LOOKING for: honey, oil & vinegar

Robin BeaumontMay 30, 2001

I used to take a mixture of honey, oil and apple cider vinegar as an appetite suppressant, but I have forgotten the appropriate proportions of the ingredients. Ring any bells?

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Try looking in the Health Forum. They are always talking about some apple cider vinegar diet. I don't think you need the oil.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2001 at 11:23PM
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What I have read somewhere may be different from what you used to take. You may try this:
To a glass of water add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. For flavor add a little honey. Take one glass a day.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2001 at 8:52PM
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Here is one resource I found:


I have not yet had my local library check for a copy of the September, 1979 Cosmopolitan Magazine nor have I asked them to request a copy through the San Joaquin Valley Library System. But I am old enough to remember Cosmo did publish as tasty HOV diet.

Good Luck!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2001 at 6:16PM
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Instead of an appetite suppressant why not eat lots of whole grains like whole barley, brown rice, whole rye or wheatberries, beans and veggies. Eat all you want just dont add oils and sugars. Eat whole wheat pastas and whole wheat breads. Meats are 'fat'. You will not be hungry eating this way

    Bookmark   July 29, 2001 at 11:09AM
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I use unfiltered vinegar with honey to taste. If I were to add an oil ,it would be , unfiltered extra vergin olive oil.
Made with hot water in the morning it makes a good drink to start the day with.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2001 at 2:09PM
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Hi I was hoping to find that recipe myself. To the other posters, you didn't understand the original post. In the 70s there was a HOV diet that was actually a book that several magazine articles were written from. It is not the same as the apple cider diet. The idea was that the combination (in the right proportions) of honey, oil and vinegar aided in weight loss by combining cleansing, appetite suppression and something else that I forgot. :-) the proportions were supposed to be important. If I find it, I will repost. It's odd that with so much information on the internet that HOV is so hard to find.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2008 at 12:04PM
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Try a different search engine (yahoo, altavista, ask)and/or try using the words in quotes or with + between them.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2008 at 9:52PM
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Did anyone find the recipe? Sure would like to give it a try.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2008 at 12:13PM
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Hi, I have that boo0k, 'The Easy low-cost way to Total Beauty' by Lelord Kordel, 1979.
The recipe is as follows:
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons safflower oil
2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar(must be apple-cider vinegar)

Mix well, take three times daily , 1/2 hour before each meal.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 11:36AM
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I have the revised version of the HOV (Honey,Oil & Vinegar)from Ebay. The original formula you have is good;but, I lost weight much faster and easier with instructions from the book HOV- The Supermodels Complete Honey, Oil and Vinegar Diet. There are four versions including one for those who can't have any type of sugar. They are not the ones with Olive oil in it. Hope this helps Ladies!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 6:42PM
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