It's supposed to be great for your skin, your digestion, and your energy levels. First thing in the morning -- juice from half a lemon and warm water. I went to the Safeway, got a 5lb bag of lemons for $5 (because I go big or go home! [Also, what a deal!]), found a little citrus juicer in the frozen food aisle by the fish (not with the lemons?), and got started.
I found that I would have zero desire to juice a lemon and drink warm lemon water before I got to work... I'm very much a roll-out-of-bed, brush-my-teeth-and roll kind of morning person, so I started taking the juicer and a lemon with me. I'd have a glass in the morning (delicious! Definite energy boost! Yet has not replaced my coffee... as of yet, anyway) and then find myself craving one for a boost in the afternoons.
I've always craved tangy things. My favorite dressing is balsamic vinaigrette. Salt & vinegar chips are to die for. I would eat lemons straight as a kid (until someone told me about the tooth enamel thing, anyway). This... this was right up my alley. And it's good for me! WHAT IN THE WORLD --
My "twist" (goodness, that was not a purposeful pun) - I use cold water. It's too refreshing not to. Warm water weirds me out and reminds me of gargling warm salt water as a kid in choir with my somewhat-frequent cases of laryngitis. It may take more energy to digest cold water, but the boost offsets it enough that I can justify it. (I think.) Also, I use a straw because of that aforementioned tooth enamel business.
Today I ran out of lemons and was significantly bummed. I think this has definitely moved out of "fixation" status and moved on to a straight-up addiction.
But really, can healthy addictions really be all that bad? ;)