Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Lemon Tonic for Weight Loss

I’ve been reading about the benefits of lemon specially in weight loss.  So I though of giving it a shot, I have nothing to lose but probably will gain a lot.  I already started this lemon tonic during my detox and i’ve been drinking it, without the olive oil though, since then (see My Three Day Detox Program). 

You can search the world wide web for the recipe and you will get more than a dozen of them.  Naturopathic and alternative medicine practitioners have already cashed in on this. 

I have digestive issues, often constipated, that’s my major problem.  I also have hormonal issues as I am I have policystic ovary sydrome.  And of course I want to lose weight, and who doesn’t.  I don’t want to just rely on modern medicines to deal with my health issues and my weight problem so I decided to continue with my lemon tonic morning routine.  Check my post on the wonders of Lemon to see the benefits of eating / drinking & using this wonder fruit.

The best time to drink this is upon rising.  This is my “water” right after I get out of bed.  I make sure that I drink this at least 4 times a week.

The recipe is so simple.  You can have it prepared ahead of time.  Just keep it in the fridge. 

Ingredients:

Lemon, peeled and seeded - 1 pc
Water – 500 ml
Honey - 1 tsp (optional)


Preparation: 

Mix all the ingredients in a blender.  Serves 1 only. 

If you have a citrus juicer, you can juice the lemon using it and just mix the lemon juice with the water and honey (optional)

Here’s the estimated Nutritional  values per serving based on ingredients used. 
 1) without honey : calories – 17 kcal
 2) with honey : calories - 40 kcal

- Foodformylove(22March2011)

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