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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101 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.

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