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Loves Saddlebreds
03-20-2006, 07:57 PM
Ok - maybe I'm overthinking this :o , but how do you make your hw & lemon? I checked my entire plan (bought mine off the internet) and it doesn't really say anything about it. Is it the juice of entire lemon added to a cup of hot water? Sounds silly, but I'd like to make sure I'm doing everything according to plan so I don't retain water, which is a big side effect of stopping smoking.

Between no cigarettes and lack of interesting food on TO - I am a bit of a @#:devil: %*& today.


ChristineS
03-20-2006, 08:02 PM
I checked my plan, too, and all it said was "hot fresh lemon water, up to two cups per day." That was for the fast forward stage of my plan. Maybe you just squeeze lemon juice into hot water until you like the taste?

I'm curious to know the answer to this one, also.

Christine

Repo girl
03-20-2006, 08:27 PM
I poke a whole lemon with a fork a few times, place it in a bowl, and put in the microwave for one minute. After it cools a little I cut it in half, still in the bowl, so that you don't lose any juice, and squeeze one half into a tall glass, then I fill the glass the rest of the way with hot tap water. I slam this water, then about an hour later, I come back and repeat with the other half of lemon and the rest of the juice in the bowl. So total it is about 32 oz of lemon water. This always works for me. Heating the lemon will get the lemon to release all of the juice.


mibelle
03-20-2006, 08:40 PM
I am reading this and I am interested to know, what is the hot water and lemon suppose to do?? Also, I am new to this site, I would like to know how to get my own scale for my messages..... Thanks, Michelle

Gamababa3
03-20-2006, 09:07 PM
Michelle welcome. I have never done the warm lemon water, but what I think others have said it helps to flush things out quicker. To get a tickler or scale you can double click on anybodies here to set up yours. I go through a different company because I like that it shows ounces that you've lost also.

Repo girl
03-20-2006, 09:24 PM
Hi Michelle, and welcome. Hot lemon water is awesome for water retention. I do it anytime my rings feel tight, I have eaten in a restaurant, or I have been drinking any alcohol.

MTdebster921
03-21-2006, 12:33 AM
Welcome michelle
My center told me that you can either do the fresh lemon like Katie does or just get some hot water and squirt in some lemon, either juice or fresh. You can count the lemon as a fruit if you use 4 oz., but that is a lot of lemon juice. For some weird reason a lot of lemon juice at one time makes my asthma go haywire, so I just do about an ounce in a coffee cup of hot water and sip on it. I actually like the taste of it without any sweetener, but you could definitely sweeten in. I was also told that unsweetened, you could use it as part of your daily water intake. But we all know every center and counselor will tell you different things. I don't drink it too close to bed time cuz it makes me pee like crazy.

mibelle
03-21-2006, 11:23 AM
Thank you soo much! I actually am on weight watchers myself but find this hot water and lemon thing interesting! Also thanks for the advice on the scale!! Michelle

rad7775
03-21-2006, 12:15 PM
Hello michelle:
Welcome :welcome2::welcome3:

StargazerJMK
03-21-2006, 12:55 PM
I poke a whole lemon with a fork a few times, place it in a bowl, and put in the microwave for one minute. After it cools a little I cut it in half, still in the bowl, so that you don't lose any juice, and squeeze one half into a tall glass, then I fill the glass the rest of the way with hot tap water. I slam this water, then about an hour later, I come back and repeat with the other half of lemon and the rest of the juice in the bowl. So total it is about 32 oz of lemon water. This always works for me. Heating the lemon will get the lemon to release all of the juice.


This is the way I do it as well, Thanks Repo Girl for the instructions. This works for me. I do 1/2 (16 ounces) before leaving for the office, and the other half when I get to the office, which is about an hour between.

mibelle
04-02-2006, 12:38 PM
Hello Everyone, Thank you for your great responses!! Are you suppose to drink this everyday on la weight loss? I noticed that this guy on the sopranos drinks this too, too funny!! I have been drinking this at least a couple times a week or sometimes a couple days in a row, just dont know if it is an everyday thing?? Let me know THANKS!! Michelle

Repo girl
04-02-2006, 12:54 PM
Michelle- I just do it if I have had a lot of sodium. On LAWL we are very sodium restricted, so if you cheat and eat something high in sodium (IE pepperoni pizza) you will see a gain because of water retention, and the lemon gets it out.

deetsmom
04-02-2006, 01:02 PM
LOL- thats funny about the Sopranos, I laughed so hard when they had that in the scene!

Misti in Seattle
04-02-2006, 01:07 PM
Oh I love hot water with lemon, and even drink it in restaurants! I just cut lemon slices or chunks, squeeze and drop it into the water. Sometimes roll the lemon a bit first to make it juicy. No, I am not on LA weight loss or any diet plan. LOL I have been doing it for YEARS so glad to see I am finally "in style" LOL

Another thing that is good is fresh pieces of orange in Earl Grey decaf tea! Really brings out the orange essence of the tea.

Oh and Michelle.... :welcome: to 3FC!!

mibelle
04-02-2006, 10:18 PM
Thanks Repo Girl!!That is good to know, I have been getting myself to drink it a little more often now, kind of find it a little addicting in a way, maybe because it is a little different than just plain old cold or room temp water. The only other thing I drink is my decaff tea in the morning and once in a while sierra mist free. So it gives me a little something different!

deetsmom-- I know when I seen that I was like holy sh*t hot water and lemon that is too funny!! I just started that myself!! lmao..

Misti-- thanks for the welcome, I am really starting to like it here! everyone is sooo friendly which I guess you wouldnt be here if you did not want to post, lol.. But that is funny that you have been drinking it and now it is the new thing!! Thanks for the tip on the tea, I only drink decaff if I drink anything, tea coffee sodas.. etc... I mainly drink lots of water though!!

Have a good night everyone have to go watch sopranos will be on tomorrow!! Michelle

Dairy Fairy
04-02-2006, 10:23 PM
Too bad hot lemon water wouldn't reverse all effects of that great Italian food they must be eating ;)

Misti in Seattle
04-02-2006, 11:14 PM
Hi Mibelle -- I should have pointed out that the Earl Gray tea I drink IS decaf. LOL I guess I think like a Seattleite... the vast majority of tea we drink here is decaf and/or herbal. :) I'm curious... why don't you have any interesting food? (I don't know what TO means so perhaps that would be my clue.) :)

Oh and Repogirl, yes thanks... that is a good idea to poke the lemon and stick it in microwave for a bit to get the most benefit from it! I will have to try that!

Repo girl
04-03-2006, 12:06 AM
Sure Misti, also, be sure and send it down your garbage disposal when you are done with it. Lemons clean and deoderize the blades.

Misti in Seattle
04-03-2006, 12:29 AM
Thanks and good point! I definitely put all citrus peels down the disposal!

Misti in Seattle
04-04-2006, 01:14 AM
Hi Repo Girl... today I decided to try your lemon water method... wow, you are right; nuking the lemon really brings out more juice. Curious... is there a reason you wait an hour between the first and second bottles of it? Since I was at work and wanted to get it ready on my lunch hour I just put all the juice in a 32 oz bottle with hot water and chugged the first half; then slower on the second half.

lak_55119
04-04-2006, 10:48 AM
My center also suggest the hot water and lemon for the other problem.(bm)
They say it will get things moving.

Misti in Seattle
04-04-2006, 09:24 PM
Well so far it is sure not making these POUNDS start moving again... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :) I QUIT!!! (Just kidding)

Misti in Seattle
04-08-2006, 08:46 PM
I poke a whole lemon with a fork a few times, place it in a bowl, and put in the microwave for one minute. After it cools a little I cut it in half, still in the bowl, so that you don't lose any juice, and squeeze one half into a tall glass, then I fill the glass the rest of the way with hot tap water. I slam this water, then about an hour later, I come back and repeat with the other half of lemon and the rest of the juice in the bowl. So total it is about 32 oz of lemon water. This always works for me. Heating the lemon will get the lemon to release all of the juice.

Hey, Repo girl... just wanted to say I have been trying this all week and WOW I can really tell that it is helping my entire system. LOL won't go into graphic details as to how I can tell but I am sure you can all figure it out if you use your imaginations a bit!! :) Thanks for the great tip!

Repo girl
04-08-2006, 10:34 PM
Sure Misti, glad it is helping. I only wait an hour in between because 16 oz is about all I can handle at once.

Misti in Seattle
04-08-2006, 11:17 PM
Oh good! I chug down the first 16 oz and then drink the next over the next hour or so. <G>

evierama
05-23-2006, 12:06 AM
Im still confused? :?: Im on WW should i drink this daily,weekly or before bed? I suffer with constinpation...sorry to be graphic.

dolphn545
05-23-2006, 07:41 AM
evierama - I can only speak for myself. I drink the hot lemon water whenever I have an excess in sodium, eat something that I really shouldn't, or eat out at fast food. I don't use it on a daily basis.

JasonsLea
06-04-2006, 12:29 AM
Hey all! I tried the lemon water today and let me tell you, it worked! LOL But I don't like the taste. My mama told me to add a tsp of honey but I was wondering if that would mess up the process?

Misti in Seattle
06-04-2006, 01:14 AM
Shari, someone told me to add the honey also but I didn't do it because I like the plain lemon water and don't like or feel I need the honey. But I doubt if that small amount of it could be harmful in any way! I have been doing the hot lemon water every morning since I read about it here (32 oz) and yes it DOES work!!! And to me it FEELS really good too going down! It's a great start to my mornings.

JasonsLea
06-04-2006, 01:31 AM
Thanks Misti! I'm gonna add a lil honey cause I really do hate the taste of plain water and lemon.

BTW, love your new pic!