3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > General Diet Plans and Questions > LA Weight Loss

Hot Water with Lemon...does it work?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-22-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
Becca on LAWL
 
stitchinchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 89

S/C/G: 220/193/123

Default Hot Water with Lemon...does it work?

Here's a question: my counselor at my COD keeps encouraging me to try and drink "hot water with lemon" - I have tried it and while it is okay, unless it TRULY works, then I doubt it's something I'd just do for fun. So the question is:

Hot water with lemon...does it really work??
__________________
Becca - on LAWL (now "PURE WEIGHT LOSS as of 9/07) since 4/1/2007

stitchinchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
maryblu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 723

S/C/G: 155/145/130

Height: 5'7

Default CW on lemon juice

It seems that most agree lemon juice is a mild, natural and safe diuretic. In Fat Flush, which is a stringent, two-week detox, you drink a lot of unsweetened cranberry juice diluted in water, and the juice of half a lemon in one cup of hot water...... if I am holding water weight, which I have only recently started doing (didn't know how lucky I was all those years!) then I will do the lemon juice thing and stay close to the bathroom. I daily drink the unsweetened cranberry juice in my water....it is so good for the bladder. Mary
__________________
/weight-tracker/] [/url][url=http://www
maryblu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 01:53 PM   #3
Katie
 
Repo girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Rexburg, ID
Posts: 4,671

Height: 5'1

Default

Oh yeah, it really works. Major diaretic. If you have eaten something high in salt, for instance, hot lemon water will counter the subequent gain on the scales. The same goes for alcohol, which always makes me gain.
__________________
"Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, either way you are right."

Repo girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 02:12 PM   #4
Lost in Wonderland
 
CrimsonClover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 105

S/C/G: 230.5/199.5/150

Height: 5'10"

Default

hmmm that is interesting... never knew about the lemon

I started drinking plain hot water a few months back ... My husband and in-laws are from England and it seems to be common practice for them

Its nice in cold NY winters to keep warm, get my water in, and keep it to 0 points.
__________________
Ultimate goal



Next Milestone Goal - 175 pounds

CrimsonClover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 02:18 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
tosha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waco,Texas
Posts: 17

Height: 5'9"

Default

and I know I am crazy but if I eat something greasy and off plan the hot lemon water settles my tummy. About 2 weeks ago when it SNOWED in Texas I caved and we ordered Pizza Hut meat lovers pan pizza. Wellafter 1 and 1/2 peices my tummy started cramping so bad it brought tears to my eyes. I drank hot lemon water and it helped my tummy and I did not gain any weight I still lost! So after all that rambing yes it works for me I know.
__________________
Right back where I started at, Plus some.
tosha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 02:23 PM   #6
Post-Master
 
Mama Nicole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 3,400

S/C/G: 235/213/150

Height: 5'7"

Default

yes, it works

Oh, and on the drinking hot water plain subject, my Grandpa used to say it was perfect for constipation relief
__________________
Nicole

Official Ticker:




10/14/2013----game ON! 213
Weekly Losses with Official WI day on Mon:
Week 1 Oct 21: WI 210.4 Loss: 2.6 lbs.
Week 2 Oct 31: WI 209.4 Loss: 1.0 lbs.
Week 3 Nov 4: WI 208.8 Loss: 0.6 lbs. WW
Week 4 Nov 11: WI 208.2 Loss: 0.6 lbs.
Week 5 Nov 18: WI 203.2 Loss: 5 lbs
Week 6 Nov 25: WI
Mama Nicole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 02:46 PM   #7
Becca on LAWL
 
stitchinchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 89

S/C/G: 220/193/123

Default

So, now that we've determined it works: how much would one suggest drinking in a day (that one is holding water weight), and does it count towards my 8 8-oz glasses of water?
__________________
Becca - on LAWL (now "PURE WEIGHT LOSS as of 9/07) since 4/1/2007

stitchinchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 03:17 PM   #8
WonderWoman
 
JLem311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: LaLa LemonsLand.
Posts: 1,764

Height: 5'5 and a half!

Default

i always put lemon in my ice water. i don't drink it with hot water. and about a year ago i discovered a product called True Lemon. it's packets of crystallized lemon and they are equivilent to a few tbsp of juice. that way my lemons never go bad and it's cheaper. now they have True Lime too. i always have a box of each on hand to use with my water. i love 'em! here's the website to check it out: www.truelemon.com
__________________
Jillian
Highest weight: July 2003 when I delivered my 1st child




"Exercising is like brushing your teeth...it's just something you have to do everyday."

"Success often comes from doing ordinary things with extraordinary commitment."
JLem311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 03:48 PM   #9
Danette lawl march 20/07
 
fan4u2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: nova scotia Canada
Posts: 121

Height: 5'4"

Default

HI

I have also just started drinking the lemon water as suggested by all the group here. I stab it with a fork a couple of times( which i find a small stress relief lol) then microwave for a min then cut in half it makes alot of juice that way and i store it for future use. I just stoppped using the lites because of tummy trouble and started drinking the lemon water and the tea from the cod it has reallly helped me. I will find out monday if it helps alot on the scale
to all that have helped me with this
__________________
Danette
On RED just plain RED no lites



Last edited by fan4u2 : 04-22-2007 at 04:05 PM.
fan4u2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 03:52 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
adaem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 267

Height: 5ft 4in

Default

This sounds very interesting. I don't mean to push my way into your thread but how much lemon to water? And does it have to be fresh lemon or can it be lemon juice you can buy at the store with warm water?
__________________
adaem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 03:58 PM   #11
Danette lawl march 20/07
 
fan4u2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: nova scotia Canada
Posts: 121

Height: 5'4"

Default

The lemon juice from the store has alot of sodium in it so I wouldn't use it
__________________
Danette
On RED just plain RED no lites


fan4u2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 04:05 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
maryblu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 723

S/C/G: 155/145/130

Height: 5'7

Default lemon juice --Real Lemon

Good old fashioned Real Lemon juice, the kind that has been around since I was a kid, has no sodium in it. The Fat Flush Diet is pretty extreme, and even that only requires the juice of half a lemon, or a few Tbsp. in one cup of hot water daily......I would be cautious, and not think that more is better, and remember, this is about water weight, it won't actually burn any fat. *darn!
__________________
/weight-tracker/] [/url][url=http://www
maryblu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 04:40 PM   #13
On LAWL since 1/10/07
 
DenverChick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 216

S/C/G: 212.8/183/140

Height: 5'8" or 9"

Default

Squeeze 1/2 lemon into 8 oz. of hot water. That is the ratio I was given. Drink a couple of times a day.
__________________



Libby
DenverChick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 05:52 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
tosha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waco,Texas
Posts: 17

Height: 5'9"

Default

the COD told me a whole lemon in 8oz of water.
__________________
Right back where I started at, Plus some.
tosha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 06:11 PM   #15
New mommy again :-)
 
emmysmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 1,203

Height: 5'2"

Default

Funny...I just made my glass of lemon water to flush out the extra sodium I took in today...we made steaks, but marinated them (lots of sodium). I normally put the juice of one whole lemon in 8 oz of water and nuke it for 30 seconds...works like a charm! Of course, I'll see for sure after tomorrow's WI.
__________________
Tina
Goal...


emmysmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:57 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2