DRAPABLE DIET Part 5: General Motor Diet (GM Diet)
Everyone is always in search of that one magical diet that will get them fast results in losing weight and reap all health benefits.
So if you are a part of this bandwagon, then you must have known the GM diet.
The General Motors diet has been around since 1985.
It was designed to increase workforce productivity by making the workers healthier. Results of the diet were impressive – a loss of 4.5 to 7.7 kgs of weight in just a week! The diet was deemed a great success.
Probably the biggest reason millions of people swear by the GM diet is because it’s easy to follow.
There are no complicated ingredients or great demands on a person’s routine.
The plan focuses on limiting your weekly diet to eating fruits, vegetables, brown rice, chicken, and increasing water intake to help achieve a weight loss of up to 7 kgs in just seven days.
If you are thinking of starting a GM diet plan, to look good at a wedding, a function or a festival, you should be aware that the GM diet is flawed in many ways, however; it has its pros and cons.
Pros Of GM Diet:
- It cleanses the body and flushes out the toxins.
- Improves one’s mental state and attitude for a short term.
Cons Of GM Diet:
- It may lead to body weakness as a GM diet plan vegetarian / non-vegetarian will use up the stored glycogen (simple carbs) to sustain
- It brings side-effects like headaches. It leaves you feeling exhausted and losing all the muscle protein while trying to lose weight.
Caution: Always consult a doctor before starting on a diet regimen.
Before starting on the GM diet, take your doctor’s or dietitian’s expert opinion. Depending on your current weight, age, medical history, activity levels, lifestyle, and genes, a diet plan should be designed. GM diet will help you to lose weight; however, other factors should be kept in mind so that you don’t become weak in the process of losing weight.