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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 Verdict

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.

Interested with this challenge? Subscribe to my blog so you can see my progress!

Also, help cheer me on by leaving a comment below. I would really appreciate it. 🙂

Enjoy life. Cheers!


Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. 


  1. Roselle Carlos-Toledo

    Bragg is available at Healthy Options 🙂 This brand is always out of stock at the supermarkets. I know most of those who are into apple cider vinegar are after the weight loss benefit. Honestly, I’m getting curious with apple cider vinegar and I’ve been wanting to try but I don’t know if I can tolerate the smell and taste.

    10 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      I mainly chose to use Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss too, but I read on additional benefits so it helped me continue. Mine already has honey incorporated so the taste is more tolerable. I made my nephew taste it without telling him what it was. He thought it was lemonade with apple flavor. Tip for me is to use cold water so it lessens the taste 🙂

      12 . Apr . 2016
  2. Postcard Pretty

    I love organic and natural alternatives! Let us know how this went well for you after a month. I am a mom myself as well and it’s so hard to get rid of post-baby fat. I tried oil pulling last year and it also did me great wonders, I just got reminded of my alternative attempts when I read this blog post. Maybe I should try this too 🙂

    08 . Apr . 2016
    • Nina Sogue

      I’ll be posting an update in a couple of days. I haven’t tried oil pulling before. I’ll check it out 🙂

      27 . Apr . 2016
  3. Georgia

    I’ve never heard of apple cider vinegar nor of any of its health benefits but now I’m intrigued! The fact it curbs cravings is brilliant as I am a notorious grazer between meals! Good luck with the challenge!!

    07 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      Thanks Georgia! Actually, I encountered this when a friend shared its benefits on Facebook. It has A LOT, so it’s a super win 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016
  4. Dunja

    I tried it too, but it was too disgusting so i started drinking warm water with lemon instead, it boosts your metabolism and it tastes 100x better. Good luck with your weightloss, i can’t wait to see your progress 🙂

    07 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      I tried lemon before but it was too expensive on a daily basis 🙁 I mix mine with cold water so it lessens the taste. Have you tried adding honey to yours?

      07 . Apr . 2016
  5. SofarsoSabine

    I never heard about it, but it sounds great. The benefits with the constipation are a nice thing to add to the pro’s. So funny to see how you disliked it the first day and after five days you started appreciating the drink. I might try this, I’m not sure if I can buy this in Sweden?

    06 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      I’m not sure of the availability too, but it’s a common item so I think you should be able to find it there? Also, I guess I was just really hesitant to the idea of drinking vinegar. Once I was over that, I learned to appreciate the flavor. I love sour things 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016
  6. Charu Chhitwal

    Apparently apple cider vinegar has loads and loads of benefits. I personally cut some ginger and chillies and let them soak in vinegar for a day or two before serving it to the family. The love it and helps with digestion.
    Nice article though

    06 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      We also do the same, but we use onions instead of ginger. We usually use it as a dip for fried food. I didn’t know that the spiced vinegar helps with digestion though. I thought it was just ACV that does that. 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016
  7. stylewithtina

    Interesting! I would have never thought about this… I’m trying to lose weight the old fashion way, clean eating and exercising… I have been doing it for a few months now, but in the last week, have fallen off the wagon. I wish losing weight was so easy and not time consuming. I just love my sweets too much. 🙁

    Great article!

    06 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      I wish the same thing too! Eating is the BEST. My current exercise is just playing with my son. Other than that, I don’t have time for anything else, so I try to look for quick but safe fixes. Hopefully, this challenge turns out okay.

      07 . Apr . 2016
  8. Joanna

    I would have never thought that apple vinegar is good for weight-loss. Isn’t it too acidic to drink in on an empty stomach? I have stomach problems and I don’t know if it would help me. But I am searching for a solution to shred a few kilos, even if I work hard at the gym.

    06 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      I’ve read that it’s good for acid reflux. I also had a friend who shared that this used to be her remedy for the same. So far, it didn’t make me acidic when I drink it on an empty stomach. I’m not sure if it works for everyone but you can give this a shot. Or you can also consult your doctor 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016

    Apple cider vinegar has its health benefits. It is also good for people with acid reflux. It helps lessen the occurence or episodes of acid reflux.

    It would be nice to post also the back side so labels can be read clearly.


    05 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      I’ve heard about the acid reflux remedy too. ACV is really a great product since it seems to target a lot of things. Also, thanks for the feedback! I’ll update this soon to include the backside labels 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016
  10. Alison

    I am laughing at your week’s reviews of drinking it! That is so true! I am interested to see your results and see if it really does change your body. I like that you are already feeling some of the benefits from it! I am going to be watching you to see what you think about it after you are done to see if it is worth it!

    05 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      I’m posting an update soon, but sneak peak: I’m able to use my old pants now! <3

      07 . Apr . 2016
  11. msbolin

    Interesting. I read this once before and am very reluctant to try it myself. Good thing there’s apple cider vinegar with honey, I might try this Na rin. Thanks.

    27 . Mar . 2016
    • ninasogue

      You can buy the normal one and mix honey 🙂 I’m not sure if that’s cheaper though. I’m a fan of sour food / drinks so I got to appreciate this one. Basta cold water gamit ko, mas hindi matapang ung taste. Hihi.

      27 . Mar . 2016

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