The key ingredient here is the water- Recent research shows that
drinking 400 ml of water as soon as you wake up in the morning, raises
your metabolic level significantly. Water has significant health benefits-
see the health benefits of water (Metabolic Level is the rate at which
your body burns calories to maintain itself) Through the night, your
body is deprived of water, and since most of your body processes use
water as a medium, your bodyâ€™s machinery slows down through the
night. When you drink water in the morning, it helps to rev the
machinery back into gear, so it kicks up the metabolic rate. The lemon has
Vitamin C, and honey has its health benefits , since they add vitamins,
minerals, and flavour.
So, assuming that your diet , exercise and activity level is the same, and
you start drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up, it will increase
your metabolic level. With an increase in your metabolic level, your body
will burn more calories for the same activity. Same number of calories
going on, more calories going out (from your raised metabolic rate). So
you will lose some weight from drinking lemon water in the short term.
But once your body gets used to lemon and hot water, the weight loss
will really slow down or stop.
So, drinking hot water and lemon is good for health. But, can you lose 5
lbs of weight, from drinking hot water, lemon and honey in the morning?
No. Will drinking hot water and lemon reduce any fat? No.