Apples for Weight Loss
Raise your hand if losing weight is a struggle for you.
Losing weight isn’t easy. We spend hundreds of dollars on special food, magic pills, and expensive exercise equipment. We look for that magical food that will keep us full longer without adding extra calories so we can burn off unwanted body fat. The solution we’ve all been looking for may be quite simple and inexpensive – eat more apples.
Give this a try and see how it works for you. Twenty minutes before you sit down for one of your main meals, eat a small to medium sized apple. For best results, you want to leave the skin on since it contains a lot of the fiber. Just eat the apple, then wait and go about preparing your main meal. You’ll start to see how you can use apples for weight loss!
How it Works
By eating the apple before your main meal and leaving a little time in between the two, you’re starting to fill your stomach with a low-calorie food. You’re giving your body time to realize that there’s food in your stomach. By the time you’re ready to sit down for your main meal, you’re not nearly as hungry as you were twenty minutes ago. In fact, you may not be hungry at all.
Why It’s Important
This is important because it will keep you from overeating. It gives you the willpower to stop eating when you’re satisfied. You end up eating a lot less and save quite a few more calories than the 90 or so contained in the apple you just ate. Since that apple was packed with lots of water and fiber, it will help keep you full longer.
Of course, the fact that you’re eating more fresh fruit doesn’t hurt either. Adding two to three apples per day to your meal plan is a good start towards those five servings of fruits and veggies we should all be getting.
Get Started Today
You can start by eating an apple while you’re preparing dinner. Notice how different it makes you feel and how much less you start to eat at night. Then add another apple before breakfast and lunch. Before you know it you start to make better choices and eat smaller portions. It won’t take long before those better eating habits start to show results on the scale. That, in turn, will give you more energy, encourage you to move more and get in better shape. Who knew that a couple of apples per day may be just the weight loss aid you needed to move those scales in the right direction?
I don’t know about you, but I’m already on my way using apples for weight loss. Now is the best season to go ahead and pick yourself a bushel of apples to help you on your weight loss journey!
Have you started eating more apples for weight loss? Leave a comment below!
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