Last Modified on Feb 24, 2015
In addition to its plethora other health benefits, Apple Cider Vinegar has been touted for centuries as an excellent natural remedy for weight loss. The apple cider vinegar weight loss program is a relatively simple addition that can be applied to your regular diet or on top of another weight loss plan, yet it can supercharge your weight loss while improving your overall health. Apple cider vinegar's many other health benefits include its use as a supplement in an alkalizing diet, to cure food poisoning, in controlling acid reflux, and to moderate blood sugar levels.
As for the benefits of an apple cider vinegar weight loss program, there have been many studies over the years showing that apple cider vinegar can assist in weight loss. For instance, a study published in the May 12, 2011 issue of Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that when fed natural apple cider vinegar, the triglyceride and VLDL levels in all tested rats decreased while those on a high-cholesterol diet without the supplementation of vinegar did not experience the weight loss and heart health benefits.
An article published in the February 2010 edition of Diabetes Care shows that vinegar decreased Postprandial Hyperglycemia (that is, an exaggerated rise in blood sugar following a meal) in 10 patients with Type 1 Diabetes. The study concluded that two tablespoons of vinegar, "could be easily used as a complementary food (e.g., in a salad dressing) to reduce hyperglycemia."
Likewise, the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry published a study in 2009 from Japanese researchers where laboratory mice were fed a high-fat diet and given acetic acid, which is the main component of apple cider vinegar. The other group of mice on the same high-fat diet received only water. The group of mice on the acetic acid had up to 10 percent less body fat than the other group of mice!
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[YEA] I have tried the ACV before for weight loss with no noticeable change. I decided to try again and really stuck with it. Within two weeks my friends starts to notice I lost some weight. I'm not one to believe much in using a weight scale, but my clothes are starting to feel a lot better. I drink the ACV and water before each meal. So far I have not changed my eating habits. But I am encouraged enough to eat better and start exercising for better results.
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11/16/2014Posted by Dolly (Cherry Hill, Nj) on 08/12/2013
[NAY] Hello Earth Clinic,
I have been taking 2 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother about 15 minutes before my meals 5 days a week for a month (2 weeks with organic honey, 2 weeks without). I experienced more energy the first two weeks, then the effects wore off. In addition, although I have slightly modified my eating, I have not lost any weight, in fact, I have gained about 5 lbs. I am a female, 23 years old, no children with good health, yet could stand to lose about 20 lbs (well with the recent weight gain that would be 25 lbs total). Can anyone offer any helpful advice with this matter? I am just about ready to give up :( I want to lose successfully like the rest of you guys.Replied by Carolyn