Lemon Juice in water...is it really making a difference?

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AnnThom

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Posted: 11 Oct 2013, 11:01
I notice the days after I put lemon juice in my water for my work outs I lose another pound. Is that just coincidence or is there something to this? Before anyone says, it might be your diet, obviously that has to be right too.
bugzbetty

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Posted: 12 Oct 2013, 07:12
Do you think the little bit of lemon juice makes you work a little harder? I started drinking lemon juice in water as a substitute for of any kind of soda or sweet tea as a kid. I never wondered if the lemon contributed to weight loss. Now I am curious.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 12 Oct 2013, 09:13
I've been drinking hot lemon water instead of tea in the evening. I've been doing it for about 6 months - have noticed absolutely no difference! Lemon is supposed to be a natural diuretic - which for me is hard to measure b/c I drink about 100 oz of water and go to the bathroom frequently as it is! I doubt a few tablespoons of lemon juice will do much, but I enjoy it none the less.
AnnThom

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Posted: 13 Oct 2013, 14:01
Maybe it is nothing more than something which perks a person up enough to make them work out harder.
Terrylm1

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Posted: 15 Oct 2013, 13:12
I've read somewhere before that lemon in your water, particularly having warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning, is a natural system cleanser. So it might be helping. This may be TMI - but when I do have warm water with the lemon in the morning, I seem to be more regular in the bathroom.
AnnThom

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Posted: 15 Oct 2013, 13:20
Coffee generally does that for me. I don't drink the water with lemon until I am working out. Anyway, the lemon does perk me up.
jadenmiller

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Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 02:25
NCNOLE wrote:
I've been drinking hot lemon water instead of tea in the evening. I've been doing it for about 6 months - have noticed absolutely no difference! Lemon is supposed to be a natural diuretic - which for me is hard to measure b/c I drink about 100 oz of water and go to the bathroom frequently as it is! I doubt a few tablespoons of lemon juice will do much, but I enjoy it none the less.

I totally agree with you, green tea or coffee bean have natural elements which can helps you to lose weight but not lemon water.
http://www.core-condition.com/quick-tips/guest-post-foods-that-help-burn-fat/
NCNOLE

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Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 06:45
Thanks for agreeing, but I doubt green tea or coffee beans have any significant effect either. You have to cut calories or increase physical activity - there is no magic cure to weight loss.
I have drunk green tea in the past and it might have made me go to the bathroom one extra time, but definitely did not affect weight loss.
Temma Alexa

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Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 12:20
It is believed in yoga drinking warm water with lemon in it first thing in the morning helps in weight loss.
You are supposed to start you day with it.I haven't tried it but heard a lot about it from my friends who do yoga.
Maybe I should start trying it out .
AnnThom

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Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 13:08
I think it has more to do with whether your body is as close to neutral as possible versus more alkaline or acidic. Most foods we eat put us on the acidic side but things like lemon juice adds the alkaline.
Shanber

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Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 13:23
Begin each day with a glass of warm water with ½ lemon squeezed in it. Lemon juice stimulates digestive and liver function, cleanses the bowels and has a beneficial effect.

Lots of other similar information if you search on Google
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Katred12

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Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 15:05
yes AnnThom- I have heard that a 1/4 tsp of baking powder in a glass of water will do the same thing. Makes you burp, too Embarassed Shock Very Happy Also, if you are more alkaline you are supposed to be more immune to things like colds. And it won't hurt you.

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AnnThom

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Posted: 17 Oct 2013, 07:04
No offense, but I'd rather do lemon juice than baking powder. UCK!
NCNOLE

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Posted: 17 Oct 2013, 12:23
Yeah, baking powder... ick, plus baking powder has about 1200 mg of sodium in a teaspoon, also has phosphorus - which too much of that is not good either!
broo1100

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Posted: 21 Oct 2013, 16:19
Some say that Warm lemon water on an empty stomach is as effective as some chemotherapy drugs. It helps to cause your body to be Alkaline instead of Acidic.
Use half of a squeezed lemon in 8oz of warm water( first thing in your mouth in the morning )
Built for...

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Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 09:40
Putting lemon in your water may or may not reduce your weight, but as a dentist, I can say it certainly can be effective at reducing the thickness of the enamel on your teeth. This can be undesireable for many reasons: thinner enamel will chip more easily, expose the roots of the teeth at the gumline leading to sensitive teeth or cavities, and make your teeth appear a darker color by allowing the darker color of the inner layer of the tooth structure to show through more easily. These unintended consequences can be expensive to repair.

If you want to use lemon, drink your beverage through a straw to the acid misses your front teeth, have a sip of plain water after, and consume your lemon beverage over a short period of time rather than sipping all day long to minimize the opportunity for damage to your teeth.

Happy Flossing,

Amy Guthrie, DDS
www.dr-amy.com
leanne80

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Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 10:29
Ive just started drinking lemon water in the morning after i wake but with ice cold water? Is this not right then? Should it be warm water?
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AnnThom

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Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 10:56
I drink mine with cold water from a fountain at the gym. There is no ice with it. Some drink it hot. What works for you?
ktexp2

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Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 11:16
Not sure about the body chemistry stuff. I don't quite understand how lemon would make your body more alkaline - its a acid. Baking soda makes sense; its a base and people have been using it as an antacid for decades. Tums taste a lot better though Smile
Regardless, I think anything that gets you drinking water when you don't normally is probably a good thing.

A weird thing that I hear a lot about that might be good indirectly for weight loss is adding a tablespoon of cider vinegar to a glass of water. It supposedly eases pain in your joints (if your joints hurt you're probably less likely to exercise). I don't have joint problems so I haven't tried it, although a long distance hiker I know seems to find it very important in her routine. Certainly won't hurt you, although it probably tastes funky!

That lemon juice vs enamel is no joke though, I have some friends as real world examples (I am NOT a dentist nor hygienist). One guy who ate lemons as a teenager has really sensitive teeth and his dentist said his enamel looked like what a person in their 40s would have. He's 28! I imagine heavy soda drinkers and yes, the vinegar thing above would have similar effects, but lemon juice is much more acidic than soda or vinegar.
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Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 11:20
I've read that drinking lemon juice will help you avoid kidney stones if you're on a low-carb diet...



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