If you have already finished the 1st two days of the 7 Day GM Diet Weight Loss program, congratulations! You are now on Day 3, which allows you to break the monotony of an all-fruit and all-veggie diet you had on Day 1 and Day 2, respectively. Without any further delay, let us understand the planning and preparation needed for GM Diet – Day 3, along with Do’s and Don’t s and a sample meal chart!
How to Prepare Your Body for GM Diet – Day 3?:
The 3rd Day of your GM Diet is going to easy for you, unlike the first two days during which you had to struggle to get your taste-buds aligned to the sudden diet change. Today, you will be required to mix fruits and vegetables instead of sticking to just one food group. As you are already used to eating these foods, the transition will be much easier.
You can stock up on some fresh fruits and vegetables (minus the ones you avoided on Day 1 and Day 2). Also, keep your body hydrated by drinking 8-10 glasses of water throughout the day. Starting your day with some meditation or Pranayama can increase internal awareness and relieve stress.
See More: How to Do Pranayama Yoga
GM Diet – Day 3 Sample Meal Plan:
The 3rd Day of Gm Diet Plan offers a perfect blend of fruits and vegetables. You might have already stocked up on these foods for Day 1 and Day 2. So, take them out today and make a chart to cover all of them at different times of the day.
You are free to replace the exotic veggies or fruits listed here with locally available varieties to make an Indian version of GM Diet – Day 3 Meal plan.
Let us look into a sample diet chart:
Start your day with ½ Cup of Water-melon or 1 big apple or ½ Cup Musk Melon or Pineapple. You can add a dash of lime to enhance the taste of the fruits. Also, if you have melons, be sure to drink 1-2 glasses of water for quick digestion.
You can binge on one cup of cherry tomatoes or fruits like 1 Cup of Grapes, 4-5 slices of Guava etc. Keep it light and easy. If required, have one glass of water to stay hydrated.
For lunch, you can have a bowl of mixed fruit and vegetable salad. Use lettuce, tomato, boiled beetroots, cucumber, pomegranate seeds etc. and toss them well with some salt, lemon juice and pepper. Don’t use any salad dressing, mayo or vinegarette. Again, drink 1-2 glasses of water.
Have one whole orange or ½ Cup of Cantaloupe/Kiwi/Honeydew Melon/Musk Melon etc. If you are low on energy levels, replace plain water with lime water. Preferably, don’t add salt or sugar in it.
Dinner can be light yet delicious! So, pan roast some vegetables like tomatoes, mushrooms, carrot, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Bell Peppers etc. Add some chat masala or black salt and pepper. Finish it with 1-2 glasses of water.
- You can have 2-3 Bowls of GM Diet Soup along with the foods mentioned in the chart
- Eat whenever you are hungry and don’t starve yourself
- You can replace plain water with orange juice, lemon juice etc.
- Avoid eating Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Corn, Lentils etc. on this day.
GM Diet – Day 3 Exercises:
Experts still don’t recommend any heavy exercise on Day 3 of the GM Diet plan. Your body may still be adjusting to the diet changes on this day. So, continue the light workouts like jogging, walking, yoga, stretching etc. to stay active and burn extra calories. If you feel inactive or lethargic, take it easy and give yourself another day off. Drink plenty of water to recharge your body
Foods to Avoid on GM Diet – Day 3:
The list of foods to avoid on Day 3 of the GM Diet is not very different from the 1st two days. You will be required to say NO to these foods:
- Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes
- Corn, Legumes, Lentils
- Oil no more than 2 tbsp (only olive oil, coconut oil and butter is allowed)
- Artificial Sweeteners
- Salad Dressings
- Sugar, Excess Salt
See More: Detailed Information About GM Diet Day 2
Why This Works?:
The body starts burning more calories effectively on this day. This happens because of the excess dietary fiber acquired from the fruits and vegetables. Also, the high amounts of fluids consumed in the form of water, lemon juice etc. that can eliminate toxins from the body and speed up the digestion process. Also, on day 3, you are sending signals to the brain that you are not starving your body anymore. This is when the fat burning process gets activated!
How Will You Feel at The End of GM Diet – Day 3?:
By the end of Day 3, you will feel more energetic, active and satisfied than the first two days. You are given the freedom to choose foods which are both sweet (fruits) and savoury (vegetables), which can make you happy mentally and physically.
Some people may still experience a dull headache, which may not be too bothersome. If you happen to experience any abnormal symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, stomach ache, urine discoloration etc. please check with your doctor immediately!
So, guys! You are officially done with the GM Diet – Day 3 and ready to kick-start another exciting day tomorrow. Don’t worry about the results yet, as the next 4 days are crucial in the program. Keep yourself motivated and stay focused on your goals!
See More: GM Diet Day 1: Find Out How to Prepare
DISCLAIMER: The content written in this article is purely for the informational purpose(s) only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Before trying out any new diet plan, including the one mentioned in this article, you must seek the advice of a physician or a trained medical practitioner.
1. Can I drink Coffee while on GM Diet Day 3?
Ans: No! Any calories dense foods or beverages like coffee, tea are strictly not allowed during the diet. However, you can drink 1 or 2 cups of green tea or herbal tea without added sugar or sweeteners. Do not sneak these foods into your diet as they will negatively impact the results.
2. Is there any specific quantity of food that I should stick to on 3rd Day of GM Diet?
Ans: GM Diet does not recommend starving the body or keeping it hungry. Instead, it allows you to eat as much as you want, as long as they are low-calorie foods. Eat-in regular intervals and drink the recommended amount of water to speed up the digestion process.
3. Can I use honey in water or lime juice?
Ans: Honey is definitely a healthier alternative to sugar, but calorie-wise it may not do good to your diet. If you still crave for some sweetness in your lime juice, then add no more than one or two drops of pure, organic honey.