Last Modified on Jul 17, 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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[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.
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[SIDE EFFECTS] After reading all the other posts about weight loss success, I decided to try ACV. My first experience was after coming off my first trial of a lemonade detox diet about 4 months ago. Once I started eating normally again, I drank 1 tablespoon ACV mixed with 8 ounces of water 2-3 times per day before meals. This went on for 2-3 weeks. Alarmingly, I seemed to be gaining weight instead of losing it. I went from 115 llbs to 125! To be fair, my weight before the 9-day juice fast was 121, so I wasn't sure if the gain was from coming off of the detox juice-fast or from the ACV, so I stopped taking the ACV. It was probably a mix of both.
As I never lost the 4 extra pounds that I gained, I decided to try the vinegar again. I tried it for 2 days, this time with only 1 teaspoon with 8oz. of water and gained exactly one pound each day (up to 127 lbs)! I've been off it now for two days and my weight has returned to 125 again. I would have gone longer just to make sure, but I feared not being to lose the weight again. I am a 27 year-old female who makes healthy food choices most of the time and exercises 3-5x per week. I know that I do not consume enough calories to be gaining a pound per day from what I eat. I believe that the ACV must be interfering with my hormones somehow. Another reason I think this is because my menstrual cycle was affected (I started bleeding moderately, even though my period officially ended a week ago).
Interestingly, yesterday a friend directed me to some literature about blood type diets. My type is AB. In a book that I read, it said that people with this type should avoid all vinegar and pickled foods. It also said that AB's are predisposed to menstrual problems and migraines...conditions that I'm chronically plagued with. I'm going to take some time look to into this information and test out their eating plan. Hopefully it works. Either way, I won't be turning to ACV again for help with weight loss.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DOSAGE AND RECIPE
Earth Clinic writes: "We are going to revise our recommendations for daily use of apple cider vinegar. As you know, Earth Clinic has recommended the standard 2 teaspoons in 8 oz of water 3x a day for years now. For more severe conditions, we recommended 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water 3x day. We are coming to believe, however, that less is more in the case of apple cider vinegar. Less vinegar, more water.
Our revision to this remedy is as follows:
- 2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar
- 16 ounces of water
- Sip, don't chug!
We now suggest 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water that you'll sip throughout the day, rather than drinking the whole concoction at once 3 times a day. You will be keeping your pH in a constant, alkalized state by sipping this highly diluted dosage. Usually one tall glass of the concoction is all you'll need each day.
If you drink a lot of water throughout the day, consider adding just a splash of apple cider vinegar to your glass/container each time you fill it up, rather than drinking the one, 16 oz glass of acv and water mentioned above.
For the record, we are not big fans of adding baking soda to apple cider vinegar, nor are we fans of adding any kind of sweetener to the acv/water solution. The baking soda works great for some people, but causes severe side effects in others.
Also, we know the B---- brand is the most popular apple cider vinegar on the market, but we've had just as good results using Whole Foods' organic and Trader Joe's organic apple cider vinegar.
We hope you will experience better, faster results with this revised remedy!"
*** Note: Are you drinking or eating any diet products containing artificial sweeteners? If so, you may want to read the feedback on aspartame and sucralose side effects!
I think the reason Michelle S. lost so much weight has nothing to do with the ACV, but rather the 20 oz. of water in the morning and before dinner.
Many times, people eat because they mistake thirst for hunger, they overeat in response, and therefore gain weight. It has been shown in studies that people are normally functioning in a dehydrated state, more often than not. Additionally, if you are drinking 20 oz. of water right before you have dinner, it has nothing to do with the ACV but you taking up 2. 5 cups of volume in your stomach. Therefore, you feel full faster and eat less calories.
Bravo on dropping some pounds and getting hydrated, but if you really want to get healthy and not just "skinny, " I would recommend losing the junk food. Those are just empty calories with little to no nutritional value and if you have been that successful with your ACV regimen, you should be able to easily and slowly change your eating habits for incredible success.
Hi can you plz tell me the proper procedure and quantity of using Apple Cider Vinegar for bad mouth odour and weight loss? I have read your remedies but its all confusing. Plz give me a proper reply. That would be really helpful. Thanks.
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Hi all. As mentioned before the required dose for weight loss is 2 teaspoons in 16 oz of water which is to to be sipped over the course of the day. My question is, since the Apple Cider Vinegar can cause damage to the enamel when do I rinse/ brush my mouth after taking the solution. I haven't started the remedy as yet, however I do understand that it is recommended that the solution be sipped through a straw. Thank you in advance for any replies- I am so grateful for this wonderful site and have told all my friends about it.
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Richardson, Tx, Usa
Ok got a question for you if I take a tsp of the Apple Cider Vinegar just straight up since I can't stand the taste (never have) will it do harm? I can suffer thru the taste then drink the water straight up but sipping it.... Not sure about that one. What is everyones opinion on this one.
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Seattle, Wa Usa
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I have been reading up on everyones posts of acv for weight loss. I am not overweight& work out regularly, but would like to try it to drop a few pounds.I am basically just a bit curious as to ways to take the acv. Is it best to sip it slowly/throught the day...is that what increases it's affectiveness or even though i can't stand the taste but can take a shot does that change/affect the outcome? Thanks!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ive been using apple cider vinager for a few days now for weight loss. I have been having more energy. The question i have is how to take it. I hate the taste so i put 2 tbls in a tiny bit of apple just and drink it with one sip and hold my nose. I then follow with some water. Is this good enough. Ive tried mixing with honey as a tea and it made me wanna puke(sorry)! I dont take well to bad smells or taste. I also know im a junkaholic and my cravings for suger are gone!!! Thats so awsome. Thanks Please give me some feedback!!!!
EC: Lots of recipes here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/acv_recipes.html
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Hi , where I live we dont get organic apple cider vinegar. Is the Heinz brand affective at all. I am suffering from PCOS and would also like to lose about 40 pounds.
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Fort Wayne, In
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Seymour, Tx, Usa
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[YEA] I started taking ACV for what I suspect is candida. I feel better and I am also losing weight. I am 5'7, 148 lbs, 39 yrs old. I mix 2 teaspoon with water, and a small tsp of honey to help the taste, in the morning after breakfast. It stops the nauseaus feeling I've been having from candida, but also seems to curb my appetite. I don't have the urge to eat so much carb or huge portions. It just makes it easier to eat healthy and less. Also it seems my water retention problem is getting better.
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Richardson, Tx, Usa
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[YEA] Apple Cider Vinegar does Deter the Appetite if you drink it STRAIGHT, a couple of Tablespoons a couple of times everyday. Its main benefit is that it RIDS the Human ORGANS of Parasites that attach & live in our organs that we All get from Mosquitos, Water, Coffee Beans, Food, Salads, Walking Bare Feet. If you don't want it to deter your appetite and you only take it for the health benefits add water.
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First day of taking ACV - how do you disguise the taste and smell????
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[YEA] I'm a super busy graduate student with very little time to work out, and too much time spent sitting and reading notes/writing papers. I try to work out when possible, and to eat healthy, but time constraints and very limited funding keep me from doing so consistently.
I've decided to try ACV to see if I can yield any positive results to help me shed the weight I've gained from years of sedentary study.
I have been sipping the recommended 16 oz of water with 2 tsp of ACV (the B* organic raw-unfiltered apple cider vinegar with "the mother") with honey in it for a week and a day now (I started Monday April 24).
Almost immediately I noticed that my appetite shrank, I'm eating smaller portions, not having cravings for sweets. According to a calorie tracker I'm consuming less than 1400 calories a day, and only over the weekend did I have anything sweet. I also pee a lot but that isn't entirely unusual for me, so I'm unsure if it is related or not.
I don't have a scale, as they tend to breed more insecurity in me more than anything, so I can't track my progress that way. I may look into a cheap one soon. So far I haven't lost any inches, but it has only been a week so I'm still hopeful!
I'll try to post any progress, any advice would be welcome!
[SIDE EFFECTS] I have taken ACV first thing in the morning for one week, instead my appetite increased tremendously, I could not stop eating and it burnt my stomach. Can you help?
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