GM Diet Day-by-Day Account: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3
Today, January 25, 2013, is my Day 4 on the GM Diet. I’m halfway through the challenge and I feel good about it! But first things first…
Here’s what Day 4 says:
Day Four Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.
Day 4 Weight: 135 lbs. (lost 4 lbs. since Day 1)
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GM Diet Day-by-Day Account: Day 1, Day 2
Today, January 24, 2013, is my Day 3 on the GM Diet. Two days of dieting isn’t a joke. My body is new to all the diet changes I had introduced and I have to admit I felt weak the past two days. Blame that to the lack of carbohydrates which give us energy. But that doesn’t mean I’m giving up. I”ll make sure to see the end of this diet challenge.
Here’s what Day 3 is all about:
Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.
Day 3 Weight: 136 lbs. (lost 3 lbs. since Day 1)
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GM Diet Day-by-Day Account: Day 1
I survived Day 1! 🙂
Yes, you read that right. I followed the recommended diet sans deviations. I’m so proud of myself! The challenge continues today, January 23, 2013, my Day 2 on the GM Diet.
Here’s what Day 2 says:
Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.
Day 2 Weight: 137.5 (lost 1.5 lbs. since Day 1)
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This is the first time I’m following a diet plan and documenting about it. The name is General Motors Diet or simply GM Diet. (Try googling it and you’ll see a lot of sites talking about it, recommendations, reviews, tips and all.) Basically, it’s a 7-day diet plan originally designed for General Motors Corporation employees to stay in shape and has become quite popular over the years. I would find out later, though, that the GM claim isn’t true. It’s actually more of a modified version of the cabbage soup diet. But I digress.
I first found out about the GM Diet from a blog I visited yesterday. Now, what has made me decide to take on this diet challenge? I have several strong reasons:
1. The food required are all healthy and readily available.
2. The diet plan claims to achieve a weight loss ranging from 10 to 17 lbs, if complemented with exercise.
3. It’s also a sort of “detoxifying” diet.
4. I’ve decided to take my weight loss goal more seriously.
5. This is my first try to follow a diet plan. If it ends up a failure, I’ll just charge it to experience. Haha.
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I’ve realized weekends make me forget about dieting. You know, when I’m stuck at home and work is temporarily non-existent, all I wanna do is to cook, cook, cook and eat, eat, eat. It makes me forget that I’ve been meaning to lose my pre-pregnancy weight for months now.
photo taken from here
To remind myself about losing weight, I made a monitoring sheet in an Excel file which I now update daily. Yes, daily. So I don’t forget. I stand on top of the weighing scale every weekday morning and get my weight. It’s my way of knowing if I gained or not. So smart, right? Haha.
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