Fad Diet Fred is one of the authors here at byebyebigguy.com he will be putting together a series of articles detailing FAD DIETS.
The first diet I will be exploring on the site is the GM diet. This diet has roots entrenched in myth. The diet was supposedly created by the GM Company to gets its employees in shape. I did some research and can not find anything to suggest that this is true even though some other blogs make the same claim regarding the diet being invented by GM. This is a seven day diet and it is very restrictive but can be very effective in quick weight loss. During these seven days you must consume 10 glasses of water and must not drink any alcohol.
The first day of the diet you are allowed to eat all of the fruits you want with the exception of bananas and nothing else. It is suggested that you eat a large amount of melons during this day. (Surprisingly this was by far the most difficult day for me but I dropped 2 pounds on day one).
The second day of the diet you are allowed to eat all the vegetables you want and nothing else. You are to start the day off with a baked potato in order to get your fill of complex carbs but you can not consume any more potatoes after the one for breakfast. (This day was pretty easy, but I was a challenge to put a menu together).
The third day of the diet is fruit and vegetable day with the exception of bananas and potatoes. (This is the day I started craving meat, but I made it through and had already dropped 6 pounds).
The fourth day of the diet is bananas and milk day. Your are allowed to eat up to 8 bananas and 3 cups of milk on this day. There is also a GM special soup that consist of 28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes, 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavoring as desired that you can have in unlimited amount on this day. (Meat craving were through the roof! I substituted regular milk for soy milk since I am lactose intolerant. This was another hard day but I am determined to make it through).
The fifth day on the diet is listed as beef and tomato day. According to the directions you can have up two servings of beef in quantities of 10 oz. and you can have up two 6 tomatoes. You must also increase your water intake as well on this day. (I substituted chicken for beef, seemed to work out fine down 9 pounds at this point).
The sixth day of the diet is beef and vegetables day. You can eat an unlimited amount of beef and veggies on this day. (Once again I substituted chick for beef).
The seventh day of the diet is brown rice, fruit juice, and vegetable day. (Probably one of the easiest days because I knew it was almost over)
In the end I lost 12 pounds in all in the 7 days of the diet. Sounds good right? Well not so fast my friend. I gained back 15 pounds when I went back to my normal eating habits which are not bad if I say so myself. So in the end I had a net gain of 3 pounds. I did notice that I was more regular (poo poo) after this diet and did drop the gained weigh relatively easy after a week or so.
Review: I would recommend this diet as a periodic cleanser. Maybe something that someone does every 6 months or maybe just once a year. The diet is too restrictive to maintain on a long-term basis and as such I think it would fail. There is also very little protein in this diet so that to makes it on that is not balanced to do long-term. Any question? Please feel free to leave a comment and we will respond with any answer to your questions.