The apple cider vinegar diet has been popular since its conception in 1950 by a doctor named Dr. D.C. Jarvis. He hypothesized that the chemical properties of apple cider, primarily peptin which is a chemical that is said to inhibit storage of fat, can help in weight loss. The use of vinegar on the other hand has been conceptualized back in 1820, allegedly as a weight loss “miracle juice.” This tonic has yet to achieve the approval of dietary experts, but you can still try and see for yourself.
To start your diet using the apple cider vinegar diet, you can use this guide and utilize this formula for your weight loss plan.
- Prepare the vinegar juice. First, prepare your apples. Crush them and extract the juice. Add sugar and yeast to start the fermentation process. Second, you need to acquire special bacteria (check the Internet for more information) that would ferment the tonic further to achieve its vinegar taste. You can purchase a ready-made apple cider vinegar tonic from enthusiasts of this diet.
- Take 2 to 3 teaspoons before every meal. The effect of this tonic is to negate the fat producing enzymes that would act after taking your meal. Sip 2 to 3 teaspoons of your apple vinegar cider tonic. You do not need to take it in a single gulp. Because its taste is something that is somewhat undesirable at first taste, you can take one teaspoon at a time. Don't get more than three—it would have adverse effects on your stomach lining because of the strong acidic nature of the vinegar. If you do not want these hassles, you can opt for apple cider vinegar pills that are now available in the market.
- Don't eat too much. The effect of the apple cider vinegar tonic is never magical. You must always limit your food intake in the process so as to complement your weight loss program. Moreover, if you keep on in taking unnecessary amount of food, your intake of the apple cider vinegar would be in vain.
- Exercise daily. Again, to make the tonic's effects more apparent, you need to give effort through exercising daily. You must create a comprehensive fitness plan to burn fatter and consequently lose more weight.
- Don't take this diet if you have stomach illnesses. As mentioned before, because of the highly acidic content of apple cider vinegar, this diet would be absolutely inappropriate for people suffering from ulcer, chronic and acute gastritis and other stomach ailments. Taking this tonic would aggravate your condition. If you are not sure of the acidity level of your stomach, it would be advisable for you to consult your doctor.
If you are really planning to go for an apple cider vinegar diet, always remember that the tonic is never the principal factor in weight loss—it is only a supplement and catalyst to your weight loss venture. Don't entirely depend on it and don't take it in a dosage more than the recommended. With these guidelines heeded, you can successfully embark on a weight loss plan.