I Did Not Like Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Day

June 6, 2016

As part of The 2016 Project I started off my day with a glass of warm lemon water every morning for the month of May (okay only up until May 25th when we left for NYC). Today I wanted to share my honest opinion and experience. From what I've seen everyone loves starting their day off with warm lemon water. From other bloggers to my close friends, I only heard great things. I'll be honest: I kind of hated drinking warm lemon water. Let me preface this by saying that I am not at all a beverage person. I don't drink coffee, and I really only drink tea when I'm sick. I think that I maybe would have enjoyed it more if I had been someone who really liked hot drinks, but honestly I didn't like the taste or giving up the 5 extra minutes in the morning to make it and drink it. Haha that may sound ridiculous to you, but it just wasn't for me. I also didn't feel like it gave me any of the amazing health benefits that I'd read about. Maybe I just didn't do it for long enough, but here's what I found:

Clearing up acne: I wouldn't say that I have acne, but I have the occasional breakout like anyone else and I had my regular breakout during May despite drinking the lemon water. My skin cleared up just when I started to make the effort to drink more water about a year ago, so I think that's what works for me.

Helping with digestion: I have a lot of digestive issues as it is, and honestly they got worse during the month of May. I obviously can't say that it's because of the lemon water, but it didn't make it better either.

Gives you energy: I really didn't notice any uplift in energy. I think it would take something pretty major to give me a ton more energy haha. 

Overall pros of my experience: I was drinking more water and starting my day off with a glass of water. I also got to use all of my cute mugs that normally just sit in the cabinets :)

Cons: I had to spend five minutes of my already limited time before work juicing a lemon and heating it up. This is a total first world problem, but I was always crabby during this part of the morning. I also didn't love the taste even when I added some honey to cancel out the acidity. 

I think it's safe to say that I will not be continuing on with the daily warm lemon water. I just felt like I needed to share my experience because I wasn't able to find very many reviews from people who didn't actually like it and I think having someone talk about the other side of the coin is equally important and informative. There are a ton of people who love warm lemon water, but I am just not one of them, and that's okay! Different things work for different people. 

If you've ever tried the whole warm lemon water thing I'd love to hear what your experience has been!

xo Catherine 

1 comment

  1. I love your honest review! I haven't tried it but do like ginger and honey with warm water. Not sure if I can stick to the whole 30 days! But hey at least you can say you tried it!
    Xo Adri


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