Losing weight is difficult and for millions of people who try almost any new diet plan that comes along, a cycle of failure becomes the norm. It is frustrating and many give up after numerous tries.
Apple Cider Vinegar has been touted as a remedy for many things as well as having the ability to assist in losing weight. But as with any diet plan, commitment, patience, time and eating sensibly along with a healthy exercise regime are vital components to the overall plan.
The Apple Cider Vinegar diet plan is no different and with some persistence can help you achieve your goal as well as having other health benefits. Apple Cider Vinegar contains acids, vitamins, mineral salts and amino acids all healthy elements for a healthy body. It is a natural detoxifier and full of antioxidants.
There are a few different apple cider vinegar diet recipes you can follow, all relatively similar. One method is adding 2 to 3 teaspoons of ACV to a large glass of water or juice before every meal. Diluting the ACV is important as it is highly acidic and is more palatable. Undiluted ACV can also damage the tissue in your mouth and throat. If you are having difficulty taking it even in diluted form, you can purchase ACV capsules from your health food store.
You can also add ACV to foods such as salads and salad dressings incorporating it into your meals if this is your preference. For salad dressings you could mix it with other oils such as olive or canola oils, mixed with crushed garlic, salt and pepper, and even some yogurt and honey. Use your imagination. Using it for grilling fish or chicken is another option.
In the process, there are other possible health benefits you may experience from the apple cider vinegar diet plan such as increased energy, which in turn builds more stamina for the exercise regime. Increased metabolism, suppressed appetite and decreased bloating are all benefits which will help in losing weight. It could even possibly help stabilize blood sugar levels, which in turn reduces the storing of fat in your body caused by insulin spikes.
Any diet plan requires commitment, and as stated before, this one is no different. Studies have proven to some degree that taking ACV does suppress the appetite, and there are other health benefits. Eating a healthy diet while engaging in the apple cider vinegar diet plan can work if you have the commitment and give it time.
If you want more information on an apple cider vinegar diet, you might want to read some of my other posts on the topic. You can also read more specifically on the health benefits of an apple cider vinegar diet in this post or on WebMd.