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GM Diet Plan: Does It Help in Losing Weight?
By following the 7 day diet plan, one can easily reduce or lose up to 10-17 pounds (4 to 7 KGs) in just 7 days naturally, that too without the pain of performing strenuous workouts in the GYM. 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, you’ll be losing your pounds while cleansing and detoxifying your body. There are few enthusiasts who follow this 1 week General Motors diet once every few months, mostly to cleanse & detoxify their body rather than for just weight loss.
Does the GM Diet Plan Work?
Over the past few years, the GM weight loss 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 program.
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 than other fad diets.
All this diet includes is raw fruits, raw & boiled vegetables and reduced intake of meat in those 7 days of the diet.
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. However, it is only advised to practice low-intensity workouts like the Yoga and lightweight exercises, because you’ll be having less strength (due to low carbs) to perform such strenuous activities while on the 1 week diet.
How to Prepare for the GM Diet?
If you’re looking to reduce excess weight through the 1 week diet 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 (may be on the 2nd day too in rare cases) of the 7 days diet plan.
The best way to overcome these obstacles is to stay hydrated throughout the day. That said, it is recommended to drink water regularly (at least 8 to 10 glasses per day) in order to overcome cravings as well to boost your metabolism. Drinking water also helps in flushing out the excess toxins or impurities from your body, thereby aiding in additional weight loss (water weight). 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.
General Motors 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.
It is hence suggested to stay away from any alcoholic beverages during your weight loss journey.
Side Effects of the GM Diet Plan
As this is a fast-paced diet plan, the followers of the 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:
- 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.
- Supplement the diet with a proper lightweight 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 our exact diet plan like the way 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 Chart: Overview of Meals for 7 Days
As we said earlier, the followers of the General Motors Diet will be eating selected foods on each day for the whole 7 days without fail and drink at least 6-8 glasses of water to lose their weight.
P.S: Cabbage Soup aka Wonder Soup can be had on all the days whenever you feel hungry.
Day 1: All fruits are allowed in unlimited quantities. But, you should avoid Banana on the first day. For best results, try to eat a lot of watermelons.
Day 2: All vegetables are allowed in either cooked or raw form. But, you should have only 1 large potato (boiled) for breakfast. During the rest of the day, it should be avoided completely. Potato will give you enough carbohydrates to survive the day, whereas vegetables provide you with essential nutrients and fiber content.
Day 3: All fruits and vegetables are allowed in unlimited quantities. But, avoid Banana and Potato completely.
Day 4: Bananas and Milk are allowed in limited quantities. You can have 4 large or 6 small bananas and 750 ml of skim milk divided for the whole day. While you get Potassium and Sodium from the Bananas, Milk gives you enough Calcium.
Day 5: Vegetarians can eat either Brown rice or Tofu or Cheese along with 6 whole tomatoes. Whereas Non-vegetarians can eat ½ kg of skinless meat (beef or chicken) and 6 tomatoes. You get Iron and Protein from meat, while Tomatoes provide fiber for digestion.
Day 6: Vegetarians can eat either Brown rice or Tofu or Cheese along with different vegetables (except Potato). Whereas non-vegetarians can eat ½ kg of skinless meat with vegetables (except potato). Avoid Tomatoes on this day.
Day 7: You can eat Brown rice, fruit juice and vegetables (unlimited) on the last day. By this day, you should have flushed out all the impurities from your body completely and will find yourself at least 10 to 17 pounds lighter, if you’ve followed the GM diet without any cheating.
Are My Weight Loss Results Permanent?
Unfortunately, there is no way or no diet in this world that promises you permanent results. It is because you’re actually losing weight when you shifted to a healthy lifestyle (meal plan). But, if you’re going to back to what you’re eating regularly before the diet, then you’re likely to put on weight that is lost during the diet, whether it is GM Motors diet or any other diet for that matter.
So, it is always advised to follow a healthy lifestyle to keep your lost weight from returning. The best thing you can do is to follow a healthy habit of eating i.e., 6 small meals a day instead of 3 large meals. Include more physical activates in your lifestyle to burn those extra calories you put on through processed foods.
By following these tips, you can definitely keep your lost weight from coming back. All the best :)