In today’s calorie-rich world, you may be often stumped as to how to lose weight. There is some wisdom in the good old home remedies and amongst them, lies a simple habit of drinking warm water mixed with honey and lemon, which will go a long way in your quest for weight-loss.
When you overeat or do not exercise enough, the food you consume puts too much load on your digestive system. Since your body can’t digest all this food at once, it experiences a nutrient deficit and tries to overcome that deficit by storing fat which results in weight or inch gain. Although warm water and honey is not the complete solution for weight loss, it sure helps the process.
How to Use
Every morning, on an empty stomach, take a glass of warm (not hot) drinking water. Add 1 eatspoon of honey in it along with 3 to 4 drops of lemon, and drink this concoction.
Note: Honey should be added after the water is heated because if honey is heated, it loses its properties.
Warm water helps in clearing the digestive system by washing away residual undigested substances in the intestine, stimulating better digestion in the process. It helps in flushing out toxins from the body.
Lemon’s benefit lies in its cleansing quality. It is very effective for cleaning the digestive tract thus facilitating better digestion and ultimately weight loss. Also, lemon is rich in vitamin C which helps prevent cough and cold.
The third musketeer, honey, contains enzymes that improve metabolism. A boost in metabolism means faster breakdown of the consumed food, better absorption of nutrients and faster conversion of stored fat into energy. The digestion becomes easier which in turn nullifies the body’s need to store any fat.
Myth: Honey leads to weight gain
Unlike sugar, honey is not a simple carbohydrate. Sugar and other starchy substances lead to weight gain, because they are simple carbohydrates and can easily be converted to fat. This is not the case with honey, which has natural sweetness and other essential enzymes which stimulate metabolism and digestion.
It’s important to remember that only this remedy will not be enough for weight loss. It is a very good habit to inculcate in your daily routine, but along with it; you must have a healthy diet plan and enough exercise to shed those extra kilos.
Those who are underweight or of ideal weight will also benefit from this habit since this remedy improves metabolism and digestion which helps absorption of nutrients.