When most people think about apples, they either think evil step mothers or Steve Jobs. Woe to the world, if the apple in question is half bitten, red or juicy! Apples should not scare anyone. Chances are you are a lover of fairy tales, a religious follower of Jobs or you just haven’t eaten some good apples lately, if they do.
Apples are amazing fruits which are low in calories, fat and sodium. Even though they are not bubbling with nutrients like some other fruits, they can do a lot more than keep the doctor away. They are a good source of Vitamin C and are loaded with Pectin which helps to keep blood cholesterol levels in check. When Pectin dissolves in water, soluble fibre creates a gummy, gel-like substance that binds bile acids and draws cholesterol out of the bloodstream. The stickiness from the soluble fibres also slows the absorption of carbohydrates, keeping blood sugar levels on an even keel.
Why keep the weight away with apples? It is simple. Apples contain non-digestible compounds that promote the growth of good bacteria in your gut associated with weight loss. If you are a lover of cooked apples in pies, please don’t get excited. Those don’t count.
Try the following apple weight loss diets to help you lose weight. But before you do, please take note:
- To do the apple diet, your body needs to be in the best of conditions. This means that you cannot diet during your period or when you are sick.
- Avoid strenuous exercises while you are on the diet.
- The apple diet should last a MAXIMUM of 3 days because it crumbles your nutrition. Don’t kill yourself in the name of losing weight.
- If, as you go along, you notice anything strange – whatever it may be – please stop the diet immediately!
THE 3 DAY APPLE WEIGHT LOSS DIET
All you have to do is eat nothing but apples for 3 days.
Although one of the strict requirements of the apple diet is to abstain from eating nothing but apples throughout the course of dieting, one degree of freedom it gives you is letting you eat as many apples as you want. This alleviates the fear of getting hungry. For this reason, the apple diet is considered a half-fast diet, which doesn’t restrict your food intake.
If you are looking for a safer way to lose weight using apples, the best thing to do is have an apple for breakfast, have a reduced but balanced full meal for lunch and an apple or two for dinner. Avoid snacking in between while choosing non-strenuous exercises like walking instead of running and taking the stairs.