Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a drink that helped you lose weight, that was cheap and easy to make that boosts your metabolism? Well hold that thought because there is a new recipe on the market that is claiming to do just that.
It a crazy that is sweeping the Bedford school gates’ mum collective, so I spent the last couple of nights researching, and apparently the idea isn’t new at all but has been circulating for centuries and was used by the Egyptians and other ancient civilizations! Well at least it can’t do you any harm then, right? The sensation is this: cinnamon and honey tea! I normally have honey on my porridge in the mornings anyway!
According to many online websites, honey and cinnamon collectively have great qualities about them that supposedly aid in many things, including lowering cholesterol, de-aging the skin, improving your energy levels, your mood, and clearing up unwanted spots.
All you need is cinnamon, honey and water!
- Put 1 teaspoon of cinnamon into a mug
- Add 230ml of boiling water
- Cover with a tea towel for 20-25 minutes
- Once lightly cooled, add 2 teaspoons of honey
- Stir well
- Drink half of the mixture
- Cover the mug in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge overnight
- In the morning drink the rest of the recipe
Don’t panic, it’s not going to ruin your diet – in total it is 52 calories!
Tip: Make sure that the water isn’t too hot before you add the honey as if the water is too hot then the enzymes won’t be able to breakdown the starch and work their magic.
For best results sip a cup of cinnamon tea twice a day, once before breakfast and the other about 30 minutes before you go to bed – always drink these on an empty stomach!
You can enjoy the cinnamon tea hot, cold or at room temperate, as you can reheat the cinnamon teas, as long as you haven’t added the honey!
Know the facts
On first glance I did wonder how eating honey on a regular basis is going to aid weight loss, however, during my research I found out that it is not a refined and processed sugar – it is a simple sugar which contains vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, all of which are good for you.
- Honey – helps boost and speed up your metabolism which in turn helps your body burn fat.
- Cinnamon – stabilizes blood sugar levels and increases the metabolising process of glucose, and since high blood sugar levels can lead to increased storage of fat, cinnamon helps to prevent this. It also improves insulin function, thus helping you to lose weight.
Often in supermarkets you don’t buy true cinnamon, but cassia (Chinese cinnamon bark), which is a cheap cinnamon that may contain a potentially dangerous substance called coumarin. You need to be looking to buy CEYLON cinnamon – it is slightly lighter in colour and if you are buying sticks of cinnamon you should be able to break the stick in half easily, if you can’t then you have cassia cinnamon and this should be especially avoided by pregnant women, and those with diabetes.
The results from the internet say that this works for most people – inches are lost before any measurements on the scales. It seems like a quick detox, as it is said you will lose weight (anywhere between 5-25 lb.) – however, you will reach a plateau after which point you may not lose anymore. The cinnamon and honey combination cause a cleansing effect in the digestive tract, cleaning out parasites and other fungus and bacteria that slow down the digestion – causing a toxic build up. Once this is all cleaned out, the weight loss will slow down.
I’m going to try this recipe, day and night, for the next 4-6 weeks (as this is the optimum time). Hopefully even if I don’t end up losing that much weight it will make me feel better in myself, improve my health and more importantly give me more energy! Alongside this, I am still going to continue to eat healthily and exercise regularly (at my local gym, 3-4 times a week, also with my personal trainer for some sessions) and hopefully by using this combination I will see even better results than I do with healthy eating and exercise already.
Bio:Hannah loves going to Aqua fit and Zumba and enjoys eating healthily, yet isn’t immune to the occasional liquid or food treat, and can always improve her weight and health. For the extra kick up the bum she goes to her PT in Bedford at the Double Vision Conditioning Centre.