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January 2, 2014 7:25 PM
Over the years, I've read the adding apple cider vinegar to water helps aid in weight loss by helping to curb the appetite and rev up metabolism.

My questions are :

has anyone ever tried this?
how much do you put in, for example, a 500 ml bottle of water?
if you did try it, did it work for you?

any information would be greatly appreciated
  37014144
January 2, 2014 7:28 PM
i did white distiled vingar once... but it wasnt for weight loss
  46179593
January 2, 2014 7:31 PM
I tried it. I forget why. My paleo friend made me do it, I think. Anyhow, the regular old cheap kind is horrendous. If you are going to do it, use Bragg's. But honestly, yuck.
  4367978
January 2, 2014 7:37 PM
Ok. Im 48 and my mom used to do that. I never noticed any weight loss benifits for her.
  23291798
January 2, 2014 7:42 PM
How does it actually "rev" up the metabolism? Like, what's the technicals?
  16899538
January 2, 2014 7:45 PM
Nonsense. Comes from master cleanse, which is a steaming pile of hot, wet...ideas....that somehow got published in to a book.

I tried it once, and I kind of like the taste, but it does give you that nauseated acid stomach feeling like when you drink too much coffee. I suppose that is a way to curb the appetite.
  20711900
January 2, 2014 7:47 PM
I like it in hot water with a couple teaspoons of honey. Not for weight loss, just because it is tasty when you have a cold.
  32674575
January 2, 2014 7:48 PM
The water will help curb your appetite by itself. A lot of time people are really just thirsty/dehydrated, but they mistake it for being hungry.

Vinegar will not by itself help you lose weight. There are no tricks besides just counting your calories and eating right.

I'm told vinegar will help balance out the Ph balance in your stomach and reduce stomach indigestion/acid reflux. I'm skeptical about this because drinking an acid into an already acidic environment (your tummy) doesn't make sense to me.

Oh and yeah - Bragg's with the "mother" that's just plain funky nasty stuff.
January 2, 2014 7:54 PM
It won't do anything, but it tastes pretty good diluted,IMO.

When I have it, I dilute it 1 ounce to 16 ounces.

As far as folk health schemes go, this one is at least harmless.
January 2, 2014 8:13 PM
Harmless if diluted, and taken in small amounts btw. My wife tried to do a shot glass of apple cider vinegar the first time and it didn't go well. LOL

I think even diluted it tastes nasty. Diluted, she like it though.
January 2, 2014 9:04 PM
I drink two tsp of Braggs per eight oz glass of water, sometimes with some
honey or stevia. Dont know about the other claims but it helps me poo! Lol
January 3, 2014 6:35 AM
Im getting ready to try ths Dr. Oz's slimdown drink:
1 cup of grapefruit or orange or pineapple juice
2tsp of apple cider vinegar
1 tsp honey
drink before each meal, breaks down fat cells faster then anything else.......

Hope it works. :)
  46113601
January 3, 2014 7:29 AM
QUOTE:

Im getting ready to try ths Dr. Oz's slimdown drink:
1 cup of grapefruit or orange or pineapple juice
2tsp of apple cider vinegar
1 tsp honey
drink before each meal, breaks down fat cells faster then anything else.......

Hope it works. :)


Don't forget to log those calories.
January 3, 2014 12:14 PM
just the smell nauseates me so ...

i drink LOTS of water....i drank 16 cups yesterday and it's only 1:13 p.m. here and I'm on cup 10 already for today...

i think i'll just stick with what im doing :)
  37014144
January 3, 2014 12:32 PM
I drink a ton of water now to and it has helped me alot. I was thinking of trying the Dr. Oz thing on the weekends when I dont drink as much.....and yes I will log the calories :)
  46113601
January 3, 2014 12:34 PM
QUOTE:

The water will help curb your appetite by itself. A lot of time people are really just thirsty/dehydrated, but they mistake it for being hungry.

Vinegar will not by itself help you lose weight. There are no tricks besides just counting your calories and eating right.

I'm told vinegar will help balance out the Ph balance in your stomach and reduce stomach indigestion/acid reflux. I'm skeptical about this because drinking an acid into an already acidic environment (your tummy) doesn't make sense to me.

Oh and yeah - Bragg's with the "mother" that's just plain funky nasty stuff.


Vinegar is a weak acid, but when compared to the acidic environment of the stomach is more basic than stomach environment. The pH of the human stomach is around 1. So drinking vinegar, which has a pH of around 2.9 will make the stomach more "basic", since it will increase the pH to its normal value.

The pH scale tells us acidity and basicity. Anything above 7.00 is consider basic, anything below 7.00 is acidic, but in relative terms, a pH of 3.00 is more basic than a pH of 1.00, just like a pH of 10.00 is more acidic than a pH of 14.00. Normally vinegar is acidic but in the context of the pH of the stomach it can be considered to be more basic than its surroundings.
  21102926
January 3, 2014 12:37 PM
I tried it, but it doesn't work for weight loss, that way. It's not a magical diet enhancer, kick-starter, booster, etc. It does, however, help me when I'm out of calories and tired of drinking water, in the same way that drinking a full glass of water helps with satiety. I actually like the taste of ACV and water, though. One could easily do a cup or two of broth, instead of plain water.

But yeah, the only "trick" I've found to lose weight is to eat fewer calories than I previously ate. Who knew? smile
  29753728
March 17, 2014 9:52 AM
I’ve been on this Apple cider/honey elixir now for going on 6 mo. and I feel great! 6 mo. ago my cholesterol was on the high side at 242 and my LDL was 157. Now my other numbers were ok and my HDL was high enough to where the Dr. didn’t write up any prescriptions for statin drugs. However, he did warn me that if I didn’t lower my numbers in 3 mo. he would put me on them. Now I do work out 3 days a week at the gym and at my age of 54, soon to be 55, I look pretty damn good for being an ole fart. Lol So I did some research on this vinegar/honey thing and was very pleased at some of the testimonials, so I figured I would give it a shot. The following is my regiment daily:
Every morning when I first get up, before coffee and food I mix 2 tsp. of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and 2 tsp. raw organic honey in about 8 oz. water. Because raw organic honey is thick and like a paste, I first put the honey in a little bit of the water and nuke it for about 20 to 25 seconds. It helps break down the honey. Then add the rest of the water and lastly add the 2 tsp. of the vinegar. Something else that I do in conjunction with this daily elixir is take Metamucil twice a day. This also helps lower your cholesterol and keeps your sugar levels at a healthy number. The trick here is to down a glass of it before you eat or right after you eat. By mixing this with your food it actually helps sop up some of the bad stuff before it gets into your blood system. I really didn’t change my eating habits, but I’ve always limited myself on the red meats and shell fish, like shrimp, crab legs and lobster. So 3 mo. later when I had more blood work done I was totally blown away at my numbers. My total cholesterol shot down from 242 to 205 and my LDL went from 157 to 130. All because of this elixir! Long live the apples and the honey bees!

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