I can’t believe I have ignored you for my entire life! Ever since I was a little girl, I have seen you in the grocery store, in my drinks, and used in many fish dishes and salad dressings. I never realized until recently how much of a huge difference you would make in my life!
Thanks to social media, I had the opportunity to read many articles explaining how squeezing your juice in hot water can accelerate weight loss, boost immunity, freshen breath, reduce inflammation, reduce acne, cleanse out toxins, and boost my energy. Starting last summer, I decided to bring you to work every day (in a container cut into wedges) to squeeze into the 4 mugs of green tea I was already drinking.
Since I added you to my drinks, I broke through the weight plateau that has plagued me for the past several years. What I discovered is I no longer craved that extra mini bag of popcorn at work in the afternoon if I felt tired. If I was in the mood to eat, I would sip a glass of tea with your wedge inside, and I would no longer be hungry. I also noticed feeling much more energetic at work and less tired.
Many people have asked me how I was able to lose the last 20 pounds. I can say that adding you to my regimen made hunger no longer an issue for me in the afternoons. This has helped my calorie intake during the week be more under control. While I certainly have to also give credit to exercise and nutrition, you gave me the boost I needed to reach my goal. In addition, my doctor told me this week that my blood work is perfect, meaning there are no issues with my cholesterol, blood sugar, or liver functioning.
I know you are the butt of many sour jokes and that many people suggest making you into lemonade… Maybe people should suggest adding you to unsweetened green tea or hot water instead. Who knows? At 17 calories each, maybe you can help put a dent in our country’s weight epidemic.
Again, I just want to thank you for everything! I look forward to trying you in many drinks, fish recipes, and desserts soon to come! We are excited about making these lemon bars this weekend <3!
P.S. I did not get any free lemons for writing this letter…