Weight loss can be achieved in many ways. Some dieters may opt for a structured plan like the low-carb keto diet, which recently saw one man lose 10 stone. Others may choose to change their meal plan like TV chef Gordon Ramsay, who lost 3st 8lbs by eating smaller meals frequently. Alongside diet and exercise, apple cider vinegar has also been found to aid weight loss. A cupboard staple, ACV has been around for a long time. It has been used for the killing of pathogens, including bacteria, and was traditionally used for cleaning, disinfecting, treating nail fungus, lice, warts and ear infections.
Of recent, slimmers have been adding the drink to their diet, with the drink said to aid weight loss.
Does it really work?
Multiple studies have found apple cider vinegar to be effective when it comes to weight loss.
A study of obese rats found the drink not only reduced the store of belly fat, but stopped them from gaining fat as easily in the first place.
In a similar study published in the US National Library of Medicine, scientists found the drink also helped slimmers burn more fat by speeding up their metabolism.
The acid has a lot of advantages, including lowering blood sugar and decreasing insulin levels, according to healthline.com.
On top of this, it has properties which can help burn fat, suppress the appetite and even stop people from gaining weight at all.
How much do slimmers need to drink to lose weight?
In order to see fast weight loss results, dieters should stick to drinking two table spoons of the acidic drink daily.
A study of 175 obese people asked them to take either one or two teaspoons of the drink each day for a three month period.
By doing this, the dieters all noticed themselves slim down, and those who had one tablespoon a day shifted an average of 2.6 pounds.
Slimmers who had two tablespoons a day saw an increased average weight loss of 3.7 pounds, meaning drinking it at least twice a day could speed up results.
Some may prefer to dilute the drink in water or use as a salad dressing to make it easier to stomach.
Drinking water has also been shown to speed up weight loss results.
Within ten minutes of drinking water, the resting energy expenditure of the body increases by up to 30 per cent.
A group of studies published on the US National Library of Medicine revealed overweight people who drank one to one and a half litres of water a day managed to shape up.