Q&A Green Thursday – Lemon Detox Excuses

My “21 Day Morning Detox” is by far the most popular post on the blog. It’s struck a chord with you guys and that’s awesome because it means you’re looking for ways to make healthy changes. It’s been viewed thousands of times (if you haven’t seen it go check it out) and I’ve received well over a hundred comments and emails asking this very question:


The short answer is no. Lemon concentrate has preservatives and added chemicals. But, more than that I want to talk about the question itself.

What we’re doing with this detox is cleansing and hydrating our body. Doing this first thing in the morning is like a kick-start to your day. The vit C and extra hydration is incredibly beautifying. Your skin appears more radiant and plump, not dull and parched. I’ve seen great results when I do this regularly, my skin glows and even my husband notices!

but for me it’s more than that….

This blog is about getting hands on. We all want to create healthy changes, but we’re also juggling our life demands. “My mornings are too rushed, I don’t have time” or “it’s too hard, I can’t do it right now” Is that something you catch yourself saying? I know I did for a long time. Choosing not to do something is actually making a big decision – you’re saying that it’s not in your control to create the kind of life you want. Think about the negative impact that decision has on all the other aspects of your life. What if instead every single morning you said – I create my life – what kind of impact would that have? I’ll tell you for me, realising the power of my decisions has been life changing!

The interesting thing is that when you have turned your decision into a conviction, when you are truly determined – it feels more calm – because then the details of how  you’ll make it happen, no longer determine your long term success. You buy your lemons for the week ahead. You pre-make your drink at night. You take that minute in the morning to grab a glass, fill with water and squeeze in a lemon. Whatever works for you, at that given time. If you fall down, you get back up and try again…

It all starts with one small step. I think this lemon drink is a good one. It’s simple, healthy and it starts your day with a win. You’ll be amazed with what a lot of small wins can add up to! So go get your lemons! Figure out a way to make it work and start feeling your best – so that you can go out there – and be your best.

Do you have a good tip for making your lemon water every morning? Let us know in the comment below!

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