You know it as a great addition to salad dressings; you may even use it as a core ingredient in some of your beauty DIYs. But, did you know that drinking apple cider vinegar is a great way to lose weight? Wait, what?

Vinegar is said to be a weight loss miracle that looks at the problem holistically, but what’s better is that it gives you a long-term solution to the problem. Here’s how it works.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) taps into many physiological elements that contribute to weight loss:

  • For starters, it acts as an appetite suppressant. When consumed, it helps achieve the state of satiety a lot faster.
  • It controls one’s blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar is stable, it’s much easier to stick to your diet and eat only when your body needs it.
  • It prevents fat accumulation.
  • It detoxifies the body and helps boost metabolism.

Now, if you want to add ACV to your diet, here’s what you must do:

Drink a mix of 1tsp ACV and 1 cup water once a day. Over time, increase the amount of vinegar per serving, and the frequency of drinking. Your ultimate goal should be to have a mix of 2tbsp vinegar in 1 cup water, three times a day.

To kick-start the metabolism and influence the feeling of fullness, it’s best to drink it about an hour before your meal. As an addition to your pre-meal serving, some also suggest drinking it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.