Refers to a diet consisting mostly of Subway's low-fat "7 Under 6
Popularized by Jared Fogle
, a Subway customer who between March 1998
and March 1999 lost an incredible 245 pounds by eating
only a 6" turkey sub, a 12" Veggie Delite
, 2 Diet Coke
s, and a bag
of potato chips
every single day. This kept his daily intake
at about 1000 calories a day and under 10 grams of fat.
Subway has turned his story into a "Jared Inspired
Me" ad campaign, and since its inception hundreds of others have tried
the Subway Diet and successfully lost weight. Many success stories
are featured on posters in Subway restaurants, in their newer ads, and
on the Subway website.
Some nutritional experts are skeptical, since
eating solely at Subway will neglect certain food groups, but the sheer
amount of weight people have lost on the Subway Diet is astounding.
Subway strongly urges consultation with a physician
before radically changing your diet.