Most of us have seen the commercials that show a few people that lost large amounts of weight by eating sandwiches from Subway. “Man Loses 245 Pounds Eating Nothing But SUBWAY Sandwiches” What they don’t say in the commercials, but do state in the press release, is that this man was formerly living on “the fat-laden, fast-food burgers and pizza that were formerly mainstays of his diet.” He then made a drastic change in his diet.
Fogle ate a 6-inch turkey sub for lunch and a foot-long veggie sub for dinner. He enjoyed a small bag of baked potato chips with lunch and permitted himself diet soft drinks throughout the day. He skipped breakfast and held the cheese and mayonnaise for a diet that totaled less than 10 grams of fat and about 1,000 calories per day. He also included a walking program and consulted a physician.
Something else they don’t tell you in the commercial is that Subway is not actually endorsing the diet. Subway Corporate Dietician Lanette Roulier stresses that the chain does not endorse the “Jared Diet.” “It’s great that it worked for him but I would rather he had eaten a balanced breakfast and more fruits and vegetables,” says Roulier. They are not endorsing it, they are just capitalizing on it.