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I Lost Over 16 Pounds in 3 Weeks with This Surprising Drink

One woman claims she dropped weight fast with the help of apple cider vinegar shots.

Kaylyn Lewis is a social media influencer who lost a lot of weight and regularly shares videos about how she did it. In one viral TikTok video, she reveals that a certain drink helped her achieve her weight loss goals fast. "I have lost over 16 pounds in only three weeks, and I'll show you what I've been doing in my daily routine," she says in the clip. 

Kaylyn Claims That Daily Apple Cider Vinegar Shots Are Responsible for Her Weight Loss

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Kaylyn reveals that "apple cider vinegar shots every day," were a huge part of her success. "That has helped me lose weight so fast," she says. 

She Says ACV Shots Are Also Good for Gut and Skin Health

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Weight loss isn't the only benefit of ACV shots, according to Kaylyn. "Not to mention that this recipe is great for not only your gut and intestinal health, but also your skin health as well," she says in the TikTok. 

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Here's How to Make Her ACV Shot

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Kaylyn goes on to share her two week recipe. "I'm putting a lot more than I normally do for my daily dose or for my week dose," she explains. She starts with one cup of ACV. "I normally add one cup of aloe vera juice, but I'm going to do one cup of purified water for this batch because I'm almost out of my aloe vera juice," she continues. "Then you're going to add four tablespoons of lemon juice. Then you're going to add four tablespoons of ginger juice, and then you're going to add two teaspoons of turmeric and cayenne pepper. And last but not least, you're going to sprinkle some pink Himalayan salt and some black pepper," she says. "Himalayan salt is great. It has 88 of 102 minerals that our body needs and a lot of us lack different minerals. So we're going to just put a decent amount in there. And the black pepper also has great benefits as well. And it will activate the turmeric that's in here." Then, she mixes it up and takes a shot. 

Green Matcha Helps Neutralize the Spices

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"If this is too strong for you, you can feel free to dilute it with more water or aloe vera juice, whichever one," she says, adding that green matcha helps neutralize the spices. "If you take this shot and you like green tea matcha, drink some of this with some milk in it and it really helps. That was by far the easiest shot intake I've had yet. So definitely recommend a hundred percent," she concludes. 

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Here's What Science Says About ACV Shots for Weight Loss

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While many weight loss warriors claim ACV shots aid in weight loss, there is very limited research supporting it. ​​One study published in the Journal of Functional Foods which involved 39 adults found that those who consumed a tablespoon of ACV at lunch and dinner and cut 250 calories per day lost 8.8 lbs in 12 weeks – 3.8 pounds more than the other group who followed the same diet but didn't take the daily shots. Another study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry divided a group of 144 adults with obesity into two, half who drank a placebo and the other half,  one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily for 12 weeks. The group who drank two tablespoons lost close to 4 lbs at the end of the time period, while those who drank one tablespoon lost 2.5 lbs, and the placebo group gained weight. 

💪🔥Body Booster: If you don't like the taste of ACV, consider taking ACV gummies instead, the vinegar in supplement form. 

Leah Groth
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