I wanted to loose some excess ways in a huff and tried the GM diet. Finished the diet. Here is what the GM diet does-
General Motors: Weight Loss Diet Program - Non Vegetarian
The following diet and health program was developed for employees and dependents of General Motors, Inc. and is intended for their exclusive use. This 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. General Motors Corp. wholly endorses this program and is making it available to all employees and families. This program will be available at all General Motors Food Service Facilities. It is management's intention to facilitate a wellness and fitness program for everyone.
This program is designed for a target weight loss of 10-17 lbs per week. It will also improve your attitudes and emotions because of its cleansing systematic effects.
The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the food eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value.
This plan can be used as often as you like without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter because you will be lighter by at least 10 lbs. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.
During the first seven days you must abstain from all alcoholYou must drink 10 glasses of water each day
Day One All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.
Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.
Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.
Day Four Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.
Day Five Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.
Day Six Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.
Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.
Tomorrow morning you will be 10-17 lbs. lighter than one week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. You may repeat this program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you are allowed two glasses of white wine in addition to the instructions on the program. You may substitute champagne for white wine. Under no circumstances are you to drink any other alcoholic beverages with the exception of beer which is allowed. Any liquor (bourbon,vodka, rum) is forbidden. Cream drinks are especially forbidden. You may have an occasional cordial such as creme de menthe or schnapps, but you must always limit yourself to two drinks. If you wine, drink only wine that day. If you have beer, drink only beer that day, etc. Alcohol adds empty calories to your diet. However, after the first week it will help your digestion and settle your stomach.
G.M.'S Wonder Soup
The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. 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.
Vegetables as may be taken in the form of a salad if desired. No dressing except malt, white or wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic, herbs. No more than one tea spoon of oil.
You have been given a recipe for the WONDER SOUP which can be eaten in unlimited quantities. This soup is a supplement while you are on the program and it should be a pleasure to eat. Not everyone likes cabbage, green peppers, calory etc. This recipe is not inflexible. You may substitute vegetables according to your taste. You may add any vegetables you like: asparagus, peas, corn, turnips, green beans, cauliflower, etc. Try to stay away from beans (lima, pinto, kidney, etc.), however, because they tend to be high in calories even though they are very good for you.
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.
How and Why It Works
Day One 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. They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.
Day Two starts with a fix of complex carbo-hydrates coupled with an oil dose. This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day two consists of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.
Day Three eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the fruits. You system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.
Day Four, bananas, milk and soup sound the strangest and least desirable. You're in for a surprise. You probably will not eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the past three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets. You will be surprised how easy this day will go.
Day Five, Beef and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. Your allowance calls for the equivalent of five "quarter ponders". Do not feel you have to eat all this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.
Day Six is similar to day five, Iron and proteins from beef, Vitamins and fibre from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today, compared to day one.
Day Seven finished off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals, except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.
Now my variation Non-veg GM Diet-
All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.
What i had-
Cantaloupe aka musk melon(kirni pazham), papaya and watermelon were the fruits i binged on. I stuck to the water content of 10 glasses. No coffee, tea, no milk,. I had soem green tea- a bit yuck to start with but ok anything to loose the extra kgs.
Some colleagues who were ont he diet with me had onyl watermelon for max weight loss and they ended up getting bad headaches and tiredness. Yes it is a bit tough on the first day, bite your teeth and went on though. I felt worn out, but no headache.
Treadmill -30 mins, stretches another ten minutes.
Weight lost: 1.5kg
All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.
What i had-
Stuck to cauliflower, cabbage, chinese cabbage, carrot, palak(lots of it but yuck as we cant add dal to make it tastier...jst plain palak with salt and chilli powder) and green peas. All this made with oil like a side dish. I used 3 spoons of oil, chilli powder and salt. I amde the cabbage and the califloer together, chinese cabbage separately and carrot and green peas together.
Note-Only one spoon of oil is advised. If you can eat just raw or boiled vegetables with some salt to taste, thats very good too in fact the best to loose more. I seriously could not eat a full baked potato.
Less tired but very hungry as soon as i got back from work. I cheated on one marie biscuit and a hand full of masala peanuts(8 small ones to be exact) today. Went to the loo very often-palak causes this and advise to take soemhting else as it makes u more hungry when ur tummy is empty.
Treadmill-30 minutes, stretches for the sides-love handles(50 in total)
Weight lost: 1kg
A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.
What i had-
Stuck to watermelon, apple and papaya. Vegetables had cabbage, carrot and green peas cooked like on day two same amount of oil, 3 spoons.
Body got used to the diet a bit. Cheated on two monaco biscuits and again a hand full of masala peanuts. If you can avoid this it would be great.
Treadmill-30 minutes, and some side stretching and leg extensions, 25 each side.
Weight lost: 1kg
Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.
What i had-
I dont like bananas and milk, but managed to eat around 6 big bananas and 2 tall glasses of milk. Wonder soup my version-use cabbage, cauliflower, carrot and a bit of green peas. Saute it in one spoon of light butter or oil with salt. Then pour in 2 cups of water. I got knorr mixed vegetable soup powder and mixed in three spoons of it to make it taste good.
Colleagues on the diet felt the same as well. I felt very full and settled for a big bowl of soup.
Treadmill-30 minutes side stretch and leg extensions (25 each)
Weight lost: 1kg
Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.
What i had-
I did not cook anything yesterday nite and morning i took a sandwich chilli cheese sandwich...since hamburger is allowed. Had a tomato juice-pureed 4 tomatoes into juice and drank it. Night i will have four more mostly as salad.
Not hungry today at all.
Just treadmill had to run for meeting
Weight lost: 0.0kg no wt loss
Day 5 Repeated as the real day 5 did not show weight loss at all...for having the sandwich
What i had- 280 gms beef two sevings. 6-8 tomatoes, only six is advisable.
Effects- Not hungry at all.
Exercise- NO saturdaya nd sunday i dont exercise at all.
Weight lost: 0.800kg
Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.
What i had- Beef fried in olive oil after cooking it in ginger, garlic, and curry leaves with salt and chilli powder. Carrot and green peas cooked in chilli and coriander powder, salt and water
Effects- Not hungry had brunch.
Weight lost: 0.200kg
Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.
What i had- basmati rice, watermelon and mango juice
Effects- No hunger
Weight lost: 0.300kg
Total loss: Close to 6 kgs. Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
General Motors: Weight Loss Diet Program - Vegetarian
Vegetarian version of GM diet for day 5 and 6
Have low fat paneer, should milk and milk products and the tomatoes. Drink the water as mentioned. Rice puts on weight and is absorbed immediately. Dont let your weight loss program go down the drain....go with milk or a milk product like curd, cheese, paneer, etc., on that day. No sprouts or dals.