7 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Shape Up For Summer

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Jessica Smith on May 18, 2010 at 3:33PM

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Banish Bikini Belly Bloat

Drink lemon water to beat your bloat. This naturally flavored diuretic is full of vitamin C and is known for its detoxifying and disinfectant properties. And, in addition to helping your body eliminate excess water weight, it can also help reduce hunger. According to Dr. Tom Potisk, lemon juice "works as a mild cleanser/detox for the digestive track including the liver, resulting in decreased cravings."

Don’t like it in water? Add some lemon juice to your metabolism-boosting green tea for double the health benefits of this dynamic duo.

Try it today: Squeeze the juice of one half of a (de-seeded) lemon into a 16 oz. water bottle. Refill at least once before the end of the day. 


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