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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

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The ABC Diet

 

What is it?

The ABC diet stands for the Ana Boot Camp (ABC) diet used by people in the Pro Ana community for extreme weight loss.

 

Does it work?

Yes, the ABC Diet can cause extreme weight loss in a very short period of time. It is not uncommon for a dieter to lose 15-25 lbs when following the diet.

 

How long is the diet?

The full ABC Diet lasts for 50 days, of which 5 days are fasting days. On the other days, you change the calories allowed to prevent the body from going into starvation mode.

 

What is starvation mode?

If you continually deprive the body of calories, your body will think it is being “starved” and an ancient survival mechanism kicks in and your metabolism slows way down. In essence, your body is trying to prevent losing its last energy stores. The ABC diet tries to differ the amount of calories you get to keep your body guessing and preventing starvation mode.

 

What can I eat on the ABC Diet?

The ABC 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 ABC 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 ABC diet does not focus on nutrition and focuses only on calories. While most people find the subject either boring or too complicated, it is highly recommended that you learn about the effect of protein, carbohydrates and fat on the body and the importance each of those play in a diet. Carbs and Fat have gotten a bad rap in mainstream media but they play an essential role, and when Protein and the right Carbs and the right Fat are consumed in moderation they work together to keep you feeling fuller longer and help to maintain a good weight.

 

Is the ABC Diet dangerous?

No diet that advocates such extreme calorie deprivation can be considered safe. Worse, the ABC diet doesn’t advocate good nutrition. So coupling the calorie restriction with potentially bad nutrition is not a good formula. So while the diet is effect in terms of weight loss, one needs to consider longer term implications.

 

If you're interested in the ABC diet, you should consider modifying to be less extreme. It is posted here in its original form, but you are strongly encouraged to modify it. Options you can do do include doing it for 1 week only (yes, you will lose weight) - 50 days is too long. Or, Increase the daily calorie intake. You can easily double this calorie intake and still lose weight. You may surprise yourself, you could even lose weight faster.

 

So what is the ABC Diet plan?

This is the diet schedule:

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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 ABC Diet, you can use the log sheet attached to this post.

 

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 ABC 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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#2 NoSuchThing

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

That's a very good explanation of the ABC diet.  I liked it, other than the dizziness issue I mentioned in the other thread.  I just came off it recently and am trying not to regain, but I weighed myself this morning and am a pound heavier.  :(


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

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Anyone want to do the abc diet with me? Don't think I could go at it successfully alone! Message me if so
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

I just started today.  I'm hungry and tired but can't sleep.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:26 AM

Has anyone completed it? Does it work?


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

It looks great. I'm going to try it. I just started a diet yesterday but I think I will try this a bit. Right now I'm eating a half of a cup of cottage cheese with salt and pepper on it. It's 110 calories and it taste wonderful!


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

That explanation was very helpful! Thanks, also, for including the schedule. My only question is what do you do if you have a day when you go over the calorie limit? Is that total failure and you have to start over?


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

800 calories that one weds????? wtf?? why?


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

the big variations trick your body's metabolism to keep buring - if your body thinks it's starving it will slow it's metabolism so as not to burn fat but save it - switching up calories and switching up types of workouts keeps the body guessing AND burning calories...


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

If anyone would like to start this with me Please message me :)
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

I would like to see an example of the food you eat in each day.. I don't really understand much about how many calories each food has.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

hi letmebeperfect! it is very easy to control your calorie intake with food nutrition databases like http://fddb.info/db/en/index.html - i love it - you just have to weight everything you eat and note it in your food diary.
after a while you get an overview


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

hi letmebeperfect! it is very easy to control your calorie intake with food nutrition databases like http://fddb.info/db/en/index.html - i love it - you just have to weight everything you eat and note it in your food diary.
after a while you get an overview

Thanks for the link. I also like to use myfitnesspal to track my daily intake.


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

I do and don't want to start this.........huh


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

hi letmebeperfect! it is very easy to control your calorie intake with food nutrition databases like http://fddb.info/db/en/index.html - i love it - you just have to weight everything you eat and note it in your food diary.
after a while you get an overview

 

thanks! i hope the site is reliable!


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H 1,61 (5'27)

HW 64 (141)

SW 58,5 (129)

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GW1 55 (121)
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UGW 48 (105)

 

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

I do and don't want to start this.........huh

Dreamer_Em12, this might not be the best place for you to start if you have never done anything like this before. Maybe try reducing your caloric intake over a few weeks and then take a look at this plan.... That way you won't lose all of your energy and it won't be such a shock to your system, especially being so young.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

i will only be able to start something like this when i live alone and i don't have any parents or doctors keeping track of what i eat. for now, i'm doing the best i can..


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H 1,61 (5'27)

HW 64 (141)

SW 58,5 (129)

CW 57 (126)

GW1 55 (121)
GW2 52 (115)
UGW 48 (105)

 

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

Dreamer_Em12, this might not be the best place for you to start if you have never done anything like this before. Maybe try reducing your caloric intake over a few weeks and then take a look at this plan.... That way you won't lose all of your energy and it won't be such a shock to your system, especially being so young.

 

I was thinking trying this once I get used to the diet plan I have now.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

I've tried this in the past and had major problems with it.  I wasn't able to stick with it. I know I suck!  UGH!  maybe after Christmas I will start this.  cause I know Christmas and family members will be force feeding me. and coming up to Christmas.  anyone else know what to do?


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

Well Guys . I just made my Own plan. I try to Eat just One Meal with my Parents and Eat other Shit but then throw it up again Twenty Minutes later. That Works also. And it Depends also on my Mood. I got to this bc of bullying and i also Cut myself . This Works good together Cuz If i want to Eat but Already at and my Parents would realize it i just Cut myself and the Feels go away.. My Parents found Out bout what i so but i still do it (im in Therapie) . But im still Not that Weight i want to be / have . ! Ill work on .! I always Loose 2 kg in two days. It Works. Im pro
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