The GM Diet Plan: How To Lose Weight In 7 Days?
General Motors, the American corporate giant that builds cars, has created a worldwide phenomenon by introducing the General Motors Diet plan, more popularly known as the GM Diet. This diet can be followed by any person of any age. This raging phenomenon claims to make a person lose up to 8 kilograms in one week of following a miracle diet. But does it?
I have to confess, I’m a bit on the plumper side and would like nothing more than to get those extra kilos off my body. I have tried exercise, yoga, Pilates, diets and what not. Sadly, my body has a mind of its own. It doesn’t seem to want to lose weight. Well actually, I don’t want to lose weight either. It’s the bulk I’m more worried about. So when I heard of the GM diet, as usual, I was eager to try it out.
GM Diet Chart : The Beginning:
The GM diet is a week-long diet with a specific food intake for each of the seven days. If followed exactly, the GM diet claims to make the follower lose 5-8 kilos in the duration of the diet. The trick of the GM diet is to not go hungry. But to fill yourself with so much food that we don’t go hungry at all.
My curiosity was further aroused. A diet in which we actually eat. A diet which doesn’t make us starve. I surely wanted to try that out as soon as possible. So I began my preparation. So read the procedure on how to lose weight in 7 days.
1. Day One:
Day one was an all fruits day. The GM Diet Chart said to eat all the fruits we possibly can with the exception of bananas. Any fruit any time except bananas. The suggestion was more of watermelon and cantaloupe. Also, we were supposed to drink 8-12 glasses of water throughout the day. If hungry, we are not doing the diet properly.
I followed day one to a T. Crammed myself with fruits. I had oranges, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, pomegranate, apples, peaches, pears, strawberries, custard apples and all else. And of course water. No hunger. Whenever I was hungry, I had more fruits. And thus went day one.
2. Day Two:
Day two was an all vegetables day. We could eat any cooked and uncooked vegetables of our choice. Make sure to use no oil while cooking the vegetables. The day started with a large boiled potato for breakfast. And again, water, 8-12 glasses of it throughout the day.
By day two, I was feeling very enthusiastic. I had not experienced any hunger the day before. So I was pretty sure I could manage day two as well. I started off with the boiled potato. It was funny having the potato with nothing, but I somehow got it down. The rest of the day I spent eating veggies. I downed cucumber, carrots uncooked as well as boiled, boiled beans, raw lettuce, boiled bottle guard and water. By evening I was feeling a bit uncomfortable. The fiber in the vegetables had me rushing to the toilet again and again. But ultimately my digestive system was being cleaned up. So I was fine with it. Again, no hunger on day two.
3. Day Three:
Day three of the GM’S diet plan is a fruit and vegetable day. No potatoes on this day and no bananas still. Same 8-12 glasses of water throughout the day.
By day three, my system got used to all the rabbit food I was giving it. Had a happy day with the variety of fruits and vegetables the market had to offer. Except the toilet situation, I was happy with the diet till now.
4. Day Four:
The fourth day of the GM diet chart and plan is supposed to be a bananas and milk day. We are supposed to have as many as 8-10 bananas and 3-4 glasses of milk throughout the day.
I was a little worried about day four. I wasn’t sure whether 8-10 bananas and 3 glasses of milk would be enough to last me through the day. I started off with one banana and a glass of milk for breakfast. By mid-morning, I was hungry enough for two more bananas. For lunch I had one more glass of milk with two more bananas. I was surprised. Five bananas, and half a day already over. I had one more banana in the evening with another glass of milk. And for dinner I had two bananas. By the end of the day I was really surprised. I managed the day with just three glasses of milk and 8 bananas, and no sign of hunger. I was so full with all the bananas I was having. Amazing.
[ Read: Banana Diet for Weight Loss ]
5. Day Five:
Day five is feast day on the GM Diet plan. We can have on cup of rice for lunch and had to have six large tomatoes throughout the day. By day five, we would be producing a lot more uric acid in our body so the water intake has to be increased to 15 glasses throughout the day.
Here came the problem. I hate tomatoes. No matter in which form, raw or cooked, I just cannot eat tomatoes. They do not go down my throat. So I was a little worried about how I was going to handle the tomatoes. Then my mom suggested, why not puree the tomatoes, cook them, add coriander, cumin, pepper, salt and make it into a soup. I can eat tomato soup. And thus my tomatoes were ground and souped up. I had this soup throughout the day. Not the ideal way but I sure got the tomatoes down.
6. Day Six:
Another Feast day in the GM Diet. We could have one cup of rice for lunch and all the vegetables we can eat throughout the day. Again the water intake was 8-12 glasses throughout the day.
By day six, I was definitely feeling lighter. I did not weight myself at any point during the GM Diet, but I was feeling much lighter. I had no trouble with the vegetables on day six as my body had gotten used to the diet already. Drank the required amount of water. I realised, whether or not I was losing weight, I was definitely improving my digestive system.
7. Day Seven:
The last day of GM’S Diet. Day seven consists of one cup rice, all the vegetables we care to consume and any fruit juice.
Day seven is a perfect finale to the diet. We eat all the vegetables we can possibly eat and flush out everything with fruit juices.
I was so happy that I managed to stick to the diet and complete it. My face was glowing with all the nutrients I gave my body. My digestion was back on track after the superb cleansing I put it through and I was definitely looking less rotund. I had noticeably thinned down after the diet.
I got onto the scales to see how much weight I had lost during the course of the diet. To my horror, I had lost only about 3 kilos. I was so disappointed that I had not achieved the 5-8 kilos mentioned. Then I realised, all my dresses, which weren’t fitting earlier, are now comfortably sliding down me. I had lost three inches off my body which is quite an achievement.
My body is grateful to me that I put it through such a wonderful wellness diet that it rewarded me with the required inch loss rather than the weight loss.
So for all you enthusiasts that are starving yourselves to achieve a slimmer trimmer you. Please stop. There is a much healthier way to get what you want. The GM Diet, is really a miraculous diet.