This Diet Will Make You Lose 7 Kilos In ONE Week
Do you know if you could magically lose seven kilos, that you could maintain it? It’s just the ‘losing’ part that’s the hardest, not the maintenance, am I right?
So when I saw that there was a diet that allowed you to lose seven kilos in one week, I was pretty stoked.
It’s called the GM diet, or the ‘General Motors Diet’ and it’s not new - but it IS free.
It was actually developed back in the 1980s for the employees of General Motors who were keen to take control of their weight. It’s basically a seven-day plan that alternates between the different food groups, leaving you with a simple, low-calorie, low-carb diet that provides big drops on the scales.
Here is how it’s explained on news.com.au, The GM diet suggests dieters follow the same seven-day cycle (with a few days off in between) until they reach their goal weight.
On Day 1, the diet suggests you eat only fruit, with the exception of bananas which are considered to be more calorie dense than other water based fruits. Specifically the diet suggests followers focus their fruit intake around melons, which are exceptionally high in water and low in calories. While you can eat as much fruit as you like on Day 1, overall your calorie intake is likely to be relatively low.
On Day 2, you swap to a day of eating only vegetables, with the exception of potato which you can only eat at breakfast time. Another low calorie day, as vegetables have even fewer calories than fruit and while you can eat as much as you like, you calorie intake will remain very low which also explains the rapid weight loss. Although mostly fluid, this initial weight loss is what tends to keep dieters interested.
Once you reach Day 3 you are allowed a mix of both fruit and vegetables, with the exception of potatoes and bananas. Potatoes and bananas are still exceptionally healthy foods — and not significantly higher in calories or carbohydrates than other fruits and vegetables — and as such have been treated a little harshly in the GM Diet.
If you make it to Day 4, the diet shifts significantly to a day of eating only milk and bananas — a little strange, but the combo of protein rich dairy and energy rich bananas just may keep you full and energised to continue with the GM Diet.
On Day 5, there is a big shift to two 200g servings of lean beef, chicken or fish and up to six tomatoes. It is proposed that the protein rich foods offer key nutrients including iron while the tomatoes offer a good dose of fibre to keep the gut happy.
Day 6, another day of meat here with two 200g serves of meat allowed along with unlimited amounts of vegetables. If you do not eat meat, cottage cheese must become your friend. While the serving sizes of protein are hearty, and unlikely to leave you hungry, it may be at this point you start to crave your fresh fruits, cereals and grains.
The final day of the GM Diet is a suggested mix of brown rice, fruit juice and unlimited amounts of fruits and vegetables.