How many times have you heard that you need to cut out sweets if you want to lose weight?
Well, I suppose every time you started a new diet or made a weight loss resolution.
Sweets and carbs in general, are a big NO when it comes to weight loss.
But what if I tell you that you can enjoy something sweet and lose weight at the same time?
Yes, I am talking about the most beautiful, natural, sweet ingredient – honey.
Why is honey good for weight loss?
Honey contains many micronutrients that affect how it breaks down in your body.
That’s why when you eat a spoon of honey or you drink tea with honey the blood sugar doesn’t rise, it drops.
Furthermore, honey gives you energy necessary for working out.
So, it’s a good idea to carry a bottle of water with a teaspoon of honey in it always when you go to the gym.
Having more energy for your training means more sweating, and more sweating means burning more fat.
You shouldn’t exaggerate with the honey of course as with other things.
Don’t eat more than 4 spoons of honey a day.
One teaspoon of honey has about 64 calories, bear that in mind if you don’t want a counter-effect.
How to use honey for weight loss?
Replace sugar with honey.
Honey is a much healthier option than sugar and it contains fewer calories.
But, you should follow some rules when you are on a honey diet, too.
Avoid hidden sugars in other food.
You need to completely replace sugar with honey.
Cut out food with artificial sweeteners from your diet.
During a honey diet, you can enjoy ingredients forbidden in almost all other diets: snacks, bread, sweets, pudding.
But, only if they are made with honey and not with sugar.
Although fats are considered bad in most diets, many research has shown that sugars are the real threat since every gram of sugar you intake turns into two grams of fat.
That’s why the best thing to do is to eliminate them from your diet and to start eating honey instead.
Every morning and every evening before sleeping drink a glass of warm water with a spoon of honey.
Here you can see the most popular combinations with honey for weight loss:
Honey and cinnamon for weight loss
Why is this such a good combination for weight loss?
Cinnamon is one of the most aromatic spices in the world and it’s a natural ingredient for weight loss.
It helps increase your body temperature which causes sweating and burning fat layers.
It also helps with gases and regulating digestion.
Read more about cinnamon for weight loss here.
A honey and cinnamon drink is great, refreshing, and everyone loves it.
It’s perfect for people who have a sweet tooth and can’t give up on sweets that easily.
In addition, it speeds up your metabolism, it gives you energy which makes it the perfect choice for starting the day.
Many people drink it between meals because they are hungry then and struggle to resist food.
This drink makes you feel full and it reduces hunger so you can drink it when your appetite starts raging.
How to make honey and cinnamon drink?
You need only a glass of water, 2 spoons of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon.
First, get the water to the boiling point.
Put the cinnamon in a glass.
Then pour the water into a glass with cinnamon.
Be careful not to over boil the water because then the cinnamon will lose its numerous medicinal properties.
When it cools down add honey and stir.
Drink it in the morning before breakfast and in the evening before sleeping.
You can drink it more times during the day, but my advice is to stick to 2 times a day.
Also, if you don’t like cinnamon there is another effective combination.
Honey and lemon
I’ve mentioned several times in my articles how important is to drink warm water with lemon on an empty stomach in the morning.
But, when you add honey to the formula the effect is even better.
This is a very simple, effective recipe that works and many love it.
Mix 1 glass of warm water, 2 spoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. (1)
Drink it every morning before breakfast.
You will feel better and you will cleanse your liver and your whole body.
What’s the bottom line?
As you can see, the honey diet can be effective only if you totally get rid of sugar.
Of course, you need to add physical activity to the honey diet to speed up the weight loss process.
And the honey will give you enough energy to exercise, walk, run etc.