Put down the Hydroxycut and slowly step away. There’s a much more natural way to trim down.
Eating an apple before mealtime can lower your intake of calories during your dining -- and the amount is significant. Appetite magazine concluded that consuming an apple before lunch can decrease your caloric ingestion at the meal by about 15%.
The study showed that those who curbed their appetite with an apple before lunch ingested 185 calories less during the meal. That alone could lead to shedding 1.5 pounds per month and 20 pounds per year. If you nosh on an apple before dinner, as well, the gains could potentially double.
Before you ask, candied apples, apple pie and spiced apple cake don’t count. If you pound those before each meal instead of the good old wholesome version of the round fruit, your weight will head in the other direction.
How do you like them apples?