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Apr 18

GM Diet Day 4

Already on Day 4 of the diet! This is way easier than I had thought it would be. I have not cheated even once and even though there have been temptations, I have managed to survive them.

Today is the bananas and milk day. Now, I am not a fan of milk- I prefer yoghurt to milk any day. So that is what I did-I substituted the 3 glasses of milk with 3 large bowls of yoghurt. If you are going to follow the yoghurt diet, and like to add variety, you can make a raita. Since the diet does not allow for any fried foods, just add the spices and have the yoghurt as it is. You can also add veggies since the soup has veggies and that is allowed. Tomatoes and cucumber work well. You could even try bananas in the yoghurt-a little experimental I agree, but worth a try!

The other thing you can eat is bananas. I love bananas. In fact I can eat bananas any time of day. But, this is a high calorie fruit and most of the calories come from sugar. So, its not a very good food for those on a diet, but for the purpose of this diet, bananas have been chosen to compensate for the other nutrients missing in the diet. Besides, the other food being consumed-milk and veggie soup, contains very low calories.

Bananas for Potassium, Manganese and Vitamin C

Bananas are rich in Potassium, Manganese and Vitamin C. They are also a good source of vitamin B6 and dietary fiber. It also contains some vitamin A, calcium and Iron. And the best part is that bananas are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.

A way to make the bananas easier to eat is to cut them in pieces and season them with a little salt and lemon juice. But, as always, keep the salt to a minimum.

Although eight bananas are allowed through the day, I had only seven, 2 in the morning, 2 for lunch and 1 in the evening. The soup is great to keep you full. Each meal was accompanied by a large bowl of yoghurt. Surprisingly, I did not need much of the soup and was pretty satiated with just the bananas and the yoghurt.

Water consumption was also pretty easy. I managed to have a little more than the required 10 glasses :) It feels really great to be able to have so much water and cleanse your system. I hope I can continue to have as much water even after the diet is over.

Weight loss was insignificant today. I am a bit disappointed. I was hoping for some more weight loss since I have crossed the mid point in the diet. Most of what I have read from other people’s experiences indicates that weight loss continues through till day 5.  Anyway, even if I don’t lose much weight, I will be glad to have done the diet for its cleansing effects.

Energy levels were just fine today. I did not feel any different than I would, had I been eating a normal diet. I think the nutrients in the food I am eating as part of this diet are more than enough for the sedentary lifestyle that I am living. I did skip my walk though. Perhaps, for a more active person, the energy levels may suffer.

I am really excited about tomorrow. Meat is allowed and I am going to be cooking chicken. The only trouble is with consuming 6 tomatoes. Hopefully, I will be able to put some in the chicken and have some raw. Will keep you posted.

1 comment

  1. farah

    is soup must if so which days have to be used

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