Lemon water to detoxify & lose weight?

Beauty Cred on 9 Oct 2006 at 12:00am

Nutritionist Mary Meyer says the secret to natural weight loss is to drink lemon water every day.

Lemons offer unique natural cleansing and detoxifying properties with no unnecessary calories.   

But if lemons are the elixir to natural weight loss, wouldn't Sunkist (the largets grower of lemons) run national ad campaigns touting The Lemon Diet? 

Instead, the Sunkist lemons website calls out the key health benefit of lemons as its ability to enhance flavors and to reduce the need for salt in foods. Additional web resources reference lemons as blood sugar stabilizers that speed the metabolism and keep weight loss moving along.

Drinking lemon water in the morning will stimulate the body's natural cleansing and detoxifying processes.  Lemons are alkalizing (despite being perceived as acidic) in the body, thus bringing your inner chemistry into pH balance. 

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Yummy citrus water recipe from the Seattle P-I:

Makes: 16 cups

(1 gallon) water
2 large lemons, sliced
1 large orange, sliced

Combine water with fruit slices in a large pitcher and chill for 1 to 2 hours. Strain out fruit after 2 hours. Pour water into a large glass and serve.

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I suffer from IBS and i am not sure that taking this lemon drink will affect this problem,,, can you help ??????
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is there a differnace in warm or cold lemon water?
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how much weight can i lose in 3 months tx
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if i start today
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hi i jus wanted to ask if i start this diet today how much weight can i lose in 3 months thnx
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Can you tell me how long it takes before you see the effects of lemon water? I've been taking too many laxatives and lasix and I'm a mess. I am constantly swollen and am gaining weight even though I eat healthy foods and exercise. I really am trying to get better. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Just a FYI for you. I use to take lasix all the time but that has all changed. One day I started eating celery everyday sometimes 3 or 4 time a day now. To my amazement i no longer needed lasix at all. Can you believe it ,,I couldn't either but it works. Come to find out celery is a natural durectic. I like my celery with natural creamy peanut butter.
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Have your lemon water heated (the hotter the better) first thing in the morning. In addition try having a tablespoon of olive oil with every meal -before is best.
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Great! Yes, post to our staff at our mammogram board at BreastHealthOnline.org - they are fabulous!
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Why is it that when you don't eat or skip a meal, they say your body goes into starvation mode making your body store fate and makes your metabolism slow down? If that's the case, then how is there such thing as an anorexic person?
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Because an anorexic person starves themselves well past one meal or even a few weeks of meals to the point of losing all excess weight. There no longer is anything to store because their body was forced to burn it, even with slower metabolism. Anorexics do, indeed, affect their metabolisms and cause long term problems and damage. There is a big difference between skipping a meal and not eating properly for months and years on end.
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I am very satisfied with all the information you have shared about lemon and water. I have been suffering with inflamation all over and I am so ready to try a natural way to help my body recover. I am diabetic and I have been keeping it under control with proper diet. I am very proud that my A1C went from 7.2 to 6.0. It took me a year, but I did it! Without chemicals! For all - please stop any meds you don't need. Find a natural way. Wish me luck. Starting lemon water this morning. No sweetner though. I am worried about blood sugar.
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We work with a lot of healthy, natural diets and remedies at our org regardless of health condition. We have many diabetic patients. For the support alone, it's nice and you're welcome to pop in anytime!
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Oh and GOOD LUCK! It sounds like you're being very responsible about your health - hats off to you!
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I do have a question about the acid in the stomach. I have acid reflux. I was taking meds that was suppose to reduce the acid in my stomach, but it did not really work for me. Others have said it helped them, so maybe my system does not accept this type of meds. Anyway, I don't want to increase acid reflux incidents. Lemon water will not cause increase incidents will it? By the way, I got an interesting rush when I drank the lemon water. No problems though.
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Good question. You could eliminate those useless meds that only make it worse by taking a tablespoonful of a good organic apple cider vinegar in the morning and in the evening. Do it for a week or two and you probably won't need the pills anymore. HA! The lemon should be alkalizing, actually. Sounds like your lymph system got a good flush out of the lemon, maybe the reason your rush! Let me know how the apple cider vinegar works. It tends to be awesome.
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Just got the apple cider yesterday. Will keep you informed. I am happy that there are people such as yourself that are willing to help with a more natural approach to help the body heal itself. On another note, I have had 2 breast exams that showed a spot that was rechecked. Both times it was fatty tissue. Any comments on that?
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i been drinking lemon water for the last week.......im dring 80oz of water with lemon slices
can you tell me why my face is so bloded.
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You may be drinking too much water. You may be flushing out your minerals and that's not good. I think you should see your doctor.
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Hack again?!
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Lemon water is great for you so you should not stop drinking it. Lemon is a natural antiseptic which helps detoxify the body. It is also great for skin. To mix it up you can use a lime instead which is the same effect. I found some additional info here is anyone is interested in taking a look at the article. Good luck with your weight loss efforts Gagax! I have just started a new program and I am only on day 3 so I am miserable. LOL
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If I drink the lemon and salt water in the morning then the salt will directly go to the blood .The excess salt will damage the kidney and our body only need small amount of salt for metabolic activities. The SALT WATER FLUSH is useful or harmful in the long run ,Please guide me???
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I'd not recommend drinking lemon and salt at all. It's completely counter-productive. Lemon juice helps manage sodium levels, thus reduce swelling and edema caused by too much sodium. Adding salt (sodium) to your lemon drink renders it pretty useless and could be dangerous for you. Drinking sea water is lethal. Excess salt is never good. I'd never recommend a patient do a salt water flush.
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I'm 19 and I'm over weight so I start doing some diet and exercising.Today I had lemon water and I was wandering how could that help me so I found alot ifo in the site. thank you so much

but I thought if I loss weight and I stope drinking lemon water, will I get weight again?
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i need to loose 20 killos how i can drink lemon and loose wights
could you help me
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