Making apple cider vinegar begins with apple cider, to which yeast is added to begin the fermentation process.

Three calories, no protein, very few carbs (none of them fiber), and no fat can be found in one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

In one experiment, adding acetic acid to the meal caused obese rats on high-fat diets to significantly reduce their body fat.

In another trial, participants who took one to two tablespoons of diluted apple cider vinegar daily for 12 weeks dropped an average of four pounds.

The results were published in the journal Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry.

So it is true: Research has shown that apple cider vinegar helps in weight loss in study participants.

Before a meal, Johnston advises combining one to two teaspoons with eight ounces of water.

Reduce the number of cookies you typically consume at lunch from three to two.

Or, instead of a bag of chips in the afternoon, try substituting fruits, veggies, or jerky.

Fiber will help you feel satiated for longer and eat less overall.