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July 30, 2008 12:24 PM
I am on my second day of the apple cider fasting cleanse (its a three day cleanse where i drink apple cider then water in half hour intervals), and I am curious if anyone else has tried this and what your results were? Also just any opinions that you might have on the subject would be very helpful. Thanks everyone!
  45266
July 30, 2008 12:34 PM
I googled it and came up with this:

http://www.absolute-fitness-results.com/apple-cider-vinegar-and-weight-loss.html

Interesting.
July 30, 2008 12:42 PM
I tried it about 4 months ago, didn't really give it time to work before i started on the nutrisystem. Only drank the apple cider viger for a few weeks. I now take the pills. Works about the same.
  81384
July 30, 2008 12:44 PM
QUOTE:

I googled it and came up with this:

http://www.absolute-fitness-results.com/apple-cider-vinegar-and-weight-loss.html

Interesting.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Weight Loss - The Truth
Vinegar has been used to treat a variety of medical issues since the time of the Babylonians. Everything from lowering blood pressure to treating heart disease has been associated with the use of vinegar in the diet. More recently, apple cider vinegar and weight loss have been linked as partners in the fight against obesity. But is this cure-all really worth a sip?

What does it do?

Vinegar is created from the fermentation of a fruit with sugar and yeast added to a juice. In the case of apple cider vinegar, apples are used. When this process has been completed, an alcohol is produced which is then treated with a bacteria to create the vinegar. How does this create a link for apple cider vinegar and fat loss?

Because of the chemical composition of apple cider vinegar, it is thought to reset the balance of chemicals in the body, creating ideal conditions for better metabolism. Thus, the connection between apple cider vinegar and weight loss was born. Some people claim that apple cider vinegar ‘trick’s the body into working harder and thus using more calories in the process.

But apple cider vinegar and weight loss aren’t the only links for this supplement. Others report that vinegar helps reduce cholesterol levels, increase energy, lessen headaches, treat dandruff, minimize sunburn, and even help acne.

But is it true?

Over the course of time, apple cider vinegar and fat loss have been linked and then disproved, only to be linked again. Is there something to the link after all? With no scientific evidence to back up these claims and only testimonials to base an opinion on, it’s difficult to say.

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The latest trend is to take a few tablespoons of vinegar before each meal. Because of this practice, apple cider vinegar and weight loss are linked once again. This step is said to reduce the overall appetite and curb cravings for sweets and other unhealthy foods. However, vinegar can also dull the taste buds from its bitter taste, so that might be a reason for the lessened appetite.

Is it harmful?

If you believe that apple cider vinegar and weight loss go hand in hand, there is no harm in trying the supplement or regular table form. Vinegar is a tasty condiment that adds no calories to a salad and can be used as a part of a healthy diet. However, basing a weight loss program on the use of apple cider vinegar doesn’t seem to be as effective as making better food choices and increasing your overall activity level.

Promises from retailers that link apple cider vinegar and weight loss may just be the snake oil of our time. Regular fitness and nutrition is the way to go!
  61903
July 30, 2008 12:54 PM
OrangeOldies,

Are you saying you are drinking Apple Cider? Or Apple Cider Vinegar?

People on here think you are talking about Vinegar. If you are, you should edit your post.

I actually did a regular Organic Apple Cider fast, and it worked excellently. I did the fast in conjunction with a Colon Cleanse, where the Ginger/fiber powder mix tastes the best with Apple Cider.

The master herbalist from blessedherbs.com believes that apples are very complementary to your digestive system, and it gives you energy throughout the day (105 calories per 8oz).

I tried a water-only fast for 12 days and nearly killed myself. When I switched to Organic apple cider, I felt unbelievably more energetic from the sugars and nutrients.

Why organic? because when you fast, the last thing you want to do is put more pesticides & toxins into your body from sprayed field apples. So drinking purified water and organic juice minimizes the amount of work your body has to do to neutralize the pesticides that are absorbed into the apple skins and become part of the cider itself.

Good luck!
  79753
July 30, 2008 12:57 PM
I actually just bought it and was planning to use it soon. Can you share the regimen you are on? Is it like Princess said 2 teaspoons before each meal or do yo drink more of it?
  70821
July 30, 2008 12:59 PM
Natalie,

OrangeOldie is fasting, so there's no meals involved in the regimen. That is why I believe she is talking about actual apple cider, and not apple cider vinegar.
  79753
July 30, 2008 2:01 PM
Sengratt, thanks! I was wondering about it flowerforyou
  70821
July 31, 2008 6:57 AM
No problem, Natalie! wink

If you are still curious about the apple cide vinegar, though... I will note that I have not had measurable success with it, and Princess Laundry already described a lot of great facts about it earlier in this thread that may make you wonder if it actually does anything.

Right now Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar are "hot" topics, but as you'll find, unless you consume large quantities, it only works great on rats in the laboratories! tongue
  79753
July 31, 2008 7:04 AM
laugh laugh laugh
  70821
August 2, 2008 2:21 PM
Hey guys, thanks for your posts, and yes i was fasting so no meals, just the apple cider. Turns out it really worked! It made me feel alot better, and i did loose a couple more pounds on it. But it made my face thin out, and my jeans fit differently. And this only after three days!!! I dont think i would do it any longer than that though, i was really starting to feel the effects at the end of the third day. I think that i needed to ease back on to solid foods, which i did not do, and my stomach for sure let me know.
  45266
August 2, 2008 2:27 PM
Hmmm, I have never heard of this type of fast.
So you just use any type of apple cider or does it need to be a specific type/quality?
So all day long you just drink cider and water alternating every half hour?
How much to you drink each time?
August 2, 2008 2:48 PM
QUOTE:

Hey guys, thanks for your posts, and yes i was fasting so no meals, just the apple cider. Turns out it really worked! It made me feel alot better, and i did loose a couple more pounds on it. But it made my face thin out, and my jeans fit differently. And this only after three days!!! I dont think i would do it any longer than that though, i was really starting to feel the effects at the end of the third day. I think that i needed to ease back on to solid foods, which i did not do, and my stomach for sure let me know.


My personal thoughts bout it isn't that you shouldn't do it. I think any "fast" that you are goin to do is going to help you loose a couple of lbs and thin out your body. You aren't eating, so then yeh, you're going to lose something. Not that you shouldn't do it. I don't know about this fast, but I just don't think that the apple cider fast is what's makin you lose the weight, it's just the fact that you're fastin in general. In college I use to fast once a month for a week. Those were the days I was thinner. lol

Good Luck!!
  57654
August 2, 2008 5:53 PM
If you use the Organic ACV - with 'the mother' in it from a health food store, not the clear kind you buy at the grocery store, you should have luck reducing water retention in just a day or two by drinking 2 tablespoons first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach) with 10-12 oz of water. No need to fast - that is just not healthy. We need all the good stuff that comes from vegetables, fruit and lean meat and fish. I believe that a 'good' cleanse means no artificial anything - sweetners, chemicals, colorings etc. think the 'caveman' diet.

Please eat smart and healthy!!
  32099
August 5, 2008 8:02 AM
PMKelly409, we are not talking about apple cider vinegar.

I stated in a previous message that apple cider works really well if you are the type that is looking to fast.

The type of apple cider to use is organic. This is because you don't want your body to be focusing on detoxifying pesticides from the cider, since the whole point of your fast is to lose weight and to allow your body to focus on detoxifying what is already contaminating your body.

Apple Cider alone is a great juice to drink. It provides 100 calories per 8oz, which gives you energy throughout the day. I drank it 6 times a day, and water whenever I felt I needed it. I took pysillium husk in my particular fast to help cleanse out the colon, so I felt full all of the time. Whether you do this is up to you, but it would make your fast go easier.

I tried apple cide because I have read from various herbalists that organic apple cider (NOT vinegar) is a very complementary fruit for your digestive system during fasts.

Avoid citrus during fasts, because cirtus has an effect on your body to release stored toxins more quickly, which often is the culprit behind bouts of diarrhea.

Good luck! happy
Steve
  79753

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