ok – so you want to lose weight, and no bones about it – you want to do it fast.
What’s not possible is losing like 50 pounds in the matter of a few hours… unless you do some serious liposuction surgery.
But if you’re looking for a powerful plan to lose weight, get rid of belly fat, and fit into your skinny jeans in the nick of time – you’ve come to the right place.
Because I’m going to be honest up front – if you really want to lose weight fast, you’re going to have to do some work, and you’re going to have to follow this plan.
So what is the plan? Good question.
What Is The Plan?
What I’m talking about here is combining a strict diet plan with proper exercise. That’s the absolute best way to lose weight – and to lose weight naturally.
There are a few huge rules. First and foremost – never skip meals or eat at irregular times. You want to hit every meal and eat it at the right time – consistency is key (1).
Second, make sure that your weight loss goal is realistic. If you weigh 300 pounds and want to lose 20 pounds in a narrow timeframe – that’s way more realistic than weighing 120 pounds and wanting to lose 20 pounds in a narrow timeframe (2).
It’s all about what your body can do and what your limits are. The most important thing with diet and exercise is that it’s safe diet and exercise.
more: Read This Article To Discover The Best Way To Lose Weight Fast
Of course, you still have to pick the right diet plan. That’s why I want to talk about one of my favorites.
The Right Diet Plan To Lose 17 Pounds In 7 Days
One of my favorite diet plans (and one of the most popular) is the gm diet plan – or the General Motors diet plan (3). Yes – the same general motors as the car manufacturer. I know, it’s weird, lets’ move on. This gm diet plan works for all age groups, and people have lost up to 17 pounds in a single week by following it. If you want to follow it, you have to be prepared. This is a strict diet plan – and it requires a lot of discipline on your part. If you want it to work, and you want to lose up to 17 pounds in a week, you’re going to have to have your mind right before you start.
How do you get your mind right? Well, first, you have to accept one very important point – the fastest way to lose weight is by not being hungry.
If you’re hungry, your craving for junk food will go through the roof. That’s going to undermine any diet or weight loss plan.
Therefore, you have to make sure to pick a plan that doesn’t require that you go hungry – and the gm plan is it.
It’s a 7 day plan that will require discipline – but also help you hit your weight loss goals. Let’s start:
GM Diet Day 1
ok – this is the gateway to your diet, the door you step through – and therefore it’s the most important day. Treat it accordingly.
The first day of the gm diet is an all fruit day. That’s right, you heard me correctly – all fruit all the time.
You can eat all the fruit that you want and eat it whenever you want. Fill up on fruit, and then some.
There are literally no restrictions – except one. Do not eat bananas on the first day of the gm diet. Stick to fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe.
At the same time, you want to drink at least 8 glasses of water. Try to go for 12 to get the full effect.
Remember, on day one, you’re eating nothing but fruit. That means no grains, no meat, no dairy, and no vegetables. If you get hungry, eat more fruit and drink more water.
GM Diet Day 2
Day one was all about fruits. Day 2 is all about vegetables.
You’re going to want to eat vegetables and only vegetables on day two. It doesn’t matter whether they’re raw or cooked – it only matters that you’re only eating vegetables.
However, one very important thing to remember is that these vegetables can not be cooked in oil. If you’re going to cook them, you should boil or steam them instead.
Also remember to keep up your water consumption. You’re looking for at least 8-12 glasses on day 2.
GM Diet Day 3
On day 3, you’re going to be combining the rules of day 1 and day 2 – and eating only fruits and vegetables for the entire day. No potatoes and no bananas – strictly the fruits and veggies you had access to on day 1 and day 2.
more: Take The Quiz – Do You Know The Unique Veggies That Burn Abdominal Fat?
Either eat all fruit in the morning, veggies in the afternoon, and fruit in the evening – or go veggies in the morning, fruit in the afternoon, and veggies in the evening – whatever you prefer.
Keep up drinking water! 8-12 glasses, minimum.
GM Diet Day 4
This is the first day that you’re going to switch things up.
On day 4, all you should eat is bananas. That’s it – just bananas. Eat a minimum of 8-10 bananas over the course of the day.
Also extremely important on day 4 is to drink 3 glasses of milk, and water whenever you’re thirsty. Space out the milk over the course of the day.
Whenever you’re hungry – eat a banana. If you eat all 8 to 10 bananas over the course of the day, you won’t feel hungry – just space them out.
GM Diet Day 5
Switching things up again, day 5 is all about tomatoes and rice. Eat a cup of rice for lunch, and eat at least 6 to 7 tomatoes over the course of the day.
Remember – this will produce a lot of uric acid in your body. Therefore, you should up your water consumption.
Aim for at least 12 to 15 glasses of water on day 5 and you’ll be golden.
GM Diet Day 6
On day 6, you’ll be eating a cup of rice for lunch again – and combining that with vegetables all day. Stick to an all vegetable diet on day 6.
This is actually the most crucial day of the entire diet for water, so you absolutely must make sure to drink at least 8-12 glasses of water on day 6. If you can do that, you’re almost done!
GM Diet Day 7
This is it, the last day! You made it!
On the last day of the gm diet, you can eat a cup of rice for lunch. Other than that, you want to stick with an all vegetable diet for the rest of the day.
To drink, you can drink all the fruit juice that you want. This will flush your digestive system fully and leave your body in the optimum state.
If you can follow this diet to the letter – you will see a considerable amount of weight loss in just a week. People have reported up to 17 pounds of weight loss – how much did you lose?
can I have coffee with stevia on this diet?
I lost 6 pounds in 1 day !
Day 2 is the toughest for me OMG
Started this diet 4 days ago, weight was at 143 and weighed in this morning at 134.8. So far I’ve lost almost 9 pounds!!! Going to do a second round after this one ends this Friday. I am feeling so successful towards my weight loss goal!
So far I’ve lost 10 lbs and this is day five! A little tip I can’t just eat a banana , So I decided to make banana smoothies. I cut them up and divided them into four Ziploc bags and stuck the bananas in the freezer over night . I put in my blender 2 bags of the bananas with a cup and a half of coconut milk. I added a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and vanilla and It turned out amazing!!! I have lactose issues, so I can’t have regular milk. I decide to do SO vanilla flavored coconut milk less calories, carbs, and sugar. I hope this helps someone! I also made Two fruit smoothies on fruit day too instead of eating them.
I would like to start the 7-day cleanse diet but I am allergic to tomatoes What can I have instead please?
Am at day 5 and am lost 7pounds already ,thanks a lot.
Am at day 4 and have been following the information you shared and have not seen any change.Why?
This meal plan works, lost 12 pounds the first week, and I went from 265lb to 195lb in 6 weeks. No more blood pressure medication, no joint pain, and my skin looks so good that I look 10 years younger.
Did you lose fat as well as pounds or just pounds? Like can you see your abs? I’m just curious how the results look after a long time
Day 6 : cup of rice in lunch and all vegetables.
Vegetables are boiled or normal cooked ?
I’m on Day Five and am down 5 1/2 pounds. I admit I was hoping for more progress.
just keep going love. That’s the point
what dressings and seasoning are allowed on this diet?
Do you have to do the proper exercise or can you walk instead of the exercise and still burn the fat?
Sounds great – except the banana’s! Is there ANY substitute for them…? Everything else is a GO and I’m launching tomorrow.
Lost 15 pounds in 7 days.
On day 5 are you only allowed tomatoes, all day, and a cup of rice at lunch time?
I don’t usually drink milk. Will day 4 be as effective if I don’t drink the milk? If it’s a must what milks best, skimmed or semi skimmed?
Can you have tea, black/fruit, without milk?
Can I substitute the tomato with something eles?
I need to loose weight but I need help
Can’t do it on my own
how did you go with the weight loss, If you wanted someone to be a fellow weightloss friend Im happy to help. I myself have 30kgs to lose and am also one to need someone to bounce off
I can’t drink milk. What can be put in place of the 3 glasses of milk on day 4.
Try unsweetened almond milk
I don’t know about this but I use Tea!
Day 5..6 lbs… of course I cheated… banana day.. went to custard place n asked for bananas, milk. N a tiny .but of custard…sweet mother mary!!!
Day 1 lost 3 lbs! Stay tuned :)
Any substitutions for tomatoes? I can NOT eat them!
I am on day 4. It is about 12 pm and I’m feeling a little weak. I will be honest I suck at keeping up with my water.
Any substitutions for tomatoes? I can NOT eat them.
Since starting this diet on Monday I am down 10 lbs but I workout 2x a day. An 1hr in the morning using the elliptical and 30 min after work. The 1st day 4 lbs down then 2 each day after. I am on day 5. This diet is very hard but is paying off. I plan to do it again in about 2 weeks but incorporating fish and eggs because I also lift weights and need more protein. So this week I have not lifted as much because it does lack in that unless you can eat thing like beans for it. I gotta admit I got really sick of eating fruit all day because it taste way to sweet for me and felt like I had a sugar rush from eating candy even though it was fruit. I got sick of certain smells too but I pushed through and it’s going pretty well. Good luck to anyone else who tried is.
First of all, before any of you even think of trying this, be forewarned about ANY diet that focused mainly on one food group with the exclusion of another.
The MAJOR flaw I see in this is there is absolutely NO PROTEIN in this program, very minimal to no fats, and very VERY low carbs. There is no balance to the meals or portions. I would like to know exactly what science this diet has been based upon?
With my degree in Health and Wellness and Personal Training certifications, one specifically for weight management, there is nothing here that is scientifically supported.
This is a FAD diet. Fad diets only set you up to gain all the weight you lost PLUS some! The weight you are losing on these kinds of diets is water weight PLUS lean muscle mass. You don’t want to lose water or muscle because those are the very things you need to INCREASE your metabolism. Please research diets carefully to be sure they adhere to sound basic food science and daily recommended dietary intake protocols.
In order to lose weight you must have a balance of proteins, carbs, and fats and exercise 3 or more times per week. In order to track your dietary intake I highly recommend using websites and apps such as MyFitnessPal. These websites provide sound dietary information, awesome health tracking tools, and a great support system to help you achieve your goals.
I completely agree with you.. however it’s just a 7 day diet. if someone has 50-100 pounds to lose this isn’t gonna kill them …sheesh
Can I add salt to the vegetable and rice not a lot but just so it not to bland
10 day diet for me
hi how are you doing on this diet ive just done my first week and ive lost 9lbs,can you stay on this diet and is it working for you
Very informative article, If someone needs more info about weight loss in 7 days.,
you can find here
I’m sooo grateful for this diet. I’m on my fifth day and I’ve lost 5lbs already.. I cheated a little here and there, and still lost a pound a day. I will be starting over when i finish, only this time i will stick to the plan without cheating. Thank you soo much for posting this diet plan.
I am sooo greatful for this diet. I’m on my fifth day andlost 5lbs already. I cheated a little each day and still saw results and i felt great. When I’m finished i will be starting over with this diet again this time i will stick to the plan without cheating. Thank you soo much for posting this diet plan.
Is there any one who have achieved the desired results????!!!!
So I’m on the last day of this plan and I lost 6.5lbs. Not as much as I’d hoped but still happy with the loss. What do I do now? I want to lose another 15 pounds and I have about a month to do it.
Started this diet today. I didn’t do really well on day one but I’m still continue doing it and will tell you guys my results. I’m 143 pounds and I want to be around 136
The Bananas made me not feel good all day yuck. I wish I had something else to eat instead. Hopefully it’s all worth it in the end. I guess I’ll drink more water in the meantime
Can you still achieve the results across 6 days as holiday starts day 7 wondering whether it’s worth doing if can’t commit to the full 7 days ?
I can not drink milk. Is there anything that I could drink or eat to replace that. Thank you in advance.
Is this a blogger page interested in more tip and to do’s ;)?
Is there a substitution for tomatoes?what type of rice is better ?
Okay I am starting this diet today and I want to know is does it really work? And what was the highest amount of weight did someone lose?
I just started day 4 and it’s working so far. Im down 10lbs already. I do go to the gym and do some light cardio.
End Results: I completed this diet. The only thing that I could not do was drink 12-15 glasses of water on tomato day; I drank 9. I am 200 pounds, 5’8″ and would like to weigh 170. I lost only 6 pounds; the first 5 of course being water.
What is missing from this diet is the activity portion while dieting and how to re-introduce foods to your body after Day 7.
If you add 20-25 mins of cardio twice a day, you will see great result. Your time starts once your heart rate reaches 140. So for example, if your choice of cardio is the treadmill, then you find a speed that gets your your heart rate up to 140, not exceeding 150. This should take no more than 2 mins max to achieve. Once you have reached your desired heart rate and speed, that is when your 20-25 min. cardio timer should begin.
Re-Intro on Day 8 and everyday after can can be tricky if planned correctly. As with any desire, it is always best to in vision the goal but its after life. If it is your goal to 30 lbs., what happens once you get there? Do you want to maintain that weight? And if so, what does that lifestyle look like? Its important that you give that same energy to the after life and plan accordingly….work it backwards. Know if you want to do a complete revamp of your lifestyle. You have to decide if you are going to continue to eat clean. Whether you are going to be a vegan, eat or cut out red meat, beef or pork! It has to be decided prior to participating in ANY diet. Doing this will not only help you in your choosing of the right diet, it will be a welcomed introduction to your new lifestyle.
Best of Luck to you! And remember that the best commitment one can ever make is the one we make to ourselves.
End Results: I completed this diet. The only thing that I could not do was drink 12-15 glasses of water on tomato day; I drank 9. I am 200 pounds, 5’8″ and would like to weigh 170. I lost 6 pounds; the first 5 of course being water.
Okay so I’m about to start this diet today. If you want to know my results add my Snapchat @airy_kid I weigh 130 and I’m 5’5 so let’s see what we get to next Thursday!!!
Is there a substitute for milk?
10. Brown Rice
You need carbohydrates, but it’s best to eat those that provide you with long lasting energy. Brown rice is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates.
A cup of brown rice contains 3.5g of fiber and 1.7 grams of Resistant Starch (a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat). Studies show that those who eat more resistant carbohydrates have greater weight loss.
If you find brown rice alone too bland, create a stir fry with lightly sautéed vegetables with tomato sauce and add it to salmon or chicken.
I am starting Day one today. I will follow up with my results on day 8. I will schedule my meals also I will watch work out videos in my home I find on YouTube. I went shopping and ready to drop this weight I weighted in at 144 today so let’s see how this goes!!! I will not weight myself in between I will weight til day 8!!! I will keep you posted!!!
What kind of fruit juice should you drink and what kind of rice to eat? Which fruits and vegetables to eat?
I am going to stick to the fresh juice you can buy in the refrigerated section. I also think I am going to do a brown rice it doesn’t say either or I think it’s which ever you prefer. Hope I helped .
I am doing this diet currently and I’m curious.. should I be doing cardio or anything at the gym? Also what is the best thing to do day 8 as I want to keep results. Thanks
hello.. i wanted to ask that after completing 7 days of diet plan what should i do on 8th day?? should i repeat this plan from its first day on 8th day or what?
Simply outstanding advice.But I don’t think that all this happen in just 7 days? I will try but if it doesn’t work for me because i want to lose more weight so can i continue the same for a long time also
In the modern world, our diets can often overwhelm the liver, creating too much of a burden for it cope with and function properly. Major contributors to this over-burdening of the liver are processed foods, meats and dairy products. Poor quality meats can often contain antibiotics and processed foods are filled with toxins. As these foods are digested, the byproducts they produce and the chemicals they contain must be eliminated from the body by the liver.
Hey anything I can substitute the milk for on day 4?
Please suggest some more tips for reducing my weight.
Is any body tried this diet if yes how much u lost in 7 days?
What can you have instead of tomatoes as I do t like them …. and is it white rice you eat?
I am 81 years,have PE,have had a epaderal my back and hips make difficult to go up and down stairs.I need advise.Thank you Gerry Haliburda.
Is there a certain amount of fruits and veggies to eat? And is it necessary to exercise?
There is no certain amount, when you get hungry just eat the fruit or vegetables. Depending what day you are on. Also I think exercising would be a huge helper in the process of losing weight, it didn’t say to, but it will help you a lot.
So you will lose the 17 pounds in 7 days just with the diet, or do you have to exercise as well?
So I’m thinking about doing this diet. My daily diet for several years has consisted of eating every 3 hours, no more than 200 calories per meal, and about 100 calories for snacks. I eat very little as it is and hesitant to this diet being a success. Please help with some positive feedback. If I lose 15 to 20 pounds, I will have reached my wit loss goal.
You must be really over weight to have to eat 700 calories a day for several years. Don’t know why you want change a thing if what you are doing is working (should be) if not, add 30 to 60 minutes of exercise and that will do it. Good luck! This should be no problem for you.
I’m allergic to tomatoes… Can they be substituted?? If so, what can eaten instead??
Can I replace the banana by another fruit? I really don’t like bananas :( and the rice, do we eat it white? Thanks!
Curious if the rice can have Anything and which type of rice is best- also , I despise tomatoes Lola and substitutions allowed?
Sorry I meant to say day 5…
Please help! Getting ready to start day 4 how must I prepare the cup of rice… What condiment may I use… Pepper, salt, butter, sugar etc…
Roasted red peppers can be substituted as tomatoes. Hope that helps
I think of this as a great way to jump start a diet. Get a good base and go healthy from there.
Wow! That is a lot of weight. My brother lost about 20 pounds in one month just giving up soda and sugary drinks!
Good tips! I am using these next week to see what happens!
Whenever someone asks me whether or not I eat healthy (because I am slim), I tell them that I figured out that a routine diet is the best option.
I can follow any diet. This one is too short however. After that 7th day, I would be lost and end up gaining that weight back I think.
I guess this is not the type of diet and exercise that you can maintain for more than 7 days? Usually things like this are not recommended for anyone.
Does this mean that I will be able to lose 4x that in a month?
It seems that way via the math, but is that a safe way to lose weight?
Personally, I do not think it is safe to do for more than 1 week.
Most of us exercise on a normal basis just with our every day routine, but that gets erased when we are not eating right.
If you are looking for a fast diet, this one works good. Another one that was supposed to work well in a matter of a month is the Atkins diet. what do you think of that one?
I like structured, short diets that best :)
For me and my busy schedule, I agree!
This type of diet is good, but only for the short term. I hope that your readers understand that.
Losing weight on a weekly basis is not that hard! Once you find your happy, diet and workout routine, you will lose pounds each week until you plateau.
IT is amazing to me how much difference you can see in 7 days when you follow a strict routine like this!
I saw the results. I really thought that short workouts were not that effective because of that. This one, makes all the difference for some reason.
i lost 17 pounds one time. it was the best day of my life!
You did that in one day? Or you mean, once you lost that 17th pound that was the best day?
This is exactly what I am looking for! I cannot believe that I found this so quickly online. Thanks!
Me too, this diet is awesome because it is so short.
The biggest mistake that I see people making when they want to workout is that they are not sticking to the routine. Once you get something figured out, stick to it for the next month and you will see results!
Great tips. I think this is an easy way to lose weight if you are doing it for the first time. What tips do you have for someone that has flattened out on weight loss and needs to go further?
Only 7 days? That is a diet that I can really do!
Yes, I feel that a short, effective diet is one that you will see results from faster than one that might be taking you months to get trained on.
I think that is the key to this diet and the success you will get from it. Most people cannot do more than that at a time without failing or feeling like they aren’t doing something right.
Awesome! I was just looking for something like this. I have been wanting to get ready for a friends wedding and this might do the trick!
It does come down to the right diet plan. However, after you have that nailed down, it becomes more important to make sure that you follow it.
I thought losing weight that quickly wasn’t a good thing? Reading through the meal plan, it seems like a good diet to be on and I can see how you would lose weight, but it seems like a lot in a short amount of time.
I have seen similar diets to this one and I must say that as long as you stay on the plan, you are going to see the pounds drop like rocks! Thanks for the tips!