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


  1. mom57522

    28th September 2014 at 8:50 pm,

    MoM Rewards: mom57522 has a diamond MoM rewards level mom57522 said:

    It is an easy habit to get in to.

  2. mom73576

    4th August 2014 at 9:34 am,

    MoM Rewards: mom73576 has a sapphire MoM rewards level mom73576 said:

    I used to do this all the time, but lately have forgotten. I must start doing it again. thanks!!

  3. levismumma

    4th July 2014 at 2:34 pm,

    MoM Rewards: levismumma has a emerald MoM rewards level levismumma said:

    will be adding this into my daily routine

  4. eestigirl

    28th June 2014 at 5:39 am,

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

    Thanks : ) I got interested in alkaline diet but couldn’t get into leaving out normal healthy “acidic” foods. A hot lemon drink would suit me fine since it has so many benefits.

  5. Pielow

    31st May 2014 at 8:43 pm,

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

    Great article. I have a teacher who is suffering from breast cancer. She drinks lemon water all the time to keep her body alkalised, so to create a difficult environment for cancer cells to live in.

  6. mom57522

    30th May 2014 at 10:03 pm,

    MoM Rewards: mom57522 has a diamond MoM rewards level mom57522 said:

    Used to drink warm lemon juice, have fallen out of the habit.

  7. kazh

    14th May 2014 at 5:08 pm,

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

    Okay, I’m convinced. I just wish my lemon tree was a bit more productive.

  8. dearest mom

    11th May 2014 at 3:24 pm,

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    I’ve tried this many of times and it’s great it helps with your weight and expecially when your sick it really helps. Love this and tastes good to.

    1. ginoula5

      21st August 2014 at 1:38 pm,

      MoM Rewards: ginoula5 has a diamond MoM rewards level ginoula5 said:

      I swear by this, every single morning without fail and completely agree, helps when I’m sick or ready to come down with something.

  9. 5th May 2014 at 10:23 pm,

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

    I find it yummy too

  10. no1ladydj

    2nd May 2014 at 1:17 pm,

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    I’ve heard a lot about this, but I’ve never tried it. Our lemon tree is weighed down with fruit, so I will definitely give it a go, as the old saying goes “There’s no harm in trying”. I’d love something to kick-start my metabolism and help me lose weight and fight sugar cravings.

  11. shazzbot

    30th April 2014 at 11:29 am,

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

    Good to know it helps with weight loss, will have to give it a go. Thanks for sharing this.

  12. priyachirag

    19th March 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.

  13. linda197

    14th March 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

      16th March 2014 at 9:38 am,

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      day 2 of doing this going to keep it up

  14. torien

    3rd March 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.

  15. 14th February 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.

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