I am happy to share the GM diet results after following the 7 day plan. This is my GM diet day 8 and technically speaking, the diet period is over.
If you have joined me late, you can read out the details that I shared on Day 0 of this diet plan..
GM Diet Results Before And After
At the start of day 8, I am super delighted to share the results as I have lost about 4.2 Kgs (9.25 pounds) of weight in straight 7 days!! Ohh man..I can’t believe this.
I can easily fit into my 36″ waist trouser now….I may not look that slim in the picture but I have certainly lost fat from my buttock, thighs, lower belly on the back side and some on the face cheeks.
|End of Day-0||Start of Day 8|
|Weight||83 Kgs (182.9 LB)||78.8 Kgs (173.7 LB)|
|Waist||37 Inch||36 Inch – A loss of 1 inch|
|Height||5 Ft 8 Inch||Thank God, No reduction here|
|Ideal weight as per Height||69 Kgs (152.1 LB)||Still a long way to go…|
|Target to loose||4 Kgs (9 Lbs)||4.2 Kgs lost. Achieved..Hurray!!|
I don’t have words to express my feelings. It is awesome and I am seriously feeling great and much lighter.
I have just lost the weight and gained lots of confidence.
I can feel that my body is feeling much better in terms of fatigue and usual laziness. I don’t get tired even if I walk long distances (I tried walking 1.4 miles up and down and was still feeling good). Looks like diet has certainly cleaned up the system.
The craving for food is slowly coming up as mind has already accepted the success and asking me to jump and eat whatever I want. But..this is the important time to control and maintain this weight. If I simply move on to my normal day to day (that I was having before going on diet), I stand a good chance of gaining the lost weight easily.
So, it is important to maintain and control my food intake to maintain as well as keep loosing the weight on a lower pace.
Tips and my experience
- It primarily is a mind game. If you have made up your mind, you will succeed.
- Try to be active 70% of the time you are awake. It helps your metabolism (the speed at which body consumes energy) high. If you can’t exercise, take a small walk to the grocery store next door and use stairs as much as possible. Also, try climbing two stair at once to give a boost to metabolism.
- Stay away from food and its smell. We as human being eat more with our eyes and nose than mouth. So, staying away is the key.
I myself got distracted when i looked at chhole Bhature on www.inhouserecipes.com on day 3. This is one of my favorite food and i simply closed the site to keep my mind away from thinking about food.
- Try to eat something or drink water after every 1.5 hours. Also, drink water regularly to keep your body hydrated. If you skip drinking water, you may not be able to continue the full diet plan as dehydration could spoil the show.
- Stay hungry Stay foolish – As said by great Mr. Steve Jobs, will help you achieve what you want badly in your life! I have tried and found it. At the very thought of it, it seems difficult and impossible and more if you hear people who have tried but lost it out in the middle. But, believe me, it is possible.
- What if your regular fast days (Monday fast or Karva Chauth or any other fast) cross roads along your GM diet? It is better to avoid these regular weekly fast days when you are following the GM diet. And if we talk about the Karva Chauth type of fasts, it is advised that we plan GM diet when we these mandatory fasts do not cross the road in between!
- If you get ill during the course of this diet, please do consult your doctor or stop this diet. You may try it some other time.
- No hard (wine, whisky, beer etc.) and cola drinks allowed. I completely avoided tea and coffee too but drank Lemon water extensively. If you feel that you cannot survive without tea, i would suggest you to go for black tea (without milk).
That was it, I hope my experience will help you too to motivate yourself and make a change in your life.
As a matter of fact, my wife has also lost about 1.2 Kgs (2.6 Lbs) over this week even though she was not following this diet. Its just that she used to have the same lunch that i was having and somehow the menu was controlled. The other thing that probably has helped her is that she did not prepared any sweets last week due to my diet!!
If you or anyone you know have followed the GM diet, do share your experiences in the comments section here.
Does GM diet work?
Update – January 2013
It does not give me immense pleasure to share that I have got the weight back on my face, stomach and everywhere else that I lost within a month.
The primary reason is me going back to my original eating schedule.
The second reason that the GM diet primarily made me loose the water weight i.e. water that is held in the body due to salt content. Once you go back to your normal food schedule, the salt content increases and you again stock up on that weight.
So, looks like this diet is actually a good one for losing weight in short term. It sounds and feels good but it just makes you lose it temporarily. A better solution would be to lose the weight by reducing calories in your diet and burn the real fat deposits inside body.
For a more stable weight loss, you need to lose the FAT weight more than water weight. Believe me, FAT does not burn off with 7 days of only dieting.
Advantages of GM Diet
- Helps you lose about 3-6 Kgs of weight fast.
- Helps your body to drain out the toxins.
- Helps you make a systematic change to your diet. For example, you are supposed to eat brown rice instead of white rice. This is beneficial as you would otherwise never even tried eating brown rice or brown bread. Make a change and keep it with you to maintain the lost weight.
Dis-advantages of GM Diet
- The weight you lose is primarily the water weight due to lesser Salt consumption. This weight can come back easily when you jump back to your normal food intake schedule after 7 days.
- There is no major fat loss from the body as compared to the total number of Kgs you see on weight scale. Hence, you might not see any major difference in your waist size or tummy.
- It is a crash diet and can’t be repeated frequently. If you do, you are stressing your body too much and it can result in health issues.
I have all the details of the recipes for wonder soups and other things that I ate each day in above links. Here are the questions that are intended to help you with your queries:
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
When should I check my weight each day?
The normal body weight varies by about 2-3 pounds (1 – 1.5 Kg) between morning and night due to consumption of food and drinks.
The best time to record your weight each day would be morning after your bowl movements (before eating or drinking anything). This weight can vary too but has less variance and is more reliable.
I have lost 2.5 kgs in first two days and no reduction after that. Is this okay? Can I continue this?
There is nothing strange about this weight loss and nothing to worry either. The immediate weight loss that you see is because of lesser salt consumption. Your body is storing lesser water and hence you see the reduction. Keep going on with the diet and you will see better results after day 7.
Can we replace brown rice with white rice?
Well, you can. White rice has more starch content than the brown rice and hence are not advisable. Although, I myself consumed white rice on GM Diet Day 5, I would advise you to eat brown ones for better results.
Can we include green peas in the cabbage soup or can we add boiled peas in the salad?
No peas and no Potatoes for that matter. They contain starch and does not help weight loss.
Can I repeat GM diet every week or every month?
Repeating this diet every week would be really tough and can affect your health severely. This diet is primarily meant to trigger some basic changes in your eating pattern and providing lesser carbs (carbohydrates that convert into sugar and deposit in your body).
Repeating every month is another case and can be done, if you feel you can do it. But, do not over-do anything.
I would advice you to just do GM diet for 7 days and then maintain the lesser calorie intake (just about 1400 good calories) to keep the weight loss momentum going.
Good calories means any non-fried and non-sugar food.
How much weight loss is guaranteed by GM diet?
There is no guarantee of anything. The intent is to change the eating habits and provide your body a chance to get rid of toxins. You will feel much better and lighter after you have finished this 7 day diet.
The weight that you lose would mostly be water weight and it varies with each person.
Remember, this weight is easier to gain if you do NOT control your diet after 7 days. It goes fast and comes back with double the speed!!
Can I drink Green tea?
Yes, Green tea with NO milk and No sugar is pretty good. It has zero calories if you do not add anything for taste. You can drink it thrice a day, on all days.
I would recommend drinking green tea even after you are done with GM diet.
Which milk is recommended for drinking in the diet?
You should drink FAT-FREE milk. It is also known as double-toned or skimmed milk in India.
Is headache normal during the diet?
Yes, it is okay. Since, you have devoid your body of any carbohydrates, it is complaining via headache! You might also feel a bloated stomach due to gas. This is okay and expected.
There is no need to take any pain killer medicine. You would generally feel the minor pain in the back side of your hear at the end of the day during the diet. Don’t worry, you will be fine next morning.
Note: If you have any other headache issues like a Migraine or something else, that you normally get, you should STOP dieting immediately and consult your doctor.
Can I take Roti (Indian Flat bread) instead of brown rice?
Yes, you should be fine eating plain roti with NO Oil. Also, make sure that Roti is made with Whole wheat flour and not Maida (a refined wheat flour).
Can we add Bourvita or Horlicks in milk?
NO. Bournvita and Horlicks are energy drinks and contain high amount of Sugar. It is NOT allowed in GM Diet.