Here are some of the most common questions related to Weight Loss Tip that we received from our Benefits of Honey readers via the Just Ask Page. Check out if these answer your most pressing question.
Question:Does honey cinnamon help with weight loss?
Reply: Some people have found the honey and cinnamon concoction helpful in improving metabolism, regulating sugar level and losing weight as a result.
Ref: Cinnamon and Honey Recipe
Question: Which is best for weight loss, honey with lemon, cider vinegar or cinnamon?
Reply: For weight loss, there isn't one particular honey recipe that is the best or the most effective. Every individual's body respond differently to different foods and medicines, so the effects and results experienced would not be the same.
Question: I have read that honey puts on weight as it contains sugar. Is this true? I take honey everyday as I thought it was good for you.
Reply: Honey is a natural sugar, unlike highly processed table sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners.
Question: Our doctor says honey is very high in carbohydrates and therefore increases the risk of high chlorestoral and triglycerides. Is this offset buy the benefits?
Reply: Honey is basically sugar, which is a form of carbohydrate/energy-giving food. However, unlike table sugar/white sugar which are empty-calories, it is natural and contains goodness that white sugar doesn't have.
Take your doctor's advice if he feels you need to control your sugar in-take. One way to avoid eating excessive sugar is replacing the current table-sugar with honey in your diet e.g in your coffee and tea.
Question: Is it possible to gain weight by taking too much honey?
Reply: Anything excessive is not good, and this applies to honey too. The principle of weight gain is straightforward, when you take in more than what your body needs, whether it's sugar, fat, or honey, the extra calories are stored as fat.
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"How much honey can I eat every day?" Honey is basically sugar, which is a form of carbohydrate/energy-giving food. However, unlike table sugar/white sugar which are empty-calories, it is natural and contains goodness that white sugar doesn't have. You may be interested to read the following articles if you are watching your weight and counting your calories:
"Amount of Calorie in Honey"
"Use Natural Sweetener Honey for Healthy Immunity System"
Question: What's the benefit of drinking warm water, honey and lemon every morning?
Reply: Honey and lemon is an old well-known weight loss tip. Lemon juice when squeezed into a nice amount of water can assist in weight loss by creating a more alkaline environment in the body. By consuming alkaline foods such as honey lemon and drinks we are flushing our bodies of the excess acids (detoxify) and therefore beginning on our journey of losing weight.
Read this article to understand how alkaline foods work in our body: Vinegar and Honey . Also, mixing lemon with water helps make sure we are properly hydrated; it will help in getting rid of waste products from the body, hence assisting in weight reduction. Read: Weight Loss .
Question: Please tell me how much quantity of lemon and honey to take to lose weight?
Reply: You can find the following weight loss tip in: Honey and Lemon "mix one teaspoon of fresh honey with the juice of half a lime/lemon in a glass of lukewarm water first thing in the morning. It is very beneficial on an empty stomach. Take several times a day at regular intervals." Anything in the excess harms your body. If anyone really wants to go for this treatment, keep it up for at least a couple of months. However, please note that drinking water with lemon (or any particular food) alone (and nothing else) will not cause one to lose weight. It will help, but it is part of a bigger picture including our entire diet and exercise. A holistic approach involving diet and exercise is always necessary for healthy weight loss.
Question: Some people say that honey with lime loses weight but it is not good as it drains all the energy! Is it true?
Reply: Honey is a great natural source of carbohydrates and is supposed to give you more energy and not drain energy. It works as a fat burner, hence it's often used as part of a recipe to lose weight, e.g in honey and lemon water detoxification, and in Hibernation Diet. Read on the following:
Question: I am on a diet. How many calories are there in honey?
Reply: One tablespoon of honey has 64 calories (whereas and one tablespoon of sugar has 46 calories.) However, because honey is sweeter, we only use half the amount, i.e. if 2 tablespoons of sugar are required, you only need 1 tablespoon of honey to make it as sweet.
Question: I would like to know the amounts of honey and cinnamon to be used for the weight loss recipe which says water is to be boiled and you are to drink before meals...
Reply: For this weight loss tip, it is usually recommended to put half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and a teaspoon of honey in a cup and mix into a paste. Pour a cup of boiling water into the mixture and cover the cup for half an hour. Stir and filter (e.g with a coffee filter) to remove any particles. Take this in the morning with an empty stomach about half an hr before breakfast. This recipe can also be found in: Cinnamon and Honey Recipe for the Cholesterol or Weight Challenged
Question: How much honey can you take per day, in order not to gain weight?
The principle of weight gain is very simple: When you eat more than what your body needs, regardless of whether it is sugar, fat, or honey, the excess calories are stored as fat which leads to weight gain. Read: Calorie Counter.
It's difficult to prescribe how much honey one should limit to because the type of diet varies from person to person, that is, one could be taking foods with very low sugar content every day, while another having a sweet tooth could be taking plentiful of high-sugar stuff. One excellent way to healthier eating is to use honey in your everyday food, e.g replace empty-calorie table sugar with nutritious honey in coffee, tea, juices, and use honey instead of jam on bread, etc. Read: About Honey - How much honey can I eat every day?
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