Jun 3, 2009

10 Pounds in 7 Days

Nothing excites me more than trying out a new diet. It's like trying out cliff diving, feeding baby elephants in Kenya or seeing your crush in the first day of classes.

I was fortunate enough to come across an article linked in Mikey's blog about this General Motors Diet.

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


Sports writer Joaquin Henson from Philippine Star wrote about it, and here's an excerpt for those who want to try it out:

Day 1. Eat all fruits, except bananas. If you limit your consumption to melons, you could lose up to three pounds on the first day. There are no restrictions as to how much fruit to eat. This puts your body on the start mode for the diet. Fruits will be your only source of nutrition, providing what you need to sustain life except total balance and variety.

Day 2. Consume all vegetables, raw or cooked. For your complex carbohydrates, start the day with a large baked potato for breakfast to give energy and balance. You may add a pat of butter on the potato. Vegetables are virtually calorie-free and provide essential nutrients and fiber.

Day 3. Take in a mixture of fruits and vegetables – any amount, any quantity but no bananas and no potatoes. You get carbohydrates from the fruits. This prepares the body to burn excess pounds.

Day 4. Eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. The bananas are for potassium and sodium. You will notice a loss of desire for sweets.

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Day 5. Consume one cup of rice and six whole tomatoes. Also, drink 12 glasses of water to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing. For those who are 39 and below, you may add beef to the diet for iron and protein, the equivalent of five quarter-pounders. The tomatoes are for digestion and fiber. The beef, however, is optional but the tomatoes are mandatory.

Day 6. Restrict yourself to one cup of rice and all the vegetables, raw or cooked, you want for vitamins and fiber. For those who are 39 and below, you may repeat the Day 5 menu.

Day 7. Eat one cup of rice and all the vegetables you want plus drink a glass of fruit juice.

If you get hungry on any day during the program, you may fill up with a “wonder” soup whose ingredients are 22 ounces of water, six large onions, two green peppers, three whole tomatoes, a head of cabbage, a bunch of celery, four envelopes onion soup mix, herbs and flavoring as desired. You may substitute some ingredients for asparagus, peas, corn, turnips, green beans or cauliflower but never lima, pinto or kidney beans. Vegetables may be taken in the form of a salad without dressing except malt, white or wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic herbs and no more than one teaspoon of oil.


I went to the nearest fruitstand earlier this morning to buy 2 melons which will be the only food that I'll eat the whole day (plus 2-3 liters of water and raisins for snacks)

Me: (to the woman with big boobs) Manang, magkano yang dalawang melon niyo? [Excuse me, how much are your two melons?]

That was awkward, so i pointed to the melons she's selling:))

I know one needs the discipline of an Olympic athlete so after clicking Save& Publish, I'll stop eating Jack Link's Premium Cuts Hickory Smoked Beef Jerky. (Yummeh!)

The General Motors Diet is a bit unsafe because you have to eliminate major food groups once in a while but as long as it can guarantee me to loose 10 pounds in 7 days, it's worth the risk.

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