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Apple cider vinegar

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MrTrebus · 03/10/2018 17:59

I've recently spent 2 hours chatting with a stranger.

Totally normal everyday middle aged man and he said he's started having 2 tablespoons morning and evening of Apple cider vinegar with "mother (thats an ingredient I don't mean drinking it with his mum) in a glass of water morning and evening and he's lost 5kg in a short time.

No change of diet otherwise and no added exercise. So I've ordered a bottle of the right stuff on Amazon for £6 to give it a go. AIBU? was he BU? does it work? Am I grasping at straws with my 4 stone to lose?!

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FTFF · 03/10/2018 18:04

I tried this, oh god it was awful!
I nearly spewed every time I drank it and it gave me god awful heartburn! Think I managed a week before I gave up and I only lost 2lb!
I was using it alongside slimming world so that was a rubbish loss. It honestly knocked me sick 🤢

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CutesyUserName · 03/10/2018 18:08

Please don't fall for this bullshit. It's an absolute myth. It's nice as a salad dressing but has absolutely no magical weight loss properties.

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MrTrebus · 03/10/2018 18:08

I've got an iron stomach so hoping that will help. To be honest if I lost 2 pounds a week with out a diet change otherwise I'd be happy. I eat healthily but don't do enough exercise so hoping this will tip the scales?

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Chillsmultiplying · 03/10/2018 18:10

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MrTrebus · 03/10/2018 18:12

Haha thanks Chills I'll do that!

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YetAnotherUser · 03/10/2018 18:15

If some complete stranger told you he's lost 5kg by shoving frankfurters up his arse would you take heed?

Probably not.

I cook with apple cider vinegar all the time (it's great for sweet n sour!), not noticed any miracles yet...

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MrTrebus · 03/10/2018 18:18

Good and valid point. My point was actually that he had no reason to tell me this and wasn't some kind of MLM sales person or diet fanatic he just mentioned he was doing it because his brother did it who needed heart surgery and I questioned him further. He had no reason to lie or over egg it.

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PositiveVibez · 03/10/2018 18:20

There is a woman I work with who has a drink every day of cider vinegar, pink salt and water.

You can see her wincing every time she takes a sip and our cupboard fucking stinks of the shite.

Something to do with losing electrolytes 🤣

Absolute bullshit.

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DoYouLikeHueyLewisandTheNews · 03/10/2018 18:24

I give it to my dog for his yeasty ears. I’ve seen an improvement (more so than the tablets from the vets). I did try it when it first arrived as I’d heard it’s apparent weight loss properties but I’d rather be chubby or go on a diet then neck it again. My dog doesn’t mind the taste but hasn’t lost any weight!!

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DolorestheNewt · 03/10/2018 18:26

Also often touted (taken with honey and preferably diluted with water to protect teeth) as an anti-inflammatory for those with rheumatoid arthritis. Colleague swore that her symptoms improved, but possibly placebo effect. I believe I'm right in saying that at the time of writing there's no scientific evidence to support theory that it's anti-inflammatory, only anecdotal evidence.

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Menalight · 03/10/2018 18:33

I think its good meant to be very for detoxing and for reducing stomach acidity. I drink it from time to time, I shut my eyes, gasp and swallow.

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TheFormidableMrsC · 03/10/2018 19:08

You could try a product called Honegar which I mix a tablespoon of into hot water a couple of times a day. It's much gentler. I have used it for a long time as I find it keeps bloat at bay. It may of course be a placebo effect but it's pleasant to drink and keeps my caffeine intake down!

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PeakedTooEarly · 03/10/2018 19:13

Drink it warm with honey through a straw. I like it. The idea is that despite it being acidic it digests alkaline and a lot of people swear by it for health and reducing arthritis pain and inflammation.

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DoraJar · 03/10/2018 19:20

I love apple cider vinegar and use it for lots of things (including for cooking, every morning with warm water as a drink, rinsing hair, cleaning etc ...) - never heard of weight loss and think might have noticed after using for 20 years (though I’m not overweight!)

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doublethink · 03/10/2018 19:23
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SpoonBlender · 03/10/2018 19:52

It's just another fad nonsense. If it actually worked, people would be swarming over it.

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IdahoCrow · 03/10/2018 19:59

I use it as a dressing for raw vegetable coleslaw to prevent glucose spikes when I eat later on, when I'm in a certain state of play medical-wise. It does help with that.

And as a cat repellent. Which probably tells you all you need to know about the smell and taste.

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Eliza9917 · 03/10/2018 20:34

You need to give up all wheat/yeast etc too. It works because it kills the bad candida in your gut so helps your digestion work better.

Or something along those lines when I researched this a long time ago.

You also need vits c & d for weight loss as well. And maybe the b vitamins, b12 especially.

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missymayhemsmum · 03/10/2018 20:40

Trying it again for joint pain. If you mix it with fizzy water you can almost pretend its a spritzer with very cheap wine.

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Furrycushion · 03/10/2018 20:44

How could it reduce your stomach acid? It is acid. That's why it rots your teeth.

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findyourbacon · 03/10/2018 20:49

I tried this for 2 weeks every morning - it triggered some nasty IBS type symptoms. And I lost no weight at all. Funnily enough I stopped taking it!!

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Eliza9917 · 03/10/2018 21:00

It can give you stomach pains etc at first while it clears your gut but if you stick with it you should see benefits.

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Furrycushion · 03/10/2018 21:04

Honestly, it doesn't clear your gut! Well, not in the way you would wsnt!.

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PickAChew · 03/10/2018 21:10

It's supposed to be good for your gut biome.

It gives me the shits.

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Dontfeellikeamillenial · 03/10/2018 21:12

I don't understand about 'mother'??

What's the actual recipe? Straight cider vinegar?

How odd

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