If you watch any television at all you couldn't have missed it. Subway sandwich shop's pride and joy, not to mention major marketing coup, Jared Fogle now has a fleet of followers. Fogle, a 22-year old university student, lost 245 pounds with a diet consisting largely of Subway's no-frills, low-fat submarine sandwich. For almost a year he ate two a day, along with a bag of chips, lots of diet soda - and nothing else. He also took up a walking regime. Now his success has brought him some followers whom Subway has apparently dubbed the "Friends of Jared," or FOJs. While the Connecticut-based Subway Restaurants has enjoyed a 20 percent growth spurt since Fogle's appearance, there are questions about how healthy the Subway diet really is. Health professionals stress that while the diet worked uniquely for Jared it wouldn't apply to the majority of people. They also aren't impressed with all the diet soda, the lack of fruit, the fact that all the protein is from animal sources or the concentration of calories in just two meals. Better to stick to more balanced meals along with that daily exercise.
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