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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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randiberes

i just started my first full day of this and i have a friend that just takes a shot a day and if you eat anything extra fatty just take another shot. right now i'm 176lbs heres to hoping!!!

posted Apr 30th, 2009 6:47 pm


fizzy

please don't drint it w/o diluting it in water, it will hurt your stomach, and scratch your throat. Dilute 1 tbs of acv with a glass of water before each meal GOOD LUCK!

posted Apr 23rd, 2009 10:35 pm


Becca

I started today taking it raw 2 tsp is that okay if i just drink it raw before each meal!?

posted Apr 23rd, 2009 12:45 pm


LilithmW

Hey! I just started this today.
Im not too overwieght just want to slim up for summer.
I hear megan fox uses this and from what i have heard and read this stuff really works. I will check back in a couple weeks!
good luck to all.
Im excited.

posted Apr 20th, 2009 4:16 pm


Kati

I had just got WII fit and it told me I was overweight. ((STUPID WII LOL)) I do remember my grandmother telling me about this diet, but growing up she told me that when going on this diet you should not have anything cold to drink. For the reason it chills the body so the body has a harder time to process. I weight 172 and hope to get down to 130ish. Headed back to Cali this summer and would like to look better in a two peice. I wish everyone luck and I think this is a awesome site where people can report back and incourage. Thank you and wish the best of luck to everyone.

posted Apr 20th, 2009 3:00 am


Melanie

I just started this diet today, my friend's mom is on it and lost 30lbs in 1 Month! So I know it works...I hope it works that well for me. I'm 177lbs right now and want to get down to 135lbs. And for the person who said "I have astma and can't work out" Are you kidding me? I know pletny of people who have astma and work out. Don't be lazy =oP

posted Apr 17th, 2009 1:05 pm


Aracelis

i just started taking the capsules and i really dnt eat like i used to. I dnt get hungry very often....wish me luck trying to loose 20 pds....i'll keep yall posted.

posted Apr 14th, 2009 7:31 pm


Yazi

Hello there i started the getting the acv last week on monday march 29 and up to now april 5 i have lost 4 lbs just for one week that started but of course im driking lost of water. Lets see how it goes and plus im not eating any bread, cracker, rice or anything like that i eat in the morning a wheat toast with a cup of lactaid milk, then three hours later a snack apple, banana , and then i take the vinergar with water half- an hour before lunch and then before dinner and so on.

posted Apr 8th, 2009 12:52 pm


Lillysue

Hi,...

I too tried the Vinegar Diet, and it works Great!...
It made me feel refreshed and renewed,...
and it can actully taste pretty good!... Like apple soda!..

I got it from a newer book, and I guess there are different versions you can try,... All you need is 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered is best), and 1 tablespoon of honey for the first week or two, in 8-10 oz. of water (cold water)... also you can try it with seltzer to begin with it taste great! like apple soda. Take it just 15-20 minutes before each meal. The liquid should work better than tablets, because they don't desolve fully, the liquid work faster and better. You can give the tablets a try when you can't have liquid vinegar.

The Vinegar Diet It Really Does Work!...

Have you actually tried the viegar diet,.... I absolutly first hand know that Vinegar Diets help you lose weight, faster,...while also renewing your body and organs, also invigerates you and makes you feel and look better than ever.

I tried the vinegar diet and lost about 40 lbs. in about 2 months. It's not cooky or far fetched. All you have to do is try it,... See for yourselves that it absolutly works,.... all you do is have it 3 times a day once 15-20 minutes before each meal, and no you don't take straight vinegar, you put only 1 tablespoon of unfiltered vingar (is best, from the health food store or grocery store) in 8-10 oz. of water, to start you can even have it with a tablespoon or teaspoon of honey, for the first week or two,... you can also use seltzer water to start for a week or more, it taste great actully, (and no I am not crazy) like apple soda. You don't even have to diet much, just try eating like you do, but of course it will work better if watch your diet a little,.. don't eat much sweets (But you can use natural sweetners like Stevia it's good for you & taste great, good for weight lose & diabetics), also cut back on fats that are bad for you (but you can have an avacodo a day, it's a good fat that actully helps you lose weight. Moderate exercise does help speed up things too, like any diet 15-30 minutes a day of walking works, and don't for forget to eat your fruits and veggies.


As you'll find out the Vinegar diet actully does work,... so please don't put it down. Just give it a try! You'll like it, and you'll feel & look younger.

I did this diet several yrs. ago and when I stopped it because of my job, I slowly gain the weight back.

But not to worry I'm going back to the viegar diet.

posted Mar 30th, 2009 11:43 am


joannieR

I just started the acv diet two days ago. I'm hoping that is works. My grandmother used it for years. That is why i want to do it now. Boy!, that lady had tons of energy all the time.

posted Mar 28th, 2009 1:53 am


Terra

Hi I started the diet three days ago, so far my weight has not changed. I also excerise 3-5 days a week, my weight is 180, my goal is 165 by june 1st. I have been using 2 tbl spoons is that correct or should it be 2 tsp.

posted Mar 27th, 2009 3:28 pm


laughing92

Hey everyone I just started the diet yesterday so hopefully things go well, although the taste isn't so great I learned to mix it with a glass of water and a few drops of honey, because honey is a lot healthier than sugar. Wish me luck everyone!!

posted Mar 24th, 2009 7:42 pm


Kourtney

I just started this diet last week. I put 2 tablespoons in crystal light twice a day. I use a straw so that my teeth have little contact. I guess it is working. I have lost 3 pounds. I am not giving up I have gotten used to the taste. I have to atlease finish the bottle..... Im keeping my fingers crossed!!! Good luck to everyone!

posted Mar 22nd, 2009 6:08 pm


Courtney

I cant stand the smell or taste so i mix mine with orange juice in a shot glass and down it, it makes it much easier. I've heard it will cure ulcers and arthritis. We'll see, I'm about 220 and my goal is 160. I have asthma so I cant exercise so I hope this works.

posted Mar 11th, 2009 5:32 am


fizzy

hey.. Terri, i have been taking acv for 4 months now and have lost 10 lbs.. i take it three times a day... started w/1tbs w/ a full glass of water in the morning 15 mins b4 breakfast and lunch and dinner then 1 tsp before bedtime... i moved up to 2 tbs each time after a week...

posted Mar 11th, 2009 12:16 am


Terri

Hey, I just started taking Apple Cider Vinegar today as advised by a friend of mine. He told me to drink it three times a day with a normal bottle of water, though he didn't specifically say how much of the Vinegar to use. He said something like a capful of the Vinegar, but I have been reading on here to do a tps in each bottle? Is this correct? I just don't want to use too much or too little. Please if anyone knows let me know, thanks. Also I just started taking seizure medication and would like to know if thats a problem? Though I wouldn't think it is. My friend who told me about this diet is taking it also and he also takes seizure medication. I am also taking multi-vitamin pills and fish oil pills. Any help will be appreciated, thanks.

posted Mar 6th, 2009 6:28 pm


rad

I've drank 2 oz twice daily for about 6 weeks for prostate condition...recovering from auto accident.I'm very inactive, was shocked, I lost 12 lbs.Went from 222 to210

posted Mar 2nd, 2009 2:58 pm



rebeccachanel

hey guys, i'm 110 and i'm goin to try this diet 2moro, wish me gd lucks guys! i'm goin to report back every week(:
love
rebecca chanel

posted Feb 22nd, 2009 5:44 am



Jeana68

I forgot to put my weight as of 2-15-09 I weigh 150ish lbs. My goal weight is 130ish lbs by this summer if not sooner. In my pic I think I weighed 140ish lbs. summer of 2008.

posted Feb 16th, 2009 12:55 am



Jeana68

Today I started taking Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, organic raw unfiltered with the "Mother" in it to help me lose some weight. This stuff is nasty! But I'm willing to try it if it will help me shed some pounds. I was looking for something more natural for weight loss help and a friend who also takes ACV turned me on to this product.
It says to take 1 to 2 tsps with 8 oz. of water 3 times a day. Upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
It doesn't say wether to drink it all at once or sip it for a couple of hours.
I read to sip it all through the day so that's what I did today. Anyone know which is best?
Also, if this works and knowing everyones different in average time what should I expect in changes in my body? As in weight lose and over-all health benefits.
I'm also taking other daily vitamins. Can they be affected if I take them with a few hours of drinking the cider?
Thanks for any help.

posted Feb 16th, 2009 12:46 am



 

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