General Motors: Weight Loss Diet Program

General Motors: Weight Loss Diet Program

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!   
—   B. H. Jajoo

General Motors: Weight Loss Diet

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 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 beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10
oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with 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 Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef 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

G.M.’S 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

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

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 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, 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.

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