How The Apple Diet Can Help Reduce Belly Fat

Fat around the abdomen accumulates so easily and it doesn't look great. It's a common problem, but with exercise and the apple diet, you'll be able to fight it.
How The Apple Diet Can Help Reduce Belly Fat

Last update: 16 August, 2018

The apple diet is a quick way to detox your body and reduce belly fat. It’s an effective solution but it can take time to see results. In this article, we’ll explore everything you need to know about the apple diet. We’ll also explain why it’s effective and share a two-week plan.

Why the apple diet works

You’re probably wondering whether the apple diet really works, and the answer is a resounding yes. It’s due to the fact that although apples are a key factor in this diet, there are many other factors that help with weight loss.

Remember to do one hour of exercise every day while following this diet. It doesn’t have to be high-intensity exercise but it does have to become a routine. Finally, diet isn’t everything and exercise is crucial to getting the results that you want.


The apple diet is also effective because it boosts your metabolism. This means that foods are processed more quickly which needs more calories. Consequently, you can burn belly fat more quickly and effectively.

Another reason this diet works is related to the benefits of apples, as explained below. You’ll be surprised by all of the ways in which they’re good for you.

The benefits of apples

Apples are one of the most beneficial fruits and not only for weight loss, but for good overall health. The following are some of the most important ones:

As a result of the above benefits, apples have won their place in healthy diets. Furthermore, apples aren’t expensive and can be bought all year round.

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Weekly plan

Below, you’ll find a weekly schedule for you to follow the apple diet properly. Most noteworthy, the first days are when you’ll be eating more apples. As the days pass, other healthy foods will be added and the number of calories will increase. As a result, you can follow it up perfectly with a traditional diet.

Day 1

  • Breakfast. Three apples, plain or juiced.
  • Lunch. Salad with arugula, tomatoes, and green olives, with the juice of half a lemon.
  • Dinner. Three apples.

Day 2

  • Breakfast. Three apples, plain or juiced.
  • Lunch. Tomato and tuna salad. You can add a little olive oil if you’d like.
  • Dinner. Three apples.

Day 3

  • Breakfast. Two apples, plain or juiced, and one whole wheat toast with turkey ham.
  • Lunch. One grilled chicken breast and one of the salads mentioned here.
  • Dinner. Three apples and a glass of semi-skimmed milk.

Day 4

  • Breakfast. Two apples, plain or juiced and one whole wheat toast with turkey ham.
  • Lunch. A grilled hake fillet and spinach. An apple for dessert.
  • Dinner. Two apples and a glass of semi-skimmed milk.

Day 5

  • Breakfast. A plain apple, two juiced apples, and slices of whole-wheat toast with turkey ham.
  • Lunch. Two grilled chicken breasts and sautéed spinach.
  • Dinner. Two apples and tomato and fresh, light-cheese salad.


Remember that the apple diet should be temporary and should never be done for more than two weeks. We recommend that it is a detox break between unhealthy and new habits, as well as more beneficial ones for your body.

Furthermore, for two weeks, let the apple be your ally. While you lose belly fat, you’ll realize how important a healthy diet really is. After the two weeks, start a diet like the one we mentioned above, to avoid gaining the weight back that you lost.

If you go back to your old habits once you complete the diet, you’ll only experience the yo-yo effect. Finally, miracle diets don’t exist and the only way to slim down is through exercising and eating a balanced diet.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.