Still, she says, ACV is fermented—and fermented foods can increase the good bacteria in the gut that are linked to healthier weights.
The fact that ACV-water tasted better to me than plain ol' H2O made getting enough fluids much easier. I was much more hydrated than I normally am, and yes, I was peeing more than usual.
I vowed to mix a couple of teaspoons of ACV into a glass of water (this makes it a little easier on your stomach) and drink it every morning for a month, as well as throughout the day when I could. I bought a big bottle of unpasteurized ACV (with “the mother,” a.k.a. the colony of beneficial bacteria, left inside), and set it front and center on my tiny kitchen counter to remind me to drink it every morning.
It’s been five months since I finished my ACV experiment, and I’ve stopped drinking it every day. (And, because you're all wondering, yes, my bathroom habits are back to normal.)
Celebs and apple cider vinegar diets go together like The Bachelor and helicopter dates: Kourtney Kardashian reportedly drinks ACV twice a day, Victoria Beckham downs it on an empty stomach in the a.m., and Hilary Duff swears by a morning shot.
A few months out, I still drink ACV occasionally.
During the month-long experiment, I was (TMI warning) pooping less frequently than normal. And my B.M.s were, err, bigger and more solid than I was used to.