An Apple a Day
Just eat an apple prior to every meal
Pros and Cons
- Eating an apple at the beginning of each meal will promote the feeling of fullness and reduce the tendency toward over-eating.
- Apples contain Soluble Fiber, which can help reduce cholesterol levels.
- Apples contain Flavonoids, that help prevent heart disease, strokes, and some cancer
- Meals are balanced with a combination of lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, fruit, and vegetable.
- A high intake of lean protein reduces appetite and maintains muscle mass while dieting.
- Meal plans are not very exciting and dietary boredom may occur
- Dieters may become tired of eating apples with every meal.
- Eliminates many foods and does not provide any allowances for including favorite foods
- May be difficult for vegetarians to follow the recommended meal plan.
The Typical Week Meals
- Cheese omelet
- 1 cup cooked oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
- Grilled chicken breast
- 2 cups of steamed broccoli
- 1/2 cup of brown rice
- Cappuccino shake
- Grilled salmon
- Green salad
Consequences of the diet
Nutritional Values of meals
Calories from fat: 0
Total fat: 0g
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 8%
Total Carbohydrates: 34g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Having a regular intake of an apple every day has shown to have cardiovascular benefits.
Nutrient helps prevent cholesterol from building up in the lining of the blood vessels, which in time, can prevent atherosclerosis and heart disease.