Hot lemon water is possibly the best no calorie drink you can ingest first thing in the morning on the Military Diet. Hell, it’s the best drink you can drink when you’re not on the Military Diet too! Hot lemon water detoxes your body, but more importantly, it boosts your metabolism and energy levels. We could all use an energy boost on the Military Diet.
How can something so simple be so effective?
When you get up in the morning, squeeze at least half a lemon into a cup of hot water. Organic lemons are best to avoid harmful pesticides. And wait at least 10 minutes after drinking to eat.
You’re bombarded with toxins in today’s modern world… everywhere from the polluted air you breathe, the water you drink, the shampoos and other cosmetics that lather your body with chemicals, and of course, all of the chemical additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and other harmful compounds in the food that you eat.
Why are lemons so darn good for you? Besides all the vitamins, minerals and immune boosting properties of lemons, they are one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat. Because lemons are so acidic, this sounds counter-intuitive, but the acid in lemons create alkaline blood. Our bodies get too acidic from eating sugar and grains. An alkaline body is optimized for weight loss, immunity and less inflammation.
And what about that energy boost we’re always looking for? Just the scent of lemon juice improves our mood, reduces anxiety and boosts energy. The alkalizing effect of lemon juice removes toxins from your body, also boosting energy levels.
But the number one benefit of hot lemon water? WEIGHT LOSS. Because lemon juice also improves the digestive system and improves hormonal balance, weight loss is a natural benefit of drinking lemon water. If you’ve been looking for a no calorie super drink to add to the Military Diet, hot lemon water is it.