Have at least 8-12 glasses of water per day
Large boiled potato (in the morning), lettuce, cabbage, beets, beans, carrot, cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, onion, broccoli & cauliflower
Potatoes (breakfast in the morning is the only allowed exception), fruits, oils
DAY #2 = FIBER-RICH PHASE
On the second day of the GM diet, your body is still adjusting to the change of your meal plan. After a day full of fruits your body should be loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.
Now, you can introduce all sorts of vegetables full of fiber into your daily food.
The second day is also known as a “veggie only” day, and it will be hard, especially if veggies are not your favorite type of food. Even if you are a veggie lover, eating vegetables all day long can be a boring experience.
Luckily, you do not have to eat all vegetables raw.
You can bake, steam or boil them as well. Just avoid using any oils. There are no specific limits on amounts of vegetables you need to eat (one exception are potatoes). My advice is to make salads your main meals (do not forget to add seasonings to make raw vegetables taste much better).
If you like spicy and hot meals, don´t forget to add chili to your salads to improve your metabolism. If you are still hungry, try to make a vegetable or tomato soup as the intake of hot watery soup will make you feel full and help you combat food cravings.
You can have potatoes too, but limit them to breakfast. Remember to stay hydrated and drink about 8 – 12 glasses of water throughout the day.
OUR TIPS TO GM DIET DAY #2
PREPARE “WONDER SOUP” IN ADVANCE
My best advice is to prepare “wonder soup” in advance. This is a cabbage/vegetable soup that is easy to cook with our recipe. You can make a bowl in around an hour.
Trust me that it will come handy, especially when those hunger pangs will hit you.
EXPECT BOREDOM & OCCASIONAL FOOD CRAVINGS
Even the day #2 can become boring. Although veggies are a welcomed change after the fruit-only day, eating these for the whole day can become challenging.
Again, you have to prepare each of your meals to have a slightly different taste.
That is why you can create your own meal plan following the rules above. Use a lot of different seasonings as well as chili to surprise your taste buds.
Food is not the only thing you can get bored of on the day #2. You will be drinking a lot of water as well. If you want to improve its taste, you can add cucumber juice to it sporadically.
PREPARE YOUR MINDSET
If you want to succeed with the GM diet, you need to adopt the following mindset: “Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.” Although you will not need as strong willpower to fight the food cravings as you will need on day #1, it will not be an easy task.
Focus on fiber-rich and starchy vegetables such as cabbage or beets to prevent food cravings.
My last advice for day #2, similarly as for day #1, is to drink first two glasses of water right when you wake up. This way you will delay your hunger pangs a little bit.
GM DIET DAY #2 & EXERCISES
In general, exercising during GM diet is not recommended as you may feel nausea, fatigue, and dizziness. However, on a day #2, you should have more energy thanks to all fiber-rich veggies you will eat.
Some people feel like they can do mild exercise on day #2.
You can try to do some light stretching, spot jogging, and basic Yoga poses on day #2. If you feel like you have the strength to do more, then go for a short run or walk up some stairs.
Just keep in mind that exercising is not recommended as you may easily injure yourself due to lack of nutrients while following this restriction diet.
Don’t do heavy weight workouts. Since you’re following a low-calorie (low-protein) diet, you won’t be having enough strength/stamina to do heavy workouts. Instead, perform simple Yoga poses while on the GM Diet program.