The General Motors Diet
The GM Diet is a pretty well known program that has been used for over 20 years around the world by probably thousands of people. This is a 7 day eating plan which can generate a fast weight loss, even though it may not last for too long due to the depriving nature of the diet. The GM Diet is named after General Motors which is said to have invented the diet for its own employees. This, however, is unsubtantiated. To this day, it is unclear where this diet plan came from and who invented it. It seems that General Motors has nothing to do with it. Despite the unclear origin of this program it has remained popular, probably due to it’s very fast weight loss possibilities (it may help you drop 10 pounds in a week in some cases). As you will see with other diets with obscure sources, many of them take on names of organizations of groups to make them seem more effective. An additional element that helps them become so popular is the fact that they don’t cost anything. Free diet plans may not be so effective, but they sure are cheap.
The Israeli Army Diet
The Israeli Army diet is yet another example of a diet with a name that signifies its origin despite this being totally untrue. This highly restrictive diet was supposedly used by the Israeli Army to get its recruit into shape. It’s an 8 day eating (or close to non-eating days) which severly cuts down your calories and food choices. For instance, on some days you’re only allowed to eat apples and drink coffee and tea. As you can see, this is not a diet that is easy nor fun, but the name has carried some authority to it and people do show an interest in it. While you may shed some weight with it, this will likely return very quickly. There are other quick weight loss diets that may perform much better than this one in the long run.
Russian Air Force Diet
Another military name diet is the Russian Air Force Diet plan which is another plan whose origin is shrouded in more myth than reality. The diet was supposedly developed by the Russian Air Force during the cold war. However, it is very unlikely that such a diet ever existed within the Russian military machine. It is likely just another rumor to help give this diet some media attention. To this day no one is credited for creating this diet plan. This is a 7 days eating plan which is again, very low on calories and high on water drinking. The idea is calorie deprivation, pure and simple. Again, this may be good for short term weight loss but will probably not be as effective in the long run.