GM Diet Overview

What is GM Diet

GM diet is a weight loss management plan developed by the General Motors Corporation to help keep their employees stay in shape. This diet system involves the consumption of specific foods per day, in contrast to weekly schedules like that of Atkins and South Beach diets. What started as an in-house program for individuals within the General Motors Corporation today has become a worldwide phenomenon. The GM diet plan has grown to be a popular diet plan over time has caught on and today has become very popular with people looking for a diet plan that works.

The GM diet and it’s unique diet plan help your to reduce close to 10-17 lbs in 7 days. Reducing weight is the primary goal, additionally with reduced weight comes the added benefit of feeling good, looking good all translating to a great experience. Not only does it improve the mental state and attitude of the person following the diet course, it also help you to cleanse and detoxify your body. Infact quite a few people follow the diet once every 6 months to cleanse and detoxify primarily rather that weight loss.

Does the GM Diet Work?

While it has been a very popular diet plan over the years, there are still some questions about the effectiveness of the GM diet. According to recent studies, this diet plan is indeed effective in reducing excess pounds at a fast rate. While normal weight loss strategies induce at the most of 1 pound per week lost, the GM diet can help get rid of up to 10 lbs each week by simply following its food intake regimen.

At the same time however, this diet plan may prove to be overwhelming to first time users, as it involves radical change of diet intake that consists mainly of raw fruits and vegetables and reduced meat servings.

The effectiveness of the GM diet should also be supplemented by a regular exercise routine, as according to nutrition experts, the diet alone would leave the individual tired and weak. Through routine exercise of up to 10 minutes each day, the body’s metabolism would be sped up and be able to keep up with the diet requirements. Followers of this diet plan would also benefit from regular exercise as they get to enjoy normal energy levels and use the pounds they shed in more productive activities.

How to Prepare for the GM Diet

To those who are planning to follow the GM diet as their weight loss management regimen, they should be able to withstand excess sweating, occasional feeling of hunger, and momentary weakness, as these are among the common side effects during the first days of the diet routine.

One way to prepare for the GM diet is by staying hydrated. That is, regular water intake should be observed, at 8-10 glasses each day. This is because once the body welcomes the effects of GM diet it would require extra water for energy and metabolism. Those who instantly follow the diet system may suffer from incessant muscle pain and weakness, increased body heat, and malaise, and all of these could only be regulated by adequate amounts of water in the body.

Avoiding alcohol intake should also be observed when preparing for the GM diet. This is because alcohol prevents the effects of the diet from taking place, and followers would only end up stumped with their current weight even after a week of weight loss management. Alcohol also triggers water retention, which prevents individuals from getting rid of the excess fluids from their systems.

Weight Loss Objectives and Goals

The primary reason for the development of GM diet is to help middle-aged employees of the General Motors Corporation to slim down and enjoy better health as they are only a few years to retirement. Through this diet plan followers were expected to get rid of the unnecessary pounds they possess, as this triggers various health risks that may interfere with their work at the company and at the same time prevent them from enjoying retirement.

Those however, who are planning to follow the GM diet plan should have the following objectives in mind:

  • Shed off the extra pounds in order to achieve a proportional weight-height body mass.
  • Experience a cleaner body system through routine detoxifying effects.
  • Enjoy a better toned muscle through supplemental exercise.
  • Prevent the onset of obesity related conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis.

Followers of the GM diet should also observe strict yet at the same time manageable weight loss goals in order not to experience the diet plan’s side effects. These include:

Following the diet plan in daily schedules until desired weight is attained.
Using the diet plan in weekly intervals to maintain the achieved weight combined with proper exercise to avoid bouts of fatigue and other related health risks.

Side Effects of GM Diet

Being a fast-paced diet plan, the GM diet has also become known for its side effects. Like many other quick weight-loss regimens, followers of the GM diet may experience conditions such as:

Sudden muscle weakness. This is because the muscle tissues are deprived of adequate amounts of protein during the first few days of the diet plan. This condition can be regulated once the system gets used to the nutrients provided by the regimen.
Incessant thirst and dehydration. Persons following the GM diet also feel incessantly thirsty and even suffer from dehydration as their fluids are used by the body to foster metabolic processes. Followers are therefore advised to take more water to prevent the onset of dehydration and experience a more rejuvenated feeling.
Headaches and malaise. Persons who are in their first days of the GM diet may experience headaches and malaise, as they are still on the process of getting used to the diet effects. These tend to be psychosomatic, as followers are subject to cravings which have to withstand in order to achieve their diet goals.

The side effects of GM diet are likewise similar to those of other diet fads, but these can be effectively managed by

  • Following the regimen in a sequential and chronological manner. Skipping days and cheating on the food intake may result not only to the ineffectiveness of the diet, but as well as getting extra, unwanted pounds.
  • Supplementing the diet with proper exercise, rest and water intake. By supporting the body system with regular exercise, water intake and rest, the body would be able to adjust to the diet settings at a faster manner and avoid routine side effects. It would also lead to better effects and easier maintenance procedures.

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273 Comments

  1. Hi

    Im on 2nd day. please confirm shall i take 6liters water in a day or i need to only 8-10glasses of water in a day. please reply me. so i will take only mentioned ltrs.

    Thanks
    Jalal
    Dubai

    • Jalal. Please consume water according to your body mass, the temperature in your area. If you are passing urine once every 2 hours – that is a good guideline.

  2. I am taking medicine. Is it okay to take medicine along with this diet plan or not.

    Awaiting your reply.

    thanks,
    Priya

  3. After 1 week course is finished ,will it provide a better result if I continue GM Diet for few more weeks or perhaps for a month ? Is there any restriction to continue GM Diet for longer period ?

  4. I want to continue this diet arter one week. Is it possible.

  5. I am diabetic type 2 and is taking insulin. Can i go with this diet?

  6. i am type 2 diabetic is this diet good for me

  7. iam 18 year old girl is it okay to follow this plan?? my weight is 68 n height 5.4

  8. I do not like tomatoes, on the day that you are supposed to eat all of those tomatoes is it okay to cook them in with the meat and eat them that way or should they be eaten by themselves?

  9. I want to start G M diet from tomorrow. Can I mix a little bit Salt in Vegetabales

  10. I followed this diet for the seven days on the day i was supposed to drink milk i substituted this for water as i dont like milk. After the seven days i had not three pounds which i thort was alot less than the advertised 10 to 17.

  11. I am on day four and loving it! I’ve lost six pounds so far and feel great! I added onion soup broth to the soup as well and it made it awesome along with southwestern spices. After day three it’s a lot easer to follow :-)

  12. I’ve done it twice & lose only 2 pounds.i dont believe it can reduce more weight with in a week.

  13. i am a hypo thairoid patiant,my waight is 82kgs .height 5ft 4inchs.i take medicines which is thyronorm 125.i am going to gym regulerly from last 2 yrs..now i want to start gm diet.pl,sugges me how to start it.

  14. Make sure you talk to your doctor. But my wife has thyroid issues and stays away from goitrogenic foods/veggies. Has really helped her.

  15. yes.. U can continue it after 1 week bt take atleast a day off and eat normal food but in quantity. I have lost 15 kgs in 2.5 weeks.. more than expected

  16. Can chicken or fish be consumed instead of beef

  17. Hi, I am on day 1. Please suggest me if I can add little salt in fruits because I have low BP problem. And also suggest me which all veggies we can intake on 2nd day. Cooked in oil or boiled.

  18. HI, Any Hair loss problem will be there when or After GM Diet.

    Pasha.

    • If you are having hair loss issues, there could be a ton of issues. I would suggest get tested and find a good health care practitioner. It could be a thyroid issues, stress, etc etc etc…. This diet? No…. If anything looking at the foods here, this is a huge step up for most getting away from processed foods and such.

  19. Hi all

    I have tried this diet however each time i fail to continue on 4th day. I get depressed.
    I also get started to get carving to eat something spicy. Please tell me what can i have.

  20. hi i had completed my 7 days diet successfully & lost 4kgs but unfortunately again i have gained 1kgs pls help me how to maintain my weight… getting embarrassed & again lost hopes…pls reply me…

  21. Well this can be natural, however what are you eating, are you back to eating lots of grains and such? sweets?

  22. I tried this diet for for a week and i lost 16 pounds I was glad for it and i dont crave any sweet i stop drinking diet coke and junk foods . i feel great i will do one more week and then eat healthy .please dont give up its worth it ….

    • wow nice job, that was what got me going, great weight loss, come out of it eating nutrient dense real foods and the weight stayed off!

  23. can I continue gm diet fr 4 months .
    ……giving two dats gap aftr each week????

  24. Pls tel me how to retain weight loss after completion of G.M diet plan? Actually my mom,68 yrs of age,is following dis diet plan. she’s of 60kg with height of 4 feet,10 inches. She wants to attain 120lbs. So how frequently she shud repeat dis diet plan n after attaining her goal wat shud she take in her food in daily routine? Pls must giv detailed answer. Thank u :) (Pakistan)

  25. i dont like the vegetables in the soup ! can i skip them and drink only the clear soup ?

    • Sure thing…

      • Hello, i followed this in one week. The result was good. I loose 3 kgs. I want to repeat it and want to loose 3 to 4kg more.

        My query is can i repeat it again after one week ?? I did it on 23-Feb-2014 to 1-March-2014. Today is 5-March. Can i repeat the same plan from 9th-March-2014 to 15th-March-2014 ??? Please reply. Thank you.

  26. Hello, i followed this in one week. The result was good. I loose 3 kgs. I want to repeat it and want to loose 3 to 4kg more.

    My query is can i repeat it again after one week ?? I did it on 23-Feb-2014 to 1-March-2014. Today is 5-March. Can i repeat the same plan from 9th-March-2014 to 15th-March-2014 ??? Please reply. Thank you.

    • I would wait 2 weeks. But if you eat good foods in between like balanced meals daily with protein, veg some fruit and good fats you will likely keep losing!

  27. Hello..i was following gm diet and it was my second day..however i was in rush and i had egg andbread in the morning and eventually broke my diet by the evening..so shud I resume it tomorrow from day two or I will have to start all over again..

  28. Heyyy…i so want to start this diet as i know it works for sure…but i need a diet partner for motivation…wondering if i can get any herr…
    I did this diet before till 4thday and lost all most 3kgs…i want to do it again…but this time want somebody to do it with me so that i donot leave it in between this time

  29. I m a breastfeeding mother.and 4 months old son. Can I go for gm diet. Please suggest. I want to loose weight. Please reply. Thank you

  30. Is it ok if we eat a tbsp of. Something else..like noodles or curryduring the gm diet..will it spoil the diet?

    • No grains, so yes it can 100% spoil it. Noodles are empty carbs, a detriment to your health and have no redeeming nutritional value.

  31. It’s really works , me and my roommate start together the diet
    Now it’s the 4th day ,
    Before I was 99 kg
    My roommate 102 kg
    Now 95,8 kg
    Roommate 99,2 kg

    It’s really amazing
    My question is can I continue the diet without stopping
    Coz i feel so energetic .

    • Not bad :)
      No, stop, however consider going no grain. You will need some potatoes or white rice with each meal, do not want to go low carb. Try 3 square meals a day, good protein, lots of veg, some fruit, etc. You may be amazed at the additional weight loss and how great you feel. RUN from process foods.

  32. I am doing Diet plan as said. But in night after 12. I become hungry and I do not get sleep.I f I drink water.it work for an hour but again same probelm. I also tried by drinking milk (cold). but it did not work. Finally I get half sleep. What should I do.

  33. I have started my diet today.. day 1… had orange papaya for breakfast..can I have almond nuts.. n gree tea in the morning??

  34. And the soup can be had from day one?!!? Cuz its not mentioned in the plan.. it says only fruits.. and 2nd day only veggie. . Pls lemme knw if I can have the soup everyday…

  35. gm diet plan is working without soup ???? please answer

  36. Thank u for yr reply.. I need to be prepared for the 4th day.. milk n banana.. can u suggest some combination… can I have lassi with less sugar.. or cold coffe.. or milk tea.. or butter milk with salt. I love banana.. so can I have as many as I want ?!? Till I feel full ..

    • NO, 4 bananas total. you can do buttermilk, coconut milk or almond milk. No other sweeteners. You can also have the soup.

  37. Can I add some cheese to my salad.. any cheese tat u recommend

  38. For 5th day.. how many cup of rice I can have..for lunch n dinner… m veggie.. so curd can be added huh?

  39. Hey author.. with all due respect.. can u pls explain y i haven’t lost any weight. . Its day 6.. m quiet disappointed. . I followed it very strictly. .I feel light.. n feel my stomach area has become little flat..but kg wise.. no change much.. just.. 1 kg less

    • weight loss can vary for lots of reasons. 1) health conditions, issues. 2) Did you take anything off plan? How many bananas on day 4? Any wheat products taken or extra sugar/oils? If you did vegetarian version did you have rice to substitute meat and if so did you have fat with the rice? Also you can gain muscle, weighs more than fat.

  40. I dint take anything off the plan till day 6. And I had small banana real small ones.. so had 8 in numbers with normal milk.. had brown rice with coconut oil.. though I feel good after diet. . I cant see any difference in weighing machine

    • You should feel good, you ate real foods. However 8 bananas, so so wrong. Sorry it can really affect you. You must have read that somewhere else, which makes me think you are reading another plan. I just can;t help, you and everyone else must realize those plans will not work right for most.

  41. But author I have been reading day to day plan from this very website.. can u pls send me a link where I can see the right plan u talking abt.. cuz I would like to try after 2 weeks. And did u mean me eating brown rice was wrong.. ? I had coconut oil with tomato to add fat.

  42. I said tat cuz u mentioned in the previous chat that I must have read that from some where else… I read everyday from the top corner link only… I didn’t ask for another site link.. u misunderstood…

  43. Anyways I will try this again after 2 weeks n see..

  44. I m an 18yr old.i weigh around 93kg nd height is 5’3.today is my first day of g.m.diet.
    will I loose weight.i really want to nd I m walking 3 kms in the morning nd doing hoga…plz reply

  45. can i have one cup of tea in morning during this program…?

  46. Banana in other countires are large in size and if we take 4-5 those are enough but banans available in Pakistan are smaller size and do blv me I took 9 bananas in my diet and I lost 5.5 kg its hard to eat only 4?? as these are tinny in size but these are v sweat shall I take 4 or 5 this time to reduce more weight ??? but It will be hard :(:(:( hehehehe

  47. Thank you….today is my 2nd day of this program….i m 23 year old and my hight is 4.9 n weight is 53 kg…is this plan is ok for me?

  48. Thanks for reply my 4 day is far Today was my 2nd day and I hv chkd early morning my weight N I lost nothing after my last week diet I gained back 2 kg in the rest week and started my diet after one week and ate only melon, 8 glass water and one cup tea without sugar and one orange and wonder soup But nothng happned :(:(:( i m v upset even today passed I completley followed the diet as followed last time today I skipped tea to chk why my weight is not reducing but no affect tmrw. Last time I completed 10 glass water might b this was the reason? but I fel;t kidney pain in 4-5 and 6th day so U said i shall trey 6 glass but I completed 8 glass in last diet Now I took 8 glass i m helpless to find the mistake in my diet as I didnt ate anything extra or any suagr or anything else But no affect Can u pls advise me what s the reason ?

  49. Hi , I m v upset I did completed all 7 days w o any cheat and I didnt lose any single pound My weight 1st increased in rest week as 2 kg and then it was again reduced might 2 KG in this diet week. I started this diet on 72 I m not usre as my weight scale was showing a bit differnce in its needle so I think my weight ws 70 kg and it remains 70 KG :(:( I was assured this time I will lose at least 3-5 kg. I want to know the reason except diet as I was perfect in diet planning. I have only one issue that was conctipation in my free week ( almost 4 days) and when I start diet week again I had 5 days conctipation from 2nd day till 6th day N this is very horrible thing always increasing my weight and waist. 2nd thing I took medicine flagel Vibramycin almsot 5 days but not in diet week it was also in my free week. I know conctipation issue was bcz of medicine But can it affect on my diet plan ( I didnt eat it in my diet week I took earlier) Pls I want to know the reason. My will power is very very strong I m not taking any sweat and grain since 3 months and if I plan something I can do it untill I achieve my goal. I want to have yr adivse to start again my Diet plan after one week s rest. I took only 7 days off Again I will take 7 day off Is it ok for me Pls pls pls reply all my Questions I have to reduce my weight upto 60 KG . My height is 5.5 and N having no disease no issue except I pass lots of urine since my childhood. I m healthy and fit thanks To Allah.

    • Hello, sorry to hear that. Yes various things like what you have mentioned can hamper weight loss. But don’t stop eating healthy. So you don’t eat chapati? Do you drink fake/artificial sweeteners? What is a normal diet day like for you?

  50. hello,
    thanks for reply yes I dont eat Chappti My normal Diet is One glass Milk without sugar and one an Apple in the monring then I take any fruits or vegs or Lighter food in Lunch N 200 grams or 150 grams Meat, beaf chiken almost boiled Or some times ( rarely half chappti) Or if rice r cooked then One bowl rice I never eat artifical juices or pepsi or any other drink drink or Fast foods etc. Since last three months . One cup tea without sugar one time and one green tea one time its my daily diet. N I have added Fruits in my diet I try to take any fruit like I ate pomigrante yesterday so I blv I m taking healthy food since 3 months. Further I did 1-2 hrs daily walk inside home.

    • by first glance most would think how you eat is healthy. Problems: breakfast should be balanced, meat, veg and a little starch like in potato or rice. same with lunch and dinner. Drinking milk and having an apple is so very carby, high in sugar since milk has sugar naturally.You diet is very void of good fats. You need them and seems way to low calorie.

  51. Authro,

    Rerally an apple with no sugar one glass milk warm is it heavier ??? strange Any ways I will change it I m also using brown bread one or 2 pc simple w tea. I have checked calories in one apple and one glass and other calories which Im taking in one day I blv I m not taking less than 1000 calories per day ?

    • This is not about calories so to speak. White sugar is garbage in the body. Are you comparing a natural apple to bleached out processed sugar? Brown bread? There is nothing healthy about brown bread. You are not following this plan at all. So sorry.

  52. Hello , Can u pls guide me about good healthy daily routine diet I mean which we can take daily untill we start our next round and we can always take lighter but healthy foods in our life. I would be thankful to have that plan. I was in impression I never filled my stomach so I m taking less calories even I have calculted my daily calories. Pls refer the link for daily healthy foods as breakfast, lunch and dinner so that I can even reduce my wieght with normal diet plan. Thanks

  53. Always happy to help, start with post 8 here, and let me know if you have questions. http://gmdietforums.com/threads/day7-completed.78/

  54. Hi! I’m doing this diet and its my 4th day today. I have lost 5 pounds already and I’m hoping to shed another five by the end of this diet. However, i wanted to ask if i can have knorr soup like hot n sour etc instead of the soup mentioned in the plan as I simply can’t have that one. Kindly reply soon. Thanks!

  55. This is my fourth Day, Can i add some sugar in Milk & For tomorrow what i had with brown rice?(Dhal curry…?)
    i don’t like cheese & Curd.

    Please help me.

  56. This is my fifth Day, Can i have Gm wonder soup today?

  57. can i take yogurt with brown rice on day 5,6,7. ??????
    reply soon sir

  58. successfully completed my 4th GM Diet. Reduce 210lbs to 202.5lbs.

  59. Hi.can you please tell me what do you mean by brown rice? Is it what you cook with fry onions to make it brown or raw rice should b brown? Do we need to drink soup everyday and how many cups ? Is it ok to drink soup without veggies?
    Plz do reply. Thanks.

    • brown rice is a type of rice, you an use white, raw rice can be brown or white, up to you. drink or eat soup when you are hungry.

  60. Its my 4 day…and i only loose 2.4 kg ………:(

  61. And today i gain 1 kg bcoz of bananas…. I only eat 3 banana …:(

  62. No …no oil…even no potoas ….i only eat salad….

  63. Help me

  64. i ate 1 bowl low fat double toned raita in d evening of my 3rd day… will it increase my weight?
    also wat diet should i take once i compelete gm diet plan, to remain slim?
    i m 19 years old. height 5.3.
    i weigh 60 kgs

    • We can work on after when you are done. But you have to cut processed foods, etc. Yes, eating off the diet can hurt you.

  65. Hey ,can i use sprouts instead of rice for 5,6,7 day….is it fine
    Plz tell me..

  66. Ok i have to eat rice with dal for 3 days ryt ok..
    M start g from tomrrow ,m very excited.

    Also plz tell me for 4th day how many banana and milk i required
    5th day rice and 6 tomato . 6th day rice and vegetables. 7th day rice fruits and veggie ..
    M i ryt.

  67. 4 banana and 2 glass milk ryt.
    Can i have green teA every day.
    Also,i can eat any rice or only brown rice,(rice with dal)fine na….
    Temmeee…

  68. Okay thankz a ton..
    Tell me can i have soup all 7 days any time..soup made of ( tomato,onion,and cabbage ,salt and pepper)is dat soup fine for all days..
    Also 2nd day can i have loki juice…

  69. no on juice, yes on soup and you can have other spices, peppers, etc

  70. DiZ soup is fine naa….Okay thankzz…tmrw m startng gm diet plan.it sounds really good…

  71. Bcz in diet plan there was not mention any soup to have all 7 days…dats why i asked ….dat can we have soup everyday…

  72. Hello author,i am going to start gm diet from tomorrow.
    Before starting i want to know from 4th day to 7th day diet chart what to it as m vegetarian .so please tell me here .i saw the diet plan but still m confused so author you tell me ..
    We have vegggiee soup everyday at any time..or is there any time for that.
    I wanna loose weight for my sister marraige.so tell me…

  73. Okay.like we can eat any time na..like in diet plan given time to time breKfast lunch dinner.so ii can eat any time or accor to time.

  74. Hello author i waannaaa ask dat today was 3th day of gm diet i follwed.things is that 8 ‘o clock today i had rice and curry.so can i continue to this gm diet.or i have to start again …plz tell meee

  75. Sure naa…or i should start it again from tomorrow aur day after tomorrw again gm diet..wat u say

  76. M continuing it.
    I loose 3 kgs .today 4th day going on…

  77. my current weight is 78kg and height is 5.3ft. I desperately want to reduce my 20kgs. Till next month as i wanted to attend wedding of my bro. Can i acheive it?? Does it require workout too?? Pl reply its very imp for me

  78. plz help me…i really need ur advice

    • OK. people have lost lots of weight on this plan in a short period of time. However, no diet can guarantee that much weight in that short of a period of time. 1) You must follow the plan perfectly! 2) you must come out of the diet eating perfectly. No wheat, no processed foods, balanced meals with a protein are a must and good fats. No sugared drinks, no msg, no sugar in your milk, REAL FOODS! It’s the only way

  79. Author temme after completing this diet plan…
    2 week break required ..
    Tell me after 7th day completing what we have to eat..
    I dnt wanna increase my weight ..plz tell me wat to eat at breal fast,lunch ,dinner nd all,

  80. Yaa author i read that.but u tell me wat to eat.as i am vegetarian ,so tell me aftr completng thia diet plan wat to wat to eat…breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Plz tell me

  81. Not big on soy, so bad. You need balanced meals. So a protein with each meal, legumes, etc. White rice is great, so much better for you than brown. You need good fats, olive oil, coconut oil ghee, etc. Lots of veg, and some fruit is great. be very careful with too many nuts, seeds and dried fruits. Do not over snack and stay away from processed foods. You need to thing nutrient dense FOOD! :)

  82. Means i cn acheive my target weight by loosing 15 kg in 1month.. I l start this diet frm tomorrow with d hope i cn reduce 15 kg,

  83. Breakfast -sprouts
    Lunch- 2 chappati,vegetable,dal salad
    Dinner-dal or soup

    Is dat fine after diet plan

    • seems a little bare, plus The chappati is just empty dead calories (weight gain). you have to get off of bread, sorry. Don’t be afraid to eat. You cannot go low carb/low calorie

    • hey how much u lost weight after doing this diet?

  84. Can I have green tea all 7days

  85. Tell me what to wat at breakfast,lunch,dinner plz systematically tell me..

  86. today is my first day…

    Author,
    i totally agreed with u dat no diet assure dat much weight loss.. But i hv 1 n half month so dat i cn do this diet atleast 4 times strictly as u said….. So will it help me to reduce 15kg to 20kg? If no den approx how much i cn loose with help of this diet??

  87. Author, I don’t like milk and I don’t like bananas what can I have in its place. Can i just have the soup that day? Please let me know.

  88. Today is my 2nd day can I have corn along with vegetables

  89. hey bhavna,,
    How much weight u reduced by this diet plan?

  90. Hii isha i lost 5 kg

  91. Hi isha do diz diet plan okay..2 times in 1 month..
    Do 20 times suryanamaskar every day any time ,believe me itz very effective ,bcz u have just 1.5 month ryt.so do suryanamaskar 20 times and 20 min walk brisk walk..beleive me u will see the best result.i do yoga everyday..so just do dat.
    With diet we need excercise too just do dat…

  92. hi bhavna,
    thanks alot for information.. Act i was really needed it. Cz i hv very less time. I ll def do it. Thanks alot. Have u suffer any weakness cz of diet?

  93. Yaaa first day little bit…even i m addicted to tea so used to drnk tea every day…
    Just do dat…yoga and walk is very effective…do dat..

  94. Yaaa author i agree with riddhima.
    My ques is also same.plz tell here only.
    Even i dntw ant any link…

  95. yes bhavna, i ll do it. Even m also very addicted to tea. N its very tough for me to avoid tea or take it without suger. Today i did 12 surynamskar. Cz i dnt hv habit. I ll increase day by day. Baas having prob of tea… Bt ll try to avoid it too…

  96. Hey isha i take tea with sugar only.u can also take but less sugar.for me not possible widout sugar.u also take suagar but less,do walk and suryanamaskar…
    Do dat…

    • Actually Isha you CANNOT take any sugar, and if you do it will cause issues down the road. Do it at your own risk. If you like sugar tea, best to switch to Stevia at least.

  97. Thanks Bhavna,,
    U again solved ma second prob also. I ll restart frm tomorrow with walk n surynamskar. Thank u again N ll update my weight loss…

  98. Author plz tell me wat to eat at night

    • First, never suggest folks take sugar in their tea. it is beyond bad for weight.

      I need to know first, what kind of vegetarian are you? Do you eat eggs or cheese?

  99. I dnt eat egg.yaa cheese ok

    • 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.

      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. If you snack, try and balance it with a little protein!!

  100. Ok so breakfast i can have sprouts ,poha,idli all thing ryt
    Lunch- no chappati,i can have dal boiled veg ryt
    But for dinner tell me
    Also u sayng i need fat and protien food ryt .
    Tell me protien food.even rice increase wheat.

    • idli is semolina, semolina is wheat. I am not saying it’s easy to cut wheat. People here would have a fit. However it can be done, I don;t miss it at all, and I do not even get rice. Proteins would be cheese, curds and legumes. Fats would be the cheese or curd or good oils like olive or coconut oil. Increase the rice if you like. Especially white rice, it’s really just a good starch, brown rice, although people think it’s healthier is not. Dinner? Have some sort or bean/legume dish. Or curds and rice possibly. eats lots of veg in the dishes. Oh yah, good carbs would be fruit, say 2 servings a day. However try and have it after a meal instead of on it’s own.

  101. U mean i have to stop eating chappati.so at lunch and dinner sen wat i have eat tell me some name

  102. Okay….i will stop eating wheat.also tell me every day earing rice in lunch will not increase weight.
    Also tell me legumes dishes such as????
    I have to eat rice everyday is it at lunch.as at night i will follow dal nd fruits..

    • rice at lunch with fat, protein and veg is balanced… WHole natural foods are not the issue. legume dishes? up to you, I make lots of soups and hashes…

  103. By eating everyday rice my weight will not increase na…i m not eating wheat.
    Brkfast- i had sprouts
    Lunch- dal rice
    Dinner- dal
    Is dat fine naaa…or wat to have

    • I did not say eat rice every meal, you need diversity, have plantains for good carbs/starch, fruit, etc. BALANCE!!!!

  104. bhavna,
    i asked u abt weakness cz i hv my exams in 2month. Can i do diet in dat situation means u hv to study full time also… So ll it be affect on my study??

  105. @ Bhavana
    actually m asking all this to u cz u hv personally experiance this diet with success… So m taking ur guidence…

  106. Yaa ishaa u can …first day u will feel weakness bas rest u will not dear…
    U started diet plan??

  107. Bhavna,
    act i started before 3days… Bt my frnd said u cnt study till ur last day… So i left.. Dats y i asked u will i able to study in diet period…?? N ur ans is positive so m starting frm tomorrow… I even brought all fruits, veggies for it… I hope it wont affect me on my study.. Bt as u told i hv started 20min brisk walk n 20suryanamskar for d day onward only… I hope i ll loose atleast 15kgs in 1n half month…

  108. Do one thing focus on ur studies…
    Do diet aftr ur exam..but haa do walk nd suryanamaskar for sure ok…
    U will loose weight by this also…

  109. Isha i will suggest u sum thng but how …not here yaar

  110. Hello author i waanaa ask that when i did this diet plan i lost 5 kg..
    But aftr eating again m gaining my weight..why..

  111. author,
    i wanna ask u.. Today is my first day… I have ate lot of fruits like melon n pomgranate. N i aslo ate some cumcumbers. I ate them so much to full cz if hunger stikes i ll end up with eaching something outside diet.. So ma que is… Is it ok to eat that much fruits, veggies and soup alot?? i did it because i dont wanna feel hungry n leave diet…

    • yes, however best to eat the soup as much as you want, that’s the point of it really to help with hunger. It will not affect the diet if you eat a few bowls, in fact it seems to help folks lose better weight.

  112. Hey Author,

    This is my 3rd tym of being on gm diet and the results are pretty good. I still have one doubt, taking banana n milk on 4 day, will that not again increase the weight what we have lost in early 3 days. As, banana and milk is recommended to gain weight. Please confirm.

    • Well I can tell you processed foods, sugar, fake sweeteners, and bad oils cause weight gain. It’s all a part of the bigger plan here and you will be OK. most do amazing on this diet, except the one that east 8 plus bananas. Keep going :)

  113. One more thing pls. I will take 5 bananas in form of milk shake. How much sugar has to be added to avoid inc weight? Can i use sugarfree in my shake. Pls advise.

    • Well on day 4 we say 4 bananas all day, not 5. And why would you want sugar in it? Bananas are so sweet. You can use stevia here and there. Sorry, other fake sweeteners are toxic and cause weight gain funny enough.

  114. Dear Author, have my CAPF medical exam. and got overweight by 7kg. Remedical will be arround in 30days. Already 2days with GM diet plan. I take 2 Chapati at Day and 1in Night along with GM diet plan food.. Now I feel I should stop taking Cahpati.. Question 1) Is it good to add anything with GM diet.. 2) not much variety of Veggi and Fruits in our village, so can I suppliment that with rice(a little) or any other advise form you in my case.

    • 1)No, especially read/chapati. This is wheat FREE! Chapati is doing nothing for your health only hurting you.
      2) No rice supplement for veg, they are not the same at all.

  115. Thanks Author.. One more question. Can I add atta to my veg soup to give some thikness, and is it veg knoor soup be used?

    • No, so sorry, atta is just wheat, and unless from a super ancient grain that has not been genetically modified it is really bad for you.

  116. I tried to do GM diet after one and half days I lost my stamina… No strength even after having my lunch. And on third day I was sleeping the first half….

    • when you cut processed foods you will feel roughed up a few days, but most end up with tons of energy. Also make sure you eat enough, have the soup, eat salt on your meals, etc

  117. Can i have black coffee during gm diet? And boiled plantains on day 4? Also, I want to ask if I can cook the veggies with fish etc but will not eat it… just for flavors? Thanks

    • I am not a fan of coffee, up to you, no sweetener though unless it’s a little stevia. Plantains are fine day 4. uh, huh, maybe too much oil from the fish, better not.

  118. Is there a limit on how much ripe mangoes can i take on day 1? And is avocado ok?

    • don’t go too many, say 4. no avocado, loads of fat, good fat though is great just not during the 7 day plan, afterwards go for it.

  119. Oh no i just had avocado this morning and im on my first day… should i restart?

  120. I lost half a kilo… regardless of the avocado and the amount of mangoes I took yesterday

  121. By the way our bananas here are like 4 inches long? How much do I take?

  122. I m on 5th day!!
    Can i continue with the plan after 7th day or i should stop and take a break??

  123. Can i have lemon water with a honey? Im on my 3rd day

  124. What about the lemon maple syrup and cayenne pepper master cleanse? Is it bad for health?

    • That’s a specific cleanse, so when you cleanse yes, but that cleanse is not meant to be a daily thing. Sorry. You can take lemon water daily, even some cayenne pills but you don’t want maple syrup every single day.

  125. May i know a alternative for beef on 5th and 6thday, can i take chicken on behalf of tat?
    Also could you please let me know the substitutes for tomatoes?

    • chicken is great, make sure you do some dark meat as well. tomato? uh, eggplant, zucchini, squash, something like that, just do you best

  126. hi
    just second day feeling good, 1st day was dificult. just cheated myself with may be 20 grms of namkeen(mixture)
    but went for three km walking.
    i am 103 kg very determine to loose weight..can I take small bit of roasted namkeen this will
    keep me moving. if i loose 5 kg can i again go for it..i am 65 years old but physically strong.
    thanks
    jagdish sharma
    delhi

    • Hang in there :)
      Keep in mind a cheat cannot be replaced by exercise, it just does not work that way like is shown on TV.

  127. Hi M on my 2nd day!!
    Have taken green tea flavored with honey and lime is it oki?

  128. Didnt lose weight on my first day… i just had plain black coffee… no sugar… watermelons… coconut….pineapple and mango smoothie yesterday… so disappointed :(

  129. ok
    today is 5th cheat definitely can’t be replaced with walking understood.
    but
    pl. suggest any form of namkeen for my next plan.

    • namkeen, salty snacks, sorry no on this plan. Cannot imagine these are healthy for you. what are you used to eating?

  130. Can mung bean soup be taken on day 2

  131. Ive read in the previous comments we cant have coconut avocado what fruits and veggies are anot allowed? Tnx

  132. HI author,
    I have read in the previous comments that i can skip beef and instand of that i can have chicken or fish.so can i use oil to cook that? if so which oil.? and can i have chichen or fish along with white rice?

    and plz let me know how many min i have to exercise(walking) during the GM diet.

    And as i dont like soups can i skip it ?

    • you can. you can a little yes. olive, coconut or palm oil. maybe ghee. never use veggie oils, canola, sunflower, etc. no rice with the meat meals unless it says. you can skip the soup. Exercise is up to each person, so up to you really. I recommend HIT training.

  133. hello author,
    is it compulsory to giv 2 weeks break between each gm diet plan?? plz let me know after successfull completion of 1st week of GM diet plan can i give 2 to 3 days of break and start again the 2nd gm plan for best.??

    • it really is. but during that time, follow a plan similar to day 6, balanced meals, you need a protein, a starch, good carbs, veg, couple of fruit servings day etc.

  134. hello author,
    thanx for the reply.

  135. Im.on day 4 havent lost any weight….i followed the plan strictly

  136. can i have normal tea(not green tea or black tea !) once everyday during gm diet ?

    • normal as in orange pekoe? no, never, it does not count as water it is not an herbal tea. No health benefits at all.

  137. hello author, can we eat onions and tomatoes everyday ??

  138. so tomato is not to be eaten on which day?
    and is it true that we cant eat fruit on 5th 6th and 7th day ?

    • When you read each day it will tell ya ;)
      You can have fruit when we say have fruit, please read each day carefully, takes a few minutes.

  139. I think the disclaimer completely contravenes what you have published on the site-

    Disclaimer – The material on this site is intended to be of general informational use only and does not constitute recommended diets, dieting programs, treatment for weight loss or medical advice. Always consult with a licensed dietician and a doctor before embarking on any dieting program.

    • We are happy to help with this diet and offer suggestions as do thousands of other sites out there. Keep in mind though many throw up a diet and offer zero help. People should always consult a doctor or dietitian if they prefer. You know was well as I do many cannot afford or are just here looking to lose weight and know this. We offer basic suggestions, and if you read our comments for example we say eat, pure whole nutrient dense foods. When people ask medical questions like can I do this diet after giving birth we say talk to your doctor.

  140. hello author,
    can we have any of these rice,cheppati,sugar,oil food on the day before i start the gm diet.or is there any restriction even on that day?

    • no, to me best to start it off healthier, maybe even a 3 day prep eating good balanced meals with good protein, good fat, some veg, fruit and good carbs like potato, rice, etc.

  141. Hi author,

    I am currently doing this diet and I am on day 4th, On 2nd day i took sweet corns , should I start again?

    • no keep going, corn is not the best choice, technically a grain, and so over done, genetically modified and void of any good nutrition. Keep going though :)

  142. Hi friend…im on 3rd day of GM diet.. i want to make clear that.. on the 5th day we are adding veg soup… can we add the desire amount of salt in it ???

  143. thanks alot friend..

  144. I have been following this diet strictly since April 2014 and till now I have lost 15 kgs but off late I have experienced lots of hair loss. My hair have become very weak and it breaks off easily too. I drink more than 15 glass of lemon flavored water every day to keep myself hydrated. Please advise.

    • You may need to see a doc. Why are you following this plan so much? You can only follow it once a month. It is not meant to be followed consecutively. Please let me know? It is a 7 day plan, not 30 days. You may be drinking too much water, too much water flushes all of the good minerals from your body.

  145. Iam 37 years oldI have hypertension, Tyrod and arthritis since 12 years I can do this diet

  146. i author next month am undergoing my sis weeding… need to seriously weight lose… am 5.1 and am 60… shall i do this for 2 weeks???????? plz do reply fast

  147. I am on second day of this diet pl As per the plan Fifth n sixth day include beef. Can I replace it with chicken or any other substitute?

  148. Hi!!!!!!! Iam 29 years old ….. I have diabetes and take the medicines… (diamicron 30mg and 3 times glucophage)… should I follow this diet without taking the medicines???? I actually have started the diet and today is my fourth day… since yesterday I just started feeling abnormal…. I checked today and my sugar was high…. for your info,, I have followed the diet ditto…. and today even I have jst taken 2 bananas with skimmed milk and soup….. then why my sugar is high???? is it because this deit is not for me or does improper sleep and stress is the factor ??? If this diet cannot work for me than shud I stop it or shud I take the medicines with it???? please reply me asap… Im very dipressed……….

    • Hello
      WOW, hang in there. First, based on what your doc says, should you be doing this diet? Meaning it seems to me, opinion here, not every day is suitable for someone in your position. I mean on the forum, someone did it with diabetes, lost lots of weight and now follows a balanced plan sugar and gluten free. Then reported their diabetes meds went down a ton. We have balanced eating plans here, top 2 posts, but you have to make sure your doc is OK with these per your condition. http://gmdietforums.com/forums/gm-diet-after-day-7.6/

  149. Basically . my question is that even I have started using the diet without asking the doctor…. should I take my medicines or continue it without the medicines????

    • I would never tell anyone to stop meds, only a doc can do that, You can take meds and be on this program assuming the foods in this program are OK with your doc and are not an issue with the meds.

  150. Thanks tons……… I have realised that I should not have left the medicines without prescription….. :( :(….. better luck next time…..

  151. I am starting this diet with my parents my dad is diabetic, and I am little cautious for him. Do you suggest any do’s and don’t s for him. Also doctor has prescribed him to have 5 soaked almonds with black pepper, which I don’t want him to stop. Rest if the diet is not clubbed with excersise will the effect be very minimal. Awaiting for your quick response because we are starting from today.

    Many thanks

    • balance to me is the key. I posted a plan or 2 in the forum, in the after 7th day forum. Also here are some notes from someone who had diabetes and did it. Never stop what you doctor says. He will just have to do those on the diet. You just need to look at this plan and does it line up with what he can have or the doc says.
      http://gmdietforums.com/threads/diabetic.93/

  152. Hey author. . .
    Please let me know…can I eat guava and corn on 1 St day. . .nd wat kind of veg on 2 nd day

  153. Can I have beetroot and carrot

  154. Hey author. . .
    Let me know 5 th day schedule for vegetarians. . .
    Is tat 1 cup of brown ryc for whole day . . .nd can we make tomato curry using lil oil and spices . . .nd wat abt soup can we have it

  155. Hey is tat ok if I have white ryc instead of brown ryc. . .

  156. Sorry author . . .I didn’t get you can I have or not

  157. hi … i followed the gm diet plan and after some days i had a problem of hairfall so want can i do to overcome this drawback while following this gm diet

    • Hello
      for hair to fall out so fast on a nutrient dense diet like this with good oil in the soup also, you must be dealing with underlying health issues like possibly a thyroid issue. Please seek a good doctor and get tested. Stop dieting also and eat nutrient dense good foods, balanced with good fats and protein with good carbs. Clearly your body is struggling and the diet is not the issue.

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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