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GM Diet Review – Is The General Motors Diet Effective And Safe?

One of the most curious diets that I’ve had the chance to review, the General Motors diet (also known as the GM Diet plan) is a 7 day eating plan which is supposed to help you lose a massive amount of weight.

The diet is said to have been developed by General Motors in the 1980′s to be used by its workers and their families. Rumor has it that the diet was developed with a special grant from the US Department of Agriculture and the FDA and was tested by Johns Hopkins University.

However, it seems that the origin of the GM diet is based more on rumor than on fact as this NY times article showed. When asked about the diet, a spokesperson for GM replied that they had no idea where it came from. However, the name is likely to stick for a long time. After all, it has been this way for over 20 years.

How does the General Motors diet plan Work?

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The 7 day GM diet works in the following way:

Rule #1 – You have to abstain from alcohol.

Rule #2 – You need to drink 10-15 glasses of water each and every day.

Rule #3 – You can supplement your 7 day diet with this GM soup: 28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavoring as desired. This soup can be eaten as often as you like whenever you like.

Rule #4 – You can have these drinks along with your diet:

  • Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).
  • Club Soda.
  • Plain Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitutes are allowed as are sugar or sweeteners.
  • Black Tea. Again, without sugar.
  • The fruit juices of day 7. No fruit juices before day 7.

Here is your 7 day eating plan:

girl contemplating a cake or an apple Day One All fruits except bananas. You can have as many fruits as you like. The most recommended ones are melon and cantaloupe. This day prepares your body for the rest of the days.

Day Two Vegetable day. You can eat as many raw or cooked vegetables as you like. It is best to avoid dressing entirely or stick to lemon juice. For breakfast, you need to eat a large baked potato which may be flavored with one pat of butter.

Day Three Any fruit and veggies that you like except bananas.

Day Four Bananas and milk day. You can eat as many as 8 bananas and have up to 3 tall glasses of milk. You may also have the GM soup. By this day, your sugar cravings should be dramatically reduced.

Day Five is all about beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef in the form of steak or burger. You must eat 6 whole tomatoes and drink one more quart of water. The water will help you purify your body from within

Day Six Eat as much beef and vegetables as you like. According to the diet, by day 6 you should have lost a considerable amount of weight.

Day Seven On this day you can eat brown rice and vegetables, and drink juice fruits.

You may do the diet as many times as you like, but I recommend taking 3-7 days break between each cycle.

General Motors Diet Plan Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • This is a free diet plan.
  • The food is cheap and affordable
  • Easy to understand and follow

Cons:

  • No exercise included
  • Severely restricts your nutrition and may not give you all the nutrients your body needs to function.
  • Has no support system whatsoever
  • The origin of the diet is unclear as is the reasons why it’s supposed to work
  • Unlikely to produce long term weight loss
  • May cause metabolic slowdown

To learn more about healthy eating for weight loss check out this video about the 4 Foods You Must NEVER Eat

GM Diet For Vegetarians

I get a lot of questions from vegetarians who want to do the General Motors diet and wonder about the modifications that they need to make to the diet.

You only eat meat on days 5 and 6 while on this diet. These are the only two days which require changing. The modification is simple: switch the beef for brown rice. You can have 1 – 2 cups of rice each day. Otherwise, the menu remains the same.

Questions And Answers About The General Motors Diet

1. How often can I repeat the diet?

There isn’t a limit on the number of cycles that you can do. However, I do recommend that you take 2 weeks off between each cycle. This is a bare minimum. A month would be better.

2. Do I only lose water weight?

As with any new weight loss plan you lose a lot of water weight. The GM Diet is not a long term program. It is more useful as a method to kick-start a long term weight loss.

3. How do I maintain my weight loss or continue to lose weight?

You can continue to lose weight in a more gradual way by incorporating better eating habits and regular exercise into your routine. Check out my guide on how to lose 10 pounds in a month for a good system to follow.

4. Is this a diet for pregnant women/diabetics/(name your condition)?

The answer is simple: I don’t know. You need to consult with your doctor about this.

Is the GM Diet Safe and Recommended?

The General Motors diet may look good on paper but it’s not recommended. This is a diet plan which restricts your food choices dramatically and may cause nutritional deficiencies and metabolic slowdown.

Note: The GM Diet is a variation of the Cabbage Soup Diet

While you may lose a few pounds during your week on the GM diet, this is likely to be mostly water weight. You will probably gain it all back quickly once you go back to eating your regular food.

It’s not a lifestyle change eating plan and so it’s unlikely to be a long term solution. For a better and more sustainable diet plan I recommend the Diet Solution Program. You can read more about this diet here: Diet Solution Program. I believe that this a better way to lose weight and to keep it off for years to come than what the GM diet offers.

You can also join the Facebook page for this diet which I set up at http://www.facebook.com/GMDiet.

Here’s a video which shows you more about the diet:

There are over 500 comments below from people who’ve read this page. I’d love to read your experience with the diet. Add to the discussion.

Date published: December 6, 2009. Last modified: November 12, 2012


Comments

  1. Can you drink unsweetened almond milk instead of whole or skim milk? I noticed there were a lot of milk questions but not sure if they were answered. Thanks

  2. Hi,
    Today is my 2nd day. I just couldnt down the veggies so i kinda semi-boiled them and stir fry em in very less oil, with salt and pepper..is that all right? There’ was no way I could eat em just like that…

    help!!

    • Krishna says:

      I started this diet on last monday. today is my third day lets see the final results in three more days

  3. Hi,
    I am 25 Year Old 165” I am 9 kg over wait …. I have tried this diet earlier as well but I couldn’t fresh my self till day 5 I had bad constipation due the same I quit my diet, pls suggest how can I continue this diet without suffering from constipation.

    pls reply as I have started my GM diet again from today.

    • Hi when I have felt this happening I drink Badia Tea which is Natural Herbs and it’s a Natural Slimming Tea and that has done the trick. But I normally don’t have that problem. After doing day 4 and eating the banana’s, milk and cabbage soup, I don’t seem to have a constipation problem.

  4. Jessica says:

    Hello! I was wondering if there is anything you can replace the tomatoes with? I hate them and it is not going to be a good day. I am now on day two and I am already down 6 pounds!! Is this normal? I am 5’6″ and am now down to 145 lbs

  5. Hi
    Its been three days since i started the GM diet. The first day was a cakewalk as i love watermelons and other fruits and i was happy at the end of the day not hungry at all. I checked my weight the very next day and i had successfully lost 1 kilo. Coming to the toughest part the second day. It was pretty bad for me as i don’t like raw veggies. Gimme any amout of fruits i can have it but veggies is a big turn off. The only thing i ate throughout the day was cabbage and bell peppers with very little salt and pepper, by the end of this day i was tired and exhasted. I was just waiting for the next day where i can go back to eating fruits. The third day i got up and checked my weight and to my disbelief i had lost 2.5 kilos in total. I was pretty happy and thought i will take it alittle slow from here and ownt be very harsh on myself. third day till now looks good :) hoping for the best.

  6. Everyone,
    I am 5’0″ and 120 lbs. I am starting dance and boxing very soon and need to cut about 10-15lbs. I know some people will think that I’m already at a low enough weight but I am wondering if anyone is close to the same height/weight as me and has tried this diet. Did you complete it? How much weight did you lose? Thank you in advance!

  7. Going to start the GM diet in about a week and I had few questions…
    1. Can I continue to take my daily vitamins? (omega 3, lysine, glucosamine, multi-vitamin)
    2. Can I drink my protein shake daily with my workouts?
    Any advice would be helpful… Thank you!

  8. My daughter and I went on this diet. We followed it to a T and NEVER cheated!I lost 9 lbs, my daughter lost 9 lbs, and my other daughter lost 8 lbs. It did work for us! And we felt so much better after that week! Good luck!

  9. try eating alot of prunes with the fruit on day 1, worked wonders for me as im sure you could imagine, but got alot of weight to loose tho so im desperate, 7-days 19 pounds. yep lots of prunes on allowes fruit days, no pain no gain…..

  10. Ok, so we all get that the diet works for the first week, albeit half of the weight you’re losing is water.(Calculated out, it’s 100% impossible to entirely be fat). I’m not trying to pee in anyone’s Cheerios, but there is no such thing as a “cleanse”, your body regulates everything the same, whether you put maple bacon ice cream in it, or roasted cauliflower. You don’t have unwanted “toxins” in your body, that is unless you’re in liver or renal failure. Ok, now we are all educated ;-)

    What I want to hear is everyone’s testimonies as to what happened on day 8 and beyond, what food diet you resumed after GM, and whether or not you gained it all back, and if so how fast?

    Those answers should be the sole reasons anyone should even consider this diet to kickstart healthytown. Obviously, if you went back to eating like crap you’re going to gain it back. I don’t want to hear those stories.

    An interesting outcome would be to hear results from the GM, and then doing something like Weight Watchers…. What do you feel like when resuming a regular but sensible diet? Hunger more/less controlled? Is your portion desire screwed up because of bingeing on oodles of calorie-less veggies?

    Just thinking out loud :-)

    • I’m sure it’s evident that if you go back to eating like “crap” you will gain that weight back plus more. I would only use this diet to kick start my diet but after the seven days, I would continue to watch what I eat. It is also said that you can do the diet again if you please

  11. I can only speak for myself, but after a VERY strict week, following the diet, EXACTLY, including regular exercise, I can tell you that I MAY have lost a 1/2 of a pound, IF THAT!!! I was curious to try it, but always thought that unlimited fruit and fruit on four of the seven days would mean a considerable amount of sugar, even if from natural sources. Excess sugar MUST be stored as fat and would logically counter the positive impact of the vegetable load. Milk is also loaded with sugar on day four. My belief is that those who claim a great weight loss are benefiting from eating, simply, better than they typically do, even with all this fruit. If they’re typically overdoing the sugar and carbs from other even worse sources and to an extraordinary degree, this would, nevertheless, in comparison, be a huge improvement. Furthermore, drinking a LOT of water, no matter what diet one might be on, has to be beneficial, but that’s not unique to this diet. For anyone who normally eats relatively healthfully, and just needed to lose a little bit, I can’t see this making a big difference and it didn’t for me or for someone else, with whom, I also followed the diet.

  12. Saralyn says:

    Hi,
    I plan on starting this diet, it looks amazing especially from the reviews! i hate tomatoes, but have seemed to find a good alternative for those. are there any alternatives to potatoes? i absolutely HATE potatoes (i know… i’m strange…) and will gag and puke if i eat one.. which is probably the complete opposite of what i’m supposed to do on this diet. any suggestions?

  13. Courtpr06 says:

    This diet didnt work for me at all. I followed it pretty much to a T, with the exception of adding some oil to cook the vegetables and I lost nothing. I was livid at the end of the week. Would not recommend this diet.

  14. I have started GM diet and on day 2. I am vegetarian and eat eggs too.. can I replace beef with eggs/omelette? Also cardio exercies of 30 mins in morning will help or I need to do more??
    i have 2 months to attend a occasion so can i do this diet for 6 weeks giving a gap of 3 days in between each??

  15. i am planning to start this …but after weight loss, i am sure the weight comes back after stopping the diet…so do we have to keep on doing this every time…and how often

  16. Jessica says:

    Can you have hummus with the veggies on day 2?

  17. Can I drink milk on 1st day and 2nd day?

  18. Victoria says:

    Hi Jonathan,
    Reading loads of reviews here I am really motivated!! After a lot of research, I understand one can lose between 5kg to 11kg in a week on the General Motors Detox Diet. I am on Day 5 of a 2nd attempt. I have followed it strictly and have NOT cheated once! Yesterday Day 4, I had only lost 10lbs/3kg exactly. First time I tried it a couple of weeks ago, I lost 4 kg with minimal exercise.
    This time my routine was Day 1- I fast walked for 30 minutes, Day 2 – I walked for 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening, Day 3 – fast walked and jogged for 20 minutes, Day 4 – skipped 1000 times in 30 minutes (taking a minute break at every 100 skip interval)
    I am also taking Fat Metaboliser, Acai Berry, KLB5 Capsule, Sea Kelp from Holland and Barretts.

    I am Female, 5”10, 34 years old, weigh 86.6kg (yesterday). According to BMI chart I should be 65kg, (However last time I lost weight, I looked gaunt at 75kg and people kept asking if I was ill!? How do I avoid looking gaunt / haggard? I’m proud of my results, but would like to reach my target weight of 75kg at least. HELP!!!!!!!! How do I increase my chances of losing 11kg? How can I get the maximum results? Any suggestions please? Kindly reply
    Thanks
    Victoria

  19. I thought that we could have the wonder soup at any time in any quanity throughout the diet? Today I am on DAY 3 but yesterday while I was on DAY 2, I ate the wonder soup several times. Is it true you’re supposed to wait until DAY 4?! Should I start over? I’m 3 pounds lighter than when I started….

  20. I started the gm diet yesterday and did a lot of research on it before and during. I just wanted to leave a comment here so if any one has a question like I did. I am a nursing mother and found conflicting answers whether this was safe or not. I came to the conclusion that it was safe, but if I found my baby was suffering, that would be my only reason for stopping. I found the first day very do-able. I didn’t suffer any headaches or pain, like my husband did, but I did use the bathroom A LOT. At bed time, my baby was un-consolable. I felt bad, and knew I had to stop. A friend of mine, who also is breastfeeding, tried the diet last week and came up with the same conclusions. I know all babies are different, but this was my experience, and of course, it’s up to you whether you want to try it if you’re nursing. (I did lose 1.5 lbs in that one day, though!)

    • Christina says:

      Gabi,
      I nursed both my kids and found that cabbage is a BIG trouble maker. It causes a lot of gas and gas build up for the little ones. The gas gets trapped and causes pain. Other gas producing foods are green peppers and broccoli. Good foods to get your mother’s milk back to a good PH are Almonds, Oat Meal, Eggs and Lean Proteins. You are doing such a wonderful thing by nursing your baby. I nursed mine for the 1st year of life (+) and they were so healthy. We never experienced an ear infection or flu. Be good to yourself with rest, sunshine and light exercise such as walking. Save this type of dieting for later. And congratulations on becoming a MOM. Blessings to you & your little one.

  21. Please advise whether i can start going to GYM while doing GM diet?

  22. I stayed on the diet, drank the water and ate only what was on the menu for that day. I started at 155 lbs. and finished y 145 lbs. yay!!!!

    • Hey,
      I am also at 155 and looking to lose about 20 lbs. (not all at the same time obviously). I want to start this diet just for a week. Do you think it is worth it?
      AF

  23. Hi admin,

    This is John, 24 yrs old and 150Lbs. i want to start the diet program. But i have a quick question. In the diet program i have to do so exercises or not. If i have to do then what type of exercises i have to follow and how much time i have to spend on the exercises. And can i take GREEN TEA in that DIET program

  24. I just had a quick question about day 5. On Day 5 is it just beef and tomatoes or can I add brown rice as well that just seems like a lot of beef to eat without anything else?

  25. Hi Jonathan,

    Today is my Day 6 and I have followed the diet strictly and as per the rules.
    However, I have just lost 0.8 kgs…
    It is quiet disheartening after all the efforts put in.
    Any suggestions on improvising for my next attempt?

    • lourdes says:

      Hi I’m on day 3 I just lost 5 pounds :) super happy maybe you could try walking around exercise a little bit more more watermelon and lots of water

  26. Danielle says:

    Hi Johnathan!
    I’m planning on trying this diet to jumpstart my will power so that I can continue to maintain healthy weight loss. I’m a big tea drinker and I’m wondering if you have any comments on expanding my tea drinking from just the black tea as suggested. I drink a lot of Pu-Erh and Green tea. I know that a lot of loose leaf teas are healthy and some even promote weight loss. Have you heard any results from someone who has drank a variety of teas? It would certainly help maintain the amount of water required to drink every day.

  27. Hello! I just started day 1 and am off to a good start! I heard about the GM from a co-worker. I’ve already lost 47lbs alone and am hoping this diet can push me to lose the last 53 of the 100 I wanted to loose overall. I love all the foods that I am allowed to eat so I am very hopeful! Thx for all your reviews, they are making this much easier!

  28. Its my day 1 :D Read all the reviews here! Feeling quite motivated ^_^. I hope to see loss in my weight on my 7th day :D

    by the way I am Enjoying my fruits :D :D :D

  29. BluenoseBlonde says:

    Day 3 of GM. Lost 5 lbs. already – body feels good. Puffiness in eyes has gone and stomach is flatter already. I feel great. Drink all the water….it’s hard but really works.. the toilet is your friend. Had added a herbal supplement tea (Smooth Move) as a dietary aid and it helps cleanse. Wouldn’t do it too often though…
    My girlfriend is doing it as well and lost 11 lbs. in one week… I can see the difference. Important to eat healthy after – everything in moderation. Everyone knows when they are eating right… and of course, exercise is always good, regardless of dieting or not. The body needs to move…

  30. I succusfully completed one week program and and I lost 5.2 kg this week itself. Thanks for this GM DIET .

  31. Hi, I am on my 5 day of this diet and I already Lost about 4 kg, had tried many diets before but it never worked for me and seemed like my scale was stuck at a certain place, but I am very happy to see that I really lost weight after following the GM Diet, I followed it strictly but on day 5 I used LAMB SOUP instead Of BEEF, hope it is ok.

  32. Starting Day 4 today (Bananas and Milk day) I was 223 when I started.. Stepped on the scale this morning at 211 lbs! Hopefully keep it up… This diet certainly works, short term at least, though I wouldn’t expect dramatic weight loss during beef and tomato day…

  33. Hello,
    I have been strict with this diet and I am on day 4. I am just wondering when will I start to see that I am losing weight. So far there seems to be nothing. I work out everyday as well.

    Thank you for your quick response.

  34. I am on on day 2.. Having lot of craving for food…

  35. For raw or cooked vegetable can I use frozen vegatables

  36. I love the GM Diet. I did this a year ago for 2 weeks Lost 11 lbs. which jump started my weight loss. I also exercised. i then continued to watch what I ate (healthy) and exercised on eliptical everyday except 1 day. 20 – 30 min. I lost 37 lbs. I had foot surgery in Nov. which kinda screwed me up. Gained a few lbs. Going to do GM diet again to lose the last lbs. I think this diet is good to jump start a diet or to lose those last few lbs. Good luck to you all.

  37. Question. I didn’t realize until reading down through the comments that corn is a grain and not a vegetable. I’m on day 2 and just about 30 minutes before reading the comments here ate some corn (it’s the first thing I’ve had since the potato), do you think that will cause many problems? Should I continue or wait a day or two then restart?

    My wife and daughter started this one day ahead of me so they are on day 3 today, glad I at least found this in time to warn them before dinner today to stay away from corn (although they had none yesterday anyhow). Guess I’ll keep up with it and just stick to the green veggies tomorrow.

    1 other thing which I’ve seen asked here numerous times but I’ve actually noticed you give conflicting answers/opinions on is the beef. I have no problem eating the beef but my wife has been eating healthy for 2-3 years now and doesn’t eat beef. She’s wondering if she should substitute fish/chicken for the protein or if the iron from the beef is essential enough that she should force herself to eat the beef?

    • Hi. Jonathan….I am also on third day and had corn on second day…Can some one please reply? Can we have corn on veggie day or not?

      • Corn isn’t a veggie, but I would just go on with the program.

        • I am confused on the kind of meat that I can eat. I am starting this diet on Sunday, and want to make sure that I follow it correctly. Can I make a roast beef with tomatoes in a crock pot? Is roast beef acceptable? Please let me know. Thanks.

  38. How to consume 6 whole tomatoes….
    I was fine with little soup and one raw tomato… could not eat further…along with 10 oz goat meat…

    I gained a pound when I checked my weight next day morning :( wonder why?

    • Bummer! After all of that hard work! Did you end up losing any weight by the end of the week? I heard that it is very important to eat all six tomatoes. I don’t know the exact reason why though. My family has seen great results with this diet so I am trying it again. The tomatoes is the hardest part for me too! I am interested to know if anyone has any ideas for making eating the tomatoes easier. I was thinking I will make a tomato, onion, and cucumber salad.

  39. Hi there, I’m on day two and I had a splash of soy sauce with my vegetables, is that okay?

    • I think the GM Diet is a very easy diet to follow. I wasn’t hungry. I am finishing day seven and did not change any of the foods at all. It says to take a 3 to 7 day break before starting again. So far it’s great. Any diet long term is not good for you, but think of the alternative.

    • Kierre Stowes says:

      I would not. The point is to rid your body of excess salt and soy sauce is loaded with sodium.

  40. can i have freshly squeezed orange with grapes on day one? orange whole is too sour…

  41. Bharat Kumar says:

    Hi Guys.
    I did GM diet last week and would like to share my experience. First of All, It works. It really works. The more dedicated you are, the more you lose pounds. I followed strictly for 5 days. I had slight deviations on day 6 & 7 by having beer and chicken (NFL effect- day 6) and lentils on Day 7 .. Its not that day 6 & 7 are tough but i got tempted. And regarding the diet, if you are done with the first three days, you are almost done. First day will be the most tougher one because your body need to adjust to the new diet and you will be bored eating fruits all the day. The more water you have, more you feel comfortable. Drink as much water as you can. I did not do any exercise on an impression that I might become much weaker. But maybe if I would have done exercise too, I would have lost some more pounds.

    Here it is.. The result part….I lost 9.6 pounds….Thanks to GM diet for the startup and hope I maintain it.

  42. Hey Jon,
    I’ve been watching my food intake and exercising regularly for the last 2 weeks, in an attempt to lose weight (I’m 5 feet tall and about 121 lbs, so i really need to lose about 10 or 15 lbs). The changes I see are very slow and I was recommended the so-called “GM diet” by my mother. The main issue I had with it is that I don’t eat beef and have never cooked beef. I would like to replace the beef in the diet with chicken, but I haven’t cooked much of that either. Is adding it to the soup ok? Or is there any other recommended way of cooking the chicken that’s healthy? I plan to stick to my exercise routine during the diet. Thanks in advance.

    • If you’re eating chicken, you may want to eat more than is recommended in the diet. The point of the beef is to build up your iron and give you some protein. Chicken has 1/2 to 2/3 less iron than lean beef. If eating that much chicken won’t work, consider an iron supplement to take those days as well.

    • The last time I did the diet I used chicken instead of beef. Works out perfectly fine

    • Meusa,
      I am the same height and weight as you. Did you complete the diet? How much weight were you able to lose? I’m starting dance and boxing soon and need to lose 10-15 lbs and get in better shape and am wondering if this diet works for people that are already at what many people would consider to be a low weight.

      Thanks so much!
      Heather

  43. Bharat Kumar says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    This is Bhara again!!. I am currently on my third day. Its going good. Can I have avocado fruit when you mean fruits & vegetables. Awaiting your reply. Thanks in advance.

  44. Bharat Kumar says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    Me and my friend have started doing the diet today and tomorrow is our Vegetables day. Can you please let us know whether we can have Lentil Soup as part of lunch tomorrow. Any information provided is greatly appreciated.

    Please help this poor lads by providing the information. Awaiting your reply.

  45. Alesya Nadtochayev says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    Me and a friend from work have started the diet today, tomorrow we have the Vegetable day, when we make a salad for lunch, can we put salt in the salad?

    Thank you,

    • Hi,

      Yes, you can. However, use as little as possible.

      Good luck.

      • Pooja Sethi says:

        Hi i am on 4th day of diet and had lost 1kg. I am a veg can u plz suggest what shud i hav on gth day

      • Is there anything I could possible replace the tomato with, I absolutely cannot eat them.

        • I too have the tomato problem. Apparently, the reason for the tomato is for better absorption of iron, for lycopene, and for vitamin C. I’m substituting with 3 oranges and 3 limes(or 3 servings of asparagus…I haven’t decided yet). Another good substitute is grapefruit, but I don’t like those much either.

  46. What a horrible diet. Really, really healthy – NOT. How about eat sensibly and EXERCISE.

    • Wow! What a helpful comment. Really, really useful – NOT. How about offering something positive.

      Peace.

  47. Hi Jonathen,
    i have several questions and i hope you can reply soon:
    Can i replace beef with fish or tuna?
    Can i skip the soup or at least take the cabbage away? i don’t like cabbage.
    Can i drink banana milk shake on day 4?
    Can i skip brown rice?

    Thanks

  48. Hello,
    I have the best experience with this diet, I tried it 7 months ago and I lost about 15 kg in 21 days, and I tried it 4 days ago, and I’m already on day 4 and I lost 5 kg !! This is one of the best diets that worked for me, but at the same time, my sister started the diet but only lose 1 kg, and my mum lost 2 kg, so it does not work as well for everyone.
    I would strongly recommend it !

  49. For the soup do you add thr water or is it just the mix?

  50. I am wondering what fruit juices are best for day 7. I find fruit juices to be LOADED with sugar and some are not great for you. I was wondering if there was a particular brand for this cleanse?

    • Freshly squeezed juice with no added sugar is best.

      • Hi there, i am on GM Diet, today is my 7th day. I actually gained 1 pound than all those 6 days.

        My total weight loss is only 7 pounds. Am I doing something wrong here? Please reply, why am I losing less amount of weight than many others. Thanks :)

  51. Can I add salt, pepper or vinegar to my veggies? Can I eat the soup every day or just on day 3? I hate milk, is there a substitute for milk on day 3? Can I drink plain green tea without sugar? Can I eat a sweet potato instead of white potato?

  52. Hi, I  would like to share my experience of the GM diet. I started the diet on the 21st August 2012 and at that time weighed 92.7 Kg ( 14 stone 6 pounds) With completing the diet until now 2nd December 2012, along with a balanced diet in between seven day intervals I have been able to reduce  my weight  down to 71.2 kg ( 11 Stone 2 pounds). This diet has worked wonders and to be honest I feel so much better. There were weeks where I did the diet for 4 days but being impressed with the achievement that I gained, gave me the extra push to go on and do it again. I also incorporated junk food into the diet for e.g Mc Donald’s, Chinese, but kept it minimal. I’d eat it once every 2/3 weeks as a treat.

    I can recommend that while on the balanced diet after 7 days a good food to eat would be fruit and Fibre cereal as it helped keep the stomach heavy.

    This might sound crazy but I also watched Man Vs Food When I got the chance, this helped control the demons within. I would crave the foods and at the same time i’d tell myself that “No it’s not worth it” and I can seriously say it worked! 

    From experience  I can say that you have to be committed and balance it out, otherwise it’s not worth it. 

    If anyone would like me to answer any questions on my experience, do not hesitate to contact me  at ar929@live.mdx.ac.uk

    Raj

    • Great story Raj, I am a mother of 2 and since my son was born last year, I’ve gained tremendous amount of weight.
      But now that I’ve found out about this GM Diet from my sister in-law (god bless her). I’ve done my 4 days and am on my 5th day today, I’ve weighed myself early in the morning and was amazed with the results.

      I am now 5 pounds less than my usual weight and am very impressed with the results. I will be continuing this diet for at least a 1 and half month and see where I will be at. I want to lose about 60 pounds.

      So I have a long way to go. It’s a great diet and you need will power, loads of it. My husband helped me a lot when I wanted to quit on day 2. But now I am okay, I know I will continue the diet further, with no problem at all. :)

  53. Hi Jonathan, I have a question regarding Day 4. I am not a milk drinker, so is there anything I can substitute the milk with on the banana’s and milk day? I saw on another site that you could eat weight watchers yogurt instead, but I can’t find it in any stores. Help please, I start day 4 tomorrow! Thanks!

  54. Hello,
    Age: 23
    Height: 5’5
    Weight: 160lbs
    So, this is my kick start to a healthier lifestyle!
    I just started the GM Diet today! So far so good. I guess I have just one main question… I have been doing research on this diet, and have read mixed reviews on whether or not soup is allowed on ALL days or just after day 4. Someone please let me know if they withheld from having the soup until day 4 or ate it the entire course of your diet. OR ANY ADVICE, Thank you!

  55. Hi! I workout daily and am considering doing this diet to push myself along….can you workout during the 7 days?

  56. I don’t really care for vegetables- do you think it would be alright if I just replace all the vegetables with chocolate cake? Please let me know soon, I just baked a cake. Thanks!

  57. Is there anyway to substitute bananas for day 4 ? I absolutely hate bananas.

  58. Hai Jonathan

    You are de-promoting the diet. It’s a great diet..we all know that.

  59. I am on day 6 of the diet plan. Can I replace brown rice with white rice on day 7?

  60. Hi Admin,

    I followed GM diet 1 month back and the results are good for me. I just want to ask one question, do we have any hair fall because of this diet? Do let me know ASAP.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Bharath.

  61. Hii Sir !! Use of coconut water and hot lemon water with honey(Morning) is allowed or not in GM DIET ? (In all 7 Days)

  62. Hi Jonathan,
    It’s been 4 months since I delivered my baby. Over my pregnancy and postpartum I have gained about 20 lbs. Now that I have stopped breastfeeding, can I start with this diet?

    • I don’t see why you couldn’t if you aren’t breastfeeding. I did it 6 months after I had my baby with no problems.

  63. Can I take green tea 2 times a day while following GM diet?

  64. Jonathan: I am thinking about doing this diet, and would like to start ASAP. But I am wondering if you are actually losing fat, or if you are just losing water weight? And also, after completing the diet, what should you do to maintain your weight? Thanks. I’m very excited to possibly try this and see results.

    • Hi Alex,

      You will probable not lose a lot of fat on this diet. It can be good as a way to drop some weight quickly, but not as a long term solution. Check out near the bottom of the post the section on how to maintain weight loss. Good luck.

  65. Neha Jain says:

    Today is my 2nd Day of GM diet… and I am fine with the schedule……. but there is no sign of weight loss till now…. my only motivation is the feedback people have mentioned over here….
    I just want to confirm it will really bring a change in weight !!!!

    • Hi Neha,

      No one can guarantee weight loss for a specific person. You can only learn from how others have experienced the diet.

      • Hi jonathan..

        I have 2 questions
        1. Can we work out for 45 min during this diet?
        2. Can we have green tea with a spoon of hooney every day?

  66. Christopher says:

    I did the GM Diet twice last month. The first week I lost 10 lbs. Then I had a break for three days and gained back 5lbs. Did it again and lost about 5 lbs this time round. So net loss was about 5 lbs. And most importantly, I lost about three inches on the mid riff.
    After that have been back to living a ‘normal’ non-diet lifestyle…..and I think I’ve gained back everything I lost, including a couple of inches.
    So while the diet works, the fact is that its quite painful to go through with it. And then …..to maintain yourself after that or continue to lose weight ……..is even more painful and difficult.
    Right now am feeling down in the dumps….all my noble intentions of being slimmer are vanishing.
    Have purchased the Extreme Fat Loss Diet…..but still mustering up the courage to give it a go….especially with the fear that it will all be a wasted effort in the end!
    I need some motivation!!

    • Hi I hear you Christopher…. It’s hard… But the point is lose the weight and maintain it.
      By doing GM Diet you are getting a good start up. To keep loosing, do your regular diet, add regular excercise (doesn’t have to be rigourous) and control your cravings. Cut on sugar and fats.

      I did this a while ago for 3 months and I lost 20 pounds and it stayed for long. Forever portion control and balanced food is the key.

  67. Is it ok to have beans (red/black) and sprouts included in vegetables day. Say beans salad with lemon, salt and pepper dressing.

    • I read on another blog that you cannot have beans on vegetable days because while they are good for you, they are high in calories.

  68. Hi,

    I started my GM Diet yesterday.
    Day 1:8:30 am I had a small bowl of watermelon for breakfast
    11:00 a small apple
    1:00 pm mixed fruits
    4:00 pm i had 2 chaklis (as i could not resist)
    5:00 pm I had a bowl of MTR Instant Mixed Vegtable soup with 2 rusks.
    7:00 pm had half a bowl of fruits
    8:30 pm Had another bowl of the mixed vegetable soup.

    Please let me know if this is ok. Have I at least reached 80%-90% of what Im supposed to do for Day 1?

    Also today being day 2.
    8:30: I had a boiled potato mixed with cabbage with tamering with little oil
    10:30 I had a few baby carrots and cucumber.
    1:00 Lunch I have a salad of grated cucumber and carrot mixed with soaked split moong. ( I hope thats ok)
    4:00 Had a bowl of the soup
    6:00: fruits.
    Dinner same as lunch.

    Do let me know how effective this is.

  69. Hello,
    I’m thinking about starting this and wondering if canned fruit and vegetables are ok or if they have to be fresh. Would make life easier but need to confirm before I go to the story. Thank you in advance for your response :)

  70. Hey, just wondering if i do this, will I see any change in how big my body is or are you just losing weight when you go to toilet from drinking so much?
    Does this diet actually reduce fat on your body?
    thanks!

  71. Hello,
    I was wondering if Terra chips would be allowed on the veggie day(s). The only ingredients are the vegetables and roots that were baked in canola oil. These would be much easier to bring as a snack than a giant container of veggies since I have to carry it around all day. Let me know what you think! (here is the link to the ingredients http://www.terrachips.com/our-chips/terra-exotic-vegetable-chips/72822912347)

    Thanks!

    • I’m doing the cleanse again- please respond! Tomorrow is veggie day =)

    • Anything that is labelled ‘chips’ is usually drenched in oil. Canola oil is the worst oil too! Olive oil and real butter is better for later when you get off the program! No chips at all while on the diet.

  72. Hi,
    Can I use asparagus as a vegetable? I was using asparagus as a vegetable on 2nd and 3rd days…Please let me know…

  73. I am actually doing this now.. I’m on my 3rd day. but what I’m really curious about is… is there any visible change on you physical appearance? And I mean literally, do you lose the unwanted fats and look skinnier (even just a little bit). Frankly, I am targeting more on the physical change rather than the weight loss. :D I know this can not happen overnight but with the expected weight loss of 10-17 pounds…. I’m thinking this might help.. please comment.. correct me if I’m wrong.

  74. Hi.. I replaced Day 2 breakfast with sweet potato instead of plain potatoes..Is that fine?
    Please let mw know..Thanks!

  75. I am starting day 5 on this diet and have only lost 3 pounds. I am following the diet very closely and having no problem except a headache on day 1 and 2. I normally do eat fruit and veggies, is this why it is not as effective as advertised? I will stick it out to the end but afraid I will gain the weight back eating the beef. I am 5 feet tall and need to lose 10 pounds.

  76. Hi,

    A few of us at work did the diet and it worked, at the end of the 4th day I went and weighed myself and I was 11lbs lighter, that felt so great, on the 5th day I weighed my self and was 14lbs lighter, but I dont know what happened on the 6th and 7th day, but I gained 2lbs, so my total weight loss was 12lbs. The first 2 days was really hard with the headaches, one of the girls stopped because the headaches were so unbearable for her that she had to seek medical attention and was told to stop. But for me by the 3rd day the headaches were coming and going and by the 4th day it was gone. That was my only problem with the diet, otherwise it worked great. Would be starting again at the end of the month.

  77. I started the diet yesterday. The recipe that a friend had given me for soup said to add chicken broth as well as 1 sachet of lipton chicken noodle soup mix. Is that allright? When I looked at this diet online it does not say anything about chicken broth so am wondering if that will make a difference in the weight loss.

  78. Hey hi, I am 10 kgs overweight. We have our wedding reception on 4th of nov 2012. I just want to know, Can I lose 10 kgs in 3 diet cycles and maintain for a month? I have around 40 days in hand. And, if yes, what exercise regime should I follow?
    Thanks,
    Anuja

  79. Is this diet safe for the ones having epilepsy?

  80. So I finished the diet yesterday, but I didn’t prepare the soup. I just ate whatever was allowed for that day. I stuck to the diet 100% and as of today, I weigh 7 lbs less than I did a week ago! I feel great.
    I was nervous because 5 of the 7 days I stayed very active at work, being a tour guide for a group of tourists visiting, so I spent several hours a day walking. However I am happy to report that I felt great most of the time and had plenty of energy.
    I am now focusing my efforts on taking it very easy on my calorie intake so I don’t gorge and gain it all back in two days!! I must say I missed cheese. And sugar in my coffee. But overall, I feel pretty good with how it went and I will probably do it again in the future if I decide to lose a little more.

  81. I REALLY NEED YOUR OPINION!!! I have a work dinner on the beef and tomato day. (DAY 5) They are having the following: steak, chicken florentine, vegetable lasagna, buttered redskin potatoes, green beans with bacon and onion, ceasar salad, rolls and dessert. What of these should I stick with so I don’t completely ruin my diet? PLEASE PLEASE HELP! The dinner is tomorrow. Thank you so much!

  82. Hi, me again, just wandering if I can have dried fruits too, like dried apples??
    thanks :)

  83. Jonathon:

    My fiance and I have been doing the Atkins diet for a few weeks and have shed some pounds. Our wedding is in a couple weeks, and we were thinking about doing this diet for the final push to the wedding. My question is sounds like both diets force the loss of mainly water weight – so I should not expect the same results as I have already lost water weight with Atkins, correct? thoughts?

    Also – do you see any complications in going from the Atkins diet directly to this GM diet?

    Thank you,

    Jeff

    • Hi Jeff,

      First of all, congrats.

      Second, I do believe you’re right. It will mainly be water weight.

      Third, I don’t know of any complications.

  84. Hi, John, as I have no idea abt how to prepare the veggies, I ate lettuce and spinach with vinaigrette, mushrooms with olive oil, soy sauce, and added salt and Pepper. Is it okay?

  85. Christopher says:

    Here are my results ….7 days diet – lost 10 lbs. Two days “break”………gained 5 lbs!
    Restarting second cycle today!
    But it’s difficult managing the weight you lost…..coz of so much of craving at the end of day 7!

    Also purchased the extreme fat loss diet, but it seems too complicated, and then there are so many people who aren’t very satisfied with the results. This seems so much simpler. Am sticking to it for another week!

  86. Ineedchange says:

    Can I use knorr boullion cube on my gm wonder soup?
    Can I make a sauce using knorr cube for the baked potatoes?
    When can I start eating the soup? Can I start eating it from day 1?
    Thanks!

  87. Did a lot of you gain the weight back after the 7 days were
    over or did it stay off? Thanks

  88. Few questions:
    Are sugar substitutions allowed (Splenda.Equal)?
    Are sweet potatoes considered a vegetable or starch?

    Thank you so much for this diet!!! Lost almost 20 on WW and hit a plateau. Excited to see if this is my answer. God Bless!!

    • I wouldn’t use Splenda. It’s not part of the diet.

      Sweet potatoes are technically vegetables, but they do contain many qualities of starch.

  89. I am very eager to reduce weight, could you please confirm if it’s ok to go for this diet. I have been hearing that crash diets have their side effects and also that what you lose you get the double of that once you come back on the regular diet. Please advise on both the questions – side-effects and gaining double. :-(

    • This diet isn’t a lifetime diet. It has too little calories for that. I can’t say if or how much you’ll gain weight. It’s up to you to eat properly and workout regularly once you finish the diet to maintain your weight loss.

      • Thanks Jonathan! I don’t eat beef. Can I replace it with chicken (and veggies with paneer or any high protein), also please suggest how should the same be cooked. Also can I put some salt and pepper when I eat fruits or salads on the fruit and veg day (seems I have already started craving). How much do you think one can reduce in kilos post 7 days.

      • You didnt reply on my second question Jonathan :-( still waiting…

        My Mom is a vegatarian and we both have to start together thus the clarfifications are imp.

        • I have never eaten paneer so I don’t know. You can eat chicken if you like, though beef is what the diet specified and it’s best to be as close to it as possible.

          You can use a little salt and pepper.

          I can’t say how much you will lose. It changes from one person to the next.

  90. Joe Fischetti says:

    Hello again Jonathan-
    Another question- this is the 2nd time in a few days that I’ve woken up in the morning and my stomach feels like I did 200 sit-ups the day before. Actually, I’m on Day 6, have lost 6 lbs, and have done zero real exercise. What’s with the stomach pain? Thanks!!

  91. Hi,
    Wondering as there is not much posted regarding soup.
    Just want to clear some points.

    1. no. of tomatos not mentioned in above mentioned soup recipe.
    2. Why we use the lipton onion soup mix. can we make without it.
    3. Can replace celery with some other vegetable.

    Thanks !

  92. Hi Jonathan,
    I “stumbled” upon this diet. Thank you for all of your responses to the individual questions. It helped me figure out some things for myself. I am not concerned with the weight-loss part of this diet, I would like to know about the claims that it helps to detox the body. Is this true? It seems like it would be because of all the fruits and vegetables that are consumed.
    Thanks
    P.S. I’ll let you know how it goes I’m starting tomorrow.

    • I’m not sure. These claims are largely exaggerated and will be hard to measure, anyway. The main reason why you lose weight with the GM Diet plan is that it cuts your calories down.

  93. I start the GM diet tomorrow, I was wandering if I could mix lots of different fruits together and drink them like a smoothie? or do you have ot eat them one at a time?

  94. Christopher says:

    Day 7……….4.5 kgs……thats about 10 lbs………….am so thrilled! Hope I find some more gone tomorrow!

  95. What are the consequences of not completing day seven after completing all six days exactly as directed?

  96. Hey I would like to ask, I eat baby corn on the 2nd day which is vegetable day is it okay for that ?

  97. Hi!,
    My husband and I are doing the gms diet. After day 3, I lost 4 lbs and my husband lost 8. Now after day 4, my husband and I gained 2 lbs. Is this normal? We were both really disappointed. We have been following this diet to a T. Thanks!

    • Hi,

      Weight tends to fluctuate and it’s impossible to predict it on a day to day basis. To avoid getting crazy, I recommend weighing yourself at the end of the diet only.

  98. Hi I’m on day 4 of this diet, I’m on my banana day and today was the first time I havent felt tired and not hungry. The first 3 days esp the 1st day I felt as if I had no energy. Today was the first time I actually ran about 4 miles. I have a question about the diet. I don’t like brown rice can I substitute it for quinoa?

  99. Joe Fischetti says:

    I started the GM diet 2 days ago and have already lost 4 pounds….but it hasn’t been easy (as no diet is). I’ve followed the steps carefully so far and it’s been working. I have to say though I’ve been hungry much of the day. Drinking a lot of water has helped, but I’m still having lots of cravings. I’ve wanted to cave and eat junk food but haven’t. At this point I feel I can make it through the week and I’m excited to see how much weight I can lose.

  100. Hello. I’m going to start this diet soon and just wanted to know if any oil was allowed and if so how much per day? Thanks!

  101. Christopher says:

    Hi, am on the verge of completing day 4. So far have lost 4.4 lbs or 2 kgs to be precise. Am really looking forward to the next few days coz it says that now the real weight loss will happen!
    After reading this page I realise I made a couple of mistakes….have had lots of salt to help me eat the veggies and the fruits, AND I ate corn….thinking it’s a veggie!
    Nonetheless, everything else is as per the plan……including the no-alcohol part – which was the most difficult.
    Am eating chicken tomorrow, though I read somewhere that you could eat fish instead…is that true? (don’t get beef where I am). Would love to eat baked fish instead of chicken…..

  102. Hi..I’m going to start this diet soon…my question is that in GM soup the onion must be green onions or could be dried one as well…kindly guide me on this as spring onions are not available in my region, perhaps this is not da season for green onion….

  103. On Day 2 right now. Surprisingly, the vegetable day has been a little tougher than day 1 with the fruit. Looking forward to a mix of both tomorrow. I had tremendous amounts of energy last night which surprised me for the first day. It’s early evening, and I haven’t eaten dinner yet, and I’m slightly lethargic right now.

    I still need to make the soup to eat with the bananas on day 4. My scale had me 3.5 lbs lighter this morning than it did yesterday morning.

  104. Hi.

    I’m planning on beginning this diet tomorrow, however, I was wondering if I could substitute the milk for another drink, since I really can’t stand it. Would almond milk be ok?
    Thanks in advance!

  105. It is okay to use red wine vinegar on the vegetables right? Is it acceptable to add salt to the soup? Thanks.

  106. Hi

    I am starting the diet from tomorrow….my wedding in two months! the weight that is lost, does it sustain? plzzzzzzzz help!!

  107. Hi just curious on whether I can eat Corn on the cob for the vegtable day 2?

  108. Hello Jonathan,
    If we follow this once and we again go back to our normal eating habits we will still be able to maintain the same weight that we lost ?

    • I don’t know what you mean by normal eating habits. You need to eat healthy and workout regularly.

      • Hi…if we continue the gm diet for a month or 2 is it bad for health and do we lose weight constantly every week ..

        • I don’t recommend it. This is a very low calorie diet, so it’s best to do it once and then take some time off it.

  109. annie dcosta says:

    Hi,
    Planning to start the diet from September 1st i am not sure whether this results in an inch loss .. but I guess it would result in weight loss. ..does exercise help with this plan?

    • As this diet is very low in calories, you may find it hard to do intense exercises. However, light exercise may indeed help.

      • Hi John, I have lost 3 KGs in my 7 days program. I found it really nice. I wanted to ask as to how frequently I should repeat this plan for weight loss.. It was suggested somewhere to repeat it in a gap of a week or something like that. Does it have any side effect if I repeat it for say twice or thrice keeping gap of a week between each iteration? Will it affect me anywhere in long terms?

        • I would take at least two weeks off between cycles. As with any very low calorie diets, following it for too long can cause your metabolism to slow down and make long term weight loss harder to sustain.

  110. I’m on day 6 and have not lost any weight. In fact I gained 3 lbs. :(
    Should I continue on diet? Am I doing something wrong? :(
    I know it says on day 6 you will notice a considerable difference in the way you look.
    Why have I followed perfectly and not lost?

  111. Hi,
    I weigh 120 lbs. According to to my BMI I’m just fine, but I still need to shed a few. Can I shed with this diet? I also exercise daily.

  112. Hi, I’m on end of day 2 and doing pretty good. Could you please tell me if the soup can be eaten on day one or only on day 5? It seems to make a lot for just day 5. Please reply for it smells heavenly:)

  113. Can i have 5 almonds everyday in the morning while i m on GM diet?

  114. I’m planing to start this diet in less than a week from now. And then go back to my 1200 calorie diet for a week then possibly coming back to the GM diet…. Would that be okay to do, or going back to the other diet just make me add on ? I walk every day for 30+ min to help keep everything in order. Hopefully this works wonders for me :) All I’m looking for is to lose 10-15 kg :) However I am on warfarin, and it possibly may effect my levels, and there been rumors that it does cause weight gain and/or difficult to lose weight. Which is why my current diet is not working :) Either way, is it okay to go back and forward between different diets from week to week?

  115. Hi,

    I started the GM diet from today…feeling miserable already :-(
    Just wanted to know if I can continue taking my vitamin supplments while am on the diet. I take 1000mU vitamin E & ‘One A Day’ multivitamin for women.

    tnx!

  116. zia ur rehman says:

    Hi, I wanted to share something about my experience here, I have done this plan one month ago and successfully done it with 3 KG off my weight, but I want to know why my waist is not getting effected by this plan, my height is 5.11 and weight is 90 before this plan, I want to go back on my previous waist size at 34 as one year back.. please help me to get more effect on my waist .

  117. Hello!

    Thanks so much for posting info about this diet. For people who want to stay somewhat physically active (perhaps 30-40 minutes a day of moderate activity) and really want to avoid the headaches, do you have any add-on’s to the plan or any other advice?

    Thanks!
    Bee

  118. Hi, I’ve started the diets I’m on day 1.. Is their a specific eating time during the day or is is when I feel hungry ??

  119. Hi, I’m starting this diet on Monday and I’m curious if I can take metabolism boosters fat burning tablets while on this diet? And also if I can do this diet for a complete month as I aim to lose 3/4 stones?

    • Hey Raj,

      I don’t know what you plan on taking so I can’t comment on that.

      The diet is for 7 days and it would be best to take a few weeks off before you do it again.

  120. My daughter, her friend and I just finished the GM Diet yesterday. When we first started, we thought it was going to be hard. My daughter and friend HATE tomatoes and don’t care for milk. I don’t eat beef, and don’t drink milk either. We substituted milk with almond milk and I ate turkey/chicken instead of beef. My daughter & friend made a salsa with the tomatoes, adding cilantro, garlic, & lil bit of jalapeno pepper. No salt. They used extra lean hamberger meat. They cooked the meat on the stove and poured the salsa in. Brought it to a boil, stir, cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes. THEY LOVED IT!! They couldn’t even taste the 6 tomatoes. They said they were going to make that more often. They went swimming the 2nd day for about 2 hrs, and on the 6th day maybe 4 hrs. For me, the diet wasn’t hard at all as I had already decided to eat healthier and as I mentioned before, I substituted the meat/milk. I enjoy fruits and vegetables. I never starved, as you can eat almost unlimited food for the day. I didn’t have to eat extra amount though, because I found it weird that I was never hungry. I made the soup on day 3, and I just couldn’t eat it. Although I always eat vegi’s, I don’t know why, but it grossed me out. The girls on the other hand had a big bowl and loved it. This is the only day we had soup. We all did drink plenty of water each day. Long story short, my daughter lost 10 lbs, her friend lost 12 lbs, and I lost 6 lbs. Even though I didn’t lose so much, we were all very happy and decided we WILL do this again. We’re thinking once a month as we have a few more pounds we’d like to lose. It was especially helpful doing this diet with someone, as we encouraged each other. My daughter wanted to quit on day one and now she’s glad we didn’t let her. As for how we felt throughout thediet, the first few days 1-3, my daug./friend felt tired and headache, but I only felt tired. Potatoe did help me feel a little better. By day 4 the headaches/tiredness went away. But like I told them, this has to be a life changing choice. We must continue to eat healthy, watch our portions and not be snacking throughout the day. We need to learn self-control and say “NO” I don’t need to eat that. To all who are wondering whether or not to do this diet, I say why not. What do you have to lose ? —lbs!!!!!! If you have some health ills, check with your doctor.

    • How long did it take for you to lose that much weight?

    • Stephanie says:

      Thank you for the idea with the tomatoes, I hate them and was literally dry heaving at the idea of eating them, we will see how it goes

    • Did you gain any of you gain the weight back after the 7 day trial? What diet plan did you follow once the GM Diet was completed?

    • Hi, I was wondering what you had for veggies days. I dont actually like raw veggies, so I add some vinaigrette, salt and pepper. Also, i cooked mushrooms with olive oil and soy sauce. I have no idea hw to prepare veggies on veggies days. Do you think it’s okay?

  121. I have read reviews and this seems very interesting and I want to get started. I’m 31 yrs old and weigh 233. I want to get down to 215 or as close to it by Sept 2 for my flag football league. Is this diet ok being that I am active in practices and the league. Your thoughts please

    • Hi Nate,

      Because this is a very low calorie diet you may feel tired, if you’re very active. Try it and see how you feel.

  122. Hey, I’m going to start this diet from today.. I hope for the best result..! Thank you for the diet plan.

  123. Hello John,
    I was wondering whether I can have canned tuna on day five and six?
    Also, I’m I allowed to have salt? Or should I limit it? Eliminate it?
    Thank you!

    • You need to follow the diet as it is given. A little salt should be alright.

      • well I found another version of the diet, it is apparently for vegetations ..
        It says I can have brown rice on day 5 and 6. Except on day 5 I can only have one cup of rice and on day 6 you can have whatever amount. do you recommend me following that version? since I’m not a big fan of beef.
        Thanks again!

  124. Yhonique Sharpe says:

    Hi again, Jonathon. I’m pumped about this diet. Only been hearing positive things. I started today and I’m excited. Could you give me your opinion on how to cook the beef. (That’s if I don’t go get a burger instead) is it also ok to do half hour of light workout? And can I continue to take my multivitamin pills or do I need to stop for the week? Thank you.

    • I’m not much of a cook, so I won’t give advice on that. Yes, you can do light workouts and take vitamins.

      • Yhonique Sharpe says:

        Thank you jonathon. You helped a whole lot. Seems I have lost a pound so far. Was expecting more. But it was just day one so I won’t complain. On my day 2 now. Baking my potato as we speak. I will let you know how it goes. :)

        • For my day 5, I made a pot roast with the beef and tomatoes and it was fabulous. Ingredients I threw in a crockpot: beef, can of plum tomatoes with juice it comes in, one beef buillon cube, water, little bit of red pasta sauce, and seasonings ( bay leaves, salt and pepper, chili powder and pepper flakes, garlic powder). It was sooooo hearty.

  125. Hi, Jonathan,
    Started the diet today, just wondering if I could substitute the beef with chicken. I am currently doing the LA Weight loss program, which I am losing a pound to 2 pounds a week, but I need a quick fix for a party I am going to. Once I complete this diet, and hopefully lose a good amount of weight, I will return to doing the LA diet. So my other question to you is, should it be easy to maintain that rapid weight loss from that week?
    Thanks, Maria

  126. Yhonique Sharpe says:

    I’m starting the diet in a couple of days. I have very high hopes. I weigh about 140 lbs and I’m 5’2” and I work out from time to time. will I be able to lose at least 10 lbs? For day 5, As it relates to the beef. Can I eat a burger king burger. Without the mayo and cheese. Or should I just eat the beef inside? I noticed that day 5 said lean beef and day 6 didn’t. Does it matter what kind of beef I eat on day 6? Thanks in advance.

  127. KimberlyP says:

    So, I started this diet today, but I’m confused. Can I only drink the soup on day 4, or whenever I want?

  128. Johnathan,
    I’m aiming to complete a week within these guidelines, as it’s the fist pseudo cleanse I can actually see myself sticking to.
    I’m 5’5″, 135lbs, not trying to lose much, just aiming to jump start a more thoroughly healthy eating regiment (and look banging for an upcoming wedding i’ll be attending.) ;)
    just curious;
    1. If cinnamon would be allowed?? I understand it has decent metabolic qualities, and would definitely enjoy my fruit even more if i jazzed it up.

    and 2. I have found your commentary and replies alone very helpful, could you aim me towards an easy place to find QUICK FIX meals that stay in healthy guidelines for the long run?
    thanks for your time, it’s been quite informative.

  129. Hi,

    I am starting the diet plan from today. My target is 3 and 1/2 inch loss. For that I have decided to indulge myself in some cardio also.

    Had papaya /pear/Plum by now and am planning for soup in evening.
    Joining the blog. Just to keep my self motivation…
    I wish would be able to complete it with desired result… will post the updates… All the best to others too

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Tanvi, good luck. Let me know how it goes.

    • Trying this diet, but I can’t stand the soup!!! Is the soup essential to the diet or is it okay to go without it?

      • You can do without, though most people do eat it.

        • Hey Jonathan, I’m starting today and I’ve done really well with honey dew, nectarines, some sun-riped fruits, and I’m going to have melon for dinner. I am also concerned about this soup. Will I still lose 10 pounds even if I don’t have this soup? And can I eat chicen instead of beef?

          • Jonathan says:

            Hi,

            I can’t say for sure how much you will lose with or without the soup. The soup isn’t mandatory and I know other people go with chicken too so I guess that’s fine. Good luck.

  130. Dulce Primavera says:

    Hi Jonathan,
    This is my first time posting and I’m glad that while googling I found your site.
    First of all I DON’T BELIEVE IN DIETS OR STRITCT DIETS, but I will give a try to this one because my Physician highly recommended (she did it herself and so other patients.) I will tell you what my Dr. told me “you will do this diet, BUT you have to change your bad habits and life style”, which I’ve been doing so (anyway) for the last four weeks or so… I’ve been walking one hour (non-stop) 6-7 days a week, I’ve been watching what I eat (at least try). Definately I’m concious that I need to change my lifestyle, regardless what diet I do and that’s exactly what I’m doing. In the past I’ve done crazy, stupid diets (that’s why with time, I stop believing in them because is not the diet – IS ME). I see critics on this diet that you gain the lbs/kgs back… Of course! you will gain them back if you go back to your bad habits. Diets are NO miracle, they just help you create a pattern and give you an idea. The person does the rest, the hard part by sticking to a new life style. The GM diet might not say anything about exercise, but common sense the person MUST do some kind of physical activity to help youself better, burn FAT (not only water) and boost your metabolism. I also take my vitamins supplements.
    I will start my diet either this saturday or sunday… that way I can eat all the beef I want on the family barbeque (love steaks). The only thing I might not do is the soup – is it a must? (please answer).
    One more thing, someone commented that this diet is similar to the cabbage soup… NO WAY JOSE!
    I did the cabbage soup in the 90′s and it was disgusting! This is nothing compared to that crazy diet (cabbage soup)…
    So, wish me good luck and I will let you know about the results :)

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi,
      The soup is in addition to the regular menu, so it’s not a must in the strict sense, but I have never heard of anyone going totally without it.

      I like your attitude, by the way. I’d love for you to join the WorldofDiets Facebook page. We need more people like you in out community.

      • Dulce Primavera says:

        Thank you for your time to read my post :)
        Definately I will follow you on FB!

        Dulce Primavera

        p.s. I will give you an update of my advancement!

  131. Stacy M says:

    It says one of the cons is “no exercise included”…does that mean you shouldn’t exercise for the time you’re on this diet or just that there’s no plan provided…Thanks :-)

  132. I have started GM diet today.
    1. I am more or less allergic to fruits… can I have just soup at first day and continue?
    2. Is there anything subtitute for banana for day 4?

  133. will this cleanse my colon so that my waist size will be reduced…can i have chicken instead of beef…

  134. Hi Jonathan,

    The diet mentions 1 cup of rice.- Is that 1 cup of cooked rice?

  135. hi am an epileptic is GM Diet plan safe for me.its my day one today.

  136. Is a corn considered a fruit or a vegetable? and for the 7th day, if I dont take the brown rice, is it okay?

    • Jonathan says:

      Corn is neither. It is a grain. I don’t eat it very often. As for the brown rice, it is part of the diet. Why would you avoid it?

  137. Satinderpal says:

    Hello,
    I just want a quick and easy answer to the question that I am going to ask you right now.
    Is this thing really connected to General Motors?

  138. Hey,

    It’s my day 2 !! I lost about 2 lbs! I tried the “wonder soup” and honestly, I can’t eat it….:-( do we have to eat the soup in order to lose the weight fast?? Or can I just stick to the plan without the soup? please answer? Thanks

    • Jonathan says:

      As far as I know, some people don’t eat the soup, but most find that it helps to keep them full. Good luck.

  139. Few questions before I start this diet.
    For Day 4: I’m not able to have milk or bananas. Any suggestions?
    For Day 5: Would just steak without the tomato work? Not a fan of tomatoes..

    Thanks!

  140. I hate bananas and milk! What is an alternative?

  141. Hi Jonathan,
    I have a question: on say 5 it has recommended to take beaf or chicken – how do we cook those – can we use oil and onion on those? Please reply to me – I am really confused

  142. Hey can we add salt to our diet???

  143. Sanjana says:

    Hello Jonathan,
    I really wanna know if we can add salt to vegetables and fruits during the diet. Will it affect the diet?
    Please reply soon.

    Thankyou. =)

  144. Cristina says:

    What kind of milk do i have to take, low fat/ skimmed or the fresh milk? also, its okay to add vinaigrette on the vegetables? thanks

    • Jonathan says:

      I think that low fat milk is your best bet. As for sauces for the veggies, I would use just a little.

  145. Cristina says:

    Hi Jon, can I replace all vegetables with fruits instead?

  146. Kimberly says:

    Can I subsitute the fruit juice in day 7 to actual fruit?

  147. Hi, I just started the gm diet, does it really work ?? I am on day 2 now :) please answer soon ;)

  148. Samantha says:

    If you lose all water weight, does that mean you’re not losing any fat?

    • Jonathan says:

      It means that what you see on the scale doesn’t tell the whole story. You don’t lose all fat.

      • JONATHAN says:

        Hi Jonathan,

        I am considering, here on the 4th day, banana day, going out to get a small steak with my friend, as I had already make plans last week. It will be at night on the 4th day. One day before we are allowed to have meat. Will that really affect this too much?

        Thank you,
        Jon

        • Jonathan says:

          Hi Jon,

          It’s not according to plan, but it seems close enough. I guess it won’t make a big difference, but it can.

  149. I did this diet a few months ago and it was tough but I lost 8-9lbs just in the first 5 days. I stopped after day 5. I just started it again and it is way easier this time, i think because i know what to expect. I followed the plan exactly, I did not eat the soup, have coffee, beer, etc. Banana day is for sure the easiest, which sounds crazy. You aren’t even really that hungry and it doesn’t really cross your mind. When you get to day 5, beef and tomatoes, you feel like the beef is the best think you’ve ever tasted. IT may not be super healthy, but honestly it made me feel grade. I didn’t do it for weight loss purposes I wanted a cleanse and it really works.

  150. Hi Jonathan.,

    Hope you are doing good !!
    I didn’t get the reply earlier so again asking the same questions
    Few quick questions :-
    1) Can we replace Milk (Soy) instead of Water during dinner time?
    2) Can we have green/mint tea (without milk & sugar) during our GM Diet ?
    3) Can we add salt / pepper in our fruit or veg salads ??

    Thanks & awaiting for your reply…..

    An

    • Jonathan says:

      1. No. They’re not similar.

      2. Yes. I think there would be no problem.

      3. Yes, but don’t overdo it.

      • Many thanks Jon for your prompt reply !!

        It’s an incredible good way to lose weight as I have already lost 3 kgs before completing a week !!

        There is no harm to follow GM Diet once in every month :)

        Have a nice day ahead :) )

  151. Hi Admin , Iam an indian so which Kind of chicken or beef should i go for , as its mandotory here to put some oil and make curry with it , if possible can i go for KFC chicken , or Brown rice or Chicken curry in small amount . Iam on my day 3 and its almost over , a fast reply will be of great help to me.

  152. Hi jonathan,
    I’m going to start this diet from tomorrow… I’d love to know how much weight I would lose if I strictly stick to this diet… what will be the minimum amount of weight loss… Thanku in advance…

  153. Sailu Neelam says:

    Today is my second day of GM Diet. My metabolic rate drastically reduced.
    Large boiled potato in the morning left a very bad taste in my stomach. I don’t recommend to have it early in the morning. Planning to have tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and cabbage for the rest of the day. Will post you my experience in the next few days.

  154. itsmetucker says:

    When are you supposed to eat the soup? As a meal or a supplement to the meal? I’m not really understanding the soup part.

  155. I’m on day 2 of the diet but i wanted to know if: 1. can I have a protien shake instead of the beef? 2. Can I drink coconut water?

  156. Can I chew gum on this diet???

  157. Cherish Cook says:

    I hate milk, can I substitute with Soy milk instead?

    • Cherish Cook says:

      I’m on day 3 and have lost eight pounds so far. Today will be the first day I’m going to have the cabbage, but I still need to know can I replace milk with Soy milk!?!

      • Jonathan says:

        Hi Cherish (love your name),

        Milk and soy milk are not really similar, but you can try it and see how it works. Keep us posted.

  158. Hi, I’m going to start this diet, it’s my first day today….though I got answers to all the questions I had….but still I’ll keep updating about my regime…..hoping for a good result…..

  159. Keledae says:

    Ok, so I am not the first person to ask, but this question has NEVER been answered and I am getting very frustrated, as I have been checking sites for several hours.

    I do not eat tomatoes. If I eat the tomatoes I will spend the rest of the week throwing up. So is it ok to just skip the tomatoes? Is there something other than tomatoes that I could eat? PLEASE do not ignore this post like all the others. I have seen so many good things with this diet and people are making other substitutions, so there has to be something….please.

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi,

      I’m not sure if there is a substitute for it. I would just eat other vegetables on that day in a similar amount. However, I can’t say how this will affect your results.

  160. Hi,
    I completed 7 days of GM diet, I noticed 2.5 kgs reduction on 4th day. But could not see reduction during 5th 6th and 7th day.

  161. Hello,

    I am on day 5 and have not lost even a pound and strictly followed this diet. Any suggestions?

    Thank you,

    Leyla

  162. Is the GM Motors diet diet is effective to reduce 5 kgs in a week? Once I tried but I reduced only 2 kgs. But with in 3-4 days I gained weight again. But I did not have any fat or high calorie food even then I put on weight. Please give me the right solution .I need to reduces 10 kgs in 15 days.

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi,

      No one can know for sure how much you will lose. It depends on too many things. There’s a chance, but I can’t be sure.

      This diet is not really good for the long term. You need to change your lifestyle for that.

  163. Hello,
    I have tried detox diets in the past with varying results. My question is about the black coffee. Other detox plans I have tried strictly forbid caffeine which is the primary reason I have been unable to stick to them. I am an avid coffee drinker (generally about a pot over the course of the day) and always drink it black so that part is not an issue. I have looked at several different web versions of the diet and they seem to have conflicting stances about whether or not coffee is allowed. In your opinion would caffeine decrease effectiveness? Should I at least cut back during the diet?
    Thank you!

    • Katie,
      Whether you are on this diet or another, you should for sure cut back on that amount of coffee. Are you drinking coffee for the energy or for taste or just out of habit? If you aren’t doing it for the energy, use decaf but even with decaf you still should not be drinking that much. If it is for the energy, which is my problem try Arbonne Energy Fizz Tabs, the pomegranate is really good, they work great and are vegan and caffeine free.

  164. Hi. I Did this diet and was pleased with losing a stone. However 3 days after, I gained 3 lb. I’ve started again and on day 4. Lost two of the extra gained, but no more. Last time at this stage I was half stone light????

  165. Hi
    Can I continue GM diet for as many weeks as I want so that I reach to my desired weight? I mean continuously….

    • Jonathan says:

      I wouldn’t. I recommend taking at least two weeks off between each cycle. This is a low calorie diet, so it’s best not to use it for too long at a time.

  166. Hi Jonathan,
    Can I have brown rice instead of beef? Because I am a vegetarian.

  167. lillian says:

    Hi,
    Started 3 days ago and it was going perfectly until today, I cheated, ate things I had no business eating. My question now is – do I start the gm diet afresh from day 1 or do I just carry on with the diet as if nothing happened?

  168. BritishFarg says:

    Dear Jonathan,

    Thank you for a wonderful diet, why have you called it a general motors diet. I do not drive, am I still allowed to do this diet? I have a few more questions. In Britain we don’t get ‘club soda,’ could I replace this with Irn Bru or Pimms? Also, I’m not overly fond of beef, dear chap, so would it be okay to swap this out for rabbit?

    Thank you for your time. I am currently 190kg (350lbs) and very much need to lose weight to fit into a size 14 dress I have my eyes on. They’re smaller than my waist at the moment, for once. Cheers again.

  169. Yes, I have a question. I am on herbalife shakes for one month. Would love to try this diet but do I need to stop drinking these shakes?

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Jackie,

      I don’t know what goes into these shakes, but I think that the answer is no. Sorry.

  170. Wonderful discussion. I am planning on starting this diet. I have a couple of questions:
    1) I have been running like 4-5 kms everyday after my work 5 days a week. Can I still do some physical exercises during the diet program?

    2) Its been 5 years since I am skipping my lunch. Not because I wanted to lose weight. Just a bad habit I developed during my job. I just have a normal breakfast, then during my job have nothing except herbal tea 2-3 times. Then in the night I eat a bit much because I am working whole night at home, so I feel like munching. Some times, I eat fruits and sometimes I have my night meal twice or even thrice. My question is can I have the food as per diet plan in my same schedule or do I need to change my eating intervals and quantity?

    3) I am avoiding alcohol. I used to smoke a lot. To quit smoking I started using alternatives for quit smoking like chewing gums easily available in market. Do I need to avoid that as well?

    4) I don’t eat beef. Can I have chicken instead? Or may be goat meat?

    Overall, my life style is totally not healthy whether in terms of nutrition or fitness. I really need to do this. I would appreciate your fast reply. Best Regards!

    • Jonathan says:

      1. Just see how you feel. If you feel weak, stop running.
      2. It’s better to eat more often, but I don’t think it will make a big difference.
      3. If something is helping you to quit smoking stick to it.
      4. I think chicken or goat meat will be fine.

      • Thank you for your advice. Regarding your first point “Just see how you feel. If you feel weak, stop running”. I used to be an athlete and I have started doing cardio six months ago. At this point of time I have gained a lot stamina. My weight is around 104 kgs and I am running 4-5 kms some times 8 kms 5 days a week. Do you believe it?

        Anyways, I would hardly feel weak. The only thing I am afraid about is Food. If I will eat less and workout more, I would feel very hungry specially at nights. What can I eat if I feel starving after my workout?

        • Jonathan says:

          Hey Amit,

          I’m a runner myself, so I know what you mean.

          What I was talking about is that because this diet is very low in calories, you may feel a bit weak if you train a lot.

          The soup is always an option. However, there’s no denying that you don’t eat a lot while on this program.

          • Thank you Jonathan, I have bookmarked your website, I will post my reviews on this diet plan after 7 days. Wish me luck :-)

          • Jonathan says:

            Hi Amit,

            I wish you the best of luck. If you have any friends who are interested in fitness, nutrition or weight loss, send them over.

            Looking forward to reading your results.

            By the way, did you grab the free fat loss report I’m offering?

  171. Hi,
    Can I use white rice instead of brown rice?

  172. Frank D says:

    Can you eat the GM soup at any time during the diet even on days you are eating just fruit?

  173. Hi,

    I just started day 1 today. I am wondering if I can season beef shank on day 5?

    • Jonathan says:

      I’m sure a little seasoning won’t be a problem. Don’t overdo it. What are you going to use?

      • I think I would use a little bit of lemon pepper seasoning! Should I boil, or roast or stir fry with 1 teaspoon of oil? Thanks!

  174. Hi All,

    I have started my GM diet since yesterday for the very first time.
    I don’t really know how it works but on my second day I’m feeling much active and fresh as compared to any other normal day. And to keep me going, the motivation is -2 kgs of weight loss in just a day (day-1-fruits). I’m sure its only water weight but doesn’t matter till the time my scale’s moving….lol

    I’m hoping to see good results by the end of the 7th day…

  175. I am starting the GM diet tomorrow. Please guide me if I can have sprouts and Curds any day.

  176. What can be used in place of the Lipton soup mix? It contains MSG, which triggers my migraines. Can I use low sodium beef broth in its place?

  177. fatdiva says:

    I’m 138 pounds and 5 ft 4 in. Does this really work or is it just bs?

  178. princez erfe says:

    I am from The Philippines. I am planning to start my GM Diet as soon as possible. I heard about this diet from my sister-in-law and her office mates, this is really effective according to them …. one of her office mates, lost 6 kilos in two weeks …. so why not try it? … it’s just that I need a replacement for tomato =)

    Hope this diet will help me. God bless.

    cez

  179. cece moses says:

    I heard about the master cleanse lemonade diet not too long ago. My question is between the GM diet and the Master cleanse diet which is better and safer. If I follow the GM diet how much weight am I going to lose? I really need to lose this weight fast fast fast!!! Kindly advise me on what to do.

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi,

      I don’t know why you believe that the Master Cleanse is safer than the General Motors diet. I’m not sure this is true.

      I can’t say how much you will lose. It changes from one person to the next.

  180. Mohamed says:

    Can i intake chicken or mutton instead of beef on 5th & 6th day?

    • Jonathan says:

      It’s best to stick as closely to the diet as possible, but these seem like decent alternatives.

  181. I am on 7th day of the GM diet, starting from 12 pm today I am having headache especially the back part of head near neck. Kindly advise
    Thanks

  182. Is sweet corn ok for the veggie days?

  183. Stanley says:

    Is working out at the gym recomended while following the diet???

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Stanley,

      Some people may find that due to the low calorie content of the menu, it’s hard to find enough energy to do intense workouts. If you do workout, make sure to keep yourself hydrated.

  184. Hi, I’m going to start the GM diet tomorrow. ;-) Wish me luck guys! I hope
    I can make it until the 7th day. It’s so hard to resist food. :( Any advice on how to overcome the temptations? I’m 200lbs and 5’5″.

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi,

      Good luck.

      I recommend going over your kitchen and just get rid of any temptations. Do your shopping for the week and don’t buy anything you don’t need for the diet. Out of sight, out of mind.

  185. Just want to know whether following this diet leads to more of muscle loss or fat loss.

    • Jonathan says:

      As this is a diet for just 7 days, you won’t lost much muscle. However, this is a low calorie diet without any fitness routine, so it’s not designed to sustain muscle mass.

  186. bhargavi says:

    Today I completed this diet plan finally!!! I lost 9lbs…. :)
    Now please tell me how to maintain this weight. Now I don’t want to gain weight again…

  187. Hi Jonathan,

    I have couple of questions about this diet:

    a) Can one have black/green tea (without sugar) every day just like water? If yes, for black tea can one add a splash of skim milk?
    b) I am a vegetarian – so for Day 5 and 6, what can I replace the beef with?
    c) On Day 7 it is recommended that one has fruit juice – does it mean it is ok to have store packed juices that also have sugar (like tropicana etc.?)

    Thanks in advance for your time, and answers!

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Maggie,

      1. You can have tea every day. I think a splash of milk should be fine as well.
      2. You can eat tofu or lentils. Some also eat brown rice instead of the beef.
      3. The fruit juice should be without any added sugar.

      • Thank you so much for your prompt answers, Jonathan – it is very helpful!

        On Day 5, 6 and 7, as I replace beef with lentils/tofu/brown rice – how do I determine their quantity?

        Thanks again!

  188. srilakshmi says:

    Hi,

    I started GM diet yesterday, yesterday I had fruits and did well, but I am feeling very weak and have a headache since yesterday…even today the headache persisted. No hunger pains, only weakness and headache are my main concerns. Is this common?

    Srilakshmi

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi,

      You may be cutting your calories too low (always a danger with such a restrictive diet) or not drinking enough water. If you’re not feeling well, you should stop immediately.

      • srilakshmi says:

        Thanks jonathan,

        I am having a very very bad headache…I thought I will be set by today, but still headache is there and some weakness….I will see for a while and stop doing it.

        Srilakshmi

  189. sireesha says:

    Hi

    I Have an hypothyroid problem and I started GM diet today is that ok to start? I read somewhere that anyone can start except pregnant ladies, nursing mothers and diabetic patients is that correct? Please help me.

    Thanks,
    Sireesha

  190. shilpa g says:

    Hi, Jonathan My name is Shilpa and I am almost 110kgs. Tomorrow I will be commencing my GM diet plan. Hope to see best results..

    Just wanted to know since I have to lose a lot of weight, I will continue the diet giving a week gap. In mean time do I need to take any vitamin or calcium tablets to avoid nutrient deficiency …

    Kindly Suggest …Regards shilpa

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Shilpa,

      I recommend taking more than a week between each cycle. As for supplements, I believe that if you take a longer period between cycles that you can get everything you need from good food.

      If you have any deficiencies that you know of, than supplementation may be in order.

  191. Hi, I am 29 years old 95 kilos and height is 5.11 inches. I want to reduce my weight and planning for the GM diet. My query is that can I have vegetables and beef cooked with salt and some other stuffs and only skim milk should be used?

  192. priyanka says:

    Hi,
    I am on the 3rd of my program. Just got to know that the manager is throwing us a party. I have to attend it. Can’t avoid eating also. But I really wanna compensate for this eating so that the program results are not impacted. Please suggest a solution.

    • Jonathan says:

      If the party is in the near future, you can choose to start the diet the day after. Other than following the program, there is no way to use it.

  193. Hey Jonathan!

    I want to know that if there are any chances of regaining all the weight you lose during the diet.
    Thank You,
    Waiting for a reply,
    Nalin

  194. Hi Jonathan,

    I just have one question, the soup, is it only for day 4, or can it be eaten everyday?
    Thanks :)
    Nadia

  195. I am thinking about doing this detox – however I don’t eat bananas or drink milk. Are there any substations that I would be able to do instead?

  196. Jonanthan, If you don’t eat healthy the day before you start the diet will it affect how you lose weight?

  197. Hi I am on day 7 and have lost nearly 7 pounds.

    Now I would like to go into maintenance mode and was wondering if there is any particular lifestyle diet that you recommend? Which is a little structured like the gm diet and tells you what to eat during the week instead of just giving you generic ideas about oh these foods are good and these foods are bad..

  198. Jeanie says:

    Jonathan, does the weight just start coming off rapidly? Also can I eat strawberries on day one?

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Jeanie,

      For each person it is different. As for strawberries, they are not a fruit, technically, but I believe that for the diet, they can count as such.

      • Why aren’t strawberries a fruit?

        • Jonathan says:

          It has to do with which part of the plant the fleshy part, the one we eat comes from. It doesn’t come from the ovaries of the plant, so it is what is known as a “false fruit”. However, I am not sure that such fine distinctions are relevant to the GM Diet plan.

          • I was curious because I am a health teacher and have always said that strawberries were one of the only fruit with seeds on the outside. I wanted to make sure I was not misleading them.

          • Jonathan says:

            Hi Amy,
            It’s what’s known as an aggregate accessory fruit. In my book, it’s a fruit. It’s defined a bit differently, that’s all.

  199. Jeanie says:

    Jonathan, what should I eat the day before I start the diet?

  200. Jeanie says:

    Jonathan, can I eat junk food the day before I start the gm diet?

  201. Caitlin says:

    how much should be lost at day 5?

  202. Caitlin says:

    how long should you prepare for the gm diet?

  203. I am planning to start GM diet plan from tomorrow. I have hypothyroid problem. Is it ok to do this diet plan?

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Bindu,

      You should talk with a doctor about that. I don’t know.

    • sireesha says:

      Hi Bindu,

      I do have hypothyroid problem, did you get answer to your question. But still I started today and doing ok….I had my medicine this morning.

      Thanks,
      Sireesha

  204. This diet worked just fine for me and i lost so far 5 kilos although tomorrow is my last day! but, question is; day five you will be already stuffed with beef taste that you cannot have it the next day! Can i replace it with something else? Anything?

  205. Nick Simon says:

    I put weight on after day five and I ate 16 oz. of lean beef and all six tomatoes. I drank over a gallon of water. What could be the reason and should I still eat the beef on day six?

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Nick,

      I don’t recommend weighing yourself every day. Stick to the plan for the entire 7 days and see what happens.

  206. Elisabeth says:

    I am really confused by all the questions. The diet is very well layed out and specific. If the diet doesn’t seem to be something you are able to do or stick to, you should find one that fits you better.
    One thing I don’t understand is why some are saying you shouldn’t exercise while on the diet? You should exercise at least 4-5 times a week, why would that not still apply while on this diet? Thanks.

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Elisabeth,

      Due to the fact that this is a very low calorie diet plan, it may be too tiring to workout while doing it. This is, however, a personal decision.

  207. Jessica says:

    I HATE tomatoes..is there anything else I can use besides them? Thanks.

  208. Hi!
    I am starting gm diet plan tomorrow.

  209. diane gutierrez says:

    Tomorrow is my 1st day of gm diet. I’m 65kg 29 years old. Hope I can do this until the 7th day……by the way what is the lipton part of the soup?.

    • diane gutierrez says:

      And I cant find the lipton onion soup, so I replace it with asparagus cream soup, is it ok?

      • Jonathan says:

        Hi Diane,

        Is this a high calorie, high fat soup? Cream often is.

        • diane gutierrez says:

          I don’t know yet. By the way, is there any alternate for the lipton onion soup mix? And good news as of half day 2nd day I lost 2 kg already so happy wot wot.. Tomorrow is my 2nd day.

  210. hi Jonathan..
    I’m all set to start this diet plan. Just one question… will all the weight I lose bounce back the 8th or 9th day? I read somewhere You mentioned the same.

    • Hi Shalini,

      The weight may come back, but it won’t come back on the 8th or 9th day. You need to look at this diet as the first step, not the last. You have to eat healthy and to workout regularly after you finish with the diet to keep the weight off.

  211. Hello, I am a vegetarian. Is it okay for me to eat Tofu instead of beef? And I can’t stand milk, is it okay for me to drink soy milk instead?
    Thank you.

  212. I am starting from today it’s my day 1. My weight is 96 Kgs 173 Cms Height. I am following it Strictly will keep you posted:). Best way to check if it works is to test it yourself. it’s just 7 days so lets see .. Today was Fruits, finding it difficult but will do it .. :)

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi,

      I hope you do well. Let us know what your experienced are.

      • Strange but true my weight today is 94.5 it,s my Day 2 today. Hearing people say it will bounce back .. but I think this is motivating me…I won,t let it bounce back :) will keep you all posted.

        • Ok here is my weight change till today:
          27th I started : 96.10 kgs day-1
          28th: 94.50 Kgs day-2
          29th: 93.70 kgs day-3
          30th: 93.30 day-4
          1st: 92.20 day-5
          My views:
          1st and 2nd day were tough I guess I did not drink tea or coffee so maybe due to that I was having a slight headache and craving. After that it seems easy till today. I did not have MILK nor any replacement but had banana. I did not have rice today as I was just not able to find brown rice around 2-3 shops I searched and eating plain rice was not sure I could. I thought of having curd rice or Idli instead of plain rice but choose not to as I was not sure if it would effect the plan.
          My stomach is gone in.
          The biggest advantage of this diet for me was.. I want to lose weight now it helps to give you that feeling that you need to think of your body..:) I have another plan ( veg plan which I plan to do after this with some changes in my diet).
          Wish you all luck and good health.

    • Hi I started my plan yesterday…..I weighed 203.4lbs…to keep motivated I weighed myself this morning and was 199.6lbs…..so I’m quiet excited……lets see how 7 days go…will keep u posted and so do u…works like a support….today is my day 2 all veggies…..

  213. Aruljothi says:

    Gm diet is also known as cabbage soup diet. Read Confessions of a Shopaholic book.

  214. Can I do it without having the soup… cabbages are disgusting.

  215. I am allergic to Bananas.. Is there any other fruit that I can take instead of bananas?

  216. I am on Day 4 of this diet and have followed it slavishly, no cheating. From Day 4 I also added a 30 min morning walk. I have lost 4.2 kgs and hope to finish off at about 5kgs.
    It’s an easy diet as you have to do it for only 7 days and I’m sorry but I think people asking questions and options (unless medical) have already lost the battle.
    I am 173 cms tall and started at 73kgs. I hope to eventually maintain a sub 70 weight.
    Thanks for a great detox and weight loss.

  217. Vg Laxmi says:

    Hi all,
    I have tried this diet many times….It surely helps you lose 4-5 kgs of weight.
    After my son’s delivery , I am again on it….It’s only my 3rd day, and I have lost already 2.9 kgs….
    My suggestion is to reduce the salt added to the veggies….On my 2nd day I boiled the veggies, sprinkled a little salt and spices on it and ate it…
    Also I went walking for 15-20 mts…
    During my previous times, I had done exercises in gym and my weight loss was phenomenal….This diet surely works…Please go on….

    • Hi Vg Laxmi,

      What kind of workouts did you do the last time, didn’t you feel very tired while doing so? Why aren’t you exercising like that this time around?

  218. Hi, can I eat salad on day 2 & 6 & 7? What days can I eat the veg soup?
    Thanks Janine, please can you get back to me!!!

  219. angela biniak says:

    Can I take vitamin d, fish oil, magnesium, b complex and multi vitamin during this diet?

  220. I am hoping to lose around 30 pounds. I’m really overweight, hope this diet works.

  221. hi, can uplease tell me how to make the gm soup? thanks janine

  222. Hi, can I drink tea with milk if I only have 1? Skimmed milk because I only drink skimmed? & also can I eat kiwa on day 1 or 3? thanks janine

  223. Hi, do I start the first day again if I eat a take away??

  224. Can you please tell me if I’ve done the diet correctly so far?
    Day 1: Fruits only. No wonder soup
    Day 2: Vegetables only. No wonder soup.
    Day 3: Fruits & veggies. No wonder soup.
    Day 4: Bananas, milk, and wonder soup.

    I’m on day 4 today and really hope I didn’t restrict myself from the wonder soup if I didn’t have to! Also, is salt or any sauces okay to cook in? I’ve used a small amount of salt for my veggies, but since tomorrow is day 5 I’d like to know all the ways I’m able to cook the beef.
    Thank you!

  225. I hate tomatoes. Is there anything I can replace the tomatoes with?

    • Is there an answer to this question?

    • kshitiz says:

      Do you hate it more then the weight you have? Choose any one thing weight or tomatoes :) don’t think about it just boil it put some black pepper on it and eat it.. mix it with brown rice as its a part of day 5 diet.

  226. Is it ok to take vitamins while on this diet?

  227. Hi all,

    I’m starting this diet next week but was wondering if there was any substitute for the tomatoes? Also, for the cooked veggies, can we cook them in oil?

    Please reply, thank you.

  228. RADHIKA says:

    I’m in the middle of day 4, and planning for day 5.
    >firstly, I need to know if I can successfully replace beef with red kidney beans.
    >secondly, I’m not taking any soup…. just fruits when I’m hungry. Is that ok??
    >third, I ate only cauliflower with boiled tomatoes for vegetables, with lots of spices. Was that ok??
    thanks.

  229. Can beef be substituted by chicken?
    I’m not a beef fan!

  230. Hi! I have read about the gm diet chart. i will try this to reduce my weight . But I have acidity problem. So what to do for that? Please advise

  231. Two questions

    1. Is it wise to add MiO liquid to your water for this diet?

    2. I’m looking to take a chewable multi-vitamin because I plan on doing a little walking and/or very low intense elliptical for no more the 30 min. Do you think that the vitamin is ok?

  232. Can we do GM diet during the menstrual cycle? I started my second week of GM diet within a gap of 5 days, is that okay?

    • Jonathan says:

      I don’t think that the menstrual cycle should pose any difficulty. Check with your doctor to make sure. I recommend a bigger gap between cycles. 2 weeks at the very least.

  233. Hey….I’m going to start with this diet….one question if I can’t use salt and could I use chat masala because the food will get too monotonous for me for 7 days without salt, spices and oil…..hoping for a reply….:-)

  234. Hi,

    Is it okay if I don’t supplement my diet with the soup?

    • Jonathan says:

      I don’t think it’s a problem. However, the soup should help you make the diet less restrictive.

      • Hey guys
        I was wondering whether there was a replacement for tomato and beef…’cause I’m not fond of tomato..nor can I eat beef and yeah in the cabbage soup what can be replaced in place of celery …please look into the matter and give me a reply
        thank you
        trace

  235. which would you drink on the banana and milk day…whole milk or 2%

  236. Hi All
    I am on day 4 and lost 1.75 kgs .This diet works but not excellant.

  237. Hi,

    Can you please tell me for how long should I continue GM diet? Is it just for a week… or can this be continued?

    • The actual diet lasts for a week. It can be repeated, but I advise taking 2 weeks off between each cycle.

    • I’ve been doing this diet for a long time, and have lost more than 10 kgs. But like any other weight loss plan, the moment you are unaware and start eating normally, I am again piling on….so it’s good for a start but not as a long term measure, because I think I’ve reached a plateau, and now even with the diet, I’m putting on weight…..really confused

  238. Please guide me, with what can banana be replaced by for day 4?

  239. I do not eat beef. What should I substitute beef with?

    Thanks.
    Sangita

    • I’m pretty sure you can sub it with chicken. Any kind of lean meat, but I would recommend taking an iron pill with it if you don’t eat the beef because the beef is what contains more iron than other meats.

    • I am doing this diet currently but mine is called the “Victor Chang super fat burning diet” It is exactly the same although it states that you can either have beef or chicken.

  240. Hi,

    I am a 21 year old female, 5’7”, 152 pounds at the start of the diet. I am on day 4. The first three days are a bit difficult because you can’t really do much but eat raw or steamed veggies and fruits, but the soup really helps if you eat a small bowl of it with each normal meal hour. I look slimmer already( I decided not to weigh in until day 7, so I don’t know how much I’ve lost), and although I have felt a little less energetic, I still feel focused and able to get daily tasks done. I found on another website that you should do 20 minutes of exercise with the GM diet (10 min in morning and 10 at night), but that you should limit it to brisk walking, breathing exercises, yoga, but stay away from heavy strength training or too much cardio. I find this diet a very nice way to detoxify your body and it is easy to manage. I reccomend it.

  241. I am lactose intolerant- and I usually drink soy milk as substitute. About the day 4 meal plan- bananas and milk only… Since I’m lactose intolerant can I substitute it with soy milk?

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Karen,
      You don’t have much choice. You can try the soy milk, although I’m not a big fan of it, or you can drink more water. However, there’s no telling how it will work.

  242. hey, I just wanted to know if I need to get the Lipton Onion Soup Mix. On one site, it said to use it and on others it didn’t have it listed.

    Please respond.
    Thanks.

  243. Hi

    I am on the 6th day diet.

    Can i eat rava upma instead of rice today?

    Please help me.

  244. Hello, just want to know what kind of fruit juice is allowed? Do I need to buy sugar free? or Tropicana is fine? Thank you.

  245. I am now on day 5 of the diet. I am struggling with tomatoes but I’ll get through the day. Just wondering, I want to do the diet again but how many days should I take in between? I saw someone took 6 days off but honestly I don’t want to wait that long. I was thinking, take the weekend “off” but carefully monitor what I take in and start again on Monday.

  246. Stephanie says:

    today is banana today and having a tough time with it. could I air pop some popcorn to eat? It says limited quantities of soup today, how much is that?

  247. Hi i did this diet for like 2 months with a 3 days gap between each diet cycle and I lost 15 kgs. following this diet I ate a lot less and maintained my exercise routine. I didn’t gain much. However I noticed a side effect that is I lost a lot of hair from ya scalp so I never tried it again. It’s been 3 years now since the diet. I have gained back 6 kgs.

  248. I don’t like tomatoes either!! What should I do????

  249. May I eat the soup on any day I like?

  250. I want to start this diet tomorrow. But for day 5 what can I substitute a whole tomato for? I absolutely hate them! Please help. Thanks.

    Molly

    • Joanne Mitchell says:

      Molly,

      My name is Joanne. I started this diet on last Monday, can not wait until tomorrow when I weigh in to find out how much I lostl. I know that I have lost some, how much I don’t know. I feel so much lighter, I never had a headache. I would like to ask some who say that this diet is so bad, #1 why is it that I feel so good? #2. Why is it that I am not hungry like I am on other diets? My only problem is I don’t like the banana and milk day and I know that I don’t drink enough water.

  251. Hi,

    I am 26 years old, I am 5.7ft tall, I weigh around 86.5 kgs. Planning to start this diet. Could you please let me know whether I can workout during this period because I workout daily for 2hrs?

    Thanks in advance,

    -Swetha

    • Hi Swetha,

      Basically, there are no rules with this diet, so you can try and see how you feel. However, because you get to eat so little, it may be too hard to workout. I wouldn’t do it, myself, probably.

      • Hi Jonathan,

        Firstly, thank you for the reply. I started this diet on 20 Feb and successfully completed my 1st day and I have lost 1.4Kgs, along with workout.
        I am on second day diet and till now I am feeling very active even during office hours.

        -Swetha

        • Hi Swetha,

          I’m glad you’re feeling good. Please keep posting your results as you go along.

          • Hey Guys,

            After successfully completing GM diet, I have reduced 4.6 kgs in 7 days. I am planning to start it again on the 5th of March.

            It really works.

            -Swetha

          • Hi Swetha,

            Thanks for posting your results. Make sure to continue eating healthy to maintain your weight loss.

        • Hi swetha,
          Even I have started this diet. I’m on the 2nd day. On first day, I did 25 suryanamaskar i.e sun salutation, breathing exercise and 60 abs. I was not much tired… on 2nd day i did 30 suryanamaskar, brething exercise (kapalbhati is very effective) and 60 abs. Still I’m active…I would like to workout in the evening also, if I’m not so tired…
          thanks

    • I don’t like milk or bananas but I blended them with ice and had shakes all day. It was very satisfying!

    • Hi swetha

      What type of work out did u do along with this diet?

      Thanks
      Rani.

  252. hi…
    I am 24 years old. I want to permanently reduce 5-6 kgs. Is this fast weight loss diet helpful, or will I regain the weight again?

  253. Today is my 4th day of diet. Can I take a diet biscuit?

  254. Hey. What can I take in substitue of Banana ?

  255. Hi…2nd day my second day of die. Can I have OATS or GULCOSE or TANG in between meals, whenever I feel hungry? Will it effect diet plan?

    My second question is can I have chicken on day 5 and 6…because I never had beef before and I don’t get any near my hostel…is chicken ok? If yes then what’s the quantity allowed?

    Thrid question is i took one spoon of rice today just for taste by force of my friends…will it affect the diet….?
    .

  256. im gluten free is the soup safe. ? no wheat

  257. Hi I started this diet yesterday… I was going really well but cheated a bit..:( had a pineapple salad with what I believe was mayonnaise dressing.. not much though.. n 1 spoon of mashed potato.. now my question is should I count or start all over. I am not over weight just wanna become fit. I’m 22 years.. 5 feet 2 inches and 52 kgs.

    Another question,I’m a vegetarian. so this rice I’m supposed to have on the 4th and 5th day.. can I cook it with spices and a little bit of oil maybe? and the 7th day fruit juice.. can sugar be added? And what if I don’t have the soup at all?

  258. I did this diet and lost 7lb, and it stayed off. very pleased :)

    • Yoo,
      Can we cook the vegetables in some oil and then have them?
      and what if we don’t like tomatoes for the 5th day, any choice for that?
      Waiting for the answers. thanks

      • Neha Karakasia says:

        My GM diet is completed. I lost 2.5 kgs. Today is 8th Day. Is it advisable to start again from the very next day as I am overweight and want to reduce upto 6 to 7 kgs.

        Please advice.

        Regards
        Neha Karakasia

  259. Guys,

    They say that GM Diet helps in reducing weight soon and also it increases weight once we stop this,is this true..please help me guys as i am planning to start this diet asap..

    shweta

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Shweta,
      What happens is that this diet isn’t a real change. It’s a short term way to lose weight. What happens after the 7 days elapse is that you need to make a permanent change to maintain your weight.

  260. Hi,
    I have a question about GM Diet plan, please help me..
    You have suggested to have beef on day 5 and 6,but i am a vegetarian,so please let me know what can i compensate for beef..

    thanks and regards,
    shweta

    • you can have one cup of rice.

      • You can have cup of brown rice on day 5 if you are veggie.

        • I read on another GM Diet post that you could substitute cottage cheese?

        • I’m surprised there aren’t more comments on how to cook the soup! I’ve looked at a bunch of GM diet posts and almost all have the same list/wording. And for the life of me I cannot figure out why you would use the Litpton soup mix – flavoring? And 6 large onions? I have also seen this as 6 large green onions – huge difference between green and regular onions!
          At any rate, this is what I did, though I have not tasted it yet (it smelled good though):

          Very thin layer of olive oil in a soup pot on medium heat. Add diced onion (1 large Vidalia (sweet onion) and small yellow onion) and diced carrot (1 medium), saute. Add diced celery (1 small bunch) and diced leek (1 large) and cook until onion is almost translucent. Add chopped green pepper (1 large), chopped cabbage (half a medium head), and water (28 oz, but I think you could use more), and 2 bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook 20 minutes or so. Add chopped tomato (1 large, 2 medium – what I had) and cook additional 20 or so minutes at a simmer. During simmering I added random spices – salt and lots of pepper (shecuwan and white), ground coriander, dried thyme, dried fresh parsley…

          I’m curious what others did, especially if they used quantities listed. My soup is quite thick – there isn’t enough water for it to really be a ‘clear’ soup.

          Thanks!

          • Jonathan says:

            Thanks for the tips. I guess more water should have been used. Interested to see what others say.

  261. I am going to start this diet plan to reduce my belly(Tummy). So please tell me it is helpful for the same or not. One more question can I go for light exercise (Cardio exe) while following this plan.

  262. I have just completed the GM diet I stuck to it ridgidly and have lost 1 lb I am at a loss as to why any reasons would be good to know please. At the moment I would not recommend it to anyone. I really wanted it to kick start weight loss and now depression instead of enthusiasum has kicked in RUBBISH

  263. Simplechange says:

    I’m on 2nd day, can I use salt in the soup and vegetables. please reply

  264. Are we allowed to eat the soup every day? Cause if not then I screwed up…

  265. has anyone seen physical results from this diet, i’m doing it now and i want to know if you actually look skinnier after it.

  266. I’m on this diet this is my 6 th day so far I’ve lost only 2 lb
    I’m really unhappy with this.

  267. can we eat the soup everyday ?

  268. I am following this diet and I am on my 4th day when I wake up. When – checked my weight on the morning of day 3, I’ve lost 9 lbs so far. =)

    • Hey Jan,

      I was just reading the reviews for some motivation. So you said you lost 9 lbs on day 4, please tell me if you continued the diet and if yes then how much did you lose by day 7. I am very curious to know.

      • Hey Star,

        I just completed the diet and lost 10 lbs total.. start the soup on the 4th day only and add light cardio for say 20 mins everyday as it boosts your metabolism. My skin too looks healthy from all the fruits and salads… I might gain back the 10 lbs but the good thing is I dont crave for food anymore!!! I just cooked a feast for my family on the 5th day of my diet and I was not even tempted to take a spoon of it.. It was suprising since I am a big foodie and need to munch on something always.. so once the craving is gone you can achieve any weight goal.

  269. can i use salt?

  270. can we switch day 4 & 5? so banana and milk on day 5… and steak and tomatoes on day 4? gonna be out all day in meetings

  271. sreegod says:

    Hi!!!!!!!! I am on the fifth day of the diet. So far I have lost three kgs.Is it good enough. The article says that u will see atleast a reduction of 7 kg or so. Is it still possible

  272. My weight is 136 kg. My question is

    while i am going with this diet plan can I walk or take any exercise?

  273. I am on day 5, I went out to a party and took wine.. i am just worried what could happen to me.. should i continue the diet or not and what would happen if you intake alcohol during GM diet..

  274. Hi, I have been on the mayo clinic diet now for ten days and have only lost 5 lbs.. so I am trying to find another diet. Would really love to start this diet but was wondering how should i do it should i do it for 7 days and take days off or keep going please help??

  275. I am 18years old:::
    95kgs….
    My question is dat
    Suppose if I eat only fruits(xcept banana) all 4days,can I reduce more kgs?

  276. Aashima behl says:

    Can u pls tell me wat can v replace the beef with?? Since I dnt eat beef?? Pls reply??
    Also, Is it some salt free diet? I mean on the day 2, the veggies r cooked without salt??
    And my last ques? Is that wonder soup to be eaten or to be prepared like a clear soup??

    Pls do guide me??

    Thanks!

  277. Rebeeca sarginson says:

    Hi. I’m starting the diet tomorrow but I’m stuck about the milk. I can drink milk and don’t know if I should substitute it for something. Thanks I’n advance

  278. John Ford says:

    I am 44 and a 20 year Army veteran. Really didn’t go much for diets until I had to go on one. With this diet and exercise, I lost 9.5 pounds, and two pant sizes. With some modification of this diet and a workout plan, I’m in better shape than I was almost 10 years ago!

  279. Hello my mom and i are starting this today
    i am 134 pounds my main thing is i have been exercing and have lost 10 pounds so i don t want to hurt that
    if i do this for a week and lose 10 pounds how is the best way to maintain that ? any tips on maintaining the weight loss after the fact?

  280. Jaspreet says:

    Hi All,

    I am 27 and am about 98 Kgs in weight. I want to go in for this plan. My questions are as below.

    1. Can i add salt in all the foods i have everyday?
    2. Is this plan bad if done 3 times in a row. I am planning to lose about 6 to 8 Kgs by this month end.

    Regards

  281. hi
    i am on the 2nd day of my diet, i dint have any soup yet ,can i do this with out drinking the soup,and can i use any amouts of salt with the beef and vegetables

  282. hai
    i am taking the gm diet …and i don’t eat beef …
    so i want to know what can i take instead of beef
    it will b very useful of me ..
    pls reply ..

  283. hey i wanted to ask is it ok if i dont have the soup?will i loose weight anyways??please tell me..

  284. hey guys :)

    i am 23 and i weigh around 90 kgs … can u pls tell me if i can continue gm diet for two or three consecutive week ???

    should i expect good results out of it ?

  285. Is there anyside effects of this diet secondly can we have plain water
    or lemon water and last can we include salt in the diet or we have to takeplain vegetables or anything which itsays without anything.plz help .thx a loads innadvance

    • No salt… you can use bouillon cubes to flavor your veggies. I stuck with plain bottled water. Started the diet yesterday and lost 4 lbs already.

  286. I did this diet and lost 13 pounds, and I wasn’t even overweight, but I was the heaviest I’ve ever been and it was getting me down. I’m crap at over eating so i needed something with a set out plan.. and this was incredible. people shouted at me, saying it was unhealthy but It made me more energetic and feel fresher if anything, and now I feel much better back to the way I was before. I’d recommend it even though it’s difficult to not cheat, but basically this diet does work, even though it makes people angry. and when they say ‘why the hell do you need to diet’ it just makes me want to say to them ‘if I didn’t diet I’d be a hell of alot bigger than I am, and then you’d ask me why I aren’t dieting’ .. rant over. this diet is good :)

  287. Appkaadost says:

    My weight is 206 lbs and I want to reduce up to 30 lbs. please advice.

  288. vinny, i have a question, you said the diet did wonders for you? could you go into more detail please? also everyone says you regain the weight? is this true. say you do the diet and then continue to make sensible eating choices, would you still regain the weight? also, they say it slows down your metabolism, so does that mean once i stop the diet even if i eat healthily, im doomed? thanks!
    natasha

  289. I started the diet last week ..question..for the soup I juiced all my vegetables and heated them and drunk them. Is this not a good thing. Or should I do it the correct way?

  290. Hi I am interested in doing this diet, however I was just curious if the results vary with how much you weigh prior to this diet. If I don’t weigh much does that mean I wont have the same results to someone who weighs more than me?

  291. hi
    i’m on day 3….till now it was gud but i can’t eat 6 tomatos on day5…

    plz giv me any other suggesstion…how to eat them….?

    • I recommend spreading them throughout the day. Each one every 90 minutes or so.

    • you can puree the tomatoes and have as soups. or you can make rice with the 8 tomatoes puree and cook and eat …

      instead of beef, rice can be used, brown or red

      • hi usha,

        its my second of diet..n im not able to eat steamed veggies at al and its already 1:30 pm..can you tell me what if i cook them with some onions with one spoon oil and make a curry of d veggies…please suggest AEAP..

  292. many tell that we lose only water weight and regain it later is it true??

  293. hi,
    i have been doing the diest almost 1 week every month. it has good results. to answer some of you:
    @Vijay: first three days; you will not notice big difference. you might have slightly bigger billy but by day 4 you will start feeling more fit. i don’t recommend to weight urself before day 5. by day 7; you will notice change in yoru body( handwatch being more loose, your belt hole getting relaxed…) meausre yourself by wearing same pant ( preferred strictch one) daily to notice the difference.

    @ Sally: just do it once a month and in the rest of the three weeks; one day you eat normal and the other day focus on salads and grilled repeatedly.

    @ Jeff: soup is ok everyday starting day 1 in normal quantities ( 2-3 times a day).

    @ ROny: this is related mainly to your body. you can compensate by having Zinc Pills.

    regards to all.

  294. Hi!
    Need some help!
    I have couple of questions. What day onward can I eat the soup? In what quantities and how many times? It says it’s supplementary to the diet so can I take it right from the 1st day? And for vegetables can I use low fat curd/yogurt like riata? Can I use beans like rajma, chole or soya beans as a substitute to beef?
    Please help.

  295. Chelsea Thomson says:

    Why is this diet bad for long term?

    • Hi Chelsea,

      Because this diet is low in calories and cuts down on some major nutrients it may be good as a short term solution but not as something you can stick to for a long time.

      • What major nutrients does it cut? I am curious because you eat all the fruits and veggies you want for days 1,2,3. Day 6 and 7 you eat all the veggies you want plus beef and brown rice. Days 4 and 5 seem to be the only days that might effect your nutrient intake, but that also depends on whether or not you eat the soup.

        I wish there was an egg white day for protein, but if you eat green leafy veggies you should get the protein there.

        Even the article writes about nutrient cut down, but it doesn’t explain which nutrients.

  296. Hi,

    i am going to do GM diet..can someone help me how is weight reduction measured on daily basis? how many pounds will be lost on day to basis by this Diet plan?

    or will be 10 to 15lbs only by end of week and nothing major changes in between days?

    please comment.

    Thanks,
    Vijay

  297. Hi, I’m 15 years old and weigh 73kg.
    I wanna do this diet but I’m not sure if its dangerous since I’m young. Is it?
    I would also like to know if after I finish this 1 week program, will I bounce back to my old weight again?
    Can I do it for 3 weeks in a row?

    • Hi, I don’t think this diet is good for teens and I don’t recommend to do it more than once at a time.

  298. i am on day 4 and have lost 9 lbs. my question is can you eat the soup everyday or just on the 4th day

  299. I am a 20 year old guy living in India. I weight about 83 kgs and I wanna reduce 5-7 kgs. I think, this diet plan will work for me. I have heard that there can be problems of hair loss or other side effects of this diet plan. Is this true? Does this schedule help you in the long term? Please reply.

    • I don’t know about hair loss but I believe this is not a good weight loss plan for long term results

    • No…..! infect,lots of vegetables and fruits will clean your body….bcoz fruits and vegetables
      do help to active the dead cells in our body!

  300. Hi Seema,
    I followed the GM diet last year and it worked wonders for me. The soup can be prepared to your taste cooked or half cooked whaterver….You just have to stick to the ingridients specified.

    It is best to opt for red meat for the Iron and protien. So beef is the best…and yes you can have the beef grilled or you can also go for burgers but pls do not fry. No oil pls.

  301. Doubts doubts doubts….plz smeone help!!!

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    I hav started wid da GM diet n today is my 3rd day. I have doubts regarding the soup recipe. Do we just put all da ingridients in water n cook it, is it supposed to be like a veg clear soup with half cooked veggies or can it be fully cooked. Please somene clarify it by today.
    Secondly can i replace beef wid mutton or if i cant den can i hav beef in ny form i like…fried burger or beef kebab grilled or ccoked wid vegies or beef shami or beef fry :D .
    Thirdly is it ok if i dont exercise while on da diet prog, well atleast for these 3 days i couldnt. I might wen i take beef.

  302. 1.iam 29 yares old
    2.my weight 110 kg
    3.my length 168 cm

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