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What Is The 7-Day GM Diet? Foods To Eat, Benefits And Risks

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The GM Diet is something of diet folklore. Some sources claim it was created by General Motors in the 1980s to persuade their employees to lose weight. Yet, the diet is not mentioned on any General Motors resources, and it’s nearly impossible to find the origin. But diet proponents say following this diet plan will help you drop 15 pounds in one week. 

Here’s a closer look at the details of the GM diet, and what you can eat during the 7-day plan. Plus, is it healthy or recommended? Spoiler alert: It’s not.  

What is the GM diet?

The General Motors (GM) diet is a seven-day low-calorie diet that promises quick weight loss. Some swear that you can lose up to 15 pounds in a week.

Each day of the week has a strict outline of foods to consume, including fruits, vegetables, milk, lean meat, brown rice and lots of water. The plan starts out incredibly limited, with just fruit on the first day, and builds to feature more foods, including meat and rice, throughout the week. 

What foods can you eat on the GM diet?

The origin of the diet is unknown and finding the exact details of the plan is difficult. Many sources cite different versions of the diet and the foods you can eat while on it.

This is the general structure of eating for the week:

Day 1: Eat an unlimited amount of fruit, except bananas. Drink plenty of water. The diet emphasizes melon for weight loss.

Day 2: Eat only vegetables, but do not use oil to cook them. Some sources say you can eat a boiled potato for breakfast only. Drink plenty of water. 

Day 3: Eat fruit and vegetables, except potatoes and bananas. Do not use oil for cooking. Drink plenty of water. 

Day 4: Eat only bananas (anywhere from 6 to 10) and drink 3 to 4 glasses of skim milk. Drink plenty of water. 

Day 5: Eat only tomatoes (5 to 6) and one cup of brown rice. Drink plenty of water. 

Day 6: Eat a 10-ounce serving of chicken or fish (vegetarians may sub in cottage cheese or brown rice). Consume unlimited vegetables (no potatoes). Drink plenty…

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