Lemons are often seen as a garnish, or something to squirt on salads, but did you know that lemons can help you lose weight? There are plenty of ways to use lemons to lose weight, but I’ve chosen the top five ways to work into your daily habits! Keep reading to see how you can use something as simple as a lemon to lose weight!
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Season Veggies and Other Food with Lemon
Vegetables are must in any healthy diet, so try seasoning them with lemon juice after roasting, steaming, or stirfrying. This will boost the flavor as well as the vitamin C content! You can do the same trick with fish or chicken as well!
Add Lemon to Green Tea
We already know that 4-5 cups of green tea per day can help you burn more fat, but did you know that by adding slices of lemon to your tea, you preserve the natural polyphenols that exist in lemons, helping your body take full advantage of their fat burning properties!
Make a Homemade Salad Dressing
Ditch the store-bought dressings that are packed with sugar, fat, and sodium (yes, even the diet and low-fat ones). Make your own by squeezing lemons and adding other healthy ingredients like olive oil or avocado oil, lemons zest, honey, salt and pepper, and any other spices you like to cook with!
Make Healthier Cocktails
Cocktails are famous for being packed with sugar, but you can make them healthier with lemons! Lemon juice, club soda, and vodka or gin make for a great cocktail that you don’t have to feel guilty about later– the lemon will keep your taste buds happy without overdosing you on sugar!
Make Infused Water
If you’re having trouble getting enough water each day, try infused water! Staying hydrated is an important aspect of your health, especially if you’re trying to lose weight! You can make infused water very easily– gather the ingredients you want to use– Lemon, obviously, but maybe you’d like to add mint or basil, rosemary, or other fruits (think strawberries, kiwis, etc.) Adding a bit of flavor to your water will make it more tempting to drink, but the good news is it’s got just a bit of juice and sugar from the things you’ve put in it, and no mystery ingredients that you sometimes get from fancy coffee drinks or energy drinks!
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