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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.
Are you suffering with the Overweight or Obesity problem? It is not just you! Many people from around the World are suffering with this dangerous problem, thanks to our unhealthy lifestyle. We're living in a world where we don't find enough time to eat healthy and hence we depend upon the harmful processed foods. Another big problem is our sedentary lifestyle. There are many ways to stay fit like the 7 minute HIIT workout, weight loss Yoga etc... But all we give is a big excuse - NO TIME! If you could spare just 30 minutes from your daily schedule for your health, then you can easily get fit and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Tip: You can practice these Cardiovascular workouts while following the GM diet plan (only from day 5 onwards) for much better weight loss results.

What is a Cardio Workout and How is it helpful for Weight Loss?


Cardiovascular exercises aka Cardio (in short) helps in increasing the heart rate, thereby boosting the blood flow throughout our body. This cycle is necessary to burn calories and at the same time increase our energy. It even helps in controlling diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes. These cardio exercises improve your muscle's ability to absorb as well as utilize the glucose stored in your blood stream, thereby preventing sudden fluctuations. So, if you want to lead an error-free life, then you should better practice the below cardio workouts starting today.

Top 10 Cardio Workouts for Weight Loss without Equipment


#1.Dancing


Currently, dance cardio is the hottest cardio workouts on the fitness front. The main reason beyond its popularity is that you get both a workout plus an artistic release. People who got bored of the regular cardio exercises are trying out these dance cardio moves to match their favorite music. There are different varieties of dance forms, which include aerobic dance, Zumba, hip hop hustle, belly dancing, salsa etc... A 30 minute dance cardio will help you burn up to 300 calories. Use this calculator to find out how many calories you can burn through dancing.


#2.Skipping Ropes


Skipping rope or Jumping rope is one of the extremely effective as well as inexpensive cardio workouts, which you can do at the comfort of your home. It is also said to be the best calorie burning exercise. You can burn up to 220 calories in just 20 minutes by practicing the jumping rope. It doesn't require huge spaces and can be practiced even while you're traveling. The skipping rope is so portable that you can fold it and place it in your pocket. This particular cardio workout focuses mainly on the muscles of your lower body, legs and buttocks.

You'll need the following things to practice skipping:

  • A good pair of shoes
  • A jumping rope
  • A little space to practice the cardio

If you're a beginner, you may feel a little uncomfortable with the breathing. So, it is highly advised to start with 3 to 5 minutes if you're just starting out. And with experience, you can increase the timing of your workout as well as try different jump rope styles.


#3.Burpees

how to do burpees for weight loss
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Burpees are another great cardio exercise that will help you burn around 100 calories in just 10 minutes. However, the workout is very difficult and not many could do it. Interestingly, the Burpees workout covers your full-body as it combines different routines like Push-ups and Squat jumps. Since it targets a large number of muscles in our body, it is suggested for those who're looking to increase lean muscle mass.

  1. Lower your body with your hands on the ground (just like the Squats).
  2. Jump and get back to the same position.
  3. Immediately, come to the Push-ups position, by moving your feet back.
  4. Do a single push up and immediately jump back to the Squat position.
  5. Jump once more.

Repeat these five steps at a stretch for at least 6 to 10 times (with experience). Beginners can do 3 to 4 repetitions.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZQA08SlJnM

#4.Inchworm

inchworm cardio
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It is slightly similar to that of Burpees. However, you'll not jump in this workout.

  1. Start with a standing position.
  2. Bend over until your fingertips touch your feet.
  3. Next, forward your hands until you come into a traditional push-up position.
  4. Do a single push-up and get back to your bending position.
  5. This forms a cycle.

Repeat this cycle for at least 5 to 10 times without a gap.

#5.Squat Jumps

jump squat weight loss
If you've a basic idea about the Cardio exercises, then I'm sure you've heard about the Squat jumps, which is included in almost all types of cardio routines. This particular workout helps in toning the muscles in your legs and also promotes the development of lean muscle mass, thereby letting you burn more fat.

  1. Start the workout by keeping your feet shoulder width apart and sitting in a squat position.
  2. Jump up as high as you can and return back to the squat position. This forms a cycle.

Repeat the cycle at a stretch for at least 15 to 20 jumps. Rest for a minute or two and repeat the cycle. You can do this as long as you're comfortable.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVaEhXotL7M

#6.Jumping Jacks

jumping jacks exercise calories burned
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This is another interesting cardio workout that targets your entire body. Do a simple 10 minute jumping jacks and you'll burn 100 calories for sure. This special routine will help in strengthening your leg muscles, reduces belly and also perfect for losing arm fat.

  1. Stand straight with arms by your side and feet together.
  2. Jump up by stretching your legs outwards and your arms above your head touching each other (clap them).
  3. Land and get back to the starting position. This forms a cycle.

Repeat this cycle at a stretch for at least 25 to 30 times. With a gap of 30 seconds between the cycles, do 3 to 5 cycles for better results.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4DAnQ6DtF8

#7.Pendulums

Pendulum weight loss cardio
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This is one of the best whole body cardio workouts which can be done at home or the gym. This exercise targets your legs, butt and ABS. Since this combines both cardio and core muscle strengthening, you can burn more calories even after you've stopped exercising.

  1. Stand with your feet together.
  2. Slowly lift your left leg to your hip-height while bending your right knee and raise your left arm to the side.
  3. At the same time, swing your right arm across your body.
  4. Now, switch the sides as fast as you can.

This forms the pendulum.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAb3w9UFNQA

#8.Side Lunges

side lunges to get rid of love handles

Are you looking for the best cardio workouts to increase flexibility? Then the side lunges are for you. It helps in toning your butt, quadriceps, abdomen and hamstrings.

  1. Stand straight with your hands at your waist and feet hip-width apart.
  2. Lower your body to the right side while bending your right knee.
  3. Go back to the starting position and do the same towards the left side.
  4. Return to the starting position. This forms a cycle.

Try to do at least 10 cycles at a stretch.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUX6Pz8vV0s

#9.Spot Jogging (Jog in Place)

how to do spot jogging
Spot jogging or Jog in Place or Indoor Jogging; whatever you call this cardio, but it is the easiest cardio workout that can be practiced daily without hitting the Gym. You can burn up to 270 calories if you spot jog for 30 minutes. This exercise mainly targets your leg muscles.

  1. Start with a light jog until your body warms up.
  2. Increase the pace gradually and raise your knees as high as you can while jogging. Don't forget to engage your hands while you jog.

If you're a beginner, do it for at least 3 minutes. As you get experience, you can go up to 5 to 8 minutes at a stretch.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjkuOdErtQI#t=14

#10.Cross Crawl

how to do cross crawl brain gym exercise
It is one of the best cross-lateral exercises that tone your ABS and back muscles. Since the movements performed in this exercise resembles that of walking, you can include the 'cross crawl' workout as a warm-up before you start jogging or running too.

  1. Stand with your feet slightly apart and arms by your side.
  2. Raise your arms; bring your right knee up and your left elbow should touch the right knee.
  3. Return to the starting position.
  4. Now, bring your left knee up and this time your right elbow should touch it.
  5. This forms a cycle.

Try to practice this cycle for at least 20 to 30 times without any gap.

That's all friends! Try to include these top 10 weight loss cardio workouts in your daily exercise regime and lose weight at a much faster pace.
We're living in a World where the 'obesity' problem has become the most common and almost 3 out of 5 people are facing overweight problems. Being in shape is not only good for you, but also for the people that depend on you (family). It is because, the people with excess weight are the ones who are more exposed to various diseases, which mean their body will not have enough resistance and so may attract diseases easily. This in turn affects your family. Hence, it is always advised to stay in shape, for you and for your loved ones.

I've shared different ways to lose weight such as GM diet, Intermittent Fasting, 1200 calorie diet, 1500 calorie diet, Banana and Milk diet, Acupressure weight loss points and many more in this blog. Apart from the diet programs, I've also talked about the exercise programs like the 7 minute HIIT workout and under arm exercises. However, today, in this article, I am going to share my most favorite way of losing weight (also to maintain lost weight): YOGA.

Yoga is an ancient Indian art form where the rushis have embedded the scientific moves in the traditional Yoga poses aka Yogasanas. Stories apart, let us now look at the different Yoga moves that help you lose weight in the comfort of your home.

Best Yoga Poses for Weight Loss at Home


Before going into the details, I wanted you to know that Yoga is the best way to maintain the lost weight for the long term.

#1.Yoga Warrior Pose for Eliminating Fat

Warrior Yoga Pose for Toning Muscles
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This particular yoga pose will help in tightening the muscles, toning your legs and strengthening your overall body. Here is how you can practice this warrior pose.

  1. Stand with one of your legs stretched backwards and the other leg stretched forward.
  2. Stretch your hands above your head in a 'Namaste' posture and turn your upper body to your right side.
  3. You should bend your right knee slightly while stretching your abdominal muscles.
  4. Once done, switch the sides and repeat the entire routine. This warrior pose can be done as long as you're comfortable.

Target Area: Tummy and Legs

#2.Yoga Warrior Pose 2 (Virabhadrasana)

Virabhadrasana Yoga Pose
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This second warrior pose is almost similar to that of the first one, except a few changes. In this pose, you won't be making a Namaste sign. You'll have to stretch your hands to both the sides, while bending your legs like the first warrior pose.

Target Area: This yoga move, like the first one will help you lose the excess fat stored in your tummy and leg region.

#3.Chair Yoga Pose for Weight Loss

Chair Pose exercise for Thighs
This particular chair pose yogasana requires a lot of stamina, as it is practiced in the air, assuming there is a chair beneath you.

  1. Stand with your feet closed to each other.
  2. Raise both your hands above the head while inhaling.
  3. At the same time, bend your knees a little, like you're sitting in a chair.
  4. Stay in this position for at least 1 minute.
  5. Get back to the standing position and relax.

For beginners, this yoga asana will be very difficult to practice. But with time, it will become easier. So, in the beginning, try to stay in this position for 5 to 10 seconds (or as long as you can hold). This pose can be practiced 10 times every day, which can be increased for every 3 days, based on your stamina.

Target Area: from Thighs and Tummy.

Warrior Sequence (Warrior Pose 1, 2 and Chair Pose)



#4.Boat Pose Abs Yoga Exercise

Boat Pose (Naukasana) by Shilpa Shetty
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This boat pose is particularly known to increase stamina and at the same time reduce abdominal or tummy fat. Apart from burning fat stored in the tummy region, it also strengthens your lower and upper body.

  1. Sleep on your back on a Yoga mat.
  2. Slowly raise both your legs in the upward direction up till 45 degree angle. Don't forget to inhale while lifting your feet. Note that you should not bend your knees.
  3. Now, lift your upper body in an attempt to touch your lifted legs. This forms a 'V' shape. Note that your arms should be raised to the level of your shoulders.

Stay in this position for as long as you're able to hold. You'll feel a lot of vibrations in your tummy when you perform this pose. It means that the muscles are being active and burning fat.

Target Area: Reduces tummy fat and strengthens upper + lower body.

Naukasana (The Boat Pose) by Shilpa Shetty



#5.Bridge Pose Yoga for Strengthening Muscle

Bridge Pose for Muscle Strengthening
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  1. Lay back on the ground, with your knees bent and feet touching the ground.
  2. Put your hands on the ground, with your palms touching the ground downwards.
  3. Next, lift your hips away from the ground in a way that you've to balance your whole weight using just your hands and feet.

This particular yoga pose will strengthen your muscle. If you want to take the strain further, you can lift one leg in the mid-air for around 20 seconds and repeat the same with the other leg. This will give you maximum benefits from this particular asana.

Target Area: Muscles

Bridge Pose (Setubandhasana)



#6.Cobbler's Pose or Baddha Konasana

Cobbler's Yoga pose to lose weight from thighs
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  1. Sit on a mat, keeping your spine straight.
  2. Bend your knees, with the soles of your feet touching one another.
  3. Press the soles tightly together and hold them with your hands.
  4. Stay in this pose for 1 to 5 minutes; don’t forget to inhale and exhale while doing this asana.

Target Area: Hips, Groin and Thighs



#7.Locust Pose (Salabhasana)

Salabhasana Yoga exercise to burn fat from hips
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If you're looking for the Yoga poses to reduce hips, then this asana is for you.

  1. Lie down on your tummy with your both palms facing the floor.
  2. Inhale; lift your both legs up to 45 degrees without bending your knees.
  3. Now, lift your upper body and hands in such a way that you need to balance all your weight on your tummy. Doing so will stretch your abdominal muscles.

Target Area: Hips, stretches Leg Muscles



#8.Camel Pose

camel yoga pose to eliminate fat from body

  1. Sit down on your feet (use a mat) with the knees and calves touching each other.
  2. Now, stand on your knees and place your hands on the hips.
  3. Stretch your torso; look above while doing so.
  4. Next, slowly, hold your heels with your hands.
  5. Now, stretch your tummy and chest by bending backwards. While doing so, you'll feel the strain on your arms.
Target Area: This particular yoga pose will burn the fat in all parts of your body.

Ustrasana (The Camel Pose) by Shilpa Shetty



The above mentioned yoga poses for weight loss will not only help you to burn fat, but also strengthens your muscles, thus giving you a lighter body frame. These yogasanas also reduce constipation, stress and nervous tension, thereby making you live a healthy and tension-free life. Practice these yoga exercises every day for a better living.

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