Can you have lemon on 4HB?
No fruit. No white carbs. No sugar. So, what about those citrus fruits? And what about that lemon juice on cheat day? Does that mean you can have lemon the rest of the week? Find out here.
If you’re asking ‘can I have lemon on 4HB’, then you’re in the right place.
Lemons can actually be used in a lot of different ways, so it’s no wonder you’d like to start including them into what you’re eating and drinking.
But lemons are still a fruit, and that means there’s sugar.
So can you have them?
Simply put, you can. Lemons are great to use in a number of ways.
Lemon juice in water
Squeezing some fresh lemon juice in water could just change your day. It’s a great thing to drink, and can in fact help you around meal time, if your goal is losing fat. It helps blunt insulin response to a meal, which is good news!
You can include some lemon juice in water before every meal if you want to.
Lemon juice on salad
If you’re enjoying some salads with you slow carb meals, or doing some meal-sized salads with protein, you might like to have some dressing, but almost all commercial dressings are prepared with low quality oil (that may be high in Omega 6s), or sugar.
So, try taking some great quality olive oil, some lemon juice, and a little balsamic vinegar for a great home-made salad dressing. It tastes delicious and is a much healthier option that what you’ll likely find at a grocery store.
Cooking with lemon juice
When you start cooking slow carb meals, you quickly want to make things taste interesting, and keep things different.
Lemon juice is an excellent option to do just this, for fish or chicken. Pair lemon juice with pepper, and you’ve got the start of something that tastes incredible. Try baking salmon with lemon juice and pepper, or frying up some diced chicken with natural butter (or ghee, macadamia oil, coconut oil) with the same mix.
So there you have it! Please feel free to leave a comment with your favorite, or surprising way to use lemons!
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