May I butt into this conversation? Two excitotoxins (or neurotoxins) that all processed foods and some raw meats are loaded with are both well known for making our entire body fat, not just our ass fat! Search excitotoxins for the two most famous culprits: monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame. Be sure and print out that list of names they hide MSG under and go to your kitchen and read ingredients on everything you eat, drink or chew. This will give you a much better idea of how much of these you are actually ingesting. I'll bet you will never again be naive enough to think MSG is only in Asian or stir-fried foods. Of course everyone should know that aspartame is found in most diet foods and diet drinks - mostly called Nutrisweet. Isn't it ironic that something that is put in diet food to help you lose weight, makes you very obese?
I have been struggling with my weight for a long time. I became hypothyroid after the birth of my second son. My weight skyrocketed up to 260 on my 5ft 10 inch frame. I was getting joint pain, back pain, no energy, irritable bowels, depression..so I began eating more whole grains,vegetables, took multivitamins, ate natural yogurt each day, exercised every day..nothing worked. then I read this book written by a doctor from vermont in like 1958 about apple cider vinegar. Sounded weird but I have tried weirder stuff so I began drinking a teaspoon of it in a glass of water with a teaspoon of honey. That was one month ago. My weight is 239. thats 20 pounds in a month. oh, I am 38 years old.
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Posted by Alma (St Croix, USVI) on 07/03/2007
I use the ACV 500 mg pills...2 pills, two to three times a day, begore meals. My Chlestrol was 257...I weighed 176 pounds...started taking them Sept. 1, 2006. December 2006, my chlestrol dropped to 120..my weight dropped to 162..today my weight is 149 and I haven't had my chlestrol checked yet. I feel great!!
Posted by Carolynne (Cordova, Tennessee) on 06/24/2007
I have been drinking apple cider vinegar for about six years. What I noticed right away was I don't have any of joint stiffness and pain. When I stop using it for more than 4 days, the pain returns to my back and neck. I also noticed that my weight is always perfect for my height 5'6", 127 pounds, 54 years old. The vinegar removes the excess salt from your body when you sleep, so no bags under the eyes when you wake up in the morning. I drink two tablespoons of acv with 16 ounces of water, two hours before bed, it removes toxins in your body while sleeping, so no swelling in the joints, no bags under the eyes from excess salt. It is a natural weight loss, as well as rotor-rooters the arteries, so good for your heart. also keeps your body from getting sick. I love it! Carolynne
Posted by Bingo deanne (Fullertonj, ca) on 06/04/2007
wow! lost all the baby fat. thinner now than before i was pregnant. it really works. i take 2tsp-at least 3* daily. straight-no water. i am lean. not to mention detoxing more a la potty time. i get a comment on the weight loss on a daily basis from those who haven't seen me in a while. stick to it..at least 3* daily..before or after meals-especially before bed.
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Posted by Ed (Riverside, CA) on 05/23/2007
I learned about the Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss from a parent of one of the girls I coached in soccer. I used it twice a day, in the morning (2 table spoons in apple cider) and 2 tablespoons again before I go to sleep. I ate sensibly and exercised two days a week. I lost about 60 pounds in 4 months. Recently I went back to it when I felt my weight was getting back up to an unacceptable level. Using the same plan I have lost 25 pounds in 3 weeks. I find that using about 4 ounces of apple cider does a good job of making the taste of the ACV. It's working for me, you may want to try it
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Posted by Deep (Abbotsford, canada) on 05/23/2007
i had acid reflux problem doctor prescribed me 60 pills of pravacid i tought i am only 33 and how long do i have to take these killer pills cuz i was allready on prevacid for last couple of months and it didnt help it felt ok when i took them but problem came back again then i came across this website and thank to apple cider vinegar i too it 2 spoons after eating and 3 spoons in half cup of warm water for a week upon rising and i cant belive i lost weight and i have increased motablism , o and specially wanna mention about that green stuff called mucus it starts leaving ur body and so many other things u will never expect in ur stool (IF)? u can over come taste of apple cider vinegar .i mixed 1 tbl spoon of honey with it . use only pure from health food stores . trust me ppl this is no bullshit thats what i thought before i used it
Posted by Lisa (Providenciales, Turks) on 05/22/2007
Thanks for your site- I was browsing on sites to lose weight. I came upon yours. I tried the apple cider vinegar for one week and i can see results. My result is showing on the stomach area and it gives me energy, more relaxed, peace of mind My last weight is 133- my gold is 115-120 Thank you
Posted by JAYME (SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA) on 05/16/2007
I STARTED WEIGHT WATCHERS JAN 4TH OF 2007 AND IN WITH IT I HAVE BEEN TAKING ACV. I HAVE LOST 36 LBS AS OF MAY 16TH. I FEEK GREAT. I TAKE 2T. OF ACV 3 TIMES A DAY WITH WATER AFTER EVERY MEAL. WHEN I DO THIS I DRINK IT WITH A STRAW SO THAT I DO NOT HAVE MY TEETH EXPOSED TO IT. MY QUESTION IS, ARE MY TEETH STILL IN DANGER TO THE ACV? WHAT SHOULD I DO? THANKS
Posted by Darian (Springfield, MO) on 05/02/2007
This is update #1. I've been taking ______ ACV religiously 3 times daily (1/8 - 1/4 cup). Since I've started taking the vinegar, I've noticed a lot of other benefits besides helping to heal my sinus problem. My energy level has greatly increased. This has allowed me to start exercising more. I started walking about an hour a day (at least 3 days a week) for a few weeks, and now I'm even jogging on occasion. So far in the past 2 weeks, I've lost a few pounds, which of course is related to the exercise, but I still maintain it wouldn't be possible without the ACV and the energy I've gotten from not being sick all the time. God bless this site and for the information you provide. I'll give another update in a month or so. As I like to say as a toast when I take the ACV... Here's to your health
Posted by janet (Akron, ohio) on 04/25/2007
oh my GOD i can't believe it i have tried to lose weight forever i have only been on apple cider vinegar for 3 weeks i have lost 17 pounds i have also been using acv for my hair rinse wash my body i look great and feel like a new person i haven't told anyone what i have been doing and different people have been coming up to me say what are you doing you look great i can't believe this is not recommended for all people for different reasons i thank GOD everyday
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Posted by Britney (Albany, NY) on 04/23/2007
26 Days ago I decided to try and get my weight down for my vacation, now in 11 days. At first, I told myself 37 days, I can just go running everyday, do my stairmaster and eat well, I should be able to be back to my normal weight of 115 or less, in the 37 days. At the time I was about 126, and I originally gained up to the 137 mark! SO I really wanted to lose that last 10-11 pounds before my vacay. I was on a roll with my exercises, then I got sick, and stopped and 1 day turned to 2 turned to 3. So then I went online looking for motivation, tips, etc. I found the Apple Cider Vinegar diet on Earthclinic. I was amazed and so motivated by the feedback I read, so I figured, what could it hurt? Well I have been on it for about 2 weeks, I weighed in this morning at 116. I have NO idea how this is happening, I eat what I like on the weekends, and a light lunch during the week and what I want for dinner. I changed none of my eatting habits from when I had the weight, and yet, I am weighing in at 116. I am so happy, I have told my co-workers, Gramma, friends, about this diet, I feel it really works. I was so discouraged before, I haven't felt good about my body in over a year. Thank you for your website!
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Posted by Russell (Rochester, New York) on 04/20/2007
I used vinegar several years ago when I lived in Florida, it worked great. My friend told me about it, and we usually mix the vinegar with V8 and drink it 2 or 3 times a day. Well recently since i weighed myself and found myself at 217 pounds I about died, already after one week im down to 204 pounds. It works for me!
Posted by Giovanni (Elmont, United States) on 03/28/2007
I have tried the Apple Cider Vinegar both in liquid and pill Form.
Breakfast- Pill with water with breakfast
Snack- Regular Snack
Lunch- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before lunch
dinner- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before dinner
before bed- 1 pill with water
I feel so good and so much better and hope to see a weight loss since I see so many people have succeded, this could actually be the miracle diet!
Posted by Nicole (Irvine, CA) on 03/18/2007
Hey! I've been taking ACV for about 10 days with meals...twice a day. The best way I found to take it without tasting the actual vinegar is to put it in a glass of water with an AIRBORNE tablet. Airborne is great for keeping colds away and giving you energy...so I suggest taking it this way because you won't actually taste the vinegar and it actually tastes really good. I take the "lemon-lime" AIRBORNE (invented by a school teacher--fizzy drink) tablet...with a glass of water...and i use the measuring cup for cough syrup to measure the vinegar... my recipe: 1 Lemon-line Airborne tablet 1 glass of water at room temp 2 table spoons ACV
Drink it before meals twice a day...
I always brush my teeth right after too, the acidity is so high in the vinegar that my teeth started to get sensitive because the vinegar wears on the enamel. Anyway, I started out as being 108lbs...I just wanted to lose about 5 or 6lbs before going on vacay (to a beach city). That might seem like a lot of weight to lose but I am only about 5ft tall and very petite. Anyway, this stuff really works if you stick to it. I didn't lose weight gradually. I dropped about 4lbs in 5 days on the 5th day. For the skeptics out there, TRY IT! It also works great for sore throats...It helped me!
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North Highlands, California