Is the General Motors Diet Healthy?


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Do you want to lose your weight in a healthy and fast manner? If yes, follow the General Motors Diet plan! This program was developed in congruity with US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, for the exclusive use of employees of General Motors, Inc. Johns Hopkins Research Centre tested it, and the Board of Directors of General Motors Corp. approved it for the distribution. This program is wholly endorsed by General Motors Corp. This diet plan is popular worldwide, for its quick effectiveness. However, people suffering from any medical condition (like diabetes) are not allowed to follow the GM Diet plan.

Day-wise General Motors Diet Plan (GM Diet)

Day 1


Except grapes, mangoes, litchi and bananas, eat lots of strawberries, oranges, lime, apples, pomegranates, melon, watermelon and other fruits of your choice. 

Day 2


Eat only vegetables. Consume 1 boiled potato with a tsp of butter. For the remaining day, eat cooked, boiled or raw vegetables. Don’t use oil to cook vegetables. Don’t consume more than 1 potato in the whole day. Eat gourd, cucumber, carrots and cabbage, and other veggies. To make them tasty, add oregano and basil seasoning. 

Day 3


You can eat both fruits and vegetables. But, avoid potatoes, grapes, mangoes, litchi and bananas. Drink a lot of water.

Day 4


You can drink up to 4 glasses of milk and eat up to 6 bananas. During GM diet, your salt intake decreases. Banana will provide you potassium and sodium. You can also consume the diluted vegetable soup. 

Day 5


Eat cottage cheese (paneer), tomatoes, and sprouts. You are also allowed to eat soya chunks or chicken. Drink lots of water and soup.

Day 6


Except tomatoes, you can eat all the things that you have on day 5, i.e., sprouts, cottage cheese, soya chunks, chicken and soup.

Day 7


You can have any vegetable, half chapatti, or a bowl of rice and fruit juice. 

What to Avoid?

During this diet plan, you need to avoid the following things:

  • Fruit juices (except day 7)
  • Alcohol
  • Tea and coffee (you can take lime water, black coffee and black tea, but without sugar) 

Is General Motors Diet Plan Really Effective?

No doubt, the diet plan is very effective in shedding the extra pounds at a fast rate, but at the same time, it has several side effects.

Benefits of GM Diet Plan


  • Reduce 10-17 lbs (5 to 8 kgs) in a week.
  • Helps you to trim down the fat from the tummy region.
  • Flush out the toxins from your body.
  • Give a natural radiance to your skin.
  • You will feel lighter and energetic.
  • It will improve your attitude and mental state.

Side Effects of GM Diet Plan

If you are following GM Diet plan, you may feel the below mentioned health conditions:

  • Sudden weakness in the muscles.
  • Ceaseless dehydration and thirst.
  • Malaise and headaches.



However, these side effects can be easily managed by

  • Following the diet regimen in a chronological and sequential manner.
  • Maintaining a gap of 3-7 days between subsequent diet regimes.
  • Supplementing the diet with an adequate water intake, rest, and exercise.

How GM Diet Plan Works?


Day 1

On day 1, you feed on only fruits. Except the variety and total balance, fruits provide you everything you need to sustain life.

Day 2

Vegetables are virtually devoid of calorie and provide you the essential fibres and nutrients.

Day 3

Fruits provide you the required carbohydrates, so eliminate potatoes. Now, your system is ready to burn excess fats. Your cravings will begin to reduce by day 4.

Day 4

Bananas will give you the sodium and potassium that you have lost in the past three days. Your cravings for sweets will definitely get lost.

Day 5

The beef will provide you proteins and iron. Tomatoes will give you the essential fibres and improve your digestion. Today, you will notice the colourless urine.

Day 6

You will get fibre and vitamins from vegetables and proteins, and iron from beef. Now, your system is in a total weight loss inclination.


Day 7

Your system is now completely detoxified. It is under control, and you will feel light.