Questions for Ted About Alkalizing and Weight Loss

Posted by L. (UK) on 05/05/2011

Hi there,

I work as a personal trainer in the UK, and after reading a lot about alkalising and weight loss, I would like to promote the idea to a few of my clients. But before I give any advice, i would like to know the exact guidelines to the dosage, as I have read so many different opinions.

How much bicarbonate of soda do you add to the the lemon?

If you just follow the bicarb with water option, do you follow 0.3gms to 1 Kilo of bodyweight?

Lastly, I am keen to know more about the ACV and bicarb option. Do you take twice a day, or drink throughout the day?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Many thanks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

The basic bicarbonate of soda or baking soda is a least 1/4 teaspoon to 2 tablespoon of lime juice. It's taken twice a day at least. Then you add water usually 1/2 to 1 glass. More sensitive individual I usually recommend one glass. It is taken after a meal which is 30 minutes after meal. If you want to take it before meal then it would have to be upon waking up and not feeling hungry.

The calculation of per body weight is calculated as follows: 120 pound = 1/4 teaspoon.

The apple cider vinegar is similar. Two tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Some people will get along nicely with just apple cider vinegar or lime juice, but in the long run, the body get depleted of bicarbonate stores in the pancreas and that's not good because pancreas needs it to alkalize for the beta cells to produce insulin. As I say, the bicarbonates in the recommendation is the minimum and people may require more.


L. from the UK responds, "Brilliant, thank you. And is this a lifestyle change, as in do you take it everyday forever? Or a few days a week, and for a few months a year? Thanks again."

Ted replies, "I try to take it forever. I started alkalizing with just baking soda and I was only 8 or 9 years old. I try to alkalized myself whenever I am acidic at the very least."

L. from the UK responds, "Great stuff. And last question I promise: Is standard bicarbonate of soda for cooking good enough, or are there special salts I need to buy?"

Ted replies, "If you are talking about baking soda, not baking powder its generally good. But I also prescribe potassium bicarbonate for many patients too.