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July 8, 2012 1:33 PM
Has anyone tried the Apple Cider Vinegar Diet? I've been doing a lot of research and since I'm healthy, I figure I could try it. There's a lot of positive feedback on its helpfulness to lose weight, as well as other health benefits. The only thing is, though, that it tastes absolutely disgusting. I've been mixing it with honey and its barely drinkable. Hopefully my taste for it improves in the next few days. Any thoughts? :)
July 8, 2012 1:35 PM
http://www.livestrong.com/article/506458-the-apple-cider-vinegar-diet-to-lose-weight/
  19361481
July 8, 2012 2:30 PM
I truly believe taking ACV works. I have tried it in the past and it helped with dropping weight.

I had forgotten about it and then started taking a teaspoon before dinner a few weeks ago. It seems to have helped with my 2 months old weight loss stall as I have dropped 2 lbs since last week.

Just so you know It has to be the kind that has the "Mother" in it like Braggs. I also think the ACV pills work when you aren't able to drink it.

I should also mention I eat "clean" and try to keep my calories between 1200-1500.

Last year we went to the Canary Islands and I ate whatever I wanted. I came home 5 lbs lighter than when we left! I think it is because I was taking the ACV pills before meals when we were there.
Edited by BlondeQTColorado On July 8, 2012 2:35 PM
July 8, 2012 5:01 PM
From one place I saw - the ACV pills have a concentrated acid content that can burn your insides and should be avoided
Edited by Bob314159 On July 8, 2012 5:02 PM
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July 8, 2012 5:27 PM
Ewww... that sounds GROSS. =/ I wouldn't do it. If anything try grapefruit juice..
  4107195
July 8, 2012 5:30 PM
Diets don't work. Lifestyle change does. If you're not willing to do a diet plan for the rest of your life, then it's a temporary fix.

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July 8, 2012 5:30 PM
ACV is great for health. I have mixed reviews on 'weight loss', but it's fantastic for your health regardless. Make sure it's not the **** from the grocery store and you get a brand like Bragg's. You can water down the shots or add some honey to help with the taste.
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July 8, 2012 5:33 PM
ACV is very healthy. Google the benefits of Apple Cider Vineger, you will be amazed at the health benefits, even if you don't use it for weight loss. Then weight loss would be an added plus. Braggs w/ the mother.
July 8, 2012 5:33 PM
laugh I used to drink it mixed with honey and water as a kid, because I liked the taste. No idea about the magical weight loss stuff.
July 8, 2012 6:08 PM
Ewww, I bought vinegar with mother in the bottle. Looked like someone had hacked up a great big load of phlegm in after filling it with vinegar. Totally put me off the silly diet, thank goodness. One thing to note is that acidic drinks weaken the enamel on your teeth so if you're going to go about drinking even diluted vinegar, make sure to use a straw to lessen the damage and not brush for a few hours afterwards.

The only reason I can see for this diet to work is the supposed link between putting vinegar/lemon juice on food and the lowering of the gi level as a result. One of my trainers was big on eating vinegary meals and swore that they kept her fuller, although she was a bit unhinged so it's unlikely to be true.

Best of luck with the enamel stripping diet!
July 8, 2012 6:12 PM
I've been reading about how healthy it is, and how many benefits ACV has, and so I've been adding 2 tablespoons to my fruit protein shakes in the morning. I've noticed that it definitely suppresses my appetite, and I don't tend to crave sugar like I normally do (an AMAZING side effect).
July 8, 2012 6:13 PM
QUOTE:

Diets don't work. Lifestyle change does. If you're not willing to do a diet plan for the rest of your life, then it's a temporary fix.

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This.
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July 8, 2012 6:14 PM
People are referring to the "mother" in connection with Apple Cider Vinegar. What is the mother!?
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July 8, 2012 6:14 PM
I tried it and it is disgusting.
  12097108
July 8, 2012 6:15 PM
My wife and I tried this before our wedding a few years ago and we did loose weight. We took it with different fruit juices to help with the taste (orange and pineapple seemed to help the most). It was really hard to remember to take it 30 minutes before eating and Im not sure that it wasnt just a loss of appetite from drinking it and then brushing our teeth before eating that made us lose the weight. Of course like most other "diets" all the weight came back after we stopped doing it. We didnt do it long enough to notice any other health benefits.
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July 8, 2012 6:17 PM
I do the Braggs every morning. I wouldnt really call it the ACV Diet though lol, its just an aid I think that can possibly help not to mention all the other wonderful benefits from it. I have to take mine like a shot and then chase it down with water though...no way I could stand to drink a glass of water with it in it hehe.

~Carrie~
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July 8, 2012 6:17 PM
I just posted a ketchup recipe here:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/659276-ketchup-recipe?hl=ketchup#posts-9578325

It uses Bragg's apple cider vinegar. Every little bit helps, I suppose.
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July 8, 2012 6:19 PM
QUOTE:

People are referring to the "mother" in connection with Apple Cider Vinegar. What is the mother!?


Its the brand. The Actual brand is Braggs Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar With The Mother.

I wasnt able to find it in our Walmart but our Ingles grocery Store had it, or you can find it online.
Edited by CountryMom03 On July 8, 2012 6:19 PM
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July 8, 2012 6:19 PM
QUOTE:

People are referring to the "mother" in connection with Apple Cider Vinegar. What is the mother!?


It looks like a dusty spider web at the bottom of the jar. If you do purchase some. Make sure it is organic as well. Here is a good pic. http://kathyschultz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/apple-cider-vinegar-with-mother1.png

I think there are many benefits to ACV.

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/nutrition/apple-cider-vinegar
Edited by BlondeQTColorado On July 8, 2012 6:22 PM
July 8, 2012 6:20 PM
The mother is the living nutrients and bacteria that is left in the vinegar instead of filtered and pasteurized like the super see through acv you get in most grocery stores.
July 8, 2012 6:20 PM
Well, I used to take 2T of apple cider vinegar every morning a few years back. I did lose weight, but I believe it was coincidental; I was also eating healthfully and exercising 5x a week. I've read some claims that it helps with appetite suppression, but I have no idea why or if this would be true. Who knows though. I don't think it will do you any harm.
  18343244
July 8, 2012 6:23 PM
QUOTE:

I've been reading about how healthy it is, and how many benefits ACV has, and so I've been adding 2 tablespoons to my fruit protein shakes in the morning. I've noticed that it definitely suppresses my appetite, and I don't tend to crave sugar like I normally do (an AMAZING side effect).


That's a lot all at once - is your tablespoon 15mL or 20mL?
I think you are meant to take 3 tsp before meals - 3tsp = 15mL (Edit- Just read some suggest 2 tablespoons before meals)
I think it helps with blood sugar control.
Also saw it used in the fat flush plan for cellulite.
Drink through straw if concerned about enamel.
Edited by suziecue66 On July 8, 2012 6:27 PM
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July 8, 2012 6:26 PM
There are lots of benifits of vinagar. My daughter does it in the form of pickle juice, her preferance. I do not do shots etc. I make a few salads, using the veggies out of my garden. I add a bit of sugar and water to tone down the sour. I would not do this use this for a diet, my mom tried it years and years ago, it worked as long as she did it. When she stopped using it, the weight came back.
I believe what works is changing and improving your eatting habits, taking on the new ones for good.

I hope Im right, as that is my plan.
  23291798
July 8, 2012 6:26 PM
GNC has apple cider vinegar pills that i take on a daily basis and it def works and doesnt taste as bad as having to swallow the liquid :)
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July 8, 2012 6:43 PM
I drink 1-2 tablespoons with an 8 ounce cup of grapefruit and has worked for me! Helps flatten my belly (Well of course making healthy food choices, drinking plenty of water & working out is Key as well.
Edited by MsQt On July 8, 2012 6:57 PM
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