Can apple cider vinegar help you lose weight? Yes- if you use it properly.
So, how do you drink apple cider vinegar for weight loss?
The best way to use apple cider vinegar for weight loss is to take it around 15 minutes before each meal- one or two tablespoons mixed in a glass of cold water and swig it down.
The reason you want to take it before meals is because ACV has been shown to lower your appetite, causing you to eat fewer calories, and making you feel full after eating a smaller amount of food.
And, as you know from reading MCNewsletters, taking in fewer calories than you burn is the key to weight loss.
What is apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is a tart, flavorful vinegar made from fermented apple juice.
And who doesn’t like apple juice?
Unlike other types of vinegar, apple cider vinegar is richer in probiotics, nutrients and antioxidants, making it a popular choice for home remedies and natural beauty products.
The fermentation process breaks down the sugars in the apple cider into alcohol, which is then converted into vinegar by bacteria.
Apple cider vinegar has a wide range of uses, from weight loss to cooking to cleaning to skincare.
It is rich in acetic acid, which gives it its characteristic sour taste and also provides numerous health benefits.
For example, acetic acid has been shown to lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, and it also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Overall, apple cider vinegar is a versatile product with many uses. It’s dirt-cheap, so get yourself a bottle and put it to work.
How much weight can you lose by adding apple cider vinegar to your diet?
Ahh… the real reason you’re here. Let’s get to it…
One study cited by Harvard showed that after 3 months, folks using the ACV daily lost 2-4 pounds more than the people that didn’t use the ACV.
The reality is the amount of weight you lose will vary based on several variables.
If you blow by your daily calorie burn, you simply won’t lose weight.
Another variable in addition to your diet is the amount of physical activity you get daily. (This is called NEAT- non-exercise activity). If you’re sitting around watching TV, you’re obviously not going to burn many calories.
If you’re exercising daily and moving around running errands, walking the dog, and cleaning the house, you’ll burn quite a few calories, which will force your body to burn body fat as fuel.
And THAT is when you’ll truly lose weight.
So if you want to lose weight with apple cider vinegar, take it with water before each meal (helps you eat fewer calories), get on a regular exercise program- we have plenty to choose from, and get your non-exercise activity in.