5+ Best Ways to Use Lemon for Weight Loss
Everyone wants to maintain a shaped body and radiant skin in today’s world. Some of you might be vigorously involved in doing exercises, attending gym training and much more to lose extra fat in your bodies. But many of us don’t have much time in our hectic schedule or you can say some of us want an easy way to lose weight. In that case, make lemon your best friend and use it for weight loss.
If your aim is getting ‘size zero’ (not exactly 😛 ) this wedding season, then the lemon is the best ingredient to lose weight along with diet plan and a little bit of exercise. Lemon has the power to reduce belly fat. But remember, without doing any physical work, it may be difficult to achieve your goal.
Lemon is considered to be a power-house of nutrients and vitamin C which serves as a blessing to curb fat of the human body. “A lemon a day keeps fat away” is a true statement. Lemon has the perfect combination to detoxify and discard pollutants from the body. It acts as a stimulant to keep the body clean and helps to reduce the long-standing fat on a regular intake. We have also written about the other home remedies for weight loss on our blog.
How to Lose Weight with Lemon
Here are some best home remedies made by lemon for weight loss. These can be used at home regularly to get the desired results. But remember without proper and restricted diet, it may be difficult to lose weight with lemon. Let’s have a look at the best ways to use lemon for weight loss.
1. Lemon and Honey Drink for Weight Loss:
Drink lemon and honey in warm water, every day in the morning. Always take this drink on empty stomach. This lemon and honey drink for weight loss is the most magical drink to control weight and reduce belly fat.
Squeeze half lemon into one glass of lukewarm water. Add one tablespoon of honey to it and mix it. Drink this lemon homey water and lose weight naturally.
You can also make this lemon water in cold water as well as in hot water. This lemon honey for weight loss drink is beneficial in any way. This is the most simple and easy way to use lemon water for weight loss.
2. Lemon and Ginger for weight loss
One glass of warm water with lemon and ginger in the morning will definitely give you kickstart to the day. This lemon weight loss drink will help in melting the belly fat. Also, you can make lemon ginger tea anytime during the day. The lemon ginger tea helps in losing weight.
Lemon ginger water for weight loss serves as the best concoction in the morning to practice regularly since lemon and ginger independently has qualities which reduce fat. Lemon adds the anti-oxidants flavonoids while the ginger helps to reduce inflammation and strengthen immunity. Both together help in blood circulation and reduces blood pressure.
3. Green Tea with Lemon
Losing fat is very challenging and requires continued determination and restrictions on various foods and drinks. Here is one of the ways to reduce fat in a healthy manner. You can make this slimming tea by adding two tablespoons of lemon juice and half tablespoon of ginger powder (optional) to a hot cup of green tea. You can also add little honey for sweetness. Drink the green tea twice a day to lose weight and get the best and desired results.
Always take green tea with lemon after eating your food. You can take it 3 to 5 times a day. This is my favorite lemon drink for weight loss. I always kept the lemon green tea bag on my desk. Take a cup of hot water, place a lemon green tea bag for about 1-2 min and enjoy your tea. It is the easiest way to prepare a green tea with lemon.
4. Lemon and Orange Smoothie
All you need the juice of one lemon, 2 cups of orange juice, half cup of fresh mint leaves, one teaspoon of black salt, one teaspoon of maple syrup and crushed ice. Mix all the ingredients till it gets smooth. Pour this juice into the glass and enjoy the drink.
Since both lemon and orange have elevated levels of Vitamin C, anti-oxidants, pectin, and bioflavonoids hence serve as a combination to reduce fat, lowers cholesterol, prevents fatigue. You can have this smoothie to burn your fat more after a good exercise session.
5. Lemon, Grapefruit and Mint tea
One of the usual beverages of the day is tea, hence easy to make and intake to reduce weight and slash down fat. One whole grapefruit and half a lemon, mix it in a cup of water and let it settle in a kettle. Add some mint leaves and lemon rind, then heat it. Let it cool down and take it twice a day for desired results. You can add honey for sweetness.
This home remedy made with grapefruit and lemon for weight loss is a healthy way to shed the weight.
6. Lemon Diet for a Day
There are various diets followed today to lose weight over weeks, months or years. Here is one of the simplest diets. You can choose a day in a week to go on a lemon diet. Make lemon water for weight loss and drink it a whole day.
For making lemon water for weight loss, all you need is one and a half lemon and one tablespoon of pepper powder. Mix these two ingredients in 1-liter water. Drink this lemon water over the day to lose weight. Apart from that, you can have fruits, salads and filtered water.
This lemon water for weight loss will help to flatten your belly and burn a remarkable amount of fat over a day. It acts as an effective bile thinner and liver detoxifier.
Read more: 10 Best Foods for Healthy Skin
Hope you will soon start with these homemade remedies with lemon for weight loss and maintain the ‘beautiful you’. We will wait to hear your experiences, hence please share your experiences with us.
Expert’s Answers For FAQ’s related to Lemon Water:
How much lemon juice in water for weight loss?
The quantity of lemon juice for weight loss process depends upon your BMI (body mass index). If your BMI lies between 18.5 and 24.9, half lemon in 1 glass of water (approx 12 ounces) is enough for you. This much lemon juice in water is enough to accelerate the detoxification process of the body. But If your BMI is more than 25, then take a full lemon and squeeze it into 2 glass of water (Approx 24 ounces). Drink this daily in the morning before eating anything.
How to make lemon water for weight loss?
As I already told you, 1 glass of water with half lemon juice is enough if you have normal BMI. Take two glasses of water with full lemon if you are overweight. Drink this Lemon water first thing in the morning.
How to make a pitcher of lemon water?
Here are the steps of how to make a pitcher of lemon water:
- Pour 8 cups water in a pitcher or jug.
- Take two lemons, Wash them, cut into thin slices and add to pitcher.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
- Pour it into a glass and enjoy your lemon water.
- You can refrigerate it up to 2 days.
Note: You can also add a piece of ginger, slices of cucumber and mint into this pitcher of lemon water. All these ingredients help in weight loss.
How many times a day should you drink lemon water?
The human body can only metabolize about 1 glass ( approx 12 ounces) of water at a time. National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends that 70mg of Vitamin C in a day is enough for a woman and 90mg of Vitamin C is enough for a Man. Juice of 1 fresh lemon contains 30.7 mgs of Vitamin C. So, you can make your lemon water drink for weight loss according to this data. Just drink a glass of lemon water at a time and keep a gap between two.