• That’s so awesome you’re taking control of your health, Susan! Food and Wine writer or not, gaining weight seems to be the easiest thing in life. This drink sounds great, and o hope you post more like it!

  • i regularly put lemon in my water and have occasionally infused water with cucumber, but haven’t done this complete combination. I would certainly give it a try. I’m glad to hear it tastes good.

  • Jacqueline Gum

    This sounds delicious! First of all I happen to love water and often slice cucumbers and let the water soak up the flavor. I really had no idea that they were so healthy! Congratulations on coming up with a plan…that’s MOST of the battle, so I’d say your chances for success are great in reaching your goal.

  • Susan — I’m the same boat as you. I regained a lot of the weight I lost a few years ago. I blame it on the stress of moving to Florida. But I can only use that excuse for so long. I plan to try this concoction — hopefully it will help in this never ending battle.

  • I read an short article awhile back about the benefits of ginger, and now this post serves as a good reminder. With spring around the corner, it’s always good to think about getting in shape. Hope the fitbit and the motivation of a personal trainer works wonders for you.

  • RoseMary Griffith

    You had me until the cucumber–it’s the one vegetable I truly hate. However, this sounds yummy, so I may whip it up for my husband–he’d love it. Yes, the older we get the tougher it gets to have our wine and foods. But that old moderation thing comes into play–balancing out the treats (rather have wine than ice cream!) and the exercising and good foods. Best of luck with your new program! I love my fitbit and am crushing my step/mileage goal!

  • I’ve never had a weight problem (other than underweight but that’s a whole different story) but this drink would be worth it just for the heatth benefits. Another great way to get those 8 glasses a day.

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Weight and I have been at odds since the onset of menopause. It’s a constant battle. Anything that might help is welcome. This drink sounds like a good addition.

  • This might be just what I need! And it sounds like it tastes better than some of the other concoctions I’ve read about. I wish I could just get away with drinking something like this, but I should probably head off to the gym too…

  • This is sooo refreshing! Good luck with your healthful journey. I am trying to keep the pace beside you!

  • Catarina Alexon

    Good luck with losing weight, Susan! Am so lucky I got mother’s genes. My sister and brother inherited daddy’s genes and easily put on weight..l