Based on what I've read, I really think that ACV is beneficial for really overweight people perhaps with some yeast issues going on. I did take it at 280lbs, lost 16lbs in 2 months and still losing weight. I took the store brand for the first month and then switched to the ___ Organic because I've read so much about it being the best. I have also somewhat watched my eating and added some light exercise, nothing very drastic, so I really believe that the ACV is helping. I can say that my stomach is getting flatter for the first time in years and my complexion has a lighter more youthful glow. I just prepare a huge water bottle of 64 oz and splash in about 2 tablespoons ACV and sip it throughout the day at work. I might also do another 2 tablespoons in the am and pm when I remember. I give ACV a YEA!
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Posted by Melanie (Farmington, NM) on 02/26/2009
I recent.ly had a baby two months ago i also have a 10 yr old and a 14month old. I gained weight not awhole lot with my pregnancy norm was 30 pounds.. after i had baby i was stuck and have been stuck at 156 pounds. so i was looking on the internet for healthy weight loss and i ran into earthcinic i read everyones blogs about using acv.. i said what the heck i have nothig to loose. so i went down to the healh food store and bought organic apple cider vinegar (braggs). i started feb 13,2009 i checked my weight i was 156 went to the doctors yesterday feb 25,2 009 my weight was 148.. wow it really works i lost 8 pounds in 2weeks.. i only do 16oz of icy water with 2tlbs of water and 1 tesp. of lime juice and sip it throughout the day. i have alot more energy to keep up with my kids my complexion is glowing again. i had high blood pressure and it is back to normal.. plus i do exercises throughout the day. my goal is to get to 135 pounds.. thank you so much earth clinic i also told my mom about this she is going to try it this week.
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Posted by Isabelle (Tampa, Fl) on 02/06/2009
I just wanted to report my experience with using ACV for the second time. I initially started in July 07 and took it for about 5 weeks and lost 18lbs. I was taking 2Tlbsp of Acv, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 Tblspn of honey. I didn't stop bcuz it wasn't working, I just got caught up with life...I graduated college, moved, had deaths n accidents in my family and started workin 2 jobs...so I just slowly got out of the habit of taking it. I wasn't watching what I ate or exercising, but I never gained the weight back. I started @ 262 and went down to 255.I stayed 255 until Jan 1, 2009 when I re dedicated myself to getting healthy.....I have changed my dosage to the new revised recipe on here...which is 2 teaspoons of acv in 16 ounces of water (2 cups)...and I sip throughout the day. I prepare a weeks worth of water bottles in advice n take it with me to work n school....So far since the 1st of Jan....I have lost 16lbs....n its only Feb 5th. I haven't worked out one day.I have a slim fast shake in the morning followed by a few gulps of acv mix...then I have salad or fruits for lunch n whatever I want for dinner...as long as u take a few sips b4 n after meals....u will lose weight. I notice my stomach slimming the most. I don't know how people can say this doesn't work. I want to take it for the rest of my life..bcuz my hair is long n shiny, I have a lot more energey(hence I'm wide awake @ 5am writing this) and I have had severe back back from some pinched nerves in my back....I used to take 6 to 10 tylenol or motrin to get through the day....and to me its amazing that I haven't taken any pain meds for my back since I started acv again.I swear by it. Try it. It has so many health benefits , that you have nothing to lose.Ill post my progress again @ the end of Feb. As of 2day I weigh 246lbs. Hope this helps....Good Luck!!
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Posted by Julie (Linden, Michigan) on 01/15/2009
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
Posted by Kurt (Seffner, Florida. USA) on 11/15/2008
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
Posted by Neida (Naugatuck, CT) on 10/12/2008
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.
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Posted by Betty (Plant City, Florida) on 10/11/2008
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
Posted by Nancy (Mooers Forks, NY) on 07/13/2008
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.
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Posted by Siri (Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh,india) on 06/18/2013
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" internationalpage here: http://earthclinic.com/remedies/apple_cider_vinegar_buy.html
Posted by Blessedmom (South Orange, Nj, Usa) on 06/15/2012
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.
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Posted by Janet (Madison, Ct. USA) on 01/29/2012
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!
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Posted by Coregon (Medford, Or) on 01/27/2012
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.
Posted by Bob (Warrenton, Mo, 63383) on 07/01/2011
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.
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Posted by Peggy (Santee, Ca, Us) on 06/11/2011
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?
Posted by Alex (Salt Lake City, Ut) on 11/22/2010
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. :)
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