Diet is truly a four letter word. I have been on the 17 Day Diet for 8 days, 16 hours and 32 minutes but who is counting. I really shouldn't complain because I have already lost 6 and a half pounds! During the first 17 days or Cycle 1 you are allowed to eat lean protein and salmon is on the list. I have never made salmon and thought I didn't care for it. After eating chicken for a few days I decided to give it a try. But how? I did what I normally do when I need to know how to do something. I Googled it. Bunch of different ways to do this but this one is sooooo easy and turned out perfectly yummy. All you have to do is place the salmon on a baking pan, drizzle with a little olive oil (allowed on diet), and season with salt and pepper. Place it in a COLD oven and then set to 400 degrees. If you are baking one big piece (1+ lb) it will take about 30 minutes. When I baked two individual pieces it took almost 25 minutes. It will flake easily with a fork when it is done. How easy was that? Guess this 17 Day Diet isn't so bad after all.