GM Diet Grocery List

We all know about the GM Diet, a popular weight loss program that aims to get rid of excess pounds within 7 days. The General Motors diet is basically eating a series of prescribed meals each day of the week.We have covered in diet in extensive detail. Read the entire diet plan as well as variations of the GM Diet Plan like the Indian and vegetarian version.

Since you are required to eat only a few types of foods, this diet tends to be cheaper on the wallet. The success of any diet is in its planning and the GM Diet is no different. Not only is it important to know the week long diet plan intimately but also the food items that you need each day must be procured in advance so that you can effectively prepare and execute the diet. This is why you need a grocery list that will help most of you plan for the diet. We also have extensive recipes that can make the entire week a pleasant if not satisfying experience, both for the body and your taste buds.

Let’s get down to it then, below is the laundry grocery list of food items that you must stock up beforehand.

Fruits

Almost all types of fruits can be eaten during the GM diet. Fruits are consumed on the first day of the week long meal plan. That said, not all fruits are approved for the diet. Among the fruits to avoid during the first day are bananas and avocados. These fruits contain more fat and carbohydrate content which can be difficult to digest by our digestive system. They only build up more pounds rather than burning them.

Bananas must be saved for the fourth day of the diet. On the 4th day, only bananas and milk can be eaten. Don’t go crazy with the bananas since by this time your appetite will be vastly reduced and you would no longer feel like eating up all the bananas. Try to buy the bananas slightly raw since you are buying them 4 days in advance. By the time it is the 4th day, the bananas will be ripe and ready to be eaten.

Fruits that are very sweet should likewise be avoided during a GM diet. Sugar tends to add up the calories and therefore become a hindrance towards weight loss. Among the ideal fruits that can be consumed in plenty during the diet include watermelons, berries and citrus produce.

Vegetables

Green, leafy vegetables are among the recommended items on the GM diet. They are high in fiber and are easily absorbed by the body during digestion. Vegetables are consumed during the second, sixth and seventh day of the diet. During the second day, a cup of baked potato can be consumed for breakfast while tomatoes are to used on the fifth day.

While it is important to be prepared in advance, many people like to buy vegetables fresh. If you are someone that likes fresh produce, then go ahead and buy it on the day of the diet but don’t give up on your diet just because you could not be bothered to buy vegetables for the day.

Meat

Meat products that can used while on the GM diet include only beef. Lean chicken can be used as a substitute for those folks that are averse to eating beef. Infact we have some great chicken recipes and a great chicken soup recipe. Beef is eaten during the fifth day and it is matched with tomatoes. Chicken or other form of white meat may be consumed during day seven.

Beverages

Dairy products such as milk and yogurt cannot be eaten until day 4. It’s best to keep them tucked away in your refrigerator until days four and seven. Milk is paired with bananas, while yogurt can be consumed together with vegetables on day seven. Fruit juice can be taken during the day two as long as they are freshly squeezed. It is highly discourage to drink packaged juices as they are already enriched with preservatives and are no longer fresh.

Starch

The only form of starch allowed in the GM diet is brown rice. Brown rice is eaten on the seventh day of the diet together with vegetables and dairy. It is important to eat only brown rice as it is high in fiber and low in calories. White rice is rather rich in carbohydrates and will only foster calorie buildup in the body.

There you go, a quick and really easy to remember grocery list. Like we mentioned before, this diet is really easy to follow and easy on the wallet too. Good luck and happy dieting.

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111 Comments

  1. hello there…my query is can i prefer red meat like that of goat’s or sheep’s instead of Beef as I don’t eat Beef. And should i follow the same recipe as that of beef if i use goat or sheep’s meat…Thank You :)

    • No! Sheep or lamb meat is full of fats. As for the goat I have no idea u have to google it. Now I recommend you simply follow the vegetarian version.

    • Actually goat meat is healthier than beef. It has 2.8 grams of fat per serving compared to beefs 16 grams per serving. You can look it up the USDA handbook. It has the same protien and 6.1 grams less saturated fat than beef

  2. Can I eat Oats on 5th Day with chicken

    Please advise

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  4. Quantity of salt intake advisable for GM Diet.

  5. CAN ANYONE PLZ LEMME KNOW THAT CAN WE HAVE REGULAR TEA WITH LESS SUGAR THROUGHOUT THE GM DIET PLAN?????

  6. plz insure about the intake quantity of salt in dis diet…

  7. Goshhhhhh , I m a bit scared of this diet, as I m not at all a Fruit n Veggie person. :(

  8. I never followed any diet…

    This is first time…even though I am getting scared …can you pls. correct me if I am wrong, I am starting my diet from tomorrow:

    1st day: . tomorrow – chopped applie and water
    2nd day: shall I take chopped mushrooms, baby carrots, baby spinach, steamed green beans, salad with lemon juice and salt black pepper

  9. I don’t drink milk and how do i replace milk ? what happens once i stop the diet after reaching my target of weight loss

    • You can’t replace the milk. I hate it too so I just drink it like a medicine or something. You don’t have to drink all the required milk though! Just close ur eyes and nose and drink :)

  10. Brown rice is not available here so what should i eat in place of rice.i am a pure veg.

    • Just replace it with anything Bran. I actually once had white rice instead only half the portion and it went fine. I lost 5 kgs on that week.

  11. Just started today and am 73kgs wish me luck………

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

  13. I want Jain and vegetarian version of GM weight loss diet plan for hypothyroid patients

  14. What is GM diet plan for Jain Vegetarians – i.e. what can be used as a substitute of potatoes on day 2. Can I use raw banana (plantins) as a substitute of potatoes

  15. This diet is working, starting day 3 lost 5 lbs, 6 oz. I used a lot of shritaki noodle on veggie days, they are made from a yam type plant. Bought them on Amazon…they fill you up, plus you can eat as much as you want of them…I stired fried them little oil tsp, and garlic, soysauce…yummy

  16. can I use truvia with black coffee? or any sweetener?

  17. Is edamame an acceptable veggie? Also, may diet green tea be consumed?

  18. Hi,
    I am going to start the diet tomorrow.
    I just want what can I take instead of brown rice. As I am not getting it in the market. Please tell me.

  19. Can I include salt in the g m diet

  20. i am starting my GM diet from tomorrow. please advice me an alternative to brown rice as i don’t like it. i am a vegetarian.

  21. i am starting my GM diet from Wednesday. please advice me about the intake quantity of salt in this diet ,Can u suggest me the list of vegetables to consume.

    • There is no list. All vegetables r allowed except potatoes and avocados. U can only eat one potatoe on the second day. As for the salt I use average quantities and it doesn’t affect my diet.

  22. How come no one is replying to those posts? Who is running this website?!

  23. is it ok to have steamed corn during the third day?

  24. I am allergic to milk (lactose intolerant) and bananas — is there anything else to supplement that day?? Could you do another day of fruits and veggies instead? Please respond!!

  25. Me and my Husband wants to do this but not sure about indian vege like bottle ground etc can be eaten and what else in how much . can u just send me a sample meal plan .Please reply . Thanks

  26. I have started GM diet from 16th January 2013 and today is the 4th day. Tomorrow id the the 5th day where I need to eat beef and tomato. I cannot eat beaf. Please tell me whether I could have goat meat in place of beef.

    • I guess you can go with goat meat unless they are red and fresh and not the one you get in frozen packets. A cup of brown rice can also replace beef.

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

  28. can some one tell me the portion of chicken that can be eaten during the diet?

  29. Can we use salt, pepper and garlic to season the beef? Can we cook the vegetables in vegetable oil???

  30. Hi,I am in my late 50s and am diabetic taking medicines not insulin.want to start Gm diet. is it o k?

  31. hi it’s day 3 that i am at diet/i have read that at day 4 we can eat especial soup that contains tomato onion cabbage celery …it’s ok or not?and i couldn’t find skim milk can i have low fat milk?

  32. http://www.gmdietworks.com/general-motors-diet/gm-diet-day-4.html
    That’s correct on the soup, on the milk, if it’s all you have go for it.

  33. We have to eat raw veggies or what?? Raw Green veggies??

  34. i cant take any beef or non veg because i m fully vegetation ,so is there any substitute for 5th day according diet plan

  35. I wanna know the recipe of brown rice could anyone help me out..??

  36. Can I have regular tea twice a day with. This diet??

  37. Just as long as there is no sweetener, well maybe some stevia. Keep in mind with Orange Pekoa tea, it is over processed and has no health benefits plus caffeine. My favorite tea is green rooibos, I used to love the regular tea, but found this tea to be amazing, no caffeine and it’s healing (an adaptogen). Just a thought :)

  38. Can.we eat.sprouts on day 2 with cucumber and tomatoes

  39. Sure on the sprouts :)
    but don’t over do ….

  40. Can I use olive oil when grilling my vegetables on day 2 please?

  41. Today is my first day.. i’m super excited. i’m doing all fruits today. is it okay if i drink the ‘Gm wonder soup’ on day one?

  42. can i eat fruit on the second day….

  43. can I cook veggie with salt?

  44. Hi I’m
    Allergic to milk and bananas what else can I have instead on day 2?

    Thanks x

  45. Plz guide. I don’t like. Cabbage soup. Is it ok only. It’s soup I will. Drink. Not cabbage. And is raw. Cabbage. If I eat. Is it the same. Thing

  46. For day 5.. i want to knw what can be a substitute for tomatoes as i HATE tomatoes!! and also brown rice what can we have along with it like curd or daal??! any suggestions please!:)

  47. Hi can I eat chick pea and grilled fish on the 4th day as I don’t like milk and bananas..

  48. hi,
    im going to start the diet next week. where can i find the soup recipe ? in which days can i eat the soup,any time in any day, or only in the days that contain vegetables ?

  49. which day sprouts can be taken

  50. Hello :) lots of people are talking about the GM diet and I was excited to start :) it’s my 4th day. My 1st question is can I eat 8 babanas on this day with the 3 glasses of skimmed milk? 2nd question: how many grams of meat can I eat on day 5 and day 6? Last question: what is the amount of rice that we can eat on day 7? Thank u so much

    • No, you are reading the wrong diet, in no world or diet is 8 bananas OK. only 4. If you need assistance on the fake diets, you will need to try and contact them. So please read the diet, please read day 4 above, we tell you what to do there. I can only help with whats here. Good luck :)

      meat, 3.5 to 4oz per serving. 2 cups total uncooked on day 7, split it up how you like.

  51. Ok great. Thank u so much for the reply. By the way I’m a tv host/anchor on a Lebanese tv station… And all the employees and friends are waiting for the result and how many kilos ill lose…. So hope ill reach my target. 4 more days to go :)
    I will keep u updated…
    Have a great day :)

  52. Am on my third day of gm diet today. Can i use zero trans fat and zero cholesterol mayonaisse sauce in salads?????

  53. Ohhhhh no….. :-( thanks for the reply. I used lil bit on my second day of diet… will that spil my entire diet???

  54. Oh god… Thank u so much :-D

  55. I am trying to follow gm diet and I am vegetarian I am not finding proper receipts for vegetarian
    And it is bit confusing

  56. i have started GM DIET.today is my 3rd day.can i make chicken soup for day 5?and can i add cornflour n chicken soup?instead of meat?
    plz reply

  57. Can we use salt in anything during gm diet? like on vegetables on day 2/3.. on soup etc? or black pepper.. lemon etc.

  58. Hi I want to know can I have green tea n coffee during gm diet and if yes when and in how much quantity .secondly can I have lemon water during gm diet if yes then when n in how much quantity . Plx reoly asap.thanx a loads

  59. Can I take fresh fruit juice n vegetable juice on all days ? Nd on day 4 I need to take milk but I hate milk so can I add a bit of roohafza in milk jst to add bit taste

  60. Hi
    I want to know once done with the GM Diet for how many days do we need to wait to start it again… and also is it likely to gain weight once we are done with the 7 days program ? Is it necessary to continue following this diet regime at regular intervals in order to maintain the weight ? Pls reply.

    • I would wait a minimum of 2 weeks, preferably a month. No diet will keep your weight off, you have to eat healthy now! It’s the only way.

  61. People who have problems with beef should not try chicken or lamb, but fish like, cod and salmon. Very low on Calories and Fat, Excellent Source of Protein, High in Selenium, B6 and B12 and an added advantage over beef, it has omega-3 fatty acids. It also has Zinc (thought less than beef), Phosphorus and Iron. Carnitine (an ammonium compound – good for heart, bone and thyroid hormone) also present in beef is the only element missing in salmon fish, but there in COD.

  62. Plz tell
    Is the one cup rice mentioned in the diet plan one cup of cooked rice or one cup of uncooked rice..??
    And can sprouts be taken only on the vegetable days or on all 7 days…??
    Thankyou.

  63. Dear Sir,

    I would be grateful if you could mention 1 cup of brown rice is equal to how many grams . i’m on my third day of diet and im feeling charged happy and motivated.

  64. can pregnant women do this diet or breast feeding mothers ????

  65. Am a hypothyroid patient…. Can I follow this diet???

    • Well for that you first need to go gluten free, are you? You can yes if you doc says it’s OK. I will say make sure you get a little fat with each meal.

  66. Is EGG is used instead of meat.? or suggest when we can ingest EGG in 7 day plan.

  67. I have a doubt regarding GM diet. I m 23 years old female. Whether we can follow gm diet during menstrual cycle.??

    • For the ladies, hormones can affect so many things. You may not see the same numbers on the scale on cycle, however you will still be losing the weight. keep in mind water weight may throw your daily losses off some.

  68. Hi Author,

    Can you please tell me, Can I take egg whites during all tha 7 days for protien?

    Also tell me, can I continue my gym workout during diet plan??

    Thanks,
    Pratique

  69. I am following the GM diet, and very happy with the ersults. Trust me, its dream come true. But I am bit confused, what next when we start having the normal diet on the 8th day??????

  70. I have done GM motor diet in the past, but I always had a question of the 4th day.
    Banana: when we look at banana Vs plantain:
    Plantain has more fibres and vitamins can we substitute plantain for banana

    • they do, i suppose you can,as a normal part of my diet, I eat 2 plantains a day. I need the extra carbs to make sure I don’t go low carb. Only do 3 plantains though.

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