Weight Gain
Natural Remedies

Support Earth Clinic

Ten Diet Tweaks to Lose Weight for Life!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses

2 User Reviews
5 star (1) 
  50%
1 star (1) 
  50%


Posted by Stella (Goose Creek, S.c.) on 01/10/2012

Has anyone mixed apple cider vinegar with blackstrap molasses for weight loss. If so, how did it help?

Replied by Francisca
(Zug, Switzerland)
01/11/2012

I don't know whether my answer will help you but for a while I took molasses and ACV, not because I needed to lose weight but for my health in general. I noticed that I started to lose weight so I stopped. People were starting to complain that I had lost too much weight but again.... I wasn't really overweight, so I don't know whether it will work for you! I never put the weight on again although I eat quite well!

Replied by Stella
(Goose Creek, S.c.)
01/11/2012

How much of each did you use daily? Did you mix it together or with other liquids? Thank you for responding.

Replied by Maria
(Salt Lake City, Utah/usa)
01/11/2012

Did you mix them with water? or how did you take them?

Replied by Stella
(Goose Creek, Sc/usa)
01/12/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I've been taking 1 tablespoon of ACV and 1 tablespoon of BSM in orange juice and water. I've lost 4 pounds in 2 days. I read on here that if you take the ACV in orange juice, that you don't taste it. That is absolutely the truth. I'm taking this combination 3 times a day and following it with water. If this is not a safe way, please respond. Thank you.

Replied by Stella
(Goose Creek, Sc/usa)
01/12/2012

I forgot to mention that it has drastically affected my appetite. I no longer crave sweets, but, have noticed I like salty foods. Does anyone know if this is normal? I never really liked salt that much before this. Also, it does make me urinate much more than I ever have.

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)
01/13/2012

You will know if you're taking too much, but I'd say the amount you're taking is getting around the upper limit... If your Urine turns yellow, don't worry that's the fat getting excreted. You could always back off a bit till the urine looks normal then up it a bit.

Replied by Nm
(Hou Tx)
04/10/2016

I realize this is an old post, but wanted to respond for other people reading. I would guess the craving for salt is due to the potassium in the orange juice, which is not a negative. My understanding is potassium and sodium need to be balanced in the body; an increase in one can create a craving in the other. Wishing good health to us all.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Special01 (Indianapolis, In, Usa) on 05/26/2011

On the ACV bottle it suggest taking ACV with blackstrap molasses. I have tried this and it has a very good taste. Does anyone know if this has the same weight loss benefits??


Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Carmenza Roldan (Chicago, ILL. USA) on 03/26/2009
1 out of 5 stars

I'm so excited that I found this great website, it seems like I'm addicted since I come here for all kinds of health concerns and I always find great advice from all of you!

I started with the ACV and the Molasses two weeks ago, my main concern was losing weight and be healthier, I feel good I had not experience any allergies or sinuses problems, but I had not seen any improvement in regards of my weight, I had cut down the carbs and I'm eating small portions and still have not seen not even 1 pound.

I bought the organic vinegar the brand recommended in this website with the mother, I take this vinegar 3 times a day before meals the first time I take it right after the molasses first thing in the morning.

I wonder if it is the combination of the 2 the vinegar and molasses that is not allowing me to see any results in regards of the weight. Please advice. Thanks.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Psyllium

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
  100%


Posted by MommyJoey (Singapore, Singapore) on 02/22/2008
5 out of 5 stars

It has been around 3 weeks and I had finished two bottles of ACV with BSM in it, every 3 times a day hoping to see a drop in my weight but to no avail. One week ago, i have this terrible headache and dizzy spell and it even caused me to throw out very badly.I even realised that I've gained 2 kg since i started on the remedy. I did not give up and continue the remedy thinking that it must be a correction. This time round I even add in psyllium husk to my drink to help on my constipation problem. Guss what, it is indeed a correction (keep my finger cross), I feel more energized, all my skin problems eg. cuts and acne healed faster and i started having regular bowels everyday. No more aching back and I've got lesser food craving nowadays. I am doing more study on VCO and shall keep you guys posted on my statues.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil

Posted by Sims (Orissa, India) on 01/07/2015

Actually I am confused with the brand of organic Apple Cider Vinegar and Virgin Coconut Oil to be used for weight loss. Suggest a suitable one.

Replied by Baldev
(Maharashtra, India)
01/08/2015
192 posts

Hi Sims, As per the policy of this site we can't write the brand names. But in India Apple cider vinegar is being imported of two companies one is in plastic bottle and the other is in glass bottle, I will suggest to use the glass one. Extra virgin coconut oil is being exported from India and the company is located at Jaipur, Rajasthan.If you like you can call me on 09322887066.

I know we have the problem, getting lot of things in India which are mentioned on this site for treatment.

Baldev

Replied by Alayna
(Pittsburgh, Pa)
02/20/2015

I use Bragg's organic ACV and Dr. Bronner's organic coconut oil. Two of my favorite brands; both are reputable.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
Posted by Melissa (Pine Bluff, AR) on 03/18/2009

Combination of Apple Cider Vinegar & Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for Weight Loss: I have been reading all of the posts on this site in my quest for a weight loss idea. I am wondering if anyone has had any luck losing weight using apple cider vinegar and extra virgin coconut oil?


Apple Cider Vinegar, Cranberry, Lemon

2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 
  100%


Posted by Michelle (Houston, TX) on 06/24/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I take a daily concoction of 1 tsp ACV, 4 ounces of unsweetened cranberry juice, 12 ounces of water, and half of a squeezed lemon. It's part of an eating plan and it's said to help cleanse the liver. All I know about it after seven days is that I feel generally better. I am prone to UTI's so the cranberry is definitely helping, and I've lost 4 pounds in eight days. (Of course, I'm following a prescribed plan of eating all natural foods and eating every three hours). It's a bitter drink, but I'm still drinking it!

Replied by Erynn
(New Haven, CT)
01/06/2009

In response to Michelle from Houston, TX -- If the drink is bitter, try adding some grade b maple syrup to the mix. Although its adding some calories, your also adding some vital nutrients which will give you energy and good health. I highly recommend it over honey any day! (Goes well in tea too).


Apple Cider Vinegar, Cranberry, Lemon
Posted by Michelle (Houston, TX) on 06/24/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I take a daily concoction of 1 tsp ACV, 4 ounces of unsweetened cranberry juice, 12 ounces of water, and half of a squeezed lemon. It's part of an eating plan and it's said to help cleanse the liver. All I know about it after seven days is that I feel generally better. I am prone to UTI's so the cranberry is definitely helping, and I've lost 4 pounds in eight days. (Of course, I'm following a prescribed plan of eating all natural foods and eating every three hours). It's a bitter drink, but I'm still drinking it!

Replied by Kathy
(Ellijay, GA)
06/28/2008

I am drinking my first cup of ACV with some honey for a sore throat but the side effect of losing weight would be wonderful. So since the pain of the distaste will likely cure my sore throat and maybe even help me lose some weight I'm ready to go. These letters are wonderful. I came to this sight looking for a natural cure for my friends dog who has a calcium deposit on his back. Can't wait to see if I lose weight!


Apple Cider Vinegar, Diet, Exercise

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
  100%


Posted by Nursejane (Texas) on 06/02/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I've been taking 2 tablespoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar diluted in 8oz of water and sweetened with 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey at night before bed. I'll be honest, I was extremely skeptical when I started this one week ago along with exercise and healthy eating. I've lost 8lbs and 2 inches from my waist in only 1 week!! I am amazed at the results. I've NEVER lost weight this quickly using diet and exercise alone. I'm now a believer in ACV. My skin is glowing and my energy levels are thru the roof! No more bloating and I just have an overall sense of well-being. Try it! It works!!

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
06/03/2010

Very true..... Even taking only a teaspoon a day in a glass of water I lose weight meaning.... I don't think that I can take ACV (it is not as if I need to lose weight, to be honest...). Moreover my tongue gets coated after a few days. Too bad as it seems to be quite healthy. No idea why so many people seem to take it without a problem and I do have a few issues.


Avoid Butter and Restaurants

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
  100%


Posted by Jonna (Atlanta, GA) on 03/20/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I am 39 years old and recently realized that going to restaurants can set me back 10 days sometimes in my weight loss regime. I realized this after going to a home-style indian restaurant 2 weeks ago. Their food was delicious, but cooked in lots of butter and sugar. It literally took 10 days to cover. My body fat went up by 1% after the meal and only today, 10 days later, has my weight dropped .50 of a pound, even though I have been exercising every day and on a very healthy, low fat diet at home. So I think one has to be very vigilant about the butter when going to a restaurant and ask that the food be prepared in olive oil. 10 days to recover from 1 meal -- can you believe it??

Replied by Charles
(Jacksonville Beach, Florida)
05/23/2010

i think your weight gain and fat % was mostly do to the salt content of the food. loosing the salt after it enters your body usually takes 10 days.

Replied by Citygirl27
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)
07/30/2012

Butter in itself isn't bad, in fact it is much healthier and will have much less (if any) effect on your weight than the same amount of polyunsaturated oils or hydrogenated oils. The Indian restuarant was probably using clarified butter (ghee) which does not have milk solids in it. Not as bad, but coconut oil in Indian and other cooking is way better and should not be avoided.

As for restaurants, its all about choices. You dont have to "avoid restaurants" altogether. the main thing is to consider the portion size, sugar content, and beware of added flavorings like MSG.


Avoid Spun Honey

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
  100%


Posted by Sharon (Boston) on 03/31/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I got a huge pot of organic spun honey from the farmer's market last month. It was delicious, but after a couple of weeks, I noticed a huge buildup of dead cells on my tongue towards the back. It was pretty gross. I also felt my metabolism slowing down and I gained a couple of pounds even though I was eating very healthily. I bought regular honey at Whole Foods last weekend and after 3 days my tongue is back to normal and I am starting to lose those 2 pounds! Interesting, eh?!


Replied by Azg
(Toronto, On)
09/21/2009

That's weird about the MSG... MSG makes me feel full. So whereas I could normally eat a whole bowl of whatever, suddenly I can only eat half of it. IT DOES give me a wicked headache, however. I avoid MSG whenever possible. We don't eat much fast food (very rarely) and I cook most of our meals from scratch - it's the beauty of being a Stay At Home Mom.

We're not immunizing our son for the exact reasons you mentioned, Ted. The safety of these vaccines are simply not proven. Plus when we asked our Pediatrician to tell us what the exact ingredients were and what the procedure was for making these vaccines, she couldn't answer on either account. That's just not safe and uninformed... I simply do not trust it.

Thank you Ted.

EC: Azg is referring to Ted's topic here: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/weight_gain.html#TED

Bentonite Clay

2 User Reviews
5 star (1) 
  50%
4 star (1) 
  50%


Posted by Sara (Westport, OR) on 02/11/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Dear Earthclinic, I have tried many remedies over the years to remove the belly fat on my stomach and hips. I have been drinking one tablespoon of liquid bentonite clay which I purchased at the local health food store about six weeks ago. I have lost about 3" on my belly and 2" on my hips. The other reason I'm drinking this is that it detoxes metal from the body. The taste is mild and I take it only at night with a glass of water. To date, I have more energy, eat less as I feel full, and my body feels lighter. There are more benefits to ingesting clay but too numerous to mention. A 16oz. fluid bottle cost about $8.00 and has about two months worth of bentonite liquid clay.

Replied by Julia
(Bryson City, NC)
02/18/2008
4 out of 5 stars

Are there any side effects to eating the bentonite clay? I started this last Friday and so far have not felt any different. Thanks.

Replied by Kimberly
(Lincoln, Ca)
02/14/2011

I found this website very informative. I am going to try the bentonite clay after reading what it had to say. www.buzzle.com/articles/bentonite-clay-side-effects.html

Replied by Erynn
(Ct)
07/22/2016

Bentonite Clay removes all bacteria. So If your worried about negative effects, just make sure your taking good pro & prebiotics a few hours after you take it. I could see it causing havoc with prolonged use without aiding your body in gaining those back.


Blood Type Diet

Posted by Mary ( Saskatchewan, Canada) on 05/20/2015

Blood Type Diet: Has any blood type A people lost weight and regained health with this diet? I would love to hear.

Replied by Mrs A
(London, Uk)
05/22/2015

To Mary of Saskatchewan: I know nothing of blood type diets for weight loss, but the secret of losing weight is to buy a juicer and a liquidiser and to eat as much as possible of your food RAW. I bought my first juicer about 40 years ago, and took to drinking two or three glasses of vegetable juice a day (carrot, celery, cucumber etc: the softer vegetables are better liquidised). The weight simply fell off - which I wasn't even expecting - and has stayed off. I could almost say you don't have to make ANY other alterations to your diet - I mean there's no need to cut out your favourite treats entirely, though it would be wise to cut DOWN on them - and don't let yourself get hungry. Avocados, bananas, etc are fine: rawness is all.

For non-salad-lovers like me juicing and liquidising have been perfect, since one can get all the good stuff down in just a few gulps.

Replied by Cathy
(Tennessee)
06/13/2016

I'm on dialysis and I can't pee on my own. Will this tea help me?


Book Recommendations

Posted by Tim (Berkeley, CA) on 01/19/2009

Diet/Nutrition Recommended Books:

Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats
By Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon

The Omega-3 Connection: The Groundbreaking Antidepression Diet and Brain Program
By Andrew L. Stoll, M.D.

The Diet Cure
By Julia Ross, M.A.


Cabbage

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
  100%


Posted by Mujahid (Tobyhanna, Pennsylanvia) on 08/31/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I stopped eating meat, and started eating cabbage everyday, yes gas is part of what is expected, but my bowel movement is now regulated, my system is cleansed, stool is no longer dark and there is no unbearable smell. my weight is going down. And most of all I feel better physically. I juice 8 oz twice a day. And eat 1/4 pound per day. Basil and Fennel and black pepper for flavor.



NEXT