From 311 pounds down to 216 pounds with the help of ACV

by Anonymous
(Story translated from French)

French translation

Hi, everyone,

When I was 15 years old, I weighed 311 pounds… unbelievable! That period of my life has been the most difficult one I had to bear. I underwent a program followed by my doctor and a professional dietitian specialized in nutrition for months with no results.

Weeks later, I decided to take matters in my own hands.
I was almost 16 years old. I decided to do my training and my own diet.
Here is what I did:

- 5 jogging sessions of 5 -15 minutes a week
- 2 - 3 liters (68 - 102 oz) of water a day
- well balanced meals each day, always eating good food
- a snack every 2 hours (bananas, small cookie, but often one apple)
- before each jogging session, 1 tablespoon of organic ACV

I lost around 100 pounds in 7-8 months without the help of a doctor or a professional.

Before starting ACV, I was losing an average of 10 pounds a month with this regime. But when I added ACV, though I was eating the same and doing exactly the same exercises, I lost 15 to 20 pounds a month. How about that for a coincidence? Lol!

I have shortened my story quite a bit but here it is to say that with perseverance and determination, it is possible to lose weight.

Though I have no idea why but apple cider vinegar and raw apples have helped me a lot. In addition, taking some green tea helped reduced the jogging cramps. Here again, I have no idea why it worked but it worked.

So, I lost up to 105 pounds. Afterward, my weight increased a little but it was from muscle development. I finally stabilized at about 216 pounds.

When I was 311 pounds, my body fat % was 53%.
When I reached 216 pounds, my body fat % was down to 14.9%, which is considered athletic (the normal or standard reading is around 21%)

Apple cider vinegar is magic. After a jogging session, I am drained out of my energy but taking some apple cider vinegar reenergizes my body.
Weird thing, but it is what it is.

So, when I am extremely tired following a jogging session, I take one tablespoon of ACV and that really helps.

As I have always felt, “Where there is a will, there is a way!”

If you have any questions or comments you would like to share with me, please do so by clicking on the “comments” link below.

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Sep 14, 2014
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

(Translated from French)

Thank you for freely sharing your lifestyle and for giving us all the advice.

I have 100 lbs to lose and I've tried organic apple cider vinegar and I found it bitter. I did not exercise and I really did not care since I was losing weight.

It helped me to go to the toilet but since I stopped, I regained the weight because I was not paying attention. But thank you for your beautiful testimonial.
Tomorrow I'll buy some organic apple cider vinegar and go buy some vegetables and fruit and I'll start to do your routine.

I will return to report my progress, thank you again A +.

Jul 22, 2012
one question
by: Gabrielle

When you say I took 1 tbs of acv before each jogging session did you take it straight or with water?

Jan 22, 2012
Are you a nutritionist now???
by: E.C.

AWESOME! You're looking great!

Congratulations! I have always been a healthy and athletic 5'7" 140lb female but after my baby was born 9 months ago, I had an emergency surgery -- I feel almost like I weigh over what I did when I was preggers (210+)!

I went jeans shopping and when the size 16!!!! didn't fit me I decided not to buy any jeans. I bought a bottle of ACV today instead. I am SOOOOO inspired by your regiment! I love the "5 brief jogging sessions" bit. I am a VERY busy Mom but even I can jog 5-15 minutes - heck I can give the baby a ride to remember in her stroller :) I don't do a lot of cardio because I have joint problems but I can muster 5 minutes of pain.

I am looking forward to reporting back in a few months, I'd like to be a size 8 again!

Nov 23, 2011
What kind acv
by: Anonymous

What kind of acv did you use? Does Heinz work?

Nov 20, 2011
ACV and Teeth
by: Dental Manger

DO NOT brush with ACV. It wears down the enamel of your teeth.

I take ACV daily but I dilute it in water and drink it through a straw. I immediately rinse my mouth. It is horrible for your teeth! It is amazing for the rest of your body though!

Oct 23, 2011
by: Anonymous

I am truly inspired by your story and will use the ACV that I have sitting on my counter!

I've always heard so many benefits on ACV but never am able to stick to anything. I'll definitely be back to give testimony of my weight loss on the ACV!

Jan 25, 2011
by: Anonymous

This story is amazing I am going to buy the ACV on my lunch break today lol I can't wait!!
I have been eating healthier and exercising but I def need a little boost to shed these pounds!! Thank u soo much for ur story.

Jun 27, 2010
With Patience
by: Akima

(Translated from French)

Because of my weight, I have health problems and I saw that your weight really dropped.

I am going to tell you the truth. I weigh 121 Kg and I am 1.63 meters tall.

I know that is too much for me. I'm 37 years old and I would really like if you could help me by describing to me what you actually eat.

As far as apple cider vinegar is concerned, I just bought some. I would like you to tell me how to take it. I am married and have 4 kids.

I am Moroccan (and) I live in Morocco.

I hope that you can help me.

Thank you in advance and may God protect you!

Mar 19, 2010
wow congrats to you
by: Anonymous

Hi , wow you look great.

I am gonna try it and will let you know how I did OK. Got to loose about 40lbs of baby fat,,, baby is 2 yrs old.:)

Thank you for your inspiring story...

Nov 15, 2009
by: Anonymous


Thanks for sharing your truly inspiring story.

Please let me know how you took your ACV. Was it with water or without and how many tablespoons did you take.
Can you also tell me the brand.


Oct 26, 2009
It's coming...
by: Dee

I saw this story before and it really motivated me.
I started my ACV diet again for 2 weeks now and I coupled it with workouts every morning. The scale is not moving but my belly fat is gone and I'm so happy with it...

I don't eat a lot anymore and I've started to despise fatty foods and junks just like that. I can roam around fast food, staring at the pizza and everything, but not crave for it.

I eat 2 apples a day for snacks, one in the mid-morning, and one in the middle of afternoon and I love apples so much now that I can trade all soft drinks for it.

Thank you so much. I'll keep on posting my progress.

To those who want to lose weight out there, I know how it is when you realize your favorite clothes don't fit anymore... Just start now and let's keep it up and not give it up...

Cheers to everyone!

Oct 25, 2009
Thanks for the PUSH!
by: Churryl Kimple

I have only 35 lbs to lose and I feel horribly about life and myself. I can't stand to look at myself! Know one understands exactly how I feel on the inside when "I" see what I look like on the outside. I know my potential and after 3 kids this weight needs to go.

I lost 17 lbs and then somehow gained it back...I don't overeat at all! If anything I don't eat enough. I know my metabolism has slowed down and slowed me down with it.

I thank you for your story and congratulate you on your motivation.
I am going to the store tomorrow to get the ACV and start as you did.

I wish you luck in all that you do! You have what it takes in life to become who you choose!

Stay positive.

Oct 09, 2009
Wow... I wish I had your determination.
by: Dee

I really want to lose weight because I think I look older than my age with my weight.
I need to shed 34 pounds ASAP.

I used ACV before for 3 weeks but didn't see any change at all so I gave up. Now I'm back on it but no motivation.

After reading your story, I now decide that no more giving up this time and I think I have to move back to my old workouts which I kept nicely on the shelf.

Thank you so much for your story ...

Sep 21, 2009
I am Motivated
by: Mel


I too was inspired by your story. I am weighing 200lbs and I really want to lose atleast 40lbs. I am planning on starting the ACV too. I beleive your story and I an really motived by it. I am health issues that if I lose weight my condition will improve. I have hormal imbalance and the Doctors told me if I lose weight and improve my diet things will be different.
Thanks for sharing

Sep 15, 2009
very inspiring
by: julie

OMGSH!! Your story is truly inspiring!! congrats on your weight loss!! Ive been taking apple cider vinegar for 3 days now and it sounds crazy but I can already till a difference in my body!! I really believe this stuff works... thanks for your wonderful story and God bless!!

Aug 18, 2009
by: Shannon

I'm only 105 lbs, but I'm taking ACV to curb my appetite and boost my energy level so I can focus on running and working out without the exhaustion setting in during early afternoon chores.

I just wanted to tell you that you look amazing! With your muscle tone, you don't look like you ever weighed 300 lbs.

You were smart for deciding to lose weight while you're still young. With your will and determination, you'll go very far in life!

Aug 04, 2009
by: Anonymous


That sure is one tough thing to stay on for so long, but you're quite the inspiration and from your story I think my small amount of 30 pounds will come off in a flash!

Thanks for such a positive post and hope your doing great!

Jul 02, 2009
No More Bleeding Gums!
by: Anonymous

For a long time I had gums that bled when I brushed my teeth. There was a build up of tarter on them. I poured a little apple-cider-vinegar on my toothbrush to brush and within a few days the tarter was gone, the bleeding had stopped, and no... my teeth are not yellow.

Thanks for all the encouragement about weight loss. I'm going to give that a try!

Jun 22, 2009
by: Cloe Ran

I don't feel I have the same determination as you to exercise or to change my eating diet.

I'm not overweight or anything but I'd like to lose a few kilo's if I could.

I've started the ACV diet but HOW did you get the determination and motivation to change your entire eating and exercise plan?

Please tell:

Apr 29, 2009
I am impressed with ACV
by: Anonymous

I am currently taking thyroid medication, "Synthroid". I am bloated and my knees feel very stiff.

I noticed this girl at work loosing weight. She told me it might be because of ACV.
I tried it that very day!
Within 3 days, my joints felt perfect and I could actually kneel down without feeling like groaning.
Now, after a week, my bloating is history!



Oh and your appetite will definitely behave.

Apr 14, 2009
hoping to lose weight
by: nicole

I am struggling with my weight.
Your story has inspired me.
You look great.

Mar 19, 2009
Answer to ACV side effects
by: Rejane

(story translated from French)

I have been using ACV for many years and my teeth have not turned yellow.

In any case, warns us against taking ACV straight:

1- we should dilute it in water.
2- then we should either eat or rince our mouth with water or brush our teeth.

Mar 19, 2009
side effects
by: Anonymous

I read an article that prolong use of ACV will cause you teeth to yellow, is this True?

Mar 19, 2009
Great story
by: Anonymous

Your story is inspiring even without the ACV :o)

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