With ACV slow and steady wins the race!

by Lorri
(San Tan Valley, Arizona USA)

That's me...

That's me...

French translation

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. :)



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Feb 04, 2014
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Just wondering...
by: vkelyn

Hi I was wondering can you just mix the acv with the vco and drink it together?
I also have been using the acv with the lemon juice and have been having horrible heartburn.
I have been mixing it in green tea. Now after reading your blog, I'm wondering if it's the organic lemon juice..hmmm TX!!!!

Jul 16, 2013
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bathroom breaks
by: Sherry

My main concern is having to run to the bathroom all the time. I work in the fast food industry and can't be taking breaks all the time. Can anyone help with my concerns?

Jan 16, 2013
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Hooray for raw ACV!!
by: Noni5

Hi Lori,
Thank you for the very inspiring story...

I recently started with raw organic ACV twice a day.
- I have noticed i feel full waay sooner than before.

- I seem to have more energy.

- After shampooing, my hair tangles up like a ball of yarn after a kitten happens to it. For the first time, that didn't happen! The comb went through and my hair felt soft! Wow.

- Raw coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids which are easy to digest and enhance satiety. Its a powerhouse when combined with raw ACV.

Oct 09, 2012
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Update?
by: lucky25

Hi Lorri, I was reading this page and wanted to see if you are still loosing weight?

Are you still taking acv and if not, why did you stop?
Can you please update us on this?

Sep 21, 2012
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Thanks so inspiring
by: Gabby

Today was my first day of taking acv, I've heard about the benefits before, my male best friend Started taking this one year ago, he exercised often but still he eats a lot and he's pretty thin right now.

I'm from Guatemala and in my country this product is not very popular, nor its benefits.

I wish I could get great results, thanks for sharing your story.

Aug 03, 2012
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EVCO
by: Anonymous

I was wondering about EVCO and ACV, I like to put a tbsp on my salad and also put some in my oatmeal.

I have been taking ACV in water for 2 days and have lost 2lbs already.

Also, I bought my EVCO at Trader Joe's. You could also try Swanson.com, make sure it is Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, the others are processed too much and it takes away the benefits.

Jul 20, 2012
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Why the evco?
by: Callie

I have read a lot about the benefits of acv but wondering what you know about the benefits of the coconut oil and what made you start that.
Thanks.

Jul 01, 2012
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Update Please
by: Cheryl

Hi Lorri,

I'm curious to see your results now that it's been another month.
I was also wondering if you've changed your routine at all.

Oh, and I've heard that using the ACV on a regular basis will eventually help with any aches or pains, but don't know if you had any to start with?

And it's also supposed to help with your energy level too. Has it helped yours?

Thank you

Jun 04, 2012
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Evco meaning
by: Mari

Evco ( extra virgin coconut oil)

Jun 04, 2012
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Evco
by: Linda

What is Evco?

May 26, 2012
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HI
by: Mari

Where do you find the extra virgin coconut oil? Can you provide me the brand or website where I can find it?

Sometimes I feel so upset because I have tried everything with no results at all !!!!!!

Hopefully will get your response very soon ...
Thank you

Mar 31, 2012
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Eating out
by: Anonymous

How do you handle eating out? Do you take the ACV and EVCO with you or take it before you leave?

Your story is so inspiring-- thanks for sharing it with us!

Mar 29, 2012
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more questions
by: Sue

Thanks for the update.. and congratulations on the continued weight loss.

I bought the ACV, but have not started with it yet. I'm a little worried about having heartburn or acid reflux from it. I'm also wondering if adding it to juice will change the benefits of it at all?

You have done a great job at losing weight. Have you changed your diet and exercise, or are you losing weight just as a result of drinking the ACV and EVCO?

Mar 28, 2012
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For Anonymous on March 11
by: Lorri

Anonymous - I'm sorry that I forgot to reply to you!! :)

I'm hot sure what stores you have in your area but if you've got a Kroger family store, you'll probably be able to find it there, in their Organic/Health Foods section. Barring that, any local health food store should carry it and as a last resort, you can always order it online. I use Bragg's Raw, Organic, Raw, Unfiltered ACV. :)

As for how quickly you will see results; that I can't answer. Everyone is different so it may start working right away, may take some time or may not help at all. That sounds really depressing, I know, but it's the only answer I've got.

Lorri

Mar 28, 2012
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UPDATE and Replies
by: Lorri

Anonymous with a headache:

I too had headaches for the first week to ten days and I attributed this to toxins leaving my system. I tried to ignore the headaches but they were nagging enough that I did finally take Ibuprofen.

cathylmft:

I'm so glad that you've gotten started! How are things going?

Sue:

Thanks! Have you started yet? How are you doing?

Rose:

Have you added the EVCO already? How is that going?

UPDATE - 03/28/12

I'm down another 3.4 pounds!!

Lorri

Mar 24, 2012
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Question on this diet
by: Anonymous

I started this diet a week ago but I have been getting a lot of headaches is this normal????

Mar 23, 2012
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ACV & EVCO
by: Doris

I think the combo is doing this.

Mar 15, 2012
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Day One!
by: cathylmft

I'm excited to start and hoping that I'll see results like yours.

I'm starting out with the ACV and perhaps will add the EVCO later...that one's going to take a little more bravery on my part!

Thanks so much for sharing your story...please keep posting!

Mar 13, 2012
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Amazing
by: sue

I stumbled onto this page desperate to find a way to lose weight. This sounds too good to be true, but I am going to give it a try.
Your results are amazing!

Mar 11, 2012
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Where to buy ACV ?
by: Anonymous

Where do you buy the raw and unpasteurized ACV ? in PA ?
How long will it be till I see some changes ?

Mar 09, 2012
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Keep up the good work!
by: Rose

You have such an inspiring story. Glad to see you're still doing well!

You have inspired me to add EVCO to my diet. :)

Mar 08, 2012
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UPDATE!!
by: Lorri

UPDATE - 03/08/12

Down another 7.6 pounds for a total loss of 21.8 pounds so far!

To Newbie: YOU CAN DO IT! :)


Feb 28, 2012
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Courage
by: newbie

Thanks for the updates!

I purchased the organic ACV a few weeks ago but due to my fear of the taste, I have yet to try it.

But my fear of not losing weight is stronger! So I will start my regiment in the morning!

Thanks so much for the motivation!!

Feb 24, 2012
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Brand
by: Lorri

To Anonymous,

The brand does not matter, but you want to make sure that it's raw (unpasteurized), unfiltered, and organic.

Lorri

Feb 24, 2012
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AVC Brands
by: Anonymous

Does the Brand of AVC matter??

Feb 23, 2012
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UPDATE!!
by: Lorri

UPDATE 02/23/12

It's been two weeks and I'm down another 4.2 pounds for a total loss so far of 14.2 pounds.

The routine has not changed:

Before each meal:
*1T ACV in 8 ounces of water
*1 ounce (2T) virgin coconut oil melted in just a bit of hot water

Before bedtime:
*1T ACV + 8 ounces of water

Loving the loss!

Feb 09, 2012
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UPDATE!!
by: Lorri

**UPDATE 02/09/12**

It's been another week and I'm down 2.2 more pounds for a total loss of 10 pounds in 24 days!

One change: I was starting to notice some stomach upset after drinking this 'tonic' and I suspected that it was the lemon juice so I cut it out and sure enough, no more tummy trouble. But...the weight loss continues!

The new recipe is:

1 tablespoon ACV + 8 ounces of water before each meal and at bedtime. Still taking 1 tablespoon of organic, extra virgin coconut oil melted in water before each meal as well.

I've noticed that my appetite is shrinking and I'm not sure what to attribute that to. Is it the ACV? The coconut oil? A combination of them both? Either way, I'm eating less but feeling fuller for longer.

So far, so good. :)

Feb 04, 2012
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Good job!
by: Anonymous

Keep us updated on your progress!

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