For those of you who don’t know, I’ve subjected myself to a commitment last week. Not only did I promise myself to get through (and stick to!) this GM Diet, I also promised myself something a bit more important than that: to learn discipline.
Here is the breakdown and accurate account of the past seven days:
Note that this diet was coupled with regular exercise and constant hydration. I never starved myself in the past (my friends would know) and even when I chose a diet to stick to, I made sure that the program of my choice didn’t get in the way of that, either. It was a challenge to stick to the meal plans during this week so I really had to get out of my way and do some grocery shopping for my supply of food. It cost me a bit more than what I usually spend per week, but I guess that comes with how much I really wanted a lifestyle change.
What pushed me to do this diet was a day at the gym last Monday. When I hit the scale and found the bar drop when I slid the weight square down to 150, I knew I had to do something with my 157 lbs frame. Although I register as 5’7″ and my current weight was still in the bounds of what medical standards called normal, I was 3 pounds away from being categorized as overweight. I did not want that– and so I took the plunge. For those of you in the middle of a situation similar to mine, or if you simply want to lose a few pounds for ‘aesthetic’ reasons, I give you my two cents on the GM Diet below. Continue reading “7 pounds in 7 days: My verdict on the GM Diet”
“Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.”
I was especially excited for Day 7 because 1) it’s finally over and 2) the items on the menu were my kind of thing. It came to a surprise to me that I actually enjoyed drinking the green juice I bought yesterday. The blend of fruits like kiwi, apples, and peaches and vegetables like spinach and broccoli were a pleasant burst of flavor! Although the added spirulina and chlorophyll might take others aback, I swear by the nutritious goodness this drink has to offer. It’s really good and I am now a fan. Aside from this juice discovery, however, my day went pretty normal.
What I ate:
1 Fuji apple
1 bottle Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness juice
1 bottle Botlhouse Farms Starawberry-Banana juice
2.5 liters water
Spinach salad with boiled chicken and tofu (Okay, I cheated on this because I’m not supposed to take meat at all– but I was so hungry when lunch came!)
A small amount of mixed veggies and around 3 spoonfuls of brown rice for dinner (I felt too full from the first three bites I took. It was weird because it’s like my tummy repelled the rice I ate.)
10 mini cut baby carrots and 2 tbsp garlic hummus
What I did:
65 minutes on the Precor Elliptical (Total distance covered: 4.99 miles / 543 cal)
6 reps of 3 lbs weights
I’M FINALLY DONE. Watch out for my next post re: my verdict on the GM Diet. Cheers to step one towards a healthier lifestyle!
“Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.”
Today was easy! I felt like I ate like I normally would, only that I didn’t have rice in any of my meals. However, it’s the first time I “cheated” on the diet. I couldn’t help but drink milk during breakfast and have a banana after dinner. Oh well.
What I ate:
3 cups of mushrooms, broccoli and cauliflower sautéed in garlic and beef
A bowl of Panda Express Kobari beef with mixed vegetables
A glass of milk
2.5 liters of water
What I did:
60 minutes of brisk walking
I’m so excited for tomorrow! I went to the grocery today to get me some brown rice (after a week of not having this, grabbing that on the aisle was like reaching for heaven!) and fruit juices. I’m less that 24 hours away from completing the diet and around 2 days until I have my final weigh-in. I can’t wait!
“Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.”
Day 5 was interesting. I finally had the protein that I’ve been craving for the past 4 days! What surprised me, though, is that I wasn’t able to finish the amount of food allotted for today. Out of the 6 tomatoes, I barely consumed 5 and out of the 20 oz. of lean beef that I could eat, I only finished about 16 oz or less. This was a good day for me, especially if you consider the hellish banana-milk day I just had.
“Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.”
What a day! Day 4 gave me an upset stomach every time I ate a banana and/or drank a glass of milk. I guess my tummy got too much used to the fruit and veggie combo it’s been having for the past 3 days. I also think I over did my milk intake– oh well. No exercising for me today, I took too much time in the toilet, if you know what I mean.
What I ate:
1.5 liters of 2% reduced fat milk
A glass of water (Now that I think about it, I don’t know why I drank only a glass of water today. I guess it’s because I felt like my insides were about to throw everything out– I don’t really know.)
7 organic bananas
A small bowl of GM Wonder Soup
What I did:
Work on my Philo paper (still not done…Lord, help me.)
Curl up into a ball for two hours and eventually fall asleep in a secluded fireplace lounge in school. Yep, true story. Funny tummy was very funny and topsy-turvy.
I can’t explain today. I’m going bananas! LITERALLY.