Apples The Secret Weight Loss Weapon
The Secret Weight Loss Weapon
We all know that losing weight isn’t easy. We spend hundreds of dollars on special food, magic pills, and expensive exercise equipment. One thing that I know I have struggled with is staying or filling full. I know 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
Have you guessed what it is?
Eat more apples
Yes I know what you're going to say. How is an apple going to help me deel full and save me money?
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 and 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 anymore.
This is important because it will keep you from overeating. It gives you the will power 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. And 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.
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?
Until next time,
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