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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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Bebe

OH YEAH and (sry, don't mean to spam up this place!)-- also wanted to say, I'm still on the diet and still losing weight. Just went down another pound today. I really am looking/feeling skinner now and I owe it all the ACV. It's AWESOME.

posted Nov 15th, 2009 3:46 pm


Bebe

Oh I forgot to add-- ACV helps by controlling your appetite, so you get less hungry and therefore eat less. This diet probably won't work for you if you take ACV and then pig out or binge eat for any reason. (I.e. eat when you're not even hungry, you know?) So the key is to limit your calorie intake and eat as healthy is possible. (I still had sweets though, just in small portions.) Good luck!

posted Nov 15th, 2009 3:42 pm


Bebe

Okay, here to update with my results! It's been two weeks since I've started taking the Apple Cider Vinegar diet pills (with pectin), and I've lost FIVE pounds! No joke. It's amazingg, I'm so happy that I'm actually losing weight. I'm not overweight at all but just want to lose some extra arm & belly flab.. so basically it's actually pretty hard for me to lose weight. What I did was NO exercise, just cut down my calorie intake. I cut down a lot (1300 per day), but I didn't starve myself or anything, just had super healthy diet.

posted Nov 15th, 2009 2:35 am


marilu

update: acv helps maintain your weight loss, after i lost weight back in may, i stopped drinking it. i weighed myself the second wk of october and i had only gained 1 pound since May !! i started drinking it again, its been 2 wks, and i've lost another 4 pounds

posted Nov 10th, 2009 11:42 am


Hlobisile

i've also began this diet and i think it will work. I'm a size 36(South Africa) and I would like to drop down to a size 32 if possible. I'm hoping this works for me because i've spent a lot of money on diet pills that never worked.

posted Nov 10th, 2009 7:16 am


Bebe

Starting this diet tmr w/ the pills. Will post when/if I see any results. :D

posted Oct 31st, 2009 12:03 am


Amanda Danielle

Hi, All
I'm excited to start the ACV diet, I have lost some motivation after gaining back weight from previous dieting and I am aboslutely miserable. But, enough is enough! I hope to lose about 30lbs and gain any other positive health benefits. Will check back =] Wish me luck!!

posted Oct 18th, 2009 10:23 am


Dorcas

if you dont like taking the liquid version..I would recommend the apple cider vinegar(with pectin) diet pills.I got them from the vitamin shoppe and when i tell you it cuts your appetite in half, it really works.I was a huge snacker, especially at night and I can honestly say i dont snack at night anymore which has helped me lose 7 pounds in a week. Great product and really cheap $4.99 (100 tablets) or you can get the bigger bottle. It seems to take the desire to eat sweets away..which allows you to eat healthier foods

posted Oct 6th, 2009 3:00 pm


Ava

So, I've been wondering. What works better: Organic (with MOTHER) ACV or regular old ACV. I've had both and I've gotta say the organic stuff is ten times easier to drink. Regular ACV tastes way more acidic, so I feel like it's doing something.

For those of you who its worked for---which one did you drink? Regular or Organic?

posted Jul 16th, 2009 7:17 pm


Ava

I started this on Tuesday. So far I've lost one pound, with little to no exercise. I'm going to start working out more and see if that helps.

I've been drinking 2 tbsp of ACV with 8oz of water and half a teaspoon of honey. I have my doubts about this actually working...

posted Jul 16th, 2009 5:44 pm


Mandy

I started this diet today! Im excited, also; I dont mix water with the acv, I put it in hot tea.

posted Jul 14th, 2009 1:09 am


jen

I have been doing 2 tsp in a bottle of water with crystal light 3 times a day. Today is my 3rd day and I have unbelieveably bloating/gas like issues. Is this normal? Is it just my body adjusting?

posted Jul 10th, 2009 2:25 pm


carrie

I drank 3 oz mixed with water on the first day. is that too much?

posted Jun 22nd, 2009 2:47 pm


sharon

i took cider vinegar for about 4 months with herbal water tablets because i was told that the cider vinegar tablets alone made me hold water. i lost 3 stone in 4 months with just watchin what i was eating and it worked for me..........

posted Jun 5th, 2009 7:06 pm


Alice

I'm trying this out started today I hope it works. Im making gradual changes in my diet and working out 1hour for 5 days a week...wish my luck in 158 aiming to get back to 135!

posted Jun 4th, 2009 8:03 pm


Gina

I have been reading the pages of posts on here and from what I've read, I think I am going to try it, too! I was getting ready to order some really expensive diet pills- even though I know that they are bad for you. I am going to try a more natural and CHEAPER way to go---plus my Grandmother has been drinking a tsp of ACV in her water every day for years- she is 84 and in great health!

posted May 28th, 2009 11:00 am


Marilu

i started this diet almost two wks ago, i've lost 4 lbs drinking acv and water, fast walking for an hour everyday and eating more veggies for dinner. I have no headaches, no (PMS) cramps and i feel alot more energy. i will continue to use it. It also cleared my skin in my face, its alot smoother.

posted May 18th, 2009 5:04 pm


Dave

I tryed this diet, i lost a few pounds in the first week and i feel beter in my self with them. one question though, where is the cheapest place to buy them as i have been paying arounf $12 a bottle from this site ...any other recommendations ?

posted May 4th, 2009 8:32 pm


angela

hello all i started this diet i use the pills becasue i cant drink the vinager,i was just wondering what is supose to happen when you take this stuff what happens some people say you go to the bathroom alot and some say you will know when it is working i have been taking it for about 1 week so far and i stoped eating fatty foods and started healthy stuff,but i dont go to the bathroom alot and in fact i have trouble pooping is there something wrong

posted May 3rd, 2009 11:01 pm


Lisa Taylor

Well I have just started on yesterday, May 2, and the taste is not all that bad, but i prefer to drink it straight without anything with it. I hope that it works for me. I do feel with more energy though.

posted May 3rd, 2009 8:01 pm



 

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