We usually remember lemons only when we are ill. But this citrus fruit is good not only for boosting your immune system but also for losing a lot of weight. Depending on your goal, choose lemon fasting days or the proper diet and go ahead!
ABOUT THE LEMON DIET
This diet suggests drinking a lot of plain non-carbonated water (2.5 litres) with lemon juice. This mixture boosts metabolism, detoxes the body and guarantees weight loss. Mixing lemon juice and plain water give you a special drink which is a truly effective for weight loss.
Remember that lemon juice is rather aggressive for the gastrointestinal mucosa even when watered down. So, this diet is not for people with gastric ulcer or gastritis. Moreover, carelessly drinking too much lemon juice causes dwarfed enamel (so drink lemon juice through a special straw and rinse your mouth after drinking).
Drinking plain water with lemon juice throughout a day is a good practice even if you do not follow the lemon diet as it detoxes your body and makes your skin look clearer and healthier. Of course, you should avoid eating all kinds of sweets, salted, high-fat and fried foods if you want to improve your health.
Do not follow this diet for too long as it is too stressful for the body. But in a week of dieting, you can remarkably improve digestion and boost your metabolism and vitamin C level.
Some useful tips:
- Use manual or electric juice squeezer to get more juice.
- If you have excess stomach acid, take special gastric mucosal protective agents.
VERSIONS OF THE LEMON DIET
There are a lot of versions of this diet, but the most popular eating plans are as follows:
|LEMON FASTING FOR 3 DAYS|
|DAY 1||Water with lemon juice; low-fat kefir; non-starchy fruit as a snack.|
|DAY 2||Fresh lemon juice; low-fat yoghurt; water oatmeal porridge with apple slices.|
|DAY 3||Water with lemon juice; baked apples.|
One-week diet plan suggests eating usual food (but avoid pastry, sweets, high-fat and fried foods). Drink lemon water immediately after waking up and the rest of it throughout a day.
|FOR A WEEK|
|DAY 1||Water with juice of 1 lemon (1 glass)|
|DAY 2||Water with juice of 2 lemons (2 glasses)|
|DAY 3||Water with juice of 3 lemons (3 glasses)|
|DAY 4||Water with juice of 4 lemons (4 glasses)|
|DAY 5||Water with juice of 5 lemons (5 glasses)|
|DAY 6||Water with juice of 6 lemons (6 glasses)|
|DAY 7||Water with juice of 3 lemons (3 litres with a teaspoon of honey)|
The best lemon weight loss method is lemon fasting each 1–2 weeks.