The amazing apple diet! Lose up to 7lbs in 7 days!
You’ve heard the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, studies show they can also help us slim. It is thought that apples act as a fat-loss accelerator because of the 5g of fibre in each, which cuts sweet cravings and stops hunger pangs.
Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Drink at least 8 glasses of fluid a day, Water, sugar-free cordial and herbal tea can be drank freely. You can also have tea and coffee, but black. No booze!
- Repeat the plan for a week to lose up to 7lb, but no longer
- Follow the meal plan below, which includes three daily meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an apple to start each.
Breakfast – Blend 1 small pot of low-fat yoghurt, a splash of skimmed milk, 4 sliced strawberries and a handful of oats to create a summer smoothie. 1 apple.
Lunch – Prawn pitta: Mix a big handful of cooked prawns with a small handful of almonds, 1 crushed garlic clove, and 1 tbsp lemon juice blended to a paste. Stuff into a wholemeal pitta with the mixture and rocket. 1 apple
Dinner – Chicken breast grilled and served with steamed baby carrots and ½ cup of couscous. 1 apple
Breakfast – 30g All-Bran with 1/4pt skimmed milk (you may add water if needed). 1 apple.
Lunch – 3 oatcakes and low-fat cottage cheese. 1 apple.
Dinner – Salmon fillet baked and served with salad. 1 apple.
Breakfast – 30g Special K with 1/4pt skimmed milk (water can be added if needed). 1 apple.
Lunch – Tuna niçoise pasta salad: Mix 1 small can of tuna in brine, 4 spoonfuls of cooked wholemeal pasta, cucumber, tomatoes, 2 celery sticks and lettuce, all sliced. 1 Ryvita. 1 apple.
Dinner – 1 apple
Breakfast – Cheese omelette: Mix 2 eggs and a sprinkle of low-fat cheddar and cook in low-fat spray oil. 1 apple
Lunch – 3 Ryvitas with a pinch of low-fat grated cheese and pickle. 1 apple.
Dinner – 1 piece of cod, baked and covered with passata, then served with 3 new potatoes and broccoli. 1 apple
Breakfast – 2 Weetabix with skimmed milk (add water if needed). 1 apple.
Lunch – 3 oatcakes topped with sliced ham and tomato and served with a green side salad. 1 small glass of skimmed milk. 1 apple.
Dinner – Tinned sardines served with a tin of ratatouille. 1 apple.
Breakfast – 2 slices wholemeal toast with a little low-fat spread and Marmite. 1 apple.
Lunch – 1 can of lentil soup, wholemeal roll. 1 apple
Dinner – Oriental stir-fry: Fry 1 medium turkey breast, cut in strips, in low-fat spray oil (add extra water if needed) with bean sprouts, water chestnuts and vegetables. Add 1 clove crushed garlic or a splash of low-salt soy sauce. Serve with 40g (dry weight) egg noodles. 1 apple
Breakfast – Beans on toast: 1 Slice wholemeal toast spread thinly with low-fat spread and topped with 4 tbsp low-sugar baked beans. 1 small low-fat yoghurt. 1 apple.
Lunch – Egg and soldiers: 2 boiled eggs served with soldiers made from 1 slice wholemeal toast spread thinly with low-fat spread. 1 apple.
Dinner – 1 apple.
DO NOT EXCEED THREE APPLES PER DAY.