Losing 35kg over a few months and not regaining it can be done through drinking apple cider vinegar daily. Dr. Janet McBarron became a weight loss specialist after successfully losing weight with apple cider vinegar after a decade of battling serious weight problems.

As a doctor, she knew the dangers of obesity, including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and heart attack.

Her victory is described in “The healing powers of vinegar” by health writer Cal Orey.

The strategy is easy – simply drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water on an empty stomach every morning and, if you can handle it, in the evening.

The apple cider vinegar should preferably be organic and unpasteurised, with Mother Nature still in it.

A pinch of bicarb will make the vinegar taste less harsh and be more gentle on the teeth enamel, without reducing its other benefits.

The truly raw, organic apple cider vinegar is a powerhouse of potassium, just what you need to lose weight while increasing energy levels. Apples and apple cider vinegar are both rich in fibre and pectin, which are good for suppressing your appetite.

According to Dr. McBarron, the most powerful benefit of apple cider vinegar is that it stabilises the sodium/potassium ratio, which is out of sync in most overweight people. Potassium will decrease unwanted water retention and flatten you tummy. Sodium tends to have just the opposite effect.

The acid can boost metabolism and, it is claimed, can even dissolve fat. You will still have to eat a balanced diet, reducing or cutting out foods with excessive fat, oil and salt. A moderate exercise regimen of half an hour daily will also help to rev up your sluggish metabolism.