17 Day Diet | Skeptic...but in
Monday, June 06, 2011
So I picked up my wife's 17 Day Diet book the other day. Of course, I was just into it when she discovered I was reading it. After a bit of discussion, I have decided to give the first cycle a shot with her.
Now, up there in the title it says I'm a skeptic. I should clarify a bit. I don't doubt that just about anyone will lose weight going on this at first. What I'm skeptical about is what weight will be lost. Sure, there will be some fat. Water? Muscle?
I know that the idea is to get through all the cycles and then you will be at a pace you can live with, but I'm skeptical of anything that calls itself a "diet" as it sounds very fad like.
I'm also skeptical of the request to only do 17 minutes of exercise like he is doing the reader a favor by not making them workout. I like to work out. I'm concerned that I won't have the energy to do my usual workouts, and the good Dr. briefly said as much.
So I think to myself...prove it. I'll give you those 17 Days you asked for at the start of the book. If I can lose fat and not muscle, while maintaining an energy level that allows me to work out and go about my life, I may even give you another 17 days.
Sorry if this sounds negative, but part of that comes from the hope that this is not duping people into losing the wrong weight. I certainly hope I'm wrong and I'm sure I can live with the results if I am.
Some positive now...I'm really looking forward to doing this with my wife because I knows she needs my support and it will only help her if I'm doing it with her. Ironically, our son seems to be on the first cycle because a chicken breast with an apple is one of his favorites.
I'm looking forward to the first cycle because I FEEL like my body is made up of junk. I want a fresh start.