The commoner has fought a life long battle against genetics. What this means is that I always have to be aware of what I'm eating-and it's not just for vanity reasons but health reasons as well.
I've been pretty successful but frankly a lot of those years were spent as a competitive cyclist so those were the easy years. I often warn my friends that the danger of weight gain is not after the birth of a baby but rather during those years of soccer, dance, basketball, etc. Those years and a love of french fries at Sharks Ice led to a 25 pound weight gain.
I lost 10 of those pounds on Atkins but they came back. I liked that diet because you could eat a lot of bacon and whip cream (no not together). But on this diet the pounds came back at the first loaf of bread.
Then I lost 15 pounds on my ice cream diet. That diet was very successful for me and I kept those pounds off. I can eat fat and sugar and it doesn't stick on me -carbs and sodium are my villains. Those pounds stayed off-but then I kind of got tired of Ben and Jerry's every single day-yes you can get tired of Ben and Jerrys.
10 pounds that would never come off. Oh well. But I have a friend Rosemary from hockey-who lives in LA and told me about the 17 day diet. A few months later for no apparent reason I tried it. Afterall who knows dieting better than people from LA and 17 days? I can do that.
And you know what I did! In 17 days I lost my last 10 pounds. Not only did I lose weight but so did countless others who asked about this diet. It's so easy to follow and after the first 3 days when you go through withdrawal (stay away from people and food for those days). I survived on a lot of chicken and salad-volumes of chicken actually.
It's been almost a year and the weight is still off. I still follow many of the principals-I drink green tea every day, eat eggs in the morning, eat Greek yogurt every day, and always eat red grapes. And drink TONS of water-plus I stay away from carbs and sodium laden processed foods and eat LOTS of chocolate.
So as you go into that dreaded New Year's Resolution-the commoner suggest you give the 17 Day Diet a try -and stick with it through those first three days!