If you’re one to keep in the diet fad loop, you’ll notice that the gm diet 2015 looks like a slightly different beast from the original GM diet. While the original diet placed its focus solely on vegetarian and Indian fruits, the 2015 version has expanded a little to offer meat-eaters a small taste of their usual foodstuffs. However, it remains at core the same being.
What is the GM diet anyway?
The GM diet is so called because legend and myth link it to the General Motors Corporation, as a weight loss plan offered to close-to-retirement-age members to help them get back on track and out of the obesity epidemic. It’s only urban legend, as the corporation itself denies the link and even on look will tell you that the GM diet is not a long term clinical health plan, but rather a quick fix diet designed for fast results and short term use- of which, it’s probably one of if not the best out there.
Obesity is, of course, one of the biggest health concerns facing 1st world countries today, and they growing trend could result in an astronomical number of deaths. In general, poor dietary choices and a sedentary lifestyle can be held responsible for this. While it’s only a quick fix diet, the GM diet aims to address part of this problem- the poor quality food stuffs- by encouraging a diet that’s only filled with fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables. It discourages the consumption of meat- although the more modern version of the diet does reintroduce some meat around day4- and strongly discourages the use of alcohol. In fact, to get the best results from the program you are strongly encouraged to start tapering alcohol use in the weeks before undertaking the diet program itself. It also places an important emphasis on the consumption of water for adequate hydration during the program, and urges participants to look after themselves with gentle exercise throughout the course of the program. Given its Indian roots, the fact that non-strenuous yoga sessions are the encouraged form of exercise should come as no surprise!
Tips for exercise on the GM diet
Remember that, while activity is a critical part of any long term weight loss program, it’s unwise to couple strenuous activity with any fast weight loss portion of the program, as excessive exercise is counter indicated for periods of severely limited calorie intake for the stress it will place on the body. Rather opt for a gentle exercise to support the body during the restriction period, and then step it up as you return to your healthier eating plan for the long-term.
Will the GM diet work for me?
If you stick to the program without cheats or sneaking in wasted calories like alcohol, you will see a weight reduction on the GM plan. For some people, this can range as high as 7kg. Don’t feel bad if you don’t quite lose tha tmuch. The closer you Are to your goal weight, the harder weight loss is overall, and everyone’s metabolisims and bodies are different. Rather focus on the positive results you will achieve then dwell on the negative ‘might haves’
Overall, the GM diet offers a great detox kick starter to any diet program.