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#41 BrokenSpirit

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

Ive done this quite a few times before but i changed it to 0246... There was no way i wouldve been able to eat 800 so i had a fast day instead
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#42 Gypsygrrl

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:22 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


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#43 Gypsygrrl

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

This does seem a little more doable than the ABC, especially for someone who was off the wagon for awhile and is trying desperately to get back to where she was but is nervous she won't be able to dive in head first and be able to restrict with the same gusto as she once did!  Any thoughts as to which, between the 2468 and the ABC, is more effective and/or easier to follow without messing up and feeling that all-too-familiar tidal wave of guilt and shame!?!?!?


I'd rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Weight lost so far :81 lbs

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die. Mary Elizabeth Frye

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:36 AM

I really want to try this because I'm desperate to lose some weight. Not quite sure how I'll manage the 200 cals though, my parents practically force me to eat :/ 600 seems and 800 seams easy though.

This one sounds easier than the ABC diet, just because fasting is hard when your parents monitor how much you eat. Going to give this one a try.


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#45 becoming_thinner

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

Started 2468 now on day three have lost 2.8kg, has been very hard, but as my first diet in years and its working wonders.  I have been using 'My Fitness Pal' which has helped heaps, even planing my days ahead to avoid temptation.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

Does this work as well if you start it in reverse? I really want to try this but have to go out for a meal tonight :/

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

can someone message me and let me know if this has worked for them?



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

This sounds like a diet I can actually do. I'm only at 40 cals so far today so I think I'll start it now. :)
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

going to try this, fingers crossed i can stick to it  :)


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

I just found this site and this diet and now I'm reading these positive comments I really think I have to try this. I already tried the ABC diet for a while but I wasn't able to stick to it completely, so I hope that if anyone has results of this one, they would message me to encourage me a little xxxxx


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#51 MiaGracie

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:11 AM

I need to lose 40lbs within like 3 months or less. Do you think this is a good diet for me? With added exercise?
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#52 Rev.Daisuke

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:45 PM

I like this diet the best out of all of them. There's less of a risk of you slipping up if you fully commit yourself to it. 


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#53 falsesmilesx

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:54 AM

Going to start this on thurday, seems easier than ABC diet:) How much exercise do I have to do though; would 2hours of swimming a day be enough?
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:15 AM

I am starting this tomorrow after my fast today! 800 calories to look forward to will defiantly keep me from binging! Perfect diet for me :) wish me luck!

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

oooh starting tomorow! :)


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#56 mydearestana

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:27 PM

this seems much easier than the ABC diet. i can remember this one off the top of my head, where as i need to constantly check the calorie amount/fast days on ABC. will be starting this tomorrow


i want to feel weightless, and that should be enough.

now i'm stuck in this fucking rut, waiting on a second

hand pick-me-up. and i'm over getting older.

 

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

I would like to try this but I don't know how I would get away with 200 calories without my family noticing


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#58 Tametha

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:57 AM

Definitely going to start this one today.  Much easier to remember than the ABC diet.  I did the ABC diet for quite a while and it really works but when you get caught and constantly monitored, having a check sheet and fast days don't work.  And since there are a lot of fresh fruit and veggies that have few calories, the 200 day will be easy to pass off....hopefully. 

 

Good luck everyone!!! 



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

gonna try this :):):) thanks!

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:34 PM

Buddies anyone? Starting tomorrow but doing 8,6,4,2,(:


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