Lemon Water Diet

Lemon Water Diet

A sure, fast, and natural way of losing weight is by following the lemon water diet. Read on to know about this diet, and how you can make it work for you!
NutriNeat Staff
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2018
Trick to Pick Good Lemons
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...While buying lemons, pick the thick-skinned ones with even yellowness. A good lemon is always judged by its thick skin!
The race against time in today's world leaves little scope for one to care about health. Late-night working hours and parties after office hours take a toll on our skin and weight. Poor eating habits crash all the diet plans. Though we indulge in beauty cleanses from time to time, we conveniently forget the importance of diets for cleansing our system.
Lemon Water
The lemon water diet is an easy and inexpensive way to cleanse your system, and thereby improve your well-being. It is a small alteration of your existing diet.
With a little extra effort, this diet will help you to detoxify your body and make it resistant to various possible health issues. This diet also helps in washing out harmful toxins and shedding those few extra pounds. So here's what you need to do.
The Diet Plan
The lemon water diet plan is also known as the 'Master Cleanse Diet', because of its amazing effects. So here's a diet plan for a week to help you initiate into better living.
Recipe for Lemon Water Drink
Ingredients
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Natural maple syrup or honey, 2 tablespoons
  • Cayenne pepper, 1/10 teaspoon
  • Water, 10 ounces  
Method

Mix lemon juice, maple syrup or honey and cayenne pepper together. Add water, and stir well to finish the drink.
Breakfast
  • 1 bowl of oats without sugar
  • 1 glass of lemon water
Lunch
  • Homemade soup and 1 portion of boiled chicken
  • 1 glass of lemon water
Snack
  • Bowl of fruits
  • 1 glass of lemon water
Dinner
  • 1 portion of grilled chicken or fish
  • 1 glass of lemon water
Benefits
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Lemon is a rich source of citric acid, which helps in strengthening the immune system. The natural form of sugar helps in increasing energy levels. 
The metabolic rate gets a boost with red hot cayenne pepper, and all of this results in the desired weight loss. This magic potion starts cleansing the body by removing all the harmful toxins and bacteria within a week's time. As the toxins are removed, the body begins to cope with illnesses in a much better way.
People suffering from asthma, colds and allergies, will find it easy to get rid of the accumulated mucus. This diet also purifies the blood stream, and throws out the toxins from the excretory system too.
Following any diet is an arduous task. The daytime sugar cravings to midnight hunger pangs, coupled with headaches and nausea, can seem overbearing initially. However, keeping yourself motivated will help you get to your weight loss goal faster.
Weight Management
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Achieving weight loss is easy, but most people fail to maintain it. For this, avoid all forms of fatty food items. Consuming a good amount of fiber, and dedicating at least 30 minutes to exercise is the best way of staying fit and healthy.
Side Effects of Lemon Water Diet
Drinking too much lemon water can prove to be harmful too. As its acidic content comes in contact with your teeth it causes the enamel to erode. This makes your teeth very sensitive. Further, it can also lead to heartburn or acid reflux. The uncomfortable feeling can lead to bodily discomfort and decline in your productivity of day-to-day chores.
The high content to vitamin C and ascorbic acid in lemon water, are known for their diuretic properties. This means they will make you urinate more often, than what you usually do. This could lead to severe dehydration. To avert this, keep yourself hydrated by supplementing your diet with normal water from time to time.
The lesser you eat to lose weight the more difficult your mission will be. Staying hungry can result in unnecessary vitamin or mineral deficiency, further complicating problems. Hence, it's advisable to know your food before you eat it. 
Set realistic goals as far as weight loss is concerned to keep yourself motivated. Taking responsibility for what you eat, coupled with being positive about the desired change, will get you in the perfect shape!
Disclaimer: This write-up is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for a professional medical practitioner.