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GM Diet Plan

GM Diet Plan

7 days.. lose from 10-17lbs.. Sure! I’m game!

Today I’ve decided to embark on a new diet journey that would last for exactly 7 days. It’s called the “GM Diet” aka “GM Seven”. I first heard about the diet from a colleague of mine who was already midway and I figure there’s no harm in giving this a try. Though it isn’t really my goal to lose an immense amount of weight in a short period, but I do want to see if this diet will work as well as it has claimed. For the next few days I will jot down what I will be having and my experience with this diet.  Anyways the thing that drew me to this diet is the fact that you could lose 10-16 pounds in just 7 days..whether this is true, I’m putting my body to the test.


Prepping the night before

What is the GM Diet?

It is a diet that started off in 1985 and created for the employees of General Motor hence the name GM Diet, as a means to encourage wellness and a healthier diet plan for the staff and their families.  Although it’s been said that GM has denied any correlation to the diet fad, it’s become really popular and has been circulating online and found its way to willing-to-try minds like myself. The diet consists of just 7 days, and you aren’t suppose to do it more than once in a month. For the next 7 days you have to eat prescribe meals and follow strictly. The diet is said to be able to detoxify and reset your eating habits.


The GM Diet Plan

Day  1 All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs.
Day 2 All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.
Day 3 A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.
Day 4 Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.
Day 5 Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.
Day 6 Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.
Day 7 Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.


The GM Diet Grocery List

Fruits Veggies Meat Carbs Beverages
  • Apples
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Honeydew
  • Mango
  • Grapes
  • Tomatoes
  • Banana
  • Broccoli
  • Round lettuce
  • Romaine
  • Oakleaf
  • Spinach
  • Rocket
  • Choy Sam
  • Carrots
  • Cellery
  • Lean beef
  • Lean chicken
  • Salmon
  • Potato
  • Brown Rice
  • Skim Milk
  • Yoghurt
  • Fruit Juice
  • Green Tea
  • lemon-flavored water
  • club soda


GM Diet Soup Recipe

The recipe is pretty straight forward and very easy to make. You can take this in unlimited amounts.

Wonder Soup Ingredients:

  • Onions – 6 large onions
  • Green Peppers – 2
  • Tomatoes – 3
  • Cabbage – 1
  • Celery – 1 bunch
  • Water – 22 oz of water


  • Start off with the onions and green pepper. Cut up the onions and green pepper and lightly saute it with a few drops of olive oil till they turn a light brown.
  • Next up is the celery, tomatoes and cabbage. Chop them up and add everything to a large pot with water.
  • Bring it to a boil and slow cook it till everything is tender. You probably need to cook this for close to 60 min. Add salt and pepper for seasoning.

That’s pretty much there is to it. The wonder soup can be eaten in unlimited quantities and is a real delight to eat. Anytime you find yourself hungry on any day of the GM Diet, the wonder soup is the way to go. Make sufficient quantities each day so that when hunger pangs hit you, you have something you can quickly warm up and eat.

The GM Diet wonder soup is really tasty as well, you will find yourself eating this even when you are not on a diet.


How and Why It Works 

Day One you are preparing your system for the upcoming programme. Your only source of nutrition is fresh or canned fruits. Fruits are nature’s perfect food. They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.

Day Two starts with a fix of complex carbo-hydrates coupled with an oil dose. This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day two consists of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.

Day Three eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the fruits. You system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.

Day Four, bananas, milk and soup sound the strangest and least desirable. You’re in for a surprise. You probably will not eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the past three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets. You will be surprised how easy this day will go.

Day Five, Beef and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. Your allowance calls for the equivalent of five “quarter ponders”. Do not feel you have to eat all this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.

Day Six is similar to day five, Iron and proteins from beef, Vitamins and fibre from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today, compared to day one.

Day Seven finished off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals, except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.


Who Shouldn’t Try It

This is considered an extreme diet. So if you aren’t prepared for it and you’ve never done something like this before, please consult your doctor, nutritionist. The diet may work but it’s not suitable for everyone. If you are diabetic or have history with heart condition, do not attempt to try this.

All the best and I will jot down my experience in the following posts too. Do let me know if you would consider trying this or not in the comments below. 🙂

  • sruthy
    Posted at 20:56h, 10 July


    How long can I continue my diet?? Can I do it for continues 2 or 3 weeks?? Or do I need to take any gaps??

    • aronil
      Posted at 16:55h, 26 July

      best to do it just for that week. I wouldn’t recommend this on a daily basis. Make the attempt to eat healthy instead. 🙂 I can tell you that this was a good detox but it’s not a means for a lonnnng period.

  • Kay
    Posted at 10:58h, 04 January

    Hi regarding the wonder soup…I tried to cook it…big portion… How long can the above recipe be eaten? Within a day? Over two? I m unsure if it is healthy to eat vegetable soup kept for more than two days?

  • bren
    Posted at 15:11h, 29 January

    Hate tomatoes, what can you use in place of for the GM diet?

  • Fiona
    Posted at 15:49h, 01 March

    Can I drink black coffee (no sugar or cream) with this diet? Some websites are saying 1-1.5 cups a day is okay but since it’s a detox I would think caffeine it’s a big no no? Thanks in advance for your response 🙂

    • aronil
      Posted at 09:42h, 28 May

      Hi Fiona, coffee is a good antioxidant by my book and it helps in fat burning. From what iv’e read it’s good for your liver which is important for the detoxification process. I think it’s alright to drink coffee during this diet of one week. but if you’re still unsure i suggest checking with a nutrition 🙂 hope it helps

  • S Falgiano
    Posted at 19:29h, 24 May

    There was a notation above about not to try this diet if you have diabetes or heart disease but my cardiologist recommended it and I have diabetes (type 2) and have had stents 2 different times. It strikes me as just “a healthy diet”. I do take medications to help with my conditions but I have always felt that the right way of eating could help me get off the pills. I will of course call my doctor if I feel anything unusual going on but feel sure that losing excess weight is a very good thing for my diabetes. I would not try to encourage anyone else to try this who has these health problems without first checking with their doctor.

    • aronil
      Posted at 09:47h, 28 May

      Totally agree Falgiano. For this diet or any new nutrition plan. i always suggest for people to check with their doctor first. Especially if there are already health conditions that need to be considered. Yes again, just eating right makes a world of difference for your body. Wishing you all the best in getting there and getting rid of the meds!

  • Aru Singhal
    Posted at 13:50h, 05 June

    Hey, when you say no fruit juices on the first 4 days. Does that mean fresh fruit homemade juice is also not allowed? What if instead of having oranges, i just make the juice and have in liquid form?

    • aronil
      Posted at 02:24h, 30 June

      I’m not entirely sure. But considering is a detox and you want to avoid the sugar so avoid any process fruit juices you can make some home-made uses by thing maybe just go easy on it. I hope this helps and thanks for the message 🙂

    • Bob
      Posted at 02:46h, 30 June

      The problem with fruit juice is particularly dangerous. It sounds like it’s healthy, so we actually tend to drink more of it and it’s much worse for us that other sugar beverages.

      That sounds drastic, but look at reality:
      First of all, it’s recommended not to consume more than 25 g of sugar a day if you’re not wanting to lose weight and much less if you are trying to lose weight.
      If you want 8 ounces of a sweet beverage with your meal, you could have 8 oz of orange juice which has 21 g of sugar or a Coca-Cola which has about 26 g of sugar. But in reality? You probably will drink at least two 8 oz. or one 16 ounce glass of orange juice for a total of about 42 g of sugar. And that 16 ounce glass of Coke you drink will probably have at least 4 ounces of ice in it to bring you up to consume 41 g of sugar.

      Pretty much anything over 3 or 4 g of sugar in a meal will start to tell your body to start storing energy – creating fat – instead of tell it to burn energy to make you lose weight.

      Any whole fruit has a lot more substance to it than just the fruit juice, and you tend to eat fewer ounces. A typical orange has about 2 ounces of juice in it. That’s still around 5 g of sugar, but if you burn the energy off quickly after eating, you should be OK on the days that fruit is allowed. Plus you’ll get the other benefits of the whole fruit.

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