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At lunch, there is a group of superskinny girls and not only have I noticed that they each eat an apple every day, but it is always the last thing they eat. Is this some kind of diet that I don't know about? Eat an apple AFTER each meal (not with or before)? Maybe there's something to this. It appears to be working for them! Just a thought...
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Maybe they read this article?
I don't know about any special diet, but I eat as many as 4-5 small apples a day, sometimes after a meal or as a snack.  I just crave them, don't know why.  I do think they aid in weight loss because they are so low cal and filling, plus they are pretty healthy.  
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When I have apples available, I eat them 10 minutes BEFORE a meal. They taste amazing when you are really hungry (AND THIRSTY) and so you can finish the whole apple. And they really, really fill you up so you will not eat so much at lunch/dinner.

For AFTER a meal, the only reason I would eat fruit is if I wanted something sweet. I have a habit of wanting 'desert' after dinner and so some grapes or a peach etc satisfies me. Personally I don't think apples are a desert but that may be what they are after.

Try figuring out what they eat for their main meals, and how much. 

I don't eat  apples right after meals but I eat at least 1-2 a day between meals. I eat them because they're sweet, delicious, and they satisfy my sugar cravings pretty well.

I eat a lot of apples but it is actually recommended to eat fruit on an empty stomach. Something about it digesting more quickly. I love fruit any time!

A friend once mentioned a weight loss tip that she'd read/heard somewhere or another, which was, when you want to eat something, go sniff a green apple.  Supposedly, the scent of the apple is supposed to be an appetite suppressant.

But my take on the situation is -- if you smell the apple & you're still hungry, well then, there's an apple in front of your face to eat, which may keep the ice cream in the freezer at bay.  ;)

I think the apples may not be a form of dessert, but, you know -- perform the same purpose as dessert does -- cleanse the pallet of the taste of dinner and freshen the breath.

But my take on the situation is -- if you smell the apple & you're still hungry, well then, there's an apple in front of your face to eat, which may keep the ice cream in the freezer at bay.  ;)

Ha, that made me laugh. :p

That was an interesting article spoiled candy.

Are you friends with any of them? Maybe ask.
I try to eat an apple for breakfast every morning and sometimes another during the day.  I sometimes run out before the next trip to the store.  I notice that when  I skip out on apples for a few days then my weight loss seems to slow.  Perhaps just a coincidence, but I'm going to make sure to always have apples on hand from now on.
Original Post by sarahrnorton:

A friend once mentioned a weight loss tip that she'd read/heard somewhere or another, which was, when you want to eat something, go sniff a green apple. Supposedly, the scent of the apple is supposed to be an appetite suppressant.

But my take on the situation is -- if you smell the apple & you're still hungry, well then, there's an apple in front of your face to eat, which may keep the ice cream in the freezer at bay. ;)

I think the apples may not be a form of dessert, but, you know -- perform the same purpose as dessert does -- cleanse the pallet of the taste of dinner and freshen the breath.

I agree. Apples definitely freshen your breath, and sometimes when I forget to bring a toothbrush to a friend's (I know, it's gross) after a party or something, I'll eat an apple in the morning to tide me over until I can get home.

My mom's always told me to sniff a freshly cut green apple if I have a mild headache, but I don't know about suppressing your appetite. Maybe green apples just win at life?

I have some serious doubts about your various apple-smelling remedies.  I think that's about as helpful as curing hiccups by drinking water with the heel of a knife pressing against the space between your eyes.

 I would suppose that since apples are so high in fiber your super-skinny co-workers do this to help with food digestion(??)  That's one reason I like to eat a couple of apples during the work day as a snack.   It keeps me out of the offices with sugery snacks laying about and helps to... well, you know what fiber is good for ;-)

 Cheers!

I usually have an apple after my lunch every day because I like to finish with a sweet taste in my mouth and they just fill me up that little bit more.  Plus it's a habit! It's probably just a habit and social eating thing for them. (it is for me and my friend and we would be called skinny)

Maybe they're just trying to get their daily fruit servings? And it is the time of year for apples.
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I eat a piece of fruit after every meal...A lot of times it's an apple, especially now that they're the cheapest fruit available here
This is true about apples being in season and cheaper, and the fact of the matter is price does figure into people's diet (I mean the way we eat daily; not going on a "diet"). Apples are filling as they are full of fiber. They also give you a nice crunch and sweetness.
I do eat apples after every meals... i find them really nice but since they are quite small they dont fills me up...

actually the only fruit that can fill me up by eating just only one fruit is melon because they are big enough to fit my stomach!
Original Post by corriganfaie:

I have some serious doubts about your various apple-smelling remedies. I think that's about as helpful as curing hiccups by drinking water with the heel of a knife pressing against the space between your eyes.


 I've never heard this one for hiccups! It just kind of made me laugh.

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