The General Motors diet, or better known as the GM Diet, here is its possible history. It has been said that it has been around for over 28 years. The story goes, in 1985 this health program and diet was founded for employees of the General Motors Corporation and of course was only intended for their use.
It started with a grant, and was then developed with full knowledge and support of the Food and drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture. The testing was done at the Johns Hopkins Research Center.
In 1985, specifically August 15, 1985, it was approved by the board of directors of the General Motors Corporation at their annual meeting. They had long awaited the results of the diet and were very hopeful this would improve the overall quality of their workforce and production, not to mention the health of the employees and their families.
It was 100% fully supported and endorsed by the company and was available to the employees, their families and relatives at the General Motors Food Service Facilities. Then of course there was nothing stopping it from spreading from there.
The original design of the 7 day at a time diet plan was to hit with a 10 – 17 pound weight loss for each participant per week. Certainly such high numbers caught the attention of anyone wanting a good diet. They also found in the study that the employees would improve their emotions and their base attitudes simply because the diet had a cleansing effect on their digestive systems.
The original study also basically said that the diet could be used as often as one wanted to lose weight, no matter how many times they have done it. The diet was also considered originally as a flush really, first to rid the body of as many impurities as possible, then mentally. They found that the employees tested worked more efficiently. This was because they felt better about themselves, they were lighter, faster and had a great deal more energy than before.
For GM the diet was supposed to have made their entire workforce more efficient and effective at their jobs, in turn improving the overall quality of the vehicles produced in their manufacturing facilities. Whether or not the story is true, we know the diet works. Just see the results page by page of those that have attempted the diet and have fun getting healthier.