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Posted by Janet (Ca) on 11/02/2017

I have hypothyroidism and for years I fought to lose weight. I tried every diet out there, exercised everyday for 2-3 hours a day. I would lose 5-20 lbs and gain it all back, plus some. I finally saw a dietitian and found out I was doing it all wrong. She explained that people with thyroid issues, can't digest food fast enough, if large volumes of food are eaten. So I was put on a six mini meal a day plan. I was also told no more than thirty minutes of cardio. I did this and very slowly the weight was coming off. I wanted quicker results and saw an article about ACV, baking soda, and lemon. I have hypertension and opted out on baking soda.

I started drinking 2 TBSP of ACV in 4 ounces of water, three times a day. Immediately the pounds started melting away faster with the program I was on. I went from 259 lbs down to 197 lbs in six months. Even my blood pressure dropped to normal, my cholesterol levels were normal, and the inflammation in my joints were gone. If not for weight loss....do it for your health. It's worth it!!

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Posted by Esther (Greenwich) on 08/10/2017

I have been taking apple cider vinegar for the past month to lose weight. It's working and I feel awesome. I take a teaspoon of ac vinegar in hot water with lemon when I wake up, then a tablespoon of it in my sports water bottle, which I sip all day. I have lost 4 pounds so far.

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Posted by Donna (Jackson) on 01/18/2016

I have been trying to take this apple cider vinegar to lose weight mixed with water and cayenne pepper and lemon juice... But when I do I get a headache.....does it have anything to do with my medicine that I take....bp med latansan, nexium and crestor alliegen med?

Replied by Lynn
(Las Vegas)

I've only tried ACV & water twice & both times I've had a headache. I do 1 tsp of ACV in 6 oz water at night before bed. I thought it was stress until I saw your post.

Replied by Kristina
(Miami, Florida)

It sounds like you may have histamine intolerance! That would cause the headache. Hope this helps. To decrease histamine you can avoid certain foods but also you can take histamine degrading probiotics as well as a supplementthat degrades histamine.

Replied by KLB

The headache is probably caused by the toxins that are escaping from your body during this process. Sometimes we get headaches or for the symptoms when we start to detox or start to get healthy. They shouldn't last more than 2 weeks maximum but it should start to feel relief quicker.

Replied by Gale

An overweight body = Toxic body

It's perfectly normal as we're losing weight to develop headaches & other symptoms...as the body is losing fat... the toxins stored within the fat are being released into the bloodstream for exit out of the body...symptoms are initiated by the body to remove excess toxicity.

Replied by Gale

Also, most pharmaceutical drugs are toxic. Developing headaches is normal when your body has an overabundance of toxicity...as the body detoxes ... toxins are released into the blood stream for elimination which will make many believe the treatment is making them sick when in reality, it's Healing. Symptoms are initiated by the body to remove excess toxicity.

Replied by Gale

The body creates symptoms for a reason...symptom suppressing drugs cause more harm...your body has high blood pressure for a reason...you need to get to the root cause as to why your body is raising its blood pressure...

Replied by Ana

It's because this combination can drop blood sugar quickly, so either lower the amount, don't mix lemon with apple cider or start healthy snacking.

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Posted by Karen (Atlanta, Ga) on 06/10/2013

I am a believer! I thank God for you. I stumbled upon your website because I was looking for a natural way to lose weight. I was at my wits end. I started reading all of the ACV reviews and they gave me so much encouragement. I had some organic ACV in my kitchen so I started the regimine two weeks ago. I started at 215 lbs and this morning I weigh 209.8! So far I'm down 6 pounds!! During this time my husband and I went out for a special dinner and I had wine, bread, a steak dinner, mac and cheese, and cheesecake for dessert! I have not dieted or worked out once. I take 2 tbls with 6-8 ounces of water 3 times a day and the weight is slowly but surely coming off. Before I would have been so discouraged because I wanted the weight to come off quickly. I have now realized that, like the turtle, slow and steady is the way to go. Along with the weight loss I have also noticed other benefits as well. My skin is glowing, the whites of my eyes are "whiter", I am post-menopausal and would wake up several times throughout the night but since I started taking ACV I sleep without waking up (unless I have to make a bathroom run), and my energy is through the roof! I am so very happy for the weight loss and the other benefits from ACV. This is some amazing stuff! I will continue to take it for life!

Replied by Anon

Hi, thank you for your post, I lost weight last year and actually among other things I was taking ACV. Just interested what blood group are you?

Also I wonder if the reason ACV helps us loose weight is the vitamin k is good for our liver and gall bladder and helps with fat metabolism?! Just wondering.. Thanks for reminding me. I'll start taking it again but might add some bicarb of soda. Keep us posted of your continued weight loss, thanks.

Replied by Mari
(Miami Fla)

Do u take the Apple Cider Vinegar before you eat or after to lose weight?

Replied by Jill

Be careful with the amount of ACV you put in your water. I started out doing 2 tps in water 3 times a day and it gave me a yeast infection. Honestly I have never felt any health benefits from ACV. When I have stopped drinking it for a few months I feel no different.

Replied by Michele

ACV cures yeast/ fungus, sugar and flour cause yeast, please check your diet.

Replied by Gretchen
(Las Vegas)

I agree with Michelle, ACV cures yeast and it cleared up my candida. Check your diet.

Replied by Deonet

Hi. Yes, ACV can be great for you but just like all good things, too much can be bad. A proper amount of ACV can help balance the body's ph levels, especially in the bladder, and help the body metabolize certain things. Just like in the pet section for incontinence and thyroid issues though, too much ACV for people can throw the balance too far to the alkaline and cause infection too. Wisdom and caution, prudence and proportion with all things. Blessings to all.

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Posted by Pauline (Sebring, Florida) on 08/22/2009

I just found this site the other day and have been reading some of the letters and all of the wonderful benefits these formulas are doing for everyone. I love this site and I'm going to keep coming back and reading more letters and how people are being help with all these formulas.

I have been drinking A/C/V and water for a very long time but, had to stop because I was losing to much weight. I starting back about a month ago and lost a lot of weight again I weight 110 when I started and now I weight 103. I'm going to stop dirning a 16oz glass once a day. Now I'm going to drink an 8oz glass every other day. I'm only 5'1 1/2" tall so, I don't need to lose anymore weight.

I was reading where you guys use baking soda in your A/C/V I tried that yesterday in an 8oz glass and I really did like it. It takes away some of that vinegar taste.

Good luck to everyone, I love you guys for all of the great formulas that you have put on this website.


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Posted by Gabriela (Pahoa, HI) on 05/10/2009

Food combining for improved digestion and slow weight loss...

I have had problems with overeating all my life. Since my latest juice fasting, I was determined to find a way to stay slim and not overeat any more. I want to share it: As a general guideline I don't eat any processed foods. I use organic, fresh produce, few nuts, no oils or butters, little carbohydrates, ACV, blackstrap molasses, ground flaxseeds, very little fish and chicken for my cravings, food combining (either protein and vegetables or carbohydrates and vegetables or fruits), our own eggs. I also drink daily Grapefruit-Orange juice.

I use the ACV mostly with the food I eat instead of drinking it. So I started pickling with ACV, make salads with ACV. I eat many small portions (for ex. 3 soft boiled eggs with a bit of horseradish or some olives) during the day. I am never starved, I feel I eat a lot without ever feeling stuffed. I don't need to loose weight but do so very slowly and steadily. My digestion has improved, flatulence and gas are hardly any problem and I feel good. The less I eat, the more I eat quality. I can easily buy everything organic (farmer's market helps, too) as my portions are small now and I am saving big by not buying chips, cakes, chocolates, sweets and all other junk.

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Posted by Mel (Kobe , Japan) on 01/07/2009

I have also had no success using ACV for weight loss. I have tried it off and on for periods of about a month, have tried it with meals, before, in between but unfortunately i've had absolutely no change. (ToT)

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Posted by Trisha (Chase, Mi) on 07/05/2007

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!!

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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

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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

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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

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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

Replied by Cyndi
(Brookings, Oregon)

Rinse your mouth out well and spit it out.

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