GM Diet aka General Motors diet is a low calorie 7 day weight loss plan that help the followers lose 5 to 7 kgs in a week without any crash dieting. Unlike the other diet plans, it won’t cost you much.
The GM Diet is originally designed for the employees of the General Motors Corp and hence you’ll find the inclusion of beef on the non-vegetarian days 5 and 6. Since, most of the Indians are not likely to eat beef, slight changes have been made to the original version to suit the Indian lifestyle.
P.S: The Indian version of the GM Diet doesn’t vary too much from the westernized or the original version except for the consumption of beef on the Day 5 and day 6 of the diet. So, we’ve altered the GM diet for Indians who are either beef haters or vegetarian.
GM Diet Indian Vegetarian Version
Day 1: Eat all varieties of fruits except bananas. You should also aim to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day.
Day 2: Eat all varieties of vegetables including potatoes. You can have the GM diet wonder soup for lunch and dinner.
Day 3: Combination of fruits and Vegetables. No Potatoes or Bananas on this day. Minimum 10-12 glasses of water.
Day 4: Bananas and Milk. You can have skim milk and bananas for breakfast and midday snacks period while the wonder soup can be had for lunch and dinner.
Day 5: Brown rice, Tomatoes and curd. You can substitute beef with either soybean curd or a cup of brown rice or even a cup of Indian cheese (paneer). For meals, you should include tomatoes with cucumbers.
Day 6: Brown rice and vegetables. NO potatoes on this day too.
Day 7: Brown rice, fruit juices and vegetables. You can have 2 cups of brown rice with vegetables and fruits. Apart from 8 to 10 glasses of water, you can also have some fruit juices for breakfast and mid-morning snack. Avoid adding sugar in the juices. Have them natural for better results.
If you follow this 1 week vegetarian GM diet plan without fail, you’ll lose up to 2-3 kgs by the end of Day 3 and 5-7 kgs by the end of Day 7 for sure. Not only the weight, your overall health and digestive system will also be improved by following this awesome 7 day diet plan.
GM Diet Indian Non-Vegetarian Version
1st Day: Eat fruits to your heart’s content. There is no limitation on the amount of fruits you eat on this day, but do remember that you should not eat Bananas on the first day.
Suggested Fruits (our choice): Watermelon, Papaya, Apple, Oranges, Limes and Grapes. You can also include other fruits like Kiwi, Plum etc…
2nd Day: Have 1 large boiled Potato for breakfast. For the rest of the day, you should eat only vegetables either in raw or boiled form. Don’t eat Potato in the remaining day.
Suggestion: If you’re not able to eat raw vegetables, try to prepare the GM Diet cabbage soup or Tomato soup and have it during the Lunch and Dinner.
3rd Day: Today, you can have both Fruits (except the Banana) and Vegetables (except Potato).
Suggestion: You can include fruits for breakfast, morning snack and afternoon snack. Drink the wonder soup during Lunch and Dinner.
4th Day: Today is a surprise! You can have Bananas and Milk on this day.
Suggestion: Prepare a milkshake with 2 bananas and 250ml of milk and drink it during the breakfast, mid-morning snack and evening snack period. So, on a total you should have 6 bananas and 750 ml of milk (Slim milk). For lunch and dinner, try to have the cabbage soup.
5th Day: Here comes the Non-vegetarian menu in the GM diet 7 day plan. You should eat atleast 500gms of chicken/meat and 6 tomatoes today. Water intake should be increased on this day.
Suggestion: You can either prepare chicken soup with tomatoes in it or roast the pieces without oil in a pan/oven. All 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) should contain chicken (500gm/3 times). During the morning and evening snack time, you need to drink water (at least 8 to 10 glasses for the day). No others foods should be eaten today.
Tip: If you’re not fond of eating chicken, you can replace the 500gm chicken/meat with 6 eggs divided into 3 meals + 6 tomatoes.
6th Day: On the sixth day of the General Motors diet plan, you should eat Chicken + all vegetables (except Tomatoes). For breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can eat chicken/eggs/meat (like day 5) and wonder soup (with all vegetables excluding tomatoes) during the mid-morning and evening snack time.
7th Day: Today will be a feast day. You are allowed to eat brown rice, vegetables and drink fruit juices.
Suggestion: For breakfast, you should eat 1 bowl of brown rice cooked with different vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, etc… In the morning snack time, you should drink 1 glass fruit juice (Orange or Strawberries, Pineapple).
During the lunch, you need to eat 1 bowl of brown rice with vegetables followed up with a slice of watermelon or mango. During the evening snack time, you’ll need to drink 1 glass of fruit juice (no banana). For dinner, you will have to eat brown rice with greens.
If you’ve successfully completed this seven day cleansing diet without cheating, then you’ll surely feel much lighter when you wake up on the next day. I have lost 6 kilos in my first week. So, the only thing you should note is ‘don’t cheat on your diet’.
Guidelines to Follow for Best Weight Loss Results
- Stay away from Alcohol while on the GM diet.
- Drink enough water every day.
- You can practice this diet program as many times as you want, but it is highly advised to take a minimum of 3 to 5 day break before you start another week of the diet.
- Fruit juices are not allowed except on the suggested days of the program.
- Pregnant women should stay away from the diet.
- Don’t do heavy weight workouts. Since, you’re following a low-calorie diet, you won’t be having enough strength/stamina to do heavy workouts. Instead, perform simple Yoga poses while on the GM Diet program.
- See: What to eat after GM Diet?