The GM diet is among the most popular diet fads practiced by Indians mainly because of its vegetarian attributes and reduced consumption of meat. This weight loss management system also appeals to Indian delicacies that dwell mainly with vegetables. Women in India find this diet system to be helpful since it allows them to shed off their excess pounds and enjoy a long term weight profile without undergoing major alterations in their current food intake.
The Indian version of the GM diet does not vary too much from that of the regular version except for the beef intake in Days 5 and 6. For the Indian version, cottage cheese can be used as an alternate to beef. Thus for diet, cottage cheese is served as a substitute to beef and this works very well. For folks that are not vegetarian and who eat fish, fish can be a great alternate to meat and can be used in meals and diet plan schedule.
Aside from beef, there are also other foods that rich in iron and protein, such as red kidney beans or low fat Paneer. Spinach and bean sprouts, as well as soybean curd or tofu and 1 cup brown rice may be used to replace beef in Days 5 and 6.
GM Diet Indian Version
The Indian version of the GM diet is pretty close to the original. There are slight changes and they are described below.
- Day 1. All fruits. All kinds of fruit may be consumed except for bananas. 10-12 glasses of water should be consumed throughout the day.
- Day 2. All vegetables. All sorts of vegetables may be consumed during the second day. Potatoes may be served during breakfast to boost energy levels. A mixture of greens and boiled vegetables as well as the GM diet wonder soup may be served during lunch and dinner.
- Day 3. Mixture of fruits and vegetables. A mix of fruits and vegetables may be consumed on Day 3, together with 10-12 glasses of water. Bananas are still not allowed in this day.
- Day 4. Banana and milk. Skim milk and banana, together with the GM wonder soup or any type of vegetable soup may be served on this day. For Indian practitioners, yogurt may be served instead of skim milk.
- Day 5. Brown rice, curd and tomatoes. Soybean curd or 1 cup of brown rice may be used as a substitute for beef, or a cup of cottage cheese. Tomatoes are important to match with the day’s meal, along with cucumbers.
- Day 6. Brown rice and vegetables. On Day 6, brown rice or other beef substitute will be matched with vegetables, but potatoes are still restricted. It is best to consume cottage cheese and soybean curd in vegetable bowls.
- Day 7. Brown rice, vegetables and fruits. Two cups of brown rice may be consumed together with unlimited servings of vegetables and fruits. Fruit juice may also be taken along with 8-10 glasses of water.
Moong Dhal and Channa Dhal Kosambari
- ¼ cup Channa Dhal (soaked for 3 hours then drained)
- ¼ cup Yellow Split Moong Dhal (soaked for 3 hours and drained)
- 2 medium carrot, grated
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1 tbsp. coriander, chopped
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 green chili peppers, chopped
- ½ tsp ginger, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix cucumber, coriander, moong dhal, channa dhal, ginger, green chili peppers and lemon juice in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve chilled.