What is ABC – Ana Boot Camp Diet?

November 9th, 2011

Ana Boot Camp or ABC diet is an extreme low calorie pro-anorexia diet normally lasting 50 days. It contains 5 fast days during which the dieter is strictly not allowed to consume any calories. The rest of the days allow between 100-800 calories to take in. The chart below shows the outline of the diet.

The ABC Diet Plan

Week Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Week 1 500 500 300 400 100 200 300
Week 2 400 500 Fast 150 200 400 350
Week 3 250 200 Fast 200 100 Fast 300
Week 4 250 200 150 100 50 100 200
Week 5 200 300 800 Fast 250 350 450
Week 6 Fast 500 450 400 350 300 250
Week 7 200 200 250 200 300 200 150
Week 8 Fast Slowly return to a normal diet


ABC Diet ExampleThe diet works on the basis that the body’s metabolism is being tricked by consuming a variable level of calories, so it won’t feel much hunger. Instead it goes into a defensive mode where the metabolism is slowed down to the minimum.

The ABC diet is not advised by many diet experts as the recommended minimum number of calories per day should not be below 1000 / 1500 calories. Anything lower than that is risky and the risks are detailed here.

Some people who go through this diet they find it extremely effective, however not for long, as after completion they gain most of their weight back and end up in a worst state then before they started it.


Share Your ABC Diet Results With Us

January 15th, 2012


If you have tried the ABC diet please share your experience and results with us by commenting to this post, so that we can publish it on the site. Write about what made you start the diet, whether you have completed it and why you would or wouldn’t  recommend it for those who are considering trying it out.



Risks of ABC Diet

November 14th, 2011

ABC diet like every low calorie health diet is risky, as you don’t actually loose body fat as it appears but water instead. During the diet period your body will get use to save energy as the calorie intake is minimal. When you finish the ABC diet your body will continue to save the calories and store even more body fat than before, therefore you actually gain more weight than you lost.

Low blood sugar is one risk of the ABC diet and leads to low energy levels. Hence it is likely that you experience dizziness. The risk of losing muscle mass and osteoporosis is very high and due to deficiency of necessary vitamins even organ damage can be caused too. There are other risks of the diet too:

  • Malnutrition
  • Fatigue
  • A learned obsession with calories, fat and sugar intakes
  • Paranoia
  • Sensitivity to cold temperatures
  • Depression
  • An increased likelihood to participate in other dangerous eating rituals