While I was searching for different household uses for vinegar (what can I say - I have a little free time on my hands.. lol), I found myself at http://www.earthclinic.com/. This is the MECCA of home remedies. And what did I find? A weight loss secret that really seems to work (according to over 120 testimonials on the site). Other home rememdies they suggested had up to 8 or 9 success stories, but 126 for plain ol' apple cider vinegar is astounding! Basically you just add 2 teaspoons into 16oz of water, and sip it throughout the day.
I read 7 pages of these testimonials, and you evidently have a better chance of losing weight if you are obese. Those who only had a few pounds to lose had a hard time losing it. However, those who didn't lose weight DID notice that they had more energy, decreased appetite, lowered blood pressure, "glowing" skin, and were recieving complements that they looked years younger! See for yourself! :)
So, I will be beginning this diet today, and I really encourage others to start it with me. Anyone care for a little friendly competition?? ;)
Btw, before you run to walmart and grab a $0.50 bottle of ACV, you need to actually go to a health food store and get raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, and make sure it has "the mother." I got mine from Earth Fare, and the only brand they had that had "the mother" was "Bragg" brand.
I don't know what "the mother" is exactly, except that the bottle says it "occurs naturally as connected strand-like chains of protein enzyme molecules..." It's supposed to be important, though.
Another thing you should know is that the vinegar can be harmful to the enamel on your teeth. Some people put a bit of baking soda with their vinegar to neutralize it, but earth clinic warns against this, stating that some people experience a bad effect with this. What you should do, though, is rinse with water after taking the vinegar. Don't brush your teeth immediately, though, because it can open the pores in your teeth, causing even more damage.
So, I guess that's that! I hope everyone that tries this has wonderful results! And if you do, please comment and let me know! Also, for those who want to join me in my diet, you may comment here, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org