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How to Lose Weight With Honey & Vinegar

author image Brynne Chandler
Emmy-award nominated screenwriter Brynne Chandler is a single mother of three who divides her time between professional research and varied cooking, fitness and home & gardening enterprises. A running enthusiast who regularly participates in San Francisco's Bay to Breakers run, Chandler works as an independent caterer, preparing healthy, nutritious meals for Phoenix area residents.
How to Lose Weight With Honey & Vinegar
The best way to drop pounds is to commit to lifestyle changes. Photo Credit: Shutterwolf/iStock/Getty Images

Losing weight is hard enough without having to sift through all sorts of conflicting information. Most weight loss fads are not healthy, but there are a few that have a germ of truth to them. Honey and vinegar both contain properties that can help you lose weight, though they are not a miracle cure. According to an article called “Weight Loss Basics” on the Mayo Clinic website, “The key to successful weight loss is a commitment to making permanent changes in your diet and exercise habits.” Adding vinegar and honey to that will help, but they cannot do the work alone.

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Step 1

Staying hydrated is important when losing weight.
Staying hydrated is important when losing weight. Photo Credit: GYRO PHOTOGRAPHY/amanaimagesRF/amana images/Getty Images

Fill a 16-oz. mug or glass with water. Cool water seems to make the honey and vinegar combination easier to swallow, but you can use warm or hot water, too.

Step 2

Use unfiltered vinegar made from organic apples for maximum benefits.
Use unfiltered vinegar made from organic apples for maximum benefits. Photo Credit: Design Pics/Design Pics/Getty Images

Add 1 to 3 tsp. of organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. According to Dr. Edward Group at the Global Healing Center, the acetic acid in vinegar slows the rate at which your body digests starches, which helps regulate the blood sugar spike caused by eating them.

Step 3

Honey contains healthy probiotics.
Honey contains healthy probiotics. Photo Credit: villagemoon/iStock/Getty Images

Add 1 to 2 tbsp. of honey to your vinegar and water and stir it thoroughly with a spoon until the ingredients are well mixed. A 2006 research paper by Aly M. Ezz El-Arab, et al, published online at BioMed Central, concluded that honey contains probiotics, which keep the necessary bacteria in your digestive system healthy. This allows your body to process nutrients more efficiently. Honey also cuts down on the tartness of the vinegar.

Step 4

Drink one glass of water, vinegar and honey every morning, or every night before bed to help your body work more efficiently as you lose weight.

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