How to Lose Weight With Lemon Tea

Healthy weight loss should be 1 to 2 pounds per week, which can be achieved by reducing your calorie intake by 500 to 1,000 calories per day. Adding exercise increases your calorie burn, which can help you drop unwanted pounds as well. Incorporating low-calorie drinks, lemon tea included, into your diet will help you control your weight by reducing the amount of liquid calories you consume. In addition to weight control benefits, lemon tea contains phytochemicals that may help fight many diseases, including heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. Always talk with your doctor before beginning any weight loss program.

Step 1 
Skip the cream and sugar in your lemon tea. Both add calories and the cream is high in fat. Adding milk to your tea dilutes the benefits, according to a January 2007 article published on CNN.com. To keep your tea conducive to weight loss, drink it plain. The lemon adds flavor without adding fat or calories.

Step 2
Prepare it hot or cold. Lemon tea offers the same weight control benefits at any temperature. Brew it hot on a winter day or when you have a cold. Drink it iced as a refreshing and low-calorie beverage on a hot summer day.

Step 3
Drink a cup or two per day. The more tea you drink, the more benefits you get from it. Add lemon tea to meals or with a snack. Put a cup on your desk or carry a mug of tea in the car as you commute.

Step 4
Choose lemon tea instead of soda. Soda is very high in calories and offers no nutritional benefits. Opting for lemon tea reduces the number of calories you take in during the day and protects you from health problems, including becoming overweight or obese. Also substitute lemon tea for juice, which is high in sugar and calories.

Step 5
Combine lemon tea with a well-balanced meal plan. The best way to cover your nutrient needs and control your weight is to eat a variety of foods from each of the food groups. Drink lemon tea in conjunction with eating whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean protein and low-fat dairy foods.

Step 6
Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Choose activities you enjoy, which increases motivation and helps you stick with it. Drinking lemon tea and working out as part of your weight loss goals improves your chances of successfully losing weight and keeping it off because you are not taking in many liquid calories, but are burning enough calories to help you drop pounds.