This is a step by step guide on how to lose weight with apple cider vinegar. You’ll learn about why apple cider vinegar works for weight loss and more importantly, learn how to use apple cider vinegar to lose weight.

But first!

The first thing you’ll need to know is how apple cider vinegar helps with weight loss

Apple cider vinegar has a lot of benefits like detoxing your system and improving your hair. One of the biggest reasons why ACV is so popular is because it can help you lose weight.

How does apple cider vinegar help you lose weight?

You should first know that there isn’t a ton of research that has clearly found that apple cider vinegar will make you lose fat. If you have a scan around Google, you won’t find much.

There simply hasn’t been that much research into it yet. But apple cider vinegar and weight loss has grown tremendously in recent years, so hopefully there will be more studies done.

The most promising and concrete news of ACV and weight loss is a study done by the Journal of Functional Foods, where they found that apple cider vinegar reduced blood glucose levels.

The participants who drank 1 oz of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water had lower blood glucose levels compared to participants who didn’t drink ACV.

Lower blood glucose levels means less storage of fat. The reason the apple cider vinegar drinking participants had lower blood glucose levels is thought to be because the acetic acid in ACV blocks the absorption of starch. And when you limit the digestion of starch in your body, you are also limiting your body from storing fat.

Which means ACV can help you shed weight. In a nutshell, apple cider vinegar interrupts the breakdown of starches that you digest, which means less of it will go into your blood stream as blood glucose, and if it’s not in your blood stream, it cannot be stored as fat in your body.

You can look at it like eating and not gaining weight (though it’s not as straight forward as that).

Prevention noted a few other studies that support apple cider vinegar’s weight loss properties. Heres a quote from them below:

A few other studies back up the theory: Consuming two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before eating a bagel and juice was shown to reduce blood sugar spikes in a 2009 Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism study, while Japanese research published that same year associated vinegar consumption with lower body weight, BMI, weight circumference, and serum triglycerides.

In a nutshell, research shows that apple cider vinegar can help lower blood sugar levels. If you know anything about losing weight, and if you’ve read virtually anything about losing weight, you’ll know that keeping blood sugar levels low is the KEY to losing weight and keep it off for good.

Another thing I haven’t mentioned yet is that apple cider vinegar makes you feel fuller. If your stomach has that full feeling, you’ll be less likely to over eat. So ACV can really help you reduce the amount of calories you eat, which of course will help you lose weight and keep it off.

Should you drink apple cider vinegar? Is it ACV safe for weight loss?

If you don’t have any problems drinking or digesting acidic foods, then I say go for it! Apple cider vinegar itself is healthy and safe. ACV has many benefits beyond helping you lose weight, so it’s great to have in your diet anyways.

If your big goal is to lose weight, incorporate apple cider vinegar in your diet and track your results. Pay careful attention to the first few days you are using ACV. You want to make sure you aren’t having and adverse side effects. It’s not likely you will. ACV is regular ingredient like so many other ingredients that most people have no issues with.

How to use apple cider vinegar for weight loss

The easiest way to lose weight using apple cider vinegar is to drink that baby! I know the first time I tried apple cider vinegar I spoon fed it to myself. It tasted pretty gross but it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. If you can tolerate the taste, then spoon feeding it is easy as pie.

The other way to get apple cider vinegar in your diet is to use it in your cooking. I prefer to drizzle vinegar on top of my foods and not cook it too much if I don’t have to. My main way of getting vinegar in my diet is to create my own salad dressings. I’m a huge fan of vinaigrette dressings, and ACV is the perfect ingredient to get my dressing that zing flavor!

Below, I’ll get into how to drink apple cider vinegar, and make delicious apple cider vinegar recipes.

Organic apple cider vinegar for weight loss

Before we get into apple cider vinegar recipes, I need to tell you something really important.

BUY ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!!!

Yes, I had to all caps and bold that!

Stay away from cheap processed apple cider vinegar. Your goal is to lose weight and get healthy right? Then you need to buy organic apple cider vinegar. The real stuff.

When you buy apple cider vinegar, look at the bottle and make sure it says “organic” and “mother” on it. Mother is proteins, enzymes and bacteria that is good for you. Real apple cider vinegar will be unfiltered and full of this good stuff.

Organic ACV is still not that expensive anyways so it won’t break the bank. You’ll be doing yourself a huge favor buying the best ACV you can find. A good organic bottle of apple cider vinegar will cost you around $5-$7. Absolutely worth it!

Braggs apple cider vinegar weight loss

So Braggs has one of the most popular organic apple cider vinegar on the market. You can check out their apple cider vinegar on their website here.

If you don’t know what apple cider vinegar to buy, then go with Braggs. Very popular and very good stuff.

There’s a ton of stuff on the internet specifically about Braggs apple cider vinegar weight loss.

Here’s a few Youtube videos of users who are using Braggs apple cider vinegar for weight loss. These videos share apple cider vinegar weight loss success stories and results:

I always get a kick of how different people are in the world. The videos are from people who have had a lot of success with Braggs apple cider vinegar and they review the product and how it helps them lose weight and get better health.

Drinking apple cider vinegar to lose weight

Below, you’ll learn about drinking apple cider vinegar. It’s painless and easy. All you need is some ACV recipes and tasty drink ideas, and you’ll have no problem losing weight with it. If it tastes good, it goes down good. And that’s all that matters!

Apple cider vinegar weight loss recipe & drinks

The easiest way to get ACV in your diet is to drink it. You can drink it directly by spoon feeding yourself or you can make a tasty drink and bottoms up.

Making a good apple cider vinegar drink only requires a few ingredients. Basically, you want a sweetener to combat the taste of vinegar. There are a bunch of sweeteners you can use. I love organic honey the most!

I’m a drink guy and I love cocktails, so here are some excellent apple cider vinegar weight loss drinks to try:

1. Warm Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinammon

2. Green Tea Apple Cider

  • 1 cup green tea
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 slice ginger

3. Cranberry Apple Cider

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp cranberry juice
  • 2 tbsp raw honey

4. Smooth Orange Cider

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 slices oranges
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

5. Pineapple Apple Cider Blast

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

And if you need more apple cider vinegar weight loss recipes, Pinterest is a great place to look for them.

Apple cider vinegar dressings

My favorite way to including ACV into my diet is to make dressings with it. I keep it simple. I simply add ACV with olive oil or avocado oil. That’s it! If I want a different flavor, I’ll blend in cherry tomatoes, honey mustard and/or garlic. That’s it. No need to get fancy. These few ingredients is all you need to make delicious apple cider vinegar dressing.

How much apple cider vinegar do you need to lose weight?

There isn’t a magical number that says this is how much apple cider vinegar you need to drink in order to lose weight. However, drinking 2oz to 6oz of apple cider vinegar per day for weight loss is a reasonable amount and it’s where I would start.

You’ll want to keep track of how much you drink and what effect its having on you.

I had a look around online for side effects of drinking apple cider vinegar, and besides the people who have problems digesting acetic foods and liquids, it really looks like the main reason people can develop issues with apple cider vinegar is when they consume too much of it.

a few oz of ACV per day is very reasonable and shouldn’t cause you any problems. But of course, if you notice anything weird happening to you, like your teeth start to hurt or you get heartburn, then stop drinking ACV.

apple cider vinegar for weight loss and health

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When should you drink apple cider vinegar?

You can drink ACV anytime throughout the day, however, it could be beneficial to have it with your meal. Since ACV helps make you feel fuller and since it can disrupt your body ability to digest starched properly, it makes more sense to drink ACV when you eat if your main goal is to lose weight.

Apple cider vinegar weight loss pills

Guess what? Apple cider vinegar doesn’t just come in liquid format. Surprised? Probably not. There seems to be pills for everything these days.

Apple cider vinegar pills have the same properties as liquid. It’s just way easier to swallow and take no matter where you are. Imagine bringing a bottle of ACV into work lol.

Apple cider vinegar pills are more expensive than their liquid counterparts. But overall, they aren’t too pricy. Just make sure to get the natural organic stuff.

You can buy apple cider vinegar pills online. Amazon has a huge selection. I like this one here.

Apple cider vinegar weight loss results, reviews, and success stories

I mentioned earlier that there hasn’t been a ton of studies about ACV’s role with weight loss. But there are a bunch of people online who have shared their success stories losing weight with apple cider vinegar.

I posted a few Youtube videos above. The first woman talks about her weight loss success with apple cider vinegar. If you didn’t check it out yet, have a look at it.

But here are some more Apple cider vinegar reviews and weight loss results from people around the internet:

So I think that’s all I wanted to say about apple cider vinegar.

Do you have any questions about losing weight with apple cider vinegar? Hit me up in the comments below.

-JM

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