Drinking a glass of warm water to which a squeeze of lemon juice has been added, will not help you lose weight! It only helps hydrating your body and providing vitamin C.
Jaclyn Reutens, a clinical dietitian at Aptima Nutrition & Sports Consultants in Singapore, says: “From a physiological perspective, being well-hydrated ensures that your organs function normally and your metabolism runs optimally,” she says. “The reverse is true when you are dehydrated. The lemon juice, besides being high in vitamin C, adds extra flavour to the water, which is good if you find plain water unappealing.
Drinking lemon water regularly throughout the day can only help with weight loss if you are consuming it in place of sweetened beverages such as ice-blended coffee drinks, energy drinks and soft drinks.
Dropping just 500 calories daily can help you lose up to a kilogram a week, depending on your overall health, whether or not you exercise, and other factors.