Have you tried honey and cinnamon for weight loss yet? Although it is not a magical pointer for weight loss, it can be used in conjunction with a proper diet and exercise to accelerate the rate of weight lost, and help you get through food cravings more quickly.
Honey and cinnamon are known for their healing abilities as well as delicious and nutritious values. But when they are combined, they can be good allies in the fight against weight loss.
While you are working hard to shed unwanted pounds, honey and cinnamon combination can assist you in four ways:
- Taking the mixture on an empty stomach in the morning will help increase your metabolic rate, promote fat burning and provide a steady supply of energy.
- Honey and cinnamon taken before workout will give you the energy boost needed to start and complete your exercise session. Try to exercise on an empty stomach and abstain from eating for another 30 minutes or more after your exercise. This helps you burn more calories, as the body doesn’t need to deal with digestion while working out.
- Cinnamon and honey will help you avoid night time cravings when taking in the evening and also reduce hunger pangs by providing your stomach with some healthy substance to munch on. This will enable get a good night’s sleep
- Also, the mixture of honey and cinnamon stops in-between meal nibbling and reduces unhealthy cravings.
Honey and Cinnamon Mixture for Weight Loss
Mix half a teaspoon of cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon is the best) with a cup of hot water. Allow to cool down and add a teaspoon of raw, organic honey to the water mixture and stir (cooling to a drinkable temperature will help raw honey keep its nutritional value). Then drink the mixture.
Although the mixture can be taken at different times of the day, however, to achieve the best result it should be taken in the morning about 20-30 minutes before breakfast. Also, you can take it in-between meals especially if you start feeling hungry and you experience food cravings. The mixture will lessen your appetite and also help you stay focused and alert throughout the day.