GM Diet for Non Vegetarians

The common misconception surrounding the General Motors diet is that the GM diet is only about eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. This puts off a lot of people that love a good non vegetarian dish in their daily meal routine. Those folks that are predominantly non vegetarian can find it difficult to follow a diet that is deprived of meat since they are prone to suffer from anxiety attacks and intense cravings if they go without eating meat for a prolonged period of time. But, the good news is that the GM Diet is not all about fruits and vegetables. The GM Diet has a fair sprinkling of meat that can be eaten at various points during the seven day program. We have some great chicken recipes that work really well. But we are getting ahead of ourselves, let us take a closer look at our meat options that work well while on the GM Diet.


Beef is an essential item on the GM diet grocery list. Beef is eaten on the fifth day of the diet. This is because beef is rich not only protein but also in fiber. It is also rich in iron and protein that help in muscle buildup and optimum organ function. However, keep in mind that beef must be eaten in controlled amounts since it also contains high animal fat. It is thus best to eat meat during its designated diet day in order not to interfere with the overall weight loss program.


Chicken is a great substitute for beef. Chicken works really well for individual that do not eat beef. (primarily due to religious and cultural reasons) Chicken is used instead of beef on Day 5 of the diet. Keep in mind however that chicken must be served lean and free of skin. Chicken meat can also be used during Day 7 and in small pieces mixed in a vegetable salad on Day 2.


For those that prefer fish to any other kind of meat can use it as a substitute for beef or chicken. Fish is high in protein, niacin and folic acid and it has a natural flavor not found in other types of meat. It is also ideal when eaten along with the many vegetable dishes since it does not affect the diet. Keep in mind that fish must be served grilled. Grilling it is a great choice since it reduces the need of cooking oil and yet keeps its flavors intact even after grilling.


While most people can feel a little deprived with the limited meat choices on the GM diet, what they cannot complain is the lack of dairy. Dairy products can be eaten while on the diet. Dairy products such as eggs, milk and yogurt form an essential part of the diet. Eggs can be consumed during Day 2 and Day 7, while yogurt can be eaten during Day 4 and Day 7. Milk is essential during Day 4 as it is paired with bananas. Milk and yogurt however should be fat-free so that they do not contribute to the buildup of calories in the system.

Tips for Non-Vegetarians

Following a diet can be strenuous, it deprives individuals of their favorite foods and forces them to eat meals that they are reluctant to eat. Remember that the success of any diet does not solely rely on the type of foods or the diet plan itself, a diet can be successful only with a person’s determination to lose weight. Keep this in mind when you plan on starting the GM diet week. It is best not to think about the absence of meat but of the various options you have to mix and match different vegetarian and non vegetarian options during the week.

Lastly, you always have the GM Diet power soup. We have other soup recipes that are great to eat and work well with your weight loss goals. Meat broth can be mixed together with vegetables and other spices to make a highly energizing soup. You can eat this soup during lunch and dinner to your hearts content to keep those hunger pangs and meat cravings at bay. This is a great way to get all those necessary nutrients into your body while at the same time feel full and enjoy a tasty meal.


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  1. What is a good substitute for tomatoes.

  2. What is the GM diet plan for Jains who can’t eat potatoes and any ground root vegetables like onion, garlic, carrots etc

  3. what will be the substitute of rice

  4. I am starting day one of GM DIET today. Had one apple and a pear plus 2 glass of water for breakfast. Let me see how far I can withstand hunger and cravings for food. :-)

  5. WHAT CAN I SUBSTITUTE FOR TOMATOES?pls let me knw as soon as possible because i already started the diet.

  6. I am allegric to bannans so wht can i eat instead of that

  7. I want to know if vegetables should be eaten raw or steamed and also want to know when to exercise before meal or after and at what time..

  8. Exercise is up to you really….. People have varying opinions here. Veggies, mix it up, raw and cooked always good.

  9. Can I eat egg White on Day 2??

  10. Lentils and legumes in place of beef?
    What is the protocol for using butter for cooking?

    • butter no, but yes for the lentil and legumes, beef has fat so you will need to add some fat to your legumes/lentils for balance.

  11. can anyone help me… iam on 5th day today .. so for i reduced only 2.5kg… but i follow all the diet properly…. no inch loss also.. what should i do?

  12. Love the page and absolutely appreciate your efforts to answer so many tons of questions! May God bless you.

    One tiny question. Can I have mushrooms and olives on day 2?

  13. Thanks alot!

  14. can mushrooms be consumed on day 5 for protein replacement?

  15. I tried this gm diet for a week and i reduced 5 kg. Thanks to this amazing diet.
    I would like to know whether i can do first 3 days of this diet for weight loss, as it is simple and i have lost nearly 3.5 kg over my first 3 days.

    • No, it’s a whole really. you cannot do those first 3 days and come out of it with eating normal which are the last few days.

  16. Hi,

    pls guide if mushrooms can b eaten.. wat are the other replacements for milk n water… can buttermilk be taken instead of milk.. can dal soup be taken in any of these days.

  17. pls guide if we can continue with the normal diet after 7 days of gm diet. for eg rotis, cooked vegetables and dals..

  18. hi, i agree tat lifestyle changes hav to b made.. but cud u pls guide as to what is d regime to b followed after day 7. i m 35 yrs old female, and weigh 85 kgs..i am alrdy on gm diet, day 4..i m non vegan .. pls advise what n in how much quantities to b eaten between the next gm diet . it will b really helpful..thanks

    • I assume you mean you are vegetarian but NON-vegan. 1) Cut processed foods, sugar and such. 2) Wheat is so beyond bad. Unfortunately you have to cut it. Your meals should have a protein, some good fat and good carbs.

      Posted this to someone else. For you you can add eggs, never over cook them and use the entire egg. So maybe have dhal, however you may need more protein, more than likely so add some curd/cheese. Legume dishes are a good way to go. Sprout dishes are also good. You can have curds and white rice. They key here is watch snacking and drinking sugar drinks. If you are going to have a cup of tea best after you eat so you have fats and protein to balance out the sugar so to speak. Each dish, not matter what you have some good veg and you need carbs like potato, squashes, plantains, white rice, etc. This is key. Do not go low carb. Only eat good oils like olive or coconut. You need fat with each meal, just never over do it. SO for example, if you have curds, you don’t need extra oil really unless you need some to sautee veg. Also, if you have no fat in the dish, use up to 1 tablespoon of oil in it. Never overdo protein, convert to sugar too much will. Protein, you should need as a man 30 grams a dish, women a little less.

  19. thank you so much for the detailed advise. i really appreciate it.

  20. dear author,
    my first day of diet really excited about it and hope works out well.My only issue is milk , i dont drink milk at all what is the subsitute to that,kindly advice.

  21. Can i eat the gm soup even at day 1?

  22. Hi,

    Thanks a lot for ur guidelines..I am in GM diet Day 3.
    pls clarify the below

    Day 4 : can we have milkshake with bananas n milk
    Day 5,6,7 : can we add spices , one teaspoon of oil n little veggies to brown rice while cooking

    Awaiting for Your Reply..
    Best Regards,
    Chandrika Chetty

    • 4 bananas all day, yes if you freeze the banana and blend in milk it will be a shake so to speak. but no you can;t go buy a banana milkshake full of sugar.

      spices yes are great. you need oil with the rice when replacing meat for sure.

  23. Hi. I am 5’7 and just eighteen, i weighed approximately 75kg and some workout plan and life changes, i lost 5 kg in approximately 3 weeks. Then i had to take a week break due to my exams as I couldn’t continue working out and also ate a bit unhealthy to fulfill sudden hunger. But luckily, I didn’t gain back any weight. I wanted to know will GM diet work for me as i have already been dieting or it just works for people who make a sudden drastic change in lifestyle? I weigh 70 right now and i need to jump to 60. Also planning to give myself tough time by including one hour of walking, Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred, some weight arm exercises and also some elliptical routine. My question is, can i take omlette on day two for breakfast with onion, chillies and tomatoes?
    Also, i like chicken. Can i add a bit of chicken in vegetables on day two and three and also the soup?
    And will it also be fine if i add small amount of black boiled chick-peas in vegetable and fruit salads?
    Please respond soon! I need to be in shape before the vacations are over. ;)

    • 1) eggs only if you are replacing meat. please read each day of our plan and follow. There is not meat on day 2.
      2) no you cannot have chicken as you like. it can replace beef though on beef days.
      3) no added chickpeas, they are not a veg.
      Good luck :)

  24. Hi,

    What can i have on Day 4 instead of bananas as i don’t eat banana??


  25. But above, in dairy portion, you wrote eggs can be consumed on day 2, where as it is a completely vegetable day?
    And also, soyasauce and vinegar are prohibited as well, right?

    • sorry, for that little beef at lunch you can use whole egg. soya normally has wheat, too much salt. a good cider vinegar is OK…. Or Balsamic.

  26. I do not drink mi8lk what should I drink to replace that.

  27. Wht is the replacement for tomatoes on day 5

  28. Can I eat stint fried veggies served in food court

  29. hi u have said a local veg to replace tomatoes on day 5. can u tell a veg name specifically to replace tomatoes on day 5

  30. Hi author.. it would be a great help if u could prepare a chart for all 7 days like breakfast lunch and dinner. Pls do this.. coz getting confused..

    • Well we do offer a sample plan, but people do not want to follow what we give or cannot find the veg we suggest, so changes are necessary. I do FAQ’s and few read them. We do layout each day carefully. What needs to happen is folks need to understand what they are eating. For example: Avocado is great. I eat all the time. But on this plan it cannot be swapped in with another veg like cabbage because it has fat. Tomato for example is fairly base when it comes to carbs, cook it and they go up because the natural sugar content is higher. Winter squashes are higher in carbs like a potato almost, so don’t use in place of regular veg. Corn is terrible and technically a grains, peas are higher in natural sugar and technically a legume.

  31. I am on day two of GM DIET..Can i eat egg white on day 2? if yes than how much..n wht r the other options available in non veg dat we can consume in day 2 along with vegetables…plz guide

  32. Today is the 4th day of GM diet for me. However I have been able to lose only 0.5 kg so far.
    My weight is 65 kg and my height is 5ft4inches.

    While my husband who has followed the same diet along with has been able to lose 4 kgs so far. His weight is 100 kg and height is 5ft9inches.

    Just wanted to understand why the results are so varying.

  33. I have just started following GM diet. Today is Day1.
    I just want to know that can I have boiled corns on day 2?
    if yes, how much?
    and is salt advisable over the raw vegetables?
    and on day 5, can I have curd in place of milk or say at times curd and at times milk through out the day?

  34. Can i eat Egg on day 5 and day 6 instead of meat??
    If so,how many eggs and including yolk or only whites??
    Pls reply the quantitites for Day5 and Day 6 separately!!

  35. i would be thankful if you tell some replacement of beef on day 5,6,7 by vegetarian protein

  36. can we eat yogurt on day 6 and 7

  37. hi,
    i am following gm diet and on 4 th day
    i want to ask i can eat tomato soup on 5th day
    n chicken soup on 6th day
    how much fish i can eat either on 5th or on 6th day instead of chicken
    please reply

  38. I like to known whether I can substitute beef with fish or prawns? if yes how much quantity per day.thankyou

  39. Hi,
    I am on day 5. Can I have wonder soup and 6 eggs and 6 tomatoes for the day?
    Please reply asap.

  40. hye. can i take grilled squid on day 5?

  41. Hi..
    I am on day 4 and ve lost 2.3kg. I wanted to know if I can replace beef or chicken on day 5 with soya chunks and black channa,.. please reply

  42. Hi can u post the best 7 day plan vegetarian version plz .like how many meals should be and how much intake would be perfect for 7 days plz.

    • Well it is posted. The regular plan is. At the bottom of the site you will see an Indian ad Vegetarian version. Simply replace meat with eggs (3 per meal), legumes with good fat like ghee or olive oil, or quinoa with good fat, or rice with good fat.

  43. Can i use ginger & garlic paste to make chicken soup on 5th day ?
    Can we also use vegetables in making this soup if yes which vegetables?
    Can we use our normal eatable oil to cook vegetables, ginger & garlic paste ?
    Please let me know as soon as possible.

    • Assuming they are pure yes :)
      veg, go local, no high carb veg like potato or carrots (well a carrot is fine). No peas or corn.
      NEVER, those oils are toxic, foreign to the body, man made, and rancid. You can use coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil or ghee/butter.

  44. we should eat only egg white or with egg yolk?
    Please let me know as soon as possible


  46. can we eat chicken on 6th day if we r having egg on 5th day/
    if yes how much?
    can we eat fruits also?
    Please let me know as i m on 5th day of diet?
    can we have green tea when we are on GM diet?
    If yes on from which day? &how man times?

  47. how much chicken can i eat on day 5 and day 6?

  48. Can anyone plzz let me knw on the 5 th day can fish chicken and beef eaten at a tym… Last week i had chicken and fish both on 5 th day and on 6 th day tooo better t not a half kg reduced though intake of water also proper…

  49. Can i eat chicken n fish on day 5 th and on beef in day 6 th…

  50. I take tea with little milk n sugar while the tym of gm as m very much of habitate of tea so plzz don’t let me knww…
    Thank u so much

  51. hi,
    im on d 4th day. even aft seen so many FAQ’s im confused of days 5 & 6 fud. plz help me

    1. on 4th day i had soup bt added few vegetables in it. a carrot, beans, beet root, very less dhal. s dat fine?
    2. s it ok if i take 6/3 eggs+ 1 cup of brown rice + dhal + tomato (or)
    should i take only chicken/egg + 6 tomatoes d whole day?

    3. cant b d chicken/ egg be taken along with a cup of white rice?

    • 1) No it is not. There is nothing on our plan day 4 that says you can have any of that. Sorry, not sure where you are reading your plan from.
      2) You can swap beef for 3 eggs per meal ( day 5 has 3 meals), you can do legumes with some good fat each meal, you can choose another meat, or do a rice dish with good fat each meal. Chicken is the best option to replace meat or eggs.
      3) No mixing – sorry.

  52. hi! on veg day 2 and 6…….what all veggies we can eat and what should be the proportion of eating. i am not able to lose weight….its stuck there

    what can we replace with watermelon on day 1……as it is written that watermelon helps in reducing weigh fast but it cannot be eaten in winters.

    pls reply.

  53. I m 140 kgs by weight so can i cotinue this diet for a month???
    I need to reduce around 50 kgs of weight …
    I had been alrady duin this diet for last three weeks but i reduced only 5 kgs could u plzz suggest me for the same

  54. Ony day 5 6 7 , can i have scrambled eggs (without oil)
    If yes , then how many
    Plz reply fast tommorow is day 5

  55. Thanks , so on day 7 i can i have rice, fruit juices and vegetables . Right?

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***Before asking your question, please understand that we are only here to help and these are our opinions. Also make sure you read and understand the entire diet before doing it. And also see a doctor if you feel you need approval to do so. If you plan to exercise during the diet, you cannot do heavy weights and heavy workouts (We state this on the Exercise page), you need to have the correct amount of protein. The first 4 days of this diet do not have protein, so your exercise you be very light. You cannot tear muscle down without something to build it up. Thanks You