The Lemon Water Weight Loss Hack is one of the most popular ways to lose weight…but people don’t know how or why it works.
Because of this, this fat burning strategy is frequently done incorrectly, which makes people miss out on the results they’re wanting.
That’s why today’s article is about all lemon water – how it works, why it works, and what you need to do to use the fat-melting power of lemons.
Where Did The Idea Of Lemon Water Come From??
Research on the use of lemons suggests that they were first used for health in India. Lemons have been grown there for over 2500 years.
Later, lemons were brought over to North Africa and Spain. By 1493, it was in America…thanks to Christopher Columbus.
Originally, lemons weren’t used as food. Because of their bright color, they were purely decorative. But it didn’t take long for ancient cultures to learn how powerful it was.
- Ancient Egyptians used lemons during embalming. They also used it and its juice for protection against poison and boosting the immune system.
- Ancient Greeks used lemons to purify water, preserve food, treat sick people, and even preserve food.
- The Romans used lemons to ward off moths from clothing, and flavor food and drinks. And finally…
- Dr. James Lind, A Scottish physician, discovered that lemons could help seamen avoid scurvy while at sea for lengthy periods of time.
We still use lemon to stay healthy and to keep things clean to this day. It is powerful and effective for a wide range of uses.
But What Makes Lemons So Amazing, Anyway??
People have often asked me why not use grapefruit or plums or some other, juicy fruit?
The reason is because lemons combine all the qualities needed to be a great weight loss fruit.
- Not naturally-sweet
- Potentially Cancer-fighting
- Good for your heart
- It has ingredients that may help with weight loss
Contrary to popular belief, lemons aren’t no-calorie.
But they are low-calorie enough that you don’t have to think about squeezing one into your water. The average-sized lemon has about 17 calories.
Lemons only have about 10 carbs per piece of fruit. The majority of its carbs come from simple fiber and simple sugar…
…but the sugar is negligible.
If you want to get the benefit of the fiber, make sure you squeeze the pulp into your water.
Onco (Cancer) Protective
There’s been a lot of research on cancer and citrus fruits. Lemon, in particular, has properties that directly kill cancer cells…
…and those no research has been done on humans, yet, the future is promising.
For example, many cancer-treatment facilities now use intravenous, high-dose vitamin c to treat fast-growing cancer cells.
Good For Your Heart
Lemons are high in Vitamin C, and Vitamin C is healthy for your heart.
According to Nutrition Data found online, the average lemon has around 30 mg of Vitamin C.
On top of that, the combination of fiber and Vitamin C might also lower your risk of having heart disease, too.
It’s just all-around good for your heart. And the most important one is…
Helpful For Losing Weight…
There’s a reason why lemons have been used for so long to help people get rid of those last few extra pounds.
Some believe it’s because the fruit’s fiber (if you squeeze it in) makes your stomach feel full = kind of like apples do.
If you drink your lemon juice in a large glass of water, you’ll certainly feel the increased fullness.
On top of all these benefits, lemon water will freshen your breath, help improve your digestion, and maybe even make you look younger.
(Anti-aging companies use vitamin C in their products for a reason!)
So How Should You Drink Lemon Water??
Well…if you want to lose weight faster, you need to drink your lemon water first thing in the morning.
Do it before you eat any, other food and before you really get started with your day.
When you do, you’ll feel full right as your day begins, and you’ll be less likely to make unhealthy, hurried breakfast choices.
- 400ml of water
- Fresh lemon juice (2 lemons)
- Honey (don’t overdo it. To keep calories low, use stevia or no sweetener)
When you do this right after waking and before your morning routine…
…you’ll flush toxins from your system…
…improve your digestion…
…give your skin what it needs to look and feel moisturized, hydrated, and young…
…and you’ll boost your metabolism so your body has everything it needs to look and feel your best.
Pro tip: If you want to take it up a notch, warm up your lemon juice and drink it like hot tea.
What’s The Verdict For Lemon Water?
The bottom line for lemon water is that drinking it works. You can put honey in it and make it more like a juice or sweet tea…
…or you can be gangster and drink it unsweetened. Both ways work.
But you have to drink the right amount. First thing in the morning. Right after you wake up.
And you can’t expect it to do all the work. Lemon water is a hack – not the entire weight loss strategy.
You have to drink it right when you wake up, you’ve still got to eat right. And you need to move your body every week.
Otherwise, you won’t get all the benefits of the lemon water weight loss hack, and you’ll be frustrated like all the other people who are doing it wrong.
Hope that helps!
I’m curious: Have you ever tried drinking lemon water to lose weight? How did it work for you? Did you do it the way I suggested?