How to use apple cider vinegar for weight loss

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How to use apple cider vinegar for weight loss
Apple cider vinegar is derived from apples. (Martin Poole/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Apple cider vinegar has been touted for thousands of years as a folk remedy for weight loss with no known side effects. It is made from a double fermentation process of apples. It is unknown exactly how apple cider vinegar aids in weight loss, but it is thought that it helps someone feel "full" earlier when eating and prevents a rise in blood sugar.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Purchase apple cider vinegar that is not filtered, pasteurised or distilled, because that may destroy nutrients important to its weight loss properties.

  2. 2

    Start out slowly. While there are no known side effects of ingesting apple cider vinegar, you want to make sure you're OK with it. Begin the first day with 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar diluted in water. If you have no problem with it, then increase to 2 tbsp of cider in water the next day. Begin normal dosing on the third day.

  3. 3

    Take 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar before each meal. Dilute the cider in water, take it straight, or add 1 to 2 tsp of honey to make it sweeter.

  4. 4

    Continue to diet and exercise to encourage weight loss.

Tips and warnings

  • The weight loss is not sudden, it is gradual. Give yourself time and don't expect miracle results overnight.
  • You still must eat healthily and exercise in order to encourage weight loss.
  • This article is not intended as medical advice. For weight loss solutions, consult with your doctor first.
  • If at any time you develop problems using apple cider vinegar, stop immediately and consult your doctor.

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