18th of June 2013, Wednesday marked the day that I started the GM Diet. You can read the diet plan here.
25th of June 2013, the day I completed it! Whoopeee
Now finally comes the breakdown of what I did and how I feel in the process. Please note that when I choose to take on this diet, I had completely forgotten that I would have a busy week of being out and about. So while i may not have gotten to eat like 5-6 meals in a day at consistent times but I did manage to make it through the day with the necessary 3 meals. There were a lot of temptation too as you would see below. So let’s start!
Day 1 – Purely fruits but no banana or avocados
I didn’t manage to weigh myself but this was my weight before the start of the diet, which i had taken bout a month back, don’t think I wandered to far from that so I’ll consider myself at 56.3kg. The first day wasn’t too bad, cause fruits are easy to munch on although it got quite tiresome after a while.
Day 2 – 1 Sweet potato and veggies for the rest of the day
I was waiting for the longest time to eat breakfast. Because my biggest highlight of the day, that would be my only source of energy was that one Sweet Potato.
Now I could’ve opted for the original Baked potato and slice of butter but I decided I wanted a better option of carbs. The rest of the day was me eating like a goat. It was pretty hard because it was only veggie and the lemon water. I was practically a vegetarian for one day.. Didn’t help that I had an event to host as well which served some yummy looking chicken wings, spaghetti, pan fried dory and salad (with mayo, gahh!!) . But I pulled through and didn’t touch that or the cocktails.
Weight had already dropped to 55.5kg
Day 3 -
This was a lot more bearable compared to day two cause it was a mixture of fruits and veggies. Went by faster and smoother. Dropped the weight again to 54.7kg. Managed to do some cardio and abs today while on the diet. You can give it a go too later at night I did some yoga. Bliss!
Day 4 – 8 Bananas, Skim Milk and the Wonder Soup
This day was just ridiculous. Cause it was only bananas and skim milk. I made the wonder soup which was pretty much pure veggies. The amount of onions was ridiculous. Yeah you would feel full because you are mostly chomping down on cabbage and water. It will be yummy and your body will be happier since that’s the only other thing you can eat… in unlimited portion.
Oh on another note.. I think I was already stressing out about the diet and following it to the point. I dreamt my boss came over to my house (please don’t ask why) and brought a whole bunch of other people cooking all the delish sinful dishes from KL : Nasi lemak la, pisang goreng la, fried squid… and to make it worse my mom bought chicken rice and I apparently ate it in my dream. Thank God it was a dream and I didn’t screw up the diet!
Here’s what I look like on that day Not bad, I could see some difference and i felt a lot leaner and tighter too.
Day 5 – Beef and 5-6 tomatoes, 2 extra glasses of water
Finally some real food! Woke up in the morning and first thing I made was steak!! Yay I thought I would’ve been gorging myself on the meat but after 3 of the beef cubes I didn’t feel that hungry anymore. I took my time eating the meat for the rest of the day. I was suppose to have about 5-6 patties / palm size steaks but i ended up only eating 3 by the end of the day. I did finish off all the tomatoes though. Did some yoga for a sweat and a stretch.
Weight is about 54.7kg
Day 6 was the same as Day 5 just you have unlimited amounts of beef / meat and veggies. That wasn’t a problem but it is difficult when you are moving around a lot. made sure I had a quick workout session in the morning. As usually circuit! You can try it out too. it’s actually a slight variation from Zuzana Light’s Workout.
I can’t tell you how happy I was to hear the word brown rice. My body was not craving it but it appreciated the healthy carbs on the 7th day. I practically ate the brown rice as is without anything. It was dry but make do and the rest of it was veggies. Didn’t cheat, even though I was close too. Finally it was over! I did a circuit in the morning which was more than enough for the day. Weight was still at 54.7 kg.
My final weight after was 54.6kg. I lost 4.4lbs which is pretty impressive. I was most satisfied by my fat percentage because in April I did the InBody analysis at the gym and I was at 24.3% but this time round I had dropped to 18.7% which was superb! That’s a pretty good drop, cause a healthy range to lose is about 1-2 lbs in a week. Sure if I wanted I could lose more but for a female I shouldn’t drop less than 15% cause it’ll muck up my hormones. Muscle had a good increase too, in April I was 23.7% this time I’m at 24.9%.
In conclusion I would recommend the diet if you would just like to try something new and detox your body. I highly double you would be able to lose 7 lbs in that 7 days. Not to say it’s impossible, but for my body type, it wouldn’t have lost that much. It’s possible if a person is larger they would lose that amount, which I would presume comes mostly from water loss.
This diet is NOT meant for those who exercise on a daily basis, cause you will feel weaker and you won’t be able to push as much. During this duration I didn’t workout as much as I usually do which is 5 times a week. But I did workout 4 times during the diet phase.
It was a great way to lean up in a short time, cause it forces your body to readjust to the eating conditions. Don’t do this if you are unwell or stressed out. Most importantly check with your GP first. Tips on getting ready for the diet
- Go in mentally prepared for the diet. Don’t quit, cheat or give up. It’s ONLY 7 Days!
- Stock up on the right food , the grocery list is already provided on my previous post.
- Hydrate yourself as much as possible, carry water bottle at all times.
- Do the diet on a week whereby you are not busy, if not it’ll just distract you
- Be proud of yourself when you complete it!