I have really been trying to make healthy life changes for myself lately.
Back in the Fall, I thought I would try an experiment and drink lemon water every morning. There are plenty of articles out there offering support as to why you should drink lemon water every day. What types of claims are out there you ask?
If you drink lemon water every morning you will:
*Get a ton of extra Vitamin C to give your immune system a boost.
*Burn fat. (WOOHOO!!)
*Get off of caffeine.
*Rejuvenate your skin.
*Give your metabolism a jump start.
*Remove the toxins from your body.
After drinking lemon water every morning for several weeks, this is what I found for me.
**It gives me a nice pick-me-up. I think it’s from the tartness that “wakes up” my body…but maybe one could argue that it’s jump starting my metabolism and helping to get me off of caffeine? Maybe…
Was it the heavy dose of Vitamin C for an immunity boost? Could be…
**It feels healthy, so it makes me want to be healthy. Does that make sense? Whenever I get on a healthy eating kick, or start exercising more, it becomes easier and easier to turn down that cookie dough.
I did not lose weight. I don’t think I reduced any inflammation. And my skin seemed to stay the same.
That said, I plan to keep on drinking it, because if for no other real significant reason, it just makes me feel good.
Like any change in your diet and health, be sure to listen to your body. Lemon water may be a fantastic addition to your morning ritual. Or, it may hurt your teeth… Just do what feels right for you.
The original article I read about drinking lemon water suggested a whole lemon.
One whole juiced lemon in a glass of water.
Adorable, naive me, jumped on it. I thought, “No biggie, I can just chug it.”
No. No you cannot just chug a glass of mostly lemon juice.
Now what I do is about half of a lemon in my water bottle. It’s perfect. It’s still pretty tart, but after awhile, it grew on me, and now I look forward to it.
Since running my experiment, I have fallen off the wagon a bit, but I just put some lemon juice in the freezer today so I’m going to get back on it in the morning!