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Why and How to Use Honey for Weight Loss

By Emily Pham

Are you planning to lose weight? Are you looking for the most effective way, but a cheap and safe way for your plan? You are in the right place. In this post, we'll talk about a natural and safe ingredient that can help you a lot. It is honey. Most of us know clearly about the benefits of honey for beauty, but few know that it is an ideal ingredient for weight loss. Research shows that you could reduce a dress size in around three weeks, simply by consuming a spoonful of honey before your bedtime. Here is why honey works effectively for weight loss.

Benefits of Honey for Weight Loss

Honey is helpful in breaking down the stored fat in our body. It also aids in increasing good cholesterol levels in your body, decreasing cardiovascular strain, and avoiding the risk of heart attack. Besides, when it is taken before sleeping, it is useful for improving sleep and reducing stress hormones that contribute to weight gain. Along with that, honey boosts the metabolism of the body thanks to its vitamins like B6, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, and pantothenic. The enzymes present in honey control the overeating and hunger pangs. Apart from that, it is abundant in minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, zinc, sodium, and potassium, which all help in building immunity. Last but not least, the anti-bacterial and the anti-oxidant properties present in it can assist you in staying healthy and fighting illnesses such as cancer and other ailments.

How to Use Honey for Weight Loss

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1. Honey

This way is very simple and easy. You can start this right away! It works wonders in detoxifying the liver and digestive system.

What you need

Honey - one tablespoon
Warm water - one glass

How to do

Add honey to warm water, stir well and enjoy before your bedtime. Alternatively, consume it in the morning on an empty stomach followed by a glass of warm water.

2. Honey with Cinnamon

Cinnamon has a regulating effect on the metabolism of glucose and blood sugar levels. High levels of blood sugar can cause increased storage of fat in your body. Cinnamon has a positive effect on this aspect of weight loss. It also possesses antioxidants, can promote wound healing, and reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. The combination of cinnamon and honey can be a great boost to your weight loss efforts.

Way 1

Things you need

Cinnamon - two pieces
Water - a cup
Honey - one teaspoon

How to do

Bring the water to a boil and later add the cinnamon to it. Let the mixture simmer for roughly 15 minutes and remove from the flame. Strain and leave it to cool till lukewarm. After that, add the honey and stir well. Consume this mixture daily for quick results.

Way 2

What you need

Cinnamon powder - half teaspoon
Apple cider vinegar - two tablespoons
Lukewarm water - one glass

How to do

Firstly, add the honey, cinnamon, and apple cider vinegar to a glass of lukewarm water. Then, consume this liquid regularly three to five times per week.

3. Honey with Lemon

Lemon juice is full of vitamin C or ascorbic acid that is ideal for increasing fat metabolism and improving liver function. It also helps to enhance the function of glutathione, a key antioxidant for quick slimming and detoxification. Lemon water is especially low in calories. Instead of taking higher-calorie beverages, drinking lemon water could help with weight loss.

What you need

Juice of half a lemon
Honey - one teaspoon
Lukewarm water - one glass

How to do

Add the lemon juice and honey to the lukewarm water. Then, consume it every day on an empty stomach.

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4. Honey With Oatmeal

Oatmeal is high in vitamins, proteins, minerals, and fiber. It helps to make you feel fuller for a longer time because it is a nutrient-dense food. As a result, you tend to consume less. The fiber in it is effective for binding to the fat in your intestine and preventing the absorption of fats. It further helps to absorb bad cholesterol, reduce hypertension, control diabetes, and treat constipation.

What you need

Oatmeal - one cup
Milk or water
Honey - one teaspoon

How to do

Cook the oatmeal with enough milk or water. Leave the mixture to cool till lukewarm. Add the honey to it and stir well. Consume it as breakfast daily.

5. Honey with Green Tea

Green tea exhibits bioactive substances such as EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) and caffeine that can have powerful impacts on metabolism. The active compounds present in green tea can help this process by enhancing the effects of fat-burning hormones such as noradrenaline (norepinephrine). More importantly, the main antioxidant in green tea, EGCG, can help prevent an enzyme that is beneficial for breaking down the hormone norepinephrine. Once this enzyme is prevented, the quantity of norepinephrine increases, accelerating fat breakdown.

What you need

Green tea bag - one
Hot water - one cup
Honey - one teaspoon

How to do

Add the green tea bag into the hot water and leave it to steep for about 15 minutes. Then eliminate the tea bag and add honey. Stir well and consume every day on an empty stomach.

6. Honey with Yogurt

Yogurt is a powerhouse of fat, calcium, and protein, which help to control your hunger and reduce weight. The key in reducing weight is to lessen the number of calories you eat. Thus, non-fat plain yogurt is a better option than whole-milk or low-fat yogurt.

What you need

Honey - one teaspoon
Yogurt - one cup

How to do

First, drizzle the honey in the yogurt. Then consume this mixture as a dessert or snack to help kick off hunger pangs. Also, you can add nuts or fruits to this mixture.

7. Honey with Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is a powerful metabolism booster. When combined with honey, ginger becomes an elixir for weight loss and digestion. It can also assist in enhancing thermogenesis and curbing your hunger pangs. Keeping hunger in check is important when it comes to reducing weight.

Way 1

What you need

Water - one cup
Chopped ginger - one tablespoon
Honey - one teaspoon

How to do

The first step is bringing the water to a boil. Then, add the chopped ginger. Simmer for five minutes and remove from the flame. Strain and leave it to cool till lukewarm. Add honey and stir well. Enjoy it on an empty stomach and repeat every morning. You can also chew the strained ginger for better results.

Way 2

What you need

Honey - one teaspoon
Turmeric powder - one teaspoon
Ginger powder - one teaspoon

How to do

Mix all of the above components well and add one glass of warm water to the mixture. Consume it every day on an empty stomach.

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8. Honey with Mint

Mint leaves are high in fiber content and low in calories, so they help to prevent indigestion, lower cholesterol level, reduce the chance of obesity and weight gain. Mint also aids in stimulating digestive enzymes and turning fat into usable energy. Apart from weight loss, it also helps better digestion, cures respiratory problems, fatigue and depression, and prevents nausea and bad breath.

Way 1

What you need

Water - eight cups
Juice of six lemons
Mint leaves - ten
Honey - ½ cup
Few ice cubes

How to do

Add all of the above elements to a blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate the mixture and strain it after two hours. Sip the juice throughout the day or during meals. Repeat daily for best results.

Way 2

What you need

Water - two cups
Honey - one teaspoon
Dandelion root - one tablespoon
Cinnamon bark - half a stick
Cardamom - one
Mint leaves - four
Minced ginger root - half piece

How to do

First boil water. Add the mint leaves, minced ginger root, dandelion root, cardamom, mint leaves and cinnamon bark to the boiling water. Let it simmer for about 5-6 minutes and strain it. Let the resulting mixture cool down and add the prepared honey. Take it and repeat twice a day.

Tips and Precautions

1. Always use organic and raw honey to avail more advantages.
2. Avoid eating honey if you're allergic to pollen.
3. Overconsumption of honey can cause high insulin levels or high blood sugar levels so limit your intake to 6 tablespoons a day.
4. If you are a nursing mother or pregnant or diabetic, consult a doctor before using honey.
5. Replace table sugar, fructose and artificial sweeteners with honey while making desserts.
6. Reduce salt and sugar intake. Drink plenty of water daily and include fresh veggies and fruits in your regular diet.
7. Avoid binge eating, junk food, smoking, and alcohol.
8. Brisk walk for a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes or exercise every day as per your convenience.

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Was this article convincing and helpful? Do you know other tips on how to use honey for weight loss? Share with us if you do. All contents provided are for informational and educational purposes. We recommend you consult a healthcare professional to determine which method is appropriate for you.

About the Author

This guest post is by Emily Pham, a blogger with many years of experience in searching the best natural home remedies for beauty and health issues.



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