Apple Cider Vinegar Diet: How to get the most from it

apple cider vinegar diet

I was 54, overweight and my blood sugar was out of control. I needed to do something about my health, but what?

Enter Apple Cider Vinegar. I started taking it, and boy was I shocked with the results.

I share those results later, so please keep reading.

Let me also add, that although my experience on the apple cider vinegar diet was successful, it isn’t typical.

I question why more people don’t see better results from taking it.

Continue reading to discover what lead to my enormous success on this very popular diet.

The weight loss question

Some doctors state that apple cider vinegar isn’t a effective weight loss solution. While others concede that there isn’t enough scientific research to make a case for it .

First hear what this doctor says in this short video then continue reading to see what the actual scientific evidence reveals about the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar for weight loss.

Source: YouTube.com

Scientific Evidence

According to uchicagomedicine.com a randomized, clinical trial recently published in the Journal of Functional Food showed that ACV might help with weight loss.

The participants drank 15 ml of ACV with lunch and dinner (a total of 2 tablespoons). They also ate a diet that was 250 calories less than their daily estimated requirements.

The researchers found that ACV significantly reduced weight. In fact, the people in the ACV group lost an average of 8.8 lbs over 12 weeks.

Benefits

  • Detoxes the liver
  • Increases insoluble fiber intake
  • Suppresses the appetite
  • Allow you to be full longer after eating
  • Reduces your daily caloric intake
  • Helps you Lose belly fat

Is it safe

Despite the many benefits that ACV provides, it is in no means perfect. Drinking it without diluting it in water it may cause damage to your esophagus.

One study found that drinking apple cider vinegar may damage tooth enamel as well.

Potential side effects

  • May cause issues for people with type 1 Diabetes
  • May cause indigestion
  • May affect Potassium levels
  • May result in bone loss (extreme example)
  • May interact with certain drugs
The Definitive Guide to the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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My experience with ACV

Here’s some context.

When I decided to take ACV, as mentioned, I was 54 at the time and weighed 268 pounds. The second highest weight ever.

Being a former athlete, and although carrying an 50 extra pounds I had a good amount of muscle I knew would aid in metabolizing my fat.

I also was prediabetic at the time and was having diabetic related issues.

In fact, it looked as though all signs were pointing towards me becoming diabetic and having to start taking insulin medication.

That was until the aid of apple cider vinegar diet.

Length of use

I took the apple cider vinegar drink for approximately 6 weeks.

Amount of Weight Loss

I Lost 41 pounds or one pound of fat per day over that span.

How it helped me

  1. Regulated my blood sugar
  2. Helped me lose weight
  3. Reduced my belly fat
  4. Freshen my breath
  5. Helped me get a better night’s rest

How I got the most from taking Apple Vinegar

  • Took acv 3 times a day for six weeks
  • Exercised for a 30 minutes per day
  • Drank green tea 2 – 3 times a day
  • Increased water intake
  • Took thermogenic supplements

If you can’t drink it

apple cider vinegar diet

If you don’t like drinking apple cider vinegar, why not try it with your foods?

If you enjoy making your own salad dressing here’s one that’s super easy to make as well as healthy.

Ingredients

  • Raw unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Vegetable oil

How to prepare the dressing

Step 1.

Take a small bowl

Step 2.

Pour a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the bowl. Then add 1 – 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Next add about a half of teaspoon of each of the remaining ingredients to the bowl.

Finally, mix everything together for about 2 or 3 minutes.

How to take apple cider vinegar

apple cider vinegar diet

You need two things. One bottle of 100% raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a case of filtered water.

Pour one bottle of water into at least an 8 oz glass then place 2 teaspoons of the apple cider vinegar in the glass of water. Stir for a few seconds. Then drink.

Hate the taste try this recipe

Extra ingredients to add to improve the taste:

  • Freshly squeezed Lemon (organic)
  • Raw Honey
  • Extra water
  • Cinnamon

Recipe #3

This Apple cider vinegar recipe isn’t going to wow your tastebuds but it will pack a punch with its fat burning and antibacterial properties.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Water
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Lemon Juice

Directions

If you want to make it by the glass then use the same amount of ACV and water we mentioned in the original recipe. 2 teaspoons of Apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water. Then add a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 2 or 3 squeezes of lemon.

Summary

Although Apple Cider Vinegar can help with weight loss it is not a magical elixir. To get the most from taking the apple cider vinegar diet you should do so along with a sensible diet and exercise.

Also adding either a fat burning supplement and or weight loss tea can prove beneficial as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:

Where to buy apple cider vinegar for weight loss?

Answer:

You can buy ACV at your local market, farmers market or through Amazon.com. The brand I recommend is Braggs. It’s raw, unfiltered and has the ‘Mother’ in it. Look for the words, with the ‘Mother’.

Question:

What to mix with apple cider vinegar for weight loss?

Answer:

As mentioned, you can mix acv in water by itself or you can add a bit of cinnamon and or honey to improve the taste.

Question:

How often should you drink apple cider vinegar?

Take the drink 3 X per day. Once in the morning, one half hour before breakfast, if you intend to eat something upon waking. Even if you’re not going to eat breakfast still take the acv in the morning. Take it one half hour before dinner and then right before bedtime.

Question:

Are apple cider vinegar tablets as effective as liquid?

Answer:

ACV tablets may not be as effective as the liquid. If you have any concerns talk to a pharmacist before you buy a bottle.

References:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/apple-cider-vinegar-side-effects#section2

https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/12/06/the-surprising-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar

Disclaimer:

I am not a medical professional nor I’m offering medical advice in this article. What I put forth here is based on my actual experience. Always seek out your doctor’s opinion before starting any weight loss diet or program.

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