The basic principle of 3-Apple-a-Day Plan involves eating an apple before each main meal. The idea is that the fiber in apples makes you feel full and the sweetness satisfies your cravings.
In addition to eating three apples a day you are to consume 4-5 small meals daily, which should utitlize healthy foods that are low in fat. Each meal or snack should also contain a source of lean protein as protein has been shown to reduce appetite and improve weight loss. You can also have six servings of other fruits and vegetables. This is geared to reduce your intake of calories without experiencing hunger
The daily meal plan is similar to Atkins and South Beach Diet with a relatively low intake of carbohydrates and reduction of saturated fats. Refined sugars are also eliminated while low glycemic index carbohydrates are emphasized.
Basic Meal Plan Guideline
Breakfast - Apple, 1 cup healthy cereal, protein
Snack - Protein Shake
Lunch - Apple, protein, large salad, starch
Snack - yogurt, cottage cheese -or- a piece of fruit, chopped raw veggies
Dinner - Apple, Fish, veggies
To me 3 Apples a Day are more than enough to keep the doctor away....I may have to call the plumber for over using my toilet though!
***DO NOT DO ANY DIET WITHOUT FIRST TALKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR***