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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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mimii

I started this diet yesterday 4th May. I'm 5'4 weigh 139lbs and would like to lose 20lbs. I already exercise 3 times a week but am fed up of relying on exercise to maintain my weight and wanted to do something about the sheer amount of food I can put away.

I bought a brand of acv which was organic with the mother (but wasn't bragg-hard to find in uk shops). I really don't mind the taste think it's quite nice actually lol

So since I started yesterday I have lost 3lbs! No side effects but have been peeing loads. From other peopl's comments i guess this initial loss is water weight - hoping some actual weight comes off too

I hope to keep you all posted with how this goes

posted May 5th, 2011 10:35 am


HelpMeOut

Hey im only 16 years old, im 5'2 and weight 180. Yes obese i understand :/ but i have a few quick questions.

I go to the gym every day (mostly) i run like 30mins or so in 4.5 mph.

Im very thick & i would like to know if this will remove my celulite in legs, and will make my butt shrink ?
i have avery nice butt but with alot of celulite.

will this take my butt away and muffin tops? and arm fat?

so far what have YOU lost

thnks

posted Apr 16th, 2011 12:22 pm


vanessa1116

Update:
Hi all, it's me. I started this diet on March 22, 2011. I weighed 182.8, on March 27, 2011 I weighed 180.6, today the scale says 174.6. I walk 3 times a week (I promise) and I changed my eating habits as well. I will stick this out. Good Luck to all of you...

posted Apr 4th, 2011 2:14 pm


d1rtyb0xer

hello people 1st i would like to say that yes the diet does work BUTTTT only while u r on it i box and i stay on this diet for about a month b4 a fight to CUT weight i no for a fact once you get off this you will just gain the wieght right back best way to keep it off is to not take ANY suppliment and just eat healthy and work out yes it will take longer but it will also stay off... plus your heart and body will be stronger and can help liveing a long happy life whats more important looking good for a week or looking good for years and living years longer

posted Apr 1st, 2011 11:36 am


randy

I worked the ACV diet a few years back and LOVED it. I'm not sure how much weight I lost, and I did loose. It curbs your appetite and makes you feel great.

3 tsp. in a large glass of water: chug. only way to get through it.

I recommend this for anyone who is trying to loose weight. Nothing else (except monitoring my food intake like a mad woman and working out everyday.. which blows) has worked for me.

I recently gained some weight, and I am back on ACV... can't wait!

Also- in my experience, the pills don't work. I suggest the juice.

posted Mar 31st, 2011 9:41 am


Denise

Today is 3/27/11, I started this diet on 3/22/11. I use 2 tbsp of ACV (Braggs), 1 tbsp of Organic Raw Honey and I squeeze a half of lemon juice. All the products come from Publix Supermarket (not expense). I walk 1 mile, 3 times a week. When I started I weighed 182.8, today I weigh 180.6 (ONLY 5 DAYS INTO THE DIET). I have to make myself eat because I'm NEVER hungry. Truthfully I'm eating 1 meal a day and my snack are carrots, Townhouse new flat bread crackers (garlic & olive oil). My goal is 40 pounds off. This is the a very easy diet and its not expensive. The taste isn't bad at all. I wish everyone the best of luck. If you want you can email me any questions you might have. I will post my progress weekly. Thanks and Good Luck!!! Let's do this. PS: I'm 41 years old, so if I can do this so can you : )

posted Mar 27th, 2011 7:57 pm


Elizabeth

I'm starting the ACV diet in the morning, i hope it works ive been struggling to lose weight for the past few years, ive always been over weight so lets see if this can help.

posted Mar 16th, 2011 3:23 pm


ANNASABELA

Starting Acv today and hope it works tooQ

posted Mar 7th, 2011 6:35 pm


Nyssa

I started the acv diet 3days ago today's day 3 I weighted myself as soon as I woke up and have lost 3lbs!!! No change in diet but I have been eating smaller protions n I've been so energetic!! I can wake up with my kids and not be laggy!!!!

posted Mar 1st, 2011 5:56 pm


Jennifer Smith

I went to a heart Dr. He said I needed to loose 20pounds by May 4,2011 and I went to his office Feb 28,2011 and since then drinking the Apple Cider Vinger I have lose 6 pounds in less 2 weeks.

posted Feb 21st, 2011 8:46 am


Richelle

I do 1 tbl spoon of ACV 1 tbl spoon of raw honey in 1 cup of warm water it's not so bad and the honey also helps with weight loss and gives you lots of vitamins google the benefits of Apple cider vinegar and honey you'll be shocked.

posted Feb 16th, 2011 12:51 pm


Leigh

Has anyone had any success with the ACV pills? Can you let me know of your success please? When did you start and how long did it take for you to notice the weight coming off? Thank you. :-)

posted Feb 9th, 2011 2:05 am


susie

i am going to try this acv diet today i went to the store and got the brand heinz will it work or do i need another brand... please let me know

posted Feb 4th, 2011 10:08 pm


steve

I've craved my whole life vinegar & cucumber sliced up in a bowl letting it sit for an hour or more. Stays good for days. You will actually crave drinking the juice it makes while devouring the veggies. It's my grandmothers receipt. Try it with a tuna & tomato salad. I also crave the brian from a jar of olives. To me their very tasty !

posted Feb 4th, 2011 7:15 pm


feefee36

so i will comment back when i get to my ideal weight i got two months in some weeks to go .

posted Jan 31st, 2011 2:24 am


feefee36

i will like to say istarted the apple cider vinegar and raw honey diet 3 wks ago. i started out usin braggs the mothers and it actually do work and i also help my heartburn/acid reflux . my bloodpressure has been down and my cholestrol have been down and i started off weighing 229lbs now im down to 210lbs. so basically i can say it works cause im seeing a different in my face my waist and all over. but i started eating healthy . like salad with apple cider vingar sprinkle on it and on my meats and i sipped apple cider vinegar threw out the day and i exercise and walk every otherday but just start walking before i start seeing the different but the mother is good for u in all kinds of ways . so my goal is to be 175 before my bday get here on april 4 2011 35 more lbs to go . i can do it

posted Jan 31st, 2011 2:22 am



Jessica79

Tried it for a couple days, lost a couple pounds but couldn't get past the horrible taste, heartburn, and being so thirsty. Also made me feel a little strange, kinda spacey.

posted Jan 16th, 2011 6:46 am


Lyndsi

so about 7 months ago I started drinking 1-2 tsp of acv in a glass of (usually) motts apple juice before every meal. I am very over weight, especially since the birth of my daughter. after less then a month of drinking it I received quite a few comments about how I appeared to be loosing weight, and I noticed that the lovely extra chin I had was disappearing.

I stopped taking it when my car died and I had no way to make the 30 mile trip to the health food store to get more, but I managed to get ahold of a bottle saturday and started taking it again last night, hoping to have similar results. especially since I've been drinking a bottle of water 3 x a day with a metabolism booster.....

posted Jan 10th, 2011 6:11 pm


NewNew24

I've heard a lot about this "diet" from older ppl and decided to try it out for myself. Although I am still young i would love to maintain a healthy weight and higher energy levels. I started this morning and it has curved my hunger throughout the day so hopefully the weight will begin to fall off soon...Wish me Luck!!!

posted Jan 7th, 2011 10:53 pm


tosh

I have tried this before with really good results. I, too, only use Bragg ACV. It's organic and not as hard on your stomach. I mix 2 tbsp in 8 oz of water along with 1 tbsp organic honey (which is also very good for you). It gives it just enough sweetness and almost tastes like apple juice. There are so many health benefits from drinking ACV, so I highly encourage anyone to try it. The weight loss is just one of the many benefits.

posted Jan 4th, 2011 1:57 pm



 

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