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ACV and Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Julie (Tarboro, Nc) on 08/21/2011
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I have taken 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil for almost a month now, and I have gained no weight. As a matter of fact between the coconut oil and the Apple Cider Vinegar I have lost 30 lbs.

Posted by Benjamin Burch (New York, New York) on 06/03/2008


Replied by Cheryldelf
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Are you sure your not allergic to the coconut oil??

Posted by Nelson (Stockton, California) on 12/02/2007
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finding your website was a godsend. I tried taking 1 tblspn of coconut oil in the am and the pm. also am drinking glasses of water with added acv, and my pants are literally falling off. my stomach is disappearing fast. have more energy, and am looking forward to excercising every morning, along with moving to eating only organic foods. thanks from a young 70 years guy..and looking great. I'm spreading the word about your website to young and old alike.

Replied by Kelly
Rochester, New York

12/2/07 Nelson wrote that he takes 1 Tlbs of Coconut oil in the am and in the pm and drinks water with ACV throughout the day. How should the oil be taken?? Mixed with something? How much ACV to how much water and how often? Can you drink too much AVC a day? Thank you!

Replied by iscel benavides
Chicago, IL

I just wanted to know how much coconut oil do you take in the am and pm? and how much acv and baking soda do you add to your water? do you gulp a tablespoon of baking soda with acv then drink your glasses of water. Please help, im very interested. Thank you!

Replied by Adriana
Beachwood, NJ USA

Nelson, As with the others, what is your recommendation on serving for acv and coconut?

Replied by Janice
Coloma, Mi/USA

Regarding ACV and coconut oil for weight loss. What type of diet are you following?

Replied by Daniellejuditrh
Indy, Indiana

how much ACV& baking soda should be used per day to lose weight? Can I mix it in my homemade smoothie instead of drinking it with water? thanx

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa

Dosing questions: A good place to start is 1 TBSP of coconut oil at a time. I put mine in pomegranate green tea, but you can add it to hot chocolate or your favorite hot drink to melt it. Or you can add 1 TBSP coconut oil to a blended health smoothie/protein style drink that you are creative with. You can also cook with 1 TBSP of it if drinking it feels weird. For the ACV, I use 1 TBSP in 16 oz of water. Personally, I do that with 1 teaspoon of baking soda before bed. Start with a bit less if that is too strong at first. I am doing that once a day at the moment PM, and the coconut oil mid afternoon to control appetite.

Replied by Plumhappy
Eugene, Oregon

Be careful with coconut oil. Start out with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon at a time since it can cause diarrhea if too much is taken at once. Work your way up to a Tablespoon.

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa

One tablespoon of virgin cocout oil (VCO) at a time with a food or drink product as described should not be a problem for anyone, unless you have pre-existing bowel issues. Starting with less VCO would only be helpful in those situations, or if you are taking it solo (not what I described). You need at least a tablespoon of VCO at a time before you will see health benefits.

Replied by Xiomara

Can you explain if its the coconut oil that comes in a glass jar and it's white?

Replied by Dawn
Northville, Mi

I will be trying Acv 2tsp two times a day along with 1tsp virgin coconut oil 1x a day. I will be starting this Friday and let you know my progress on November 24th how much weight I lost. I have gained 40 plus pounds in the matter of 8 months. I have a thyroid condition but take medicine for it. I hope this works. It just seems I am putting on more and more weight.

Replied by Ginny
Lakeland, Florida

I have thyroid issues also, and have gained 40 lbs in a short amount of time too. I am 67 years old, and have been doing this for 2 days. I have already lost 2 lbs. I will keep you posted as to my results.

Apple Cider Vinegar  

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

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

Posted by Reena (Mumbai, India) on 08/13/2014

Hi Ted, I have low sugar and low BP so can I take ACV for weight loss?

Regards, Reena

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

Posted by Earth Clinic on 03/10/2013


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Posted by Mamat (New Delhi, India) on 11/10/2008

Actually m' adding apple cider vinegar in my daily routine.but as i found it losses the weight, i am confussed weather to use it or not because i want to gain a weight. i am under weight.c an you plz suggest?and is there any remedies to gain the weight?

EC: Check this page: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/gain_weight.html

Replied by Kelly
Walworth, NY

Dear Ryms88 - I feel that your comment was very negative and cannot believe you have nothing better to do with your time than to write such negative comments. If this site is helping people - even if it's not 'medically' sound - why should it bother you? Many of the remedies have helped people and many have not. The mind is a powerful tool and SOMETIMES if someone believes they will get better, they will. Perhaps it is not a physiologial ailment but something psychological... Why knock that? What is being presented here are natural products that really can do no harm if taken in moderation. Perhaps instead of being so negative you should embrace the fact that people here are trying to help others. And the best part about it is if it offends you so much you don't ever have to visit the site again. Quick question ~ in nutrition school didn't they teach you that it is 'curb' your appetite not 'curve' it? Thanks for your time and have a nice day.

EC: We decided to remove Ryms88's post earlier today. Apologies to everyone -- it should never have been posted in the first place! Too negative for this positive site.

Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 06/05/2008 516 posts

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?

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

Replied by Jo Ann B
Lake City, FL

Please email me and tell me more about ACV. I have fibromyalgia, no thyroid, it was removed and I am tired all the time and I have put on soo much weight in the last three years or so.

Replied by Lois
Honeoye Falls, Ny

Why hasn't your Dr.'s put those of you with hypothyroidism on Synthroid? That in itself is the replacement for loss of thyroid hormones. I also, take ACV every morning & night in combo with honey & black strap molasses. Great for losing and maintaining a good weight for your height and bone structure.

Posted by Alma (St Croix, USVI) on 07/03/2007
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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
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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
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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.

Replied by Lj
London, Uk

How long did you keep using the ACV for please and what was your total weight loss?

Posted by Ed (Riverside, CA) on 05/23/2007
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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