Drinking lemon water for losing weight isn’t very popular. In fact some people believe that lemon water consumption will cause Gastritis because it is acidic. But did you know that although water and lemons by nature are acidic, but when you combine and consume them they are actually very alkalizing to our body? Plus, the more alkaline our bodies are, the healthier we feel and look!
Drinking lemonwater is regarded by many professional nutritionists as having real and palpable weight loss powers. Far from a weight loss myth, but, rather, a weight lossreality, drinking lemon water helps to speed up weight loss. In addition to possessing properties that are favorable to weight loss, drinking lemon water also ensures that some of the toxins in your body are cleaned out, promotes quick bursts of energy and even cleans out some of your internal waste. If you drink lemon water in the morning especially, it will help to activate your body’s detoxifying process and also its natural cleansing process. This principle works proportionally, so the more lemon water you drink, the more you ought to speed up weight loss.
It is recommended to consume lemon water in the morning, or the moment you wake up, in an empty stomach. Drinking warm or slightly hot lemon water is an additional benefit for weight loss. Other than morning, lemon water can be consumed any time of the day. For instance, instead of drinking sweet drinks, drink lemon water. Or if you do not feel like drinking water because of the dull taste, add some lemon juice.
However, please do not starve yourself and drink lemonwater only for weight loss purpose. Remember that eating smaller meals regularly helps in fat burn as our metabolism is running. Keep in mind that starving will slow your metabolic rate hence causes your body to store fats. Do know that lemon water/juice has the properties that help with weight loss. However, it is not the main cause of weight loss on its own. A proper and healthy way for weight loss is to eat healthily, accompanied by regular physical activities and enough sleep.
Drinking lemon water has shown demonstrable results in terms of weight loss, and the reasons for that are very easy to understand. First of all, the combination of lemon and water is one that is made up of natural ingredients; natural substances (those without any kind of additives, preservatives or processed elements) are the healthiest for the human body. Due to lemon water being natural, it adds no calories to your body each time you drink it. Think of it in this way: Let’s say you replace whatever you enjoy drinking daily with lemon water. This could be anything as innocuous as fruit juice or really unhealthy stuff like soda. Even fruit juices contain calories, but lemon water has zero. Imagine further that you replace the drinks with lemon water every day for months or even a year. This absence of calories you would otherwise take in from other kinds of drinks will go a long way to helping you lose weight.
Because of pectin fiber’s presence in lemon, lemon water has the effect of reducing your hunger. If you have tried to kill your appetite in the past with such drinks such as coffee or tea, try lemon water from now on, and also get the benefit of zero calories when you drink it. Together with its property of cleaning out your colon, lemon water‘s effect on your hunger cravings is a one-two combination in the effort to help you reduce weight.
If your colon is not cleansed properly, there is lingering waste that can build up and, among other things, contribute to raising the risk of colon cancer over time. This buildup of lingering waste also adds weight to your body, so if you drink lemon water regularly, it’s cleaned out of your bowels with greater frequency. The result of this is that you will lose some weight just from the removal of this lingering waste. Lemon water also helps out the digestive system by reducing the chances for diarrhea and constipation, because it promotes fluid bowel functions.
So, assuming that your diet, exercise and activity level is the same, and you start drinking lemonwater as soon as you wake up, it will increase your metabolic level. With an increase in your metabolic level, your body will burn more calories for the same activity, same number of calories going on, more calories going out (from your raised metabolic rate). So you will lose some weight from drinking lemon water in the short term.