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     I did the following  weight loss diet program and it worked wonders.   I strongly recommend anyone desirous of loosing weight to start on this program immediately.   Best part of the program is that it is doable!   

~~ Sanjay Panda

Weight Loss Diet Program

  The following diet and health program was developed for employees and dependents of General Motors, Inc. and is intended for their exclusive use. This program was developed in conjunction with a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was field tested at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors, General Motors Corp. at a general meeting on August 15, 1985. General Motors Corp. wholly endorses this program and is making it available to all employees and families. This program will be available at all General Motors Food Service Facilities. It is management's intention to facilitate a wellness and fitness program for everyone.

   This program is designed for a target weight loss of 10-17 lbs per week. It will also improve your attitudes and emotions because of its cleansing systematic effects.

  The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the food eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value.

This plan can be used as often as you like without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter because you will be lighter by at least 10 lbs. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.

    During the first seven days you must abstain from all alcohol You must drink 10 glasses of water each day.

Day One All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.

 

 Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.

Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.

Day Four 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.

Day Five Today is feast day. You will eat rice and 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 Six Rice and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of Rice and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.

Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.

   Tomorrow morning you will be 10-17 lbs. lighter than one week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. You may repeat this program as often as you like, however, 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. Any liquor (bourbon,vodka, rum) is forbidden. Cream drinks are especially forbidden. You may have an occasional cordial such as creme de menthe or schnapps, but you must always limit yourself to two drinks. If you wine, drink only wine that day. If you have beer, drink only beer that day, etc. Alcohol adds empty calories to your diet. However, after the first week it will help your digestion and settle your stomach.

Wonder Soup

The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to consume large quantities of this soup.

28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.

Additional Comments

Vegetables as may be taken in the form of a salad if desired. No dressing except malt, white or wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic, herbs. No more than one tea spoon of oil.

 You have been given a recipe for the WONDER SOUP which can be eaten in unlimited quantities. This soup is a supplement while you are on the program and it should be a pleasure to eat. Not everyone likes cabbage, green peppers, calory etc. This recipe is not inflexible. You may substitute vegetables according to your taste. You may add any vegetables you like: asparagus, peas, corn, turnips, green beans, cauliflower, etc. Try to stay away from beans (lima, pinto, kidney, etc.), however, because they tend to be high in calories even though they are very good for you.

Beverages you may consume while on the program :

  1. Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).
  2. Club Soda is OK.
  3. Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.
  4. Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.
  5. Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven.

How and Why It Works

Day One you are preparing your system for the upcoming programme. Your only source of nutrition is fresh or canned fruits. Fruits are nature's perfect food. They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.

Day Two starts with a fix of complex carbo-hydrates coupled with an oil dose. This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day two consists of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.

Day Three eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the fruits. You system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.

Day Four, bananas, milk and soup sound the strangest and least desirable. You're in for a surprise. You probably will not eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the past three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets. You will be surprised how easy this day will go.

Day Five, Beef (White Rice) and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. Your allowance calls for the equivalent of five "quarter ponders". Do not feel you have to eat all this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.

Day Six is similar to day five, Iron and proteins from beef (or White Rice), Vitamins and fibre from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today, compared to day one.

Day Seven finished off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals, except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.

 

 

How to Lose Weight

This review helps people lose weight. Please consider reading and following these steps.

Steps

  1. Do cardio exercises. You can pick and choose which exercise you want to do, depending on your fitness level and drive. For example: walking, jogging, using the stair stepper, using cross training machines, swimming, tennis, and basketball.
  2. Eat healthy snacks whenever you feel hungry between meal times. Healthy snacks would be things high in fiber, fruits and vegetables. Avoid high sugar and high calorie snacks. This will help you get nutrients as well as help lower your appetite so you won't overeat during meals.
  3. Eat breakfast. Do not skip breakfast. If you don't have time to prepare breakfast, buy healthy breakfast bars or those smoothies on the go. It is important to eat breakfast to jump start your metabolism and give you energy for the day.
  4. Drink at least 8 cups of water a day. Stay hydrated. While you don't need 8 cups of water a day to stay hydrated, it'll make sure you're hydrated as well as cut down on you hunger levels and force you to get a little bit more exercise (trips to the sink, water cooler, water fountain, and bathroom).
  5. Increase your fiber intake. Fiber acts as negative calories. It's also filling and healthy for your digestive system.
  6. Cut down on high calorie/sugar drinks. This includes sodas and fruit juices. If you're a heavy soda drinker, permit yourself to only one soda per day, maximum.
  7. Eat slowly and chew more. Take time to enjoy your meals. This will help you to finish at the same time as others, and you'll not be tempted by a second helping. Also, chewing more will ensure you get the most out of all the food and it will be digested faster. The more you chew, the more your appetite will be satiated.
  8. Look for foods that are low in saturated fats and refined sugar, and that provide calories based on whole grains and proteins. These will keep you feeling full for longer, and prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes. Simple carbs like white bread acts almost like sugar.
  9. Eat less, but eat more often. If possible, eat 4-5 meals a day. This helps your metabolism and blood sugar to stay level as well. This does require a change in your schedule.
  10. Train yourself to eat smaller dinners and all in all eat less within 6 hours of your bed time. You're less likely to burn the calories closer to your bed time. It's fine to eat a large breakfast and lunch because your body will be working on burning those calories for the whole day. Large dinners are likely to go unburned and converted into fat.
  11. Find active friends. Find people that will drag you out to do more active things. It doesn't have to be much, but any exercise (even walking around the mall) is better than none.
  12. Do some weight/resistance training. Weight training (and resistance training) can help reshape your body. If you just lose fat, your body will stay in the same general shape, just smaller. Incorporating weight training will help change your body shape as well as build muscle. The more muscle you have the higher your metabolism will be.
  13. Keep a photographic diary. Take a picture of yourself monthly or weekly if you are going to be very dedicated to weight loss. Be careful though, don't let the photographs discourage you.

 

 

Tips

  • Don't go on one of those "fad" diets. Losing too much weight too quickly can lead to health problems. All the weight lost from most fad diets will return soon after you transition off of them.
  • Don't get discouraged. After one or two weeks of initial weight loss, it is quite common for your metabolism to slow down as it adjusts to the new calorie count. Stay on course and you'll see results. In some cases, the scale will tell you your weight is barely changing, but you maybe gaining muscle weight while losing fat weight. Also make sure to weigh yourself first thing in the morning to try to avoid the fluctuations in weight due to water.
  • Allow yourself to cheat depending on your will power. If you don't have the will power, allow yourself the treats like dessert and a little ice cream. Many people when they try to avoid comfort foods altogether, find themselves bingeing on those very foods. If you have a very strong will, you will not need to cheat at all. If you have a very fragile will, you'll likely cheat often. Just make sure as you progress, the "cheating" becomes less and less.
  • Leave left overs when dining out. If you find yourself overeating at restaurants, train yourself to always leave half of the food on your plate. Bring it home for later. Don't feel compelled to eat it all in one sitting since it's usually way too much food for one meal.
  • Join a gym. A gym will give you access to weights, machines, and classes. You can always hire a personal trainer to help motivate you.
  • Take a class. If you like a sport then take a class! Or perhaps take a dance class. If you're self conscious ask to audit a class to see if you can be comfortable attending.
  • Exercise in the morning before eating. Don't do anything too strenuous since you haven't eaten. You don't want to pass out trying to run 5 miles on an empty stomach. But do some exercises if you have time.
  • Realize that you need to apply a permanent change to your lifestyle. You will never lose weight and keep it off unless you manage to incorporate these tips permanently. Applying these tips for a short time is useless in the long term. Realize that this is for the long term. Take as much time as you need easing yourself into it.
  • Establish a routine. Once you have a routine, it's easy to maintain. For example, start exercising once a week NEVER missing a single session. Once that becomes routine, it should be easy to sneak in another day of exercise and slowly have that become routine too.
  • Don't buy unhealthy snacks at all if possible. If you have unhealthy snacks you're likely to munch on them. Get rid of that temptation. A lot of people will just grab something and munch on it without even realizing what they're doing.

 

Warnings

  • Ask your doctor for advice. He or she can give you dietary advice as well as discuss any physical problems you may or may not have while exercising. If you're planning to take weight loss very seriously, ask your doctor if there will be any complications.
  • Avoid gimmicky weight loss supplements. Find reviews of dietary supplements from reputable sources. Find which ones are right for you.
  • Avoid gimmicky exercise devices. Most work out devices will essentially do what any "free" exercise can do. The only difference is you pay hundreds of dollars.