Common GM Diet FAQ’s & Tips:
Q. Can we have tea or coffee?
Ans. Herbal teas are fine. The only sweeter allowed in stevia. And coffees with stevia are only recommended, otherwise not.
Q. Can we drink alcohol?
Ans. No alcohol during this plan! There are no redeeming health values to alcohol.
Q. Can we have Chapati, wheat, cereal, bread, etc.?
Ans.No, this is a gluten free diet. Wheat is so bad for you. It has been genetically modified and over processed. It causes weight gain and other health issues. If you eat lots of wheat, you will likely not maintain your weight loss after the diet.
Q. Can we have salt, pepper, or spices?
Ans.Yes, you can have a normal amount of salt. Never over do it. However, since you are drinking extra water on this plan, salt is very important. Even adding a dash in your water can be important if you are using the unprocessed form of salt. Sea salt or unprocessed salt is always the best option for salt. Pepper, herbs and spices are allowed. Try and enjoy your food.
Q. What do I eat after the GM diet?
Ans.This is a loaded question really. Here is what we have found by study and experience. Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian or vegan, each meal must be balanced.
Eat 3 meals a day. Do not eat them all at once, spread them out. Each meal should contain proteins and plenty of vegetables. You can also have 2 to 3 servings of fruit a day. We never recommend wheat or bread. We prefer gluten free and even grain free. Whole foods are always best. Cut out processed foods completely if at all possible.
Good carbs/starches are white potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, squashes, white rice, taro root, plantains and celery root.
Also, do not go fat free. You need good fat like animal fats found in good grass fed meats, ghee, olive oil and especially coconut oil
Q. Can we repeat the GM diet again?
Ans.Yes, you can repeat the GM diet as many times as you want or until you hit your weight loss target. But, you should maintain at least a week gap in between the sets.
Q.Will I put on weight again after I completed the GM diet?
Ans.GM diet is meant for people who’re looking to shed their excess weight without waiting for long periods like in other diets. And like any other diet, you’ll regain weight if you try to eat in indifferent proportions without following a proper lifestyle. So, it is advisable to maintain your diet once you reach your ideal weight.
Q.Can we have dried fruits or nuts?
AnsNo, you cannot have dried fruits or nuts on this plan. Afterwards you can enjoy them in small quantities, but you do have to limit these as they are very concentrated sources of food.
Q. I am a vegetarian, what do I do instead of meat?
Ans.We have laid out two plans for vegetarians. Here are the links. Keep in mind whenever you replace meat, you need to make sure you have a little good fat in that dish. An example would be: olive oil, coconut oil, butter or ghee. Also if you have curd as a meat replacement, it will already contain some good fat.
Q. Can we eat at places like Subway or eat processed meats/foods?
Ans.No, never, actually. Subway foods like most processed foods are full of toxic chemicals like dough conditioners in the bread, sulfites, nitrates and phosphates in the meats, not to mention sugar and too much processed salt in the dressings. Run away from foods like this. The point of the GM Diet is to cut all processed foods.