The General Motors Diet was actually created for employees of the organization but the diet soon became very popular worldwide. The diet is perfect if you're looking for a fast weight loss plan.
This diet is not the original diet plan. It has been modified to include healthier food options, which will not make you feel feverish or weak.
7 Days Weight Loss
According to the diet, the following things need to be kept in mind:
- complete abstinence from alcohol
- you must take 10 to 15 glasses of water everyday
- you may consume water flavored with lemon, club soda and black coffee, without any cream, substitutes or sugar
If you feel weak during the course of your diet, supplement it with multivitamins like vitamin tablets. You can also have cabbage soup on all 7 days.
The first day will prepare your body for the following week. Your diet should include only fruits, preferably cantaloupe (also called musk melon) only. No bananas. Ideally, a cantaloupe diet on the first day will help you lose 3-4 lbs on the first day itself.
Eat vegetables of your choice in any quantity, they can be raw or cooked. Cooked vegetables does not include vegetables made in curry or with spices. Take steamed or lightly sauteed vegetables with a little butter or salad dressing. You may choose to have a baked potato in breakfast but you should take zero calorie, high nutrition vegetables for the rest of the day. Eg: Boiled spinach, carrots, peas.
Take fruits and vegetables in any quantity. No bananas or potatoes. Day 3 will prepare the system to start burning excess pounds.
Take 8-10 bananas and 3-4 glasses of milk. This is done to make up for lost sodium and potassium.
You can have a small portion of lean meat. Vegetarians can replace meat with tofu or cottage cheese. You also need to eat 6 whole tomatoes. You may make a sandwich from these two in brown bread. Increase your water intake by 25%. Meat & cheese give the body iron and protein while tomatoes provide fiber, water helps cleanse the system of toxins.
Eat unlimited amounts of fish/chicken/tofu/cottage cheese.
Eat brown rice, fruits and vegetables. By Day 7, you will be feeling lighter from the cleansing. You can also use pulses as a protein substitute.
The GM Diet plan should only be followed once a month. Do not curb your hunger during the course of your diet.General Motors Weight Loss Diet