How often do you think about how you start your day? Do you find some days are better than others? Well what you do first thing in the morning matters! It can kick start the way the rest of your day will go!

Starting with exercise is a great way to kick start your day, but that is another topic!  We are all busy in the mornings, getting ready for work, feeding/dressing kids, checking emails, trying not to be late – but if there is ONE thing you should do each day, before you have breakfast is to squeeze about half a lemon into a glass, add some hot/warm water and drink it!

Here are 7 reasons why you should be drinking hot water with lemon (or Lime if you prefer) every day!

1. Balances your pH levels

Many people think that Lemons are an acidic food, however its actually the opposite, well sort of. Lemons are acidic on their own, but when they hot our bodies, they turn alkaline. And you want an alkaline body to ensure good health!

2. Helps with weight loss

How you ask??!!! People who have a more alkaline diet, tend to lose weight faster. But also, lemons are high in pectin fibre, which can help fight hunger cravings. Also think about when you start your day in a positive healthy way, I’m sure you will want to be ‘good’ for the rest of the day – choosing healthy snacks over sugar filled ones!! Take the other half of the lemon to work and have another hot lemon in the afternoon when you would usually get a sugar craving!

3. Gives your immune system a boost

Lemons are high in Vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds & flu.

4. Helps your digestion

Drinking warm water with lemon of a morning can help your digestion in 2 ways – Lemons are packed full of vitamins and minerals that help loosen toxins in the digestive tract, and the warm water stimulates the  gastrointestinal tract and the muscle contractions in the intestinal walls that keep things moving nicely!

5. Great for detoxing

Lemon juice helps to flush out any toxins in the body by increasing the rate of urination in the body. Also with the toxins leaving your body at a faster rate, it will help to keep your skin clear as well!

Its an easy habit to get into, so why not start it tomorrow. Do it for a few weeks and see how much better you feel.

About The Author

Amanda is a mum to 2 year old Chelsea, a Personal Trainer and owns her own Women’s Only Outdoor Fitness Business, Blue Sky Health & Fitness, based in Melbourne.  Blue Sky Fitness offers Women of all ages, sizes and abilities a supportive & friendly environment in which to get fit, get healthy & be happy (but it’s also challenging!)  For more information on Blue Sky Health & Fitness classes, please visit

Amanda has recently launched Mummy Bootcamp @ Home, to help women (mums in particular) lose weight, tone up & feel great about themselves.  For more information on the 28 Day Body & Mind Transformation Bootcamp visit


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  1. priyachirag

    March 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm,

    MoM Rewards: priyachirag has a diamond MoM rewards level priyachirag said:

    Try as I might I can’t swallow warm/ hot fluids early in the morning without it making me sick & coming out the wrong way shortly.

  2. linda197

    March 14, 2014 at 6:33 pm,

    MoM Rewards: linda197 has a diamond MoM rewards level linda197 said:

    had not heard this before I drink it during the day but not as my first drink will give it a try

    1. linda197

      March 16, 2014 at 9:38 am,

      MoM Rewards: linda197 has a diamond MoM rewards level linda197 said:

      day 2 of doing this going to keep it up

  3. torien

    March 03, 2014 at 11:39 am,

    MoM Rewards: torien has a diamond MoM rewards level torien said:

    Every nutritionist and health guru agree that this is the number one way to kick start your day.

  4. February 14, 2014 at 11:19 am,

    MoM Rewards: memo has a diamond MoM rewards level memo said:

    Reinforces why I should be having a lemon drink to kick-start my day.

  5. josa12

    February 13, 2014 at 11:36 pm,

    MoM Rewards: josa12 has a diamond MoM rewards level josa12 said:

    Thanks for sharing! I will start drinking this tomorrow :)

  6. vikram77

    January 30, 2014 at 6:21 am,

    MoM Rewards: vikram77 has a diamond MoM rewards level vikram77 said:

    Thanks a lot for sharing. I enjoyed reading it.

  7. ljsalomon

    January 23, 2014 at 8:42 pm,

    MoM Rewards: ljsalomon has a diamond MoM rewards level ljsalomon said:

    Interesting read -thanks for sharing

  8. bubble6369

    January 11, 2014 at 1:43 am,

    MoM Rewards: bubble6369 has a diamond MoM rewards level bubble6369 said:

    WOW i didnt know any of that! good to read about not just general health but weight loss too

  9. ilees68

    January 08, 2014 at 7:51 pm,

    MoM Rewards: ilees68 has a diamond MoM rewards level ilees68 said:

    This sounds nice . .

  10. December 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm,

    MoM Rewards: kathryn has a diamond MoM rewards level kathryn said:

    In warm weather will it work to have cold water with lemon ice cubes?

  11. December 29, 2013 at 8:30 pm,

    MoM Rewards: sizzlingcool has a diamond MoM rewards level sizzlingcool said:

    I used to drink hot water and lemon juice, I need to get back into it again.

  12. neenee

    December 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm,

    MoM Rewards: neenee has a diamond MoM rewards level neenee said:

    I’m starting this again very good to start kick you day the right way.

  13. December 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm,

    MoM Rewards: broke has a diamond MoM rewards level broke said:

    I have tried this but mornings are so busy I just need that motivation fairy to give me a constant push

  14. December 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm,

    MoM Rewards: nicoleandchris2013 has a diamond MoM rewards level nicoleandchris2013 said:

    Great thanks for all of this

  15. meimei

    December 04, 2013 at 11:33 am,

    MoM Rewards: meimei has a diamond MoM rewards level meimei said:

    Thank you for sharing great information :)

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