GM Diet Indian Version (for Vegetarians & Non-Vegetarians)

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

Fastest Indian Vegetarian Diet to Lose Weight
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

General Motors Diet Plan Non-Vegetarian
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?
Vegetarian GM Diet Plan

93 comments:

  1. Is coconut allowed on any day?

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    1. I prefer it only on fruits & veggies day (not more than 1 glass per day)

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  2. Hi..I have been strictly following the diet and it is day 4 today.when i had checked my weight in d morning I had lost 2kgs but by night I am back to the same old weight.I had low fat milk instead of skimmed milk..could that be the reason? Please help..are their chances of further weight loss?

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    1. you should check every morning, not in the evening, as you'll be eating the foods during the day time, it will reflect on your weight scale.

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  3. Hi !!

    I'm on my day 5 . I lost 2.5 kgs by day 2 and there is no reduction after That.

    Wr is it lacking ??

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  4. Hi,

    i just completed my diet lost 2.5 kgs in first two days and no reduction after that.

    Is this okay ? can i continue this ?

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    1. it is common in some people. small mistakes can ruin your weight loss journey..pls follow the diet as mentioned in our blog..don't make more modifications..

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    2. 5th Day can i allow to have vegetables or fruits with brown rice?

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    3. 5th day is only brown rice and tomatoes..so the rest are not allowed..however, you can have the soup..no issues with that..

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  5. How much brown rice in raw form (need for measurement) should be consumed on 5, 6 and 7 day?

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    1. 1 cup (measurement when cooked, not when soaked) brown rice each for breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  6. can we replace brown rice with white rice?

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    1. if you don't find brown rice in your area, then yes! but eat less white rice compared to brown rice..and add more veggies..+ drink more water..you can also do exercise on days 5,6 and 7.

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  7. I have a few questions:

    1) I can't eat tomatoes (I tend to throw up). Can they be substituted for something?
    2) I am not too fond of paneer. Can I substitute beef with chicken or pork (this is simply because I can't get beef in my area, and has nothing to do with religious sentiments)?
    3) Am I right in understanding that the vegetables that are to be had with rice cannot be cooked with oil?


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    1. 1. Unfortunately, there is no better replacement to tomatoes..so, if possible, have them in soup form instead of eating them raw.
      2. yes, chicken is a better substitute for beef. eat 500gms skinless chicken per day.
      3. you can cook those with a tablespoon of olive oil..but not more than that..

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  8. Are we allowed to eat dates on any day?

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  9. how to prepare mixed veg curry in day 6 & 7 ?

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  10. kindly let me know if following Diet menu is fine to follow on 5th day

    Breakfast- sprouts

    Lunch- 250gm Chicken + 3 tomatoes

    Dinner- 250 gm chicken + soup made of 3 tomato

    Kindly let me know if i can follow same diet on 6th day by substituting Chicken wid brown rice?

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    1. Yes, it is fine..but do remember that you need to drink more water to flush out impurities, which will also help in shedding more weight.

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  11. Hi !! Today I m day 6. I lossed 4 kg after 4 days completion. But on starting of day 6 my weight increased to 1 kg. I strictly followed the diet. I have eaten approxi.300 gm brown rice cooked in olive oil for 3 times & I have drunk approxi. 12 glasses of water.So why I increased my weight & can I reduced 5 kg after completing 7 days ?? Please reply me..
    Thanks
    Ankit Shah.

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    1. It is becoz u'll gain ur lost muscle back during the last 3 days..it is common..and you should check the overall weight loss for 7 days and not for individual days...

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  12. Hi please guide me.. i have few questions. i am on day 1..
    1.can i eat wonder soup today?
    2.how to measure brown rice, cooked or uncooked 1 cup?
    3.chicken should be only breast meat ?

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    1. 1.yes wonder soup can be had on all days...
      2.cooked 1 cup
      3.anything skinless...

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  13. Hi I m on my second day of diet..Can i include green peas in the cabbage soup.....or can i add boiled peas in the salad

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  14. Plz sent me the correct menu for all days

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  15. on day 5 can i have curd and roti instead of curd and rice? and having 6 bananas and 4 glass of milk in the entire 4th day, i feel hungry.. can i add anything more to it? My height is 5.4'5 ft and weight is 70 kgs. how much more need to i loose?

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    1. u need to lose 8 kgs more for ur height..whenever u r hungry, drink the wonder soup..

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  16. Hi mam,
    can u give me a detailed GM veg diet plan by time to time and day to day its really confusing what to eat and when to eat...

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  17. Hi, i want to know if the following is ok for the 5th day

    Bfast: sprouts + 2 tomatoes

    Lunch: 250 gms Chicken + Tomatoes + Little Brown Rice

    Dinner: 250 gms Chicken + Tomatoes + Little Brown rice

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    1. don't mix brown rice and chicken...have only one. rest is fine.

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    2. How to take that chicken?? cooked as normal??

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  18. hi..!!
    today is my 4th day of GM diet..i have just lost 750gms..
    feeling very disappointed.. :( :(

    Following is what i have eaten past 4 days:
    Day 1: 1/4 watermelon 4 oranges
    & 2 ltrs water + 1 glass lemon water without sugar when i wake up in the morning

    Day 2: 1/2 potato (small) .. 2 bowls of cauliflower cooked slightly with 1tsp oil & pinch of salt , 2 carrots & 1 cucumber eaten raw
    & 1.5-2 ltrs water + 1 glass lemon water without sugar wen i wake up in the morning

    Day 3: 5 oranges 1 bowl of cabbage cooked slightly with 1tsp oil & pinch of salt , 2 carrots & 1 cucumber eaten raw
    & 1.5-2 ltrs water + 1 glass lemon water without sugar wen i wake up in the morning

    Day 4: 3 bananas & 500ml skimmed milk 2 bowls gm veg soup..
    & 1.5-2 ltrs water + 1 glass lemon water without sugar wen i wake up in the morning

    plz advice.. somehow this diet hasnt worked for me the way it has for others.. in past i had completed the 7 day diet.. but had lost just 1.2 kg..
    i dont expect a 7-8kg loss.. but atleast 3 kgs minimum.. its sad to follow the diet with poor results..


    Note: i do not exercise because a have a busy schedule.

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    1. can u pls tell me ur height and current weight?

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  19. I dont eat tomato. What is the substitute for tomato.

    What is green pepper? Is it capsicum?

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    1. unfortunately, there is no better alternative to tomato..however, u can eat cherry tomatoes..they taste better.

      it is normal pepper powder for taste and not capsicum..

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  20. Hey I'm wondering about the rice quantities for 5,6,7.
    is it 1 cup per day or 1 cup per meal?
    is day 7 all you can eat brown rice?

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    1. 1 cup per meal, 3 cups per day
      day 7: brown rice + veggies + fruit juices

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  21. Hi Sahantha,

    I am a vegeterian, i need help in structuring by diet on day 5 & day 6
    I have soya chunks handy with me, how do i use them and what will be the desired intake quantity

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    1. 200ml cup of soya chunks per meal..that will be 3 meals per day.

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  22. HI Sahantha,
    This is Rashmi here. First of all A BIG THANKS to U. Your blog is very useful and Keeps our spirit high throughout this diet.
    I am on 5th day of this diet. I ‘ve small doubt ,is it ok if I add onion and little curds to tomato?
    And today’s my menu will be like this is, is it fine? Please let me know.

    Breakfast- 1 egg + 2 tomatoes
    Lunch- 200 grms brown rice + tomato, onion curds 1 bowl
    Evening- Green tea (sugar less)
    Dinner- 100 grms soya chunks with Tomato
    In between 2 bowls wonder soup

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    1. onions are ok, but it is better if u avoid curd in the diet.rest is fine.

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  23. Hi.
    I had heavy dinner on day 3 . so do i need to start from the beginning or continue day 4

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    1. since u've finished 3 days already, continue the remaining diet..next time, try to avoid such situations..all the best :)

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  24. How do I cook chicken for best results on day 5?

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  25. Hei mam my weight is 61 i need to make it 55 will ds diet pln reduce ma 3 kg in one week

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    1. definitely..try it once for yourself and notice the change in your weighing scale.

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  26. can i add honey to the milk?

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  27. Hi Sahantha

    On Day 5, 5 whole tomatoes to be eaten. I dont eat tomatoes in any form (cooked or uncooked). Please suggest a substitute.
    Thanks
    Chandru

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    1. unfortunately, there is no better substitute for tomatoes..u can skip them if u want.

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  28. Today is day 4. I need a quick reply, please and thank you.

    I can't have chicken on day 5. I do have paneer though. Can I substitute paneer in this recipe for chicken( http://www.gmdietworks.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/chicken-kebab.html) ? Is it okay to use olive oil and can I heat it on a pan instead since I don't have a grill?
    Also, I am confused about the brown rice. Brown rice and vegetables sound okay but how can one eat plain brown rice? Can you please explain?

    Also in another site, I saw a list of vegetables that may be eaten in the gm diet and peas were listed so I made a batani mixture and ate some on the 2nd and 3rd day. Am I screwed?

    Would appreciate a reply asap thanks again for your help.

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    1. yes, you can substitute paneer with chicken..1 or 2 tbsp of olive oil is fine but not more than that.

      plain brown rice sucks, i know that. you can try this brown rice recipe with moong sprouts for taste.

      No chickpeas...they'll add up to a lot of cal..avoid them next time.

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  29. Can I take roti instead of brown rice.

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  30. No salt intake on day one and day 2 or slight sprinkle on fruits and vegges will be okay?

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  31. I will not bananas what is substitute of that

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  32. Hi Can we replace brow rice to chappti on 5th day diet plan

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  33. Hi can replace brow rice to chappti for 5th day diet plan

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  34. Hi I am planning to start gm diet next week. Plz help me with a indian recipe for chicken and wonder soup as we don't get some if the veggies And ingredients mentioned in the soup easily

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    1. wonder soup ingredients - cabbage, carrot and tomatoes, some salt & pepper for taste
      chicken - rub some ginger-garlic paste on the pieces and fry./grill them..

      it is not complicated, isn't it!

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  35. Today is my 5th day. I had green peas on 2nd and 3rd day. Will it be okay?
    How do we eat chicken? Would McD chicken burger be fine? Chicken tandoori?

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    1. green peas may add up to more calories..so better avoid them next time..and sorry mcd burger contains a lot of calories..

      here is the recipe - chicken kebab

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  36. Hi sahantha,

    I have foolwed GM diet TIme to time but this time it didnt help me much may be i hv cheated the plan a bit.
    please let me know few points.

    1.Can i have socked almonds ??(5 each day)
    2.can i have cornflakes of 5th day
    3.today is my first day i feel hungry as i eat all fruits pls suggest what i cn eat on 1st day

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    1. 1.no dry fruits pls....
      2.no cornflakes..
      3.all fruits except banana...you can also drink the wonder soup when you feel hungry..

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  37. How often can I try this diet in a month,

    Is it ok to try once in 2 days break

    Will it be healthy??

    And after GM diet what diet must be followed to maintain the weight!

    Please suggest


    Thank you

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    1. A min of 5 days gap should be maintained between the sessions, else you will fall sick..

      after the gm diet, you can follow the 1200 or 1500 cal meal plan to maintain ur lost weight..

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  38. Hey could you please help me I have one doubt on day 2 have to take vegetables right is it cooked or raw one if it is cooked can I add oil, salt , pepper and chilli powder

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    1. u can have it in either raw or cooked form..it is ur choice.

      but avoid oil while cooking..
      pepper and chillie powder are ok, but add just a pinch of salt for taste, and more than that will spoil ur diet..

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  39. hi
    i am on gm diet day 1, all the best to me. but tried previously, I could not complete it before.

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  40. Hi, i am a 25 years vegeterian boy with 120 kg weight & 6 ft height.
    I have already completed one section of 8 days & after taking gap of 2-3 day i am on 2nd round.
    I need you proper direction.
    & please give me proper diet plan for all the day. How many more rounds need to do?
    What should be the diet after completing diet to maintain ththe reduced weight.
    In 7 days diet plan i am walking 5-6 km for 3 days.
    Is it ok to have raw sweet corn in diet & rock salt in some situation.
    Plz reply.

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    1. You should give at least 5 days gap before starting another week, else u'll fall sick..

      since your weight loss target is very high, it is advised to combine cardio/aerobic with the diet for much better and quicker results. However, those exercises should be done only from day 5 onwards and not during the first 4 days of the diet.

      sweet corn contains a lot of cal, so avoid it.. rock salt is fine (just a pinch on salaad for taste).

      All the best :)

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  41. Can you please help me to structure a vegetarian menu for day 5 , 6 , 7 . All meals please.

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    1. day 5: brown rice + tomatoes (prepare tomato rice and have it for the whole day with wonder soup during the snacks time).
      day 6: brown rice + veggies (except potato)..veg fried rice would be better choice.
      day 7: brown rice + fruit juices (no banana or mango juice)

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  42. I followed gm diet properly.today is my 4th day but I've lost only 3 pounds.can u pls tell me,where it went wrong?
    1st day-honeydew,watermelon
    2nd day-only salads
    3rd day-2times salad and 3times fruits

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    1. it doesn't seem right! Can be pls restart the diet after 5 days...

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  43. Can I add 1 tablespoon of bourvita in milk each time?Also, I don't really prefer bananas so I will br substituting it with either orange or apple.
    Am I allowed to make these modifications?

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    1. These minor modifications can become problematic when you notice the final results...so, try to avoid making any modifications to the diet..

      No bournvita please
      You can replace Bananas with Kiwis or Figs...

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  44. hello sahantha
    hope u r fine.i m in a problem.when i think to start gm diet plan indian verson

    then i discover that in west bengal kolkata- where from i belong i didnt found in market celery,asparagus and broccoli(broccoli only available at winter). what i do ???

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    1. Hi Misty, the good thing about this diet plan is that you can have any food in the suggested category for that particular day. That means, you can have any of your favorite vegetables on the veg days (except potato which should be had only for breakfast on day 2)..So, if you don't find celery, asparagus and broccoli..try to eat what you get..

      Enjoy the diet..all the best :)

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  45. Hi Sahantha

    This is my v 1st time for GM Diet and today is my 1st day..i hv been binging on fruits since mid morning..but feeling v weak..n light headache. can i hv green tea

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    1. Green tea without sugar or honey or artificial sweetener is OK.

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  46. Hi,

    Tomorrow is my 5th day of diet and Im a vegetarian. Can you please suggest what all can be had for lunch, breakfast and dinner with quantities.

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  47. my height 5'11' weight 78 .how much i need to reduce?

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  48. my height 5'11 weight 78.how much i need to reduce?

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  49. Hi, this is the 4th time i am doing my GM diet. Each time I lose 3-4 kgs but tend to gain it back very soon. Cn u pls suggest a diet to be followed after the gm diet is over?

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  50. hi!i'm on my 2nd day of G.M but my work is alcohol related,any suggestions?put some bacon in my soup,is it bad?

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  51. Hi Sahantha. Its indeed a great pleasure to see your replies to each and every query raised by others. I really appreciate your efforts and dedication to help others. In fact, many of my queries also got cleared up while just going through others queries. I now realise that i also faltered on many occasions and would avoid all that next time. I had peas on veggies day, 4-5 almonds and dates on 3rd day, 2 cups of milk with sugar and bournvita on 4th day. Tomorrow is my 5th day and would be eating brown rice with paneer and tomatoes.

    I would be thankful to you if you can clarify few of my doubts which arose from the mistakes that i have already made over these 4 days.

    1. How much milk should be had on 4th day and is it without sugar ?
    2. What about vinegar, can that be added to veggies and soup to give it some taste ? In fact i had already done that, dont know what would be the result.
    3. Is the amount of fruits and veggies to be taken on the first three days limited or it can be had whenever feeling hungry ?
    4. Is it compulsory to have bananas, and milk on the fourth day ? Doesnt it add to more calories ? Isnt there a better substitute ?
    5. And similarly is it compulsory to have paneer with brown rice on 5th day ?

    Thank you in advance.

    One last thing i would like to tell everyone, which i noticed during this diet. With the start of winter, the skin around my nails on the hands start peeling of slowly and it becomes very painful to handle it. Even after applying cream and oil, it does not help much. However, as i started this diet, i think all the deficiencies got fulfilled and within 4 days, its almost no peeling. I found it amazing so sharing.

    Thank you all. And once again special thanks to you Sahantha for your help to everyone.

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