It’s said you lose 6 pounds in 5 days! Perfect when you’ve been invited to a wedding that’s, like next week. Or you simply have another event to attend to and you desperately want to fit into that dress from 4 years ago.
Apples are nutrition-dense fruits that aid weight loss, fight cancer, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, prevent gallstone formation, boost immunity, and prevent the development of cataracts.
So it’s only natural that a diet that’s based on apples can do wonders for your figure. Let’s not forget though, that regular exercise definitely helps in losing weight in a healthy way.
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What Is The Apple Diet?
In this diet, a major part of your meals will comprise of apples. On the first day, you’re allowed to eat only apples for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 2 consists of eating apple for breakfast and dinner, and for lunch you can eat apples and vegetables.
From day 3 to day 5 you can eat fruits, fresh fruit juices, vegetable smoothies, proteins and dairy along with apples for each major meal.
But How Does It Work?
Apples are rich in minerals, vitamins, and fiber and also have very few calories, amounting to around 80 to 100 calories depending on the size of the fruit. They’re an effective laxative, nutritious and beneficial for the nervous system, which is why they are included in many diet routines. The fiber in the apple binds to the fat molecules, preventing fat absorption. The fiber bound fat is then directly excreted from the body. Apples also make you feel fuller for a longer time. Eating an apple before every major meal will make you feel less hungry and prevent you from overeating.
The 5-Day Apple Diet Plan
1. Day One
Nutrients from apples are essential for maintaining proper body fat percentage, good cardiovascular health, and improved brain function, and preventing diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and GI tract irritation. Drink enough detox water and water to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
2. Day Two
Why This Works
On day two, eat apples along with a healthy vegetarian lunch. This will help you to get other essential nutrients from the veggies. Olive oil is a rich source of good fats which will help retain the cell membrane integrity. Make sure to keep sipping on detox water and drink a good amount of water throughout the day.
3. Day Three
Why This Works
You can also call this day protein day. Proteins work as building blocks of the body, so starting your day with a good protein source (a whole egg for example) is very wise. If you’re a vegetarian, have a glass of milk instead. Bengal gram is also rich in protein. All proteins will make you feel full longer.
For dinner, eat a good source of protein and 1 apple. Since for two days you ate mostly apples, your body does not have enough energy for digestion and metabolism. So, do not eat too much food. Fill yourself up with water and detox drinks.
4. Day Four
Why This Works
Apple and kale smoothie is a good way to start this day. The kale helps you lose weight and keeps you full longer. And the vegetarian lunch will help you get all the essential nutrients. You need a lot of leafy, green and colorful veggies. Take a post-lunch snack break as well, with a glass of squeezed fruit juice, or any whole fruit. For your evening snack, green/black/white tea is highly recommended as it contains antioxidants and will help your body flush all the toxins out. Have a vegetarian dinner along with an apple. This will soothe your digestive system.