An apple a day may or may not keep the doctor away, but it sure can help you see results on the scale. Make these apple-inspired choices throughout your day and see how this fruit can help you lose weight.
Breakfast: Low-Calorie Swap Oats for breakfast is an excellent choice. You can sweeten your bowl of oats with maple syrup (one tablespoon is 61 calories) or pour on three times as much unsweetened applesauce instead: one serving (50g) contains only 22 calories. Make this switch for a whole week of breakfasts, and you'll save 273 calories.
Morning or Afternoon Snack: Fill Up on Fibre to Prevent Mindless Snacking Full of flavour, apples are also great sources of hunger-satiating fibre. Snack on one large apple (with the skin) for 106 calories, and you'll consume 5.2 grams of fibre. The high water content and amazing amount of fibre will keep you full until your next meal, curbing hunger, and preventing the temptation to reach for a high-calorie nibble.
Dessert: Skip the Calorie Bombs Two scoops of chocolate ice cream contains 152 calories, while two pieces of Green & Black's Organic Dark Chocolate contains just 38 calories and will be just as satisfying.
Holy calories! After-dinner treats can really add up if you make a habit of indulging every night, so save your calories and enjoy a naturally sweet treat instead. Slice a small apple (45 calories), drizzle it with one teaspoon of honey (20 calories), and sprinkle on half a teaspoon of cinnamon, 8 calories, for a 73 calorie snack. For a more decadent "dessert," remove the core from a raw apple, stuff it with a few chopped walnuts and raisins, a small dollop of honey, pop it in the oven, and enjoy a treat for even fewer calories.