The GM Diet: Seven-Day Plan, Review, and Tips

The General Motors Detox Diet

The General Motors (GM) seven-day diet consists of different foods each day.
The General Motors (GM) seven-day diet consists of different foods each day.

I hate dieting. I mean seriously, it's the worst. I like food—and not just food, but yummy, sugary, greasy, bad-for-you food. But when I realized it had been almost two years since my youngest son blessed me with bigger hips and the difficulty to look down and see my toes past my post-prego muffin top, I began searching for a way to get those pounds off.

Eventually, I came across a diet plan that promoted it's ability to make you lose 10 to 17 pounds in a seven-day period. Despite the fact the diet seemed difficult, let's be serious, 17 pounds in seven days is enough motivation for any of us to endure whatever this plan asks. So I decided to not only embark on the GM diet journey, but to write about my experience as well!

Does It Work? The Short Answer

Unlike Roger Cohen from the New York Times and other resources that promise you will lose 10-17 pounds in one week, I lost five pounds. However, I am not upset by that because I learned a lot about just how bad my eating habits were prior to this diet, and I learned a lot about self control. For a more detailed answer, including tips for how to make the whole experience more appetizing, see "My Day-by-Day Breakdown and Personal Review" below.

A Quick Overview of the GM Diet

The GM diet is rumored to have been developed by General Motors as an employee health plan. One overview to the diet reads:

The following diet and health program was developed for employees and dependents of General Motors, Inc., and is intended for their exclusive use. The program was developed in conjunction with a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was field tested at the Johns Hopkins Research Center and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors, General Motors Corp., at a general meeting on August 15, 1985.

However, it is difficult to imagine a company telling its employees what to eat each day of the week, and with some digging, the New York Times has discovered that this backstory for the diet is an urban legend.

Nonetheless, the paper's columnist Roger Cohen decided, "It’s a good diet, G.M. or no," and reported that he lost 11 pounds during his week following the plan.

The diet dictates a different food each day (with a few strange aberrations, such as a baked potato with butter to start out your vegetable day), with each day's food group accompanied by 10 glasses of water. Look at the chart below for a quick overview of what to eat each day.

GM Seven-Day Plan Diet Chart

Day 1
Fruits only. No bananas.
Day 2
Vegetables only, but you can start the day with a baked potato with one pat of butter.
Day 3
Fruits and vegetables. No potato or bananas.
Day 4
Eight bananas, three glasses of milk, and GM Soup (recipe below).
Day 5
Tomatoes and up to 20 oz of lean beef.
Day 6
Beef and vegetables.
Day 7
Brown rice, vegetables, and fruit juice.
Day-by-day breakdown of the GM one-week plan.

GM Soup Recipe

The GM diet soup recipe.
The GM diet soup recipe.


  • 28 oz of water
  • 4 packets of Lipton's French Onion Soup Mix
  • 6 onions
  • mushrooms, green peppers, and tomatoes (each can be added to your heart's content)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Dice the onions, mushrooms, green pepper, and tomatoes.
  2. Sauté the onions, mushrooms, and green pepper in the olive oil until slightly browned.
  3. Add the tomatoes, and sauté for one minute.
  4. Transfer the vegetables to a pot and add the water and soup mix.
  5. Bring soup to a boil, then serve.

Does It Work? The Long Answer

My Day-by-Day Breakdown of the Diet and Personal Review

Though every day of the plan consists of different foods, there are certain things that remain constant throughout the plan. You must drink 10 glasses of water every day for all seven days. Also, be sure to strictly follow the diet, with no added beverages, alcohol, or dressings. You may use seasoning.

Day 1: Fruit Only (No Bananas)

On day one of the GM diet, eat water-based fruit (no bananas).
On day one of the GM diet, eat water-based fruit (no bananas).

On this day, eat only fruit. There are no bananas yet—eat as much water-based fruit as possible. If you can manage to eat cantaloupe and watermelon only on this day, you can lose up to three pounds by the end of the day.

I loved this day. I mean, I ate fruit out of cans and filled big bowls full of ridiculous portions of pineapple, mandarin oranges, and cantaloupe. However, at the end of the day, I was starving—probably from the lack of my usual carb and dairy binges.

Day 2: Baked Potato with Butter and Vegetables

Day two of the GM diet is vegetables only, with the exception of a baked potato with butter for breakfast.
Day two of the GM diet is vegetables only, with the exception of a baked potato with butter for breakfast.

On your second day, you have a bit of a treat—you may start the day with a large baked potato with one pat of butter. After that, it's vegetables only. You can prepare them raw or cooked and are encouraged to eat until you are full.

Waking up to that baked potato was probably the highlight of the whole diet. Finally! Some substance! (Said my body.)

I ate a lot of green beans, munched on a few "rabbit-style" carrots, and made a rather large spinach salad with mushrooms and carrots. That last part was especially difficult for me without any sort of dressing. This day I also went to bed quite hungry.

Day 3: Fruits and Vegetables (No Bananas or Potatoes)

Day three of the General Motors diet consists of fruits and vegetables—minus the bananas or potatoes.
Day three of the General Motors diet consists of fruits and vegetables—minus the bananas or potatoes.

On this day, you can eat both fruits and vegetables. Though you still can't eat bananas, and this time, there is no baked potato.

I tried to eat as much as possible as often as possible to keep my energy up for the rest of the week. By the end of this day, I was very energized, and my body felt great. I cheated a little, using a spinach tortilla for a vegetarian wrap.

Day 4: Bananas, Milk, and GM Soup

For day four of the GM diet, eat bananas and drink milk and the surprisingly delicious GM Soup.
For day four of the GM diet, eat bananas and drink milk and the surprisingly delicious GM Soup.

Today is your hump day! You can have three glasses of milk, up to eight bananas, and an unlimited quantity of GM Soup. (The recipe is listed earlier in this article.) Combine some of the milk and bananas to change things up with a smoothie!

Day 4: Vegan Option

If you can't drink milk, you can substitute almond, soy, rice, coconut, peanut, or hemp milk.

Milk-and-banana day was my favorite of all of them. I love milk. I love bananas. I felt satisfied all day—no more hunger pains! And that soup? It was delicious. Today was a piece of cake—only without the cake.

Day 5: Beef and Tomatoes

Day five of the GM diet is beef and tomato day.
Day five of the GM diet is beef and tomato day.

FEAST DAY! Day five consists of beef and tomatoes. You may eat up to 20 oz of lean beef today. To jog your imagination, that could include steak, roast, ground beef, etc. In addition to the beef, you can have five whole tomatoes. Drink an additional two glasses of water today.

Day 5: Vegetarian or Vegan Option

If you are a vegetarian, you can substitute one cup of brown rice or legumes for the steak. You also get to consume a fat, such as olive oil, avocado, butter, or ghee.

I struggled through this day. I couldn't think of anything creative to do with the beef that was allowed under the plan. In retrospect, I would recommend buying steak or a roast for this day, and sautéing a few of the tomatoes to go with it.

I made the mistake of settling for plain ground beef—don't do it! It's gross plain. I also cut up my five tomatoes because I intended to snack on them throughout the day. However, I ate one on my hamburger meat and barely got through another. Just one 10-oz serving of the ground beef around noon kept me satisfied until bedtime.

Day 6: Beef and Vegetables

On day 6 of the General Motors diet, you can eat beef and vegetables.
On day 6 of the General Motors diet, you can eat beef and vegetables.

On this day, you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables.

Day 6: Vegetarian or Vegan Option

If you are a vegetarian, you can once more substitute brown rice or legumes for the steak. Make sure to also consume a fat, such as olive oil, avocado, butter, or ghee.

This day was a lot more fun for me because I got to cook a bunch of veggies, throw them in a bowl with the rest of my hamburger, and feast! I munched on some raw veggies throughout the day as well.

Day 7: Brown Rice, Vegetables, and Fruit Juice

Day seven of the GM diet mainly consists of brown rice and vegetables, though drinking fruit juice is also encouraged.
Day seven of the GM diet mainly consists of brown rice and vegetables, though drinking fruit juice is also encouraged.

On your last day, you can eat brown rice and vegetables to your heart's content. The diet also encourages you to drink fruit juice on this day.

This day was very similar to day six. I took advantage of all the veggies I had in my fridge and pretty much ate fried rice with vegetables all day. I couldn't complain, though partway through I wished I would have had zucchini and water chestnuts to go with the rice.

The Results

Now for the weigh-in:

I lost five pounds—not 10, not 15 but five.

Now, I'm not upset about this because, with how bad my eating habits were prior to this diet, I learned a lot about self control.

For one, I learned that all the crap I normally put in my body wasn't something I actually need! Who knew I could make it an entire week without coffee? Or that I could make it even 24 hours without adding an ungodly amount of cheese to something? This diet may not have worked miracles for my weight; but it not only made my body feel great, but it also really changed the way I look at food. Ironically for a crash diet, the GM plan has given me a lifestyle change.

In fact, I think I'm going to start all over tomorrow! Only this time, I'm going to add in a few other things, like light dressing, a tortilla per day, and grilled chicken. Because let's face it, a girl can't go to bed hungry!

Potential Side Effects

The GM diet has the same potential side effects as other crash or detox diets. These include:

  • Dehydration—It is imperative to drink 10 glasses of water a day because your body is using your fluids for metabolic processes.
  • Headaches—Headaches go hand-in-hand with the cravings you are attempting to change with this detox.
  • Sudden muscle weakness—This can be caused by the lack of protein in the first three days.

Who Should Not Try This Diet?

This is considered a relatively extreme diet. If you are diabetic or suffer from hypertension or any heart defect, you should not try this diet.

That said, it all depends on the person. If you cannot handle the low energy intake involved in this diet, you should try something that can provide that. I am actually very impressed with how I did. I am anemic and suffer from naturally low energy levels, so food is where I get my energy. However, this diet has helped me find the foods that give me a natural sustained energy so that I don't have to resort to eating all the time.

Final Thoughts

Best of luck with losing that weight and, more importantly, reshaping your eating habits. Pay attention to how your body feels at the end of each day and remember to always treat it as though it belongs to someone you love!

Comments 97 comments

Healthexplorer 3 years ago

Losing weight is a difficult task and it is hard to achieve the goal in less days. It is surprising that within 7 days we can loose 10-17 lbs. If you strictly follow this diet plan and for a longer term then you can surely loose some weight. As this is very extreme diet so beginners can add more proteins otherwise they will have to suffer from adverse affects.

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Pinkchic18 3 years ago from Minnesota

Interesting diet! It seems like it would work well without starving yourself. I like it. Plus healthy options are key. Nice work!

jwanitshka 3 years ago

Will you lose nutrients on Day 4 if you bake the bananas in the oven? (banana chips) Fresh banana, dipped in lemon juice, and baked for like 4 hours.

fzraomaiut 3 years ago

Very significant info!Perfect just what I was looking for!. “Success is that old ABC — ability, breaks, and courage.” by Charles Luckman..

N .srivastava 3 years ago

Really it is miracle . Within two days i shed two k.g.and now i am thinking to do this diet once in a month.

3 years ago

Ok I am impressed but not tried

Srividya 3 years ago

Iam day 2.. Iam good till now and not yet checked my weight

Joan 3 years ago

Hi, thanks for this helpful blog. just want to ask if i can replace milk with SOYA milk? I don't actually like the taste of milk. Thanks!

Karissa Simpson 3 years ago

Yes Joan you can replace the milk with soy or almond milk (:

Angela 3 years ago

Can I replace chicken with beef?

nano 3 years ago

What do you use for the soup if you are allergic to onions?? I would love to try this!

Susan O'Reilly 3 years ago

This is difficult am at day 3 and I feel exhausted I lost 4 kg in 2 days

its good but tough

h_raneem 3 years ago

can i eat chicken breast instead of beef?

hania 3 years ago

can i eat bread??

Ishita 3 years ago

by the 4th day.. how much weight loss u have observed ?

Dileep 3 years ago

GM diet worked for me. But its more important to maintian the loss. to understand how the fat is burnt in long run. I found this very helpful

jana 2 years ago

Can I use chicken instead of meat

Fantastic 2 years ago

I'm on my 7th day today. I have lost a bit over 3kg up to now ( down from about 89kg ). I've deviated a bit from the diet. I have tea twice a day with some honey and a slice of lime.

I made beef hamburgers with onions and an egg ( to bind the mince).

I started with a bp of 140/108 . I had a tsp of cinnamon with 1 tsp honey thrice a day and one crushed clove of garlic with 1 tsp honey twice a day. I also walk 45 minutes twice a day. After 3 days my bp dropped to around 115/78 . It has been at that level for the past four days ! I've never seen my bp below about 130/90 for the past 15 years ! But I know it did not go down just because of the 'diet' because the last time I did the GM diet , I lost weight but my bp did not come down to normal ! By the way I don't take any medication for BP except for a couple of times ( long ago) for a stretch of 2 weeks or so. Just thought I'd let you guys know my experience. Cheers.

Jayaraj 2 years ago

am glad to tell you that i followed the GM's Diet and i have loss my weight 7.6Kg

poonam 2 years ago

i am vegetarian . what can replace beef on 5th day n 6th day


farah 2 years ago

what is the substitute for brown rice and beef

Sarah 2 years ago

Day 5 you start eating some food. Eat a bowl of brown rice and have beef/chicken (for vegeterians: Rajama/beans, chhole/chikpeas, paneer/cottage-cheese or Soya nuggets) combined with 6 tomatoes (must eat).


hashmi 2 years ago

How much brown rice have to eat.

Parkha wisal 2 years ago

Successfully lost 5 kgs in a week on this diet.

yash 2 years ago

Can i use salt in the veggies on day 2

Tima 2 years ago

Did this diet many time and it's not working for me I have clue whyyyyyyyyyy :((((

Electric Citrus Juicer 2 years ago

I planned everyday that i'll take a diet but when food is in front of me, i can't resist. I like food and its very good to eat.

shama idrees khan 2 years ago

Its my second day...can i eat chicken instead of beef..and wat abt normal rice..

Tima 2 years ago

Nothing better then eating healthy and exercising

rima 2 years ago

hi can one can do GM diet if are suffering from control diabetic on tablets

please advise

lungi 2 years ago

I'm on day2 cheated with rice n 1piece of cooked chicken wat do I do?

maria 2 years ago

Am gonna try.

sania 2 years ago

Well it's a good one I am on my second day n boiled potato was a feast ti me hehe bt m looking forward to weight loss :) its just make u feel good the fruits n veggies of ur choices n plus I now know how to self control . Let's see how much or works on me. Goodluck to others who are following this diet without any cheating :)

geetha 2 years ago

its my fifth day. Already two times I try this diet. I loss only 2kg but within one month my weight is increase. What can I do. Help me please

Sanya 2 years ago

Is it imp too eat beef can we replace it by mutton

prudence 2 years ago

Gosh this is my 1st day and I'm starving to energy is drained ans I'm so weak..I just hope I'll servive this 7days

care 2 years ago

if you do the diet again don't eat fruits from a can, use fresh organic fruits.the fruits you ate was processed and dead with no benefit. but you did real good keep the good work up

bim 2 years ago

can i eat honey dew instead of cantalope

chaitanya shastry 2 years ago

Yah it's a tremendus diet but without a single pinch of salt and sugar strictly ,then only you can lose your weight..... I''ve lost 7kgs

Joumana 2 years ago

You may eat broiled or baked chicken instead of beef (but absolutely no skin-on chicken). If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for beef on one of the beef days (but not both).

mangaikarthik 2 years ago

already tried once, and lost 4 kgs, now i am in second time, second day, really it works

logu 2 years ago

Actually i have periods but am following the diet am on second day of gm diet

rits 2 years ago

Gm diet....

sam 2 years ago

its my 1st day... i feel it so difficult. i want to ask that is this soup tasty?

hema 2 years ago

if the person after opration(ovari) can diet

monika dhall 2 years ago

Its my 7 th day & have loosed 4kg aprx. Want to loose some more wght.Plz also sugst how to stable my wght.

rudy 2 years ago

hey its my 4th day of diet...really exhausted as i don't like milk...

kindly plz tell me is it good for obesity for any medical cause?

Jean 2 years ago

My husband is diabetic but controlled with medication. Can he try this diet? Thanks

Ishan Ranade 2 years ago

I don't eat beef. so can i have chicken and fish on day 5 and 6. and if yes what type of chicken and fish should i hav? And also is beer allowed during this 7 day program?

phen khwaka 2 years ago

I am on day six and i have lost 5 kgs plus no longer have cravings for greasy food that used to be my lifestyle a week ago.

sana 2 years ago

Can I use salt in the plan

Baby doll 2 years ago

This diet sounds awesome and tomorrow am gonna start this diet and very exicted to start but it'll be so hard on these 7days thnx

Missy 2 years ago

I did this cleanse & lost 15lbs.!

labonno 2 years ago

I'll try my level best.

Urmila 2 years ago

Started dis today,fingers crossed.Let's see how it goes.Wish me luck guys

karunakar 2 years ago

its my day 2... luv this diet.. umm umm ummahhh

karunakar 2 years ago

its my 3rd day... feeling lighter... umm..

Alia 2 years ago

Do we get lose skin? In this diet am confused

2 years ago

can we drink boost with milk and honey on 4th day

ustad 2 years ago

No this diet ain't working.

Guest 2 years ago

Anything that has package stuff in it is NOT a diet.

Get rid of anything with an ingredient you cannot say...

Processed food & can goods.

Eat smaller portions. Small protein & tons of veggies.

ranjeeta 2 years ago

i have sucessfully completed two days, and lost 1.5 kgs already.results are really inspiring. let us see what happens in the next five days?

sahil 2 years ago

Yes now iam in third day lost 2kg.let me update after 7 days.

Agness 2 years ago

Am following this regime to the book and on my third. Lost 2,3

Kgs in 2 days and am excited. Yesterday was so hard felt so hungry

and almost quit. Today (day 3) feel so light and not as hungry as yesterday. In fact made vegetable soup but ended up munching

On cucumber thumbs up. Will see what happens tomorrow.

Jaxbizgal 2 years ago

I am on day three.

Day one was easy in the beginning and difficult later on in the day. I wasn't hungry but I looked forward to veggie day because I wanted something that wasn't sweet.

Day two I woke up and was down 2.5 pounds. It made me stick to it! The baked potato in the morning was heavenly. I didn't even finish it because I had it with a plate of cabbage and got full. That satisfied me for most if the day. I did miss my crystal light though. At night I craved something sweet and was over all of the veggies. I had some asparagus but didn't eat it all. Wasn't really hungry. Mind you, I love both fruits and veggies. Right before bed I considered some popcorn. I tried to justify it as a veggie but decided to just go to bed. I wanted to follow it to the letter.

Day three I woke up and hopped on the scale - down another 1.6 pounds. Yay!!! Down 4.1 after just two days. Today was kind of easy. I had the leftover asparagus, a peach and then an apple and felt full most of the day. Then I had some corn on the cob (2 of them). I had a veggie medley of carrots, kale and green beans for dinner and baked an apple with cinnamon (no sugar) for dessert. I was fine until my daughter decided to make a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich (prepping her breakfast for the morning) and French fries for dinner. Lol!!! The smells have my stomach growling. I am not giving in. I need this kickstart. I want to see what I can do this week. I went from 174.5 to 170.4 in two days. I can't wait to see what the scale says in the morning and I am not going to let a sausage patty defeat me.

I am dreading tomorrow though. I don't like bananas or milk but a friend suggested that I freeze a very ripe banana and blend it and it will taste more like ice cream. We will see. Good luck guys!

sahil 2 years ago

Yes I lost 4.2 after 7 day's.let me update after 14 day's.

Sadida 2 years ago

I lose only4 kgx......

Mehreen 2 years ago

I lose 6 kgs .... I m very happy

Grace patience 2 years ago

This has been su hard bt the hardest and saddest part is having to see my belly wen ever I look down!Its end of day 2,feeling hungry all d tym and weak!My energy levels are drained

I lost 3kg in 2 days from 73 to 70kg nw!

yogita 2 years ago

Iam diebatic can i fallow gm diet plan pl suggest me iam ver eger to know this

sahil 2 years ago

I lost 8.8 kg's after 14 days now after 2 days break again I started diet let me update after 21 days.

Samina 2 years ago

Hi,it's my first day and I am 98 kg I,will try my level best plz pray for me

mais 2 years ago

can i replace milk with yogurt ??? i don't like milk

mais 2 years ago

can i use salt on salad ? or on chicken ?

karunakar 2 years ago

sahil are u telling truth... ok ill agree becos i did only at once i lost 3kgs then i tried and always failed becos of my favt foods.... now seeing ur comments.. again im going to start this... this is my 2nd day... ill post after 5 days... my result... thanq man...

Day 6 2 years ago

I'm on my 6th day and my friend was going to do it with me but is diabetic and her dr said absolutely not. So I'm solo. On day 6 I have lost 8lbs

Nina 2 years ago

On the milk and banana day, what do you do if you're lactose intolerant?

mehwish 23 months ago

Can I eat eddoe(arvi) on veggie day?

TomLax 21 months ago

Lets see ......starting from tomorrow

Madbo 21 months ago

Anything I can do instead of tomato?

Azaan kazmi 21 months ago

Hi can i take black or green tea and what l can take instead of tomato

Azaan kazmi 21 months ago

Can i continue my vitamins E recommended by doctor

julie 21 months ago

i can follow this diet for a month without stopping.i need to lose 15kgs

Sam 20 months ago

Hey there I am starting with day 1 today.

Please can you tell me which rice do I use? and can I add salt to my veggies? And can I buy my chicken from nandos for day 5?

sara 20 months ago

Plz tell me that gm soup was imprtnt fr diet

parveen 19 months ago

Hey.,,, it sounds awesome.. but difficult to do

but I will try...!!!!

joyce 19 months ago

hi i started my gm first day yesterday, i got my period during the day but i continued, today i went on the scale and i didn't lose anything . ususally i do on the first fruit day so in the morning i had a toast with peanut butter i thought ill start when i finish my cycle but i prefper to continue you think i will lose or no thank you

pat 17 months ago

Did anyone GAIN weight the first 2 days? I have actually gained almost 5 pounds? I think my body is in starvation mode even though I am not hungry and am not having trouble following the diet.

tahiya 16 months ago

Hello I am starting day 1 tomorrow but I am fasting during the day so I will eat when I break the fast. I know I will make it.

Ruhi 15 months ago

I hv started dis is my 2nd day....but m too hungry..n yesterday I cheated my plan with chapati...

Redo 15 months ago

i ate only watermelon and melon on my first day but I did drink my coffee with sugar and powder cream. Probably 3 cups. I lost pound. I am wondering if I should redo day 1 today and be more diligent to follow exact instruction. All comments are welcomed. I'm about to start my second day. Should I go with the melons or baked potatoes.

Christy 14 months ago

Instead of onion soup can i have beef broth with cabbage . Im not good with onions

Monica 9 months ago

I started it yesterday, eating all types of food not only watermelon and I lost 3 pounds yayy, I am now in day 2 and will let you know how it went. First day wasn't hard for me since well it was the first day so you shouldn't break it that soon, I am now boiling my potato to start the day and brought cucumber and radishes to work for lunch and snacks. If I lose even 1 more pound today I will be more than happy.

Monica 9 months ago

Ok so I checked this morning and I am another 2.2 pounds down!!! I did go to the gym both days, I don't think I am going today, yesterday's workout was really difficult so when they say you experience muscle weakness is true; by the repetition #8 I was so tired (I usually do 15-20), so it was hard. But I am happy for the loss, I hope to come tomorrow with more good news. I had last night stir fry veggies and wasn't as good as I hoped, God I miss salt and oil haha. For my third day I had watermelon for breakfast and will have a variate of veggies for lunch. Saw a salad with avocado today and will try it for dinner, hope it doesn't ruin the diet but I need something that I really like and enjoy before I get tired of it. Can't wait for Sunday (when I am allowed to eat meat again yayy). This diet is hard but doable, I am been able to do it and I love eating, is hard cooking for the beau and not even be able to try the food and see if is good or not haha, but I am proud of myself I really needed a detox after this Holidays.

Good luck and I'll be back tomorrow.

Monica 9 months ago

Ok so I just weighed in and I'm 1.8 pounds lighter for a total of 7 pounds in 3 days, going to start the banana day today but will drink my shake later, feel like is going to be a fun (hard) day since I don't like soups so I have nothing to complement the diet with. So 8 bananas and 3-4 glasses of milk it is, already placed the bananas in freezer to make yummy shakes. I am going to the gym today at least to do some cardio since the weights have been difficult but I'll try, I feel like I could've lost a life it more yesterday if I had gone to the gym :( but well I really needed that rest. So looking forward for tomorrow when I can eat like a normal being haha. 3 days down 4 to go I can do this!!!!

Monica 9 months ago

4th day down three to go!!! Yesterday was actually not that bad I guess I've got to the idea that I won't be eating much, went to the gym and again was a struggle definitely super tired and weak but still went and did 30 minutes of cardio plus weights can't stop going because since I'm eating bad(no proteins and other nutrients) I'm afraid I will be losing a lot of muscle mass and that's not what I want. So today I lost 1.7 seeks a little bit unfair since I have a lot to lose so for what I'm eating or not eating I would love to be in a constant lose of 2 or something more but well I'm down 9.7 in 4 days. I feel like I should be more excited than how I feel but big sacrifices should come with greater results :) Today I get to eat meat and tomatoes so hopefully I don't go up that would definitely suck we'll see I let you know how it goes tomorrow with hopefully at least a 1.5 down!!

Monica 9 months ago

Ok bad news as I suspected if I wasn't losing that much eating pretty much nothing (fruits and veggies) I gained 1 pound today since yesterday was my meat day, I ate nothing but lean meat and tomatoes and went up and that sucks, I did drink a diet coke which has no sugar or anything but don't think 1 DIET COKE will make you gain 1 pound, my second day of meat and today with more veggies so will see how it goes, I also went to the gym yesterday because I had that feeling and still went up arghhhhh so now total after 5 days is 7.7 wanted to break the 10 pounds with this diet :( still have today and tomorrow so we'll see what happens.

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