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    • suzyjane
    • By suzyjane 3rd Jan 18, 2:16 PM
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    Apple cider vinegar for weight loss?
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 2:16 PM
    Apple cider vinegar for weight loss? 3rd Jan 18 at 2:16 PM
    Hi
    Iíve read that if you have some apple cider vinegar with Ďthe motherí then it helps with weight loss. Apparently itís important to have Ďthe motherí ingredient in the vinegar. Intrigued I thought Iíd give it a go. I put about 30mls in a glass with water then glug it down as obviously itís very acidic and sour. I did this every day over Christmas and new year then yesterday I weighed myself. Iíd lost over 6lbs and hadnít really missed out on too many treats over the festive period. The vinegar was cheap and bought in a supermarket. Has anyone else tried this - have I found a great solution to weight loss?
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    • Ames
    • By Ames 3rd Jan 18, 2:57 PM
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    It's a pile of rubbish based on quackery. I first came across it on the my fitness pal forums months ago. The people there who know a lot about diet are incredibly scathing about it.

    Your loss was probably water.

    Sorry to be so blunt.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
    • suzyjane
    • By suzyjane 3rd Jan 18, 3:10 PM
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    Hi - thanks - itís good to get an opinion. I donít think it will do me any harm though to keep taking it. Normally like a lot of people I put a bit of weight on over Christmas and I probably ate the same amount as I do every year. I donít drink alcohol so thatís not a factor. But ....... I did loose weight after having the vinegar everyday. I think Iíll keep taking it - itís cheap and you never know - my weight loss might continue lol x
    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 3rd Jan 18, 3:30 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 3:30 PM
    Years ago when I had a skin condition and nothing worked, I read on a forum that taking cider vinegar with mother helped. So I bought some and was religiously taking it each day. After 6 months I gave up (pity I didn't lose weight in the process).


    My skin cleared up on its own after a couple of years anyway.
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 3rd Jan 18, 7:53 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 7:53 PM
    A.c.v
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 7:53 PM
    Hi
    Iíve read that if you have some apple cider vinegar with Ďthe motherí then it helps with weight loss. Apparently itís important to have Ďthe motherí ingredient in the vinegar. Intrigued I thought Iíd give it a go. I put about 30mls in a glass with water then glug it down as obviously itís very acidic and sour. I did this every day over Christmas and new year then yesterday I weighed myself. Iíd lost over 6lbs and hadnít really missed out on too many treats over the festive period. The vinegar was cheap and bought in a supermarket. Has anyone else tried this - have I found a great solution to weight loss?
    Originally posted by suzyjane

    I have been reading about A.C.V recently, supposed to have more health benefits than just weight loss. Where did you buy yours from please?
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 3rd Jan 18, 11:55 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 11:55 PM
    You can buy cider vinegar in virtually any supermarket. Tesco for example.

    My wife tried it for a while. It made no noticeable difference.
    Last edited by Gloomendoom; 03-01-2018 at 11:58 PM.
    ďNever argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.Ē - Mark Twain
    • Sharon87
    • By Sharon87 4th Jan 18, 2:03 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 2:03 AM
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    Well I read it's beneficial to your liver, and your liver does play a vital role in breaking down fats. So if your liver was overworked from Christmas, then it may help. I was thinking of trying it as they said it helps if you've had your gallbladder removed. Not sure how much weight loss quality it has, but to make your liver healthier it seems to be up there as one of the things to have.
    • Hoogle
    • By Hoogle 4th Jan 18, 3:06 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 3:06 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 3:06 AM
    Where as I do not believe it has any benefits to weight loss, I suffer from severe reflux on multiple tablets daily 6 months ago I tried taking a shot of A.C.V which made my Reflux a lot worse at first but now I hardly take any meds and rarely get acid reflux attacks,

    However the stuff I buy is quite expensive as the best possible effects come from organic versions and the best 1 on the market is available in quite a few places, the one i use is Bragg it is holland and Barrat at £6.99 a bottle but it is not as acidic as other ones but you can get it in their penny sale occassionally so 2 bottles for £7 a nicer 1 to drink as a shot is Bragg with the mother (both versions have it) and honey but the honey version is £11.99 for 475 mls
    • UKTigerlily
    • By UKTigerlily 4th Jan 18, 6:32 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 6:32 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 6:32 AM
    You can buy cider vinegar in virtually any supermarket. Tesco for example.

    My wife tried it for a while. It made no noticeable difference.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom

    Not with the mother tho, that is in places like H&B etc

    Why does everyone want a quick fix for weight loss? What is wrong with eating less & healthily & exercise? It could harm you to keep taking it, yes.
    • StaffieTerrier
    • By StaffieTerrier 4th Jan 18, 8:14 AM
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    Well I read it's beneficial to your liver, and your liver does play a vital role in breaking down fats. So if your liver was overworked from Christmas, then it may help. I was thinking of trying it as they said it helps if you've had your gallbladder removed. Not sure how much weight loss quality it has, but to make your liver healthier it seems to be up there as one of the things to have.
    Originally posted by Sharon87
    Online it talks about how apple cider vinegar helps to cleanse and detoxify the liver but that's the job of the liver and kidneys! It's all quakery.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 4th Jan 18, 8:24 AM
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    I use apple cider vinegar as an occasional hair rinse.

    Vinegar with the mother might be doing something to/for your gut bacteria. If you think it's helping, stick with it, but also keep up the keeping an eye on what you eat drink & do.

    Also consider "feeding" the mother to create more apple cider vinegar without having to keep buying & resupplying. (Very Greek, but I'd have to google the How!) Just like any fermentation process, for pity's sake keep it Clean lest you grown your own toxins.

    Best of luck!
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 5th Jan 18, 2:25 AM
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    Just be careful if drinking it neat to try to at least rinse your mouth with water afterwards. It is an acid and can cause damage over time if left on your teeth undiluted for too long or too repeatedly! The first thing you'd notice would be your teeth yellowing.
    • jeradon
    • By jeradon 5th Jan 18, 6:35 AM
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    ACV can suppress appetite, though the best method is to watch your calorie intake and regular exercise.
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