When it comes to losing weight, you generally can pick the long and effective route, or the short and unsafe route. Is it ever possible to get short and safe? The top gm diet plan come close.
Although also intended as a quick weight loss program- it advocates up to 7kg in a week- and therefore practicing calorie restriction that isn’t the best habit to keep up long term, the GM diet places an emphasis on eating healthy fruits and vegetables, not processed gimmick food designed to push sales for the originating company. It also advocates stepping away from alcohol and eating meat in moderation if at all [there are several versions of the plan available, for those who can’t live without their meat and those who would prefer to opt for the vegetarian options.] It also encourages the participant to eat when hungry, and eat their fill- no hanging around dying to eat and not being able to. Lastly, it puts the [correct] emphasis on staying adequately hydrated throughout the whole process, which is critical to maintain metabolic burn as well as overall body health.
Supposedly developed by General Motors for its overweight employees in the middle 80’s, the GM diet has hung around a long while. It works on the idea of so-called ‘calorie negative’ foods, needing more energy to burn in the body then they provide. While science is out on whether such foods exists, there’s no doubt that a clean diet rich in fruit and vegetables will help you achieve a healthy lifestyle, and while the food variety limitation and calorie limitation of the GM diet isn’t for every week of the month, it offers a great initial boost to lose those first all-important kilos, can be used regularly as a detox program and to help with future weight gain.
The plan works on a day to day alternation of what food groups you can eat from. The first day opens with you restricted to all fruits [except bananas] although melons are usually the encouraged choice. The second day brings you back to veggies, both raw and cooked. They do advise you starting the day with a large baked potato with some butter added. The third day is a mix of veggies and fruit, still excluding bananas and excluding potato this time. Day 4 is bananas and milk, as well as the so called ‘wonder soup’ they give the recipe for. Day 5 allows beef and tomatoes. As well as an increase in the water consumption needed. Day 6 continues the trend with lean beef and vegetables. The last day in the plan allows brown rice, fruit juices and vegetables.
Some advocates insist 2 glasses of a light white wine or champagne have a place in the program, and some versions of the GM diet allow for limited beer consumption [remember beer is a high calorie drink, though, and don’t drink back all the weight you’re losing] but otherwise it’s imperative to steer clear of alcohol.
Overall, the GM diet is one of the best as crash diet plans go= enjoy the good results!