The Ana Boot Camp Diet (ABC Diet) is an internet meme followed around on forums and is dedicated to support pro ana (pro anorexia, which is a movement which promotes anorexia as an unconventional lifestyle instead of a disease). The diet works by tricking the body’s metabolism by consuming an inconsistent level of calories, so that it doesn’t feel hungry. Instead, the body goes into a self-protective mode bringing the metabolism down to its slowest.
The Ana Boot Camp is an extremely low calories diet which comes with a 50-day agenda and lies down the amount of calories that we are allowed to take on one specific day. Calorie levels allowed range from 0 to 500, there’s only one day in the whole diet that allows up to 800 calories.
The diet also includes days during the span of which the diet does not allow any calories to be consumed; the dieter is supposed to fast for the whole day. Following are the details for the calories allowed each day:
Week 1: Day 1 (500 calories), Day 2 (500 calories), Day 3 (300 calories), Day 4 (400 calories), Day 5 (100 calories), Day 6 (200 calories), Day 7 (300 calories)
Week 2: Day 8 (400 calories), Day 9 (500 calories), Day 10 (fast), Day 11 (150 calories), Day 12 (200 calories), Day 13 (400 calories), Day 14 (350 calories)
Week 3: Day 15 (250 calories), Day 16 (200 calories), Day 17 (fast), Day 18 (200
calories), Day 19 (100 calories), Day 20 (fast), Day 21 (300 calories)
Week 4: Day 22 (250 calories), Day 23 (200 calories), Day 24 (150 calories) Day 25 (100 calories), Day 26 (50 calories), Day 27 (100 calories), Day 28 (200 calories)
Week 5: Day 29 (200 calories), Day 30 (300 calories), Day 31 (800 calories), Day 32 (fast), Day 33 (250 calories), Day 34 (350 calories), Day 35 (450 calories)
Week 6: Day 36 (fast), Day 37 (500 calories), Day 38 (450 calories), Day 39 (400 calories), Day 40 (350 calories), Day 41 (300 calories), Day 42 (250 calories)
Week 7: Day 43 (200 calories), Day 44 (200 calories), Day 45 (250 calories), Day 46 (200 calories), Day 47 (300 calories), Day 48 (200 calories), Day 49 (150 calories), Day 50 (Fast)
The diet has no rules, the dieter is allowed to eat what they want but they cannot exceed the total amount of calories prescribed under the plan for one day.
The diet did help people in losing weight. However, the weight loss is extremely dangerous and can cause loss of heart muscle. Some people who undergo the diet find it really effective, but not for a long time. After completion the dieters usually gain most of their weight back on and end up in a state worse than before they started.
There are no social media profiles or official websites for this diet.
The ABC diet was created by Robert S. Wielder as a comical response to all the fad diets available. Wielder’s diet is simple and does not come with tons of rules, there are just three of them: A, B and C. Each letter is associated with a certain type of food that the dieter can consume.
The diet can broadly be divided into 3 plans; A, B and C.
The category of A includes certain foods that begin with A. The foods include apples, abalone (edible sea shells) antelope and asparagus. Abalone is high in protein and the other three are rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants, which makes them a good diet choice.
Baguettes, beluga caviar, bean curd and bouillon are the choices that are given in the diet under the category of “B Foods”. The foods under the category “B” differ to a little extent from “A foods”. While the A foods are high in protein, B foods are intended to fill the dieter up. Bouillon is essentially a soup broth, which fills you up and thus prevents hunger, while bean curd and baguettes are rich in fiber. Foods that are high in fiber tend to make a person feel full.
Under the category C, the dieter is allowed to consume carrots, chard (a vegetable similar to spinach), catsup and celery. The diet allows us to mix and match these foods to bring variety in our diet and to make it more interesting.
Results and Reviews
Surprisingly, there were no reviews on the internet from dieters who had been on the diet.
Neither Ana Boot Camp or Robert S. Wielder have an active presence on social media networks.