Can Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) really help you lose weight?
Recently a new twist on an old diet format has resurrected itself once again, a combination of the keto diet and the apple cider vinegar diet. Simply stated: there is no medical, scientific, or clinical data to show that of and by itself apple cider vinegar helps with weight loss. In fact, an individual’s stomach contains a very strong acid, hydrochloric acid, which rapidly breaks down any food and drinks into its basic components. This means that any ingested products, like apple cider vinegar, are quickly destroyed in the stomach and its effectiveness as a digestive or diet agent is made completely useless. But if you believe that it will help to motivate you and enable you to follow a reduced calorie diet, then it may help you to lose weight. However, be assured that if you lose weight on this diet you and a reduced calorie diet did the work, not the keto-ACV diet. If you don’t eat, especially any refined carbohydrates, you will transition into mild ketogenesis in about 8-12 hours. Your body does it naturally whenever you have metabolized your available carbohydrates and then start to burn fat. The result of fat metabolism is ketosis. Ketosis is the result of fat burning, not the cause for it. Thinking that apple cider vinegar causes weight loss is a myth, a misguided and dishonest fabrication.
As the Harvard Medical School Health Letter reports: “In all, the scientific evidence that vinegar consumption (whether of the apple cider variety or not) is a reliable long term means of losing excess weight is not compelling. If you are trying to lose weight, adding ACV to your diet probably won’t do the trick. If you read about a new diet (or other remedy) that sounds too good to be true, a healthy dose of skepticism is usually in order.” The study used by the ACV diet to suggest its use for weight loss also had the subjects eat 250 calories less each day while on the ACV diet. Just eating 250 calories less each day is about 2 pounds of weight loss per month. This is probably a major reason for any reported weight loss while on the ACV diet. However, wanting to believe in something that might cause weight loss may provide the inspiration and motivation to make any diet work. The ACV diet will make its promoters rich, but it will not make you thinner. When you want a safe and effective product that has been clinically tested, scientifically proven and medically validated to help you lose weight and keep it off, please go to: attenuatepro.com. Using Attenuate and AttenuSlim will help you to control your appetite and hunger and curb your carbohydrate cravings as you lose your excess weight. Peter Vash, MD, M.P.H.