Have a party to attend in a week, but you still have to lose at least 5 pounds to fit into your favorite dress? Well, fret not! We have a plan for you to lose up to 6 pounds in 5 days! All you need to do is follow the Apple Diet Plan.
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 cataract.
Therefore, the 5-day Apple Diet will not only help you lose weight but also improve your overall health. However, you should also keep in mind that working out regularly and making a significant change in your lifestyle will help you lose weight quickly and in a healthy way.
In this article, we will tell you why the apple diet works, the 5-day diet plan you can follow, and exercises you can do. We also have a delicious recipe in store for you! Take a look!
What Is The Apple Diet?
The apple diet is a 5-day diet plan where a major portion of your meals will comprise of apples. On Day 1, dieters are allowed to eat a only apples for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On Day 2, dieters are allowed to eat apples for breakfast and dinner, and for lunch, apple and veggies. Day 3 to Day 5, the dieters are allowed to eat fruits, fresh fruit juices, vegetable smoothies, proteins, and dairy along with apples for each major meal.
How Does The Apple Diet Work?
The ideal components for a diet, 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. An effective laxative, apples are also nutritious and beneficial for the nervous system, which is why they are included in many diet routines. However, for this diet, the apple is the star! 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 requires the dieters to eat only apples and fluid on day one. For the rest of the four days, the dieters will be allowed to eat mostly apples along with other nutrition-dense foods but not exceeding 1200 calories per day.
1. Day One. Why This Works
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner should comprise of apples and only apples, amounting to around 1.5 kilograms. Apples are rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and dietary fiber. These nutrients 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
This day can be called as protein day. Proteins are the building blocks of our body. Therefore, start your day with a good protein source like scrambled eggs (use one whole egg). If you are a vegetarian, you may have a glass of milk instead of eggs. Bengal gram is rich in protein and will help you feel full for a longer time. Yogurt will help with digestion. 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
Start your day with an apple and kale smoothie. Kale helps you lose weight and makes you full for a longer time. The vegetarian lunch will help you get all the essential nutrients from the different types of veggies. Include a lot of green leafy and colorful veggies. On this day, take a post-lunch snack break. Have a glass of fresh 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.
5. Day Five. Why This Works
On this day, dieters will be allowed to eat fruits, veggies, good fats, good carbs, and proteins. This will help to revive your body from the low calorie diet you had been following since the past few days. As you have followed a step-by-step procedure of introducing all the foods that you want the body to metabolize, on the last day, when you eat a complex amalgamation of foods, your metabolism will stay active and help burn the calories without making you feel weak.
Foods To Eat During The Apple Diet
Fruits & Veggies – Seasonal fruits, local fruits, green leafy veggies and colored vegetables.
Proteins – Chicken without skin, fish, eggs, lean cuts of turkey and beef, tofu, mushrooms, and soy chunks.
Dairy – Low-fat milk, low-fat yogurt, and cheese (in limited amounts).
Herbs & Spices – coriander leaves, mint leaves, rosemary, thyme, dill, fennel, rose petals, ginger, garlic and onion powder, coriander and cumin powder, turmeric, chili powder, garam masala, fenugreek, mustard seeds, etc.
Bread & Biscuits – multigrain or wholegrain bread and biscuits.
Fats & Oils – Olive oil, rice bran oil, canola oil, ghee, and mustard oil. All in limited amounts.
Beverages- Fresh fruit juices, fresh tender coconut water, buttermilk, detox drinks, fresh vegetable juices, and smoothies.
Fats & Oils – Lard, butter, coconut oil, mayonnaise, and dalda.
Beverages – Packaged fruit juices, packaged coconut water, carbonated drinks, and alcohol.
Proteins – Chicken with skin, processed meat, beef, and pork.
Dairy – Cream cheese or cheese in excess amounts, full-fat milk, and full-fat yogurt.
What You Need
1 tortilla bread
1/2 cup lean ground turkey
1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
1/4 onion chopped
1/2 tomato chopped
1 lettuce leaf chopped
1/4 apple chopped
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Handful of mint leaves
2 tablespoon rice bran oil
How To Cook
In a frying pan, add the oil and fry the ginger-garlic paste until brown.
Add the turkey meat, chili powder, salt, and garam masala. Stir fry until the meat is cooked well.
To make the mint chutney, wash the mint leaves, remove the stems and toss them into the blender. Add a pinch of salt and a dash of lime juice. Give it a spin.
Heat the tortilla bread on a skillet or oven.
Add the hot turkey meat.
Top it with chopped onions, tomatoes, and lettuce leaf.
Add the mint chutney on top and roll the tortilla bread to make it into a delicious turkey wrap.
Cook the soy chunks the same way as turkey is cooked and then follow the rest of the steps to make a delicious soy chunk wrap.