How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

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It’s not a trend or a fad because it has been used for decades.

Even though the Internet popularized the use of apple cider vinegar, it has been around for ages.

The Internet has only been around for 45 years while vinegar has been used for centuries for health, household and even cooking purposes.

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most cherished and well used natural remedies for preventative measures and to treat many health problems.

The other reason why it stands apart from many health fads is that it’s scientifically backed by the medical community.

Many studies have shown that ACV can help you lose weight and improve your overall health if you consume it the right way.

One of the most popular studies was published in 2009 by the Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry Journal.

It revealed that by just consuming 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for 2-3 months can result in significant decrease in body weight, belly fat and waistline circumference.

Why is ACV much better than other vinegars?

It contains a lot of health properties that can improve your overall health. For example, it cleanses the body of toxins, helps to reduce total body fat and boosts your metabolism.

apple cider vinegar for losing weight

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Apple cider vinegar can be used to help treat heart problems, high cholesterol, digestion issues, acid reflux, diabetes, cancer and it is even useful for treating kidney stones.

Basically, it’s like a jack of all trades. It’s just a substance that is too good for you not to have in your house.

Your expectation when taking ACV for weight loss

Now even though it is powerful, that doesn’t mean it’s a magic weight loss solution.

Actually, there’s no magic solution. The closest thing to a magical solution is regular exercise combined with healthy eating habits.

However, adding it to your current fitness regime can help to speed up your metabolic rate, which will then boost your weight loss efforts.

Losing weight depends on regular exercise, nutrition, stress and even genetic factors.

But for you to get the fastest results you need to combine Apple cider vinegar with healthy eating and regular exercise.

If you do that you will see fantastic results.

How to use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

Typically, you can drink it on an empty stomach or 30 minutes before lunch and dinner.

As this will help to improve your digestion and reduce appetite so that you consume less calories and prevent binge eating.

Making the ACV drink

  • First you will add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a glass of lukewarm water.
  • Then you’re going to stir well and drink it.
  • If you are drinking tea, vegetable or fruit juice you can also add a tablespoon.

Some people might find this recipe boring so below you will see a few creative ways to add flavor and even more benefits.

Customizing Your ACV Drink

Not everyone is a fan of the taste of apple cider vinegar, so here are some ingredients to enhance its effectiveness and flavor.

HONEY + ACV

Honey is another natural substance that increases energy levels and suppress food cravings. It also eases your digestion process and will effectively boost your bodies metabolic rate to burn more fat.

How much to add to ACV drink?

Add 1 tablespoon.

LEMON + ACV

You might’ve heard about lemon’s powerful health benefits which includes flushing out toxins, and improving the function of your vital organs and boosting metabolism.

How much to add to ACV drink?

Add 1/2 tablespoon.

CINNAMON+ ACV

Cinnamon does an excellent job at cleansing the accumulated fat in your colon and digestive system. It also helps to decrease the bad cholesterol levels and increase your good cholesterol levels.

How much to add to ACV drink?

You can add 1 tablespoon.

GARLIC + ACV

Garlic is another spice that has been around for centuries. It helps to prevent binge eating, sugar cravings and stimulate the process of burning stored fat.

How much to add to ACV drink?

You can add 1 teaspoon of garlic juice or a pinch of garlic powder.

CAYENNE PEPPER + ACV

The spice will improve your digestion, decrease your appetite and significantly boost your metabolism throughout the day.

How much to add to ACV drink?

Add 1 teaspoon and mix well.

GINGER + ACV

Naturally ginger is a powerful appetite suppressant which makes you feel fuller for a longer period of time.

It will also improve your digestion and help to increase your metabolic rate for faster fat burning.

How much to add to ACV drink?

You can simply add 1 teaspoon of ginger powder and mix well.

ARE PEOPLE GETTING RESULTS?

There are tons of people using it everyday to help boost their metabolism to lose excess weight.

For example, in the video below, Velvet Lox explained how she dropped 11 lbs in 2 weeks by just drinking a mix of ACV and lemon every morning.

Of course, results will vary but if you combine it with healthy eating and exercise there is no denying that you will see great results.


 

Using Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss (More Hacks)

Apart from just drinking ACV you can also add it to your salads.

This will not only improve the taste but also improve the rate at which your body digests food properly and absorb all the necessary nutrients.

Let’s look at some ways you can prepare your food using apple cider vinegar.

Sample recipe 1: Standard ACV salad dressing

  • Get a clean bowl and add half cup of olive oil, apple cider vinegar and finely chopped garlic cloves.
  • You can add cayenne pepper and sea salt to help enhance the flavor.
  • Mix all the ingredients and drizzle enough over the salad. Enjoy!

Sample recipe 2: Garden herb dressing

  • Get 1/4 cup of freshly chopped kale, basil, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of raw honey, salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and add enough to your salad to enhance the taste.

Tips and Precautions when using ACV

  • Do not take undiluted as it can result in indigestion, heartburn and upset stomach.
  • Don’t use the distilled or filtered version. If you want effective results use the raw organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
  • ACV can be acidic in nature so use a straw when consuming it as a drink.
  • Drink a lot of water to stay hydrated throughout the day to help flush out the toxins.
  • Consult your doctor to see if it might interact with your current medicines or not.
  • Make sure that you’re taking the right dosage daily. generally you should not consume more than 6 tablespoons per day.
  • The ultimate brand you should use is Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar because it’s pure, unfiltered, organic and is unpasteurized.
  • If you’re pregnant or breast feeding make sure to consult with your doctor to see if it’s OK for you to consume.
  • Never go hungry and don’t skip meals. If you do that it will just slow down your weight-loss results. Skipping meals will result in binge eating.
  • Instead of snacking on junk foods it’s better to go for green tea, salads and fruits.
speeding up your weight loss results

Now that you have added apple cider vinegar to your diet, don’t forget to exercise at least 3-4 times a week and eat healthy.

This might sound cliché and generic but you will not see any results if your diet is bad.

If you’re not active your body will store more fat because there isn’t enough activity to stimulate calorie burn.

Most of all be consistent and never give up! 🙂

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