The vinegar and honey diet is fairly simple to follow, although whether
or not it will work for you is of course, not guaranteed. Different
people have their own experiences with diets, and do consider whether or
not you should first consult your physician.
Here you will find a recipe, instructions for undertaking the diet, and below, an alternative that hopefully offers the benefits of the diet, yet it will be much simpler to follow.
The vinegar and honey diet involves taking apple cider vinegar and
honey, usually before meals (sip slowly), as a means to help suppress
Why is it believed that this recipe works?
Apple cider vinegar contains pectin, which is a carbohydrate and is said to help the stomach feel full, hence staving off hunger pangs. This is why it should be taken before meals.
The acid in the
vinegar is believed by some to help break down fat, although this is not
proven, and though it sounds plausible, it is not an ingredient
marketed by the diet industry. If there was truth in it, you’d expect
companies to have found a way of presenting it to dieters in a more
pleasing format than having to drink vinegar!
It is also suggested that honey has some additional benefits for dieters but personally, I do not think these are significant – check out my page Honey And Weight Loss after you have read this page (a link is provided below). Primarily, however, it seems that honey acts as a sweetener, to ensure the taking of the apple cider vinegar is more tolerable.
If you would like to try the vinegar and honey diet, here is a recipe:
Vinegar And Honey Diet Recipe
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of honey
Approximately 230mls or 8oz of unsweetened grapefruit juice
Mix the ingredients together and sip before meals.
Is there an alternative?
Yes! You can easily cut out the apple cider vinegar and honey altogether, yet still gain the benefits of the pectin ingredient. After all, honey has many calories – read more on my page Calories in Honey (again, a link is provided below), and no matter how you sweeten it, apple cider vinegar might just be difficult to take for too long!
Instead, you could purchase a packet of pectin from your local grocery store. Pectin is an ingredient commonly used in jam making, so it’s easy to get hold of. It is flavourless, and so is easily mixed with fruit juice.
Remember, pectin is carbohydrate, and your body may need a little time to adjust to taking addional quantities of this compound. Do not take more than 3 teaspoons per day, and start with one teaspoon. Again, take it before meals to act as an appetite suppressant. Consider whether or not you need to seek advice from a physician.
So that's the Vinegar And Honey Diet! To find out more about honey, take a look at one of the following pages:
Honey And Weight Loss
More information about the use of honey in weight loss. I hope this provides a balanced view.
Calories in Honey
A break down of the calorific content of honey.
More uses for vinegar and honey!
Honey products vary slightly in nutrient content, however, this page provides a brief overview.
Honey Vs Sugar
Here is a detailed nutritional comparison of sugar and honey, complete with nutrional tables.
Health Benefits Of Honey
Are there the health benefits of honey real or is it just hype?
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