The GM Diet – Does It Really Work ?


The GM Diet – Does It Really Work ?

During lockdown for Covid-19 I was going through my weight loss journey notes and realised that I have tried almost everything to lose weight. One such experience had been the most popular GM Diet.

All of us have tried GM diet at some point of time during our weight loss journey. Do you wish to know if the GM Diet really works? I also wanted to know so, I decided to go on GM Diet for 7 days a few years back.  Let me share my seven days journey with you all and find out if it worked or not.

I will post my previous experience and weight loss in next few posts starting Monday. Let me brief you first to all the uninitiated, what GM diet is all about.

Does GM diet work

GM Diet or General Motors Diet is a weight management program originally designed by the General Motors Corporation for the fitness of its employees. This diet system focuses on the consumption of specific foods per day and lasts for a span of 7 days.

The GM Diet – Does It Really Work ?

This is a detoxification and very low calorie diet. I tried doing an Indian vegetarian version of this diet for 7 days and now I share my effort and results with you starting today.

Here is the GM Diet Plan –

The GM Diet - Does It Really Work ?

Day 1 – All fruits except bananas and 10-12 glasses of water. Water is the Best Friend in this diet !

Day 2 – All vegetables. Breakfast is steamed large size potato with during the second day. The GM diet wonder soup can be taken during lunch and dinner. I will let you know about this soup in the coming posts.

Day 3 – Mixture of fruits and vegetables but no bananas.

Day 4 – Banana and milk. Skim milk and banana, together with the GM wonder soup or any vegetable soup may be served on this day.

Day 5 – Brown rice, curd , cucumber and tomatoes.

Day 6 – Brown rice and vegetables. Day 5 and Day 6 are for Protein and Carbohydrates intake. For non-veggies, white meat is the source of fatless protien or the egg white portion For veggies, source of protein are daal, soya balls, paneer, curd, brown rice.

Day 7 – Brown rice, vegetables and fruits. Two cups of brown rice may be consumed together with unlimited servings of vegetables and fruits.

Side Effects of GM Diet

I had done detox before. So, I knew that headaches and weakness were common problems that I would face. Remember, GM Diet is not meant for Pregnant ladies, children and people with medical conditions.

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My Expectations from GM Diet

I expected 3 kgs weight loss. People generally claim to lose 5-7 kgs of weight. But I did it for detox i.e to flush out toxins from my body. I was taking Green Tea all 7 days which is not mentioned in the GM Diet.You can read about its benefits here.

Also, I was not going to skip my iron and Biotin tablets also not compromising with my Breakfast tea since this diet anyway will cause me headache.  1 cup tea was allowed :P. No more cheating , I promised to myself 🙂

Have you tried GM diet before ? Please let us know and share your weight loss journey with us.

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  1. No Shalini. I am doing this diet for detox. It’s not a sustainable diet at all, difficult to pull off.

  2. My neighbors here follow GM diet everytime they are back from Thanksgiving/Christmas or any family get together that makes them eat lots. They do claim they lose 8 to 10 pounds easily with that but they do it more for the detox 🙂
    I had started gym but got bored after a month itself. I find walks with friends and run outside in the open better than gymming inside.

    My husband has started trying out all mixed fruit and vegetable juices which has imparted a beautiful glow to the skin!

    I love walking around in my campus and since I return home every night not before 9pm after work, I prefer walks as my best method of keeping weight in check.

  3. Yeah Sahana. Its a good way to detox. I generally eat raw for 2-3 days after every 6 months. Never done for 7 days continuously.
    Its nice to know that you both like being healthy. Just a suggestion, if you drink fresh fruit home made juices, try eating the whole fruit. The fiber is extremely healthy and does not deserve to be thrown.

  4. Yes Tarun I completely agree with you 🙂 So I eat whole fruits while my hubby insists he wants the juice only. I tried but he doesn’t eat fruits raw till I stuff them in his mouth! 😛

  5. Pranitha. This is a very low calorie diet and various nutrients here go for a toss. In my opinion, the diet not good for feeding mothers. We will try posting a diet for feeding mothers.

  6. I have done GM Diet before. I must say its a tough one. However the result was a good 3-4 kgs at the end of the week. But but but, maintaining the loss is very tuff. You get to the normal diet and you get back to your original weight in 2 weeks flat.

  7. I have done trice GM Diet with one week gap each tym. In first week weight loss is 3 kg. If done dedicately. But 2 and 3 round not much weight loss can say around 500 gm or 1 kg. Also after weight loss need to maintain it by following 1200 calorie diet or low carb diet.

  8. dear all , plz do not try these diet , it’s not safe.. its not a permanent solution…. we gain weight as the months and years pass by… so how can you shed the weight without proper balance diet ….
    guys plz …. don’t do it… you might increase double the pound which you have lost during the crush diet.

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