The Lemon Water Cleanse?

4 Oct

Let's see how this works...

Since I’ve become an amateur baker, I’ve been ingesting a lot of sugar, I mean a lot. For some reason, I have become infatuated with cookie dough, I rarely eat the cookie, just the yummy dough (don’t judge me).

Generally, I don’t eat a lot of sugar, so my body reacted quickly and adversely to it. My face has begun to breakout badly and I’m sure it’s not doing anything good for my ever-expanding waistline…sigh. That is why I resolved to drink only water, at least for a little while.  Not that I won’t have the occasional drink (you gotta live a little), but mainly water for a little body cleansing.

For starters, water is cheap and has no calories. Unfortunately, it has no flavor either and to drink the 8 8oz glasses recommended can be a chore. I wanted a flavoring that had no sugar, calories and that was readily available, hence, lemons. The fact that I have a tree full of lemon made it the winner. Lucky for me, it seems there are benefits to the lemon and water combo.

We’ve all know the benefits of pure water, but fresh lemon seems to kick it up a notch. According to (which has a very handy calorie counter), here are the benefits:

  1. Helps you lose weight: When you’re drinking water, instead of sugary drinks, you are cutting out hundreds of calories a day. Water makes you feel full, so you eat less. Fibers (pectin) from the lemon helps to cleanse the colon, which can hold waste, apparently pounds of it.
  2. Activates detoxification: Drinking lemon-water early in the morning kickstarts your natural cleansing process. This assists in flushing toxins from your body. It is supposed to be a good way to “break the fast” before breakfast. This will also detox your skin.
  3. It’s Alkalizing: Lemon itself is not alkaline, from what I read, it is alkalizing in the body once metabolized.
  4. Free, free, free: At least for now in A&B. If you don’t have a tree, go raid your neighbors with a crocus bag. If you try fu rob fumi tree, me gwan shot you. Mi nah tek um ;)

This is a “mini cleanse”, the Master Cleanse, which I tried for three days, was way to intense for me and I abandoned it. I hated it, seriously, I was miserable.

I’m going to have a room temperature glass of lemon-water before my first meal in the morning and after my last meal at night. Other than that, its just pure water and natural flavoring–if need be. It will be made easier with the cute water bottle my friend got me! I’ll keep you up to date on how it works for me ;)

"I heart tap water" ha!

*Sidenote: It occurred to me that lemons, before they are metabolized, are acidic and can damage your teeth. I would suggest either drinking some pure water after the lemon water or brushing your teeth.

Who’s willing to try this with me?

4 Responses to “The Lemon Water Cleanse?”

  1. unpocorodriguez October 5, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    I like the idea! I even like the image! lol… I dont have the best of skin so I try to drink as much water as well but it can become a chore – just like you said.

    • Eternally Summer October 6, 2011 at 6:34 am #

      I’m going to stick to it and see what happens. I’ll keep you up to date. You hide it well, Un. Every time I see one of your makeup pics, they look amazing.

      • unpocorodriguez October 6, 2011 at 11:35 am #

        Well thank you! I do cover it well with my makeup but one day I will do a before and after shoot and you’ll see. I also have to send you some of my songs… I haven’t forgotten – a lil busy tho.

      • Eternally Summer October 6, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

        I’m looking forward to the before & after AND the music ;)

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