What I think about the GM diet

I was surfing around online a few weeks ago and I came across the GM diet on Facebook. I had never heard about it, so I headed over to the Google machine and looked it up. It was developed by the general motors company for its employees (weird, right?)

My first thoughts about the diet were a mix of: “Is this a scam? It looks too good to be true and I think I would be hungry a lot for that week.” I kept looking it up, reading about it.. And I really had a hard time getting past its advertizing that you can lose between 10-17lbs in a week.

I am fully aware that losing weight too quickly is not the right way to go about losing weight. Often rapid weight loss is unhealthy and ends up rebounding you right back to where you were before starting, if not even higher. Slow and steady wins the race.

My intrigue stemmed from the fact that I seem to be stuck in the same 5 lbs range, Its like I just cant crawl over that hump. I had the same problem about 10lbs ago, it took what seemed like forever to get past that hump and into the next “zone”. This seemed like a chance for me to jump the fence into the next zone so I can work in that area instead of struggling to get out of this one.

So, I don’t know if I have been doing it wrong, but I honestly think that this is a horrible “diet”.  I am fairly certain that the only way you lose 10-17lbs in a week is because you are starving yourself to death.

I only made it 3/4 the way into day two.  The first day consisted of eating a bunch of watermelon apples and cantaloupe… oh and raspberries… I was starving all day, tho I will inform you that cantaloupe is more filling than watermelon.  Day two I ate a bag of carrots, and I made the “miracle soup” that they advertize that you can eat in unlimited quantities. It wasn’t bad, but there is only so much soup that you can eat… Oh and I started the day off with a baked potato… I am pretty sure that was the only good thing I’ve eaten in the last two days… and probably only because the diet said i could put a little butter on it.

So in conclusion, I don’t think this is a very good diet/cleanse… at least not for me. I don’t want to starve myself to lose weight, and I don’t think anyone else should either.

I am stepping back from this diet and heading back to reality and am going to take the right way to losing weight.. Real Food and exercise…. and because I’m starving, right now, its going to be more of the real food than anything else 🙂

Lesson Learned.

XXOO,

Mira

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  1. Posted by Joyce on March 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I don’t know the diet you are referring to but your statements make it sound “iffy” to me. I know a couple that have followed a very strict diet for more than one year and they seem content to continue. They consume no wheat, no grains, no starch, no sugar, no alcohol, nothing processed, no dairy. I absolutely could not do it. The male of the couple lost a lot of weight fast but he has kept it off. If you want to find out any more info on this let me know. It is strict!!

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    • The diet I am referring to is the GM DIET. Its basically a 7 day strict “cleanse” where you eat only certain things on certain days. In my opinion – starve yourself for a week.

      The strict diet you described to me sounds like the Paleo Diet or better referred to as the Paleo Lifestyle. It is a little too strict for me, but I try and follow that “diet” as much and as often as I can. It is a pretty good one, its how ive lost most of my weight. 🙂

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