Introduction:Who hasn't heard about Jared Fogle, the college kid who lost 245 pounds in 11 months, by eating Subway fast foods predominantly? After losing the first 100 pounds, he added walking to his daily regime. Fogle is now a motivational speaker who advocates against childhood obesity.
Here are facts about the Subway Diet, inspired by the "Subway Guy".
You need to know that this diet is based on calorie deprivation, which may be harmful to your health. Calories are restricted to approximately 1,000 calories per day.
The Subway Guy reportedly skipped breakfast or ate minimally, such as cereal with skim milk or fruit. He rarely snacked, but when he did he ate fruit. In addition, Fogle took a multivitamin daily.
Fogle lunched before his first class began at noon. Typically he ate a 6-inch turkey subway sandwich, small bag of baked potato chips or pretzels and diet soda.
The accoutrements on his lunch sub were characteristically: pickles, banana, green and jalapeno peppers and lettuce. He didn't eat cheese, mayo or oil, opting instead for vinegar or spicy mustard.
Since Fogle began his diet experiment in 2007, he ordered from a Subway menu group "Seven under six grams of fat". The choices were: turkey breast, Veggie Delite, ham, roasted chicken breast, subway club and sweet onion chicken teriyaki and turkey breast and ham.
For dinner, he splurged on a foot-long Veggie Delite Subway sandwich, small bag of baked potato chips or pretzels and diet soda.
He alternated between whole wheat and white bread subs.
Fogle consumed about 980 calories in his daily diet, which is substantially below the recommended 1200 calorie per day diet.
Anyone considering this menu plan should counsel with their doctor prior to beginning such a restricted calorie plan.
Best benefits of Subway Diet is that it offers excellent portion control and is convenient. The food on the diet is low in calories and fat. It is also cost-effective as there is no need to buy ingredients and prepare vegetables, etc. The Subway Diet provides whole grains, protein and vegetables.
The main reason Fogle designed this diet is that he loved bread and fast food.
We should consume a variety of foods from the five food groups, including veggies, fruit, milk and cheese, whole grains and proteins. Eating the same foods every day could result in vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies.
When eating a calorie-deprivation diet, we might not get adequate calcium, protein and iron. Restricting calories in this amount could lead to lower metabolism.
The diet didn't include a nutritious breakfast. Not only will skipping breakfast affect clarity in thinking, it could lead to excess hunger and overeating at the next meal.
While the Subway Guy acknowledged the inadequacies in his diet plan, he was under strict medical supervision and managed to lose hundreds of pounds. Even better, he kept the weight off!
Final assessment of Subway Diet - Not the healthiest way to diet, but it can work under medical supervision.
Another good read...I've seen Jared...he was on a float in the Rose Parade & I go every year
Even though I would like to eat at Subway all day long, you have provided some good reasons not to. Interesting list.
H5 list. I often wondered about that diet and you have pinpointed lots of info for me here.
Good list on the Subway Diet.
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