In the earlier days, people used to be healthy with normal weight, but with generation changing, the lifestyle of the human beings has changed a lot, thus resulting in less day to day activities. With activities come down, the calories have gone up, which means that we (our generation) is consuming more calories than we burn, thus resulting in weight gain.
Lucky for us, the diet experts have found numerous ways to lose weight without exercising and one among the best is the GM diet program. It is found by the General Motors company and funded by the FDA (Food Development Authority of the United States of America). They’ve scientifically tested this 7 day diet in a research lab and found that the people who follow this diet can easily lose up to 10 to 17 pounds in just a week without any side effects or health issues.
The main logic behind the weight loss in the GM diet followers is the foods that they consume during the diet. These foods help you burn more calories than they give to your body. This way, the GM diet has been proven to reduce your weight in less time.
No one can be in a diet mode continuously, but by eating the foods that promote weight loss than the ones that increase weight can help us maintain a healthy BMI.
All the foods that are listed below will make you feel full longer and help curb cravings. They also have the best nutrients to maintain and better our health.
Tip: Avoid these high calorie Indian snacks to lose weight faster
High Protein Foods with Less Calories for Weight Loss
An Apple a day keeps the Doctors away is still true, but those Apples need to be grown organically or else you’ll end up staying close to your Doctor at all the times. Having the Apple before any meal can help you consume fewer calories during the meal. Plus, Apples contain less calories, more phytonutrients, fiber and antioxidants.
There is a belief that Beef can bust out your diet, but researchers have proved that eating it may help you losing pounds, which is the reason why it is included in the General Motors diet program on day 5 and day 6.
Try to eat local organic beef, grilled with veggies on top.
Oats are rich in carbohydrates and fiber. These carbs help in releasing a hormone called ‘Serotonin’, which aids in fat burning and relaxation. All Oats are healthful, but prefer the steel-cut and rolled varieties as they’re minimally processed and have more fiber than the processed oats.
Lentils (Indian Dal) are rich in fiber and proteins. They contain a special carbohydrate called ‘Resistant Starch’ which boosts your metabolic process, thus aids in burning more fat. Also, adding lentils in your diet prevents insulin spikes that cause your body to store excess fat in the abdominal or belly area.
5. Goji Berries or Wolfberries
These berries are not grown in India, but can be found in some places in the Himalayas and are sold to Ayurvedic practitioners or companies. They’re best known to lessen your cravings than any other fruit. Goji berries contain nearly 18 amino acids and 1 tablespoon contains just 35 calories, which makes them the best low-caloric snack.
If you’re from India, you can order them on eBay.
The Salmon fish contains Omega-3 fatty acids which improve insulin sensitivity, thus building muscle and at the same time decreasing belly fat. But, make sure you opt for a Wild salmon as it contains lesser pollutants.
These tasty fruits are loaded with antioxidants and are high in fiber (~3.6 grams per cup). They help you full for long hours. Try to pick the ones with a blue hue as they contain high levels of antioxidants compared to the ones with no hue.
8. Green Tea
Drinking at least 2 to 3 cups a day itself can help you lose weight. Green tea leaves contain antioxidants which aid the fat burning process. Try our Green Tea recipes for weight loss.
They are rich in antioxidants, fiber and folic acid, but contain less calories. You can munch on these Pomegranates while on a diet without having the fear of gaining weight.
Adding Chiles to your diet can help in boosting your metabolism. They contain a compound called ‘Capsaicin’ which burns extra calories for 20 minutes after you eat them.
It is rich in Calcium and B-Vitamins. Doctors mainly suggest Yogurt to their patients mainly because it boosts immunity, regulates blood sugar level and lowers the risk of getting Colon cancer. So, eat Yogurt in your diet in order to lose weight.
These whole grains contain a lot of fiber (~2.6 grams per 1/2 cup) and protein. In order to satisfy your cravings, it is the best food since it contains less calories and more proteins.
Consuming just 1 tsp of ground flaxseeds daily in the morning can help you lose extra weight. They contain Omega-3 fatty acids and are high in fiber. Mix them with a glass of warm water in the morning for best results.
These tiny fish found in the sea are high in protein and loaded full with Omega-3 fatty acids. Unlike the other sea water fish, the Sardines are low in mercury and high in calcium, making them safer for pregnant women.
The Acocados contain almost 29 grams of fat content, but don’t get scared by the figure as that’s what makes them one of the top foods that promote weight loss. They contain monounsaturated fatty acids, which are healthy for your heart and consuming them regularly can increase satiety. Prepare a vegetable salad with this special ingredient and lose pounds easily.
If you’re a vegetarian looking for beef substitute, then Mushrooms will come helpful. A single cup of Mushrooms contains just 44 calories of energy.
17. Olive Oil
Generally, we associate all oils with fat, but Olive oil contains good fats that aid in your weight loss process. They contain polyunsaturated fatty acids and oleic acids. While the first acids keep your hunger pangs down, the latter breaks down the excess fats in your body, thus helping you lose weight fast.
I’ve already mentioned the benefits of watermelon many times in my earlier articles. It doesn’t contain any fat and is very low in calories. A single glass of watermelon will give you roughly 50 calories, but fills you up very easily. The watermelon is also rich in Vitamins A, B, C and lycopene. Several studies have proved that it protects against cancer and heart diseases.
If you’re following the General Motors diet or any diet for that matter, including the watermelon in your diet will help you eat fewer calories than normal, thereby letting you lose weight faster.
This special fruit is very beneficial for weight loss. Many studies have proved that people who consume grapefruit every day have lost more weight than their counterparts who didn’t eat this fruit. Since, it is high in carbohydrates, you can have it for breakfast as it gives you energy boost in the morning. Another health benefit of grapefruit is that it helps in improving your digestive process.
The oranges are low in calories and high in water content. So, you’ll feel full for longer periods when you eat this fruit. No more unhealthy snacks in between your meals. Just eat the oranges and you won’t munch on other foods.
This popular citric fruit is very helpful in losing weight naturally. You can squeeze a lemon in a glass of warm water and add 1 tsp of honey. This miraculous drink will help in weight management if taken on a daily basis (in the morning on an empty stomach). The lemon is rich in Vitamin B, C, Riboflavin, Phosphorus and Magnesium. You can also squeeze the lemon juice to enhance the taste of the salads.
The Bananas are a high calorie food, but if taken in moderation, they’re one of the best fruits for weight loss. Just have a large banana and sip a glass of water. You won’t likely to eat at least 1 to 2 hours. It would give you a full stomach and help you avoid any food cravings. Bananas are also rich in soluble starch, which helps in improving your digestion.
P.S: If you’re following the 7 day GM diet, then it is advised to eat Bananas only on the fourth day. On the remaining days of the diet, please avoid this fruit. However, you can have it daily on the normal days (when not on the GM motors diet).
The Pineapples are very rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. 100 g of Pineapple contains just 50 calories, zero fat and cholesterol. It also gives around 46% of the recommended daily allowance of Manganese and has 80% RDS of Vitamin C. However, it is advised not to eat dried pineapples as they contain around 245 calories per 100 g. So, if possible, consume only fresh pineapples to lose weight.
The pomegranate seeds are rich in antioxidants, fibers and water content. It contains 40% RDA of Vitamin C and gives an instant boost to your immunity. They also lower your blood pressure and are good for heart. Since, it is high in fiber and low in cholesterol & fat, you can eat this fruit to lose weight naturally.
The citrus fruits like Blueberries, Strawberries, Cranberries, Raspberries etc…are great for digestion and contains very less carbohydrates. They’re packed full of nutrients and are low in sugar content (unlike the mangoes). This is the reason why they’re always lauded as one of the best fat burning fruits.
There is a myth that fruits are not weight loss friendly as they contain sugar. But, the truth is that it is not our regular sugar and is known as fructose, the fruit sugar. So, leave the myths behind and enjoy these weight loss fruits on moderation.
Well, these are just a few among the vast list of foods that promote weight loss. To keep the list shorter, we have compiled only the best foods for weight loss. Include them in your diet and lose weight naturally.