Sunday, November 1, 2009

GM diet - My Experience

For folks who have not heard about GM diet or want to know what it contains, this is my personal experience of the diet program.
To know more about GM diet, please see this :

Day One

All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consists of all fruits you want. It is suggested you consume lots of watermelon and cantaloupe.

Day Two

All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the new and cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the account or type. Avoid oil and coconut while cooking vegetables. Have large boiled potato for breakfast.

Day Three

Any mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet and no potatoes today.

Day Four

Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. You can also have one bowl of vegetables soup.

Day Five

Today is a feast day. You will eat 1 (one) cup of rice. You also have to eat 6 (six) whole tomatoes and drink 12 (twelve) glasses of water today to cleanse your system of the excess uric acid you will be producing.

Day Six

Today is another all vegetables day. You must eat 1 cup of rice today and eat all the vegetables you want cooked and uncooked to your heart's content.

Day Seven

Today your food intake will consist of 1 cup rice, fruit juice and all the vegetables you care to consume. Tomorrow morning you will be five to eight kilograms lighter than 1 week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. Repeat the program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you rest for three days before every repetition.

The above is directly stolen from GM Diet
GM, stands for General Motors.

My Do's and Dont's while following this diet :
  1. Drinking 10 glasses of water everyday was very helpful. Please do it; it will help in removing toxins and fat from your body in the form of water wastage, which I experienced.
  2. As suggested eat a lot of water melon and musk melon (keerni pazham in tamil, also known as cantaloupe).
  3. Tomatoes are must on the 5th day. If you do not like tomatoes, reduce the content to 3 and have it as chutney.
  4. Try having Brown Rice on day 5. Brown Rice is not the Kerala rice, kerala rice is actually red rice. Brown rice will look like wheat when raw. I personally hated brown rice. It is very bad. Try to have it along with tomato chutney. By the way, one cup of rice is 125 gm of raw rice for the whole day.
  5. For 6th and 7th day, if you hate brown rice like me, have plain white rice.
  6. On all vegetables day, you can have subway salad. The only sauce that is suited is "Southwest", which is low fat. Just add a very small quantity of this sauce so that you would enjoy your foods taste.
  7. If you are able to clear Day 1, you will get used to thsi diet from 2nd Day dinner.
  8. On day 4, if this diet is working out for you, you will not be able to eat 8 bananas. 6-7 would fill your stomach.
  9. Please avoid sugar, milk(apart from day 4) and salt. This really helps.
  10. Work out aong with the diet is helpful, but do this from rice day.
A non vegetarian version of this diet is also available. I have no idea though. I reduced around 3.5 - 4 kgs and my body feels lighter.
It is worth trying out twice a year, but you need a lot of will power. One more final tip, on first day, do not take fruits as whole, cut them and eat, that would make the eating part easier. I thank my in-laws and wife for doing the favor of salad preparation and fruit cutting and etc etc which made this diet successful for me.

Please try this and let me know you experiences.


Vijesh said...

Nice to hear.. Day 1 in progress for me and Karthi.. We will reach the destination and let you know how it goes!

Nishanth said...

And I initially thought it was 'Genetically Modified' diet :)

Arula said...

dk , i also tried it 1 yr back. But the problem is u would gain the weight which you lost in 1 week in just 2 days back.
Also after 1 week u get an irresistible urge to a eat lot ;)

Ronisha said...

im starting it, but i dont get the time of workouts so, u think i shall still lose some wait, im medium built, but walk a lot as a part of my routine , please help, im starting it tomorrow.ans one more thing, after this diet plan for a week if i leave it again and do it only after 6 months or so, but continue with my work schedule and food habits will the fat come back?

Ronisha said...

okay hi, im trying this plan from tomorrow, but have a question , i dont work out but walk a lot as i have to, so will this help, and another thing after this first attempt if i leave it for another six months, but continue my fooding and walking in tact will i gain on weight?please suggest

Unknown said...

On day 3 right now, not too difficult at all. To Ronisha: Depends what your food habits are like. I eat 1/2 the portions i used to and my body got accustomed to it. Some degree of exercise is necessary to keep the fat off. I have a tight schedule during the day so i wake up at 5.00 go to the gym for two hours before going to work. This diet is just the icing on the cake. To your question my answer would be yes, if it is not a very healthy diet without exercise the fat will return.

SushMira said...


I tried and coudn't cross one meal
Will try again very soon and let you know :-)


Ronisha said...

hi ikshu, i have started my day one , looks a bit deceptive as my food habits have completely been trashy since the last yea and a half, i just wanto see how this works, my friend has been doing t for 3 weeks now, and he has lost 11 kgs, so it is kind f motivating, just had my apple , heading to gulp some water:)
will sail thru..and exercise is stll a question for me till atleast the coming six months, dont have enough time, but will stick to the walking already do, mabe do some free hand stuff as well.

Ronisha said...

i finally started it today, think will sail thru....will stick to walking and free hand excercises though.
will keep u in the loop:)

Ronisha said...

people this is the last day of the second day, an tis diet is working, im losing weight, however on the banana and the tomato day it is a bit of a trouble to stick to the schedule, still doing..........and havent recorded, but have lost few pounds, will do more, getting used to the diet, u would not feel hungry, if u get used to pple just go for it.

manju sharma said...

i hv taken gm diet 4times in 47 days
at the interval of 3 days .i was of 80kgm. now i hv reduces 10 kgm wt. this diet is very ideal diet.i appreciate this diet & suggest to all
just start & see the results.
manju sharma


Unknown said...

I started today and my wife has also joined me so that both can support each other. We have done with our dinner of Papaya and we are enjoying it.

Unknown said...

gm diet plan it easy to follow.just few efforts reduced your weight in some weeks.
i am happy to lose my weight

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