The Best Way To Start Your Morning!

 

I almost feel silly about posting the following ‘recipe’, because to some it might seem kind of like, “Well Duh!”

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I realized though that this ‘idea’ wasn’t always a ‘DUH’ thought for me, but more of like a, “Eh, who cares?”

Make sense?

Without trying to sound like an email in your spam inbox, the following is something that has truly helped me loose weight and keep it off. Sadly, I only recently discovered this a few months ago, because like I said before, this didn’t seem like THAT big of a deal.

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Every morning I’ve started drinking lemon water. Duh right? We’ve all heard how starting the day off with Lemon water can boost your metabolism and do many other things, but for some reason I never did it.

A few months ago I caught a nasty cold/flu bug and my throat was KILLING me! I starting drinking warm lemon tea every morning, noon, and night. I noticed that my cravings for, well chocolate (because that’s ALL I crave), were minimal and I wasn’t always reaching for something ‘sweet’. I’ve learned that sometimes when we think we are hungry, we are really thirsty. But I’ve always just put carbs & chocolate  in my mouth because I.Love.Food.

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This was a life changer for me, despite how ‘little’ this really is.

SO, what do you do? I fill up a large pitcher in my fridge with lemon slices, juice of a few lemons, and water. I leave it in my fridge and pour myself a glass in the morning. (Sometimes I heat it up, and sometimes I don’t.) Then through out the day I’ll drink regular water, but if I notice I’m craving something sweet or like a Ding Dong, I pour a glass.

If I really want something sweet, like a Twinkie, I’ll add a few drops of liquid stevia to my class. I don’t know why, but I really look forward to drinking it sweet. I’ve been having it as I watch my nightly trash tv…

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You can add many other things like mint leaves, cucumbers, fruit cubes, etc., but right now I’m loving just lemons.

It’s small and simple changes like these that make a difference in living a healthier lifestyle, honestly.

(But don’t worry. I still eat chocolate.Every day.)

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  1. I love lemon water! Do you like that brand of stevia? I heard it was good, but I don’t have a sprouts store near me and I want to try it!

    • Arielle says:

      Any brand is good! I used to use NuNaturals Stevia, which can be found online. Otherwise, any health food store most likely carries them. I usually buy what’s cheapest :)!

  2. I use lemon essential oil for my water. I love it! It’s great for so many things–your immune system, metabolism, cravings, balancing your body’s ph level, etc, etc. Have a great week! :)

  3. I love little morning or nightly rituals like this… I think it’s the act of taking time to take care of yourself and do something good for yourself that not only fights those cravings, but also makes you feel nourished and powerful to take on your day! :)

  4. Dana Kay says:

    I will definitely be trying this out! I feel like this will be a perfect spring and summer time drink to keep hydrated. thanks for sharing.
    xo,
    Dana Kay

  5. Interesting! I’ve actually never heard of drinking lemon water to suppress cravings, etc. but I can see how that would work. I’m going to start trying it out too. Like you, I’m sure I’ll still get my chocolate fix every day, but I’m definitely open to trying something that can help cut that habit back a bit :)

  6. d says:

    Add a tsp of raw honey with that instead of stevia, the synergy of the honey, lemon and warm water is oh so good for blood pressure and cholesterol!

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