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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

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The 2468 diet

 

What is it?

 

The 2468 diet is an extreme calorie deficit based diet. It uses a cycle that repeats, commonly for 50 days. The cycle is exactly what it is named after:


    [*]200 calories one day
    [*]400 calories the next day
    [*]600 calories the day after that
    [*]800 calories for the last day in the cycle
    [*]And then repeat.
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    Does it work?

    Based on the restrictive calories it certainly causes weight loss. You will average around 3300 calories over the typical one week cycle of the diet. If you assume that you need on average say 1500 calories a day to maintain weight under a normal active lifestyle (10,500 per week), you can see how much lower this diet is. The net result is a weekly deficit of about 7000 calories which will equate to 2 pounds per week or 8 pounds per month.

     

    How long is the diet?

    There isn’t really a set time for this diet but it is commonly done for 6-8 weeks. 

     

    What can I eat on the 2468 Diet?

    The 2468 Diet itself does not dictate what foods you can or cannot eat. Instead, it focuses on calories only. In theory, you could consume your entire day’s allotment of calories in chocolate, but this clearly is a non-nutritious way of meeting your goals and certainly not recommended.

     

    How many meals per day can I have on the 2468 diet?

    There is no set limit on this diet. Instead the focus is on total daily calories. Not only will you feel better during the day if you space your meals into many smaller meals, it is also a healthier approach.

     

    What about nutrition?

    Unfortunately the 2468 diet does not focus on nutrition and focuses only on calories. Try and eat as many “healthy” calories as possible. If you eat simple carbs (eg. White bread) you will receive a temporary spike but quickly get very hungry, and you don’t have a lot of calories to spare with this diet, so use them wisely.

     

    Is the 2468 Diet dangerous?

    No diet that advocates such extreme calorie deprivation can be considered safe.

     

    What do I do when I finish it?

    It is important to resume a normal, healthy diet. The biggest problem (besides the health effects) is that people often gain back the weight they shed. It is important to find the right balance in your lifestyle for you to maintain the weight you desire.

     

    How can I track my progress?

    You can track your actual calories consumed using a site or app like myfitnesspal.com. To keep track of your actual 2468 Diet, you can use the log sheet attached to this post.

    Attached File  2468 DIET TRACKER.pdf   110.52KB   12715 downloads

     

    Are there bad side effects?

    YES! We don't know who originally came up with this diet and we are putting it here in its original form. However, the diet is extreme and can be dangerous. The calorie deprivation is too extreme, there is no focus on nutrition and as a result, comes with risks. Add to this that a diet such as this can foster or trigger your Eating Disorder. We strongly recommend that you look at less extreme alternatives, learn about healthy eating and moderate diets. 

     

    Why should I care about nutrition?

    The 2468 diet is not nutritious and this is problematic. Sustained malnutrition will lead to fatigue, hair falling out and even organ failure. 


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

This is the first time I've heard of the 2468 diet, but I like the concept better than the ABC diet. It seems like a more consistent schedule. Does anyone know which diet works better?


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

You're right, cdutoit. If we can't stick to it, it's not going to do any good. I have been keeping things pretty restricted for the past few days (about 300 calories a day), but I think I'm going to give 2468 a try so I can have a little more on some days. My 8 days are going to feel like cheating!! :P


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

I've put a stone on in the last two years after recovering from my ED, however I'm feeling really depressed about my size and want to try a diet that we make me feel again! Want to try this one but scared I'll fail :-(
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

I've put a stone on in the last two years after recovering from my ED, however I'm feeling really depressed about my size and want to try a diet that we make me feel again! Want to try this one but scared I'll fail :-(

 

 

I totally understand how you feel. Every diet failure I've ever had has been a real setback for me. I'm kind of excited about the 2468 diet, though, because I think I'll see results quickly and hopefully that will keep me on track.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

Thank you! Started it today but went over by 40 cal. Thought it would be so hard but just kept myself busy.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:24 PM

I'm gonna try this :) 800 cals seems alot tho!? X
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:09 AM

I m worried it I do this after the 800 cal day I m gonna find it really hard to go back to 200 as I m the type of person who once I m into it finds it easier to stick with do you reckon doing the first wk backwards would be an easy way to build up to a fast?! Really need to get back in shape and fast :-(
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

I am not sure about it. I feel like 800 is a lot. But I am giving it a shot


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

The 800 jump is by design...it keeps your metabolism high...if your body constantly gets a low calorie input, it will go into starvation mode and hold onto you fat stores for emergencies (we can thank our survival DNA for that). By giving the boost of 800, your body realizes "wait a minute, food is coming in, I don't need to hold onto the fat stores anymore"...so you can actually end up losing more weight because of this. Plus, the 800 gives you sanity ...you can endure the low cal days knowing you get some food in soon.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

I think I like this one better than the ABC. It's something easy to remember 


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

This diet sounds easier than the abc diet. Witch one should I do?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

Anyone had success with this I'm starting it today x
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

This seems better! Easier to remember and the 800 is like your cheat day

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

Has anyone tried this diet with fasting scheduled in?


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

Thank you for the diet tracker!


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

The 2468 diet

 

What is it?

 

The 2468 diet is an extreme calorie deficit based diet. It uses a cycle that repeats, commonly for 50 days. The cycle is exactly what it is named after:

  • 200 calories one day
  • 400 calories the next day
  • 600 calories the day after that
  • 800 calories for the last day in the cycle
  • And then repeat.

 

Does it work?

Based on the restrictive calories it certainly causes weight loss. You will average around 3300 calories over the typical one week cycle of the diet. If you assume that you need on average say 1500 calories a day to maintain weight under a normal active lifestyle (10,500 per week), you can see how much lower this diet is. The net result is a weekly deficit of about 7000 calories which will equate to 2 pounds per week or 8 pounds per month.

 

How long is the diet?

There isn’t really a set time for this diet but it is commonly done for 6-8 weeks. 

 

What can I eat on the 2468 Diet?

The 2468 Diet itself does not dictate what foods you can or cannot eat. Instead, it focuses on calories only. In theory, you could consume your entire day’s allotment of calories in chocolate, but this clearly is a non-nutritious way of meeting your goals and certainly not recommended.

 

How many meals per day can I have on the 2468 diet?

There is no set limit on this diet. Instead the focus is on total daily calories. Not only will you feel better during the day if you space your meals into many smaller meals, it is also a healthier approach.

 

What about nutrition?

Unfortunately the 2468 diet does not focus on nutrition and focuses only on calories. Try and eat as many “healthy” calories as possible. If you eat simple carbs (eg. White bread) you will receive a temporary spike but quickly get very hungry, and you don’t have a lot of calories to spare with this diet, so use them wisely.

 

Is the 2468 Diet dangerous?

No diet that advocates such extreme calorie deprivation can be considered safe.

 

What do I do when I finish it?

It is important to resume a normal, healthy diet. The biggest problem (besides the health effects) is that people often gain back the weight they shed. It is important to find the right balance in your lifestyle for you to maintain the weight you desire.

 

How can I track my progress?

You can track your actual calories consumed using a site or app like myfitnesspal.com. To keep track of your actual 2468 Diet, you can use the log sheet attached to this post.

attachicon.gif2468 DIET TRACKER.pdf

Im about to try this diet.... it seems quite easy in comparison to the ABC diet ! The only tricky part is 200 calories !! i eat 500 usually on average well ill keep you posted !!

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

I've done this diet a few times and I have to say it is my absolute favorite for shedding pounds quickly.  I usually just do 246 and skip the 8 though (kinda feels like a binge to me)


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

hey *urwhatueat

that's great. I will do it too.. how much did u lose?


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

I starded 2468 diet Wednesday, so today I have 600 calories.

I think this diet is easier than ABC diet. 


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