People can go to extremes to lose weight and try and fit into their old clothes. While popping pills and undergoing surgery may not be for everyone, there is the one saving grace that is easy to do and not very expensive either. Going on a healthy diet.
One of the most effective and healthy diets ever, is the lemon water and honey diet. No extra ingredients, no pretenses. Just three ingredients will help your body get back to the size that you want and make you feel refreshed while it's at it.
What is the Lemon Water and Honey Diet
Firstly, going on this does not mean that you have to live on lemon water and honey until you reach your 'desired weight'. It merely means the inclusion of lemon water and honey within your daily diet in order to lose weight and help with the detoxifying process.
To follow this diet, you need to mix a spoon of raw honey and squeeze a whole fresh lemon into a glass and add lukewarm water to it. Some important points that you need to keep in mind while preparing this are:
- Use only raw honey. Never heat or boil honey as this will bring about changes in its molecular structure, which will alter its nutrient value.
- The water has to be lukewarm, not piping hot. You have to drink the concoction immediately and a glass of boiling hot water won't let you do that.
- Use only a fresh lemon to make the drink. If you think the lemon appears a little dry or stale, refrain from using as it may meddle with the nutritional value of the drink.
This concoction that you prepare has to be consumed twice a day. The first time is as soon as you wake up in the morning, on an empty stomach. This will fill your stomach to an extent and you will not feel like eating a lot throughout the day. During the day, you must maintain a diet that consists of only the required amount of nutrients.
Avoid indulging in extra starchy and fatty foods. You can prepare and take the drink once again after any meal in the day. If you think you've eaten a specifically oily meal (which should not be happening if you're on a diet) take the drink to help with its digestion.
Don't fast yourself, just make sure you eat in moderation and follow an exercise regime along with following this diet. Sudden fasting will catch your body completely off guard and may lead to health problems.
Benefits of the Diet
Apart from being a good home remedy to lose weight, there are other benefits of going on a lemon water and honey diet. Some of them have been listed here.
- It acts as a natural cleanser when taken during a fast.
- Raw honey has the ability to melt away the fat in the body. That is why only raw honey must be used in this diet.
- Fresh lemons have a lot of vitamins, potassium, phosphorus, and is also rich in antioxidants.
- In addition to that, lemon juice is a great body cleanser and antiseptic.
- The drink also helps with digestion and heart conditions.
- It prevents constipation, enhances the quality of skin, and also helps to purify blood.
As you can see, going on a this diet is not only easy compared to other fad diets, but it also helps your body in a lot of different other ways too. So, in addition to a healthy weight loss, your body will get cleansed and also benefit from the various other nutrients that this diet has to offer.
Disclaimer: This is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.