Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet - How to Lose the Weight

Good morning to you,

I have noticed that a few of us who have been trying this diet for weight loss purposes have not been seeing the results that are desired early on. I want to encourage you that you're taking a step in the right
direction and also give some tips that might help to lose the weight as desired.

A "Spot" on My Finger

Last December, I got a cut on my finger that did not heal right due to me procrastinating on cleaning it out the first week or so. Well, when I got around to cleaning it, it didn't respond, but instead it grew hard, and then black, and then the black began to spread under my skin, so that it was not healthy skin.

So in April this year when my finger and hand still ached, I went online to find cures for skin cancer, because I did not have any health insurance, and I found Black Salve. As the product suggested, if it was cancer, then it would puss up and form an eschar and my healthy skin would push the cancerous skin out. Well it did that. To my horror, and comfort, the unhealthy skin fell out.

I met a woman with a doctorate in natural medicine who gave me instructions on how to deal with cancer in my body and I began taking her advice. The reason I am telling you all this is because I was desperate to get my health back, and within 2 weeks, I lost 15 pounds and felt so much healthier. This is what I did.

Avocado and Strawberry Spinach Salad
Green Diet

I had to take drastic measures to get my health back, so I stopped eating all sweets and meats and began eating only raw and cooked vegetables with olive oil and coconut oil, as well as nuts and beans. For juices, I would do only 100% juice.

Black Salve Bloodroot Pills

Along with applying the black salve, and afterward, keeping vaseline on the skin, I began taking the bloodroot salve pills internally to do an internal cleanse just to protect me from getting any internal spread if the spot was cancerous. The pills can be used as a detox cleanse if there is no cancer, but if there is, it can actually help the body to heal itself. So I took that 3 times a day with food. I don't recommend using the Black Salve pills for weight loss purposes. This is just what I did because of my need to detoxify my body behind the cancer threat.

Vitamins

My immune system, as my advisor told me, was very low, and needed to be repaired. So she prescribed to me a vitamin regimen that could help me regain my strength.

25 Amazing Benefits of Vitamin C
3 - 1000 mg Vitamin C - 3 times a day = 9000 mg/day!
1 - Vitamin B complex 100% pill - 3 times a day
1 - Vitamin A or Beta Carotene pill - 3 times a day

Taking these, I had to eat a lot of raw vegetables, so to make it fun, I would order vegetable-only sushi at the Publix seafood section, and try to make different types of salads.

Also, I would try frying the vegetables lightly in olive oil and sea salt and black pepper. This raw vegetable diet is much easier in the summer.



Joined a Gym


I joined a gym and began working out on the elliptical machine 3-4 times a week. The first two weeks of this diet and the gym habit were miraculous. I went down a pant size and lost 15 pounds. I have been feeling much healthier since that time frame.

Here is a good gym locator you can try: http://www.anytimefitness.com/find-gym


The Baking Soda Drink

I drink the baking soda drink 3 times a day:

1 glass of water
The juice of 1 full lemon
2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1 round tablespoon of baking soda

I've been using Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar lately, and it tastes delicious also.

The Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

1/2 cup of organic coconut oil per day
3 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar per day
Some exercise
Anything else I decide to eat

Determination

I have found that when we are determined to get results that there is nothing that can get in our way. We will stop at nothing to make happen what we want to see happen. We find the money, we find the time, we get the clarity, we focus.

It's like:

"Even if I have to stop eating junk altogether, or make myself eat what I don't want to, I am going to weigh _____ by _____ date and wear a size ____ by _____ date."

So to all who are reading this and need to get off those pounds I pray for you the determination to get the results that you want, no matter what. "For with God nothing shall be impossible." - Luke 1:37.

My Finger

As for my finger, I have acquired health insurance and allowed them to biopsy my finger the other day, so I am praying for good results. Perhaps writing this blog today will help me to stay focused and keep up with the dieting and exercise.

Weight Loss

As for weight loss, it is much easier to start small and work our way up, but more of a challenge to blitz it out and do everything needed to make it happen with guaranteed results. I challenge you to press for the results, and get healthy. We are all sick and tired of being sick and tired, it's time for a change.



Thanks for reading my blog, hope to see you on Facebook :)
My Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet Facebook Group
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet - How to Make Soda Water at Home

Hello to you and salute to those who seek a healthy lifestyle.

For a great cleanse that will help alkalize your system, you can make soda water at home and mix it with your apple cider vinegar. All you have to do is take a glass of water, the juice from a whole lemon, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar. Drink it 3 times a day just like that.

Instructions

To make this cleanse drink, here are the steps:

1) Get apple cider vinegar, 1 lemon, baking soda, and an 8 oz. glass of purified water. (I tried Bragg's this time, by recommendation. Its actually pretty good! ;) )


2) Squeeze the lemon into the water.


3) Pour 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar into the water.


4) Add 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda.


5) Stir it up.

6) Drink.


Voila! Homemade soda water with lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar.

For Your Studies

Researching the power of alkalizing your body, I found this really great article about a study done on baking soda usage and how it helped get people free from kidney dialysis after regular usage.

http://drsircus.com/medicine/sodium-bicarbonate-baking-soda/sodium-bicarbonate-baking-soda-kidney-cancer

Special thanks to Mrs. Mary Ashley of Quitman, Ga. who gave me this recipe to help me heal naturally, it has changed my life.

I hope this blog has helped somebody today. Have a great day!

~Precious




































Saturday, March 8, 2014

New Year, New Baby, Ready to Start the Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet!!!

Hello :) it's good to be back and blogging again. Hope that you are doing well today :)

Kaden Joshua Justice W-G
Well, my newborn son just turned 2 months old, so about 3 days ago, I decided to get serious again with the coconut oil and apple cider vinegar diet. I have a new lifestyle working and going to school, and nursing the baby, so I have to get fit.

I started taking the coconut oil 2 tablespoons morning, mid-day, and nighttime before bed. I have seen a significant change in my metabolism, going from feeling "forever hungry" to feeling like I have eaten when I haven't yet eaten. I feel like my body is getting "well-oiled" and toxins are exiting my system also. It is a very liberating experience! This morning I got up and fed the baby, and after I took my coconut oil and apple cider vinegar and my prenatal vitamins, I ran in place for 50 minutes non-stop and felt rejuvenated afterward! It was awesome. I feel Great. That's why I want to share this with you.




Here is the regimen:

1/2 cup of organic coconut oil per day
3 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar per day
Some exercise
Anything else I decide to eat

It's so simple and yet it works. I just had a baby and felt like I was retaining so much weight. The coconut oil and apple cider vinegar combined are excellent candida killers.

This website talks about all of the horrible effects that excess candida has on the body: http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/how-to-overcome-candida-naturally

One of the times in life that a woman's body is likely to have excess yeast (candida) is after having a second or third child. Candida causes one to retain weight, and it can be draining also.

Needless to say, I feel great. Walmart has organic coconut oil by Spectrum for $6.98 a bottle now, and you can stock up and let it cleanse your system. I promise, I haven't been feeling like exercising that much until today. Today I feel like I can really beat this weight.

I told a friend of mine about this diet and he lost 16 pounds in the past 2 months and went down a pant size. I asked him to post on the group so that everyone could hear it from him, so maybe we will get his testimony soon.

My goal is to lose 35 pounds, that is, I weigh 185 (my new baby weight) and would like to get down to 150. So tonight, after the sun goes down, I will go to Walmart and buy a scale to track my weight. I am excited about the days to come. Ready to be nice and slim for the summer! Hope you will join me :)

Have a blessed day and if you want to be involved with others doing the diet, feel free to join the Facebook group and you can like the Facebook page too and add cool input. It will be fun to reach our goals together :)

See you tomorrow :) ~Precious


Friday, January 18, 2013

Day 25 of my Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

The promo pic for the Catalysts 4 Christ video shoot
Good morning! It's my 25th day on this diet, and I am feeling great! Just last night, we did a concert for our group Catalysts 4 Christ's very first music video, and I was jumpin' and hoppin' all over the stage... (it's Rap music). I literally had a blast and my energy endured even after the concert, for a long time!

I slept well and woke up this morning, and my body was a bit tired, so I took the 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water and chased it with the 1 cup of fresh water, and I had a little energy. Then, I made some cream of wheat and hot tea and had 1 tbsp of my coconut oil for the day. Already I feel energized and ready to work, and I have cooked half of dinner for the evening also. I got a lot of compliments about having slimmed down since I had had our 6-month-old daughter, and am happy to note that I actually lost 3 pounds finally this week haha! Finally tipping the scale in the right direction... :)

The coconut oil and apple cider vinegar diet is this:

1/2 cup of organic coconut oil per day
3 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar per day
Some exercise
Anything else I decide to eat.

OK, so today I have a few tips for those trying the diet (especially if you're having a difficult time with it).

1) Try the coconut oil it with orange juice.


If the tea takes too long to boil for your coconut oil and you have to rush out in the morning or something, just get a spoon of coconut oil and use orange juice (or your favorite fruit juice) to chase it down so it will be quick and you will get it in your system. It will melt later on in your tummy and within 30 minutes your body will feel the difference!

2) Use more or less oil.



No worries if you do not use exactly 1/2 cup of oil. If you get just one tbsp of it in your system per day, it will still help your body to kill candida and assist the body's metabolism. If you need extra energy, use extra spoons of oil. The more oil you use, though, the more energy you will have. That can be good or bad. If you are very tired, and you use it, you will still sleep.

*The coconut oil only assists the body by helping its natural processes. It won't throw off your sleep like caffeine would. You will sleep better, though, and wake up more refreshed.

3) Exercise.



If you want to slim down quickly with this diet, I definitely recommend some regular exercise. My first 20 days I did regular housework and some projects but it didn't make me "lose" weight, I only trimmed down. However, my close friends actually lost weight earlier on in their coconut oil and apple cider vinegar diet simply because they made the effort to do cardio, Zumba, and aerobic workouts that would help them to slim down and strengthen their muscles.

At first, we feel lethargic and are out of the habit of working out. But after some time of having so much extra energy, the desire to be more active rests in and one simply "must" exercise. I have found that this diet helped change the way my body feels about exercise. It's not as difficult anymore to get started or to break a sweat. The coconut oil and apple cider vinegar also have been helping me with my dancing, I feel more flowing and free when I move.

4) Try apple cider vinegar alternatives.



If the ACV is disgusting to you, there are other ways to get the great benefits of apple cider vinegar in your life. Try the pills, or even the pre-mixed drink as a supplement. The key is to get it in your system and let it purify you from the inside out.

For your reading pleasure, I found a book about money (everyone needs to know about money, especially when you're dropping dress sizes and need a whole new wardrobe!!!):



Have a blessed day! See you again soon :) Here's to a healthy life!





Sunday, January 13, 2013

Day 20 of my Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Me and the family at Olympic Park
This diet has been fulfilling and awesome. To be able to start doing something for my body that makes it healthier and see my friends prospering in it too is more than a Christmas gift. Thanks for everyone who has been supporting me! I actually am the same weight lol. I don't know why. I had been lifting weights and toning and slimming down, but when I got on the scale today at Mama's house, my weight is exactly the same!!! Maybe it's because I just ate a huge bowl of food and I "pigged out" at a barbecue earlier today. I knew I should have weighed myself empty-stomach lol :)

However, since I have been feeling healthier, I won't change the diet. I'll just exercise more this week than last week. There's nothing wrong with doing a little bit more. This week, I will try one of the Zumba videos each day and I'll let you all know which one I chose. It's incredible to me that I feel so much lighter on my feet and desirous to work out compared to 20 days ago. My sentiments are that I am on an upward curve.

Here is the diet:


1/2 cup of organic coconut oil per day
3 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar per day
Some exercise
Anything else I decide to eat.

Tips about the diet from concerns I've heard:

1. "Nasty tasting Vinegar!!!" Ok, if you get non-organic apple cider vinegar, use about half of the amount mixed with 1 cup water. The organic tastes sweeter and not as tart as the regular kind. It's something about the way they grow and process the organic vinegar that gives it a lighter taste.

2. "Drinking oil feels weird! :)" If you can't get a hot drink with the oil, you can use something cold to chase it. The point of drink afterward is to help make swallowing the oil more pallet-able.

3. "Half a cup of oil is a lot" It's ok if you don't use an entire 1/2 cup of oil. Just a few tablespoons of oil with tea or a drink a few times per day helps get the oil in the diet. 1/2 cup is just a guide for it.

4. "I went down a dress size" If you go down a dress size, make sure you have some money set back so that you can go shopping for your new body... lol :) my pre-pregnancy clothes are good enough for me, but be prepared!!! :)

For your reading pleasure, I found a book about success and failure:

Failing Forward By Maxwell, John C.

I love John Maxwell, and his heart for people. Though he is clearly a natural born leader, he teaches leadership to those who want to sharpen their leadership skills. He is a motivator and he loves God most of all. This book talks about how to move from failure to success like I need to do hahaha!!! I am just keepin' it real. Props to all my friends whose pounds are slipping off during this diet. I am celebrating with you!!! :)



I love it. I have the strength in me now to work off the pounds, so now it's grind time! I'll see you tomorrow! =D


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day 17 of my Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Greetings fellow bloggers!!! Loving this Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet!!! OK, so today lemme reflect on my progress. I started out weighing 175, and wearing size 12 clothes. Now it has been 2 1/2 weeks, and today I am definitely lighter and more light on my feet. 

The first morning after I started the diet, I woke up with no body pains. I instantly felt cleaner. I instantly had more energy. Now, my legs are slimmer, my belly mass is decreasing, and I am lighter! I just wish I had a scale to get on so I could report my weight!!!! 

Normally, I would feel bottled up being stuck in the house all vacation with not a lot of funds. But after I started this diet, I didn't care WHERE I was. In fact, I like being home because I have more energy to do creative things here like redecorate, mix and master music, write songs, edit our website, plan, and play with the children. Plus I get a ton of time to pray, which helps with introspection and growth to be in the presence of God. 

Stress

Today I felt this rushing feeling like "Oh my Goodness! I need to hurry up and lose more weight!" Then I realized, I am losing weight anyway. I didn't do a whole lot extra to get this far, and as long as I keep up with this diet, I'm going to lose the weight! No matter what I do, I'm still going to lose the weight! Praise God! My metabolism is better, and I burn off whatever I eat. I have also been doing household projects that I used to detest! Haha! Life is better when you have more energy. It just Is. 

List of Benefits of Coconut Oil

Dr. Oz shares that: 

"intake of coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. 

Even more, it also can help to fight off yeast, fungus, and candida.

Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood sugar control. 

People who take coconut oil also tend to have improvements in how they handle blood sugar, for coconut can help improve insulin use within the body. 

Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. 

It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins."-The Surprising Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

List of Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

WebMD shares that:

"Some small studies have hinted that apple cider vinegar could help with several conditions, including diabetes and obesity.

RD.com shares that with Apple Cider Vinegar in the house you can benefit in many ways:









I hope that you will join me in my Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar diet and for those who already have, cheers! I am happy for you that you have added these special ingredients to your daily diet. Here's to excellent health!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day 16 of my Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Good afternoon fellow bloggers. One word about the Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet: RESULTS!!!!! So I started this diet on Christmas Day 2012. Last night my daughter came in from out of town having last saw me on Christmas Day, and she said my legs are lookin' slimmer and she can see the results! I tried on a dress that I had always thought was a shirt since my Godsister gave it to me, and my husband and I figured out last night, that it was indeed, a dress. Hilarious!

Here's what my friends are saying about the Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet:

"Things are going great. I did a Body Pump class yesterday as well as Zumba. I noticed that I am sweating more which has its health benefits. A friend stopped by today. I hadn't seen her since Christmas Eve. She told me that I had slimmed down since the last time she saw me and asked what I was doing. Of course I shared! Keep up the good work ladies! Cheers to better health!" - Jan 4, 2013

"I really put my work in today , Apple Cider , Coconut diet rocks !" - Jan 7, 2013

"Body Pump on Monday.....Step Aerobics on Tuesday! Alright Wednesday, what's on the menu? What is your exercising looking like? Let's keep it going ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Jan 8, 2013

I'm so excited for us all making the decision to start healthier habits this year. This diet has made things incredibly easier for us simply because the oil gives the body an increased metabolism that actually encourages more exercise!  Now I plan to really put in work between now and next Thursday because our group is doing a video shoot for our theme song that day and I want to be totally prepared for it and feeling great!

Here is the diet: (which I calculated to come down to about $15/mo. to keep vinegar and oil stocked)


1/2 cup of organic coconut oil per day
3 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar per day
Some exercise
Anything else I decide to eat.


The thing is, the body pain I used to feel, it's still gone! The heaviness I used to feel and the lethargy? Gone! The "hopeless, never gonna lose this weight" feeling? Gone! I celebrate that my friends have been "facebooking" me telling me that they've gotten their oil and vinegar and are now going to incorporate this diet into their daily lives. For those who have stayed faithful to it, the results are steadily showing up. For me, I'm just glad to see what I see when I look in the mirror looking better and better and know that I'm not being selfish and keeping this "secret" to myself.

For your reading pleasure, I found a book about coconut oil:



This one states that coconut oil "boosts metabolism, stimulates thyroid function, improves cholesterol, helps curb sugar cravings, and aids in weight loss." Woweee!!!!! I have experienced this for myself now!!! It's true! I am so glad and grateful for God giving the gift of wisdom this past Christmas. This is a really great diet. I hope you'll join me.

Have a great day today! See you tomorrow! :)