Significant Weight Loss
[YEA] 01/15/2009: Julie from Linden, Michigan: "Apple Cider Vinegar: This is the best by far. I love it, and have become addicted to using it. It has now become a part of my daily routine. I take 2 tsp to an 8oz glass of water in the morning upon awaking, and then go about my business. I find the early morning remedy gives me a burst of energy, and I think we all could use that first thing in the morning..ha ha. I drink the same amount after eating a light breakfast usually about 10am-ish. I again take it after eating a light lunch. Again after a light dinner. I follow a low carb diet, and do try to watch my fats, but I am telling you...this works for me. I started following a low carb lifestyle approximately 4 years ago, prior to my use of the apple cider vinegar. I weighed 158 lbs, and I dropped 30 lbs within 4-5 months. I was able to keep it off for about 3 years, and then slowly started to regain over the past 1-2 years. I weighed 143 about a month ago, and I was at the point where I was NOT going back to 158 again. I started the apple cider vinegar. I now weigh 138, and I am full of energy...major plus!
I have read almost every post on this site and I am amazed at how much it has helped many of you. I know though, as in any other remedy out there, this may not work for everyone, but it does work for me. I am very intersted in trying the coconut oil now as well. I have elevated cholestrol, but not to the point of danger, although the high cholestrol runs in my family, as does heart disease on both sides of my family, so I figure it cannot hurt to give it a try. I am a 39 year old female, and have become very interested in living as healthy of a lifestyle as possible. I see a chiropractor twice a week as well, who is very supportive of this. I wish everyone all the luck in trying this. To those that have had hard time with it, never give up..keep the faith. A big thank you to the creators of this site. Julie-Michigan"
[YEA] 11/15/2008: Kurt from Seffner, Florida. USA: "Hello I was diagnosed with RA when I was about 35 years old. Over the last 11 years I've gone from walking and running to barely walking. A little over a month ago I found this site and decided to try the ACV. Now not being able to exercise I gained about 50 some pounds in 11 years. Since I've started taking ACV I have noticed that the RA has lightened up A little, But to be honest I missed a couple days of taking it, while in the hospital. Now normally, I eat pretty well and have had no problem with that. But when they weighed me at the hospital, I found that in the last month I have lost over 30 pounds without even trying. Now I have tried to loss this weight before on diets with no success. Now I'm just starting to notice that I am losing my appetite. So I'm not eating as much now. What a nice side effect to losing the pain of RA. My doctor has been after to lose weight over the last couple of years. Can't wait to see his face and tell him what I've been doing. I think he's gonna be shocked, I know that I was. Thanks Kurt"
[YEA] 10/12/2008: Neida from Naugatuck, CT: "I have been trying to loss weight for so long that I have tryed almose anything. About 2 months ago I found Earth clinic in the web looking for a remedy for my father. Found the articul on ACV and the weight loss. I have been drinking 2 Tablespoons ACV 1/4 tsp baking soda 16 oz. water a day for 5 day a week. For the las 2 months and I have lossed 22 lbs. and I do no diet or exercise. Let me tell you it works."Replies
10/13/2008: Christina from Brevard, N.Carolina replies: "Hi Neida, Do you drink the ACV & baking soda just once a day? And do you buy from the grocery store or health food store? I've had a weight problem all my life,& I will give this a try! Thanks for your help, Christina"
10/20/2008: Neida from Naugatuck, CT replies: "Hi Christina, I am drinking the ACV for 5 day a week two day off every week for the two months. I am still on the ACV for 5 day 2 off every week. It has help me to loss weight and give me energy. I have found that it has help me a lot. You asked where I buy the ACV. I buy it at the grocery store."
10/20/2008: Ishika from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "Hi Could you please tell me at what time should ACV should be taken, before meals or after meals.? I am not taking any baking soda just ACV in water. Do you think only ACV is good enough??"
10/22/2008: Neida from Naugatuck, CT replies: "Hi Look at the top of the page where it says Apple Cider Vinagar Dosage and Recipe. I use the baking soda because when I started they said it was to protect the teeth and it help to for something also. I some times sip throughtout the day and other times I drink 8oz in the morning and 8oz after diner. I prepair the 16oz. in the morning for the day."
10/23/2008: Ishika from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "Hi Neida,
Thanks for your reply. Could you please tell me how soon did u see the results? I have been taking ACV in water 3x day after meails since 18th Oct 2008 and today when i checked my weight,it was 150lb where as I was 140 last month. I am gaining weight instead of loosing it!! Please help me, should i start using Baking soda?"
11/01/2008: Neida from Naugatuck, CT replies: "Hi Ishika: I do not know what to tell you. Some people say it does not work for them. Read what other people have to say about it on this page, because it works for me and my drother. I did not see the loss in a week, but I do not remember having gain weight. May be someone else can help you on this page."
[YEA] 10/11/2008: Betty from Plant City, Florida: "Raw organic apple cider vinegar has helped me so much, I feel like a vinegar evangelist!! I tell everyone about it. I heard about it in 2003 after having been in the hospital for chronic broncitis three times that year and had develped asthma, was on a nebulizer and inhalers. I have always had allergies.
After I started the raw vinegar mixed with raw honey - I have been drinking 1/4 cup mixed with a glass of water at night.- I have lost 55 pounds, which I learned was due to the vinegar daily - have not had bronchitis or asthma and have quit taking acid reflex meds, lung meds, singular for asthma, don't need the nebulizer or inhalers. I also quit taking nexium and just learned it is also good for leg cramps. I am a much healther person. I take mine at night, but think I will try taking smaller doses three times a day. Even my lung doctor agreed ACV was good for your lungs. He said his Mother raised them on it for sore throats and colds. Too bad the drug companies don't agree. Thanks for your site"
[YEA] 07/13/2008: Nancy from Mooers Forks, NY: "I used apple cider vinegar for about 3 months, yes it does help in weight loss, I lost 45 pounds. Did excercise also. Only serious negative thing was that my blood work showed that I was seriously anemic, so I stopped the vinegar and now I am fine. I guess it washed nutrients as well."Replies
06/11/2013: Jen from Diego, Guam replies: "Is it okay to take ACV if your anemic? My red cell counts are low and I really need and want to lose lbs."
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06/18/2013: Siri from Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh,india: "I started using of apple cider vinegar from last 5day, I gained my weight due to lack of exercise, rice and chicken, oily foods, I got realised after I gained 25pounds extra from last 2 years. I dont know where can I get this organic one but presently I am using american garden (natural Apple Cider Vinegar on the label) Apple Cider Vinegar from a grocery, is it possible for weight loss with this one please suggest."
EC: Hi Siri, You might find some helpful information on our "Where to Buy Apple Cider Vinegar" international page here: http://earthclinic.com/Remedies/apple_cider_vinegar_buy.html
Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
- Water - 16 Ounces
Even when taking apple cider vinegar (ACV) for entirely different reasons, people often report losing weight with no other change than adding ACV to their diets.
Two options: First option, mix 2 teaspoons of ACV in 16 ounces of water that you'll sip throughout the day. You will be keeping your pH in an alkalized state by sipping this highly diluted dosage. Usually 1-2 tall glasses of the concoction are all you'll need each day.
Second option, take the ACV tonic three times a day with meals—one teaspoon of ACV in a large glass of water. Increase the amount of ACV to 1-2 tablespoons per glass as your body tolerates it.
[NAY] 06/15/2012: Blessedmom from South Orange, Nj, Usa: "Hi everyone, I would like to know how drinking water wit Acv works when you're trying to lose weight. I've been drinking 1-2 tspn every morning and night b4 bed for the past 2 months but it's def not working. Can someone pls tell me what am doing wrong or suggest a better remedy. Since I been taking the Acv and water I only feel lighter like a real Detox but I seem to have a bigger appetite. I get hungry real fast from drinking acv & water, maybe it just dosnt work for me. Need advice soon, thanks."Replies
[NAY] 06/17/2012: Kelly from Cambridge, Ma replies: "I have used ACV every single day for about a year now for aches, pains and lowering my blood pressure. I haven't lost an ounce (unfortunately) during all the time I've taken it. I believe its weight-loss claims are 'greatly exaggerated'.
In fact, one week when I skipped two days, I lost 2 lbs! It made me wonder if it has the opposite effect on me."
06/17/2012: Cat from Bop, NZ replies: "Kelly from Cambridge, Ma - Kelly, I don't even think the fantastic apple cider vinegar will help our weight (and other health issues) unless our diets change in ways also. So many people these days consume what they consider 'food' and it comes out of a box, goes into the microwave etc when we all know this highly processed, high sodium 'food' is not really FOOD! You didn't say what you eat or go into any details but could this be the problem? Are you consuming plenty of fresh fruit/veges and drinking 2L water each day or eating processed goods?"
06/20/2012: Kelly from Cambridge, Ma replies: "Hi Cat - Obviously, I wouldn't expect ACV or any other product to help me lose weight on its own. That's just common sense.
I actually eat very clean - no sugar and no processed foods. I put about a half teaspoon of raw honey in my morning coffee, and that's it for the day in terms of anything sweet. And, I was drinking tons of water every day a decade before it became popular to do so.
I have always struggled with my weight (10 pounds, give or take). I am the type who gains five pounds just walking by a bakery. It seems it's a genetic-type curse. I had my thyroid checked years ago. Everything was normal, according to my MD. And, I certainly don't live a sedentary life either. I am always on the go.
My point in posting to the previous thread, was that I found it interesting that when I didn't take the ACV for a couple of days, I lost a bit of weight. (Keeping in mind that I'd taken the ACV every day for a year or more.)
I'll continue with the ACV for its other benefits, but my posture concerning its weight loss properties remain - I feel they are 'greatly exaggerated'. But then, as with many things, what works for one may not work the same for another."
[YEA] 01/29/2012: Janet from Madison, Ct. USA: "First let me say that all apple cider vinegars are not equal!! The only one that "heals" is: ORGANIC RAW-UNFILTERED APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WITH "THE MOTHER"
This might sound rather strange.... But this is the real stuff... Trust me! You can buy it at a natural food store or at hip supermarket. I have found it at chain stores as well.
Having grown up in Woodstock N.Y. in the 1960's, I was part of the pack that used this to cure everything from sour stomach to losing weight to getting rid of yeast over growth as well as healing your gums and as a healthy hair rinse. It is also great for dog and cat hot spots and other pet skin problems. Plus... it will actually benefit them if they lick it!"Replies
01/30/2012: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland replies: "Janet, I have read a lot on this site about ACV with the mother and if I understand well "the mother" is something that floats in the vinegar. Well, here in Europe I have never, ever seen it anywhere and I travel to quite a few countries. ACV is sold in the supermarkets, pharmacies, health food stores but... Nowhere have I have seen any "mother". So, what are we to do? I just use organic one as it is either that or else the regular one, I assure you! Is the "mother" so beneficial... No idea as I have never seen it but when you don't have the choice either you ditch the stuff either you make do with the second best! Why we have no "mother"? My guess is as good as anyone else's, maybe here they think that the "mother" it is something highly dangerous.... That is usually now the reason to ban something!"
02/02/2012: Lauren from Cape May, Nj replies: "Fransisca from Zug, Switzerland, "The Mother" is referring to [organic] Apple Cidar Vinegar, it's raw and unfiltered which is why you have the floaters. I know it's available on amazon and a million other online shops, I'd send you a link but I'm in the U. S. and doubt that any sites I use would be helpful to you. I'm not sure if it's available in Europe if not just look for the same parameters: organic, raw, unfiltered and it should do the trick."
02/16/2012: Moonchild from Seengen, Switzerland replies: "@ Francisca from Zug - I believe "mother" refers to the vinegar being "trub.""
[YEA] 01/27/2012: Coregon from Medford, Or: "FLAVOR, WEIGHT LOSS, ENERGY, PAIN RELIEF.
I never thought I could get used to the flavor of apple cider vinegar (GAG!! ). So I got a small juice glass and put 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and fill it to the top with organic apple juice or apple cider. Funny thing happened. After a week I noticed the flavor not bothering me so much. I use a shot glass instead of a juice glass now and the flavor doesn't bother me at all.. In fact I kind of like it (and my daughter used to laugh at me gagging over it). You DO become accustomed to the flavor. In fact it just tastes like apple juice with a "bite" now.
I also have noticed another funny thing. I had a really bad night the other night during a thunder lightening storm and only got an hour's sleep. I woke up expecting to be exhausted all day. At midnight that night I realized had a super high energy day, got tons of stuff done and I STILL wasn't tired! I attribute my high energy (even with no sleep) to the ACV. It gives amazing energy!
And for weight loss: I was losing weight with it when I took it at LEAST 20 minutes BEFORE meals. When I started taking it AFTER meals, my weight loss stopped, I even gained a pound. So whoever wrote that if you take it BEFORE you LOSE, AFTER you GAIN.. Was absolutely right. I take my first shot with juice before I take my shower. Then by the time breakfast is ready, it's been 30 minutes or longer that it has had to go to work on the fat stores. And watch how your clothes fit, not the scale! I lost a full size, but only 4 pounds in the first week. If you watch the scale, you'll be disappointed... Fat doesn't weigh much, and you burn it off with vinegar.
My last benefit I noticed was my joints don't ache! I have rheumatoid and this stuff is just amazing. Flexibility and pain reduction. This is truly a miracle when you consider it is less than $5 a bottle and it lasts a long time. _____'s is the only vinegar I buy. Be sure to shake well before drinking and DO NOT refrigerate. It will keep for YEARS in the cupboard."
07/01/2011: Bob from Warrenton, Mo, 63383: "I'm just trying to shed some fat from my belly. My solution and you might think I'm crazy, I drink it once a day: about 2 ounces of Apple Cider Vinegar I a 32 oz. Cup
I add one package of grape koolaid mix- 4 artificial sweetners, fill the cup almost to to top with cold water and add ice. You taste the grape coolaid with a bite from the Apple Cider Vinegar but you can drink it like regular koolaid."Replies
08/23/2011: Austin from Wilmington, De replies: "I'd try to dilute the ACV with just water (2tbs in 8oz of water x3 a day). Adding cool-aid to me sounds counterproductive with all those empty calories. If anything try to add some honey to the concoction, but try not to go over 2 tbs. The key for weightloss for me is frequent meals high in protein low in carbs w/ lots of greens and water in between."
02/25/2012: Taim90 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States replies: "Have you heard of Stevia? If you search Amazon you can usually find flavored Stevia, I am sure they would have grape (especially since they have flavors like root beer). It is healthier artificial sweetner, thus without all the bad press. I currently have cherry flavor and vanilla flavor; the former I add to lemonade, and the latter I add to coffee and some tea."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 06/11/2011: Peggy from Santee, Ca, Us: "I've began drinking the ACV in water just sipping it throughout the day as instructed on this site. Questions; Is there a diet plan to go with this? How does this work to lose weight? AND, gas..... I've had terrible gas since drinking this! Is this normal and how to prevent it?"
[YEA] 11/22/2010: Alex from Salt Lake City, Ut: "Hello! I ran across ACV for weight loss last year when I was desperately trying to lose weight before my trip overseas. I read tons of testimonials and went right out the next day and bought the ACV. A little about my weight: I'm female, 23, and in decent shape. I am 5'7'' and at the time weighed in at about 160. I have never been obese but am VERY curvy and had a spare tire I wasn't proud of. I was pretty active, but a total slouch at an exercise routine (usually I just walk places, or bike)
Either way, I was a teacher, and I showed my friend at work this site. We went on the ACV together. We first tried the 2 teaspoons in 16 oz cold water (I drink NOTHING but water!!! ) but found it to be a little too gross. Since we're both fans of tea, we tried around 2 teaspoons in 8oz, with a bit of honey, served warm. Delicious! Tastes a bit like warm apple cider. The pounds started dropping off. It wasn't that I tried, but I was subconsciously eating less, of healthier foods. I found more energy as well! I lost eleven pounds the first month!!! One of my favorite stories is the "candy" story I like to tell skeptics of ACV. I am a HUGE fan of candy and eat it waaaay too much. During my "slim down for Sweden" I used to eat my favorite candy (won't mention the name but it's our favorite peanut butter mixed with chocolate cup! ) all the time. I had a teacher friend who would give me this treat in exchange for watching her class--I could never turn them down. Well, one morning I hadn't eaten breakfast yet (while on the ACV breakfast was always something healthy; fruit or an egg, etc) this morning I didn't eat anything but was sipping my usual cup of ACV. When the friend brought me my chocolate and peanut butter cup, I gobbled it down. And immediately felt barf. I couldn't believe it. After the "flushing" effect of the ACV, the sugars, the fats, the oils... Everything in that candy suddenly had a whole new taste.
ACV is amazing for awakening your senses to what you put in your body. I usually ate both "cups" in less than a second, but I found myself unable to finish the first one, and gave the second one to one of the kids in class. By the time Sweden hit, I had lost 20 pounds and looked SEXY!!! I wrote this testimonial to re-motivate myself (slacked off this year on ACV) and to hopefully motivate others. This stuff really does work! And you don't even have to be patient to see results, just give it like a week and you'll feel clothes fitting better. Oh, and I am an extremist and overdo EVERYTHING, so I've since doubled the amount of ACV I use. Sometimes I pour a nice tall glass of OJ and put about 2 tablespoons in that. The acid of the OJ completely obliterates the taste of ACV. And boy, the combo REALLY gives you an energy jolt in the morning. Try it as an alternative to coffee or an energy drink! And good luck in everyone's efforts. :)"Replies
12/30/2010: Suggabae from Riverside, California replies: "I remember my mother telling this hint to me when I was younger, now that I am in my middle years, I really am happy that I read your article. I will be trying this tea type idea cause I had a problem with the 2 tsp in 16 oz of water too. Hope it works. I will let you know in about 2 weeks. Thanks for the encouragement."
02/06/2011: Eileen from Sto. Dgo, Dr replies: "Hello, I am happy for you! Great testimony. I would like to know what type of ACV you bought. Where I live I was only able to find the Heinz, will that work as well? Thank you"
[NAY] 04/25/2011: Ivy from Allentown, Pa replies: "I just wanted to be clear as I want to try this. Do you put 2 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar in a 8oz tea, like green tea or 8oz of water and drink it like a tea? I was doing the cold or room temp acv/water mix as intructed on the b----- Apple Cider Vinegar bottle, but apart from burning and feeling nasty I saw no health benefits at all. I also started drinking tea throughout the day and this alone makes me urinate often. I wonder if combining my green tea with 2tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar would be beneficial. Hope you reply."
04/26/2011: Ti from Houston, Tx replies: "What worked for me and weight loss with ACV is this...
mixing 2 tablespoons ACV with mother in 8 oz of lukewarm water and sipping this through the day in between meals.
It helps you stay/feel full so you eat less during meals and hence lose weight.
It also is very good for your gut with bacteria, etc so it is beneficial in losing weight.
Additionally, I stopped eating rice, potatoes and friend foods. Stuck mainly to veggies and lean protein with occasional piece of fruit twice weekly.
You must change your eating habits to lose weight with ACV and incorporate some form of walking 45 mins daily to get the body moving."
[NAY] 10/28/2010: Ank from Herndon, Virginia, Usa: "I am taking ACV from last 1 week but seeing no diff. Pls tell me the way I should take it. I am 5'4" and weighed 131 pounds I am not overweight but wnt to lose 7-10 pounds to look better. Thanks"Replies
10/29/2010: New Guy from Westwood, New Jersey replies: "This is in reply to "Ank" from Virginia regarding ACV & weight loss. As with any new supplement, the results will vary from individual to individual. In the case of ACV it is a slow process that changes your metabolism which encourages weight loss. Typically one would expect to yield results in 3 - 6 months for weight loss. It is the long term benefits that you should desire by using ACV, you know that stuff you dont actually see. If you are looking for a quick 7 - 10lb drop then ACV is probably not your best choice. Best of luck to you."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 10/09/2010: Meenu from Vancouver, Bc Canada: "Firstly my sincere regards n thanks to all of u for this truly amazing site. I've been reading for almost 3 months n at last started taking ACV (ORGANIC WITH MOTHER) 2 tsp daily to begin with then 2 weeks ago started cooking with Virgin Coconut Oil (ORGANIC) NOW I'VE added Blackstrap Molasses (organic unsulphered). I feel nice small changes like no muscle/joint pains less acidity mood is cheerful, most of the time I feel fresh n alert, but I seem to be more constipated, n gaining weight, looks like as if I have swelling especially on my face n neck. Please advice if I need to do anything differently. Once again THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART."Replies
10/09/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Try taking the BSM first thing in the morning. That usually helps ease constipation. Or else try drinking more water, eating fruit first thing in the morning or a cup of tea or warm water. If nothing helps try a few prunes every day. I suppose that after a while your body will get used to the new diet. By the way, I never take ACV for a long time in a row. I take it for a while, then I stop as I have read about people on this site who had health problems."
10/09/2010: Janie from Pasadena, California replies: "Hi Meenu,
Each teaspoon of coconut oil has a whopping 130 calories, so that might be the cause of your weight gain."
10/09/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "You don't get fat from coconut oil..... If you want to know more about it please read one of Barry Groves books, for example! Coconut oil is one of the best fats you can take."
10/09/2010: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "There is something about the coconut oil that does NOT cause a person to gain weight. I don't know if it is because it helps the thyroid, or if it is because it is a medium chain fatty acid, or what, but I have been taking about 3 TABLESPOONS (not teaspoons mind you) of it every single day for over a year now, and I have not gained a pound. I have not lost weight, like other people, but I have not gained either. I am 5'6" (49 yo woman) and weigh 150-155 depending on water weight. Never up or down since starting.... And nothing else has changed calorically. If you will google VCO (virgin coconut oil) you can read the specs on it, and why some people have lost weight using it. I just feel better since I started taking it, and my eyelashes are amazing. When I put mascara on now it is total overkill. Lol."
10/09/2010: Carly from Seattle, Wa Usa replies: "One more thing to look into for joint pain is Boron. Google it. It has helped me in a BIG way with joint pain. It is a very inexpensive mineral - I started taking it about a month ago, and am VERY impressed with how my hand joints are doing. I will continue using it, Magnesium, and vitamin D for the rest of my life - along with ACV and VCO! Best to you!"
05/02/2011: Permadavey from Everywhere, World Town, Earth replies: "Apples, along with many other fruits, vegetables, and nuts, are a great source of Boron. Here's an informative table:
Peace and wellness to all! "
04/14/2012: Milychka from Seattle, Washington replies: "To Carly from Seattle. Carly you CAN gain weight on coconut oil - I'm an example - I'm a raw vegan , exercise vigorously and a month ago started to add 1 tablesppon of coconut oil in my tonics - before I know it - I gained like 10 pounds .. Wow. That's not good. Now I'm 2 day on a ACV.. Will see what happend. I also wanted to mention, that this site is a tremendous help, so humbly thank you the founder!!! You are the Best!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/12/2010: Peggy from Colorado Springs, Colorado: "Since I drink it now daily, the organic ACV, I am bloated and 2 sizes bigger in the evening. Has anyone experienced that too, meaning getting severely bloated? I wear in the morning size 10 jeans/shorts and later in the afternoon, I need to change to my biggest size I had, size 14. It also feels like a thunderstorm in my belly; this was NOT the case prior to the Apple Cider Vinegar."Replies
09/13/2010: Msg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Take less, of course. Test to see your comfortable tolerance level."
10/07/2010: Harmony84 from Portland, Or, Usa replies: "ACV causes candida yeast die off in the body, it's good for you and bloating is natural/normal part of it. It should subside from what I understand. You may want to read on candida, it's supposed to be rather common overgrowth in our bodies with regards to eating higher starch/sugar based diets."