The Benefits of Lemon Water For Weight Loss

The Benefits of Lemon Water For Weight Loss

The versatile citrus fruit that offers awesome antibacterial and antiviral properties…but how effective is it in weight loss?

This article will be covering a few of the benefits of lemon water for weight loss, and other health concerns.

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Hot Lemon Water For Weight Loss

The antibacterial and antiviral properties in this popular citrus fruit make it a great natural booster for your immune system. It’s also a great choice when it comes to detoxifying your system, and (certain health experts believe that it) aids in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health.

I’d always heard about the Vitamin C side of things – most of us have by now, but I was surprised to find out about all the health ‘extras’ this yellow bombshell offered…particularly in the weight loss world!

It is rumored to be an effective dieting agent because it increases the body’s metabolic rate (many celebrities go along with this angle!), but it also offers a few ‘less known’ health perks…

lemon juice and water for weight loss


1) We touched on the Vitamin C angle above – most of us have sat through the lecture off our mum…through a hundred different cold viruses over the years! The Vitamin C in lemon juice is very effective at taking on and eliminating immune system deficiencies.

2) A simple glass of lemon juice with warm water before we tuck into our breakfast, helps in maintaining the pH balance of the body.

3) Lemon juice contains a high amount of antibacterial properties that take the battle to infections and act as a pretty ‘boss’ detoxifying agent.

4) There are numerous claims that lemon juice is great in aiding digestion, but recent research has watered down this claim somewhat. If you are interested in finding out more about lemon juice and digestion, I recommend checking out this interview with Ian Musgrave from The University of Adelaide – The Truth About Lemon Water On Digestion And Detoxification.

5) Lemons contain decent amounts of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium…and are A LOT cheaper than purchasing the supplement formats of these health boosters!

6) Over the last couple of decades, many dermatology experts have come forward and suggested that lemon water can be used as a remedy for many kinds of skin problems. Top of the list is acne, rashes, wrinkles and dark skin spots.

7) Lemon as a citrus fruit, has a lot of natural anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, hot lemon water is excellent for battling respiratory tract infections, sore throat and inflammation of the tonsils.

8) Like gulping through your sports drink when you are in a workout session? Expensive aren’t they? Lemon juice and water is a great ‘cheap’ alternative to these sports drinks, as it keeps the body hydrated as it provides electrolytes.

9) Did you know that this lemon juice and water concoction can aid your dental health as well? Seriously, many people swear by it as a painkiller for toothache, and it’s also known to prevent gingivitis.


The Benefits of Lemon Water For Weight Loss

At the end of the day – we all know that coffee isn’t exactly great for you…especially three cups in succession…just to get going every morning!

Do you think that you could switch the black tar for lemon juice and hot water?

You now know the benefits – give it a try! 🙂

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here, please leave them in the comment section below.

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Increased Water Intake For Weight Loss

Increased Water Intake For Weight Loss

People always look for the easiest way to take on their expanding waistline, and to be honest with you, I’m no different at the end of the day!

I like running…but I also hate it at the same time.

I love seeing the weight slip off my bones when I’m exercising…but some mornings I really can’t be arsed to get out of bed and get my body moving!

Sometimes exercise is not even an option for some people – what then?

Well, today we are going to look at increased water intake for weight loss – does this form of weight loss work and if so…why aren’t more people trying it out???

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Why is Drinking Water Good For Weight Loss?

When all is said and done – ‘calories in versus calories out’ is still a VERY real thing when it comes to weight loss (so please don’t think this article is going to be the ‘magic bullet’ for your dieting problems!).

But, how much water you drink plays a huge role in determining what side of that equation you come out on.

Why is this?

Let’s take a closer look…



Working out when you are dehydrated is a waste of everyone’s time…well…a waste of your time (more specifically!).

Your workout/exercise will be half-cooked from the off and your fat loss will suffer as a result.

It’s worth noting that you never really feel that thirsty until your body gets rid of about 2% of it’s water content – unfortunately this is the usually the exact same point where your energy for working out takes a fall.

Therefore it is recommended that you drink at least 16 ounces of water before you go for a run, hit the gym, swim, whatever!

On top of this you should be looking at another eight ounces of water every half hour during your sweat session.

It is possible to check that you are getting enough water for your workout by simply weighing yourself before (and then after) your chosen exercise.

If your ‘after exercise weigh’ is 2% (or more) less than your ‘before exercise weigh’ – you ain’t drinking enough to handle the exercise routine!



Every time you consume food or have a drink, your body needs to work to process it – in a nutshell – it has to burn calories.

This process is known by the term ‘diet-induced thermogenesis‘ – a bit of a mouthful really!

Research points to the fact that increasing your water intake by 1.5 liters every day could increase your daily caloric burn by about 200 calories.



I’m pretty sure that 99% of you reading this article have already come across the claim that water can fill you up, killing off hunger pangs in the process.

Well that never really worked for me – water can control your hunger in a much more efficient way anyhow…

Water has a rather unique way of finding out exactly how hungry you are – it pinpoints your REAL hunger level.

Did you know that a majority of the feelings we get when we’re hungry also raise their head when we are really thirsty?

That empty feeling of a gurgling stomach, low energy levels, and even light-headedness can be linked directly to a lack of water intake.

So when you feel hungry, you can simply drink approximately 16 ounces of water to see what effect it has. Are you still hungry or do you feel a little more satisfied in the hunger department?



When you have energy coursing through your veins your workout will always be a good one – you are going to absolutely smash it!

Not only that, energy actually helps you get your ass in gear and get up from that sofa in the first place!

Water makes up nearly 70 percent of the human body and keeps your cells firing. This means that it supplies your aching muscles with oxygen and nutrients and also manages to keep your brain focused.

Remember – a focused brain is essential for a successful weight loss regime!



This is the real ‘biggie’ for me and my weight loss efforts – water manages to replace all of those nasty drinks that pile empty calories into your body.

Time and time again I hear people state that “Oh but water is so boring – I couldn’t drink it all day long…”

Absolute rubbish – you just need the willpower to get used to it (like anything new in life).

It’s a known fact that drinking more water will actually get rid of those ‘soda thoughts’, and eventually put you off the idea of going for that tin of Coke.

Increased Water Intake For Weight Loss

Now it’s over to you – what are your thoughts on increased water intake for weight loss?

We would love to hear your experiences with this form of weight loss in the comment section below.

Stay Healthy! 🙂

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How to Make Tap Water Taste Better

How to Make Tap Water Taste Better

The first thing I usually look at when people inform me they want to lose weight, is their drinking habits (regular drinks NOT alcohol – that’s another article!).

You can get pretty awesome weight loss results just from cutting out sugary drinks and increasing the amount of water you drink…but not everyone is that keen on the taste (or lack thereof) of water.

So today I thought we’d take a look at a few useful options on how to make tap water taste better – simple and healthy – check ’em out!

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I like to think of fruit options as ‘water enhancers’ – an incredibly simple and healthy way to flavor a glass of tap water.

I would recommend starting off with a few citrus fruit options, such as lemons, limes, and oranges. If you don’t mind the ‘bulky’ feel to your drink, you could go for the more diverse option of raspberries or watermelon.

When the summer months come around, my mother likes to add cucumber and fresh mint to chilled water (extremely refreshing option!).


Add bubbles to water

A lot of people tend to miss the bubbly effect of their choice of soft drink – they find still water a constant reminder that there are sweeter alternatives out there!

I have to be honest with you, I much prefer a carbonated mineral water as opposed to a straight mineral water. Again, add some fruit or fruit juices to the water – see what you can create!

Fizzy water tends to feel like much more of a treat…or is it just me?


Ice cubes in water

I always prefer my soft drinks cold – even in the winter! To go one step further, I would say that iced water tastes better than water served at room temperature.

I’m including this option because a friend introduced it to me last summer…and it was great…

She uses flavoured ice cubes to chill down her water. Simply use fruit additives…or any additives you fancy really…and flavour the water in the ice tray (before you chuck it in the freezer – obviously!).

If visitors pop round, and you want to be more creative, use ice cube trays that come in fun shapes, like stars, circles, or even fish (I like the fish shapes best!)

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Drink tea instead of water

Now, before we go any further, I should really point out that we are talking about the more HEALTHIER options of tea here (not your bargain basement standard black teabag from the local store!).

We are looking at herbal, fruit, green, white, and red teas here – the options that are widely considered to be a LOT more healthy for you overall.

These teas contain little to no caffeine and have a great selection of exciting and enticing flavors to choose out of.

First stop is the local health store, or even the health section at your local supermarket – you’ll be quite surprised at what they offer there…if you look hard enough!

If you take to them, don’t stop there – start researching the huge choice of speciality teas that come from all parts of the world.


Drink broth as a water alternative

If you find yourself getting a little peckish throughout the day, and your palate leans toward the savoury side, you may want to try out bouillons or broths.

Now I know this sounds a little strange…but hear me out for a couple of minutes…

There are numerous low-fat and low-sodium versions of these savoury options and at the end of they day – they are nothing more than (a posh version of) flavoured water!

Because these options are water-based, they also count towards your daily fluid consumption (which many people keep track of due to weight loss efforts).

Learn How to Make Tap Water Taste Better

So there we have it folks – five simple and healthy options for you to spice up your water.

What was your favourite? Do you have any ideas you would like to add to this list?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions on the article in the comment section below.

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How Much Water do You Need to Drink a Day to Lose Weight?

How Much Water do You Need to Drink a Day to Lose Weight?

Dieters are always looking for the easy option when it comes to losing weight. There has to be a simple solution that is easy to consume and will help them to shed a few extra pounds.

The answer doesn’t lie in miracle cures and weight loss pills, but rather the liquid you are taking those pills with.

All you really need is more water in your daily diet. So why is water so beneficial and how much water do you need to drink a day to lose weight?

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Why is Water so Helpful For Losing Weight?

Water does more than keep us hydrated and healthy. Drinking a glass or two of water can actively increase the body’s metabolic rate as the body works to warm up the water and process it.

Studies have shown that this can be as much as 30 percent for 30 to 40 minutes. This 30 minute window is vital for weight loss as this increased metabolic rate can lead to increase calorie burning.

Therefore, dieters are advised to drink a large amount of water before eating in order to reduce calorie intakes.

This can also be a good idea before exercise as there is a greater chance of burning more calories during that activity.

Why is Water so Helpful For Losing Weight?

It should also be noted that there are links between water consumption and appetite suppression.

This is another important benefit for dieting because it means that people that struggle with portion sizes and cravings could find themselves eating less.

This is also another good reason for drinking plenty of water before a meal.

Studies into water and weight loss have shown strong support for this approach…

A 2010 study in the water drinking habits of obese subjects showed that those that drank water before a meal were more likely to lose 4 more pounds over 12 weeks than those that didn’t.

There is also the suggestion that just 2 glasses or more a day can have a significant impact on pounds shed.

This shows that a few extra glasses of water could be the missing link between a healthy diet and more noticeable weight loss.

But drinking water is boring? Can’t I just have some diet drinks instead?

This attitude is understandable in a world where we are inundated with different brands of diet drinks.

Top drinks manufacturers are keen to create “healthy” alternative with “zero” in their names, low sugar levels or stevia instead of sweetener.

These drinks can be a nice treat now and then if you want a fizzy drink with less of the calories. However, they are no substitution for water.

The simple reason for this is that they don’t have the same properties for weight loss. In fact, studies have shown that the artificial sweeteners in these products can actually increase your appetite.

But drinking water is boring?

Water really is the best option, but there is no reason why it has to be plain, boring tap water.

Flavored water is ideal for ensuring that you keep up with your water consumption during the day. This is a simple thing to do and there is so much variety in the flavors, fruits and juices you can add.

The fashionable approach right now is to squeeze a little lemon juice in there and add a pinch of ginger. It tastes great and has additional health properties.

There is also little that is more refreshing than a pitcher of cucumber water.

Try and avoid bottled flavored water, such as brands with “a hint of” strawberry or lemon. These often contain those nasty artificial sweeteners.

So how much of these exciting new flavored water recipes should you be drinking each day?

It is clear that water is the way to go with weight loss goal. However, how much water do you need to drink a day to lose weight?

Unfortunately, there is no simple one rule where X amount of glasses will work. It can all depend on your age, the food you are eating, the medication you are taking and your general activity levels.

More importantly, it can depend on your weight.

Some work with the ration of 4 cups for every 50 pounds of weight. The best approach is to discuss the idea with a doctor and see what the ideal amount is for your personal situation.

With their guidance, plenty of willpower and a good recipe, you can use water to help you lose weight.

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Why Does Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?

Why Does Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?

In today’s age of ultra-complex weight-loss schemes, space-age gyms, and health food eating crazes, your options for losing weight and getting fit are about a dime a dozen. A lot of people who are unsuccessful with their weight-loss plans are simply unlucky, getting into a plan or program that doesn’t suit their needs.

Did you know that the simple act of drinking water can help get you to your weight-loss goals? Life’s most essential ingredient may also be the secret weapon to sculpting your beach body, and you didn’t even know it!

“Wait,” you may be saying. “Why does drinking water help you lose weight?” After all, like so many other things, if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.

However, recent ground-breaking research, as well as general knowledge long held by doctors and fitness professionals, seems to confirm the notion.

A recent study published in the journal “Obesity” found that water really can be a helpful aide in shedding those pounds. The study was held at the University of Birmingham in the UK, and led by Dr. Amanda Daley. While the study’s findings have yet to be replicated on a wider scale, the results are striking.

In the study, Dr. Daley recruited 84 adults with obesity, who participated in a 12-week experiment. The study participants were divided into two groups. One was instructed to drink 12 ounces (or one to two glasses) of water before each meal, while the other was simply instructed to imagine themselves as full.

Child drinking water

Dr. Daley and her helpers monitored the participants’ weight at the beginning, middle, and end of the study. The participants didn’t engage in any physical exercises.

It turned out that the first group, who drank the water, lost on average three more pounds than the other group. The first group lost about nine pounds, which, according to Dr. Daley, is what you could expect from participating in a Weight Watchers plan.

How did water become some sort of miracle weight-loss cure?

Dr. Daley explains it simply…

Water before meals fills up your stomach and makes you feel more full, restricting your impulse to gorge on food. The human body only needs a certain amount of energy per day, and gorging usually takes you far above that requirement. All that extra food is usually stored as fat, unless it’s burned away through exercise.

Dr. Daley cautions people, however, from treating water as the holy messiah of weight loss. It must be paired with a conscious and active effort to engage in healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating nutritious meals and exercising regularly. Water before meals, however, can be a great way to start or boost your weight-loss plans.

A lot of people mistake thirst for hunger pangs, in the process eating unhealthy snacks or simply overeating. A great way to avoid this pitfall is to drink a glass of water as soon as your stomach starts complaining. If the pangs persist, you’re most likely hungry – but go for that apple instead of that Kit Kat!

Water bottles

Put another way, water can be seen as the body’s primary lubricant. It makes up 55-75 percent of total body weight. Just like a car needs oil, if you don’t have enough water in your system, all of your body’s major functions perform less efficiently.

Here are just a couple of ways drinking 8 to 12 glasses of water per day can help you become healthier and leaner:

  1. It helps the liver metabolize, or burn, body fat
  2. While eating carbs (e.g. bread, rice), water helps your body prevent that food from being deposited as fat
  3. Water fuels your muscles, increasing size and strength, and therefore its fat-burning capability
  4. Drinking water means you’re not drinking sugary drinks like Coke/Pepsi

When exercising, your body requires about 16 ounces of water to burn one pound of fat. Without an adequate supply, you’ll not only make your muscles less efficient, you’ll also tire yourself out way more quickly, leading to an inefficient workout.

On its own, drinking water probably won’t turn you into a lean, mean, fat-burning machine. It does, however, work great as a supplement to your existing weight-loss program, or a way of motivating yourself during a particularly tough transition to healthy living.

Why does drinking water help you lose weight? Well, why don’t you give it a try, and find out for yourself. One way or another, your body will thank you for it.

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Does Hot Water Help You Lose Weight?

Does Hot Water Help You Lose Weight?

If you’re looking for easy, effective ways to lose weight, you’ve probably come across some interesting old wives’ tales online. For instance, celery burns more calories, eating after 9 p.m. should never happen and starting your morning with a glass of water every day will help you lose more weight.

Now, celery is healthy – but it won’t necessarily help you burn extra calories. And while binge eating is more likely to happen at night, calories are calories no matter what time you consume them.

However, there actually might be some merit to this whole water thing. But is it entirely true? Does hot water help you lose weight?

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4 Ways Hot Water Helps You Lose Weight

1. Water Helps Your Body Perform Vital Functions

First of all, it’s important to understand that drinking water at any temperature is crucial to losing weight, keeping it off… and simply staying alive. The human body is made mostly of water – 60 percent to be exact. Your brain is about 70 percent water and your lungs are an impressive 90 percent water.

The human body has many uses for water, which is why it requires so much of it. For instance, water helps lubricates joints, protect the brain and other tissues. It also helps with basic metabolic functions like regulating body temperature and removing waste via sweat, urination or bowel movements.

So how much water do you need to drink each day? There is another old wives’ tale that says we need eight glasses of water each day, but most doctors and dietitians dispute this. It’s a good number to shoot for – but everyone is different.

The Institute of Medicine recommends that adult men consume about 13 cups (3 liters) each day, while adult women should consume around 9 cups (2.2 liters). If you are physically active, you will need to consume a couple cups more in order to stay healthy and hydrated.

2. Water Helps You Feel Fuller Longer

Staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to avoid overeating. Sometimes our body sends thirst signals that are misinterpreted as hunger pangs – so next time you are craving an afternoon snack, try drinking a glass of water first. It will most likely leave you feeling satisfied until your next meal.

Want to avoid overeating when it’s actually time to eat? Try drinking a cup of hot water right before your meal. The University of Nebraska reports that consuming water or foods with high water content (cucumber, lettuce, watermelon and other fruits and vegetables) can help you feel fuller longer, which helps you eat less and lose more weight over time.

3. Water Has no Calories

Water is vital, satisfying and best of all… It has no calories! For this reason, it’s a great substitute for calorie-rich beverages like flavored coffee, sports drinks and hot chocolate.

The more unnecessary calories you can cut out of your diet, the quicker you can lose weight. If you love your morning coffee, try substituting a hot cup of water infused with lemon instead. And if you really need the caffeine, look for low-calorie flavor packets with caffeine additives at your local grocery store.

4. Hot Water Forces Your Metabolism to Work Harder

Up until now, we haven’t really discussed how hot water specifically helps you lose weight. That’s because there’s only a slight difference between drinking hot water versus any other type of water. Here’s why…

Whenever your body consumes something extremely hot or cold, your metabolism has to work a little harder in order to regulate your body temperature. When your metabolism has to work harder, that means you burn more calories. And since water has no calories, it’s the perfect way to get a little metabolic boost without also raising your daily caloric intake!

But you don’t have to drink a glass of hot water to feel the benefits – you could also fill up on a tall glass of ice cold water.

So…Does Hot Water Help You Lose Weight?

Hydration is a crucial component of weight loss and health in general, so adults should try to get between 9-13 cups each day. Water aids in metabolic functions, helps us feel fuller longer and serves as a no-calorie substitute for sugary drinks like flavored coffee and soda.

Drinking hot water can help you burn more calories because your metabolism has to work harder to keep your body temperature the same… But the same can be true for drinking water ice cold. That being said, whichever way you decide to drink the water doesn’t really matter as long as you drink enough of it.

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