at goal wt. My question is — I really enjoy and need— Crackling Oat Bran in my diet.
It does have sugar in it. Just wondering if that will ever be allowed in my eating plan. What are you thoughts? That does look tasty — and wow, it has a lot of sugar! I tried this diet a few years ago and lost over 30lbs. Then it just stopped working. I have gained 20lbs back after 2 years of health issues, I was thinking of trying this again, but have some new food restrictions that I am not sure how to manage with this diet, as last time they were the staples for my breakfast and snacks.
After going through some health issues, I have discovered that I have a severe intolerance to all dairy and egg whites. So my go to greek yoghurt and scrambled egg whites for breakfast are a no go. With no grains in Cycle one, I am at a loss as to what to eat.
I also have a severe allergy to soy and all legumes, so that protein option is out as well. Any suggestions would be appreciated. One trick is to eat leftovers or non-breakfast foods at breakfast time — it can take some getting used to, but leftovers take very little preparation! You could try to substitute some of the ingredients in the shakes — e. Or bacon, sausage, or other breakfast meats with vegetables. Try herbs, spices, lemon or lime juice, vinegar, hot sauce, low-salt soy sauce, or salt-free seasoning blends.
I am on day3 of cycle 1. I am unclear as to when to drink the green tea. Before, after or with a meal? Drinking so much water and tea helps keep me from feeling too hungry.
Mike recommends that you have green tea with your meals. The book mentions patern of diet as follows: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks But the book also says not to have fruits after 2 pm. So what is the exact time to have snacks?? If you feel the need to have a snack after 2pm, choose a snack without fruit in it.
Sea Salt, Stevia, Natural Flavors. Almonds and Milk Derived Ingredients Only 3g net carbs. Thanks for including the list of ingredients! Whey powder — Dr. Mike lists this as a superfood in the Breakthrough edition Oligosaccharides — these could be considered a starch, only to be eaten before 2pm on Activate days Erythritol — this is an ingredient in Truvia, which Dr.
Mike says is okay for all phases Unsweetened chocolate, cocoa, and cocoa powder — these may be an issue — Dr. Mike only specifically allows dark chocolate or low-calorie cocoa in small amounts during the week of your period. On his website page about needing dessert on your diet , he says chocolate is okay with the 3-bite rule. Does that mean cereals like Gluten Free Rice Chex?
I was really surprised!! I am considering trying this diet. If I take a daily probiotic capsule, do I have to eat yogurt? I really do not like yogurt very much. Also, can the fruit be skipped? Not a big fan. From page 80 of the Breakthrough Edition: Look for a probiotic supplement that contains 10 to 20 billion colony -forming units CFUs.
These supplements usually need to be kept in the fridge. Read the label to learn how to store it. Mike is a big advocate of eating lower-sugar fruit — especially to replace processed sugary foods.
Do you have something in mind you would eat instead on the snacks that call for fruit? Thank you so much for all the information on this website, its even easier to follow than the book which I have.
Its so liberating not to have to count calories in everything that you put in your mouth. If you follow this to the letter you WILL lose weight.
How does raw chocolate, i. Can I make a hot chocolate with cacao powder and water for instance? The only times Dr. Good point Penny, perhaps count it as a natural starch. As always Penny your a wealth of knowledge! Hi, I am one cycle 1 and was recently diagnosed with diverticulitis. Fresh vegetables are out of the questions what other vegetables would you recommend?
The first time I completed the 17 day diet I lost 30lbs. Its has been about a year and I have gained a little back so I am starting over I only have about 24 more lbs to loss to hit my goal weight.
I love this diet!! Where did you hear that fresh vegetables were out of the question? Some say to avoid cruciferous vegetables during flare-ups cabbage family, including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, anything else that smells the same when cooked , but others encourage eating it.
These are all cold uses, so cold green tea should be fine. After the first two cycles I was right at my ideal weight and.
The first time my husband and I did the diet, he weighed around and by the maintenance cycle he was down to I will say, it works MUCH better when my husband and I do this diet together as we motivate each other to stick with it. Overall, though, I know I can always lose some weight and get back into healthy eating habits by coming back to this diet time and time again, as needed. I just started this diet 12 days ago and love it! I was worried about my sweet tooth after supper. Part of this diet is coming off your sugar addiction.
Could you try something completely different like a peppermint tea, or going for a walk? I recently bought the book and want to try out this diet. Im a little confused about snacks. What I want to know is if I have 4 or 5 meals a day including snacks. Can I move snacks during the day, for example have one before lunch or before dinner? And one more question.
I really dont like green tea to the point I feel sick but I love black tea. Can I dring black instead of green — meal plan calls for green. The moral of this study is: The 17 Day Diet allows you to snack between your main meals. In fact, I want you to eat something every three hours.
If you go too long without eating, or if you skip meals, your body senses that food is scarce, so it clings to its energy reserve, which is fat. Then when you finally eat something, insulin shoots higher than normal in an effort to process the calories coming in. At that point, a fat-storing enzyme called lipoprotein lipase increases too, and starts packing away the newly eaten calories as fat.
This powder is very high in antioxidants. Coffee is also permitted on the 17 Day Diet. The caffeine kicks your metabolism into high gear. Caffeine also jump-starts the breakdown of fat in the body. In cycle 1 the book says the kefir should be low-fat. In cycle 2, you can use whole milk products including whole milk kefir on Activate days.
In cycles 3 and 4, you can use whole milk products including whole milk kefir. I was hoping you could tell me if fat-free sour cream and salsa are permitted in Cycle 1? Look at the ingredients of the salsa — most of the usual ingredients for salsa are okay, such as tomatoes, onions, garlic, and cilantro.
Thanks for the quick response to my previous questions. I started that diet on Monday. Im planning my groceries ahead so I have checked what I need for the next few days I follow the meal plan from the book. I have noticed that on Cycle 1 Day 4, snacks are not listed. I was wondering if it is an error in a book or is it because there is kefir with fruit on breakfast and then super salad with again yogurt with fruit for dessert for lunch — so its already 2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of probiotic.
Should I skip snacks completely or should I eat vegetables from the list as snack? I only use decaf green tea — will I lose some of the advantages of the tea? Will my weight loss be hindered? It contains some caffeine, but offers compounds that help burn fat.
And green tea powder is suggested as an alternative to green tea, so altered versions appear to be okay. Hello I am on cycle 3 and and i wanted to ask is watermelon permitted??
And how many grams per serving And does this apply to melons as well?? There are a couple of recipes with melons in cycle 3, which allows virtually any fresh fruit.
Serving size is listed as 1 cup of melon balls this ties in with the given serving size in cycle 3 of 1 cup chopped fresh fruit. I have been on cycle 1 for 15 days and lost 4 lbs. My problem is with constipation- never had that problem before. I do add about a Tsp of Chia with my morning snack of yogurt in the morning, it helps but do not go daily like I used to. The ingredients listed are organic brown rice and water. In cycles 1 and 2, no pastas are allowed, even brown rice pasta.
In cycle 3, brown rice pasta as you described would be okay. I am on day 11 and i am down 10lbs. Im very strict with following the plan. I relize im not going regularly. Is it ok on cycle 1 to take benefiber? Also I eat greek light and fit stawberry cheesecake yogurt is this ok? No fat 6g sugar. But I see all yogurt has sugar. Whats the best to eat or is mine ok? Natural yogurt has natural sugars; you need to be avoiding added sugars.
Look at the ingredients list, not just the nutrition facts panel. Make sure that none of the ingredients are sugar or sugar with a sneaky name. So is greek nonfat vanilla flavored yogart ok? Also the constipation, I eat romain lettuce n broccoli. I have been going but very minimal..
I also drink plus oz a day of water n 3 8oz cuos of green tea.. Every time, you have to look at the ingredients. It might be nonfat, but does it have added sugar? Which would be optimal? I would like to know in wich cycle I can eat beets.. And watch out for added sugar. Just wondering if there are calorie restrictions to this diet? If you can eat all the protein you want, wont you gain weight if you eat too much?
Calorie in vs Calorie out? And you can only have lean meat on those days. Can I have watermelon in phase 1 or 2? Hi Jolene, The only time melons are mentioned in the books are in a recipe for Achieve cycle 3 and the PMS exception diet. Plz I need ur assistance on the kind of nuts I should take..
I mostly like cashewnuts unsalted ones and peanuts are thy okay for cycle one. Hi, i just came across this website very informative. My question, i normally dont take dinner is that okay with this diet. I would like to make turkey meatballs bur prefer them with marinara sauce , as it says its okay in stage 1.
Marinara sauce usually has some sugar. Are there any recipes without sugar or commercial brands? The book suggests looking for low-carb marinara sauce.
You can also do a recipe search for marinara and leave out the sugar. The books have cycle 1 recipes, including a variety of salads, eggplant parmesan, ceviche, sesame fish, poached salmon, low-carb primavera delight. There are 2 recipes in the book that contain olives and are for use on cycles 1 to 4 — so yes, it looks like you can eat olives on any of the first three cycles.
Is it OK to start the fast breakthrough before starting cycle1? I know it says you can do it in between the cycles, but, Would it hurt to begin with the fast breakthrough? I am just starting on the 17 day diet and was wondering if I could roast my vegetables instead of steaming them? Also, are calamata olives or capers allowed?
Oven-roasted vegetables are included in the dinner menu for day 12 of Cycle 1 Accelerate Breakthrough Edition only. Steaming vegetables is a great way to keep nutrients from escaping. Roasting takes longer to cook than steaming, so you should probably stick to steaming most of the time. There are 2 recipes in the book that contain olives and are for use on cycles 1 to 4. Hi Christina, In cycle 1, Dr. Mike says that you can have Greek-style, low-fat yogurt. It can be plain or sugar-free fruit flavored.
It should have live active cultures so it acts as a probiotic. I did try this diet.. You should be eating a lot of veggies on the 17 day diet, and they contain natural fiber — why would you need metamucil as well? I just started the 17 day diet. Just wondering if canned chicken or turkey flakes of chicken or turkey is allowed in cycle 1. What about skinless boneless chicken thighs or any poultry dark meat? Canned fish in water is allowed in phase 1, and skinless chicken and turkey breast are allowed.
For the canned chicken and turkey, are they skinless breast, and are they canned in water or another food allowed in cycle 1? I have a question!
I am on day 7 of this diet and I lost a few pounds, not much. So I am wondering what I am doing wrong. Occasionally during the week I come home late from work which results in me eating dinner around 9pm..
Would this be why? Please advise on what time would be latest to have dinner in order to promote weight loss. The list only mentions Canned tuna…. Also is a raw protein powder acceptable?
Mine is low in carbs and fats. They are the most likely to carry metals like methylmercury, which is considered a toxin. Has anyone found any protein bars that work in any of the cycles? Dear all, I was wondering, I have to lose 5 kg in next 3 weeks.
I am not skinny but I will be with 5 kg less. Does anyone had similar success? I started cycle 1, and I will be disciplined but just some support would be very nice, or at least comment that is possible … thank you. Nuts or seeds unoiled are allowed in cycle 3 and therefore cycle 4 as well. So, almonds would be allowed at that time. Hi, I have done low carbs diet before, but unfortunately gained the weight back. My question is about glucophage pills with the 17days diet and about the lactose free milk.
That way you get the full variety of foods. Can you tell me if diet soda is allowed as long as I am drinking the suggested amount of water each day? Hallo I am at cycle 3 I read that muesli is allowed in cycle 3??? But how much grams and is any type of it allowed?? Are you using plain flavor, or one of the fruit flavors? Plain kefir still has some natural sugars in it, even if the only ingredients are milk which naturally contains lactose, a sugar and live active cultures.
Check the ingredients to see if there are any added sugars. Coconut water is actually kinda sweet. According to this article on coconut water , a ml bottle of coconut water can contain 2 tsp of sugar. It might be best to wait until cycle 4. Relish by Daphne Oz What to eat and foods to avoid. This site rocks the Classic Responsive Skin for Thesis. The 17 Day Diet by Mike Moreno: Food list — What to eat and foods to avoid by Penny Hammond on May 25, Dawn Olton October 10, , 8: Penny Hammond October 11, , 8: Carl January 9, , 2: What do i do if i cant eat eggs m trying this plan but i just cant do it thanks bye.
Penny Hammond January 9, , 7: Penny Hammond January 17, , 8: It looks like it the serving size is for cooked grains like rice, not uncooked. Diane Cullipher January 19, , 4: Pls name some brands of yogurt. Penny Hammond January 19, , 6: Jodi April 2, , 2: You can eat CarbMaster Yogurt from Kroger. Penny Hammond April 2, , 6: Martha April 22, , 3: Carissa August 6, , 8: Renee January 19, , 8: Cindy Lister January 26, , 8: Penny Hammond January 27, , 8: Christine November 21, , 4: Honey has a TON of carbs in each serving.
I would avoid eating it on this diet. Sophia February 1, , Penny Hammond February 3, , When are they allowed? Renecia February 3, , 1: Start with Cycle 1, then Cycle 2, then Cycle 3.
When you reach your goal weight, move to Cycle 4, the lifetime maintenance diet. Lindsey February 3, , 8: Allison February 5, , 9: Penny Hammond February 5, , Hold out on cycle 1 for 17 days and then move on to cycle 2 to have more variety.
Tina Nano February 5, , Penny Hammond February 6, , 8: Tyla February 7, , 2: Penny Hammond February 7, , 7: Greg February 9, , 2: Penny Hammond February 11, , 8: Calitia February 15, , Is it normal to feel dizzy, hungry, and weak while on cycle 1?
Penny Hammond February 16, , 4: Patty February 16, , 6: April February 17, , 2: Penny Hammond February 17, , 7: Thanks for the tips! Unsweetened almond milk is allowed from cycle 3…. Kristin Ramsden February 24, , Penny Hammond February 24, , 3: Bob March 15, , Grace July 10, , Johanne louise March 1, , 7: Penny Hammond March 2, , 3: Penny Hammond March 2, , 6: Most people maintain their weight on cycles 2 and 3, rather than gaining weight.
Laura A McCorry March 11, , 4: Char November 30, , 6: McCorry, it is so disheartening to regain what we work so hard to lose! Bev March 11, , 6: Penny Hammond March 11, , 7: Stephanie January 25, , 5: Angie March 20, , 2: Penny Hammond March 23, , 1: Genia March 22, , 9: Penny Hammond March 23, , 2: CP March 23, , Penny Hammond April 6, , Anna April 1, , 4: Penny Hammond April 6, , 3: Solange April 7, , Penny Hammond April 8, , Lisa April 8, , It should be okay to use lemon in your water throughout the day.
Diane April 16, , 6: Can you tell when I can use Mayo with olive oil, Cycle 1 or Cycle 2? Thank you in advance. Penny Hammond April 17, , 4: Lauri April 26, , I love dates with cottage cheese. Is dates allowed during pgase 1. Penny Hammond April 27, , Carol Powell April 27, , Penny Hammond April 27, , 1: It looks like a vegetable and fruit smoothie with a plant based protein powder would be okay.
Donna April 29, , 4: Penny Hammond April 30, , Leah April 30, , 2: Penny Hammond April 30, , 6: Rosa M April 30, , 3: My question is if I can eat sugar free gelatin during cicle 1?
May 1, , Penny Hammond May 1, , Helen D May 12, , 5: Penny Hammond May 13, , 7: Kassandra May 13, , Penny Hammond May 13, , 8: Sheryl Spear May 16, , 9: Is it ok to use probiotics in supplement form? Penny Hammond May 18, , 1: Frank Matcovich May 19, , 4: Hi, I am confused about what kind of yogurt can be eaten in stage one, it seems that the low fat yogurt has more sugar, also is there any kind of milk that you can put in your coffee in stage 1.
Penny Hammond May 20, , 2: Chrissie June 26, , Kassandra May 20, , Pat May 21, , 1: When can you eat legumes? Just started diet doing ok. Penny Hammond May 25, , 1: Sheryl Spear May 23, , 6: Penny Hammond May 25, , 2: Jeannie May 28, , 2: Penny Hammond May 29, , 6: Nel May 30, , 5: Penny Hammond May 30, , 5: J June 5, , So does this mean no coffee once so ever the only thing you can drink is water.. Penny Hammond June 8, , 1: Deb June 7, , What beverages are allowed.
Sofia June 9, , 6: Hello, I am on diet for almost a week. Penny Hammond June 10, , 5: Hello Sofia, 2 kg sounds like a lot of weight loss for under a week! Jaime March 11, , I thought kefir was a probiotic and not allowed after 2pm? Penny Hammond March 15, , 5: Mary June 9, , 3: KC June 16, , 6: Can I eat bread during the first cycle? Penny Hammond June 19, , 5: Lauren K June 21, , 6: Penny Hammond June 22, , 1: Susan S December 26, , Penny Hammond December 26, , 2: Rachel H June 23, , 7: Penny Hammond June 24, , 6: Corina m July 3, , Penny Hammond July 3, , Renae Jones July 3, , Bobbi July 8, , 2: Is gum allowed on this diet if it is sugar-free?
Penny Hammond July 9, , 7: DT July 16, , 9: Penny Hammond July 17, , 7: Monica July 21, , Penny Hammond July 21, , 7: Maite July 24, , 9: Is air popped popcorn allowed on any of the cycles? Penny Hammond August 4, , 5: Robin July 25, , 5: Regina July 25, , 7: Penny Hammond August 4, , 6: Jennifer Steffens August 13, , Penny Hammond August 13, , 2: Jennifer Steffens August 13, , 4: Ann August 14, , 3: Why no fruit or starches after 2: Penny Hammond August 17, , 8: Angie R August 17, , Bonnie September 1, , 9: Penny Hammond September 2, , Hillary September 3, , 7: Penny Hammond September 4, , 7: Mona September 19, , Penny Hammond September 21, , I ate a few nuts in cycle 1 the first two days.
Does that mean I restart? Penny Hammond October 12, , 7: Heather October 15, , 8: Penny Hammond October 15, , Ineia October 16, , 3: Can I use whey low sweetener? Penny Hammond October 16, , 3: May Reynolds October 23, , 2: Good Day Do i just need the book to go on the dieet? Please let me know. Penny Hammond October 23, , 3: Erin Kornstadt October 23, , Penny Hammond October 27, , Oh and what about hummus?!?! Vicki October 31, , 5: Penny Hammond October 31, , 7: Shyrll Bryant November 6, , 3: Penny Hammond November 7, , 7: Tamara November 12, , Penny Hammond November 13, , 7: Heather November 14, , 5: Tamara November 20, , When the book says grams is this the dry weight or cooked weight Do we measure precooked or after Thanks.
Penny Hammond November 21, , 6: Tamara November 21, , 7: Penny Hammond November 23, , 2: Him and Cisson have really changed the way I look at health and nutrition and even exercising.
I realized that I no longer have to run 10 miles a day to be healthy. It is more important what I put into my body. Thanks a lot Abel, for what you have done and I really appreciate your courage in sharing these concepts with the world, despite all the contrary information out there. I look younger, I feel younger, I feel like I have the perfect combination of feminized and masculine traits that we all inherently possess. Abel… Thank you so much for all your hard work!
You are an inspiration to me. Why the heck did it take us so long to come full circle? Wow, 9 pounds in a week! Eating real food just works. And being full instead of hungry all the time? I still have 90 lbs to go. Any tips on how to tackle that? Duh, minimize sugar, processed foods, and carbs and add more fruit and veggies. Many people are trained to think that what is offered to them as meals by stores and restaurants are actually nutritious. I guess Im lucky that my parents were raised on farms with chickens, eggs and gardens in the backyards untainted by food manufacturing and that we grew up gardening and going to the butcher for our meat.
I feel sad for the children growing up with parents who did not have this nutritional foundation and are confused manipulated by confusing and mixed messages about food, fitness, meds and health. From the thin Chinese to ancient Aztecs — humans have been eating high carb for thousands of years. Secondly is India for Tpe 2 Diabetes rate.
Third is the USA, but we have a very diverse popultaion. Downloaded all available episodes of your podcast recently and listened to them all one-by-one in the car. I made a contribution to the upkeep of the show because I see real value in what you and your guests have to say. Great show and great informed guests providing fantastic information. Waiting for the next episode now. Thanks for stopping by. You can grab a hardcopy of The Wild Diet on Amazon here: Second, I would like to give a quick background of myself.
I am 23 years old living in northern Michigan Boyne city. I work as a personal trainer and manage at a gym and am avidly researching more about nutrition and fitness, as well as sharing ideas in classes and hope to be in med school at U of M in the near future.
Third, in April of I was lb, had smoked cigarettes for 6 years, and was in catastrophic health. At 21 years old, my risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer was high to say the least. I decided to follow a high carb low fat diet rich in fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and no processed food or liquids. No candy, no soda, only raw natural foods.. In 8 months I was down 80 lbs, and lost 40 more in the following year.
I seemed to be stuck at my new weight, and am very interested in cutting more in preperation for a natural fitness show. Two months ago I decided to try nutritional ketosis. I found out about it while stumbling upon Dr. I feel like I have grown slightly in muscle and strength, and have tested numerous times and AM in ketosis according to test strips. I seem to be storing a bit of weight in the stomach and butt.
Vascularity in arms and shoulders remains the same, but am wondering if you can offer any advice or tips. I do mins of cardio times per week, high intensity moderate — heavy interval weight training 5 days a week. If you wanted to talk about me in your podcast I would be absolutely ecstatic about it, and even happier to answer more questions if your busy self had any.
But if possible I would appreciate any tips you may have, and am aware of my selfishness of this post. Truly appreciate all you do for the paleo movement, and am starting to feel as good as you. Lifts are getting better, endless energy, yet storing weight. From one caveman to another, thanks. Hi Dan, Wow, what a journey! But if you got down to , why did you go for ketosis? It sounds like you were in a pretty good spot. Abel, Love the podcast; reading the book. A Clarity podcast would be amazing.
Thanks for all the info, even if it can be overload!! Hey Jeff, I hear you. Glad there is a podcast to help with the other aspects of daily living. Ha, I love this comment. I certainly enjoy mine. This looks healthy and a diet I can live with. Hi Suzanne, we cover food temptations in a recent episode of my show with Michael Fishman; you can check it out here: I was actually referred to you and your site by Antonio Centeno. Is it possible that grains, starches, and sugar can cause fat gain?
Absolutely, but only in the context of excess consumption. Would like to get your feedback particularly on the quote above and any other insight you might have as far as how sustainable this would be for a business professional whose lifestyle is fast paced and involves restaurant outings. Aside from not giving up wine thanks Abel! Hi Richard, Thanks so much for the update.
Well, things like bacon and coconut oil are easy to swap out for other fats grassfed butter, macadamia, avocado, olive oil, other animal fats, etc. Yes, please listen to the shows. I just posted show number 65 — tons of info that will clear up ever question above. So, in a month, im turning You are a Fountain Of Information!
Your Podcast are an excellent source of good credible information I have 3 weeks of Sobriety from the chains of industrialized, processed, Contaminated,multi- ingredient foodstuffs!!!
And i credit that to you and my new lifestyle…. I fired my Doctor!!!! Again Thanks your doing an Awesome job , helping people undestand the conventional wisdom is not wise, amen! I know you personally eat a diet high in good fats but I was wondering what you thought about the fact that DR Loren Cordain says lots of lean meats which are high in protein are best. And then you have people like Colin Campbell says too much animal protein is problematic and linked to degenerative diseases.
Have you ever covered that topic and similarly the research of Dean Ornish and Mcdougall? It appears as this is not a diet for a vegetarian. If a vegetarian can do this diet how would they? It can certainly be adapted for vegetarians. The main tenet of a Wild Diet is just eating real, whole, unprocessed foods. Sounds good for anyone and everyone right?!
Hi Able, Just recently found your site, very interesting and will try. Would be interested in hearing your thoughts. No dairy, coconut is Bad???? This all gets sooo confusing.
Conventional dairy is a good idea to avoid. Read this new book, follow this new program, diet or food plan, take this pill or supplement and swallow these good bacteria.
Make a raw egg and liver in a smoothie yikes! NOooo and drink it right out of the blender. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. The most important factor is to adjust according to what works best for your body. The idea of all of these podcast, books etc. My personal success has been about 20 pounds off me in two months. Thankfully your delicious recipes will keep me on the right track.
Feel free to post some photos of your creations to the Facebook page, we would love to see them! Hi Abel I just thought I would let you know that the Anchor brand of butter in the UK is now not from New Zealand, so can no longer be relied on to be from grass fed cows all year round. It looks like we are left with Kerrigold from Ireland to guarantee year round grass fed dairy. Do you know if butter from Normandy is grass fed all year round?
Unsalted Normandy butter tastes good, so I think it might be solely from grass fed cows, but you can never be sure. Keep up the good work. If I am allergic to butter, what are the best fats to load up on to keep my ratios in fat burning mode and still keep my omegas balanced? I have quit sugar, bread, rice, potatoes, corn, legumes, etc. I have put 10 pounds back on frim where I was 2 years ago. I am interested in eating a loosely based paleo diet.
I know there are a lot of benefits to vinegar and balsamic vinegar, but what about flavored balsamic vinegar? Sorry if you posted about this elsewhere! Love your podcasts, they keep me going during workouts! In fact that is what I suggest we would do, as we have evolved on a wild diet until relatively recently. The latest hypothesis in paleoantropology is that before we knew how to hunt we started as scavengers, following lion packs and getting their already-hunted leftovers.
In that context, we would have, for a consistent part of our evolution, eaten bone marrow, brain fat and collagen-rich ribs. New actualistic data on the ecology and energetics of hominin scavenging opportunitie http: Thank you so much for writing your book and sharing your story! Looking forward to learning from your work. Personally, I found this the blog http: As an individual who has struggled with weight for many years, I am grateful for Abel for three reasons.
The Wild Diet helped me lose 22 pounds in 4 months. I sleep better on the wild diet. I used to have insomnia, but now, I can sleep with relative ease.
My eyes are brighter. This could be tied in to number two, as with less sleep, the less vibrant I looked. All in all, with the help of Abel James, my appearance has improved dramatically and I would like to thank him and his team if he has one for all the work put into this site and show. The content is so rich. I am happy to be here and would not take advice from any other health guru without first consulting the wild diet.
Just discovered your podcast and after listening to a fee episodes decided to buy your book. You can get the audio version of The Wild Diet on Audible here: Can you or anyone reading this point me in the right direction?
I just bought your ebook and am reading it…. What do you think about low-carb diets vs your wild diet? Listened to your whole book in one day on Audible. Always looking for other resources to use with my patients and when I am speaking at our national and international spine society meetings.
I use many of these principles with my patients as we are dialing into what work best for them based on their unique clinical picture and physiology. Love that you included your own story of struggles as well.
My story is similar and being open about it, I have found, it is a very effective tool to motivate people by reassuring them we understand their struggles. Quality of food is essential! Loved that you included information on exercise Burpees are a favorite of mine using HIIT principles and the section on sleep.
I also love that you specifically addressed differences between men and women. This is often overlooked, but is a real factor and something that I see in my office every day. Keep up the great work. Just bought the book and it is amazing — I have a question about the fast. How long do you fast until you begin eating three times a day? I would like to know if it is for 40 days or one week?
Can you please tell me how to proceed? Thank you so much! Thanks for your support! Can you have your Customer Care team also send me an email with it or the link to it?
One has to only watch 1 episode of Life Below Zero with Glen eating his moose fat and all to realize we need a natural food source. We like to bend the rules when it fits into our own addictions. We have a tendency to look at food based on the insulin curve and not in the context of growth factors. Cordain is the real deal… he looks at the relationships of growth factors and hormones in dairy. Grass fed dairy still has these factors.
We need to eat in a fashion that allows our body to regulate our own hormones and feedback loop. I love cream as much as the next guy, but I want my testosterone at peak levels for fat burning to take place. Eat high quality meat, vegetables, and a little fruit in season. The plains Indian before our intro is a great example as how to eat. Loren Cordain is right on target. As a dairy lover, I look forward to more research. I was just wondering, is there a difference between the Wild Diet and the Mediterranean Diet?
No criticism of the Wild Diet — it looks great. I just wanted to know if the Wild Diet is as health as the Mediterranean Diet as I believe that this diet is very healthy but I like how the Wild Diet also focuses on fitness. Your thoughts would be really helpful. I also want to thank you for giving me permission to fast during the day. But on the other hand you have stated that you will eat leafy greens several times during the day. Hi Mike, thanks for the kind words! Then the big feast is in the evening.
My best advice — follow your natural hunger. You reference a few articles but omit the core authors. It is very evident to me that while lowering carbs has benefits for weight loss it is not necessarily the best template for living to Most Paleo writers omit this. This level of activity is not only good for multiple health factors. It is what allows us to eat much more than moderns do, and to eat anything we can digest like omnivores should.
The miracle of metabolism. As with the dismissal of high carb diets as unhealthy, please get off your high horse a little. No Tescos to buy your Lard, Butter, cocconut oil, olive oil so how they some up with this is the diet we evolved with is beyond me.
What we did evolve with is an ability to go into ketosis, i. So then we come to diet, McDougal has on YouTube one of his patients who cured himself of fatty liver with the high starch diet, and other docs with high fat diet, good fats I understand are needed to release bile from the GB and so stopping fat could increase the chances of bile stasis right?
Totally confused, does anybody have any ideas for me … to clarify all this, please. And our understanding of nutrition, health, well-being — also, as never before. Saturated fat and protein — the backbone of animal-based foods — have barely budged since Polyunsaturated fats have increased by a factor of three. The modern fat-rich American diet is based mainly on salty, starchy, greasy snacks made with refined starches grains and potatoes and PUFA-rich vegetable oils like soy.
What world are you living in? Until it is common knowledge that food can heal we are somewhat doomed. Hi Abel, I bought the audio version of the wild diet book. You mentioned a way to bet the recipes since I do not have the actual book. How would I get these? Hi Ann, please send an email to customercare fatburningman.
First a bit about me, I was once pounds then I lost , then I gained about 30 back so that is my starting point around I lost it before by cutting carbs but I want to feel better doing it. That is why I am intrigued by the Wild Diet, couple of things though. I am wondering how cost prohibitive the food shopping is going to be. To be honest the idea of getting grass fed and organic foods seems pricey to me.
Also another honest moment here. I love the cheat sheet in PDF format but once purchased is it acceptable to just skim the book for highlights. Or any parts I really need to dig in on? Hey Kevin, thanks for sharing your background! I am just hearing about this eating plan after several years of eating a gluten free diet. I have some questions about the meat sources though. In fact is rarely has any! Your form for the free gift will not accept my email address, saying that I need to enter a real one?
Can you help me out? Are you on mobile or desktop? Please email customercare fatburningman. Any words of encouragement would be great!! I will submit my before and after pics once I reach my goal.
Thank you for all you do to help others! I have slowly been gaining weight over the past couple of years. Gaining over 60 pounds total in just two years. For months now I have been trying everything I can to lose weight. I ran and worked out and ate way less and ate low fat and diet drinks. The weight just kept coming on, I was so frustrated. I bought Abels book, did more research on my own as well and decided to start living and eating like I was born to do. Fatty Coffee, grass fed butter and steaks, fermented foods and bone marrow and even chocolate!
In the first week I lost 10 pounds and felt amazing. I am currently in my second week and have lost 16 total now and have never had more energy. Hi Abel, I just got through reading your book and I have just a few clarifications.
My husband is thinking about fasting most days and then feasting at night. Is it okay to do that most of the time, or should he just do it a few days a week?
For me, I have just bought protein and a green boost supplement. The protein shake has 5 total carbs 4 sugar and the greens has 8g of carbs 1g sugar. I mix it with about 2ounces of cashew milk and the rest water and a handful of strawberries. Is that too much sugar or too many carbs? I am just trying to lean down. LOL We are now doing Hammer and Chisel, so the workouts are really geared toward weights and full body movements like you mentioned in your book.
Look forward to hearing from you! Love the progress your client is making on the show! Hi Michelle, great questions. I fast through the mornings most days — that can work fairly well for men not always for women. I purchased your 30 Day Fat Loss System and love all of the great information.
I am slowly easing my whole family onto this diet. Can u have some bread but very low amounts? I need some breads in my diet. What do I do. I hate to break it to everyone but this method really is not new. Many people thought the Atkins diet was an excuse to eat as much meat and cheese as you want but if you read his book and followed it faithfully, it would be about he same as this Wild Diet. This process of burning fat by eating fat is also known as kertosis. This diet works better for men than it does for women.
For women it will work amazingly well for a very short period of time then stop working. It was only recommended for people who have a really hard time loosing weight. I tried it once, it really worked. Let me just correct myself. This diet sounds an awful lot like the Atkins diet when the Atkins diet is followed correctly. Are there any kind of natural foods that can take the place of my bread intake?
Also I think I focus too much on the meat and fruits and leave out too many veggies. Any help is appreciated. I started the wild diet almost 3 weeks ago- But I also do the fasting- not eating until or 2pm. The first week I lost 5lb — I weigh now- but tomorrow will be the end of the 3rd week and I still have not lost any weight- should I eat more?
OMG this diet is awesome. I had my second child 4 months ago and I just stepped on the scale to discover I was almost pounds! The sad truth of my sugar addiction and sedentary life style really hit home and I am motivated to make a change. I am trying to convince my husband to go on this journey with me and hopefully I can break his Taco Bell habit and gain a support system because the hardest part of a diet is doing it alone with temptations all around.
Is this diet plan okay for someone who is at their correct weight but wants to add more fat to their diet? I lost lots of weight years ago doing Atkins and switched to Weight Watchers style of eating. I do miss the fat. Great job, Kurt and Abel. As I understand it you eat fruit 1 or possibly 2 times a day and really no starchy carbs. I am trying to lose 19 pounds that I have gained gained why eating right and exercising a lot in the last year.
Can you eat in between meals? I started today and had a egg plus whites omelet with a sausage link, peppers and onions and half a grapefruit. Can you eat in between meals and have this plan work? If so, what do you recommend eating in between meals?
Also, I will eat dinner and then two hours later go to a boot camp exercise class, do you typically tell clients to eat after exercising even if they have been eating throughout the day? I really enjoyed the show and I learned a LOT! Do you find varied success with men and women? My doctor wants me to only eat hormone-free red meat only once or twice a month at most. Is this still do-able or would you recommend I look elsewhere?
Can you please send me an email and tell me whats in it. Since I am allergic to beef and all beef products like butter, does the diet work with vegan butter and cheese Steak? Today I watched the whole series.
Wow, I loved it. I believe the years of unsuccessful dieting has made me fat and depressed. Your plan is going to work for me because of the solid nature of it. Abel, I tried cutting carbs before and found that it greatly affected my mood. Then I read on the internet that women over 40 need a certain amount of carbs or the hormones can get out of whack.
Can you recommend a way to do this without my mood going south? Aloha, I love everything I am reading but wondering how this works with individuals with autoimmune disease and endocrine issues. I am following an autoimmune protocal which allows no grains, dairy, legumes, nuts, seeds, sugar,nightshades. I eat about 65 to 75 percent veggies, 20 percent protein, some fruit and tablespoons of olive oil. I exercise a minimum of 14 hours a week. I have lost five pounds in a month. I would love some tips.
I have an autoimmune disease and have followed a low carb diet for about 18 months and lost of my lbs. I just found that my body did better not eating gluten, any starches or sugar and junk foods. I never counted calories. I feel now I am ready to step it up a notch and will try this diet to lose another lbs. What I love about this diet it is not as restrictive as some keto and paleo diets that limit your vegetables making foods like cauliflower, brussels sprouts and peppers, etc.
Never happened to me. And by the way I am severely disabled but still lost the weight just doing some strength training 4 days a week.
Here is a funny thing I noticed about going higher fat. We were all so programmed to think low fat and high carb for so long that there is a fear of fat even if we intellectually understand it. Is it possible to be a gluten free, vegetarian or vegan on this diet? I have celiacs disease and I have been a vegetarian for over ten years. Is it possible to apply them to my dietary restrictions? Abel, me and the wife recently watched my diet is better than your diet.
That got us motivated to get health, and to get in shape. Which has made us happier. I honestly feel like we have made a lifestyle change and intend to to stay on this track. May God bless you. My first week on the Wild Diet and I actually put on 2 lbs. Now I have been low carbing for 2 years and am sugar and gluten free in my diet. I eat lots of veggies mostly greens and a little fruit. In those two years I lost over lbs. I am doing the fatty coffee in the morning and doing intermittent fasting, only eat in a hour time period.
Maybe my body is adjusting. It is a little scary. I enjoyed watching the show and reading through your website. I want to try the beef bone broth pre-made. Is there a company or brand you can recommend? I started back in April of last year after my bloodwork came back with an A1C of 9. I had been on the typical diabetes medicines , refusing statins because of previous research.
David Perlmutter heard him on your podcast also and now you, are my inspiration and have probably saved my life. I love your approach to dieting as a lifestyle. I made the jump from Paleo to the Wild Diet. Will the Wild Diet help help keep my depression at bay? I started your 30 fat loss system.
Any other tips or tricks you can offer? I would leave my 6 year old son behind. I pray this helps me like it has helped all the others. Thank you for sharing all this info with everyone. I just ordered your book, and I am so excited to try new ideas and ways to feed my family. Like how can you feed a family of 9 on the wild diet without going broke?