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. :)
Sto. Dgo, Dr
I am taking ACV from last 1 week but seeing no diff. Pls tell me the way I should take it. I am 5'4" and weighed 131 pounds I am not overweight but wnt to lose 7-10 pounds to look better. Thanks
Westwood, New Jersey
Better But With Side Effects
Firstly my sincere regards n thanks to all of u for this truly amazing site. I've been reading for almost 3 months n at last started taking ACV (ORGANIC WITH MOTHER) 2 tsp daily to begin with then 2 weeks ago started cooking with Virgin Coconut Oil (ORGANIC) NOW I'VE added Blackstrap Molasses (organic unsulphered). I feel nice small changes like no muscle/joint pains less acidity mood is cheerful, most of the time I feel fresh n alert, but I seem to be more constipated, n gaining weight, looks like as if I have swelling especially on my face n neck. Please advice if I need to do anything differently. Once again THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Seattle, Wa - Usa
Seattle, Wa Usa
Everywhere, World Town, Earth
Since I drink it now daily, the organic ACV, I am bloated and 2 sizes bigger in the evening. Has anyone experienced that too, meaning getting severely bloated? I wear in the morning size 10 jeans/shorts and later in the afternoon, I need to change to my biggest size I had, size 14. It also feels like a thunderstorm in my belly; this was NOT the case prior to the Apple Cider Vinegar.
Portland, Or, Usa
This is my very first post on EC so I hope I've posted this in the right place. I'm so happy to find this web site! I started reading about using ACV to treat FMS/CFS right away and I couldn't pull myself away from the computer for the next 3 or 4 hours. I went right out and bought a bottle of organic ACV and began the treatment the next morning. At the same time I got rid of anything in the house that had artificial sweetener or MSG in it. I've been mixing 2 tsp. In 8 oz. of vegetable juice along with a sprinkle of cyanne pepper. I drink this with my morning pills and again before bed. I'm also eating very healthy, balanced meals and drinking lots of distilled water. Results so far - Today's only my 5th. Day so haven't seen any improvement in pain level, but I've lost 3 or 4 lbs. , probably water weight. I'm also eating more healthy. I want to add regular exercise, but I'm going to wait a week as I'm going on a 6 day house sitting job. I'll come back and post an update in a week or so. Thanks you from the bottom of my heart for this web site EC! I plan to spend a lot of time reading and participating on this wonderful site.
I started taking ACV (w/ the mother) last summer and dropped a lot of weight. After taking the ACV for a year, though, the loss has stopped, and now I gain weight when taking ACV. Any suggestions? Thanks! Lori
Hello all, I have been using ACV for a month now and have not noticed any difference it my weight. I mix 4 tbsp with 4 cups of water and sip throughtout the day. In the night, I mix 2 tbsp with 2 cups of water and drink it before bed. Please tell me what am I doing wrong. I am 170 lbs and trying to lose at least 20 lbs. Please help!! Thank you
I truly do believe that ACV has helped me lose weight. I am now on a strict diet and exercise program but, the ACV helped me dramatically lose inches off of my waist. ALSO, for people like me who want to lose FAT and don't care so much about the number on the scale: it is in my personal belief that the high acidic levels in the vinegar cause the enzymes in the fat cells to break down, therefore causing a loss in fat. I love ACV! It tastes horrid at first but, after a while you truly do get used to it. AND AND AND don't be afraid of what other people say like "it will cause cancer" or "there's no miracle cure". Everyone's body is different and therefore you can be your own judge (: Love yourself, even if you have a little extra something. There truly is no one to compare to you because you are the only you there is.
I've read lots of feedback about avc helping with weightloss. I used to drink it every morning and night, but I didn't see any results. However, I'm almost 300lbs. I haven't read of anyone that heavy on here (yet). Does anyone have any suggestions to help me? I didn't used to be active, but I've been trying now. I'm also trying to eat healthier, but that's nothing new. I've been eating MUCH healthier for over a year now. So is there a trick to taking acv that will make it work for me? If so, what is it? If not, what else can I do?
Regina, Saschewan, Canada
hi my name is hema....i just started to consider strictly on my weight. ACV will be the best to included in my diet. And thank you to all of you for the best feedback and i sit and read everbodies contribution. I will be starting it from October 1st, 2009. thank you and god bless all of you.
Canberra, A.c.t Australia
I've been drinking 1-2 tsp. of organic ACV in a 16 oz. bottle of water everyday for 3 months now and I have not lost any weight. I exercise 5-6 days a week (run/walk 3 miles a day) and I've been watching my food intake using a food journal. I have lost inches from the exercise but my weight has stayed the same so far. I will continue to drink the ACV and water because of the many health benefits associated with it. Unfortunately weight loss has not been one of those benefits for me.
New Castle, Pa, Usa
Wesley Chapel, Fl
I was sooo elated, to find out that ACV is great for natural weight loss. I started taking it about 1 week ago. I actually love the taste of it and have been taking 1 tablespoon full, straight, undiluted, 2 -3 times per day. I normally drink some water after each "serving" of ACV, rather than make the drink with Black Strap Molasses or Grade B Maple syrup. I haven't taken any measurements yet, to see if I've lost inches yet, but am hoping to rid myself of a very, bloated belly. Is this harmful?
Tel Aviv, Israel
ACV FOR WEIGHT LOSS: HI, I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO LOOSE WEIGHT FOREVER NOW ! I HAVE 5 KIDS AND THEY ARE ALL VERY CLOSE TO EACHOTHER IN AGE ...I HAVE READ THE BENEFITS OF ACV AND I AM AMAZED , I STARTED 2 DAYS AGO AND I ALREADY FOUND A DIFFERENCE , BUT I TAKE REGULAR VINEGAR INSTEAD (CAUSE I DIDN`T FIND ACV IN MY PANTRY!) AND IT STILL WORKS...SO FAR I HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR 2 DAYS AND I HAVE LOST A POUND , FOR ME THAT`S FANTASTIC SINCE I COULND`T LOOSE A POUND IN A MONTH! AND I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING , I NEVER GAVE UP, BUT ALWYAS NO RESULTS ...NOW WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS IF THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT HAVE TRIED REGULAR VINEGAR AND IF IT WORKED , CAUSE I STILL CAN`T BELIEVE IT , AND THIS IS WHAT I TAKE : 1 TABLESPOON WITH I CUP OF WATER 3 TIMES A DAY , BEFORE MEALS , HOPE IT KEEPS WORKING ! THX ALL!
EC: What type of vinegar did you use - white distilled vinegar, wine vinegar? Many different types of vinegar! Thanks.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
Windsor Mill, Md
Better But With Side Effects
hi, I started using acv (16oz. water w/2 tsp. organic acv.) the taste was not that bad, its been 6 days and I notice my stomach much more lighter.I don't feel bloated, actually eating less. but now I have a yeast infection. I could not stand the discomfort and went out to buy over the counter med. but my ? is did the acv cause the yeast infection and if I continue to us the acv will the yeast infection stay.help I really would like to stay on acv cuz I need to lose some lbs.and in just 6 days I felt better even got less moody :)
Portland, Or, Usa
Houston, Tx, USA
interesting... Dr. Weil in earlier notes dismissed the apple cider vinegar fad... today, he posted this...A reminder to all who know something is helping but are discouraged by the experts..keep your strength. (but what I do like about him, ..he is quick to admit he was wrong)
Vinegar May Combat Fat
Maybe the vinegar effect isn't just an old-wives tale. New research from Japan is lending credence to the age-old notion that vinegar can help reduce fat. Investigators put laboratory mice on a high-fat diet and fed them acetic acid, the main component of vinegar. They put another group of mice on the same diet but gave them water. The mice in both groups gained weight but those on the vinegar "diet" put on significantly less body fat (up to 10 percent less) than the other mice. The acetic acid may work by turning on genes for fatty acid oxidation enzymes. These genes produce proteins that can break down fats and therefore suppress body fat accumulation. Research elsewhere indicates that acetic acid also may help control blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Does this mean a vinegar diet will help humans lose weight or prevent them from gaining? That's for another study to determine, but you could try dressing your salads with vinegar and olive oil to see if it helps. The Japanese study was published in the July 8, 2009, issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Danville, California, Usa