Following a low-calorie diet can help a person lose weight, but these diets are very intense and not safe over the long term. The GM diet operates based on the following guidelines, which include:

1. Low calories:

This diet is mainly low calorie. The number of calories in and the number of calories out determine weight loss. When there is a calorie deficit, the body naturally goes into a negative energy balance, which helps you lose weight.

2. Metabolism Boost:

The array of foods added in this diet plan is known to kick-start metabolism and promote fat burning.

3. Highlighting negative calorie foods:

The diet also aims to favor low-calorie foods, which provide fewer calories than are necessary for their assimilation and absorption.

4. Detoxification of the body:

The GM diet focuses on water-rich foods, which keep the body hydrated, shed excess fat, and help you flush toxins from the system.

5. Improved digestion process:

The GM Diet, a high-fiber diet, is packed with fruits and vegetables. A diet rich in dietary fiber is known to promote intestinal transit and stimulate digestion. To achieve your long-term weight loss goals, you must strictly repeat the diet several times and the recommended spacing is 5-7 days between each cycle.

What do you eat on a GM diet?

The GM diet is divided into seven days and each day a set of rules must be followed. It is recommended to stay hydrated throughout the diet and to drink at least 12 glasses of water per day.

1st day :

  • Include all varieties of fruit except bananas.
  • The maximum amount of fruit allowed is not specified.
  • Recommended fruits are mainly watermelons, melons and berries which promote weight loss.

2nd day:

  • Consume only raw or cooked vegetables without oil.
  • No restrictions on the amount of vegetables consumed.
  • Potatoes should only be added at breakfast.

3rd day:

  • Consume a combination of fruits and vegetables of any variety, but avoid bananas and potatoes.
  • The amount of fruits and vegetables consumed is not limited.

4th day:

  • Take only bananas and milk.
  • Provide 6 to 8 large bananas and preferably 3 glasses of skimmed milk.

5th day:

  • Eat approximately 250g of protein.
  • Complete with at least 6 whole tomatoes.
  • Vegetarians can perfectly substitute meat for brown rice or cottage cheese.
  • The most important thing is to increase water intake, which helps eliminate uric acid.

6th day:

  • Vegetarians can perfectly substitute meat for brown rice or cottage cheese.
  • About 250g of chicken, fish or lean meat is allowed.
  • They can add an unlimited amount of vegetables, but avoid potatoes.
  • Be sure to increase your water intake by two glasses to flush out uric acid, as non-vegetarian sources are high in uric acid.

7ᵉ day:

Eat brown rice, fruits, fruit juices and vegetables. There are no restrictions for any of these foods.

Foods to avoid on the GM diet.

  • Beans and legumes should be avoided as they are high in calories.
  • Coffee and green tea are allowed provided that these drinks do not contain sweeteners.
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are not permitted.
  • Cottage cheese and soy milk are permitted as meat substitutes.

Side effects of the GM diet.

  • This diet is not scientifically backed.
  • It is not recommended for long term weight loss goals.
  • It is deficient in certain vital inputs such as vitamin B12, calcium and iron.
  • A low-calorie diet causes muscle loss more often and can slow metabolism, making it difficult to lose weight in the future. It can also cause irritability and mood swings.
  • A person on a diet may feel very weak and tired due to a sudden reduction in calorie consumption.
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