The Amazing One-Apple-A-Day Diet

Day 17/365: Can’t have a normal diet? Try a tricky one!

I’m not talking Apple the company, but apple the fruit. How is one apple a day going to change your life, you ask? It really is mathematical, but before the explanation, let me tell you about my struggle with weight loss and fitness and other slimming pills that never work. I’ll keep it short.

You see, I like to eat. I love food! If it weren’t for food, my life would be so much more uninteresting and grey. Food is a big part of our culture. As families, we gather almost daily to have a big dinner and on Sundays, we put out spreads like there’s Thanksgiving or Christmas.


Being raised in this environment, it’s hard to say no to food nowadays. I know I can change if I really want to, and I did so many times, but every single time I was back to loving food more than I should have after just a few weeks of starting a new diet.

I’m not saying this apple thing is going to make you slim, but I find it to be an exceptional idea. Funny enough, the person that inspired me to write this post in the first place might not even be aware of the power that her idea might have when it comes to dieting.

The Trick

Having one apple a day has many health benefits, as you might have heard by now, but the real trick is to have it at a specific time during the day. To be more precise, you need to eat it right before your main meal of the day, be it lunch or dinner.

If we’re not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge? — Unknown

This does 2 things at once:

  1. It makes you eat one apple a day, which keeps the doctor away;
  2. It literally works like a poor man’s version of a stomach-stapling surgery. Why? Apples are fulfilling and hard to eat. It takes both time and stomach space to have an apple, and if you find the best kind for you, you will really enjoy eating it daily. In the meantime, you’re left with little space for stuffing your face full of the foods that you have on the table.

I haven’t tried this diet just yet, but on Friday morning I’m doing some groceries and I’ll buy exactly seven apples and have one every single day before dinner. I’ll keep you posted on my progress, as I’m now out of shape, sedentary and in no mood to really start a real diet. Maybe sometimes all you need to do is to trick your brain and you might see results.

In the meantime, Android rocks!

Thank you for your time!

My name is Gabriel Iosa, I’m a 25 years old travel enthusiast, food lover, Psychology student, full-time freelancer, writer and Instagram fanatic. You can follow me @gabrieliosa, and if you liked this post, give it exactly 44 claps!

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