Obesity and potbelly attract comments that many people dislike. Excess weight is a common problem faced by people who love good food, but keeping belly in shape is a bigger challenge. Resorting to diets offers a solution but there is a tendency to leave such efforts midway either because they are too stringent to follow or they are unsavoury.
However, here is a simple ‘lemon diet’ that will help bring the belly in shape within a week. Lemon is an item that is healthy and has a cosmetic value. It aids a person to shed weight as well. A lemon diet can remove the toxins in our body. The fat that gets deposited in the lower abdominal area can be removed and digestion facilitated by making lemon an integral part of the food intake.
The aim of lemon diet is intake of the maximum amount of lemon juice by the body. The ingredients of a lemon diet are eight cups of water, juice of six lemons, half a cup of honey, a few ice cubes and leaves of sweet-smelling basil (karpoora thulasi). All this have to be mixed together to make a drink.
Take some water in a vessel and cool it. Add all the ingredients and mix; then heat for two minutes. Then, keep it in a refrigerator to cool. Take out and drink it after the mixture has achieved room temperature. This potion has to be consumed three times daily. Before drinking, add an ice cube.
While following the lemon diet, breakfast should comprise only fruit salad. For lunch, prefer boiled egg and salad. Supper can be snacks or almonds. Drink the lemon potion the three times a day. Results will be evident from the fifth day onwards.