I knew I needed to up my water intake so I started to look online to see if there were any little tricks to help remind me. I came across a blog about a drink that can help detox, enrich and raise your metabolism.
You mean I can get hydrated, boost my metabolism AND detox all at the same time? Uh, yes please!
Metabolism Boosting Detox Drink
You Will Need:
1 gallon of water
1/2 a cucumber
a handful of fresh mint leaves
Slice the cucumber and lemons into decently thin slices, the more you cut it open the more flavor your going to get out of it.Decide whether or not you want to crush your mint. Throw all of it into a gallon of water let sit over night (about 8 hours) Wake up and enjoy the rest of the day! Note: water will get bitter if it sits longer then 24 hours. Note: for a list of how each ingredient helps with your metabolism and detox please see the original site.
The original poster said she drinks 1/2 - 1 gallon of this 3 times a week and it helps her lose a lot of weight, like 8lbs in a week (insert skeptical single eye brow raise). My plan was to drink 1/2 gallon every other day for 3 weeks while keeping my exercise routine and diet the same.
The Verdict: First of all, if you don't like the flavor of any of the ingredients then you might as well not even try. I was amazed at how distinctive the taste was for the lemons, cucumbers, and mint. It was a bit of a taste bud overload at first but I got use to it and it was pretty refreshing.
But the real verdict that I know your dying to know is, did I lose weight? Did this amazing drink help me shed those pesky pounds? Nope! Swing and a miss. Some how I actually gained a pound. Other then feeling more hydrated, I didn't notice any difference.
The original poster said that she does this with a very healthy diet and she exercises 5 days a week, so I'm wondering if it's not the drink itself that caused her to lose all that weight, but the diet and exercise. I could be wrong. It's been known to happen.