Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 11:56 am

Apple cider vinegar has been known for generations as an effective weight loss aid

It is especially known to target belly fat and help you inch closer towards the flat tummy you want.

How Apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight

You can’t actually target weight loss

While many products claim to target belly fat and flab, according to Healthline, there is no evidence that spot reduction or targeted weight loss is possible. 

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Losing belly fat without losing fat overall is not likely unless you consider weight loss surgery and other cosmetic interventions. 

The science behind apple cider vinegar weight loss 

While some medical professionals and information sites like The Mayo Clinic dispute that apple cider vinegar has any role in health loss. 

Thousands of years of use and a study published in the journal of functional food have found that Apple cider vinegar is an effective appetite suppressant and can in that way contribute to weight loss. 

Although there is no empirical evidence that apple cider vinegar burns fat it has been found to reduce weight gain and have a positive effect on type 2 diabetes.

The apple cider diet

Although the apple cider diet to target belly fat is not very specific, only specifying that dieters are to take 2-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar diluted in water throughout the day, combined with a healthy diet, it may be effective. 

Apple cider vinegar on its own will not make you lose weight. Harvard Medical school warns that although the internet has countless apple cider vinegar success stories, simply adding the vinegar to your existing diet will not lead to weight loss. 

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