Looking to lose excess weight on a time crunch? Certain dietary programs help you reach your goals faster. There are methods you can follow over a 7 day period that makes you burn excess weight.
Employees of General Motors ltd, supposedly created this diet in 1985 as GM wanted to keep its workers in a fit and healthy condition. They collaborated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to research certain food groups that aid in contributing to faster outcomes.
This is possible as many of the food groups included are low in calories. Through fruits and vegetables, your body’s calorie intake will scale down. When your body burns through more calories than consumed, a calorie deficit is created.
The food consumed is also high in water content which can detox your body and boost fat loss. People who have done the GM diet recommend it as it isn’t too restrictive and state that once completed will no longer see the appeal in fast food. Their bodies have grown used to a healthy lifestyle and the results keep them motivated.
The core benefit is to help you lose up to 7 kilos in over a week’s duration by eating permitted foods across different food groups without limitations. No special books to be purchased, supplements and expensive foods needn’t be bought to obtain results.
The first half of the week will see you consuming low-calorie meals throughout the day, averaging a calorie intake of around 1200 calories per day. The energy to get through the day is there as well as burning through body fat content to make up for the deficit.
In the second half of the week, foods rich in protein along with a calculated intake of carbs is given in the form of bananas, brown rice, milk, etc.
Remember, everyone is not the same in terms of body weight. Take into account age, habits, metabolism, and body type when inspecting progress levels at the end of the week.
If relapsed to unhealthy eating habits after a week, weight lost will be gained quickly. If you are experiencing fatigue, increase your water intake, this also reduces hunger cravings. Muscle weakness might be experienced during the first 3 days as no protein is ingested. Those looking to tone muscle and who are going through pregnancy should avoid the GM diet plan.
Steps of the GM diet and weight loss tips are as follows
Day 1 (Monday)
Food consumed should be only fruits. Any type of fruit can be eaten except for bananas. There is no quantity limit on the intake of fruits.
Recommended by the GM diet, is watermelon which could boost you to your goal sooner than expected. If this is your first time, cut food down into 6 shot meals. Follow these timings when executing the diet.
Breakfast at 8:00 am
Morning snack at 10:00 am
Lunch at 12:00pm.
Evening snack at 4:00 pm
Dinner at 6:00 pm
Late evening snack at 8:00 pm
Day 2 (Tuesday)
Just vegetables to be consumed in either raw or cooked form, no restrictions placed on quantity, but potato should be limited to breakfast only. Essential fibers and nutrients are obtained from the vegetables, low in calories. Fruits are off-limits on the second day.
Day 3 (Wednesday)
Blend of day 1 and 2, fruits and vegetables to be consumed except bananas. Carb intake will come from the fruits so potatoes should also be avoided.
By day 3, your body is equipped to start burning excess fat that accumulated over the years through junk food and unhealthy eating habits.
Day 4 (Thursday)
Restrictions start from the 4th day of the GM diet. Consumption of bananas and milk in either, 8 small ones or 6 large ones. Milk is restricted to 3 glasses of 250ml each, preferably skimmed milk.
Your body will absorb potassium and sodium content from the bananas and calcium from the milk.
Day 5 (Friday)
If you are a non-vegetarian, rejoice! On day 5 meat is permitted. Choices range from beef, fish or chicken along with tomatoes. Meal count is reduced from 6 meals per day to 3 meals. The meat should be divided into 2 servings containing 10 ounces each in quantity. Six tomatoes to be consumed for fiber and aiding in digestion. Iron and protein content will be absorbed from the meat.
In case if you’re a vegetarian, then substitute meat with cottage cheese or brown rice. Increase water intake as uric acid needs to be cleaned from the body’s cause of extra protein.
Day 6 (Saturday)
More meat of your choice; fish, beef or chicken in 2 servings with 10 ounces each, served with an unlimited quantity of vegetables. 3 meals allowed, and tomatoes can be dropped from the menu.
The difference in body weight and appearance can be felt from the 6th day onwards.
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Day 7 (Sunday)
On the last day of the GM diet, only 3 meals permitted during the day.
Brown rice, fruit juice, and unlimited vegetables are to be consumed.
On completion, compare your weight before and after the diet plan. Your body has been cleaned internally, toxins and impurities flushed out.
It has worked for lots of people who swear by it as being a simple way to get rid of body fat without exercise.
Rest for 5 days before repeating the cycle. Once you are pleased with your reduced weight, you can stop. If nothing else, picking up the habit of consuming more fruits and vegetables is definitely a win.