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A 20-year-old female asked:

Does drinking lemon water help with weight lose?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
If it has no sugar: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories.
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Dr. David Schleimer
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40 years experience
Yes, but...: Drinking lots of fluid helps with keeping appetite under control; it makes you feel fuller, and hydration is good for you. As for lemon, how much? Too much citric acid may be harmful for your tooth enamel, and if you add sugar to reduce tartness of the drink, calories are ingested which opposes your desire to reduce weight. Good luck!
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