Have at least 8-12 glasses of water per day
Tomatoes (6), sprouts, cucumber, GM vegetable soup, lean meat (chicken breast, pork loin, beef tenderloin or fish)
DAY #5 = PROTEIN LOADING PHASE
The day five is finally a protein day. The GM diet calls for beef on this day. Luckily, you can choose other sources of lean meat as well:
- Chicken breast
- Pork loin
My recommendation for breakfast is a meal that is rich in fiber (preferably boiled legumes). For a lunch, you could have a cup of vegetables of your choice with a portion of meat.
For a dinner, you can have the special GM soup with a vegetable salad.
Your daily menu will also include six whole tomatoes that will provide your body with antioxidants and fiber. Additionally, you can eat sprouts as well as cucumbers. Both are low calorie and rich in water and minerals.
Protein-based meals may lead to increased levels of uric acid within your body. That is why you need to increase your water intake on day five.
OUR TIPS TO GM DIET DAY #5
PREPARE FOR A FEAST
When compared to first four days, day #5 is a feast as you are finally allowed some protein in form of a lean beef meat. Not only that, you will have a lot of tomatoes that are rich in lycopene, a potent antioxidant that can help your body fight various systemic diseases.
GO FOR SMALLER PORTIONS
When preparing your meals, rather go for smaller portions of beef as large portions could make your appetite worse and your food cravings may become too intense.
DRINK A LOT OF WATER
As you will be ingesting an animal-based protein, your body will produce a lot of uric acids. To combat this, you should increase your water intake significantly. A proper hydration will help your body to expel this acid easily.
BOOST YOUR METABOLISM
Because both bananas and milk will give you a lot of energy, my advice is to use it to improve your metabolism. Try some basic exercises but pay attention not to injure yourself.
Just keep in mind that on a low calories diet, you may feel fatigue and weakness. If you are dizzy, just avoid exercising altogether.
GM DIET DAY #5 & EXERCISES
With regards to exercising, conditions are rather similar to the day #4. Although exercising during GM diet is not recommended in general (you may feel nausea, fatigue, and dizziness), on day #5 your body finally gets a lot of protein.
That is why you may feel a bigger surge of energy so you could try to either begin or end your day with a mild exercise.
However, I do not recommend to do anything more intense than a light stretching, spot jogging, and basic Yoga poses. 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.