There is a popular belief that GM came up with this diet to help their employees lose weight. I have not been able to find any concrete evidence of that! None the less, it is a very popular diet and I did give it a try.
The diet itself is very specific, you eat certain things on certain days, and therefore not a long term diet. It is designed to be followed for 7 days. For all your hard work you are rewarded with a 10 to 17 lb weight loss.
Day 1: All the fruit you want (no bananas or starchy or dried fruit)
Day 2: All the vegetables you want, raw or cooked. Breakfast includes 1 large baked potato with a pat of butter.
Day 3: All the fruits and vegetables you want (still no bananas!)
Day 4: bananas, skim milk and the ‘GM Wonder Soup’
Day 5: Each meal must consist of beef and tomatoes. The only other food you can consume is as much of the GM Wonder Soup as you like.
Day 6: Beef and any kinds of vegetables and Wonder Soup, in whatever quantities needed.
Day 7: Brown rice, fruit and vegetables, quantities as needed.
The GM Wonder Soup
I found a couple different variations of this. Basically it is a vegetable soup made primarily with cabbage, onions, celery and green peppers. I basically made the same soup as The Cabbage Soup Diet and used that.
If you made it through this, you are at least 10 lbs lighter!
Pros and Cons of The GM Diet
Large rapid weight loss
No measuring foods
Restrictive and boring
Not a balanced diet
All in all, the GM Diet does deliver as long as you commit 100% to it. Good luck and report your results below in the comments!