Cycle 1: Accelerate
As per the literal meaning of the word Accelerate, the first cycle speeds up the process of burning the existing fat of the body. This basically cleans the body and removes the unhealthy and unnecessary carbohydrates and fat of the body. Accelerate Cycle is the most effective and slightly tough for the beginners. However it’s the most result oriented exercise. People have observed a considerable weight loss in the first week. Daily 17 minutes workout during this cycle also defines the curves in the body.
Accelerate Cycle of the 17 Day Diet encourages rapid weight loss, cleansing and fat burning by the participant. Many people find the first cycle as the toughest as its more to learn and stick to a set pattern of eating food. Precisely no fat would be allowed, rather the excessive existing fat would get burnt in the Accelerate cycle to gain a healthy body. However it’s observed that people find themselves lighter and nice after detoxification through burning the unnecessary fat on the body. This cycle of the diet plan discourages fat storage.
Accelerate Cycle Sample Meal
A sample meal plan during Cycle 1 might include the following:
- Scrambled egg whites
- Green tea
- Large green salad with tuna and balsamic vinegar and olive oil
- Green tea
- Grilled chicken
- Steamed or raw vegetables
- Green tea
Foods You Should Eat
Food that you should be eating during the Accelerate Cycle include cleansing fruits and vegetables such as oranges, lemons, fresh fruit juices, broccoli, carrots, artichoke, asparagus, etc. Lean proteins such as salmon, flounder, tilapia, chicken and turkey breasts, and eggs are very important.
Foods You Should Not Eat
Foods that you should not be consuming during the Accelerate Cycle include carbohydrate foods, starchy food items like pasta and potatoes, high fat foods, etc.
You should exercise for 17 minutes each day. You should concentrate on toning your muscles. Squats, bench presses, chin ups that will help in toning the muscles of the whole body. This will help in speeding up your metabolic rate.
* In this phase carbohydrates are strictly limited. Claims are made that weight loss in the amount of 10 pounds or more can be achieved in the first cycle of the 17 Day Diet.