I don’t know if I should love or curse Pinterest for this pin I stumbled across for the GM diet. Have you heard about the GM diet? It’s a week long diet/cleanse based on eating only fruits, veggies, and a vegetable soup for rapid weight loss. Eating all the fruits and veggies I want for 7 days with the goal of losing 10 or more pounds? I’m in.
Though I must apologize in advance because this post is going to be really long due to the amount of information there is to share about the GM diet.
The GM diet, was supposedly designed by General Motors for their employees and dependents to facilitate its health and fitness program. Supposedly. From what I’ve read, the GM diet is not endorsed by the General Motors Company. I can find lots of research to say that, but not much “official” research to say that GM claims the GM diet.
Anyways. I showed the GM diet plan to Jason, and because he knows I have zero willpower, he said he would do the GM diet with me. We started the day after Super Bowl. I thought I could do anything for 7 days; I was wrong.
Does the GM Diet Work?
I wouldn’t know because I was ready to gnaw my arm off on Morning 3 and didn’t make it. On the other hand, Jason did make it through the entire week.
Did the GM diet work for him? Yep, it sure did…but not without some side effects.
Here is his daily weight:
Day 1: 200.8 pounds
Day 2: 197.7 pounds
Day 3: 195.7 pounds
Day 4: 193.5 pounds
Day 5: 191.3 pounds
Day 6: 190.0 pounds
Day 7: 189.1 pounds
Jason lost 11.7 pounds in just 7 days. However he was extremely tired, lethargic, no energy, grouchy, and generally hungry. He did it for me…and he wanted to know if it would really work so I could share all of this on my blog.
The GM diet didn’t work for me, and it may not be for everyone, but based on what happened with Jason and some of the other reviews I’ve read, people are promoting the GM diet.
For those of you interested, here is the GM Diet plan.
The GM Diet 7-Day Plan
The GM diet is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter by atleast 10 pounds. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.
During the first seven days you must drink 10 glasses of water each day. You must abstain from all alcohol.
Beverages you may consume while on the GM diet :
1. Water (flavored with lemon/lime if desired).
2. Club Soda is OK.
3. Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.
4. Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.
5. Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven.
All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consists of all fruits you want. It is suggested you consume lost of watermelon and cantaloupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.
All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the new and cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the account or type. Avoid oil and coconut while cooking vegetables. Have large boiled potato for breakfast.
Any mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet and no potatoes today.
Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. You can also have 1 bowl of vegetable soup.
Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.
Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your heart’s content.
Today your food intake will consist of 1 cup rice, fruit juice and the vegetables you care to consume. Tomorrow morning you will be 10 – 17 pounds lighter than 1 week ago.
You have your system under control now and it will thank you for all the purging and cleansing you just gave it. Even more than a diet program it is good to follow the GM diet once in a while to clean your digestive system and remove toxic substances that have accumulated in the system.
Additional Comments about the GM diet
The most important element of the GM diet is the 10 tall glasses of water a day. You can also flavor the water will some lemon to make the drink easier. While on the program, take only black coffee and never more than one teaspoon of oil. Preferably do not use oil because the high calorific content. No fruit juices before day seven.
If you desire further weight loss, repeat the GM diet again. Repeat the GM diet as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you rest for three days before every repetition.
If you decide to repeat the GM diet, it is suggested that you are allowed two glasses of white wine in addition to the instructions on the program. You may substitute champagne for white wine. Under no circumstances are you to drink any other alcoholic beverages with the exception of beer which is allowed. Any liquor (bourbon,vodka, rum) is forbidden. Cream drinks are especially forbidden. You may have an occasional cordial such as creme de menthe or schnapps, but you must always limit yourself to two drinks. If you wine, drink only wine that day. If you have beer, drink only beer that day, etc. Alcohol adds empty calories to your diet. However, after the first week it will help your digestion and settle your stomach.
Here is what happens to you body while you are on this program and how and why it works:
Day 1: You are preparing your system for the upcoming program. Your only source of nutrition is fresh fruits. Fruits are nature’s perfect food. They provide everything you can possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.
Day 2: Starts with a fix complex carbohydrates in the form of a boiled potato. This is taken in the form of a boiled potato and taken in the morning to provide energy and balance. The rest of the day too consists of vegetables which are virtually calories free and provide essential nutrients and fiber.
Day 3: Eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from fruits. Your system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will have cravings, which should start to diminish by day four.
Day 4: Bananas and milk. You are in for a surprise. You probably will not be able to eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there fore the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the last three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets and you will be surprised at how easy this day will go.
Day 5: Beef and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. Your allowance calls for the equivalent of five “quarter ponders”. Do not feel you have to eat all this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.
Day 6: It is similar to five. is similar to day five. Iron and proteins from beef, vitamins and fiber from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today, compared to day one.
Day 7: You may celebrate with champagne. You may also have white wine instead of champagne, but in all practical programs, and in all surveys done to measure the success of the program, General Motors employees have always preferred champagne to white wine.
GM Diet Wonder Soup
- 28 oz water
- 6 large onions
- 2 green peppers
- 3 whole tomatoes (fresh or canned)
- 1 cabbage
- 1 bunch celery
- 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- Herbs and seasoning as desired
- Cut up all of the veggies and add it to the boiling water. Season with the soup and herbs.
- Let cook until the veggies are tender, about 30 minutes.
I used WAY more water than the 28 ounces called for in the recipe. I also read several variations of this recipe that allows you to use any veggies that you would like in this soup.
You can take any amount of General Motors wonder soup on any day. The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities.
What do you think of the GM diet? Would you be willing to give it a try for 7 days?
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