As I mentioned in the post prior, after some considerable time of whether I should tell the world the details about the benefits of this cocktail, I decided to share my experience, so that it can be beneficial to others as well.
I have been using this Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail on a regular basis for about 3 years now. There were a few times where I was away from home for some time and times where I would forget to bring it along and skip the daily dose of it. That is totally ok when done infrequently. But as with success in anything, consistency is key.
So, why I have so actively used this cocktail?
The benefits I experienced, of course. During my last two pregnancies, I developed gestational diabetes and had to stay away from consuming carbs as much as possible. That was very hard for me with the major sweet tooth that I have.
After a couple month of post-delivery, I noticed that high-sugar sweets had an effect on my blood sugar levels like they never have before. So, to combat that and lose some pregnancy weight I used crash diet I posted earlier to fall within normal BMI (Body Mass Index) range. It really lowered my weight and blood sugar levels. By losing all those extra pounds it helped my body to tolerate sugar much better.
But how do you keep the weight off? I received a huge amount of questions about that. Of course, by consuming this cocktail on a daily basis. Choosing to eat whatever your eyes see and expect to lose hundreds of pounds is not gonna happen. This cocktail boosts the weight loss with healthy eating and regular exercises.
So, what exactly does Apple Cider Vinegar do for your body? A glass of this cocktail in the tummy before meals helps acetic acid in the vinegar turn on genes that trigger enzymes that break down fat preventing from weight gain.
I’ve experienced that on myself. It not only prevents me from gaining weight, but it also helps me slowly lose weight. That means after being on the crash diet I switch to this cocktail consumption on a regular basis and I keep losing weight eating regular healthy food. If you add regular exercise too you will be very successful. It does works! Yes, this is hard work and takes a lot of self-control to stay motivated.
The crash diet (in which I removed diet sodas and fake sugars consumptions the doctor allows in the book and replace them with plain berry water, and use natural sweeteners in drinks like tea or coffee) is another cleansing system and I’ve used for over 15 years after each pregnancy, which answers another question I’m asked often: “You’ve had 10 children and look at least five years younger than your real age, how do you do it?”
Yes, thank you! That requires a lot of self-control and hard work. While crash dieting is super hard to do, I’ve experienced that losing weight was not its only benefit. It also serves to detoxify and flush your digestive systems with the mix of processed and junk food regularly put in it. After your body readjusts to cleaner eating, you begin to notice many different benefits: energy, vitality, healthier skin and much more.
Every diet and exercise are not easy. Being consistent is even harder and requires lots of patience! So, if you’re going to diet, it’s good to really give your body a break from having to digest things it wasn’t meant to, it’s worthwhile giving it a near-fasting kind of break and use very little to no processed foods. Your body will thank you.
I strongly believe that to look younger and stay healthier our bodies need detox periods, breaks from regular food consumptions to flush chemicals and toxins out either by liquid or crash diets. Another very healthy and beneficial things in our life are fasting. I’m planning to write a more detailed post on it sometime later as well.
Fasting is not only beneficial to our spiritual, but physical life too. During this time, you only consume distilled water resulting in many chemical and toxins to be flushed out as well. You can do this fairly easily one day (24 hours) out of each week. Your body becomes lighter, the face becomes brighter, and your smile becomes wider! 😀
Once you begin to detox your body your stomach shrinks, which allows you to become full of just a small amount of food (even grass-like food [spinach] will make you full). Another interesting thing that happens is that your taste buds repel toxic food. I mean, you develop such a taste for natural, real food that your taste buds, and your body, ceases to find the processed food tasty or enjoyable. Trust me, speaking from experience; soda will taste like sugared diesel and doughnuts will taste like sweetened lubricant mechanical grease. That’s how I usually describe it to my kids.
Listening to your body is a huge thing to be successful in developing and maintaining healthy living habits. My stomach always tells me if I eat something that I shouldn’t have or have a portion that is too big. Usually, I feel fine if I eat a piece of cake (in moderation) that is made at home with the cleaner ingredient, as well as all home-prepared meals I’ve done myself. But sometimes you do crave the old stuff you used to enjoy, right? If I get a hankering for a nice burger and fries from a restaurant, then I have to run home and get this cocktail down to ease the digestion process. My body just won’t process this meal without painful consequences without assistance.
8 oz. (240 ml) – water
1 tbsp. – Apple Cider Vinegar the “Mother”
¾ tbsp. – 1 tbsp. – raw organic honey (I get honey from beekeepers)
1. Combine water, apple cider vinegar, and honey in a glass cup.
2. Stir it all together. Let the cocktail sit in the glass, it will take a few minutes for the honey to dissolve (the colder the water the longer it will take for the honey to dissolve). Stir it well again and enjoy.
Drink one glass of Apple Cider Vinegar Coctail twice a day 5 minuets before meal. I recommend drinking it before the heaviest 2 meals of the day. In my case it’s before lunch and dinner. If your stomach is too sensitive to this cocktail then drink after your meal.
Daily servings of this cocktail should not be included in the daily water amount your body needs (which is calculated one ounce per pound of your body weight) to stay healthy.
If you have never used ACV in your diet I would suggest starting slow. Jumping to 2 cups of this cocktail a day right away may be too hard on your stomach and intestines as well. I recommend starting with half a portion and gradually increasing to a full cup of this cocktail per meal and go up from there.
I’ll be honest with you, if my meal was a hamburger with fries then I increase the ACV intake from 1 tbsp. to 1 ½ tbsp. to help in fat and chemicals break down. My body is used to its assistance in digestion and this rarely happens, but I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re a beginner.
One thing to note: I have never used this during pregnancy or breastfeeding. I couldn’t tell you how it feels then, but I would NOT recommend doing anything different than normal either. Talk to your doctor or nutritionist if ACV consumption is ok for you before you start implementing Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail into your diet. Our bodies work differently and what worked for me may not work for you. Again, use your judgment and listen to your body. Be well and happy, my friends!
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- 8 oz. (240 ml) - water
- 1 tbsp. - Apple Cider Vinegar the "Mother"
- ¾ tbsp. - 1 tbsp. - raw organic honey
- Combine water, apple cider vinegar, and honey in a glass cup.
- Stir it all together. Let the cocktail sit in the glass, it will take a few minutes for the honey to dissolve (the colder the water the longer it will take for the honey to dissolve). Stir it well again and enjoy.
As always, keep safety in mind first. I have to give you this legal health disclaimer: I am not a physician, registered dietitian or medical adviser and will not hold any responsibility surrounding your decision in this or any other life regime change. It is between you and your doctor to determine if this diet is right and/or safe for you.
Therefore, if you implement this or any diet or exercise information, you are doing so at your own risk. By using information in this post, you agree to these terms. Also, important to remember: consumption of Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail may have different effects on everyone, I cannot guarantee any personal results. I respect your safety and wellbeing first and foremost; please be responsible, and safe.
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