The Apple Cider Vinegar Challenge
Summer is here! As much as my stuff is super prepared to hit the beach, my body is still stuck in the Christmas holiday phase. YIKES. I guess I’m not the only one since my Facebook feed has recently been filled with a lot of diet / exercise posts.
As much as I wanted to take in supplements, I’m still a bit hesitant since I am still nursing my son. So, I searched for natural alternatives and found out about Apple Cider Vinegar.
Apple Cider Vinegar has a lot of benefits, from hygienic to health benefits, so I figured I have nothing to lose if I try this out. Once decided, I went to the nearest grocery store in our area and bought one.
Wescobee Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey, Php 332
An Apple Cider Vinegar is only effective if it is raw, unpasteurized, and unfiltered, which means all of it’s enzymes are still there. The most popular brand is Bragg Apple Cider Vineger, but it wasn’t available in the store so I bought Wescobee Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey instead. I’m not sure about the price difference, but Wescobee Apple Cider Vinegar already contains honey, so you don’t need to buy a separate one.
Now that I have everything ready, it’s game time! To prepare for this, I measured my starting weight and waist line. I’ll measure this again after a month for comparison, so stay tuned!
The ACV challenge
The recommendation for taking apple cider vinegar to lose weight, based on the work of Dr. Jarvis and others:
- 1 to 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar + 1 glass of water
- Drink before meals 3 times a day
Since I’m just easing into this challenge, I decided to have 1 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar + 1 glass of water in the morning. So what went in my head during the first 5 days? Read on:
Day 1: I don’t know what I did to deserve this. WHY AM I DRINKING VINEGAR? It smells weird. It looks weird. Just one gulp…
Day 2: So, mixing it in cold water really helped with the taste. I can really taste the honey in there. Good thing this one comes pre-mixed…
Day 3: This actually tastes good. It tastes a little bit like lemonade. Yes, it tastes good.
Day 4: Yes, I have learned to love this drink. I wonder if it’s just a change of heart or I was just reluctant when I tried.
Day 5: This drink is really refreshing! I can’t wait to have my next glass tomorrow!
The taste took awhile for me to get used to, but having honey included in the drink made it more tolerable. In just a few days of drinking Apple Cider Vinegar, I noticed the following effects:
Energy. It was refreshing to drink at the start of the day, and made me feel more “awake”. Not sure if it was the Apple Cider Vinegar, the honey, or the cold water, or even all of them, but I felt more energetic in the morning.
Cravings. One of the things they claim about Apple Cider Vinegar is that it curbs cravings. And you know what? It works! I noticed lesser cravings between meals. So I guess this has been saving me from calories. That said, I’m super excited for the month-end check!
Constipation. This was a surprising result since it wasn’t highlighted in the article that I read, but Apple Cider Vinegar helped with my constipation. It REALLY, REALLY helped. Because of this, I felt less bloated and lighter compared to my usual self. Wow.
Overall, I have only tried Apple Cider Vinegar for less than a week, yet I’ve been seeing amazing results. I haven’t confirmed the weight loss effect yet, but if it helps with digestion and controlling cravings, I’m pretty sure I’ll get good results after a month.
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Enjoy life. Cheers!