Weight loss can be tricky, but having just one small dose of apple cider vinegar a day is enough to help slimmers beat the bulge.
Recently, studies have shown apple cider vinegar is becoming an essential part of many diet plans.
The sour vinegar is made by crushing and squeezing the liquid out of fermented apples.
As well as being praised by dieters, it is also a popular ingredient in salad dressings, marinades and chutneys.
In a study involving 175 obese people, those who swallowed one tablespoon of vinegar after eating lost 2.6 pounds over the space of three months.
Those who had two tablespoons lost 3.7 pounds over the same time period.
Apple cider vinegar also reduces the appetite and according to another survey, those who consume it daily eat 200 to 275 fewer calories a day.
The subjects noted the drink helped them feel fuller for longer.
The vinegar is thought to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, according to scientists.
But what is the best way to get this into your diet and how much should you be taking?
According to studies, drinking apple cider vinegar can help do everything from trimming the waistline to lowering cholesterol, so it has all-round health benefits.
Having between one and two tablespoons a day is enough to kick start your weight loss journey and it can be consumed in a number of ways.
To help mask the acidic taste, some people dilute their tablespoon in a glass of water.
For those with a sweet tooth, you can even add a spoonful of honey into the mix.
Of course, for the braver among us, the sharp tablespoon can be taken neat.
What is the one food you should eat in every meal to aid slimming?
There are lots of healthy foods we should be eating, but it is important that we include protein in every single meal, according to PT, Adam Murad.
Piling the plate with high-protein foods such as meat, fish and eggs, can help keep you feeling full and build lean muscle tissue.
If you are looking for a new diet plan to follow, this one is proven to be more effective than the NHS option.
A report claims that a combination of Total Diet Replacement programmes, such as the Cambridge Weight Plan, and some one-to-one support could lead to better weight loss results than nurse-led care.