The ketogenic diet has been trending among celebs like Vanessa Hudgens and Megan Fox for a while, and with Kourtney Kardashian now joining the ranks of healthy stars who love the high-fat, low-carb plan, People reports, it’s probably only going to gain more popularity. Kardashian credits her dietary lifestyle for helping her feel (and look!) fantastic—and a big part of her success is thanks to one simple pantry staple: apple cider vinegar.
To stay satisfied while on the diet plan last year, Kardashian cooked broccoli rice and cauliflower rice to help herself pretend she was enjoying the kinds of carbs that are keto-contraband, and she also ate colorful salads with homemade dressing and creamy, avocado-packed smoothies. But her top tip to curb sugar cravings? ACV, which, along with skin-boosting collagen protein powder, helped her fend off hunger while she also practiced intermittent fasting.
But, in order to keep self-care in check, Kardashian made sure to leave a margin for tasty fun in the serious combo of keto and intermittent fasting. “I also did a ‘treat yourself’ day once a week, which really helped get me get through the few months that I did this diet,” she said, adding that since her keto experience was so great, she plans to reintroduce it later this year.
If you want to steal Kardashian’s healthy ACV hack, she went into more detail on her exact routine: 20 minutes after waking up, she has water mixed with one tablespoon of organic ACV, she wrote on her website. Then, she has an additional tablespoon before eating dinner.
Apple cider vinegar offers other benefits that make it a worthy addition to your diet: It helps combat common digestive issues and also gets you to sleep faster at night. It might be tough to swallow at first (literally!), but the perks outweigh the not-so-pleasant taste. And if you really can’t stomach a spoonful of this kind of medicine, maybe just soak up the benefits in a dreamy bath situation.
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