With ACV slow and steady wins the race!
(San Tan Valley, Arizona USA)
I started taking ACV 17 days ago, on January 16th, 2012 and so far I've lost 7.8 pounds. I started out taking:
2 teaspoons ACV + 1 tablespoon lemon juice + 8 ounces of water before each meal.
Now that I've eased into the taste of the ACV, I've upped the dose to 1 tablespoon ACV and now I take it before each meal AND before bedtime. The current recipe is:
1 tablespoon ACV + 1 tablespoon lemon juice + 8 ounces water
Just so you know where I'm at:
**I'm over 40 years old and have over 50 pounds to lose. Last Spring I started working out with my husband in the morning and riding my bike quite a bit and despite my clean diet and all of the exercise I wasn't losing any weight and I wasn't getting toned either.
Was it hormones preventing the loss? A lethargic Thyroid? Years of yo-yo dieting? Too much Chardonnay? I don't know but I was demoralized by the fact that I wasn't losing weight so I rebelled and started gaining more! That'll teach me won't it?
**I gave up sugar YEARS ago and I don't use artificial sweeteners in their place.
**I have not increased my level of exercise which is to say that I don't exercise at all. However, I did have the urge yesterday to do some cross-fit type exercises and I actually DID them! Before you applaud you should know that it lasted less than 10 minutes and I'm sore as all get out today but still...I did it. :)
**My diet could be considered Lacto-Paleo.
**I melt 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in just enough hot water to melt it and drink that before each meal as well.
The ACV that I use is Bragg's (because it's raw and organic; that's important). The EVCO that I use is from Nutiva though I've also had it from Tropical Traditions.
I hope this helps someone. :)