Last updated July 31, 2017
The GM Diet Day 1 – Day 7
The 7-Day weight loss program developed by General Motors involves eating only fruits and vegetables the first three days of the plan. The foods you will eat are high in fiber, with less protein, fats and carbohydrates. The high fiber is designed to accelerate your bowel activity and detox your body.
If you are dedicated to the plan, you can lose 10 to 17 pounds in one week. You will feel and look lighter, more energized and motivated to add more fruits and vegetables into your regular eating plan after the week is over.
It’s Time To Get Specific
The first day of the program is critical for success and you should not deviate from it whatsoever. In order to prepare yourself for the first day, you need to focus on fruit and nothing else. Avoid bananas and choose fruits that are low in starch, sugar, potassium or carbohydrates. Also, plan on drinking lots of water, at least 8-10 glasses each day to stay hydrated. In fact, it is a good idea to get in the habit of drinking more water each day before you start the GM diet.
Take a look at the following list of fruits that are lowest, low-to medium and highest in sugar. Aim for the low to medium sugar fruits for best results from your week on the GM diet.
FRUIT SUGAR CONTENT
Low Sugar Fruits
Berries, rhubarb, lemon and lime – are low in carbohydrates, fat and calories but high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. They have also been shown to help prevent cancer and heart disease as well as slowing down the aging process.
Low-To-Medium Sugar Fruits
Apples, Blueberries, Grapefruit, Guava, Melon, Nectarine, Papaya, Peach, Strawberries, Watermelon
Fairly High-Sugar Fruits
Kiwi, Oranges, Pears, Plums, Pineapple,
Very-High Sugar Fruits
Bananas, Cherries, Figs, Grapes, Dried Fruit, Mango, Pomegranate, Tangerines
Let’s take a look at a Sample Meal Plan for Day 1 on the GM Diet. Choose fruits from the low-to-medium sugar fruits. Good choices are apples, kiwi, melon, oranges, papaya and watermelon. Remember, no bananas.
Day # 1 GM Diet Sample Eating Plan
Breakfast: 1 apple with 2 glasses of water
Mid-Morning: 1 bowl of kiwi or raw papaya and 2 glasses of water
Lunch: 1 bowl of melon with 2 glasses of water
Mid-Afternoon: 1 bowl of oranges or raw papaya with 2 glasses of water
Dinner: 1 bowl of oranges or watermelon with 2 glasses of water
Evening Snack: 1 glass of coconut water
The first day may be a bit difficult, however if you can’t control your cravings, snack on apple slices, oranges or raisins. Take heart, once you are past the first day, it does get easier. If you get bored with drinking only water, you can enjoy fresh-squeezed orange juice or coconut water. However limit your servings to only 2 glasses per day. The main purpose of day 1 is to cleanse your body’s digestive system and boost your metabolism so that it will be easier to lose more pounds over the next few days.
Preparing For Day # 2
Day 2’s eating plan is similar to day 1 except you only eat vegetables. There really is no limit to the vegetable choices and you can eat all varieties. Eating vegetables throughout day 2 will increase you fiber intake and helps regulate the sugar content from all the fruit you ate on day 1. You should feel much better on day 2 as you can have almost any vegetable including a potato that is high in starch. Plus, you should have more energy to engage in physical exercise including something more strenuous like this popular HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). HIIT allows you to burn more calories in less time by performing more strenuous exercises such as push-ups, lunges, squats and plank.
For breakfast, you can enjoy a large boiled potato that will fill you up and give you energy for the rest of the day. You can enjoy a sweet potato instead, if you prefer. For lunch, make a huge salad with your favorite lettuce, cabbage and cucumbers. You can add white or wine vinegar and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. For dinner, think about asparagus, broccoli, cabbage and beets with vinegar.
Day # 2 Sample Meal Plan
Breakfast: 1 cup of boiled potato or sweet potato with 2 glasses of water
Mid-Morning Snack: 1 bowl of raw red lettuce or bibb lettuce with vinegar with 2 glasses of water
Lunch: Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and beets in vinegar with 2 glasses of water
Mid-Afternoon Snack: 1 cup of Cherry tomatoes with 2 glasses of water
Dinner: Steamed asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower with 2 glasses of water
NO fruit whatsoever on day 2. Since the focus is on vegetables only on day 2, it is a good day to make the GM soup so you can enjoy it whenever you want to or feel hungry. Do not add any oil when cooking.
Preparing For Day # 3
Once you have completed day 1 and 2 eating plans on the GM diet, you will find the meal plan on day 3 much easier. On day 3, you will be able to eat both fruits and vegetables, without bananas or potatoes. However, your body is prepared now to shed those excess calories and though you may have some light food cravings but those will lessen significantly by day 4.
When it comes to breakfast on day 3, choose between watermelon or apples but not both at the same time. Repeat the same lunch plan from day # 2 and add some fruit to it. Dinner can be a combination of any vegetables as long as they are boiled or steamed and of course, you may add some fruit to the mix such as melon or apple. Snack on fruit and vegetables all day and drink plenty of water.
Day # 3 Sample Meal Plan
Breakfast: Enjoy 1 cup of diced melon or 1 apple with 2 glasses of water
Mid-Morning: 1 bowl of papaya and cantaloupe with 2 glasses of water
Lunch: Salad with Romaine lettuce, tomato and cucumber with beets in vinegar and 2 glasses of water
Mid-Afternoon Snack: 1 mango or orange with 2 glasses of water
Dinner: 1 bowl of fresh greens with broccoli and raw papaya and 2 glasses of water
By now, you should notice a weight loss of about two to four pounds that is a positive effect of the GM diet. Remember to not drink any fruit juices until day # 7. For best results, eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Enjoy the GM soup made with water and your favorite vegetables such as tomatoes and cabbage.
Preparing For Day # 4
Whew! You made it to day # 4 and the good news is you can now eat bananas. During day 1, 2 and 3, you have cleansed your body and have had time to adjust to the GM diet. Your body has received all the fiber and sugars from all the fruits and vegetables. By adding milk and bananas to your eating plan on day # 4, you will get all the sodium and potassium you were not getting during the beginning of the eating plan. You will feel energized by eating the GM soup, milk and bananas and notice some changes in your appearance that go will beyond the slimming effects of wearing Spanx.
On day # 4, start your day with a glass of milk and banana – you can blend the two together, if you prefer. Use skim milk for best results. Enjoy the GM vegetable soup and you can add another milkshake of banana and skim milk. If you find that you are full after eating the vegetable soup, you can skip the milkshake. For snacks, you should only have skim and banana or make a milkshake.
Day # 4 Sample Meal Plan
Breakfast: 1 glass of skim milk and 1 banana with 2 glasses of water
Mid-Morning Snack: 1 glass of milk and 2 bananas with 2 glasses of water
Lunch: a bowl of tomato and cabbage soup with 2 glasses of water
Mid-Afternoon: Skim milk and banana shake with 1 glass of water
Dinner: enjoy a bowl of vegetable soup and one banana with 2 glasses of water
If you experience any food cravings on day # 4, eat a banana or blend it with a glass of skim milk and ice in a blender for a milkshake. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Blending 2 bananas and 2 glasses of skim milk with ice makes a smoothie that you can pour into a thermos to take with you to work or when you are on the go.
When it comes to making the soup, use a large stockpot and add a cup each of your favorite vegetables such as tomatoes, cabbage, celery, onions and peppers. You can season the soup with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt and pepper. Himalayan Pink Sea Salt will not elevate blood pressure and is loaded with a balance of minerals.
Preparing For Day # 5
Congratulations on making it to day # 5. The past four days of the GM diet lacked protein and you may have noticed some muscle weakness, however on day # 5, you are only allowed to eat beef and tomatoes. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you can substitute the beef for brown rice or tofu. Not a fan of beef? You can substitute chicken or 6 eggs for the beef. However, beef contain protein and iron, and the tomatoes contain lycopene and plenty of fiber that your body needs.
It is a good idea to eat small servings of beef throughout your day as large servings can make your appetite worse. Of course, combine the beef with the tomatoes at each meal on day # 5. For example, you can start your day with tomato soup and braised beef that will provide protein, fiber and energy for your day.
A hamburger with tomato only will work for lunch but drink plenty of water to flush out the uric acid your body will produce from all the beef. Enjoy beef soup and tomatoes with plenty of water when it is time for a snack. No fruit juices allowed. If you do not like red meat, you can make a turkey burger or use chicken instead of the beef. Make sure it is skinless chicken breast and use all-white turkey meat for making the turkey hamburgers.
(You can substitute the beef for any meat or plant based protein)
Zest of one lemon
1 cup of beef tenderloin strips
1 teaspoon of ground coriander
Himalayan Pink Sea salt and pepper to taste
Season the meat, chicken or turkey meat with the lemon zest by rubbing it all over the meat. Let stand for at least 10 minutes. Season with coriander, sea salt and pepper to taste – place on grill or griddle and cook at least 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness. Remove and serve with sliced tomatoes.
Day # 5 Sample Meal Plan
Breakfast: braised beef and sliced tomatoes
Mid-Morning: turkey patty and tomato
Lunch: Hamburger patty and sliced tomato
Mid-Afternoon: turkey patty and tomato
Dinner: hamburger patty and tomato
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush out the uric acid your body will produce with all the meat consumed. No fruit juices. You should notice a difference in how much lighter you feel due to the first three days of cleansing and detoxification. Your skin should be glowing by now from eating all those fruits and vegetables.
Prepare For Day # 6
Protein and fiber is the name of the game on day # 6. It is considered a feast day because you can now add vegetables to your protein choices on this day. By this day, you should notice significant weight loss and a different in how you feel. Make note of how you feel before, during and after exercise.
Day # 6 Sample Meal Plan
Breakfast: Bowl of vegetable soup with lean beef strips
Mid-Morning: leafy green salad with cooked lean beef or chicken strips on top
Lunch: Beef and vegetables – no potatoes or bread
Mid-Afternoon: leafy green salad with cooked lean beef or chicken strips on top
Dinner: beef patty or chicken breast with a bowl of vegetable soup
You should notice that your appetite is at a normal level and cravings for any sugar are gone. Eat vegetables and lean meats for your snack and drink plenty of water.
Day # 7
Congratulations on making it to day # 7. You should see significant weight loss and feel and look great. Weight loss should be at least 10 pounds and you should also notice that you are sleeping better with glowing skin and an improved digestive system.
Day # 7 Sample Meal Plan
Breakfast: brown rice or oatmeal and melon with 2 glasses of water
Mid-Morning: 1 cup of sliced strawberries
Lunch: Cooked vegetables and mango
Mid-Afternoon: 1 cup of blueberries and raspberries
Snack Before Bed: 1 cup of strawberries
Of course, continue to drink water throughout the day and into the evening, before going to bed. Make sure you continue to exercise to boost your metabolism and continue to burn more calories. You can repeat the GM diet as often as you like or until you reach your weight loss goal. However, maintain at least one-week break or interval before starting on the GM diet again. The GM Diet is designed for those who need to lose weight and want to see results quickly. The benefit of the GM diet is to get you into the habit of eating more fresh fruits and vegetables throughout your day. Here is to happy, healthy eating.