Should you try the The Bruh diet?
Updated: Feb 21
The Bruh diet has been the holy grail of weight loss since the 80's.
Anytime you get mainstream advice on dieting, you'll probably get some version of the Bruh diet.
It's a safe, low risk play.
And it covers the asses of the people doling out the advice which is usually a 110 lb Dietician, or a trainer named Sven with great abs at the big gym.
And if the dieter fails on it-it's always their fault.
Alright, so what is the Bruh diet?
It's frequent eating.
-Eat tiny meals up to 6-7 times per day
-Eat high amounts of protein daily (1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight)
-Eat moderate amounts of carbs
-Eat low amounts of fat
The theory is that all of these tiny meals keep your metabolism cranked and you can lose all the weight you want.
Is this really the case? Maybe.
First, for full disclosure, I do have a few clients that I advise to eat this way. It works for some people, and a small handful of them thrive on this type of diet. There are countless stories of miracle transformations using this method.
Admittedly, I used this diet myself back in 1999 and I got so ripped people didn't recognize me. I was miserable. I was exhausted, and weak as Olive Oyl.
But I sure was shredded.
Clearly it works for some people--some of the time.
Here's the deal:
You're eating all the time. Only a couple hours or so pass between "feedings."
You are eating a bunch of small meals of 2-300 calories.
You're planning and prepping constantly.
Food becomes an obsession (it did for me and many others)
For some of us, the juice isn't worth the squeeze.
The biggest downfall of the Bruh diet is that you become a slave to food.
It runs you.
Food owns you.
You start dreaming about eating.
When I was on this diet I read neutron textbooks at night.
That's how obsessed with food I became.
Since the meals are tiny, you're never really satisfied.
In fact, the small meals might make you way hungrier than had you we not eaten anything.
But wait, doesn't eating all the time rev up any metabolism?
The evidence is shaky at best.
Fasting increases metabolism more convincingly in my opinion.
How's that for a paradox?
There are better options than making food the center of your life, trust me.
The real reason the Bruh diet seems to work is this:
Someone that does it has cleaned up their diet anyway.
There's nothing magical about frequent eating.
If the eat 6x per day plan works for you--fine. Do it.
But if it failed you, get a better plan.
And if you'd like some guidance. Let me help.
Leanness. Health. Strength.
P.S. My client Cindy lost a bunch of weight after ditching frequent eating. Not only is she down 27 lbs, she's free from the drudgery of eating all the time. She still cannot believe it.