Starting a weight management journey can be intimidating. It's easy to say, "I'll start tomorrow..." Especially if you've tried and failed in the past, thinking about starting a new weight management lifestyle where your favorite treats aren't invited can seem daunting at best.
That's why we created a 14 Day Lemon Water Challenge. Because two weeks of major focus and commitment is totally doable! Besides, drinking lemon water for weight management is simple, nourishing, and fun. And if you play your cards right (we'll show you how here), you're going to walk out of two weeks feeling energized and ready to take on the next challenge.
Make sure you read this entire page! You’ll learn everything you could hope to know about this challenge and about drinking lemon water for weight management and health - including how to extend the health benefits far beyond these 14 days!
The 14 Day Lemon Water Challenge
What is a lemon water challenge for weight managementFirst, let's talk about what this is NOT:
- This is NOT a calorie deprivation diet
- This is NOT a starvation diet
- This is NOT a lemon water fast
When you're following this protocol you still get to eat. There are food suggestions below, but the most important thing you will be focusing on is your daily lemon water intake.
What the lemon water challenge is:
- This IS a powerful detoxification protocol
- This IS a natural, safe way to support your weight management goals
- This IS the perfect starting point in a weight management journey
Are you ready to dive in and learn why lemon water is so great for weight management, health, and detox?
Why Lemon Water For Weight Management?
Drinking adequate amounts of water helps to temporarily increase the number of calories that you burn. When you add fresh lemon juice, you increase the weight management benefits. Lemons help reduce and prevent weight gain in a variety of ways by suppressing body fat accumulation. They may also increase metabolism. I am telling you, your best friend for weight management is lemon water.
Lemons also have many other benefits that support overall health and wellness, including supporting your heart and digestive health and lowering your risk of cancer.
Lemon Water Detox Benefits
Lemon water for weight management is excellent, however, adding even just a little bit of lemon water to your day can bring you fantastic cleansing benefits. The best part is that unlike other cleanses, a lemon water detox doesn't involve difficult regiments or drinking liquid all day. You can still eat nourishing and delicious meals, just add a beneficial dose of lemon water to your day to experience detox benefits.
The benefits of a lemon water detox include:
- Drinking lemon water supports weight management.
- A lemon water detox can boost your digestion.
- Drinking lemon water promotes hydration.
- Lemon water is a fantastic source of vitamin C.
- A lemon water detox can create a beautiful, smooth and healthy skin.
- Lemon water can support your kidneys and prevent kidney stones.
- Drinking lemon water provides a potassium boost.
- oxidative stress.
Without further ado, let's jump into your 14 Day Lemon Water Challenge!
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The Lemon Water for Weight Management Protocol
Day 1: Mix together one squeezed lemon with a cup of water and drink right after you wake up (before eating anything else).
Day 2: Mix together two squeezed lemons and two cups of water. Add 1 tsp honey for taste. Drink right after you wake up.
Day 3: Mix together three squeezed lemons with three cups of water and a little honey. Drink half first thing in the morning and the other half just before lunch.
Day 4: Mix together four squeezed lemons with four cups of water and a little honey. Consume it three times a day, in the morning right after you wake up, before lunch and in the evening before going to bed.
Day 5: Mix together five squeezed lemons with 5 cups of water and honey. Drink it three times just like the day before (but more each serving).
Day 6: Mix together six juiced lemons with six cups of water and a little honey. Consume the mixture three times a day before meals.
Day 7: Mix together three juiced lemons and 10 cups of water. Consume it three times a day before meals.
Day 8: Mix together 6 squeezed lemons with 6 cups of water. Consume it three times a day before meals.
Day 9: Mix together 5 squeezed lemons with 5 cups of water and honey. Drink it three times as before.
Day 10: Mix together four squeezed lemons with four cups of water and a little honey. Consume it three times a day as before.
Day 11: Squeeze 3 lemons and mix the juice with 3 cups of water. Add a teaspoon of honey and drink it twice a day.
Day 12: Mix lemon juice from 2 lemons with 2 cups of water and drink it in the morning before breakfast.
Day 13: Drink juice from one lemon and one cup of water.
Day 14: Prepare a drink from 3 lemons and 10 cups of water. Also, add a tablespoon of honey before you consume it.
And that's it! After you've finished the 14 days, I recommend drinking one glass of lemon water every morning indefinitely.
Why Only Drinking Lemon Water Won’t Help You To Lose Weight (+ HOW To Use Lemon Water For Weight Management)
Drinking lemon water is an amazing tool for weight management. However, I have to be frank with you. Lemon water is not the Wizard of Oz or a cute little fairy that will make all your wishes, or even your weight management goals come true all on its own. Lemon water needs support to help you lose weight.
If you continue eating a diet high in processed foods full of refined sugar and unhealthy fats and low in nourishing whole foods, adding a cup of water can’t make up for all the damage. I am not asking you to do a 180-switch overnight. I am suggesting to simply start making small changes every day to support your body. Add in more and more whole foods while reducing your processed unhealthy food intake.
Eating healthier with the combination of lemon water can help weight management. Drinking lemon water may boost your digestion and change your taste buds, helping you to crave more nourishing whole foods. Eating more nutrient-rich foods can help your daily lemon water to support your body more effectively.
You see how eating healthy and drinking lemon water may lead to weight management?
Food Recommendations During the Challenge: Healthy Food + Lemon Water for Weight Management
Eat more of these: vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds, fermented products, plant-based proteins, organic pasture-raised animal products, dark chocolate/raw cacao products.
Eat less of these: sugar, processed snacks, grains, soda, fast food.
Don't forget about working out either. Info weight management, it is important to complement your healthy diet and lemon water routine with working out. Exercise 20 - 30 minutes minimum at least 5 days a week. Mix up your routine by including both cardio and strength training. Choose exercises that you love. Aim to stay active throughout the day. Walking, dancing, hiking, and even playing with a cute puppy counts.
SO WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP - How to Use Lemon Water for Weight management after the Challenge?
Document how you feel throughout the protocol. At the end of the two weeks, come back and tell us how you feel. Did you lose any weight? Do you feel more energy? Is it starting to get easier to say no to foods that are harmful?
First, you want to continue drinking lemon water for weight management and health every day. Then you’ll also want to make simple changes each day to keep your progress going. You may remember that lemons and water both carry strong detoxifying and appetite-suppressing characteristics. I told you that lemon water is amazing for weight management. What’s even better is that you can INCREASE those powers by adding in some detoxing and craving-fighting superfoods.
Look into nutrient-dense supergreens like chlorella, spirulina, and moringa. These foods have more vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients than foods like bananas, oranges, and even kale. When the body is flooded with real whole food nutrition, cravings start to disappear.
Beetroot juice and green tea are great additions to help boost detoxing. Toxins and hazardous heavy metals have a way of getting tangled up with fat cells, making them extremely difficult to break loose. Detoxing is an important factor in shedding that resistant weight!
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