Cookbook Review and Blog Tour: The 17 Day Diet Cookbook by Dr. Mike Moreno

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
The 17 Day Diet offers a lifetime plan for shedding pounds fast in a safe and lasting way. With a diverse list of foods recommended in every phase, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mike Moreno offers a delicious and effective way to get healthy. The program is structured around four 17 day cycles:

Accelerate—the rapid weight loss portion, which helps flush sugar and fat storage from your system

Activate—the metabolic restart portion, with alternating low and high calorie days to help shed body fat

Achieve—the phase that involves learning to control portions and introducing new fitness routines

Arrive—a combination of the first three cycles to keep good habits up for good. On weekends, enjoy your favorite foods!

Each cycle changes your calorie count and the food that you’re eating. This is not a diet that relies on a tiny list of approved foods, grueling exercise routines, or unrealistic calorie counts that leave you hungry and unfulfilled. Moderation and proper portions are key factors in the 17 Day Diet—the trick is to figure out the foods and routines that work best with your real lifestyle.

Now, The 17 Day Diet Cookbook is here to help you meet your weight loss goals in a healthy and delicious way. Packed with brand-new recipes, The 17 Day Diet Cookbook offers an easy way to prepare healthy meals at home that will appeal to the whole family. Divided by cycle, the cookbook contains easy recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and desserts. Designed for the busy home cook, these nutritious and tasty dishes take about half an hour of active preparation and do not taste like diet food. You will be able to craft great meals that will satisfy everyone you’re feeding while helping you reach your weight loss goals.

As a family practice physician and an advocate of preventive health, I believe healthy food can still be wonderful. I refuse to accept that a diet has to involve going to extremes or that diet food has to taste like cardboard. It doesn’t! It just has to be thoughtfully prepared, in a reasonable amount of time, and taste incredibly good. That’s the kind of food you’ll find in this book.

I know you want meals that are quick and healthy. You want them to taste wonderful, you want them to help you lose weight, and you want them now! Seems like a tall order, but that’s what these recipes deliver. I encourage you to try several of these recipes each week to reap the benefits. Maybe the Tuscan Pork Tenderloin will become a new favorite, or the Mexican Chocolate Pudding can take over as your go-to dessert. Maybe you’ll love the Curried Poached Halibut or start making Oven-Barbecued Chicken all year round. Just start with a cycle’s worth of meals, and do it. Having the right ingredients on hand, plus kitchen equipment that makes preparation easier, will make cooking quicker and more healthful. With every new recipe you try, you will discover low-fat and low-carb cooking tips; healthy methods of food preparation; ways to cut the fat, sugar, calories, and cholesterol; and how to use fresh herbs and spices to add flavor. Consider these tools to help you get your weight under control. The more weight loss tools you have, the more successful you will be. Enjoy!

—Dr. Mike

My Thoughts
The 17 Day Diet Cookbook is based on the principles of The 17 Day Diet. The 17 Day Diet: A Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results came out last year but even if even you've missed it, you can enjoy the new recipes. I suggest getting the first book along with the cookbook to get a good grasp of the plan if you wish to follow The 17 Day Diet. The basics of the diet are included in the cookbook but very briefly.

The 17 Day Diet Cookbook includes some wonderful recipes that are delicious and healthy. It may be useful to those who want to enjoy home cooked meals without adding on pounds or inches to their waistline. The recipes are grouped together according to the four 17-day cycles of the program: accelerate, activate, achieve, and arrive. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, sides, snacks, and desserts. In addition, for each cycle, there are 17 sample daily menus. The cookbook includes some mouthwatering photos and handy tips that help make the most of the recipes.

The 17 Day Diet Cookbook: 80 All New Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss is new today from Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: No compensation was obtained for this post. Cover art, review copy and book description courtesy of the author, publisher or PR firm.


  1. Amy V said...

    i've heard of this but haven't read it. it sounds interesting but honestly it doesn't sound like a totally new concept.... i would give it a try though!

    annae07 at aol dot com

  2. holdenj said...

    Any and all healthy recipes are certainly welcome! I like that there are a lot of pictures, too.

  3. ann said...

    Always interested in any info on foods to eat etc to lose weight. Some things work for some people some dont its just something you have to try to find out
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  4. Char W said...

    I love that it includes recipes and that they are grouped together to follow along with the cycles of the book since that makes it easier to follow. I also like that they include a variety of recipes (breakfast, lunch, dinner, sides, snacks, desserts) as well as sample daily menus and pictures!

  5. Robin O said...

    This sounds like a reasonable diet plan. I could use ideas for nutritious and tasty dishes that will boost my metabolism!

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