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Wanna Lose weight.. here comes the GM diet.


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 Program

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 One All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.

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 stomach.

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 desired.

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 variety.

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.


Also Check out the Indian version of the diet program

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City Bakery

Adding to satisfy my hunger pangs is the city bakery located in worli.

Its open 5 am till 11.30 pm.
One of the Oldest in mumbai
and AMAZING stuff..especially the chocolate walnut brownie.

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Prabalgad trek – near panvel

My friends had visited this place. Nice one day trek especially during the rains.

Overnight Picnic Beaches near Mumbai

“Some of the awesome beaches for overnight picnic in and at just few kilometers distance near Mumbai where you can do you camping, enjoy moonlight on beach with you picnic group are detailed below..”

Overnight Picnic Beach - Mumbai

Recommended Beaches For Overnight Stay For Picnic Group

Arnala beach : Located at Virar, far north location and last station on western railway route, this beach is a famous tourist destination and ideal picnic spot as it has many resorts connected to the beach. In darkness within cloud and the shades of palms and coconut trees on this beach, you will enjoy romance with moonlight. Two other beaches connected to this beach at virar are Rajodi beach andKalamb beach which you can explore and are quite safe.

Dahanu Bordi Beach : Far from the midst of city at about 140 kilometers is this ideal camping beach. The wideness of this beach looks beautiful during nights and glows with sea water during full moon day.

Alibaug : Now, this is one of the very famous picnic destination with many attractions and picnic spots. Being to this place for a overnight picnic is like visiting the heavens of all beaches.

Gorai Beach : Located in north suburb of Mumbai city, Gorai is one of the famous suburb beaches with few hotels and resorts around for you to enjoy overnight picnic.

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Mumbai’s Famous Eating Places

“Some amazing food locations, and famous places to eat when in Mumbai. These famous eateries joints are listed according to stations in city and suburbs, famous for its street side fast food eateries..”

Street Side Juice Shop in Mumbai

Street Side Juice Shop in Mumbai

Mumbai is very famous place for food and eateries, take it at restaurant or fast food street side eating. A person can enjoy delicious varieties of food like Punjabi, South Indian, Gujarati and Typical Maharastrian food here. While shopping or hangout you will find lots of fast food corners all around Mumbai costing you very less than any restaurant food, you can get any thing spicy ‘chatpata’ food like Pani puri, Vada pav, Bhajiyas, Bhel puri, Masala Dosa, Idli sambhar, Samosa’s to Vegetable toast sandwiches in few minutes at all locations around Mumbai.

Below are few Famous places to eat in Mumbai, Especially (Fast Food Corners), which one should not miss when in Mumbai.

Best Eating Locations at Suburb Borivali

Just come out in Borivali West at S V Road, Near Indraprastha Shopping center gate there is a lovely Khao Galli. Since it is near to station it is very crowded here. Specialty of this place is the spicy food to eat, their is Veg frankie, Pani Puri, Sev Puri, Masala Papad and more. Their is no parking options here so keep a note when planning to eat here.

Cross the road and their is Sai Shopping center and here again is another street side food corner, a real nice place to eat if you are around in this location of borivali.

Kandivali Eating Corners

The Famous eating joint of Kandivali is in West towards Malad, Specialty being the ice Candy and ice cream options apart of all the Junk food on street side of this lane. Next is a Paratha corner, just 5 minutes walking towards Malad, Ask any one and he might be knowing and ready to guide you to the famous place.

Famous Eating Places of Malad

Exactly opposite Malad station (West) is MM Mithaiwala, a decades old huge sweet and chat operator having varieties of sweets and other eatables, specialty being the ‘MM Ki Lassi’ (Yogurt Drink), they also have upvas food items available. Their is a huge crowd always here inside this mig shop. Parking again is a major problem as its in the midst of market opposite malad station.

If you are a real pani puri lover, Don’t miss the shambhu pani puri shop located at Marvadi chawl, next to the 4 road junction near MTNL Malad.

Where to eat when in Andheri

When in Andheri you can enjoy the chatpata fast food at  Juhu Chowpatty beach, Other lots of fast food corners at Andheri east near station like one at Chinoy College and other at Andheri station west location (Opposite Bus Depot). All this places are famous for street side food like Vada pav, Masala Dosa, Pani Puri and Sandwiches.

Of course, the famous eating joint at Mithibai college is something not to miss, It has quite a good place for parking your vehicle too.

Best Eating Hotspots of Bandra

Bandra has quite a good places to eat, specially the fast food corners and one should not miss Elco markets located at hill road famous for pani puri, Its really tasty. They charge around 30/- per plate which is costlier than any other street pani puri shop because of Bisleri water they use and also for quality, Lots of celebrity actress like Diya Mirza, Mandira Bedi etc comes to enjoy this special dish.

Next is Linking road, just next to national college a famous corner for fatafat food in bandra.

Dadar’s Famous Eateries

Shri Krishna in dadar west, near station is famous for Eating with specialties like vada pav, samosas etc. You can also find vada pav special shop ‘Jumbo King’ here. Another small restaurant inside market near to a tea corner is famous for its ‘Misal Pav’.

Just opposite station is the famous Surti Farsan wala, Known for its old and famous eating joint. They sell hot and fresh food like samosas and other Farshan items.

Famous Eating Locations at Charni Road

Starting from station at charni road (East), just get college crowd eating at a famous Sandwich corner, Just next is a nice north Indian chat masala corner where you can eat those big pani puri in the traditional patravali.

Walk for few minutes if free and you come to famous locations like Bhuleshwar market, Its has another famous khao galli mainly for Masala Dosa and Pani Puri. Alternately sugar cane juice and cutting chai (tea) can make your evening here.

Lets move ahead towards Mangaldas market (off Kalbadevi road) and enter the back location of Zaveri Bazar. It has a huge eating place with some other varieties like Rosted Papad, Nimbu Pani, Pav Bhaji and other regular junk food items found at almost every street of Mumbai.


Khao Gulli (Gully) is a famous hogging place when in churchgate, its near fashion street and have all the famous food varieties of Mumbai to eat. Their is another khao galli near Azad maidan where you can get most of eating stuff like sandwich, cold drinks and fruit juice.

Things to take care in such places

When eating at any fast food corners few things to be taken care are

  • Carry your water bottle or opt for any brand of mineral water. Water in the tank at such street side places to eat might not be hygienic.
  • For food like vada pav and samosa, never eat where it is kept still and no one around to eat. Specialty of good vada pav wala is that crowd is always their around and the cooking is always on.
  • If you are a Tea lover, ask for tea in that special plastic cup which is use and throw, again a good habit to keep away from those diseases.


You wanna eat out late night in Mumbai – Here’s where you go

Ever happened being in Mumbai city that you are out and looking for a late night food corners ? Yes, Mumbai’s has Overnight / Midnight food joints that are legally opened till early morning. Some of this restaurants, street side joints and luxurious star hotels are all open for dinner and coffee options so you will not sleep empty stomach when in the city. Below are such fast food corners and late night joints running in town and suburbs, a great food option..”

Late Night Food Options - Mumbai

Late Night Food Corners

Here are some vegetarian and also Non Veg food corners running overnight and few till Midnight with fast food and snacks.

  • Sardar Pav Bhaji (Tardeo) : At South (Near Mumbai Central is a famous location called ‘tardeo’ which has a great pav bhaji center opened till late night called ‘Sardar Pav bhaji’.
  • Shiv Sagar & Bachelors (Marine Drive) : The sea facing corner of marine drive in south Mumbai has this Hotel called shiv sagar which runs late night and serves best of food. Another option for midnight meal is at a place called bachelors at Marine Drive.
  • Sukh Sagar (Marine Drive) : Fast food, Fresh Fruit juice and Faluda (Falooda) is served till midnight at this food joint near queens necklace. A nice location near Girgaum chowpatty that attracts late night lovers and other bollywood celebrities too.
  • Kareems (Andheri Juhu) : This Food corner runs till 4 Am located at Juhu.
  • Cooper Hospital (Andheri Juhu) : Yet another late night option as it runs fast food corner and servers hot food.
  • Sarvy (Byculla) : Located at Nagpada near byculla its another street side non veg food corner running late night.
  • Ayubs (South Mumbai) : Located at Rhythm House, Enjoy chicken at Ayubs at Kala Ghoda, Fort is yet another Non veg food joint serving late night to Mumbai.
  • Zaffran (South Mumbai) : Located at CST (Crawford Market Location), an excellent food corner serves you all night famous for its Kababs. This hotel has a 24 hours coffee shop too. Zaffran is a very famous overnight joint in south Mumbai to enjoy with friends.
  • Bademiya (Colaba) : A well known after hours location in south Mumbai, Bademiya serves both Veg and Non Veg Food items overnight. A wonderful experience of Paneer and a great late night non veg joint.
  • Jebi Sagar (Ghatkopar, Central Suburb) : Little off streach of town, Jebi Sagar starts at midnight 12 is famous for Pav Bhaji and its Tawa Pulao. The specialty of Jebi sagar being a dish called ‘hotdog pav’, where the bhaji is rolled over the pav (bread like stuff) and is fried (non deep) for few minutes which form a single piece of dish made up of Onion, Tomato, Capcicum and bread.
  • Andheri Station (West) : Mid of Suburb this street side food corners are opened full night attracting middle class and also some junk foodie lovers. This is the only option in andheri if you are too late from job or a meeting. There are two corners one being ‘Suresh ki Bhurji Pav, Paneer Bhurji and Veg Pulao’ and other being ‘Salim Bhai ka Kheema Fry, Kaleji and Bheja Fry”. This joints starts at Night 11 till early morning.
  • Malad Khao Gali ( Near Mindspace) : Mindspace being located at Link Road Malad is a 24 hours call center and BPO that keeps this overnight food corner running. From sandwich to pav bhaji, cold drinks etc you will find evrything ready and hot. Checkout those enjoying young crowd mingling at night here.
  • Ghao Gali at Dhobi Taloa & Opposte CST station : Yes there are these small food joints one can take a chance when there is no other options near such locations.

Some Luxurious 24 hours Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Below are some luxurious hotels (5 star hotels) opened 24 hours, a great dining option for night lovers or someone who are late on the way. This are some of the ideal 24 hours coffee shops in the city apart from other famous places to eat in daytime.

  • Firangipani (South Mumbai) : Located at Nariman Point at The Trident hotel, Just next to Air India building.
  • Trattoria (South Mumbai) : Located at Colaba Taj President Hotel.
  • Hornby Pavilion (South Mumbai) : Located at Parel, ITC Grand Central at 287 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road.
  • Vista (Mumbai Suburb) : Located at Bandra (West), Taj Lands End, Bandstand, Just after the residence of Salman khan and Shahrukh khan’s bunglow (Mannat)
  • Firangipani (Mumbai Suburb) : Located in Bandra (West) at Level 2, Kenilworth Shopping Center, Linking Road, Just above Famous KFC Restaurant.
  • Lotus Cafe (Mumbai Suburb) : Located at Juhu Tara Road in Andheri at J W Marriott Hotel (Sea facing juhu)
  • The Peshwa Pavilion (Mumbai Suburb) : Located in Andheri (East) at ITC Maratha, Sahar Road. Land Mark : Around Bombay High.
  • Hotel Sea Princes Coffee Shop (Juhu) : This place attracts the rich class, college student and also bollywood celebrity in nights for a cup of coffee and discussions.

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