Does Lemon Water Help You Lose Weight?

You probably have heard that the a trick to getting skinny is to drink lemon water right?  That all the celebrities do it and wondered does this trick actually hold any water?  Forgive my punn…

According to Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N. “Lemon water on its own is not a quick fix that magically boosts your metabolism or helps you lose weight,” she says. “But it does make water more palatable, and some preliminary research suggests that drinking water before a meal may help with weight loss.”

Here is the skinny:

💧 Drinking water before a meal (lemon flavoured or not) helps you feel more full and helps prevent you from eating more than you should

💧 Lemon water helps you stay hydrated which is important to keep your body functions running smoothly and keep you regular if you catch my drift.  Plus if  you start your day with a glass of lemon water, that’s one glass down! You’ll also get a small dose of vitamin C first thing.

💧Lemon juice’s structure is similar to the digestive juices found in the stomach, it tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps keep food moving through your body and gastrointestinal tract smoothly. Lemon water also helps relieve indigestion or ease an upset stomach.

💧The acids found in lemon juice also encourage your body to process the good stuff in foods more slowly. This drawn-out absorption means insulin levels remain steady and you get more nutrients out of the foods you consume. Better nutrient absorption means less bloating.

💧Lemon water benefits the enzyme functions in your body, stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins. Because it’s a mild diuretic, you might find yourself using the bathroom more often, helping the urinary tract get rid of any unwanted elements. All of this helps detox body & skin.

10010433 - lemon water with fresh lemons and green plants
10010433 – lemon water with fresh lemons and green plants

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