The Truth about Apple Cider Vinegar for Weightloss
Alarm rings at 4:30am. I get off the bed, take out the dogs and go drink my apple cider vinegar "with the mother" concoction. I drank this religiously everyday, even before brushing my teeth.
It was all over the internet about how amazing apple cider vinegar is and how you can lose 10lbs with it within a month. I fell into the trend and wanted to be part of this phenomenon. I put aside everything I knew as far as fitness and nutrition goes to give this a shot. I was also on my first prep as an NPC athlete and I was getting desperate.
Well, lets just say the 10lbs were lost but not the reason your thinking. My GI tract just wasn't having it anymore and it was sure to let me know. I was constantly in the bathroom after every meal. I even thought I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome because the symptoms were pretty much the same. After, dealing with this for about a week, I consulted my uncle (he is a gastroenterologist). I told him how I believed to have IB and proceeded to give him my symptoms. He asked me what I was eating and as soon as I told him about my Apple Cider Vinegar on an empty stomach he proceeded to laugh. He said I was crazy for doing this and that it wasn't going to cause any weight loss but instead it is harmful due to the acidity.
I then decided to take it upon myself and do some research which is why I am writing this blog today. I know that the trend today is to drink apple cider vinegar. It does have some ingredients in there that are good for you but it definitely will not aid in weight loss. I think this is more of a placebo affect. People are drinking it thinking that it works.
Like I mentioned above, the ingredients that it has can actually aid in weight loss, however it is such a small amount that in actually doesn't do anything.
Folks, there is no magic pill out there that will help you lose weight in a short amount of time. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there are no shortcuts. We just have to eat whole foods and exercise the old fashioned way.