Does it Work? - Anyone Try the 3 Apple a Day Plan?




garybearsgirl
12-09-2006, 05:48 PM
The meal plan sounds a lot similar to South Beach, except you eat an apple before each meal. You can Google it, they do have a web site. I bought a used book on Amazon. Just wonder if anyone has tried it.
It seems like a calorie controlled reduced carb plan with 3 apples a day thrown in before each meal.
-Michele


Jennifer 3FC
12-16-2006, 02:46 PM
I flipped through this book at the grocery store one day, and South Beach plus 3 apples was what I thought also! But I remember thinking it looked healthy and not difficult to follow. Too many people get far too little fruits and veggies in their daily lives and it looked like it incorporated that very well. I don't think I have read anybody that personally did the plan, though.

4myloves
12-20-2006, 11:59 AM
I would burn out on apples so fast!


nineteen
01-02-2007, 11:38 PM
I find eating apples really helps cravings. Plus, they're very filling.

Newlifestyle
01-03-2007, 07:29 AM
I was at the park in August with my son and I saw a mom I hadn't seen in over a year. I didn't recognize her as she had lost weight. She told me she had lost the weight on the apple diet. I thought she was joking. She was serious and told me since the previous summer she had lost 100 pounds. She looked really healthy.

PinkyPie
01-03-2007, 08:02 AM
I get more hungry from apples! And I burn out on them fast as well :( though at the moment I seem to be getting in at least 1 apple a day if not 2!

Otherwise, I've never heard of this!

4myloves
01-03-2007, 12:37 PM
When I was buying groceries yesterday I noticed a "new product" in the produce section. It was a container holding 4 apples, but they were called Grapples (Grape--puls). They were "grape-flavored apples." I smelled them, out of curiosity and they smelled like grape bubble gum. The ingredient list was "natural and artificial grape flavors."

I'm guessing this is aimed more at children and, I must admit, I couldn't bring myself to buy any of them. But, they might help those of us who tend to burn out on apples very quickly....

AquaWarlock
01-03-2007, 12:42 PM
I personally would burn out on apples so fast on this plan, but it's sound advice to eat a whole piece of fruit (or even veggie) before each meal - helps controls the hunger pangs and, consequently, the pigging out.

ksk571
01-03-2007, 04:13 PM
When I was buying groceries yesterday I noticed a "new product" in the produce section. It was a container holding 4 apples, but they were called Grapples (Grape--puls). They were "grape-flavored apples." I smelled them, out of curiosity and they smelled like grape bubble gum. The ingredient list was "natural and artificial grape flavors."

I'm guessing this is aimed more at children and, I must admit, I couldn't bring myself to buy any of them. But, they might help those of us who tend to burn out on apples very quickly....

I saw the Grapples, too. Very weird. I was afraid to try them also. My sister was visiting from out of state for the holidays. We laughed all week about them!!!!

jillybean720
01-03-2007, 05:08 PM
Grapples? Silly me--when I want something grape-flavored, I eat grapes ;)

Apples don't fill me up at all. I can eat an apple and be even hungrier 10 minutes later than I was before I ate the apple :dizzy:

But, personal feelings of apples and grapes aside, if the plan is just like South Beach, then why not just do South Beach? I don't think there's really a reason to eat an apple before every meal. Why not grapes, blueberries, cucumbers, pomagranate, watermelon, oranges, peppers, mushrooms, celery...? Sounds like an apple farmer had a bad year and decided to boost his business :devil: :p

4myloves
01-03-2007, 05:52 PM
Grapples? Silly me--when I want something grape-flavored, I eat grapes ;)

Apples don't fill me up at all. I can eat an apple and be even hungrier 10 minutes later than I was before I ate the apple :dizzy:

But, personal feelings of apples and grapes aside, if the plan is just like South Beach, then why not just do South Beach? I don't think there's really a reason to eat an apple before every meal. Why not grapes, blueberries, cucumbers, pomagranate, watermelon, oranges, peppers, mushrooms, celery...? Sounds like an apple farmer had a bad year and decided to boost his business :devil: :p

I'd be willing to bet those Grapples don't taste like grapes. Maybe grape Kool-aid.

I like innovative farmers. I hope s/he used the proceeds from the marketing of that "diet" to pay back his or her farm loan. :)