I am new to raw eating and have not made the complete leap yet. One change I did make however, about a week ago, is to eliminate diet soda from my diet. I replaced it with lemon water…about 3 liters per day.
I bought pure organic lemon juice and combine 1/4 cup juice with 30oz water. The results have been astonishing! Beyond my wildest expectations. With no change in my diet or training regimen I’ve lost about 6 pounds and feel great.
So my questions are…what exactly has been happening? And, should this be considered a normal type of response to this type of change? Thanks for any ideas.
ROCK ON aharmer!! what a great way to ease into it. lemon is the most cleasing of all fruits. now make an upgrade, buy a bag of organic lemons, anything you buy that is bottled has been pasteurized, so it loses its vital enzymes. so adding the fresh lemons would be even more beneficial.
then as next step, try doing breakfast and lunch raw, a smoothie or fresh juice to start the day and a salad or soup for lunch.
i think the hardest part is our emotional attachment to cooked food. if you look at food strickly as ‘fuel for the body’ you will have success beyond your wildest dreams.
do you have a juicer yet?
raw lemonade is one of the most detoxifying tonics you can drink, and the only ingredients are apples and lemon, so easy and so fresh!
yeah I don’t know why, but lemon water is great! I drink a cup of warm water with lemon in it every morning while doing about 10 minutes of stretching, and it’s a great way to start the day. My appetite is under control all day and I don’t get a stomach ache when I finally do eat breakfast like an hour and a half later.
Stylistchick is that the Green lemonade? lemon,apple,kale,celery??I have been juicing every morning and I really love the tast but apple,lemon seems so much quicker…I’m going to try I have tried mixing lemon with water and I get heartburn has anyone else exper this? same as orange with water something dosen’t sit well with me but that sounds wonderful. I also might try the warm water with lemon in the morning!