April 02, 2016

Lose weight by eating honey

Many people virtually stop eating food to reduce their weight. This is NEVER a good idea. If you don't eat sufficient food (which involves calories, vitamin, minerals, fibre) your immune system will become weakened. Your weight loss program should focus on reducing the intake of calories and not "stopping" the intake of calories. Further, you should also increase your daily expense of calories by regular exercise. As part of your program, try Honey and warm water. Normally fat remains as an un-used resource in your body adding bulk and weight. It is believed that honey mobilises this stored fat. When this fat is burnt to provide energy for your daily activities, you see a gradual decrease in your weight and obesity levels. It is suggested that you drink this honey (about one tablespoon daily), with an equal amount of warm water.  


Honey and lemon juice: Honey can also help in weight loss when consumed with warm water and lemon juice. Many people drink this formula first thing in the morning to help reduce their weight. Lemon juice in water has an excellent Alkalising affect on the body and when used in conjunction with honey is not only healthy but delicious too. Many people claim to have derived health benefits from its regular consumption.   Or spice it up with Cinnamon: Honey and cinnamon mixed with warm water. Take one tablespoon of cinnamon power, one tablespoon of honey and one cup of warm water, mix the ingredients thoroughly and drink this first thing on an empty stomach.  


You may be asking, isn't honey a type of sugar? Doesn't it add weight? Well of course you are right honey does contain sugars, but unlike refined sugar, honey contains vitamins and minerals too. Normally, to digest sugar, the vitamins and minerals stored in the body are utilised, rendering the body devoid of these nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dissolve fats and cholesterol. Thus when you eat too much sugar you tend to increase weight not just because of the calories but due to lack of vitamins and minerals. So on the contrary, honey being a good source of nutrients actually can help you in reducing weight.   Honey also improves your digestion and thus helps in weight loss. Hence honey is also consumed after dinner especially after overeating.   Remember, your body needs balance to function correctly, therefore eating sufficient nutrient rich food, but perhaps reducing the quantities, especially carbohydrates/grains and refined sugar/fructose etc and taking regular exercise is what you should aim for to achieve this.