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4.1

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Fun diet!

I love the Subway Diet mostly because of the fact that I love Subway sandwiches, so this really does not feel like a "diet" to me. I can have their subs...Read complete review

I love the Subway Diet mostly because of the fact that I love Subway sandwiches, so this really does not feel like a "diet" to me. I can have their subs everyday! I really have fun when I am on this diet. You are required to replace two meals with the subs from Subway. I lost around 6 pounds while on this diet. The best part about this diet is that you can never get bored since Subway has a large variety of options to choose from. Something to be noted is that you can't have mayonnaise or cheese while you are on the Subway Diet. Another thing that I like about this diet is that you are able to eat lots of veggies which is a really great thing. I also add some extra veggies to my sub which makes it really fresh and filling. I do not feel hungry at all like with most other diets out there. I fully recommend the Subway Diet to the people who want to have some fun while dieting! Happy dieting while eating!

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Jared lost weight eatings subs, I can too.

Jared made eating at Subway cool. It sounds easy enough, eat at Subway and lose weight. There you have it: The Subway Diet. No cooking, no guessing what to eat next,...Read complete review

Jared made eating at Subway cool. It sounds easy enough, eat at Subway and lose weight. There you have it: The Subway Diet. No cooking, no guessing what to eat next, no measuring out foods, no counting calories, just get in line and order your next sub.

Following the Subway Diet just got easier with their new fresh fit sides, including raisins and apples.

The problem with the Subway Diet is that while it may go well for a while and their food tastes good, it is not a long term program. It is too limited to follow for the rest of your life. Plus, just because it's on the menu doesn't mean it's healthy. Subways pizza is not the best choice. Neither is a meatball sub, subs loaded in cheese or dressings, or cookies. Eating veggie subs day after will certainly get old.

Using Subway fresh fit meals as part of a healthy diet is a good idea though. Subway offers on-the-go options for people watching their fat intake.

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5.0

easy to use

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from IN

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I give this a 9 because you must go to the restaurant daily ( or several times weekly) to fully get the benefits of a "Subway diet." I remember when Subway introduced Jared, and shared his success story of losing over a hundred pounds by simply eating at Subway. This began the Subway diet, one I actually really enjoy. Subway has nutrition information posted in several locations around the restaurant, including on the napkins. Subway offers many 6 inch subs with 6 grams of fat or less. I like that you have so many choices, veggie delite, turkey breast, roast beef, ham, club and oven roasted chicken to name a few. The veggie choices are the best, each sandwich can be customized with low/no calorie topping such as lettuce, spinach, tomato, onion, green pepper, banana peppers, and more. You are in control of the calorie and fat content. Choosing to follow the diet is very easy, and delicious, however, the only downfall is you must visit the restaurant on a regular basis to purchase the sandwiches for your meals.

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4.0

healthy food?

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from San Diego, CA

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I tried the Subway diet for a bit and while I didn't see any drastic results, I didn't really gain any weight in the process either so that's a plus. I'm not sure if there any actual scientific advantages to the subway diet but I think you do feel better about yourself that you're eating healthier than most fast foods as obviously the food isn't fried or oily. Although it shouldn't really factor into a diet, it's also a pretty cost conscious way of eating some fresh food because subway is pretty inexpensive. Of course, you can't also think just eating subway sandwiches alone will help you lose weight as they tell you that you also should regularly exercise and consume other healthy foods as well. Basically just have a healthy lifestyle and supplement with subway foods instead of thinking subway will be the be all end all of the diet. Overall, I would recommend it.

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4.0

Wow, Subway!

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from Undisclosed

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I love eating at Subway, and they offer many healthy choices compared to regular food counterparts. They have a large variety of options to choose from, and the sandwich making options are endless! I have always loved getting sandwiches from Subway, and they always fill me up! The Subway diet consists of replacing a meal with a Subway sandwich, which works very well! I usually had chips and soda to eat with my sandwich, but now I opt for a nice salad or a handful of almonds and water to complement my sandwich. It's a great diet to be on if you want a satisfying meal while shedding weight! Subway always offers cheap deals for their food, and I would say once you start losing the weight, I would exercise more as well. Sooner or later, your body gets used to the sandwiches so you must do even more to keep off the weight.

Therefore, I wouldn't say this exactly is a diet. The Subway plan will help you lose a few pounds, but it isn't as consistent as a regular diet program. The Subway diet is where I had to make all the healthy decisions myself, rather than having someone tell me how many calories I should eat and what foods I shouldn't eat. With this in mind, I did lose a few pounds- but it wasn't as effective whenever I was tempted to eat a cookie or a slice of cake. Compared to regular junk food, Subway is a much better choice. However, I was more in control with programs like HerbaLife where people checked up on me more often.

Effectiveness
Eating Subway is much better than turning towards junk foods, but it wasn't effective as other diets in helping me stay in shape.

Side Effects
Very little side effects if any.

Ease of Use
Very easy and fun to make a sandwich, and all choices are very delicious!

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5.0

Losing Weight with Subway

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from Peoria, IL

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I give subway an overall rating of 9 because it is a great meal that is healthy for you. It also contains food from the food guide that is good for you.

Effectiveness
I love the fact that Subway satisfies my cravings. It leaves me full without feeling bloated and I love the fact that it is wholesome goodness. Subway is also non greasy and low in fat which is great is my opinion.

Side Effects
When I choose to stick to my Subway diet I know that there are no repercussions from eating When I eat Subway I know that I am losing weight. I am also feeling full and tend to snack less on the junk food. I do not experience any side effects when I am on the Subway diet.

Ease of Use
I love the fact that the Subway diet is simple to implement. It is very convenient as all I have to do is order whichever sandwich I feel like for that day. Some days I eat the cold sandwiches and other days I order a hot one. I like the fact that I can change out the toppings.

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4.0

Subway Diet ... Taste Great, Didn't work for me

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from USA

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Overall, the Subway diet can be summarized in one word - tasty. The nationally recognized Jarrod and his infamous pants and his weight loss is tempting. Now, to clarify, I am by no means obese. I ideally would like to lose 5 - 10 pounds. Staying at my weight now, about 130, I still work hard to maintain. I eat no breakfast, a very small lunch, and a decent size dinner. I also workout 7 days a week. I often find myself very hungry and the small lunch I wasn't eating wasn't satisfying me by any stretch. So I thought, if I could even maintain my current weight and eat Subway for lunch / dinner, or possibly lose weight - that's great! I have to admit, the meals were satisfying, the choices were plentiful, I was very full. I kept up the workout regimen I was on. I tried it for about 2 weeks without stepping on the scale. Then one day I noticed I had to go a notch looser on the belt I wear to work almost every day. Uh oh. I stepped on the scale - I gained 4 pounds! So to summarize, maybe people who normally eat a big mac and large fries for their meals would lose weight, but for me, not a great diet option.

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4.0

A decent option for a busy person

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from USA

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Losing weight is about making good choices with the resources at your disposal. Will eating at Subway 21 times a week make you lose weight? No. Will making healthy choices about what you eat make you lose weight? Usually, yes.

The best aspects of the subway diet are a finite number of choices, portion controlled servings, and not having to prepare any meals yourself. There is no membership fee. There are no frozen meals. There are very few temptations even if you do make a bad choice and there are people watching your decisions as you place your order.

When I dieted with subway, I looked at their lite menu options. It helped me to avoid the calorie hogs, like cheeses and dressings. It's not as if I didn't already know that these toppings add fat and unnecessary calories to my diet already but having the options narrowed down for me, helped me to make the healthier choice more frequently. I generally paired a 6-inch veggie delite with apple slices or yogurt and I only drank water.

I don't think there's anything exceptionally nutritious about Subway over what I prepared at home. However, I often don't have time or inclination to make my own meals so this gave me an option that is healthier than french fries.

The drawback to the Subway diet is price, boredom, and a lot of bread. While it's convenient to have fewer options, I found by the third week that I was tired of salads and sandwiches and that I wanted an actual meal. I wasn't getting all of my fruits and veggies that I should have been eating. Also, it is cheaper to make the same sandwiches at home. I was paying for convenience.

Is it a great diet? No. Is it a decent alternative if you eat out frequently or don't prepare your own food? Yes. Did I lose weight? Yes but only a few pounds which tends to be my weight loss on most diets.

Effectiveness
5lbs weight loss over a few weeks

Side Effects
Boredom from sandwiches

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You don't have to prepare any food yourself!

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2.0

This is not a diet program, it's a fast food restaurant.

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from West Virginia

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Subway was one of my go-to restaurants for a couple weeks because of all of the commercials suggesting that I could lose weight by eating their food. The reality for me was not weight loss, but weight gain.

Here's the deal. I gained about 60 pounds in a year. I was in college and packed on the Freshman Fifteen and then some.

I was about 35-40 pounds overweight for my height and got to a point to where I was willing to try any type of weight loss program. Our college has a Subway on campus so I started trying to eat at Subway at least twice a day so that I could lose some weight. The reality is that it just isn't feasible if you're not calorie counting.

The photos and commercials make you think you're getting this huge sub that is going to be low calorie when you're really getting a skimpy sandwich that is still bad for you.

The 6-inch subs have between 200-400 calories just in the bread. If you get a foot long sub you end up with between 400-800 just in bread. If you like meat, you're adding in 200-400 more calories. Cheese adds about 200-400 on top of that. I would usually get a sub with ham, cheese, tomatoes, pickles, and mustard. I know that sounds gross to some but it was my go to sandwich. I would usually get a 6 inch with the 3 cheese and herbs bread. When I totaled up my calories, my 6-inch weight loss plan included 400 calories worth of bread, 200 worth of meat, 200 more worth of cheese, and about 50 calories in extras. I was eating an 850 calorie sub.

The cashiers also talk you into a drink and healthy chips. The chips are baked so they're supposed to be healthy but they tack on another 150 calories. If you get a drink, you can get a soda or a Gatorade. The sodas tack on 200 calories or the Gatorade tacks on about 50. I could've been drinking water, but really, I can't resist a good beverage with my meal.

An 800 calorie sub, a 150 calorie bag of chips, and a 50 calorie Gatorade later and I was eating about 1000 calories a meal at Subway thinking I was doing something healthy. Once I began tracking calories, I realized that the only way to lose weight eating Subway would be to eat a sub piled with low calorie vegetables and very little meat or cheese. Ultimately, you're getting bread and a smidge of everything else.

I tried to add salads in for a few meals also but once I sat down with my calorie counting app, I realized the salads weren't helping either. The salads with meat and cheese and a package of dressing were costing me another 600-800 calories. I was fooled by the marketing and as a 19 year old woman who was trying to lose weight, I bought into it.

This diet lasted all of two weeks before I realized I wasn't losing any weight and I may have even gained some. I don't dislike subway for their marketing, but you should be careful and eat in moderation when choosing subway. Perhaps if you were used to eating 5000 calories a day, and started to switch over to just eating Subway, then subs might be a good substitution. In my case, Subway made my weight loss journey more difficult and I opted to only eat their subs and salads as an occasional treat.

I would suggest calorie counting and the food pyramid for better results.

I am 26 now and happy at 130 lbs with a 5'6" frame.

Effectiveness
This is a reasonable diet plan unless you're counting your calories and paying attention to what you're truly getting. I believe Subway has the potential to offer some great low calorie choices, but their menu items as is allow for a lot of added calories.

Side Effects
I actually gained a couple pounds trying to lose weight with Subway but that was my poor choice in toppings.

Ease of Use
This seems like it would be easy to use but unless you're counting your calories, it's too easy to intake way more than you mean to.

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5.0

Tastiest way to lose pounds

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from Nesconset,ny

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This is one diet I would say is the best and most delicious. Best of all it takes no effort, all you have do is eat. Well of course exercise too, but really I did lose weight eating subway for a while. I like plain sandwiches and usually just have the turkey which is less calories than other options, but there's so many combinations to choose from that are half of what you would eat at a fast food restaurant. I love too that even from the napkins to the soda cups, it lists calories on almost everything it serves and compares it to other unhealthier choices. In six weeks with some exercise I lost 10 pounds and I know it was from changing fast food to eating at subway because doing the same amount of exercise and eating unhealthy take out I seen no results. After substituting my usual meals for the subs, I lost the weight. Either way how you feel about if it's believable, it seemed to work for me and it is definitely a healthy choice and delicious.

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4.0

Not very practical

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from Colorado Springs, CO

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The Subway diet is one that consists of eating only things that the fast food chain Subway offers in addition to small snacks like fruits and similar items. This diet became popular when Jared the Subway guy lost a large amount of weight after eating only subway sandwiches. I do like Subway subs but the cost of them seems to be impractical for the average person to eat it three times a day every day. They do have many options at Subway to be able to stick to this diet without getting bored with it. Plus these subs are much tastier than normal prepackaged diet foods with programs that deliver to your house. This diet is fairly easy to understand and use since Subway has postings throughout their restaurants and on their website that offers all the nutritional information you need to know to make a selection that meets your diet, nutrition, and weight loss goals. Their tuna is my favorite but way too fattening with the mayonnaise to ever be included in their diet options.

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4.0

Works if you Stick to it Taste Good Too!

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from Wrightstown NJ

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What attracted me to try this diet was Jared, the Subway spokesperson, who lost a lot of weight from eating Subway sandwiches. When they opened a Subway in my town, I decided to give it a try. I did not think it could actually work since you were eating subs but when I looked at the nutritional content and calories of the subs , it was healthy. If you choose wisely a Subway sub is quite low in calories. A 6" turkey sub with lettuce, tomato and veggies has a surprisingly low calorie count of just around 230 calories. Not bad for a sub! You could acutally eat four of these a day and still come in under 1000 calories a day. They tase good also. I stayed on it for about a week. It did work and I did lose some weight. I don't think you could stay on it for too long as you may get tierd of eating the sandwiches. The price of the subs are reasonable and many times they run specials for buy one get one free. If you want something that taste good and at the same time is low in calories , try this diet.

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