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Old 10-27-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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General Motors Diet

wow...has anybody seen this?

http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/~jajoo/gmdiet.html (sfw)

with all the glycogen replenishment this diet allows for, i bet it would be really good for my performance
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:07 PM   #2
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If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.
This is my favorite part.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:16 PM   #3
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Re: General Motors Diet

"...it is suggested that you are allowed two glasses of white wine in addition to the instructions on the program. You may substitute champagne for white wine. Under no circumstances are you to drink any other alcoholic beverages with the exception of beer which is allowed."

WTF?!?
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:06 AM   #4
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Re: General Motors Diet

The most amazing part is that a quick look on google suggests that people actually try this.
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Re: General Motors Diet

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The most amazing part is that a quick look on google suggests that people actually try this.
my coworker told me about it yesterday. one of her friends is doing it before she goes on her cruise
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:16 AM   #6
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Re: General Motors Diet

People love the promise of the "quick fix"! Does any one know if this is actually a diet that is put out by GM for its employees?
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:38 AM   #7
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People love the promise of the "quick fix"! Does any one know if this is actually a diet that is put out by GM for its employees?
Not according to this Op-Ed in the NYT.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/op...t-edcohen.html (wfs)
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:57 AM   #8
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Not according to this Op-Ed in the NYT.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/op...t-edcohen.html (wfs)

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:01 AM   #9
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I know a guy who used to do this once every two months. I never noticed any weight loss....
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:23 AM   #10
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Re: General Motors Diet

That's a weird diet.

Funny, though, that with few exceptions (the potato, the rice, and the milk, probably also the lipton soup mix) it's technically a paleo diet. Sure, you're not supposed to eat the ton of fruit that this thing seems to call for, but I've certainly had a few days where the fruit added up, and I wouldn't consider those days cheating.

I don't doubt that a person could lose 10 lbs in a week on this diet. Of course, every single diet I've ever started has caused me to lose 10 lbs the first week, so I'm not too impressed. (Keeping and repeating the 10lbs loss is a different matter entirely)

I kind of wonder how I'd feel while eating this for a week. I definitely fall on the high protein end of the paleo diet spectrum, and this diet has a laughably low amount. Days five and six would probably be OK, but I think the other days would make me go bat-crap crazy with cravings for meat.

My final musing: what's a person's intestinal health like on the GM diet? Those first few days seem like a recipe for massive diarrhea. Maybe that's how you lose the 10 lbs.
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