The Holiday 12: Dr. Mike

17 is the Magic Number!
Dr. Phil introduces Dr. Mike Moreno, author of the 17 Day Diet.
 
"I love the cyclical nature of this 17 Day Diet, because it defeats a lot of the problems [most diets have]," Dr. Phil says.
 
"Absolutely," Dr. Mike says. "There are so many things about this diet that I find fun."
 
"Why 17 days?" Dr. Phil asks. "Why is that such a magic number?"
 
"One, and the most important, is there is scientific evidence that has been researched. There are no plateaus, there's no boredom, and every 17 days, you're changing what you're doing. We call it metabolic, or body, confusion," Dr. Mike explains.
 
[AD]"I'm guessing it doesn't involve a vat of sugar and fat, but it does involve plenty to eat," Dr. Phil observes.
 
"It does, and that's the beauty of it," Dr. Mike replies.
 
He shares tips to avoid holiday weight gain: Pre-diet, which means eat a healthy dinner before you attend holiday parties. Once at the party, choose only two to three of the healthiest appetizers, don't hang out by the buffet table and just say no to packaged holiday candies and cakes!
Dr. Mike explains the four Cycles of his weight loss program:
 
Cycle 1: Accelerate. Encourages rapid weight loss, cleansing and fat burning. Discourages fat storage.
Cycle 2: Activate. Resets the metabolism.
Cycle 3: Achieve. Develop good eating habits, re-teach yourself how to eat carbs.
Cycle 4: Arrive. A combination of the first three Cycles. On weekends, enjoy your favorite foods.
 
Dr. Phil shows several amazing before-and-after pictures of people who have lost weight with the 17 Day Diet. Karon lost 11 pounds in 17 days; Rebecca and Tom experienced double-digit weight loss as well.
 
[AD]Observing that Clint and Kim don't want to give up the delicious cuisine of their native culture, Dr. Mike says there are healthy, but tasty alternatives on the 17 Day Diet. Instead of peach betty and fattening fried foods, they can substitute foods such as lean turkey with asparagus and other cleansing vegetables.
  
The 17 Day Diet is not sold in stores. To purchase the book, visit the site www.the17daydiet.com.