This recipe is from Cycle One of the 17 Day Diet. (Seems to be the same recipe in the Dr. Oz book “You: On a diet”.)
The 17 day diet is broken up into cycles that take 17 days each, patterned to confuse the metabolism. The 17 day diet cycles also call for 17 minutes of exercise a day. Cycle 1 allows 1,200 calories a day, Cycle 2 allows 200 more calories and 2 carbs servings, Cycle 3 allows more calories including 1 small snack. In Cycle 4 you should hit your goal weight and maintain it from there.
The meal plan seems to be a common sense, eat good, feel good diet plan. High protein, low to no carb, lots of fish, chicken, fruits and veggies.
I edited the original recipe to add a bit more flavor as per my sisters advice! Glad I took it!
4 Chicken breasts (I used one well cleaned rotisserie chicken shredded)
2 cups chopped cabbage
3 large carrot sliced bite size
1 onion diced or chopped
4 celery stocks diced
1 can crushed tomatoes, large (I used Rotel)
1 can chicken broth (10.75oz)
1 Cup of water
.5 teaspoon salt, (I use sea salt)
1/4 teapoon black pepper
I also used a bit of garlic powder and Tabasco
Bake chicken till done and cut into chunks. Place all ingredients except the chicken in large pan and simmer for one hour or until veggies are soft. Add chicken and heat thoroughly.
Makes 6 servings