Weekly Challenge: Start Your Morning with Warm Lemon Water

Good morning friends and happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! This week's challenge is really simple - start your morning off with warm lemon water! May-4-ChallengeSONY DSC

You've probably heard all the benefits of lemon water before, but I think Shape magazine does a good job of really laying out the major benefits: lemon improves digestion, detoxifies, and aids in mineral absorption!

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Starting the day with a big glass (or even chug!) of water flavored with lemon (or raw apple-cider vinegar - see those benefits here), will not only get your digestive juices flowing, it'll get you in the mindset of hydrating, which is so, so important, not just for weight loss but for workouts as well. Also, did you know that when you wake up in the morning, it's easy to misread thirst for hunger? A big glass of water will quench your thirst and may prevent overeating. However, be aware, more water means more trips to the bathroom! But that's a good thing! :)

SONY DSCIf you're still not convinced, read these few snippets from the Huffington Post on how lemon water can improve your morning!

Do you drink lemon water? 

What's the first thing you drink in the morning?