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Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Is the apple cider vinegar approach to weight loss sweet, or sour?

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Detox diets, cleanses and fasts seem to be all the rage right now. From losing weight to ridding your body of toxins, many people swear by the effects of putting their bodies and minds through the challenge of a cleanse. One such popular cleansing diet is the apple cider vinegar program.

It's yet to be determined if the benefits of apple cider vinegar are worthwhile for weight loss. Even still, some suggest that the acidity of the vinegar mixed with the pectin found in apples can offer an easy answer to dropping pounds.

While pectin has been linked with lowering cholesterol, it's still unclear whether there is a connection with weight loss. A 2005 study of 12 people found that those who ate a piece of bread along with small amounts of white vinegar felt fuller and more satisfied than those who just ate the bread.

On the apple cider vinegar diet, you consume a few teaspoons of this pucker-worthy liquid a few times a day. Organic apple cider vinegar is a top-choice among enthusiasts.

PRO
  • Apple Cider Vinegar Diet is not expensive
  • Apple cider vinegar as a health tonic has shown positive results in animal studies
CON
  • No solid documented evidence of its benefits
  • Apple cider vinegar has a pungent taste
  • May cause stomach and throat irritation
  • Long-term use can cause bone loss and a potassium deficiency
  • Can interact with other medications
DIET and NUTRITION

Here is what you do on the apple cider vinegar diet: Take no more than three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar about 15 minutes before each meal. Regular users recommend prepping your stomach by taking one teaspoon to start with and easing into more.

The apple cider vinegar diet does not prescribe a menu or meal plan. Just eat in moderation with sensible portions and skip the snacks. Over time, the vinegar will decrease hunger and urges to nibble.

If the flavor becomes too much to handle, you can find apple cider vinegar tablets.

EXERCISE

Not really applicable since this address something very specific in the benefits of apple cider vinegar. But, the book does broach the subject a little.

CONCLUSION

Since the benefits of apple cider vinegar are still inconclusive, it’s hard to make a solid recommendation. Some research shows that it does have some health benefits like reducing cholesterol and as possible aid in weight loss. But since there are a few apparent serious risks involved, speak to your doctor before consuming apple cider vinegar, especially if you have osteoporosis or take any medications.

Common Misspellings

Apple Cider diet, Apple cider vinegar deit, Vinegar diet, Vinegar deit


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Babsbatgirlfan

My brother just started ACV and a question. My brother has been using ACV for about a little over a week and has no appetite, is this a side effect of the ACV?? I read on here others mentioned loss of appetite, how long did it take your appetites to return?? He is eating and it doesn't make him sick or nauseated or anything so that's good, last time he weight himself he was 173.9 thats when he first started this, we are going tomorrow to the mall and hes going to weigh himself again.

posted Jul 18th, 2013 7:41 pm


Wendy

My brother has been using ACV for about a little over a week and has no appetite, is this a side effect of the ACV??

posted Jul 18th, 2013 7:32 pm


Guria

I started taking ACV for lowering cholesterol and it really helped, my total cholesterol went down from 253 to 205 and LDL from 173 to 117 in just one month, although it didnt change my HDL it remained same at 46. But didnt help me in losing weight.

posted May 4th, 2013 8:30 am


ROBIN

The good news about Organic Apple Vinegar is that it’s a cheap healing condiment for those who know traditional healing power of Apple Vinegar, Apart from using it to spice salad and ingredient for cooking , a lot of people have used organic apple vinegar to manage their Diabetes, Nerves Control , Heart health, Weight Loss , Arthritis
, Alkaline Acid Balance, Acne . Anybody can produce it at home locally, but If you MUST buy and use organic (natural) Apple Cider Vinegar, it’s important to choose your product carefully. Most of the Unpasteurized Organic Vinegars in the market today may contain bacteria (like SALMONELLA or E-COLI) that are harmful to human. In other to avoid these harmful bacteria, normally associated with unpasteurized food, vegetable, fruits and drink, It is Important to choose vinegar THAT have been certified in the producing country. Mindea Organic products have been certified by the controlling body for Organic Agriculture in EUROPE, License registration: ES – eco-027-RI.

It is made from apples grown without chemical, fertilizers or pesticides and with strict compliance with the European Community rules EEC nº 2092/91,

It contains The Mother, Acidity 5%, and No preservatives. VISIT OUR WEBSITE: mindeanatural.com

posted Feb 22nd, 2013 12:23 pm


nicki

can apple cider vinegar really increase the likelihood I will lose weight? if added to my healthy eating and exercise? I have been working out 5-6 times a week averaging about 2 hours, one hour dedicated to intense cardio. I have also included a super food called spirulina that i mix with a protein shake or juice. I originally purchased the acv for health benefits other than weightloss, but it would be awesome if this could increase the likelihood that i will loose some weight. I am 5'7 and weigh 155 pounds. I would like to loose 15 pounds. So today i started drinking 2 tbsp about 15 minutes before i eat. I had absolutely no appetite all day long and plenty of energy to hit the gym. My main concern is maintaining a healthy life style and increasing a positive body image as I am obsessed with my weight already. So if there is any advice out there I am open to it.. will update at a later date. Thanks

posted Feb 13th, 2013 7:21 am


userfile
Kaaate

Hi guys! I started this vinegar treatment about 4 days ago. Can't report on weight loss yet but I can tell you that almost immediately I noticed a significant decrease in appetite. Obviously a plus. I wish I could say that I have been feeling better or more energetic but I have the flu. So I wont really be able to tell about that until I'm better. But my heartburn in just gone. No heartburn I love it. Also I think my skin is clearing up :) I plan to get more exercise and eat better and I hope that doing this treatment alongside will be beneficial to my weight loss. I read an article from someone who did this long-term, and she said that the brand of vinegar she used never made a difference as long as it's apple cider vinegar. So if you want to go for the cheaper stuff it shouldn't be a problem. But I will tell you from experience that I used Eden brand organic for the past 2 days and it definitely tastes better than that store brand stuff I was using. Maybe because it's organic, not sure. But I'm gonna stick to this. I will update in a week. In the mean time, if you'd like to ask me a question, feel free to message me. :) Good luck guys!!

posted Jan 20th, 2013 7:23 am


Alletta


Sounds great!

posted Jan 10th, 2013 7:55 am


Jeana

I weighed 132 lbs I'm 5"7 I started ACV a month ago before meals and morning/night I now weigh 126 and I am very happy.. DON'T USE HONEY extra carbs!!!

posted Jan 9th, 2013 4:34 am


LR

BTW..I drink my ACV with Arizona Diet Tea..And Cran-grape juice..I don't know if this makes a difference or not..but it taste good, which makes it easier to consume...

posted Dec 24th, 2012 4:20 pm


LR

I have been drinking ACV for i month..and I think that I have more energy..and feel positive that I will have results, I don't know if I have lost any lbs yet..but I can see fatty deposits shrinking on my body, and That is what I want to do is melt the body Fat..

posted Dec 24th, 2012 4:18 pm


funny14life

I started drinking acv about a week ago at 195.5 lbs and yesterday I weighed myself t o 190.0! I'm really liking it and I have much more mental clarity after drinking it so it helps when studying, lol!

I definitely recommend this and I can't wait to see what else it does for me...

posted Nov 20th, 2012 10:18 pm


phyllis

I did not kknow how much vinegar to take. so i would take a table spoon of vinegar and a table spoon of honey. now i know to put in water, honey stir and drink. taste good. thanks for the suggestion.

posted Oct 29th, 2012 12:35 am


veronicad

im going to start the ACV diet today.. im excited to try it. im 24 and weight 196lbs i wanna lose about 20 to 50 lbs. by my birthday which is sept.11. so if everyone want me to kept them post i will.. wish me luck.

posted Jul 12th, 2012 3:46 pm


Jessica

I'm only on my 1st day of the ACV diet, I got the Braggs acv and I'm doing 2tsp of that with 1tsp honey in 8oz water bottle before each meal. I am 270 and I want to lose 100lbs. I will keep posting my results for everyone

posted Jul 3rd, 2012 10:45 pm


Jenny

Will start tomorrow.

posted May 8th, 2012 6:04 pm


Jane

I'm 58 young & still struggle with the desire to be trim. I'm starting the acv process to curb my appetite and gain energy.

posted May 6th, 2012 3:14 am


Lana

04/20/2012 Okay, I'm deciding to try the Apple Cider Vinegar Diet. I've been speaking to a nutritionist about my future approach to weight loss. There's a giant glitch I'm noticing in these posts. DIET does not mean EAT LESS OFTEN, it means EAT LESS MORE OFTEN. Might sound a little k-12 but use your food groups. This diet causes decrease in appetite (the vinegar shrinks your stomach) but for nutrients and energy, you have to eat and eat healthy. In this world we're super-sizing everything. Cut portions in half and make it healthy. Steam, bake, and boil. For energy, complement your new diet with b-12 supplements. THEY WORK!!! I'm officially starting my diet today. Here are the main tips:
-5 meals daily( breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner) (3oz. of meat= deck of cards,fistfuls of everything else)
*Snack suggestions= Fruit bowls or yogurt

-Eat dinner at least four hours before your bed time (I aim for 6-7:30)

-Cut out the red meat and junk food. (chocolate craving remedy is tootsie rolls lol) find trail mixes or your fav fruits to counteract the sugar cravings. I also hear that journals are helpful (log your food intake)

-Drink lots of water (64oz.)

-Make time for exercise. (I work in addition to being a mother of four. I use the Comcast health and fitness routines)

**To prevent health problems, do not use the apple cider vinegar long-term

I'll post my progress

posted Apr 20th, 2012 1:12 pm


ajja20022001

HELLO COMMUNITY OF ACV I THINK I
willJOIN ANDTRYAVC & HOPE FOR THE BEST (:
SO GOOD LUCK TO US.

posted Apr 18th, 2012 4:25 pm


Adelyn

I??ve been drinking Bragg??s ACV raw organic honey religiously everyday, 2-3 teaspoons of ACV to 1 teaspoon of honey before every meal. I??ve also cut down on snacking between my meals (used to always snack) and incorporated minimal exercise into my life (once per week for now because I??m having my exams). I no longer drink sweetened beverages, only been drinking water, unsweetened tea and coffee (This with sugar, around 3 times per week. Again, because I??m having exams and tea doesn??t keep me as awake as coffee). But I??ve yet to lose a single pound. Am i doing something wrong!!! Please help, I??ve an important event to attend to in 2 months and would really love to shed off some fats. I??m 132 pounds and 160cm and would love to drop at least 11 pounds.

posted Apr 17th, 2012 6:23 am


robert

i have been drinking 2 tbls before dinner with water and i just feel better. Could be a placebo effect but who cares right!

posted Apr 13th, 2012 9:31 pm



 

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