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Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

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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.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Diet is not expensive
  • Apple cider vinegar as a health tonic has shown positive results in animal studies
  • 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

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.


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.


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.

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

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My 87 year old grandmother has been taking ACV for years and she is in good health. I think I will try it and see!

posted Nov 8th, 2008 7:03 pm


I have to agree with Reecee. When I first started this diet I had regular ACV but then I tried the organic as I kept reading that it was the correct one. They both curbed my appetite but the thing I noticed about the store ACV is that it smelled stronger than the organic and it actually gave me a bit of heartburn. That's why I stick with the organic now. Just a personal choice.

posted Nov 7th, 2008 9:42 am


Im startin the apple cider vinegar 2 day i will get back with u all in 2 weeks. Good luck 2 me

posted Nov 6th, 2008 10:57 pm


Hi Jill and the rest of the gang. From what I have noticed, it does not have to be the organic, it does not work any better or faster than the store name brand acv. I started using the acv and then stopped due to my own lack of dedication. However for the last week I have been taking 2 tablespoons a day and I have lost 6 pounds. I take 1 tablespoon before breakfast and dinner. After reading the post I will add the 1/2 tablespoon at bedtime. I mix mines with 1/2 cup of cold water and drink fast. I have gotten used to the taste. Good luck to everyone that has started and keep us posted on your progress.

posted Nov 4th, 2008 11:40 pm


I just started the apple cider vinegar tonight. Will let you know how it is going in two weeks. I have been taking vinegar for acid reflux for about a year and am no longer on Prevacid. I now switched to raw unfiltered organic vinegar for the diet.

posted Nov 3rd, 2008 7:44 pm


I just heard about this yesterday. I tried it today and it's amazing how it kills your appetite. I researched it online and it has to be may cost more but it's chaper than lipo...

posted Nov 2nd, 2008 9:19 pm


I have tried the apple cider vinegar for about 4 days now. It has helped me with my appetite quite a bit! And my cravings for sweets has grown weaker too. I'll be weighing myself in about a week & a half to see where I am! I'm very excited!

posted Nov 2nd, 2008 8:10 pm


I am starting this diet today, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp honey and a glass of water. I have been having acid reflux and the doctor wanted to put me on Prevacid, I didn't like the side effects and cost of this, so i researched a natural method and found this out. I also need to lose 20 lbs, so hopefully it helps with that as well. I'll let you know.

posted Oct 30th, 2008 10:08 am


I started today, 2 tablespoons of Braggs, raw/unfiltered with "the mother" in a small amount of warm water and 2 tablespoons of honey. The smell is awful but down it, quickly, after the first day i feel more energized, my chest congestion is gone, im feelin good i will keep you posted!

posted Oct 29th, 2008 11:06 pm


Jill, I have noticed that no one ever answers the question about the quality of the apple cider vinegar. I assume from the lack of response that it isn't important. I read a few articles on this diet and one of the articles said...."Some of the fanatics use organic." If you can substitute tablets in place of the vinegar then it can't be too big of a deal, right? (I am using Heinz ACV.) I've also read that the bedtime amount should be 1/2 of what you take at meals.

posted Oct 28th, 2008 8:17 am


I am starting today. Can someone tell me how much I should be using and WHEN to do it? I was thinking I will do it before meals, but how much? And...before bed much? regular ACV ok??? It is not the name Bragg....and it doesn't say raw or unfiltered.

posted Oct 27th, 2008 1:01 pm


Since nothing else I've tried has worked, i am willing to try the ACV diet. I am starting today (10/27) I will keep you updated. So far, after drinking the ACV with water, everything I eat & drink afterwards seems to taste like vinegar and that is killing my appetite. Is this true with anyone else?

posted Oct 27th, 2008 11:33 am


I am doing the South Beach Diet and working out to get back into shape after the birth of my baby. So I am considering adding this to the mix. I went to buy some today, but I had heard from someone that it needs to be organic/unpasturized/unfiltered. Is that the case? The cost is like 10 times more that the regular cooking kind. Anyone know? Thanks.

posted Oct 25th, 2008 6:35 pm


I am doing the South Beach Diet and working out to get back into shape after the birth of my baby. So I am considering adding this to the mix. I went to buy some today, but I had heard from someone that it needs to be organic/unpasturized/unfiltered. Is that the case? The cost is like 10 times more that the regular cooking kind. Anyone know? Thanks.

posted Oct 25th, 2008 6:35 pm


my friend used ACV when she lost her job(job helped her put on 30 plus lbs.) and in just 1 month she lost 20 lbs. this is no lie i saw her just about daily and she was literally waisting away....without flabby skin!!! I had 2 kids back to back and i now want to lose the last 20 lbs of baby weight. i have been taking ACV before each meal and before bed for only 5 days....i can already see my love handles and stomach waisting away. My husband even notices already. i recommend this to anyone.

posted Oct 21st, 2008 11:08 am


Alright now, I have been on this diet sort of on and off since end of september. I have lost 1 LB ONLY... I had stopped my crazy running since I had my female problem in between. No sure if this diet is really worthed. I am having better luck with TEA. Indian Masala Tea. I drink 1 cup and I am set for the day. I hardly feel hungry, bowel movement has been great (guranteed within 20 min for me). For right now I am I am trying to use both: Tea + Apple cider Vinegar. But I am not able to, since I don't feel hungry from the tea, and when I do feel hungry I have very little to eat and I am done. AAHHH!!! JUST LAST ABOUT 8 MORE LBS TO GO!!!!

posted Oct 9th, 2008 12:14 pm


Hi Penny,
My friend was close to 300 lbs, but it wasn't until his second month taking the acv that he actually started losing the weight and looking good. I know for me, I have not lost much, but I don't want to give up. I am trying very hard to stay focus. I am also starting to incorporate exercise. Have you lost any lbs?

posted Oct 8th, 2008 8:44 pm


Thanks Reecee. Only thing is, I am not able to drink much water, I will try though. I have started running. I am doing about 5 miles a day. Goal is to do 30 miles total per week for 4 weeks (in the morning I have been drinking water since I am running now). I do agree, it does suppress appetite, with just few bites I feel like I am stuffed if not I have already over eaten sometimes. Ok now Reecee main question for you is: you said your friend lost 30 lb. How much did he weight before + how tall is he? Keep in mind I am only 4'11. I weight about 109 right now. I am only trying to loose last FEW lb. If someone have a whole lot of weight to loose, then yes it is bit more easier to loose weight (atleast from my experience I can say).

posted Oct 7th, 2008 12:57 am


Penny, I haven't had much luck on this diet, but I believe it work as my fried at work tried it and he lost 30 lbs in the past 2 months. What he told me is that it takes about 30 days before you start to see some results. Also, in regards to the bowel movement, you have to drink a lot of water and you may try drinking some green tea. This helps with the bowel movement.

posted Oct 1st, 2008 6:37 pm


9/31/08 No weight change yet, in last 3 days. Insted I am not able to poop. I have started working out as of yesterday. Lets see what happens. I am willing ot give at least 1 more week to see results.

posted Oct 1st, 2008 12:18 am


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