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 8||Fast||Slowly return to a normal diet|
The 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.