Monthly Archives: August 2010

Marko’s Dispatch from the South

Congrats to Kati on finishing the GM Diet!  We followed your daily updates with breathless anticipation.  And now, a special double feature from Marko, writing to us from that bastion of dieting, portion-control and butter, Charleston, South Carolina. What to do after you spent a year of intensive grad school working away your entire weekends, […]


Before: Cringe. After: Still lip synching, but from noon last Sunday to noon today, I have lost 5.5 pounds, or 4% of my body weight! Yeah, I call booshit on myself too, but I swear its true. And I can tell the difference. Sidenote: I did work out six of the seven days, so that […]

Home Stretch

“Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.” With OJ and black coffee for breakfast, I felt full and refreshed. Went outside to finish a book and felt really, really good as the GM diet claims. Still wondering how much of it […]

I’m a Survivor

“Day Six Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.” It was not so bad. I managed to foray into the restaurant industry for one meal of the day, discovering the magic behind creating your own salad or pure veggies and vinegar. There is […]


“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.” […]

If I Might Interject for a Moment…

As I’m sure most of you are by now aware, Kati and her food revolution have taken over Headline Foods this week.  We’re all very impressed with her dedication, and hope to see the results of a junior year of college-style weigh in by the end of it.  I’ll be back next week with a […]

Size Matters

“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.” Something I don’t think about until 8:45 pm on the elliptical: Text – to Mom from Kati: In the 80s, […]

Sam Kass Would Be Proud

“Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.” I have consumed so much fruit and so many veggies that I’m starting to envision myself as a rabbit frolicking in Michelle Obama’s White House garden. My friend sent me this article (“How Sesame […]

Shock to the System

“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 […]

Eat That Salad No Dessert

So the deal is I’m doing this GM diet for a week (in this case nyt’s roger cohen did have the scoop before us, but he probably stole it from Slate), hopefully lose 10 pounds and cleanse my system of the High Life, pasta, guacamole, garlic bread, cookies, Chipotle and diet coke that has piled […]