The apple body shape

The apple body shape

Do you know that it exists a diet according to your body shape? Have a look at yourself in the mirror and define its shape. If your body shape is like that of a fabulous apple, like many famous celebrities, don’t stress, but be aware that the solution is here. The body shape determines dietary needs. A perfect diet and a meal plan for you to transform you in a happy person within a healthy body is here.

The diet for people with apple body shape

This plan is a little high in healthy fats and lower in carbs. Heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, found in nuts, avocados, and olive oil, has been shown to decrease inflammation, which has been linked to disease, while increasing your body’s ability to burn fat. Carbohydrates, even the whole-grain kind, raise insulin levels in the body. Apple body shape people are already prone to having high blood sugar — which can be a precursor to diabetes and heart disease — so they need to watch their carb intake.  Look for fiber-rich, complex carbs, like beans, fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Fiber slows the digestion of sugar and lowers insulin and cholesterol levels.

Working out is also crucial because it can rev up your metabolism and increase your calorie burn. Doing a lot of crunches, while great for strengthening ab muscles, isn’t going to get rid of any extra inches around your middle. To do that, Dorfman recommends at least three 40-minute cardio sessions a week — running, biking, or swimming — to help build lean muscles in your lower body and balance the top half. Twice a week, do some total-body strength training to help tighten your core and burn flab.

Apple Meal Plan

Breakfast
1 egg, scrambled with 1/4 cup spinach and 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese
1 ounce lean ham
1 slice whole wheat toast with 1/2 teaspoon margarine made with canola oil

Snack
1 small apple
1 tablespoon peanut butter

Lunch

Cobb salad: 2 cups mixed greens, 1/2 tomato, 2 ounces sliced cooked skinless chicken breast, 1 hard-cooked egg, 1/8 avocado, 1 tablespoon reduced-fat feta cheese tossed with 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Italian dressing
6 whole wheat crackers

Snack

1 small pear
1 piece string cheese

Dinner

3-ounce sirloin steak marinated in 1 tablespoon each light soy sauce and orange juice and grilled
1 small baked potato, with skin, topped with 1 tablespoon each light sour cream and chives
1/2 cup steamed broccoli with 1 teaspoon olive oil

Dessert

1 cup light yogurt mixed with 2 tablespoons bran cereal and 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

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