Can I Consume Lemon Juice Plus Sugar For A Diet Program?
Hello,. I am a woman aged 23 years, with a height of 157 cm and a weight of 61kg. There is something I want to ask. I plan to lose weight and reduce fat with lemon juice 2-3 times a day. But because I don’t like acid, I always add sugar, 2 tablespoons. Is it permissible to consume lemon water with sugar often? Thank you,
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. One of the logic that is most easily understood when someone wants to lose weight is to reduce intake, or increase expenditure. Reducing intake is usually done by reducing food, and increase expenses usually by exercising.
But it is not uncommon for us to meet people who have been eating less so that they are so hungry and weak, their weight still does not go down as they expect. Even down, his weight can go up easily. This is because reducing intake and increasing expenditure is not as simple as people think.
For simplicity, one serving of ice ball has a higher calorie, fat and sugar content than two servings of meatballs. And if the context only reduces eating, maybe we will feel that people who choose to eat ball ice rather than meatballs, have eaten less than usual. But apparently in the body, the nutritional content is better to eat a bowl of meatballs rather than a cup of ice ball. So if someone prefers to eat 2 cups of ice ball a day instead of 4 bowls of meatballs, his weight will actually increase.
Related to your question, the sugar you put in lemon juice can cause your blood sugar levels to rise. Excessive sugar levels will be stored by the body in a form that is easily converted into energy. But if this form is already too excessive levels, sugar will be stored as fat. So that even if you don't eat fatty foods like fried foods, consuming sweet foods and drinks excessively can also ultimately make your body fat increase. This also applies to carbohydrates such as rice, bread, potatoes, noodles and corn because in the body carbohydrates will be broken down into sugar. Furthermore, you can look at various sources on the internet about how much sugar actually contains in bottled drinks.
So our advice, if you want to reduce weight and fat levels effectively, also reduce the consumption of sweet foods and drinks, especially those in the form of packaging. If you can't stand consuming lemon juice which is acidic, use another method, don't force it that way. Moreover, there is no evidence that lemon juice is effective in losing weight. In fact, if you consume lemon juice on an empty stomach in order to eliminate hunger, it could be that your stomach acid is rising. Therefore, you should reconsider your diet method, and replace it with the consumption of vegetables or fruits that are healthier, coupled with exercise. If you are still confused, check with your nutritionist. So, hopefully answering your question.