Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My GM Diet Experience

I just finished this so called GM Diet last week. I've never tried any kind of diet before and for me diet is DIEt with the emphasis on the first 3 words. lol. A friend of mine swore on how effective this diet works and so I tried it. I didn't follow the diet strictly, I made some modifications. 

Anyway, here's how my week went.

Day 1: Fruits 
Any kind of fruit you want preferably melons and cantaloupes (except bananas) and you can eat unlimited amount of fruits for the whole day and of course, lots and lots of water.

Breakfast: melon, strawberries and mandarin orange
Lunch:      melon, peaches and apples
Dinner:     melon and apples

I started my day with melon, strawberries and mandarin, eating halfway through my fruit bowl I already feel full. By lunch time, I had the same fruits plus apple and peaches. During dinner I had melon and apple. I didn't feel hungry at all.

For a rice eater like me I feel that I'm missing my daily fill of carbs. It was a struggle especially if everyone in the house is eating rice, nevertheless, I survived Day 1.

Day 2: Veggies
All you can eat veggies for Day 2, its advisable to have it eaten raw or boiled. Avoid oil and coconut when cooking vegetable. Eat potato in the morning you can add a small dab of butter for taste. Don't forget to drink lots of water.

Breakfast: potato with small amount of butter
Lunch:      boiled broccoli and cauliflower, celery sticks and lettuce
Dinner:     mixed veggies with some oyster sauce

I thought the 1st day is the hardest but now I feel that the 2nd day was the hardest, for me atleast. I do eat veggies but with seasoning (salt) not boiled or raw. I tried munching on celery and lettuce without dressing but I had a hard time. What I did was I boiled some broccoli and cauliflower and add some pepper on it just to have some taste. Still no rice, oh the struggle is real!

Day 3: Fruits and Veggies
All fruits (except bananas) and all veggies (except potatoes) you can eat. And also don't forget to drink lots of water.

Breakfast: apple and mandarin oranges
Lunch:      celery sticks, steamed cauliflower and broccoli, apple
Dinner:     steamed cauliflower and broccoli, peaches, strawberries and melon

This day is easier than the previous day because its a combination of fruits and vegetables. I ate more fruits than veggies because I like fruits more and I feel like fruits has more variety in taste and texture than veggies. Day 3 went by smoothly.

Day 4: Bananas and Milk
You can eat as many as 8 bananas and 3 glasses of milk.

Breakfast: 2 bananas and 1 glass of milk
Lunch:      2 bananas and 1 glass of milk
Dinner:     2 bananas and 1 glass of milk

Looking at the diet plan, I thought 4th day would be difficult more difficult than the 2nd day. Surprisingly, I didn't have a hard time. As per GM diet, it should be skimmed but I changed it to 2% milk because I don't like the taste of skimmed milk. On this day, I ate 2 bananas and a glass of milk, I don't know why but it made me full and didn't feel any hunger.

Day 5: Chicken and Tomatoes
As per GM Diet, it should be beef and tomatoes but I substituted beef for chicken. 

Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner: chicken and tomatoes

As mentioned, I made some modification for this day's diet plan. I am not a big fan of tomatoes, I can only eat tomatoes if it has cilantro and some seasoning on it just like that of a tomato salsa. So what I did was I sauteed a 8 tomatoes with onion and garlic and threw in the chicken breast. That 's what I ate for the whole day. 

Day 6: Beef and Veggies
Beef and veggies for the whole day. 

Breakfast: steamed broccoli and cauliflower
Lunch:      beef broccoli and 3 spoonfuls of rice
Dinner:     stir fried beef and a medium sized cucumber

Yes, you read it right, I had rice. Finally!!! I was waiting for this day! There are many variations in GM diet, I read in some websites rice can be eaten starting on the 5th day. But I waited till the 6th day, just to push my limits on how long can I go without rice. lol I feel lighter now than the 1st day that I started. I haven't weighed myself yet. 

Day 7: Beef, Fruits and Veggies
Feast day! The Grand Finale! Beef all you want and a cup of rice plus any fruit juice you want. 

Breakfast: strawberries and melon
Lunch:      stir fried beef, corn and carrots, 5 spoonfuls of rice and a glass of apple juice
Dinner:     stir fried beef and strawberries

Truly, it was feast day! It was a balanced diet, I had my carbs, protein and vitamins from veggies and fruits. What a way to end a diet!

Result and Thoughts:

The GM diet works website says, you'll lose about 10-17 lbs a week if you follow the diet. Since I made some modifications, I lost only 7lbs. That's not bad, not bad all! Well, in my opinion I think I did well.

I really think that I won't be able to finish the 7-day diet program. What kept me going was the bet I made with Dex; that whoever loses most weight in 3 months will win an Ipad mini. Kidding aside, what did it for me is having someone to motivate, encourage and support me to finish the diet and not give into temptations like chocolate, ice cream and pizza; those were my favorites and it was so hard to resist.

Being on this diet has led me to discover that if I put my mind into something I can achieve what I want. So for those of you out there who want to try this kind of diet, find someone who will motivate and encourage you all throughout the week. 

Will do it again, and my answer is yes, I will. :) Maybe next week again or probably next month. I just want to get started in losing weight that's why I did this diet. I will do some exercise program next week to keep weight off and lose some more.

P.S. Once you're done with the diet give yourself 3-5 days rest before you go on this diet again. You can repeat this diet as many times as you want. 

For those who are still hesitant to do it, I say to you START! GO for it! DO it! If I can do it, you can do it too!