Subway Diet

Jared Fogle has been all over TV and billboards advocating the "Subway Diet". The promise is that by eating two sandwiches a day, you can lose weight just like he did. He lost over 245 pounds over the course of a year and did so with minimal exercise.

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Jared's simple Subway Diet

People on the Subway Diet start the day off with coffee. When lunch time comes around you have a six-inch sub with baked potato chips. Keep in mind that the sub should be from their low fat menu. For dinner, you just have a twelve-inch veggie sub. This is the diet, and it's easy to see that it's not hard to follow.

Is the Subway diet a success?

The Subway Diet is more a personal success story than a universal way to lose weight. Different people take different routes to weight loss, and this approach may not work for everyone. When he started off at over 300 pounds, Jared's body required a very large number of calories to maintain its weight. By creating a sustained calorie deficit over a long period, he was able to lose weight, but this principle would work for anyone, and has nothing to do with Subway sandwiches in particular. Simply reducing your caloric intake and getting exercise can work wonders for people who want to shed pounds.

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Look we all know the story, Jared did this and lost a ton of weight. Subway sandwiches have no magic weight loss ingredient though. Jared simply reduced calories by eating a lower fat diet. It's just a Subway version of a low fat diet. As there is no "official" Subway Diet Plan (that I know of at least), you may want to try an alternative through eDiets called, appropriately, The Low Fat Diet, or, if portion control is your challenge, try the Mediterranean Diet.

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Low Fat Diet

Low Fat Diet

The Low Fat Plan is low in fat and rich in complex carbohydrates. It encourages individuals to get no more than 25-30% of their daily caloric intake from fat and instead substitute complex carbohydrates in order to decrease the calories consumed. The benefits of a low-fat diet include a reduced chance of heart disease and certain cancers, increased energy and brain productivity, and healthy long-term weight maintenance.


Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean is comprised of a large area of land that stretches from western Spain to the Middle East. Structured after traditional lifestyle habits of those in this area, the Mediterranean Diet is ideal for people who like to cook, enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, and are interested in making a permanent lifestyle change. With very few dietary restrictions, followers of the Mediterranean Diet are allowed to eat all the things they enjoy, in moderation. Unlike the customary Western style of quickly eating large portions, the Mediterranean Diet places great emphasis on spending time on preparing and enjoying small, tasty meals. Rather than make drastic lifestyle modifications, this plan teaches people to choose low-fat, low- cholesterol foods that are packed with flavor and will leave them feeling fulfilled. The Mediterranean Diet aims to permanently improve long-term health.