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Lose 10 pounds in two weeks with '17-Day Diet Breakthrough Edition'

Get the ultimate diet details.
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What can the right diet do for your body? How does contouring your trouble spots, improving your cholesterol and blood pressure, enhancing your energy and taking off up to 10 pounds in the first two weeks sound? In an exclusive interview, Dr. Mike Moreno explained how his new low carb diet does all that and more, as explained in his book "The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition" (click to order).

We first talked with Dr. Mike after he'd produced his first weight loss book, "The 17 Day Diet: A Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results." So how does the new "breakthrough" differ?

Dr. Mike says this new book tweaks the original to supercharge weight loss, keep it off, and provide the following additions:

  • Supplements that optimize your metabolism to make losing weight easier.
  • An optional Transitional Day between each 17-day cycle.
  • Spot reduction to contour your body and smooth out those areas like muffin top and back bulge.
  • 50 tasty all-new recipes.

The diet features four phases, each lasting 17 days:

  • accelerate to supercharge fat-burning
  • activate to reset your metabolism
  • achieve to promote good eating habits
  • arrive to maintain and add new food

Dr. Mike feels that "progressing through the phases maintains variety, reintroduces more calories from more sources, and most importantly, the inches continue to come off as well as the pounds."

Why the addition of supplements? Dr. Mike feels that they help with "general nutrient balance as well heart health." He also tailors his recommendations so that both men and women can benefit. For example, he recommends saw palmetto for prostate health for men and estroven for women during menopause.

In particular, Dr. Mike is enthusiastic about the benefits of the new transition day.

"It’s a good place to go when things go bad, and a good power boost to prepare for the next phase. Mostly, it provides more variety. What I like most is that for those who are on a program--any program--and they fall off the wagon and don't know where to start in getting back, this is a great tool. It’s also a great pre- and post-holiday or party way to keep things in check," he says.

If you're ready to make today your day to kick-start your weight loss in 2014, click here to get more details on "The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition."