Thank you for the quick response. I actually went to the local health food store and bought almost every type of apple they had. I still don't like apples but I found 2 (out of like 10 different kinds) that I thought were tolerable.
Most everyone that I know who has done the diet also did not exercise, and the ones who did had big plateau problems.
I actually researched it today which took a while...and discovered that strenuous activity should be completely avoided on all stages of the diet. They said basically if you workout hard then you will cause yourself to lose weight slower or you could stop the weight loss altogether. Disappointing because I enjoy working out. I think I'm still going to hike on Saturdays, but I will just be aware of the consequences.