The General Motors diet is one of the most googled as well as most sought after diet from the millions that exist. It is recommended to do this diet once in 6 months atleast as it has a lot of health benefits. For me it is definately one of those few diets that I can swear by.
But please bear in mind. All diets will provide results only if followed properly and also it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle post the diet or else it will lead to a sudden weight gain which is not healthy.
Things to Remember
- Staying hydrated is very important. Therefore, dieters should drink at least 10-15 glasses of water each day.
- Alcohol should strictly be avoided during the course of diet. This is because alcohol nullifies the effects of the diet and triggers water which prevents the dieters to get rid of the excess fluids from their systems.
- Drinks such as water, club soda, plain black coffee, black tea without sugar and fruit juices (only on day 7) can be taken with this diet.
All fruits Day
You can have any type of fruits except Banana, Avocado. Preferably have Papaya, Melons, Oranges and citrus high content fruits. Eat as much as 6 to 7 small meal portions as and when you are hungry. Remember this is not a starvation diet! Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water.
Side effects : Lethargy and a bit drained out of energy.
Benefit: Cleanse your diet system and increase metabolism
The Veggiesauras Day.
All sort of vegetables can be consumed today except beans. Since the body has no Carbs from the previous day, this day can start with a baked potato. Sample plan is as below.
1 large Baked / Boiled and mashed potato with a pat of butter or olive oil (you can also have sweet potato instead)
Mid Morning snack : Cucumbers / Carrots
Lunch : Lunch can be Salad with lettuce, cabbage, cucumber, any sort of veggies with a pat of olive oil a bit of Salt , pepper and lime juice (no dressing or mayo)
Mid Afternoon : cherry tomatoes / Cucumbers / Rocca or something light.
Dinner : Stir fry / Boiled Cauli, brocolli and asparages salad.
Consume 10 glasses of water today.
Side effects : Slight headache
Benefit : Provides Carbs
Today you can have a mix of Day 1 and Day 2 i.e Fruits and Veggies (no Banana, Potato, Beans, Avocado). I had a raw salad mix for breakfast and a big bowl of Soya and stir fry beggies for lunch however I personally had just a bown of fruits at night which was watermelons. As the next day the stomach will get a bit heavy with Day 4 diet. (Remember Water water water)
Ba ba ba bananana with Milk with wonder soup
As much as I hate both, you need to consume 4 regular sized bananas (if u read 8 somewhere it is incorrect) and Milk. I had a 1L of skimmed milk. I had the breakfast as a Banana milkshake
Also you can consume the wonder cabbage soup which promotes weight loss. Recipe is below
Recipe for GM Diet Wonder soup
1 Cup chopped cabbage, half a stick celery, 2 Onions, 3 Tomatoes, 1 Capsicum
- Boil onion, peppers, cabbage and celery in water together with salt, pepper and herbs for flavoring. Any flavoring may be used as long as there is no fat included. Extra vegetables may be added except for beans as they add extra calories. Serve hot. (If you are pressure cooking it then cook for 5 whistles)
This soup can be consumed from Day 2 to Day 7 of your diet if needed.
The original diet says Beef Patty along with 6 tomatoes. However I have replaced Beef with Chicken as I dont consume beef. Sample diet plan below
1 cup of Tomatoes and Cucumber (have 3 tomatoes and 1 cucumber) along with a Chicken Patty (This can be fried or grilled. If it is from a Burger please remove the bread and only have the patty)
Stir Fry veggies with Chicken. Stir fry your fav veggies along with chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper, soya and vinegar
Have Tomatoes. Remember consume 6 to 8 Tomatoes today.
Have a chicken steak or Grilled chicken with boiled veggies. If you are marinating it make sure its with minimum spices.
Have atleast 12 to 15 Glasses of water. Tomatoes help removing uric acid to please do consume them.
Follow Day 5 except no need to consume tomatoes today. You can replace it with any other Veg. Also you can replace Chicken with Salmon today as it provides Protein
Prepare Brown rice pulav. Today you can have a lot of fruits, Veggies of your choice cooked or raw, and Brown rice pulav. No Non veg today. Make sure you intake a lot of Greens for maximum effect. Have 15 glasses of water today.
I lost 4 KG in 7 days. I did cheat with small locker biscuits 😄😄😄