Lemons are rich in citric acid and are an excellent way to get rid of those annoying extra pounds.
Being rich in vitamin C and also vitamin A and B, citric acid, amino acids, calcium, magnesium, phosphor and potassium, lemon juice has a purgative effect because it stimulates your digestion. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that speeds up the burning of fats, reducing also the effects of cellulite.
Are you wondering what is the lemon diet? Well the lemon weight loss diet is a diet in which you eat 7 lemons daily. The whole diet lasts 16 days and you won’t start by eating 7 lemons from the first day. In the first day you will eat 1 lemon, in the second 2 lemons and so on. On the 7th day you will eat 7 lemons. Then you will take a two day break in which you don’t eat any lemons. After that, on the 10th day you eat 7 lemons, on the 11th day you eat 6 lemons and so on until on the 16th day you eat just 1 lemon. So you will increase the number of lemons gradually, take a break and decrease the number of lemons gradually.
The lemon diet for weight loss doesn’t require you to eliminate any foods from your current diet. Practically you don’t have to change your eating habits at all. All you have to do is eat more lemons, on certain days you will eat a lot of lemons. For optimum results you should try to eliminate saturated fats, farinaceous foods and sweets. That way you will lose more weight. Also you should know that you drink the lemon juice diluted in water or teas. Drinking all those liquids makes the lemon diet a great detox diet also.
If you have ulcer or gastric hyperacidity you shouldn’t follow the lemon diet. Also if during the lemon weight loss diet you start feeling bad I recommend you stop the diet as fast as possible. You should try the lemon diet to see if it’s right for you. If you find that the lemon diet isn’t that good for you don’t despair. There are lots of other weight loss diets out there for you to try. Eventually you will stumble upon the right weight loss diet for you.
May 21, 2009
Diets & Nutrition