This for me too, plus there's the whole excess acid thing, that mimics hunger. So yeah there's a lot of head games & physical ones too.
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Well that's only marginally helpful since humans are sophisticated creatures who can and do eat for many reasons that have nothing to do with physical reasons! When I can identify physical hunger, I can eat a little bit of really healthy stuff and be good. When I eat in response to other stuff, it's really hard because I want specific things and my mind, unlike my body, doesn't let up!
So I think it's just hard all the way around.
The ACV for whatever reason (vinegar itself or the ha*****anges it has inspired) has helped me but I realize it's not a magic pill AND I could totally be having the placebo effect!
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I tried it too. After the initial enthusiasm of thinking I had a new magic appetite suppressor, I regained my hunger and appetite.
The Bragg family has managed to create a lavish lifestyle for themselves by selling this vinegar. I still use it for salad dressing or anything that needs vinegar and is going to be eaten.
I keep a jug of white vinegar for cleaning purposes and a bottle of Bragg's for food purposes.
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I had similar results. No magic for me, either - but hat's off to anyone that finds it helps.
Like you, I keep a big jug of "cheap white vinegar" for cleaning purposes and a small bottle of high quality stuff in the cupboard, to cook with and dress veggies/foods with.
137 pounds lost - from a 24/26W to a size 8/10!
Your doctor likely does not "believe in the benefits" because science does not back up ACV's miraculous claims.
Nothing wrong with liking the taste of the stuff! I love a good balsamic, myself, especially on roasted veggies.
But if you're expecting the stuff to prevent heart attacks and clear your arteries, that's an entirely different story. :)