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GM Diet: The Complete Guide to General Motors 7-Day Rapid Weight Loss


General Motors reportedly developed the GM Diet to help its employees lose weight and feel healthier. GM is said to have collaborated on the diet with both the Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture and that it was first used in field tests at Johns Hopkins Research Center in 1985.

This approach to weight loss—also known as “the cabbage soup diet” and “the Sacred Heart diet”—has been popular ever since.

The diet is said to work on the principle that the foods you eat will burn more calories than the amount of energy (calories) they provide for the body to store in the form of fat. People have reported losses of between 10 and 17 lbs per week on this diet.

While there is no evidence online that concludes that General Motors is the actual source of this diet (see this op-ed piece in the New York Times), there are plenty of reports of success by people who have done the diet.

(See bottom of page for a detailed How-to guide to the GM Diet.)

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