Nutrition Expert: Sana Saiyed, Practicing clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator
The GM Diet, formally the General Motors Diet, is a seven-day diet plan that promises to help you lose an eyebrow in just one week.
The GM diet worked on the following guidelines which include:
It is basically a low-calorie diet and weight loss is measured by the number of calories you consume, and calories burnt. When there is a calorie deficit the body naturally shifts to a negative energy balance and this assists you to lose weight.
The array of food added in this diet plan is known to trigger metabolism and promote the burning of fat.
Focus On Negative Calorie Foods
The diet plan also focuses on choosing many of the “negative -calorie foods”, which renders fewer calories than what it takes to digest and absorb.
Cleanse The System
The GM diet focused on foods that are loaded with water, which keeps the body hydrated, shed the excess fat and also helps you to clear the toxins from the system.
Improves Digestion Process
GM diet, a high fibre diet is packed with fruits and veggies. A diet abundant in dietary fibre is known to promote bowel movement and stimulate digestion.
To attain your long-term weight loss goals, one should strictly repeat the diet several times and the recommended spacing is 5-7 days between every cycle.
Side Effects Of GM Diet
This diet is not scientifically backed.
It is not recommended for long-term weight loss goals.
It is deficient in certain vital nutrients like vitamin B12, calcium and iron.
A low-calorie diet more often results in muscle loss and can slow metabolism which makes it hard to lose weight in the future. It may also cause irritability and mood swings.
A person following may feel very weak and tired due to a sudden cut down in the calorie consumption.