How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss


Scouting ways for natural and healthy weight loss? Well, you need to look no further than that bottle of apple cider vinegar in your kitchen. Diet trends come and go, but instead of following the latest diet mania that promises rapid weight loss, go for the stuff that’s been around for quite some time.

There is no shortcut when it comes to weight change – regardless of whether you’re looking to gain or lose weight. Any diet promising rapid weight change is inherently bad for your overall health, as you’re likely to miss out on your daily requirement of a variety of essential nutrients.

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Another reason that crash diets usually fail is that rapid weight loss often triggers mechanisms that make your body put weight back on as soon as it can. So when you take a break from whatever diet you’re on, the pounds start slipping back on while you helplessly watch from the sidelines.

On the other hand, apple cider vinegar (ACV) promotes a gradual weight loss that won’t have negative effects on your body’s health. ACV, quite like coconut oil, is one of those few natural ingredients that maintain the natural balance in your body while bringing about the weight change you desire.

But your effort will amount to nothing if you don’t establish a healthy regime that includes a nutritional diet and regular exercise. It is of utmost importance that you take care of your body’s daily nutritional needs and engage in at least 200 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week.

ACV can be incorporated into your diet in multiple ways. Take cues from some simple remedies detailed below on how to use ACV for healthy weight loss.

Method 1: Use ACV in Detox Drinks

Consuming ACV detox drinks is a very effective way to lose weight gradually as ACV helps flush the toxins out of your body. Such drinks also help prepare your skin for weight loss by keeping it healthy and nourished. Swap your regular fruit juices and lattés for these healthy drinks to lose weight in a healthy way.

A. Lemon Water ACV Drink

The benefits of drinking lemon water first thing in the morning haven’t been a secret for quite some time now. You can make a healthy ACV drink with lemon water as a base to induce weight loss.

A lemon water-based ACV drink will keep your metabolism humming throughout the day. Lemon and ACV also work as mild natural diuretics, which help reduce short-term bloating. This also helps release trapped liquids in the body, resulting in weight loss.

Besides improving the taste of the drink, honey will help keep your energy level up and prevent sugar cravings. Honey and cayenne pepper improve digestion and help curb your appetite. If you’re not used to having cayenne pepper in your drinks, start with a pinch of it and work your way up to 1 teaspoon as your tolerance level builds up gradually.

Things you’ll need:

things you need for healthy weight loss

  • Warm water – 1 cup
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed (natural diuretic) – 1 tablespoon
  • Raw, unfiltered ACV (natural diuretic) – 1 tablespoon
  • Cayenne pepper powder (improves digestion) – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey (curbs appetite) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Combine the ingredients

combine ACV, lemon, honye and pepper for weight loss

  • Add 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered ACV to 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to it.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey as well.
  • Finally, add in 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder.
  • Stir the mixture thoroughly.

Step 2. Consume the ACV drink 30 minutes before each meal

consume acv drink 30 minutes before meal

Consume this ACV drink 30 minutes before each meal of the day.

Continue regular consumption for at least 1 month before expecting results.

B. Green Tea ACV Drink

This drink provides you with the benefits of green tea as well as ACV. ACV helps reduce glucose levels in the blood. This will prevent sugar cravings, which often lead to binge eating.

Green tea boasts many health benefits, including weight loss support. The flavonoids and caffeine present in it speed up the metabolism, fat oxidation and help improve insulin activity. The amount of caffeine present in green tea is small, which makes it a healthy source of caffeine.

Things you’ll need:

Use ACV in green tea for healthy weight loss

  • Hot water – 1 cup
  • Green tea bag (antioxidants) – 1
  • Raw, unfiltered ACV (reduces glucose levels) – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon

Step 1. Make green tea

make green tea for weight loss

  • Dip a green tea bag into 1 cup of hot water.
  • Allow the tea bag to steep for 3 to 5 minutes, according to your taste preference.
  • Remove and discard the tea bag.

Step 2. Add ACV and honey

Add honey and ACV to green tea for weight loss

  • Pour 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered ACV into the green tea.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of honey to it.
  • Stir the tea to dissolve the honey completely.

Step 3. Consume the ACV green tea 3 times a day

green tea and acv for weight loss

Drink the ACV green tea 3 times a day to experience healthy weight loss.

C. Cinnamon ACV Drink

ACV contains beta-carotene, which helps break down and eliminate stored fat from the body. The vitamins, minerals, enzymes and organic acids present in the vinegar help speed up the body’s metabolism and prevent accumulation of fat.

Cinnamon imitates the function of insulin in the body and helps regulate your blood sugar levels. Cinnamon helps slow down the emptying of the stomach, leaving you feeling full for a longer period of time. It also helps you lose abdominal fat and increase muscle mass in the body.

Things you’ll need:

Cinnamon ACV drink for weight loss

  • Warm water – 1 cup
  • Cinnamon powder (imitates insulin function) – 1 teaspoon
  • Raw, unfiltered ACV (breaks down fat)– 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Combine the ingredients

Add acv and cinnamon to a cup of water for healthy weight loss

  • Pour 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered ACV into 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to it.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.

Step 2. Consume the cinnamon ACV drink 2 or 3 times a day

Cinnamon and ACV drnik for healthy weight loss

Consume the cinnamon ACV drink 2 or 3 times a day before your meals.

Method 2: Use ACV in Food

Add ACV to food for healthy weight loss

If you’re more taste-oriented and are unwilling to consume ACV drinks, you also have the option of adding it to your food. Not only it will add a zing to your food, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of ACV without offending your taste buds.

  • You can simply use raw, unfiltered ACV as a substitute for balsamic vinegar in salad dressings. You can mix it with olive oil, honey and your choice of herbs to make a salad dressing that’ll leave your taste buds tingling.
  • Raw, unfiltered ACV can also be used to marinate meat. Add your choice of herbs and spices to ¾ cup of the vinegar and let the meat rest in it overnight.
  • You can also add ACV to a variety of sauces and chutneys. A little vinegar can be added to soups for a zingy flavor.
  • Soaking legumes, beans and grains in raw, unfiltered ACV makes them easily digestible. Simply cover a pot of dry beans or legumes with water and add 1 tablespoon of the vinegar for each cup of the beans.
  • You can also use ACV as a substitute for lemon while making a homemade buttermilk substitute.
  • Raw, unfiltered ACV can also be used for making refrigerated pickles.

Tips

  • Never consume ACV straight, as it may damage your tooth enamel, throat as well as stomach.
  • If you experience frequent heartburn or acid reflux, consuming a lemon water-based ACV drink may aggravate the problem.
  • Avoid consuming ACV drinks on an empty stomach if it makes you queasy. Drink ACV concoctions only after you’ve had a light meal.
  • Raw maple syrup or stevia can be substituted for honey in the ACV drinks.
  • Don’t make the ACV drinks hot, as the high temperature will kill the probiotics present in the ACV.
  • Other teas that support weight loss and can be consumed with ACV include mint, oolong, rooibos, white, bilberry and lemon teas.

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