GM Diet Day #2 (Rules & Meal Plan)

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DRINK:

Have at least 8-12 glasses of water per day

EAT PREFERABLY:

Large boiled potato (in the morning), lettuce, cabbage, beets, beans, carrot, cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, onion, broccoli & cauliflower

DON´T EAT:

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.

SAMPLE MEAL PLAN

DAY #2

This is just our sample meal plan you can try for yourself (recipes are available at the end of this article). However, you can build one that suits you more. Just follow the rules above.

BREAKFAST
(8:15 – 9:15 AM)

For the second day, you should eat a bowl of boiled potatoes or sweet potatoes with a teaspoon of butter (optional). Do not forget to use seasonings and add fresh parsley for a better flavor. Drink at least two glasses of water.

MID-MORNING SNACK
(10:30 – 11:00 AM)

If you feel like snacking, try having a bowl of raw red lettuce or cabbage with a vinegar and preferred seasonings. You can drink two glasses of water.

LUNCH
(12:00 – 1:30 PM)

Have a bowl of vegetable salad (do not use oil). It can include Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, and beets (boiled or baked without any oil). You can drink two glasses of water.

MID-AFTERNOON SNACK
(4:00 – 4:30 PM)

If you feel like you need something to eat after your lunch, try having a cup (8oz / 240ml) of cherry tomatoes with two glasses of water.

DINNER
(6:00 – 7:00 PM)

Eat a cup of steamed asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots for a dinner on day two. Drink two glasses of water.

EVENING SNACK
(8:00 – 8:30 PM)

Again, you can have a cup of cherry tomatoes with two glasses of water.

The aim of day two is to increase your fiber intake that will help you to clean your bowels and regulate the sugar content from all the fruit eaten on day one. 

SAMPLE MEAL PLAN

DAY #2

This is just our sample meal plan you can try for yourself (recipes are available at the end of this article). However, you can build one that suits you more. Just follow the rules above.

BREAKFAST
(8:15 – 9:15 AM)

For the second day, you should eat a bowl of boiled potatoes or sweet potatoes with a teaspoon of butter (optional). Do not forget to use seasonings and add fresh parsley for a better flavor. Drink at least two glasses of water.

MID-MORNING SNACK
(10:30 – 11:00 AM)

If you feel like snacking, try having a bowl of raw red lettuce or cabbage with a vinegar and preferred seasonings. You can drink two glasses of water.

LUNCH
(12:00 – 1:30 PM)

Have a bowl of vegetable salad (do not use oil). It can include Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, and beets (boiled or baked without any oil). You can drink two glasses of water.

MID-AFTERNOON SNACK
(4:00 – 4:30 PM)

If you feel like you need something to eat after your lunch, try having a cup (8oz / 240ml) of cherry tomatoes with two glasses of water.

DINNER
(6:00 – 7:00 PM)

Eat a cup of steamed asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots for a dinner on day two. Drink two glasses of water.

EVENING SNACK
(8:00 – 8:30 PM)

Again, you can have a cup of cherry tomatoes with two glasses of water.

The aim of day two is to increase your fiber intake that will help you to clean your bowels and regulate the sugar content from all the fruit eaten on day one. 

OUR TIPS TO GM DIET DAY #2

fresh green cabbage

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.

Here is the complete recipe you need to follow.

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

couple running

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.

SAMPLE RECIPES FOR GM DIET DAY #2

IDEAS FOR BREAKFAST

boiled potatoes

BOILED POTATOES WITH HERBS

INGREDIENTS:

1 BOWL OF POTATOES

1 TABLESPOON OF BUTTER
(OPTIONAL)

1 SMALL BUNCH OF FRESH HERBS
(PARSLEY OR DILL)

FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER

SALT
(I PREFER PINK HIMALAYAN VERSION)

DIRECTIONS:

STEP #1:
Rinse your potatoes until they are clean from any dirt. Once cleaned, put potatoes into a pot or a large saucepan.

STEP #2:
Add cold water to cover by about 3/4 inch (2 cm) and season generously with salt. General rule – add 1 scant teaspoon of table salt or 2 scant teaspoons of Himalayan salt for 1 quart (approximately 1 liter) of water.

STEP #3:
Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer until potatoes are fork tender (depending on their size, this could take about 10 to 20+ minutes).

STEP #4:
Once fork-tender, drain your potatoes (pay attention to not burn yourself with hot water or steam). Once drained, you can even peel them if you do not like the taste of potato peel although it has many nutritious substances in it. Halve the potatoes, if large.

STEP #5:
Add a tablespoon of butter (optional) on hot potatoes and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Then chop finely chosen herb (fresh dill or parsley) and add it to your potatoes.

STEP #6:
Mix it well to spread seasonings evenly across all your potatoes and serve warm.

BOILED SWEET POTATOES OR CASSAVA

INGREDIENTS:

1 BOWL OF SWEET POTATOES OR CASSAVA

1 TABLESPOON OF BUTTER
(OPTIONAL)

1 SMALL BUNCH OF FRESH HERBS
(ROSEMARY, SAGE OR OREGANO)

FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER

SALT
(I PREFER PINK HIMALAYAN VERSION)

DIRECTIONS:

STEP #1:
Rinse your sweet potatoes or cassava until they are clean from any dirt. If you are preparing cassava, then peel it first. Once cleaned, put your veggies into a pot or a large saucepan.

STEP #2:
Add cold water to cover by about 3/4 inch (2 cm) and season generously with salt. General rule – add 1 scant teaspoon of table salt or 2 scant teaspoons of Himalayan salt for 1 quart (approximately 1 liter) of water.

STEP #3:
Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer until potatoes/cassava are fork tender (depending on their size, this could take about 10 to 20+ minutes for sweet potatoes and up to 45+ minutes for cassava).

STEP #4:
Once fork-tender, drain your vegetables (pay attention to not burn yourself with hot water or steam). Once drained, you can even peel sweet potatoes if you do not like the taste of peel although it has many nutritious substances in it. Halve potatoes or cassava, if large.

STEP #5:
Add a tablespoon of butter (optional) on hot sweet potatoes or cassava and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Then chop finely chosen herb (fresh rosemary and sage for sweet potatoes or oregano for cassava) and add it to your boiled veggies.

STEP #6:
Mix it well to spread seasonings evenly across all your veggies and serve warm.

IDEAS FOR LUNCH

vegetable salad

RAW VEGETABLE SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

8 CHERRY TOMATOES

1/2 CUCUMBER

1/2 CUP OF CABBAGE

1/2 BELL PEPPER
(I PREFER YELLOW OR ORANGE)

1/2 CUP OF ZUCCHINI

1 SMALL ONION

1 CLOVE OF GARLIC

1 CHILI PEPPER

1 SMALL BUNCH OF FRESH HERBS
(PARSLEY & OREGANO)

FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER

SALT
(I PREFER PINK HIMALAYAN VERSION)

DIRECTIONS:

STEP #1:
Rinse your vegetables until they are clean from any dirt and peel cucumber, onion, and garlic.

STEP #2:
Slice peeled cucumber and bell pepper into 1/4 inch (0,5 cm) thick circles, then cut them in halves. Also, cut tomatoes in halves and shred the cabbage. Don´t forget to dice the onion and slice chili pepper into thin slices.

STEP #3:
Mix every vegetable from the previous point in a salad bowl. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper.

STEP #4:
Slice zucchini into 0.5 inch (1 cm) thick slices and place them in frying pan. Slice garlic in very thin slices and add them to your frying pan. Chop finely your oregano and toss it into your frying pan. Add salt.

STEP #5:
Dry-roast your zucchini until it has nice golden-to-brown color. Place roasted zucchini on top of your salad and add chopped fresh parsley on the top. Enjoy the taste and color of your nice vegetable dish.

CUCUMBER GAZPACHO

INGREDIENTS:

1 CUCUMBER

1 SMALL TOMATO

1/2 BELL PEPPER

2 TABLESPOONS OF FRESH PARSLEY

FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER

SALT
(I PREFER PINK HIMALAYAN VERSION)

DIRECTIONS:

STEP #1:
Rinse your vegetables until they are clean from any dirt and peel cucumber. Seed tomato, and bell pepper.

STEP #2:
Chop coarsely tomato, bell pepper, and parsley.

STEP #3:
Using a blender or food processor, pulse all of the ingredients.

STEP #4:
Thin with 1/2 cup to 1 cup water as desired.

STEP #5:
Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve cold.

IDEAS FOR DINNER

steamed veggies

STEAMED VEGETABLE SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

3 MEDIUM STALKS OF ASPARAGUS
(I PREFER GREEN ONE)

1 CARROT
(MEDIUM SIZE)

1/4 CUP OF BROCCOLI

1/4 CUP OF CAULIFLOWER

1 SMALL BUNCH OF FRESH HERBS
(CILANTRO & PARSLEY)

FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER

GROUND TURMERIC

SALT
(I PREFER PINK HIMALAYAN VERSION)

DIRECTIONS:

STEP #1:
Rinse your vegetables until they are clean from any dirt and peel carrot and asparagus.

STEP #2:
Slice peeled carrot into 1/4 inch (0,5 cm) thick circles. Cut broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus into small pieces.

STEP #3:
Place carrots into your steamer and steam this batch until carrots are tender (around 7-10 minutes). Once done, change carrots for asparagus, broccoli, and cauliflower and steam for additional 5-10 minutes.

STEP #4:
Add ground turmeric, salt, and freshly ground pepper into your steamed veggies and mix it well. Chop your chosen fresh herbs (I love the combination of parsley and cilantro) and toss it into your salad.

STEP #5:
Serve this bowl warm for a good portion of fiber for dinner.

CAULIFLOWER SOUP

INGREDIENTS:

1 LARGE HEAD CAULIFLOWER

2 GARLIC CLOVES

1 ONION

2 CARROTS (MEDIUM SIZE)

2 LEAVES SPINACH

WATER

FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER

SALT
(I PREFER PINK HIMALAYAN VERSION)

DIRECTIONS:

STEP #1:
Rinse your vegetables until they are clean from any dirt and cut cauliflower into flowerets.

STEP #2:
Add cauliflower and remaining vegetables to the pot and add enough water to cover your vegetables.

STEP #3:
Bring to boil and continue boiling until all veggies are very tender (This usually takes about 15 minutes).

STEP #4:
Drain your veggies but reserve cooking water. Put all boiled vegetables in a blender and blend until smooth (add cooking water as you need for the desired consistency).

STEP #5:
Season well with salt and pepper and enjoy a warm bowl of this soup with a milky consistency.

MORE GM DIET DAYS:

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