Does is sound a bit fairytaley? Well, good. Any diet that sounds too good to be true should sound. But let’s make things straight! This diet does not mean that all you’ll be “eating” would be a glass of lemonade per day (though we’ve heard of some even stranger diets). Nor does it mean that you will drink a glass of lemonade daily, continue to eat just as much and start losing weight immediately. Though the supporters of this diet stand by the claim that even if you do not change anything in your daily diet or lifestyle, you can still benefit from having this drink on a regular basis. All you need to do is to drink every morning a glass of water to which you’ve added some fresh lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey. You can also drink it after a heavy meal, to stimulate digestion. Here is why it works:
It reduces the appetite
Lemon contains a type of fiber called pectin, which reduces hunger and cravings.
It creates an alkaline environment in the stomach
And this is beneficial for your overall health, but also for weight loss.
It dislocates fat
The honey and lemon drink has an astringent effect on fatty cells, meaning that it stimulates the body to transform them into energy for your daily activities.
It stimulates digestion
Lemon stimulates bile production, while honey is anti-inflammatory, protects the stomach and has a mildly laxative effect. If you drink it in the morning, this basic lemonade will hydrate the colon, stimulate digestion and soften the stool, therefore preventing constipation.
It prevents bloating
Honey and lemon drink stimulates the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of toxins.
It eliminates excess water
The honey and lemon drink is mildly diuretic, therefore it helps eliminate the excess water, but also the toxins, from the tissues.
It boosts energy
The more energy you have, the more physical activity you’ll do and that will become noticeable on the scale soon enough.
Lemon contains vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells against the damage caused by free radicals, lowers cholesterol and stimulates collagen production.
It accelerates your metabolism
Certain micro-nutrients in honey are believed to influence the way the digestive system processes food. This can stimulate far burn and cause a more rapid weight loss.