Monday, February 4, 2013

Cut The Bloat

Happy Monday my lovely friends!!
I hope your superbowl weekend was a blast!! I know mine was and I'm soooo feeling in this morning.

After all the chips and guac, chicken wings, and pizza I just know that everyone is rocking the elastic waistband today!
I want to share with you my secret to cutting that bloat. It's weird, brace yourself..but it's been proven and I can tell you from personal experience it works! I've got my mom and best friend doing it now and  they will tell you it works too. Ready?

Apple cider vinegar.

What I do is before a meal, take a glass of water and mix in 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
Weird right? On a scale of 1-10 on how gnarly it tastes, I give it a 4. Definitely tolerable.

Curious about the science behind it? Here is the basic idea:
The acidic environment in your stomach helps you break down food efficiently, but sometimes your stomach isn't as acidic as it needs to be. Drinking this right before a meal creates an ideal pH for a ton awesome results! So here is the break down:


  • Cuts that bloated feeling after eating
  • Helps you digest your food better
  • Helps your body will absorb more nutrients from your meal
  • Helps your body use fats instead of storing them
  • Maintains a healthy pH level
  • Makes you a little fuller, so you won't eat as much (portion control!!)
Make sure that if you're going to do this that you buy the raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. It has the most nutrients and you will get max benefits out of it. I like the brand Bragg and also Trader Joe's has a good one.
Try it, and let me know. After one week of this I saw drastic changes to my midsection.

Do you have any tricks I should try?? I'm always looking for something new :)


  1. I've done this before, but I never knew the benefits of drinking before a meal. My grandma says it helps your immune system so I drink it if I feel like I'm getting sick. it's good to know the science behind it now :)

  2. That is really interesting. I haven't ever heard of that before. We have tons of Apple Cider Vinegar laying around since I use it in a lot of my gluten free baking. I'm going to have to try this.

  3. This is so interesting but I have to ask is it hard to drink? Like is it gross tasting? I am such a baby when it comes to stuff like that