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July 1, 2011 9:07 PM
wink Hi guys :) million hugs :)
Well I have been following the 17 day diet and have a HUGE question about the Lemon water we drink in the am on a empty stomach...well my co workers have advised me NOT to drink the water in the am and especially on a empty stomach : / ? I dont know why its considered bad ..but they said it causes ULCER,THINNING OF THE LINNING OF THE STOMACH AND THINNING OF YOUR BLOOD ...ok I know it sounds weird or like BS but I am actually alittle worried can u guys let me know if this might be true>> I wanna be thin and healthy not thin and BLEEDING enternally hahahaha!
July 1, 2011 9:13 PM
well, water, empty stomach or not, is not bad for you. Our bodies are mostly water to begin with and we should be drinking it often throughout the day. Adding lemon adds flavor. Of course, citrus is acidic, so maybe that is what people are worrying about??

I would not recommend lots of any citrus, coffee, or any other acidic beverage in large quantities on an empty stomach. Especially if you have any problems of any kind with acid reflux/GERD because it can cause erosion of the esophagus and stomach lining. I don't know how much lemon you add to the water, and I do not know how long it is before you eat, so I can't add any further help. I also do not know anything about this 17 day diet you are talking about.
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July 1, 2011 9:14 PM
I'm following the 17 dd too and unless your co worker is a doctor, I wouldn't listen to her advice. The author of the book who suggests drinking the lemon water is in fact a real doctor. unless she has some evidence to support her reasons, I think you should continue to drink it. I have drink the lemon water almost everyday for 6 weeks and I have not had any stomach pains yet. Google it or look for something on webmd, I personally think that its fine.
July 1, 2011 9:16 PM
its 8oz of water and about half a lemon ....thank u for replying!
July 1, 2011 9:16 PM
its not a large quantity, its only a half of squeezed lemon, although I do see your point, odie. you can eat practically right after you drink the lemon water. it is just to be consumed first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up.
July 1, 2011 9:18 PM
@team> yes Ive been ok with it than one day walked into work drinking it and they all jumped me!!!! scaryin me with "the thinned blood" stories ..... geeze hahah
July 1, 2011 9:19 PM
so should I drink it and eat right away after I drank it?? : / or can i wait till Im hungry?
July 1, 2011 9:20 PM
That is the only way I drink enough water! I also put in a cinnamon stick in it!
July 1, 2011 9:20 PM
i don't have any problem with warm lemon water 1st thing in the monring... i can't remember where I read it, but it's for for liver detox.
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July 1, 2011 9:21 PM
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so should I drink it and eat right away after I drank it?? : / or can i wait till Im hungry?


you could wait, but usually I am hungry within 20 minutes after drinking it. I left a few sites and info on the 17 DD board too!
July 1, 2011 9:24 PM
THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSS A MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ***hugging all of u**** YES ! I usually drink it while I get ready for work and right before I leave I have my yogurt and Fruit in the am ...
July 1, 2011 9:28 PM
One of the first things I do when I get up is drink a glass of cold water. This is suppose to jump start your metabolism as your body burns energy to raise your core temp back up to normal. It seems to work for me, if it is just in my head or if it is really happening is open to opinion I guess. Long story short I have been drinking water in the morning on an empty stomach every morning for 3 months with no problems.
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July 1, 2011 9:32 PM
Im not on the 17 day diet but my mother a registered nurse said as long as you dont overdue the amount of lemon you put in the water then your good. Half a lemon does not have enough acid to thin your blood or cause ulcers.
July 1, 2011 9:34 PM
half a lemon's worth of juice in water in the morning should be no problem. The only time it would be a problem is with acid reflux/GERD, as I mentioned before...unfortunately people with serious issues with that can hardly have any acid.

You have nothing to worry about. You eat relatively soon after anyway...and it is yogurt, which would counteract the acid too.

Not a Dr., but several classes in nutrition and a nursing student.... tell those who say anything about blood thinning that they are quite mistaken...it isn't going to thin the blood :)
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July 1, 2011 9:35 PM
@spareparts ...ya I will continue to drink it i felt like it helped with (potty moments) so I felt good drinking it
July 1, 2011 9:36 PM
@ffacho oh good!!!! hahaha didnt want to "bleed to death "
July 1, 2011 9:36 PM
Considering that the acid in your stomach is stronger than lemon juice, I wouldn't worry about it. Also, most ulcers are caused by the H-Pylori bacteria so just don't start drinking that and you won't get ulcers.
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July 2, 2011 10:47 AM
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Considering that the acid in your stomach is stronger than lemon juice, I wouldn't worry about it. Also, most ulcers are caused by the H-Pylori bacteria so just don't start drinking that and you won't get ulcers.


Both things you stated are quite true.... but, if a person has any issue with GERD/acid reflux, then it does matter tremendously. I assume the OP doesn't have this problem, and therefore is fine. And, even a person without those problems could still have issues if they drink a lot of acidic beverages or eat a lot of acidic foods (tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, etc). Our stomach acid may be stronger, but it does not normally go up into the digestive track....those acidic foods do and cause erosion of the lining...

I only warn people of this because I know a few people who have this problem and watching them suffer is not fun. While it may not pertain directly to the OP, others reading the thread may find it helpful to know.
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July 2, 2011 11:21 AM
Ha! We have the same morning food routine!

I drink hot lemon water first thing in the morning i(t helps me get things moving [in more than one way]) followed by yogurt and fruit when I get hungry. There's always someone somewhere who will tell you that you're doing something wrong. But if it makes you feel good, and if you're body is not sending out protest signals, then drinker
July 2, 2011 4:11 PM
Thank u all! :)
July 2, 2011 4:16 PM
I have been drinking a glass of hot water with a wedge of lemon for years and never had a problem. It is recommended in chinese medicine and elsewhere

Just remember to get unwaxed or organic lemons - else you will get a mouthful of some nasty stuff. I imagine if you have a sensitive stomach or issues with ulcers then you may want to take care, but you'll soon find a happy medium.
November 8, 2013 9:44 PM
I started drinking lemon water first thing in the morning and in between meals at the advice of a fertility doctor and wound up in the hospital with an ulcer and severe gastritis.
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November 8, 2013 10:00 PM
Hi,
Well I usually have it everyday around 5pm and it actually helps me feel full for a couple of hours. I like to add a little ginger and cinamon to it.

QUOTE:

wink Hi guys :) million hugs :)
Well I have been following the 17 day diet and have a HUGE question about the Lemon water we drink in the am on a empty stomach...well my co workers have advised me NOT to drink the water in the am and especially on a empty stomach : / ? I dont know why its considered bad ..but they said it causes ULCER,THINNING OF THE LINNING OF THE STOMACH AND THINNING OF YOUR BLOOD ...ok I know it sounds weird or like BS but I am actually alittle worried can u guys let me know if this might be true>> I wanna be thin and healthy not thin and BLEEDING enternally hahahaha!
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November 8, 2013 10:11 PM
Lemon water is not bad for you. It's a good way to make water more interesting. The acid in your stomach is more acidic than a lemon, so you can drink pure lemon juice and it won't harm your stomach.

It doesn't have any magical properties, i.e. it's not going to do anything to help you lose fat that plain water (hot or cold) won't do. Water keeps you hydrated which is important for many, many things in your body. Lemon juice is a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin C. And people who don't like to drink plain water may like the taste of lemon juice water, so that will help them stay hydrated. That's as far as the benefits go, but it won't harm you unless you're allergic to lemons or something.

If you like drinking it, carry on. If you don't like drinking it, there's no need to so don't. And if your co-workers say it's bad, ask them if they know what pH stomach acid is and what pH lemon juice is, and if they can't tell you, tell them they're not qualified to advice you what is or isn't too acidic for the stomach.
November 8, 2013 10:18 PM
I think it is good for you. I stumbled on this book recently "Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD" I think lemon in water is a health potion for mornings. I've heard it recommended many times.

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