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There’s a new twist on the trendy Apple Cider Vinegar Detox— one so powerful, folks report using it to speed off up to 57 pounds in two months. The secret: adding metabolism boosters like cayenne pepper, ginger and turmeric to a tonic that includes unfiltered vinegar and water. “It’s one of my biggest hacks to lose weight fast,” reveals diet coach JJ Smith, whose viral Facebook videos on apple cider vinegar (ACV) have gotten more than 18 million hits. Impressive science even has doctors excited. “Research shows that these drinks can help you lose significant weight without any change to your diet,” says Columbia University–trained nutrition expert Fred Pescatore, M.D. And if you do eat healthier, the spicy ACV tonics can “profoundly speed fat loss”
T ake it from Girosalee Hilliard. She was already using JJ Smith’s smoothie-based plan when she learned about cayenne-spiked apple cider vinegar tonics. The Arizona mom, 42, was skeptical at first. But, she laughs, “it seemed easy, and I’ll try anything once.” From the beginning, “I could feel it working. I was less hungry and I could feel my energy and metabolism pick up.” So twice daily, she began sipping a cayennevinegar combo— sometimes also adding lemon juice and stevia to make it tastier— and the number on the scale went down much faster. Girosalee dropped up to 11 pounds a week, shed 50 pounds in a matter of months and is down 60 pounds in all.
She’s not alone: When Julie Ethier, 41, teamed with her husband, Mike, and their friends Shawn and Stephanie
to shape up, they likewise made the new apple cider vinegar trick part of their regimen. So far, they’ve sped off about 40 pounds apiece. The Ontario mom doesn’t just drink her vinegar either. She loves turning it into salad dressing by whisking together spices, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. “Whether I take a ‘shot’ of vinegar or make dressing, it cuts hunger way down, so it’s easier to make smart choices,” she says. “I’ll keep taking my apple cider vinegar every day!”
These sips work slimming magic by…
Speeding fat burn A landmark study from Arizona State University revealed that acetic acid in vinegar slashes bloodsugar and insulin levels by up to 64% after meals. “Compounds in vinegar mimic the diabetes drug Metformin, but with none of the side effects,” says natural-health expert David Jockers, D.C., creator of The 30-Day Sugar Detox Challenge. Dr. Pescatore adds that if you stir cayenne powder or turmeric into your vinegar tonic, you’ll flood your body with antioxidants that have been proven to further improve blood-sugar control and insulin function. Since insulin is a hormone that drives fat storage and blocks fat burning, the healthier your levels, the more fat you can burn and the more weight you can lose!
Any spice that makes your mouth tingle contains compounds that create heat and boost metabolism—including turmeric and ginger, says Dr. Pescatore. The most potent: cayenne. A Japanese study revealed that eating it can help you increase calorie burning a full 30% for several hours.
Activating skinny genes
Choose “raw, unpasteurized vinegar with a cloudy look,” advises Dr. Pescatore. Why? That means the liquid—which is made from fermented apple juice—is loaded with “probiotics that help bolster strains of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract,” he explains. Studies show these beneficial gut bacteria actually activate genes that help us shed up to 10% of our body weight in 16 weeks without any other lifestyle changes!
Turning off hunger
“One study showed that drinking apple cider vinegar actually decreased total caloric intake by up to 275 calories over the course of the day,” notes Dr. Pescatore. The reason: When we have healthier gut bacteria, they “turn off” genes linked to junk food cravings. Also crucial: Apple cider vinegar and spices like cayenne and turmeric help prevent blood-sugar spikes that trigger intense hunger.
“This trend has a lot going for it,” adds Dr. Pescatore. “Give it a try!”