GM Diet Reviews - Does the GM Diet Program Work?

GM Diet is nothing but a simple weight loss management plan first developed by the GM (General Motors) Corporation in order to help keep their staff stay healthy and be in shape. This particular diet plan involves the consumption of selected foods (rich in proteins sufficient for a human body to survive the whole day), in contrast to weekly schedules. This diet regime actually started as an in-house program within the GM Corporation but became popular worldwide today. By following the GM diet, you can easily reduce up to 10 to 17 pounds (4 to 7 KGs) in just 7days naturally. The beauty of this 7 day diet plan is that you shed weight by providing what is necessary for your body to survive. As you follow the diet, it helps you both reducing the weight and the same time help you to cleanse and detoxify your body. There are few enthusiasts who follow this 7 day GM diet once every few months, primarily to cleanse & detoxify their body rather than for just weight loss.
GM Diet Weight Loss Plan

Does the GM Diet Plan Really Work?

Over the past few years, the GM diet has become very popular among the people who’re desperately looking to lose weight naturally. However, there are still a few people who question the effectiveness of this diet. According to a recent study, the General Motors diet has been proved to be effective in getting rid of those excess pounds at a much faster rate, i.e. at least 10 pounds (4 Kilos) a week. However, the normal weight loss diets will only help you to lose 1 or 2 pounds per week which makes the GM diet more powerful to others. All this diet includes is raw fruits, raw & boiled vegetables and reduced intake of meat in those 7 days. In order to increase the effectiveness of this diet, the experts suggest that you should supplement your diet with a regular exercise routine which just takes 10 minutes of your daily routine. This is because if you work out for at least 10 minutes every day, then your body’s metabolism would be improved thus letting you shed more weight in the same 7 day span.

How to Prepare for the GM Diet?

If you’re looking to reduce excess weight through the GM diet weight loss management regimen, then you should be able to control or withstand few obstacles. They are...
  • Excess sweating
  • Occasional cravings or feeling of hunger
  • Momentary weakness
The above mentioned side effects would be seen on the first day (also on the 2nd day in some rare cases) of the 7 days GM diet plan. The best way to overcome these obstacles is to stay hydrated. That means, you’ll have drink water regularly (8-10 glasses per day) in order to overcome cravings as well to boost your metabolism. Those who follow this diet without proper preparation may suffer with the below problems
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Increase in the body temperatures
  • Malaise – General discomfort or uneasiness
Luckily, all these problems can be solved by the intake of adequate water regularly during the diet period.

GM Diet & Alcohol

Alcohol intake should be avoided while you’re following this diet regimen. It should be your first in your list while preparing for the GM diet program. The main reason behind avoiding alcohol is that it prevents the effects of your diet from showing up as well as it triggers water retention and so those who ignore this suggestion would end up with the same weight even after dieting for the whole week.

Side Effects of GM Diet Plan

As this is a fast-paced diet plan, the followers of the GM diet will likely to experience conditions such as:
  • Muscle weakness – This is primarily because there will be a deficiency in the proteins required for the muscle tissues in the first few days. However, this condition will become normal once your system gets used to the nutrients provided by the foods that you consume on the following days.
  • Thirst & Dehydration – Like we said in the start of this article, people may feel thirsty and also suffer from dehydration as their fluids will be used by the body in an attempt to foster their metabolism. So, they’re always advised to drink adequate water throughout the day whenever they feel hungry or get thirsty.
  • Headaches & Malaise – On the first days (1 and 2), people may experience headaches as well as uneasiness which is mainly because their body is still in the process of getting used to the dietary effects. So, if your main goal is to lose weight, then you should withstand these obstacles in order to achieve your goal.
You can overcome all these or any other side effects of the GM diet by:
  1. Following the regimen strictly in a continuous order. Don’t cheat the program either by skipping a few days in the middle or replacing the foods with high calorie foods as it may not only give the result you wanted but also make you a few pounds fatter.
  2. Supplement the diet with a proper exercise, followed by water intake and finally rest. This would help your body to get accustomed to the new diet at a much faster manner thus avoiding all the above mentioned side effects.
By following the GM Diet plan exactly how it is defined, you’ll see awesome results. If you’re convinced of the real benefits of this diet, then browse our archives to gain full insights of this diet.
GM Diet Plan: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 and Day 7.
Overweight has become the biggest problem of many people these days. The main culprit for gaining excess weight is our ‘lifestyle’. Yes! We're living in a World where we do(ca)n't allot time for our health. We're making several excuses to lead a healthy lifestyle and later regretting for not following the same. Luckily, there are many ways through which one can lose the excess body weight and stay fit. One popular way is the DIET mantra.

By making simple changes to our diet and daily schedule, we can become fit and healthy without killing much time. I've written a detailed 1200 calorie meal plan earlier, but that diet plan doesn't suit everyone and should be followed only by the people whose daily calorie requirement is 1700 calories. However, not everyone can survive with such a low calorie intake and so it is better to check your daily calorie needs before trying any diet plans. For those people with 2000 or above daily calorie needs, I am composing this meal plan.

What's Up with the 1500 Cal Magical Figure?

The lifestyle and body type differ from one individual to another and so is the calorie requirement. For suppose, if your body needs 2200 calories per day to survive, then eating more than that required amount will make you fatter and sticking to the 2200 calories can help you maintain your weight. If you want to lose weight, then you can follow the 1500 cal diet plan.

It is as simple as that. Give only what your body needs and it will automatically burn the excess fat stored in your body in order to survive.

Who Can Follow the Low Calorie (1500) Diet?

First of all, go and check your daily calorie needs using this calculator. If your suggested cal intake is 1800 to 2200 cal, then you can happily follow this diet. However, you should not perform any strenuous exercises or activities while on this meal plan.

How Does the 1500 Calorie Diet Work?

Instead of eating 3 large meals a day, we're simply dividing it to 6 small meals a day, so that it boosts our metabolism, thereby helping our body burn more calories.

Sample 1500 Calorie Weight Loss Indian Diet Plan

  1. Breakfast (8.30AM): Milk/Tea 1 Cup + Brown bread with Salad filling or Boiled Egg (only white part) {Choose either brown bread or egg but not both}
  2. Mid-Morning Snack (11AM): Sprouts or roasted gram (10gms)
  3. Lunch (1.30PM): Vegetable Salad/Soup + 2 small Chapatis with dal or vegetable curry + 1 cup (150ml) curd made from double toned milk.
  4. Evening Snack (5PM): 1 Fruit (either Apple or Pear) or Oats Upma with desired vegetables (excluding potato).
  5. Dinner (7PM): same as lunch
  6. Bed Time (9 or 10PM): Drink a glass of warm milk (skimmed) with less or no sugar.

The main reason why 6 meals are suggested is that your intestine will have to digest whenever you eat something. Here in our meal plan, we're making our intestine to work, but not providing high calorie foods, so that it can take those calories from the already deposited fat in our body.

Salads in our diet help our body with vital nutrients and whole wheat provides fiber. You should also drink at least 3 to 4 liters of water every day so that your body can flush out toxins easily.

Foods to Avoid for Better Weight Loss Results

  • Anything from Bakery store (except brown bread)
  • No sweets, Sugary foods, jam, jelly etc...
  • No potato, yam, arbi or sweet potato

Things to Note:

  • Use only olive oil for cooking. It is advised not to use more than 500ml of virgin olive oil in a month for 1 single person.
  • If needed, you can take vitamin supplements like 'supradyn' on alternative days.
  • If you're not comfortable eating chapatis, you can substitute it with 1 cup (250ml) Upma/Poha or 2 small plain dosas.

1500 Calorie Non-Indian Diet Plan for Weight Loss (also for Non-Vegetarians)

  1. Breakfast: Omlette (2 Eggs, Mushroom and Onion), 1 Slice of multigrain toast with a slice of low-fat cheese, a cup of Black Coffee (add a tsp of skimmed milk if needed).
  2. Morning Snack: 1 cup Yogurt, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 apple, 1 tsp flaxseeds, 5 or 6 almonds and 5 or 6 walnuts. Make sure you chew more while eating.
  3. Lunch: Make a chicken salad with these ingredients: 150gms roasted/smoked chicken pieces, 6 tomato slices, 1 small apple, chopped olives (30g), 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 cup greens (spinach, lettuce), a slice of multigrain toast and some vinaigrette to taste. While you're dieting, it is very important to eat meat from where you'll be getting lean protein for building muscle.
  4. Evening Snack: 1 cup sprouts with salt, pepper and lemon to taste and a small mocha latte.
  5. Dinner: 1 cup tomato soup, 200g steamed basa fish, 1 cup grilled vegetables (avoid potato). Using these ingredients, prepare steamed fish fillets. You'll get omega-3 from fish.
  6. Bed Time: Have a glass of warm milk with or without sugar.

P.S: Drink enough water (3 to 4 liters) every day without fail for best results. You can also do aerobics or yoga along with the diet.

That's all Friends! If you're from India, you can follow the Indian meal plan, else you can follow the international/US version of the 1500 calorie diet plan.
Hello friends, I found this special banana and milk diet last week on the Internet and thought to give it a try for 4 days to find whether it is really worth. Below is the review of the milk and banana diet along with my findings (pros and cons).

If you've a special occasion coming in a week or so, and your dresses are a bit tight, then this special diet will definitely help you lose around 3 to 4 kgs in just 4 days. It is proved to be effective and if practiced, you'll definitely become lighter by a few pounds. However, there are a few cons of this diet, which I'll be discussing later in this post.

Also find the 7 day GM Diet chart which helps you lose more than 5 kgs in a week. If you want to live a healthy lifestyle, this 1200 calorie mean plan might be helpful.

What is Banana-Milk Diet? How does it Work?

This diet just involves eating bananas and drinking milk for 4 days. The program was actually developed in the year 1934 by Dr.George Harrop. The main logic behind this special menu was to make our body to consume fewer calories than usual, but still stay healthy. Both the milk and banana have got many health benefits which help us stay fit during the diet.

The follower of this diet will be consuming less than 1000 calories per day, making him lose weight easily. You'll get ~ 100 calories in a single medium sized banana and ~ 80 calories in a cup of skimmed milk (250ml). So, by combining the total bananas (6) and milk (3 cups), you will not get more than 900 calories per day.
Banana Milk Diet Plan

How to Follow the Banana and Milk Diet Plan?

  • Breakfast: 2 Bananas and 1 cup of warm milk
  • Mid-Snack: Drink 3 glasses of water
  • Lunch: 2 Bananas and 1 cup of milk (prepare a milkshake)
  • Mid-Snack: Drink 3 glasses of water
  • Dinner: 250ml of milk + 2 Bananas (milkshake or have them separately)
This is just a sample menu and you can have these foods separately or mix them together for a delicious milkshake. It is your choice.

P.S: This diet should not be followed for more than 4 days continuously. If you want to lose more weight, you can start this banana milk diet after a week gap, but not immediately.

Benefits of Banana and Milk Diet

There are many benefits of this special weight loss diet and it is proved be very effective in shedding extra pounds easily. Well, let us look at the major benefits we get from these foods.

  • Banana is very rich in vitamins and minerals, especially Potassium. A medium sized banana contains ~ 422 mg potassium, and this helps in the functioning of our body.
  • You'll also get 3gms of fiber in a banana. Fiber helps in smooth digestion and flushes toxins from your body.
  • Eating banana will make you full for longer periods, so that you won't munch on high calorie snacks before the next meal.
  • Milk is rich in Calcium and Proteins. However, it is suggested to have low-fat or skimmed milk for this diet, as it will not contain any fat.
  • While the Calcium is for strengthening the bones, Proteins are for developing muscles.
So, Milk and banana when combined is sufficient to fulfil the needs of your body and help it sustain for at least 3 to 4 days.

Important Points to Remember

Everyone wishing to lose weight can follow this diet, but you'll need to know a few points before following the diet.

  • Since, you're consuming, incredibly lesser calories than normal, you'll feel a bit weak and it is normal. In case if you're not able to control the appetite, you can drink the cabbage soup (during the mid - snack time) which is healthy too.
  • Women should not follow this diet during their menstrual cycle. In case if you still want to follow it during the periods, then make sure you take the vitamin & mineral supplements too.
As the vital elements are missing in this diet, it is not suggested to practice this diet for more than 4 days continuously. Give at least a week gap before starting another session.

That's all friends! I followed this diet last week and lost 3 kgs (2.8 to be exact) in 4 days. Well, I felt a bit nauseous on the first day itself, and so I drank a bowl of wonder soup after the lunch, which made my day. So, please don't hesitate to have the normal meal in case if you're not able to continue the diet.

All the best :) Please share your results with us in the below comments section.

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