Is Hot Lemon Water Something I Have to Drink? This is a question asked all too often for those starting the 17 Day Diet.
If you want to stay strictly by the 17 Day Diet rules, then yes…drink the hot lemon water each morning after you wake up. See page 48 in Dr. Moreno’s book.
Lemons contain a host of important vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin C, B-1, B-2, B-6, and riboflavin.
Lemons also contain calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
According to Livestrong.com, when you combine lemon with hot water, you are allowing its nutrients to help eliminate waste within your body. Hot lemon water helps flush toxins out of your body– it’s a perfect compliment to Cycle 1 as you are eliminating carbs and sugar.
Hot lemon water also aides in weight loss. Without drinking this concoction, you risk suffering from constipation and diarrhea more so than if you skipped this morning wake-up drink all together.
Hot lemon water first thing in the morning stimulates your digestive juices and gets things flowing. Sure, you can skip this part of the diet all together, but there are many reasons above why you shouldn’t.
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