Your body is constantly burning fat for energy. But if you are taking in more calories than you are expending, that fat has to be stored. The calorie in/calorie out balance is crucial to burning fat, but there are other factors involved. If you are not eating a healthy diet and dehydrated, you will not have the energy to exercise or even to maintain an active lifestyle. Drinking lemon juice and water in the morning won't burn fat on its own, but it will support the fat-metabolizing process.The American Council on Exercise states that "there is no magic bullet to weight loss. There is no food that will help you burn more calories," in an article titled "Diet Myths Debunked." Dr. Karl S. Kruszelnicki of ABC Science says that for an acid to dissolve fats, "you need either a strong hydroxide, or yes, a strong hot acid. You can make your lemon juice hot with an oven. But no matter how hot lemon juice is, it is definitely not a strong acid. So lemon juice simply cannot break down fats."Lemon juice is low in calories and water has none at all. Starting your day with only lemon juice and water will not give you enough calories to provide the energy you'll need to function efficiently as you go about your day. Not eating breakfast is also likely to leave you too hungry to make smart choices as far as snacks and lunch. Drinking lemon juice and water as part of a healthy breakfast can support your efforts to burn fat, but it cannot do the work for you. Lemon adds flavor to water, it also provides vitamin C and helps cleanse toxins from the body. But drinking lemon and water can help you burn fat only when combined with a healthy diet and consistent exercise regime.
Enjoy lemon with water but don't forget to have a healthy diet.