Friday, June 19, 2009

General Motors Diet Plan

This post comes atleast a week late (i know you guys were just waiting, lol), because I started the GM Diet Plan 2 weeks back & finished it a week back (& took a week to write this post too). It's not just that I was busy but I also wanted to validate the results, after a week of completion of diet plan (nice excuse, you can't beat that). The result is I had lost 3 KGs in a week & I have gained 1 KG back, so I am still down 2 KGs... not bad!! (& I have no intention of disclosing my past or current weight. You may just know that I looked awesome & now I look more more awesome). I am not going to strongly suggest this plan to anyone (maybe i don't want the whole world to get fit & awesome like me!!) but it's not bad and you may try it if you want to. May not work for you or might do wonders for you...

GM (
General Motor's ) Diet is a well known diet program designed to detoxify body & also for weight reduction. GM Diet is a 7 days diet program & it should be follow once in a month or in two months. GM diet is very effective if it is followed sincerely than the individual can loose up to 2-3 Kgs in a week. However after following GM diet one must take care of the diet because the person can regain weight within 2-3 days. However obese individuals who are suffering from Diabetes, hypertension or other heart problems should not go for GM Diet. I've heard that the program was developed in conjunction with a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was field tested at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors, General Motors Corp. at a general meeting on August 15, 1985. The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the foods eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value. Anytime during the diet plan,you should not feel hungry, eat the suggested food as much as you can.
  1. Day 1 is a all fruit day except banana. Water-based fruits like watermelon & cantaloupes are better. You are preparing your system for the upcoming programme. Your only source of nutrition is fresh or canned fruits. Fruits are nature's perfect food.
  2. Day 2 is all vegetable day, boiled or cooked. Have one boiled potato for breakfast. This day starts with a fix of complex carbohydrates coupled with an oil dose. This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.
  3. Day 3 you can have a mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today. This day eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the fruits. Your system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.
  4. Day 4 is for Bananas & Milk. Eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. Bananas are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the past three days.
  5. Day 5 you start eating some food. Eat a bowl of brown rice and have beef/chicken (for vegeterians: Rajama/beans, chhole/chikpeas, paneer/cottage-cheese or Soya nuggets) combined with 6 tomatoes (must eat). The beef/chicken is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Increase intake of water to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.
  6. Day 6 is similar to Day 5 diet except the 6 tomatoes. You can add raw/cooked vegetables too to your diet today. Iron and proteins from beef/chicken, Vitamins and fibre from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination.
  7. Day 7 will consist of food similar to Day 6and also fresh/real fruit juice. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.
G.M.'S Wonder Soup

The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. This recipe is not inflexible, you may substitute vegetables according to your taste. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to consume large quantities of this soup.

28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.

Beverages you may consume while on the program :
Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).
Club Soda is OK.
Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.
Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.
Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven. Avoid any oil & sweets. During the first seven days you must abstain from all alcohol & smoking. You must drink 10 glasses of water each day. Try to honestly stick to the plan.

Taking care of your weight & health is very important at any age. Excess weight is the most critical factor in keeping good health and excess weight is responsible for the most problems including coronary diseases, heart problems, arthritis and cancer among other serious life threatening diseases (that should be scary enough). Most serious health problems can be avoided by the single function of maintaining an ideal weight. Excess weight for women aggravates arthritis problems and leads to rapid joint decay (& excess weight doesn't looks good too, to most of us). Pain and joint deterioration can be lessened by weight loss as weight loss removes the stress on the knee joint (now I feel like a doctor, yay!!). Some common tips in general for weight loss & good health:
  • Drink warm water in place of usual/cold water.
  • Avoid oil/oily food, excess fat & sweet as much as possible. You may start having fat-free & sugar-free food & stuff, it actually makes a difference.
  • Mild exercise of 30-60 minutes, 4-5 times a week is also essential. Do not tire yourself out, but being regular in your exercise and maintaining an ideal weight goes a long way in ensuring a happy, healthy and long life.
So, any suggestions or experiences you would like to share? Here are few links which I had consulted (1, 2, 3, 4) and a good diet-chart here. And you may also enjoy my celebrity-morphs & TRM blogs. Till then friends/readers/critics/foes... keep reading, commenting & enjoying. This is RAHUL saying Good Bye & Good Luck... JAI HO!!!!!

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Rahul said...

Thanks Melinda & green tea. I hope I am able to inspire& help someone achieve better health & be happier in life. Thanks for reading & commenting, keep coming back.

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Anonymous said...

Really want to know if I can substitute CHicken instead of beef. Should I consume boiled chicken??

I hate milk. So if I eat only bananas is that okay,, or can I add a little bournvita to the milk?

Rahul T. said...

Yes, chicken should be okay. Use roasted or boiled chicken with lowest possible fat. Milk is required. You can use Soy milk or something if you want. You may make little adjustment but the more true you are to the diet, the better result you will get.

Good Luck!!

Anonymous said...

Hi All,
I am a 110 Kgs 32 years fat Man and I have tried the GE Motors diet plan for 7 weeks continously as I have enough fat resources to carry on for so long and amazing I came to 96 kgs.Along side with Diet plan I was cosuming max 35 lts of water per day ,10km walk and 1 hr yoga.If you love yourself be sincere and the result will be before you. All the best.
Reply to my post and I will give my email ID to talk more about it.

Anonymous said...

Sir,

Is the diet is effective to reduce 5kgs in a week? once i have tried but i reduced only 2kgs.but with in 3-4 days i gained weight again.but i did not have any fat or high calorie food even then i have put on back weight.please give me the right solution

Rahul T. said...

Thanks Anonymous (ex 110 kg man), great job. I am glad you showed the determination & put the hard work to be healthy.

Rahul T. said...

Hi Anonymous. There is no shortcut to losing weight. This program is more for detoxification than weight loss. You can get weight loss by combining this with proper diet, exercise etc. You can try to stop any sugar/sweet & high carb food (like white rice, white flour etc) consumption completely. Plus nothing fried or high fat either with no alcohol consumption. Also workout 4-5 times a week, 1 hour at least. At least some continuous running/jogging kind of exercise will be good. You should see the results. Its always combination of healthy diet with good exercise that makes & keeps you healthy & fit. Let us know what you do & how it works out.

meera said...

Hi their,
I have a ques. What should be my diet after completion of program?
Since i am an indian my daily diet consists of daal,chawal,subji and roti.Should i avoid eating any of these? Please explain with details.

Michelle Gordon said...

I am on Day 5 of the diet and Feel great. My skin is clearer and I am at least 10 pounds lighter. I followed this diet to a T and it seems to work great. I also have more energy than I have had in years! This morning a had a hamburger patty and it didnt sit well with me. I guess because I havent eaten any meat. I am going to subsitute chicken for lunch- hopefully thats ok

Anonymous said...

Hi !!
During this diet is it ok to consume tea/coffee . Please advise .

Thanks

Anuja Srivastava said...

Hey hi Rahul, i am 10 kgs over weight we have our wedding reception on 4th of nov 2012. i just want to know, Can i loose 10 kgs in 3 diet cycles and maintain for a month ? i have around 40 days in hand. and if yes what exercise regime should i follow?
thanks
anuja

Anuja Srivastava said...

Hey hi rahul, i am 10 kgs over weight we have our wedding reception on 4th of nov 2012. i just want to know, Can i loose 10 kgs in 3 diet cycles and maintain for a month ? i have around 40 days in hand. and if yes what exercise regime should i follow?
thanks
anuja

John said...

How come this site says to eat chicken on 7th day where as other sites says to eat brown rice. Please respond. I am in my 7th day and ate chicken reading the above notes.

Anonymous said...

How come this site says to eat chicken on day 7 when other sites says to eat brown rice. I eat chicken on day 7. Is it ok

Anonymous said...

How come this site says to eat chicken on 7th day where as other sites says to eat brown rice. Please respond. I am in my 7th day and ate chicken reading the above notes.

Anonymous said...

i followed this GM diet plan for 3 weeks continously, i lost 10 kgs, i have a beautiful look now as i still do 60 mnts exercise every morning.

kewlkrups said...

I have heard that this diet should be followed with a break of 3 days minimum in between per cycle. Is it like that or can the 7 day regime be followed continuously till the ideal weight is reached? Kindly help as I want to loose around 20 kgs in 3 months time.

Anonymous said...

I have heard that the diet schedule must be followed with a 3 days break in between every cycle. Is it true or can it be followed continuously as I have 20 kgs to loose in 3 months time. Kindly help!

kewlkrups said...

I have heard that this diet should be followed with a break of 3 days minimum in between per cycle. Is it like that or can the 7 day regime be followed continuously till the ideal weight is reached? Kindly help as I want to loose around 20 kgs in 3 months time.

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