I’ve heard about amazing weight loss diet drinks and I have to be honest when I say that I never truly believed they could make much of a difference. However this year I started trying out an apple cider vinegar diet drink with absolutely astounding results. Now I swear by it!
This recipe that I used is not exactly like anything I found online, I researched different ways to make your own diet drinks and then concocted my own!
The first time I tried it I found it quite hard to swallow this concoction – it is not very palatable to begin with. I drank 1.5lt the first day and the next morning when I weighed myself I had lost a whopping 1.8kg… yes overnight! I went from 80.1kg to 78.3kg.
Obviously it can’t be all fat that just miraculously disappeared overnight,. I am sure a lot was water retention and other fluids but it was weight loss and very motivating for me. It was completely unexpected and since I have been struggling to lose weight for a few years now it is very welcome.
The second day of drinking this it went down a lot easier, I am not sure if I became more used to the taste of the drink from the second day onwards or if I was so happy with losing weight that I was whistling a happy tune while preparing my drink. I’ve come to realize that so much of my weight loss journey is about positivity.
I have been using this apple cider vinegar diet drink on and off for 2 months and I now weigh 73.1kg – a total loss of 7kg. Drinking this has not been the only thing that I have been doing to lose weight, but it has played a major part in it.
I will be sharing everything else soon, but for now here is my apple cider vinegar diet drink recipe that I have tweaked over time to fit my needs:
- one aloe leaf flesh (video to follow on how to cut aloe) or 1 cap full of aloe concentrate
- juice of one lemon or juice of half a grapefruit
- four tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- two tablespoons raw organic honey
- one teaspoon cayenne pepper
- add water to make up to 2lt
What I like to do before adding the water is blend the mixture with a hand blender because firstly the aloe is very gunky and no matter how hard I try to cut it up it would have lumpy bits in the drink. Blending it mixes the aloe in really nicely. Secondly blending it helped to mix in the cayenne pepper nicely and prevent it from clumping.
The first few times I made it I never blended it and had to drink down clumps of cayenne pepper which wasn’t very nice. Blending it mingles it all together and makes it more palatable.
I drink 2lt in one day. Don’t forget to give your apple cider vinegar diet drink a good shake before drinking it to mix everything up nicely. I don’t sip it slowly, I shake it , pour it into a glass and down it as fast as possible to get it over with. I find this the easiest method.
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