17July2012 Had my first dose of ACV before dinner tonight!
(North Carolina, USA)
I put the date in the title so that everyone will know how old this post is when they wander here.
I am 46 years old, 5' 9" tall and as of weigh-in this morning 222.5 lbs. (I've gained 11 lbs since being laid off from my job 2 months ago)
I've struggled with my weight my entire life, and while I originally purchased ACV (with the Mother in it) a couple of weeks ago, I did not purchase it for the weight loss benefit, but for all the health benefits it offers.
But, as an aside, I will come back here and post my weight loss results and any other benefits I notice along the way.
A bit about my history, polycystic ovarian syndrome, previous diagnosis of hypertension (but previous weight loss of 70 lbs eliminated hypertension, but have gained most of the weight back so....it could come back at any time) and diet-controlled type II diabetes.
I am trying to change my way of eating and have been slowing decreasing my meat intake and increasing my fruit and vegetable intake. Also note that I have eliminated most dairy.
I drink a green smoothie for breakfast every day with 8 oz almond milk, 1/4 c of non-fat plain greek yogurt, 1 medium banana, 2 huge handfuls of baby spinach (and if I feel like adding another fruit, it's usually a peach or freshly frozen blueberries), 1 scoop of SuperFood green powder, blend it well and enjoy. It's very filling, and healthy!
The rest of the day I focus on fruits and veggies, both raw and cooked, and if I eat any starches like rice or bread, it would be brown rice and whole grain bread.
At the same time I purchased the ACV, I also purchased cold-pressed coconut oil, but have only used it once on toast in place of butter/margarine. It was good and had no coconut taste or smell (at least with the brand I purchased.)
I was apprehensive about taking 2 tsps of ACV with Mother in 8 oz of water because the thought of drinking vinegar repulses me, but diluted in the water was not bad. It was almost like drinking a tangy lemonade but without the added sweetener.
I'll keep you updated. I'll post next Tuesday what the scale shows and any other benefits.