GM diet : lose seven kilos in seven days

Hello everyone, hope all of you are doing well and are keeping healthy and happy. This article is all about the very famous GM diet. What is GM diet, how does it work, what are the benefits and possible side effects are some of the questions that we’ll in this article. The GM diet, also kown as General Motors diet is a diet plan that promises to help you lose around 7 kilos of weight in 7 days. The duration of this diet is 7 days and on each day of the diet, you eat different categories of food. This diet includes eating detoxifying foods that have negative calories.

Some interesting facts about GM diet

  • This was a diet designed for workers of GM motors in 1985 to help employees lose weight and enhance their work efficiency
  • It is claimed that it was created with assitance from the US Department of agriculture and FDA with widespread testing and research
  • It was at one time the most popular weight loss Fad diet
  • This is a diet plan which promises to help you lose upto 7 kilos in just one week
  • It is a strict deit plan broken up into 7 days

Benefits of GM Diet

  • Diet claims that this technique stimulates weight loss and helps burn fat faster than other diets
  • It also claims to help you get rid of toxins and impurities in your body
  • It promises to improve your digestion
  • It enhances your body’s ability to burn fat
  • It aids in avoidance of added sugar, you only get fructose from fruits
  • It helps you get better, glowing and healthy skin
  • It also claims to help you provide emotional stability and improve self esteem
  • It cures irritable bowel symdrome and constipation
  • It is divided into seven days with different rules for different days
  • It recommends drinking 8-12 glasses of water each day to stay hydrated
  • Exercise in the diet is optional, however, it recommends against exercise during the first 3 days
  • The diet allows the users to consume 2-3 bowls of ‘GM wonder soup’ daily. This wonder soup is made with cabbage, celery, tomatoes, onions and bell peppers

The Diet Plan

Day 1

  • All fruits except bananas
  • No limit specified
  • Recommended fruits are melons
  • It also incudes 8-12 glasses of water daily

Day 2

  • Large boiled potato limited to breakfast
  • Cooked or uncooked vegetables of your choice without oil
  • No amount or quantity has been specified
  • 8-12 glasses of water daily

Day 3

  • All fruits and vegetables (cooked / uncooked)
  • Except bananas and potatoes
  • No amount has been specified
  • 8-12 glasses of water daily

Day 4

  • 6 large to 8 small bananas
  • 3-4 glasses of milk (preferably skimmed)
  • 8-12 glasses of water

Day 5

  • 250 grams of protein like fish and chicken
  • Vegetarian can swap it with cottage cheese (paneer) or brown rice
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 12-15 glasses of water
  • Increased water intake to get rid of uric acid from the body

Day 6

  • One cup of brown rice
  • Unlimited amount of cooked or uncooked vegetables (except potatoes), without oil
  • 250 grams of protein (lean meat or cottage cheese / brown rice)
  • Extra water to flush out uric acid

Day 7

  • Umlimited amount of fruits and vegetables
  • Brown rice

Other Guidelines

  • Beans and legumes are avoided as it is high on calories
  • Coffee and green tea are allowed without any sweetners
  • Alcoholic beverages and soda are not allowed
  • Cottage cheese and soy milk are allowed as an alternate for meat
  • After completing one week, individual is advised to have a high protein and low carb diet to sustain weight loss

Possible Side Effects

  • It may be considered as a FAD or quick fix diet
  • It is not recommended for long term and sustainable weight loss
  • It is deficient in certain vital nutrients like vitamin B 12, calcium and iron
  • This diet is not scientifically backed
  • A low calorie diet more often than not results in weigh loss and can slow metabolism which may make it difficult to lose weight in the future
  • It may also cause irritability and mood swings
  • Person following this diet may feel very weak and tired due to sudden cut down in the calorie consumption
  • The diet may result in mild headaches
  • People with heart and gastric issues must seek consultation from their health care provider first
  • The body would use all the fluids in the diet for metabolism, it could therefore lead to dehydration
  • If you don’t consume the required dose of water, your muscles are bound to get stiff and weak

Verdict

  • This diet may give you the said result but it can’t become a part of a permanent healthy lifestyle
  • After completing this diet you must not eat incessantly, as it may cause more weight gain than loss
  • Rebound effects are possible
  • If you are already on a low calorie diet, it may not help you a lot and cause side effects
  • It is advised to not get used to trying it again and again, even if you achieve some success
  • Focus on long term goals and eating a balanced diet in general
  • Results may vary, but be aware of the side effects

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