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GM Diet - Things You Must Be Aware Of!

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Dt. Archna Gupta 90% (884 ratings)
PG Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics, Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vaishali, Ghaziabad  •  27 years experience
GM Diet - Things You Must Be Aware Of!

Are you looking for an ideal diet which is easy to sustain, and has both instant and long term effects? You should opt for the GM diet, which combines all these qualities. This healthy diet plan appeared on the Internet four years ago, and a lot of people have benefited by following it. Here are some important things you should know about the GM diet:

What is GM diet?
GM diet is a weight loss management and diet plan, which was developed by the General Motors Corporation for helping their employees maintain a good shape. It involves consuming certain food items per day.

Is GM diet effective?
In spite of being a popular diet plan, there are some conflicting views regarding the success of a GM diet. However, recent studies prove that this diet is quite effective in reducing weight at a quick rate. You will be able to lose up to 10 lbs per week by following the diet sincerely. For first time users, the diet can be overwhelming because of the radical change in diet, which mostly contains vegetables, raw fruits, and meat servings in reduced amounts. It is also important for you to exercise regularly while following the GM diet, as only following the diet will make you weak.

How to prepare for the GM diet?
If you want to undertake a GM diet for weight loss benefits, you should be able to withstand or resist excessive sweating, occasional feelings of hunger, and weakness at times. These are common side effects during the first few days of the GM diet. It is important for you to stay properly hydrated while preparing for the diet. This is because your body requires a lot of water for metabolism and energy during the diet span. You should also avoid taking alcohol while preparing for the GM diet.

Weight loss objectives
The GM plan was primarily developed to help middle aged, GM Corporation employees become slim and maintain good health. This diet plan aims at eliminating your extra pounds so that you are safe from several health risks, associated with excess weight.

Side effects
There are several side effects of the GM diet as well because of the fast paced schedule.

  1. A sudden weakness of the muscles may be experienced as the muscle tissues do not get sufficient protein during the early days of the GM diet.
  2. Excessive thirst and dehydration are likely as the fluids are used up by the body for metabolic processes.
  3. Headaches and malaise are also likely.

The GM diet can be undertaken by anyone. However, it is important to consult a doctor before starting the diet plan. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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