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How Can Honey Help With Weight Loss?
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How Can Honey Help With Weight Loss?

Ever since we can remember, we've been taught that in order to lose weight, we have to stay away from sweet things, right? So the idea of honey helping with weight loss may seem like a contradiction.

If we take a look at some of the history of honey, you will find that it predates sugar by thousands of years and has been used to remedy a host of problems. It is only recently that some of the amazing qualities of honey have been scientifically proven. And I'm sure many more discoveries will surface as more people are looking for alternative ways to stay healthy and vibrant.

If you need to shed a few pounds (or more than a few), a couple of the problems that stand in the way of your success are binging and low energy. Added to that is the "burden" of watching what you eat and the idea of giving up what you love.

Well, what if I told you that honey can help with all of the above hurdles to successful weight loss. Are you ready to find out? Okay, here goes.

Honey Helps With Sweet Cravings & Binges

We've all been there. You are doing great with your weight loss plan, your cloths are fitting better, and then something happens. You get a sweet craving that will not go away, and an apple is just not doing the trick. But that chocolate sundae hits the spot, so you eat the entire thing. Every drop. Then you feel guilty, beat yourself up, and have another sundae to comfort yourself. Before you know it, your diet has gone up in smoke. I know, I've been there.

If you incorporate honey into your weight loss plan, you can control your cravings, especially for sugar. How so? Well, let's look at honey for a moment. Unlike sugar (table), honey is natural, and it contains important vitamins and minerals, along with amino acids. This ingredients help your body to digest it. When you eat sugar, your body must depend on its stored nutrients to metabolize it. If a regular diet of sugar is consumed, you body starts to be depleted of those nutrients used to process the sugar in your body. This results in fatty acids being deposited into your bloodstream. Those fatty acids then deposit on different parts of your body, more specifically, the 3 "B's" - belly, buttocks and breasts. Sound familiar?

So honey helps your body systems efficiently metabolize fats and sugars. This helps with weight loss. Also, honey is very sweet, satisfying and delicious - so you only need a very small amount to satisfy any sweet craving you may have.

Drizzle a little honey over your cereal and yogurt for a crunchy and satisfying breakfast. Make a salad dressing with oil, vinegar, fresh herbs and a teaspoon of honey and you will be delighted with your cold, colorful vegetable salad. And for a tasty snack or quick pick-me-up at any time, try a honey stick. Do you know what that is? It's gooey, sweet honey that has been enclosed in a straw. These tasty snacks are only about 20 calories each. So satisfying, inexpensive and convenient. Plus, it helps with mental clarity.

Honey Helps You Gain More Energy

Honey has been proven to help with endurance. Honey has two main components - glucose and fructose - two things that provide your body with energy.

Your body will use the glucose immediately, and the fructose acts as slow-release energy. Athletes who use honey rather than sports drinks had a much better endurance level, and what's amazing is that they recovered much faster!

I don't know about you, but when I used to diet, the reduced calories along with exercise would have me dragging along - I had zero energy. But, honey will change that.

Add about a tablespoon of raw honey in your water bottle and fill it with cold, fresh water. Shake it up until it is combined and sip on this drink before, during and after your walk. You will be quite surprised by how much energy you will have.

Honey Tonics Will Help Melt Away Your Fat

If you are doing a little exercising, like a 20 minute walk each day, and you are making better food choices, you may still need help in the way of honey tonics. These honey tonics have been shown to help remove those stubborn fat deposits. Here are two tonics I think you'll love.

Honey & Lemon - Mix 1 tsp honey with 2 tsp lemon or lime juice, then add 8 ounces of very warm water. You can sip on this tonic several times per day. The wonderful thing about this citrus tonic is that it will help to keep you energized, hydrated, and “alkalized”. This tonic will help you eliminate your stubborn fat deposits.

Cinnamon & Honey - Before breakfast each day, drink a tonic consisting of 8 ounces of very warm water combined with 1/2 tsp of powdered cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of raw honey. You can start to see excellent results after only a week of using this “pre-breakfast” tonic. You can also drink this tonic 1 hour before going to bed each night. You'll be surprised at how fast this tonic works to help you eliminate excess weight.

So, now you know the answer to the question -" How does honey help you lose weight?" Honey has been proven over and over again that it is a valuable tool for weight loss.

Please keep in mind, though, that too much of a good thing, no matter what it is, can be a bad thing. Use honey as explained in this article, and it will aid or supplement your healthy program of good food choices along with regular exercise.


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Great article on honey ! I love honey !

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  about 7 years ago
  

Yay - another honey lover :-) Thanks for your compliment, Eugene!

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  about 7 years ago

I always eat honey when I am on a diet! It helps me ease my craving for chocolate. I had no idea that honey actually burns fats away!

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  about 7 years ago
  

Hi Balas: Honey helps my cravings, too. Honey, combined, with ingredients like lemons, vinegar and cinnamon, works synergistically to help in removing fats. But like the articles mentions, good food choices and exercise enhance the effectiveness of these tonics. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  about 7 years ago
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