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Old 12-14-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
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Hot Water/Lemon Juice

I read somewhere that to start the day of with a mug of hot water with some lemon juice added is not only good for the digestion but may help towards weight loss. Anyone have any comments to make a\bout this?


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Old 12-14-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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I read it was a cup of hot water with a tbsp of apple cider vinegar and a tbsp of honey in it that contributed to weight loss. Could be lemon juice would work too though.

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I have heard the warm water with lemon and I also. I also heard that 8 oz. of very cold water first thing in the morning speeds up the metabolism.
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:03 PM   #4
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Slice of lemon in hot water helps move things in the right direction first thing in the morning! A friend of mine swears by it, doesn't drink any coffee or tea but loves her hot lemon water!!
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I drink HOT water with lemon all the time.
No weightloss ... lol
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:01 PM   #6
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From memory, the hot water with lemon is as RedKitty described. The vinegar in hot water I think was for digestion. Both will assist in weight loss just because your internals are functioning better but they are not aimed at weight loss, just better health.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:32 PM   #7
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Seems that I heard that it was good for cleansing/purification, a diuretic I believe. I'm sure a quick Google will tell you more.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:37 PM   #8
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It promotes a healthy liver. If you drink hot water and lemon will clean the liver but it doesn't work if you drink chronically. It doesn't help with weight loss.
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:08 AM   #9
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I din't drink alcohol at all. Simply because I don't like it much.

I do get a bit disgusted that despite walking 1 mile on our treadmill every morning; keeping a check on the calories I eat etc I have not lost even 1 lb in weight
It's not muscle; more like flab, but I am genuinely trying.

Wonder whether IBS has anything to do with it.

I feel much better for the exercise and we eat fresh fruit and vegs so think I'll have to throw away the scales?!!
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:47 AM   #10
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csalt, I feel your "pain". I had a friend with the same problem and she went and had her thyroid checked and lo and behold she had an underfunctioning thyroid--hypothyroidism) As soon as she started taking the medicine (which is for a lifetime) she dropped 10 pounds. She also feels better. I would encourage you to rule out any medical conditions first. Also try cutting back on your salt intake for a couple of weeks and see if that helps. For people who are at a "stationary" plateau in their weight loss programs this often is the culprit. Keep up the walking!! :)

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