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The Cinnamon Honey Weight loss Drink

Updated on September 15, 2013

Weight-lose Marketing!

I almost feel the need to start this with some kind of over-the-top proclamation, promising to get you ready for swimsuit season without any hassle or effort on your part, “For three easy payments of 89.95!” Yeah, right! That’s how we’ve been conditioned to accept weight loss; it’s a gimmick for pill-pushers and expensive gyms to get us to fork over everything we’ve got. And I mean everything, our cash, our precious time, and worst of all, our hope that anything out there can help us slim down.

Weight loss is a full time job, and, well, most of us already have one or two of those. I figured I would never lose weight, but I knew I at least needed to be healthy. In hindsight, that’s the best decision to make. Everyone will tell you its not about shedding pounds, but being healthy inside no matter what you look like outside. Unfortunately, this is something you’ll hear a million times, read a million articles about Weight Loss, and start-then-stop every other month. Quite frankly, you have to realize it for yourself, no one can make you get it. All I can say is, it clicked for me when I gave up.

If I couldn’t look like a super model, I could at least try to take care of myself. No one would notice, I might not fit into old jeans again, but I’d be healthy. So I wouldn’t spend 2 hours at the gym 7 days a week, but I’d make a point to get on the treadmill every now and then. I wouldn’t guzzle green juice to replace my meals, but I’d commit to eating oatmeal every morning.

The Plan

Recently I was at a friend's house, and something caught my eye on her counter. Hiding in a pile of report cards and art projects was an unassuming flyer typed in plain font, with no author listed, titled “Cinnamon and Honey Cures”. She had grabbed it from a stack of them outside her health food store. Someone had taken the time to compile various instructions, all centered on cinnamon and honey, gathered from all over the world, from scientists in Japan using it to heal arthritis, to villages in South America gargling with it to cure bad breath. Of course, the one that caught my eye was listed under “Weight Loss”. Here’s what it said:

Mix 1 TBSP cinnamon with 1 TBSP honey. Pour in 8 ounces boiling water, stir.

Consume every night before sleeping, and every morning 30 minutes before eating anything else.

I told myself I’d try it, what’s the harm? It could only help, really; cinnamon is full of important minerals and vitamins, not to mention a ton of fiber (it is tree bark after all). So for a few weeks, I drank this, and not even as often as the flyer said, I only had it after dinner, and only every other day. But I noticed the difference right away. Not in my weight, though. I didn’t magically lose ten pounds overnight! All jokes aside, my insides felt great. Whenever I’d eat anything heavy or greasy, it was like the cinnamon would clear it all out by the morning. Any indigestion I’d ever had was gone, and no more bad morning breath either. It really is incredible.

The Result!

After 2 weeks I had lost nearly 5 pounds. A month and a half later, I’ve reached nearly 10 pounds of weight loss. Its not like I wasn’t putting any of my own effort in, but that minimal amount of exercise and very lax calorie counting hadn’t yielded many results before. It’s the case with any weight loss aid, I guess, that they tell you to continue to diet and exercise to see results. This one, however, is all natural, extremely cheap and surprisingly tasty. And in the end, it helped me with my original goal, to just be healthy. This drink really does relieve a lot of problems like bloating and irregularity, something that most weight loss tricks actually cause.

I actually wouldn’t even bother drinking it twice a day, unless you don’t see results, because it does affect your digestion, so you don’t want to overdo it and have to run to the bathroom all day because of it. I also wouldn’t suggest drinking it in the morning if you go directly to work or school, because of what I just mentioned. Especially when you first start the regimen, you can't be sure how its going to affect your body, so take it slow and then up the intake if you’d like. And another thing, I would not recommend it for someone with diabetes.

I hope this works for everyone like it worked for me! Let me know how it goes!

And, keep up with the Healthy Lifestyle :)

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    caren 4 years ago

    I just tried this and feel very nauseous also.

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    Emily 4 years ago

    I could not stand 1 T of cinnamon and 1 T of honey, so I think I'll back it down to 1 t of cinnamon instead.

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    Tim 4 years ago

    I did not read all comments, but this worked for me too, but you have to use Ceylon Cinnamon for this. You can get Real Ceylon cinnamon from - www.ceylontruecinnamon.com

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    JH, try cooking it like a tea, like Pooja suggested. It will probably soften it. Thanks for your visit.......

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hey there, insightful tiger and Kemi. Appreciate your visit and thanks for trying. It out. See you around :)

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi, Miranda and Anisa..... Thanks for telling us about your experience. This is very important as this can react differently with different people. You are the first to bring this up, so I will caution people to test it out with small dose if they think their body might react differently.

    Appreciate your input, take care :)

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi Pooja, you can try it that way and see how it works for you. I haven't tried it so won't be able to say if it works or not. Thanks for stopping by.

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    anisa 4 years ago

    Hi Miranda

    I also feel extremely nauseous after drinking the honey and cinnamon .. does anyone also have this problem?

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    kemi 4 years ago

    sippin on this concoction right now..not too bad...really looking forward to seeing some results. everyones input was very imformative. Thankz

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    pooja 4 years ago

    hi can i drink like tea just boil cinnamon in water and add honey and drink this hot i like drink very hot

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    Jh 4 years ago

    Is there anyway to dissolve the cinnamon more. It is very grainy toward the bottom of the cup.

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    Miranda 4 years ago

    I tried this "remedy" this morning...and maybe it's just me, but about 30 minutes after I drank the concoction...I became sick. I had starting feeling nauseas about 10 minutes in, but after a full 30 minutes...everything in my stomach came up, which wasn't anything more than the drink I had just consumed...but that didn't keep me from being sick. 3 hours after becoming sick...my stomach was still very queasy. I tried dry toast and small sips of water...like my mother gave me as a child under similar curcumstances...didn't help! I concluded that while yes this drink will help you lose wieght, is it worth it if the way it helps is to cause you to lose your stomach each time you drink it. Again, maybe it just had this effect on me, but I felt I needed to share my experience.

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Thanks, Ashley for the input. Great idea adding that pinch of pepper! Hope it help.....

    Hi, Kaylaaa, I sure hope it works for you as it did for me. Take care :)

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi yessie, I am not sure about that. You might want to consult your doctor. Thanks for stopping by.

    @cindy, I have used both, but didn't see much difference. I prefer raw honey just for the taste :)

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    Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

    Sounds interesting and healthy. I will give it a try! Thank you so much for sharing! Voted up and pinned:)

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    jsj67 4 years ago from Fort Wayne, IN

    Really useful information. I have recently started mixing honey and cinnamon and this is a great idea. I'll definitely give this a try.

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    kaylaaa 4 years ago

    this is awesome!! ive been trying to lose weight for a while now and this is something new that i didn't know and will definitely have to try!! thanks so much for posting this! i can't wait...

    im starting something new.... i hope you can come check it out....

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    Ashley 4 years ago

    I am having my first drink right now! I think it will take some getting used to, I know it is definitely good for you though. I also added just a pinch of cayenne pepper, also very good for you........just a pinch:)

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    cindy 4 years ago

    did you use just pure honey or raw honey?

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    yessie 4 years ago

    Today is my third day on this tea, however i have a question i have a seven month old bby whom i exclusively breastfeed, will this effect my supply amd or my baby?

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Synfullywk, thanks for posting your story. Glad you stopped by, and appreciate your support. Take care now :)

    Hi there, Beemiller! The one I tried is 1 Tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of cinnamon in one mug of water. It said twice a day, but I did I cup a day and that was good for me. It seems to effect everyone differently, so try out your ratio and see what happens. It worked wonderfully for me. Thanks for the comment..... Stay healthy :)

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    handtalker55 4 years ago

    I can drink it if I use a straw. I also take 1/8 tsp ginger powder, 1/8 tsp tumeric ground, and 1 tbs honey in one cup of hot water 3 times a week. Has lowered my blood pressure. Hoping the honey and cinnamon will help me lose weight.

    I am going easy on the amount. Never know if a person is sensitive or allergic to cinnamon.

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    fatima shahzad 4 years ago

    i love it

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    Victoria Lynn 4 years ago

    I found this tip rather interesting so I thought I would try it tonight. Turns out the drink was much thicker than I realized it would be and was extremely hard for me to drink the whole thing. Did I make it wrong? Any suggestions??

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    shim shim 4 years ago

    I started this a few days ago but the drink become like jely really thik and hard to drink plz tell me it should be like this or not

    where can i find real cinnamon.

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    EmilyCO 4 years ago

    Hello! I am going to start this regime today. I am using ground cinnamon and pure honey; do you think that will be fine?

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    Jessica 4 years ago

    is the mixture suppose to be thick?

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi, Venesa..... I drink mine warm, like a tea. Not sure if it has any effect on the process....

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    beemiller 4 years ago

    I have seen this recipe a few other ways, the other one says boil 1 cup of water add a half tspoon of cinnamon let cool the add a tspoon of honey drink half refrigerate and drink other half on an empty stomach in the morning... I've been doing it that way... then I found this way what is the right amount? I don't want to over do it but I also don't want to waste my time, with your concoction do I drink 2 cups a day? And is the cinnamon per honey ratio per one cup or is it 2 cups per tbl spoon? I'm confused.!

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    Synfullywkd67 4 years ago

    It actually helped with my diabetes, because of the weight loss and it helps speed up your metabolism and aids with carbs. I would however recommend speaking to your Dr. first, every ones diabetes is different, and I wouldn't stop any meds until you consult with your Dr.

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    VanessaL 4 years ago

    Hi there - do you drink this warm or cold?

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Thanks TJ for leaving a comment. Hope it helps.

    @myslade, not sure about the milk. You can always give it a try and see what happens :)

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi Anita,

    Cinnamon sticks should work as long as you can grind it very fine, like a powder. Otherwise it will be hard to consume.

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi there Missy and Jane,

    Thanks for the input...... And for stopping by.

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi, Smrithi,

    Try taking it once a day to see how your body reacts. The best time would be at night before going to bed. hope it works out for you.

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi, Barbara..... I followed what it had said on the flyer, and that was 1 TBSP of cinnamon and one TBSP of honey. Yes, it was thick and hard to taken in but got better with time :)

    Remember everyone's body is different .... You might want to play around with it and see what works for you. Hope it helps. Take care .....

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    Barbara 4 years ago

    I read about this on Pinterest and it said 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 2 teaspoons honey 30 min before beakfast and before bed. i tried that this morning and it was way to much cinnomon that i got sick to my stomach, then i decied to google it and found this. so just trying to see what is right i have been doing the regular diet for 3 wks eating better no drinking and working out (running 3 miles) and i have not lost a lb, so im up to try anything just want to have it right info. is it 2:1, 1:2, 1:1 or 2:2???

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    Smrithi 4 years ago

    Hi

    This is a wonderful post. I heard the effects of cinnamon and honey and was looking for a good blog to explain its usage.

    However, I have the same question as @Csnntt about the quantity. If I am going to start this regime (say twice a day) and I want to avoid the "running to the bathroom all day long" issue until I know how my body behaves what quantity would be suitable? I am right in the middle of the normal BMI range but I would like to shed of a few pounds.

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    Jane 4 years ago

    And should cool for 30 minutes

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    Jane 4 years ago

    The honey should be put in after the water and cinnamon cool or not it will kill the enzymes in the honey.

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    Missy 4 years ago

    The cinnamon and honey should be a 2-1 ratio not equal parts.

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    Csnntt 4 years ago

    Do you use TBSP Or TSP?? I've read everywhere else that it is supposed to be 1TSP Cinnamon vs. 2TBS Honey. I also heard you have to double the honey. 1TBSP was so overpowering. It made me sick!! I just started this remedy. I hope it works!!

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    myslade 4 years ago

    i had a hard time drinking it, can i add milk with the honey and just sprinkle the cinnamon on top? tnx

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    TJ 4 years ago

    Thanks! I've been looking for someone to post the digestion effects. I will take your advise and start drinking this only at night to see what happens first. Every other blog has just bypassed this whole topic.

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    Anita 4 years ago

    I have cinnamon sticks.....can I just grind them?

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    Chaderbox 4 years ago

    Funny. I just drank this and thought I'd surf the web and see what I find. It seemed to me the Cinnamon didn't dissolve too well. Maybe I didn't have the water hot enough. Anyway, thanks much for the info :)

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    FabyI 4 years ago

    Update: Tried this for 14 days and did not loose even a pound. However, the first week I was doing the 1:2 ration. I did notice and increase in energy though and my waist did get smaller but I was also doing more crunches than usual.

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    melanie 4 years ago

    Do you think it would work just as well if eaten after breakfast or sometime during the day? or is it necessary to be on an empty stomach first thing in the morning?

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    kristina 4 years ago

    Ive been using it to treat my strep and its been working very well. I couldn't do the drink either so i put it on toast that has a lil butter on it...much easier that way! Hope it works as a weight loss supplement too!

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    FabyI 4 years ago

    Thanks La'Thing! I realized it was actually the cinnamon becoming gooey once I poured it over boiling water and covered it for 30 mins. I stopped and just made the water a bit warm and then add the honey. I also have been doing the 1:2 ration for 5 days and have have not seen any results. I'll try the 1:1 ration this week and see if that changes anything. Thanks for the response! :)

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    Randa 4 years ago

    I had heard about this from my aunt a few weeks ago. I have always struggled with weight in my adult life, having given birth to 4 boys has not been kind to my body. I have also had a huge digestive problem from as far back as I can remember. Well, I tried this for one week, drinking 1 in the morning, and 1 in the evening. After just a day I began not seeing results, but feeling them!! I had stopped for 2 weeks (maybe 3), and have began feeling terribly bloated and not "going" like I had been through that week. Well, This is my first morning drinking this mixture again, and can not wait to start feeling the wonderful benefits. I am, by nature, a very skeptical person, but the results that I have seen in this drink, I am a firm believer that if I do continue to drink regularly, and continue with low carbs and some exercise, I am very excited to see what other benefits I will gain from this!!

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    @ Lori, yes, one to one. And I think the the two tablespoon of cinnamon is the trick. Since cinnamon is a tree bark it must have lot of fiber, thus causing the bowel movement...... Some people do get that bloated feeling from that.

    This one to one ratio helped me. Not sure of 1:2 thing. Haven't tried it. Good luck with it :)

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    FabyI, the honey is not supposed to turn into a gooey substance..... It should dissolve completely. Hope you get better result next time. Thanks for stopping by...

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    Lori 4 years ago

    So, you mix your ratio 1 to 1 and have no problem? Everywhere else I've seen this says to mix one part cinnamon to two parts honey. I'm confused now:-)

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi Uzma, I am not sure if this would affect your baby. It's all natural, but its always safe to consult with your doctor on these issues. Thanks for stopping by :)

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    Uzma 4 years ago

    I m a lactating mother does this cinnamon honey combo effect my baby ?

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    Margaret 4 years ago

    This is a great blog... I researched different sites after hearing about this weight loss solution but no one posted the actual results and I couldn't find anyone talking about trying this. So after a bit more research I found this blog and thought ahhhh finally someone who gives me what I want..... results after taking the cinnamon and Honey mixture. This prompted me to try this out and I have been on it for 2 days and have to admit there is no change and I actually feel more bloated but its been 2 days so I am not worried. I am very active but in the winter I always seem to pack on 10 -15 pounds of sheer fat from the lack of activity, over eating and alcohol especially over Christmas. I am not a New Years lets make a resolution I will NEVER keep but around February 1 I start looking to shed the extra pounds to get my back to my summer weight so I will keep you posted on my progress. If I can loose 10 pounds with little changes to my diet I will be thrilled.

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    FabyI 4 years ago

    I just tried this last night and this morning. It was very hard to swallow as the honey turned into a gooey substance and did not taste that good. Is that supposed to happen or is the honey supposed to dissolve completely.

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    Dave 4 years ago

    The taste is horrible. Is the cinnamon your regular table cinnamon?

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    Laura Tykarski 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

    I am trying to get off of diet drinks and this may be a good way to incorporate a once a day alternative along with my 8- 8 oz water regime.What's to lose I'm spending a great deal of time in my "reading" room anyway.My attitude is very similar to yours in that I will never get back to the jean size I wore in my twenties. I have a forty year + metabolism and even at my fittest would never have qualified for swim-suit model status...not many do lol Thanks for the information.

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    FabyI 4 years ago

    Has anyone tried the Santa Paula Cinnamon?

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    roserita 4 years ago

    I am also gonna be starting this but only after the 21excited to see the outcome having four kids I put on the pounds

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    connie 4 years ago

    Is the cinnamon supposed to dissolve?

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    natalia 4 years ago

    The recipe sounds great, just one tip do not expose the honey to degrees higher then 50 C because it looses all its properties, wait for the water to cool off and then mox the honey.

    I just started the diet. :-) hopefully it works.

    Good luck everyone!

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    Hammerman 4 years ago

    I'm definitely going to try this. I have a friend who is a nutritionist and she tells me her brother came across this. His whole family is doing and losing weight! They add a little lemon to their drink.

    Thanks for the idea!

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    Gail 4 years ago from Small Town Tennessee

    I'll try this for sure. I love both cinnamon and honey. Cinnamon regulates blood sugar levels as well. Thanks for the insight.

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    Corey 4 years ago from Northfield, MA

    This sounds so easy and probably tastes better than any other diet drink mix prepackaged. I am looking forward to trying this. Besides being beneficial for weight loss it sounds as if this recipe will help detox your insides, too. Thanks for sharing.

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    Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

    I'm definitely trying this and sharing your hub with my friends. Thank you for sharing your solution and congratulations on your results.

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    donotfear 4 years ago from The Boondocks

    Great article and suggestions. Thanks for the bathroom warning!

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    sdbphillips 4 years ago

    So its been a week since i started drinking the tea. I don't feel any different, but it did help w/my bowel movements. As well as a 3lb weight loss. Now to b honest, i am following the 8hr diet, and am substituting whole grains for white. As well as doing zumba 4 times a week for an hr. So i don't know if this has anything to do witht the loss or not. But regardless of that, b/c it is a cheap thing to do, i do think i am gonna keep it up! Plus its not bad tasting!

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    torrilynn 4 years ago

    thanks for your hub i really liked reading it... ive been trying to lose a couple of pounds myself... i will definitely try this in the future. voted up.

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    Jewel 4 years ago from Canada

    Cinnamon and honey as also good for other health issues as well, such as arthritis, sore throats, colds, heart disease. It is a wonderful cure-all! We have been using it for a little while and did find out the the Ceylon cinnamon is the 'True' cinnamon and is the one that really does the trick. It is a soft bark, not the hard bark kind we are used to seeing in the grocery store. It has a milder flavor and is really tasty. I found an organic cinnamon that was that variety at the store here, but it can be found online.

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Thank you all for stopping by and for your helpful comments. I will try to answer the questions one at a time..... but for know I just want to thank you all for reading the article.

    This was new for me too, as I have never heard about it either, until that day..... It helped me a lot.

    Cinnamon does help with controlling the sugar level in your body, but the honey, I am not sure if you should take honey if you are diabetic. Check with your doctor.....

    Will be coming back soon, take care :)

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    samanthasamone 4 years ago

    Very informative! Ive heard about cinnamon being good to the body health-wise that is. Did this cleansing /diet thing ... back then it worked to0

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    Kimberly Vaughn 4 years ago from Midwest

    Interesting! I've never heard of this. Thanks for sharing!

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    Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

    Interesting. Who would have thunk it? There have been so many different food combinations suggested to help lose weight. This is the first time I have seen this.

    Like you say, cinnamon can't be bad...and who doesn't like honey? Adding this to my list of things to try.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sending you Angels this evening. :) ps

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    Ankit Rishi 4 years ago

    i started warm water with honey about 15days back..and started it with combination of cinnamon from today..hope to see some great results..

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    MissBrando 4 years ago from DC, MD, VA area

    Very interesting hub. I especially liked that you pointed out that weight loss and taking an initiative in your health is something that you have to want to do. No one else can make you do it until it clicks for you. That's exactly what happened to me, one day it just all made sense.

    Thanks again for the hub!

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    Sphinxs Sanctum 4 years ago from Southern United States

    Hello. I really enjoy reading about any natural solutions to common health concerns, therefore, I enjoyed this hub! I may just try it out if I can handle the taste.

    I did want to add one thing to this though. I was diabetic but have brought myself back down to a level of Insulin Resistance thru medication & diet. One of the things my Endocrinologist told me to eat is Cinnamon! It helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. And the honey, not such a terrible thing as it's natural sugar & as long as a person with Insulin imbalance remembers to remove whatever sugar "gifts" they're already allowing themselves & replace them with this, then all should be fine.

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    sdbphillips 4 years ago

    Sorry about the previous post.

    Anyway, after reading this post, i wanted to try it. I have issues with constipation, and could also stand to lose a few (30lbs). I started drinking the tea (1/2tsp cinnamon...bought at a heath food store, and 1tsp wildflower organic honey) the drink wasn't bad, but was kinda spicy. I steeped the tea for 30min in 1the cup of hot water, then added the honey. I drank 1/2 cup, and refrigerated the rest for morning to drink 30min b4 breakfast. I will report after 1 week to let you know how it goes!

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    kay 4 years ago

    Started this a week ago and I done 1tsp of cinnamon to 2 tsp of honey (heard the ratio was 1:2) however that was more than a site I found suggested they said to do 1/2 tsp of cinnaom and 1 tsp of honey. I found the taste with the larger amount unable to be drunk and gave up after 2 days, however tried what the other site actually suggested the 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp of honey and much more easy to drink, so if your not a fan of cinnamon (I can't stand it) worth trying that out.

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    Dionicq 4 years ago

    I started this about 3 days ago. I feel bloated and constipated but I don't want to give up. I have hopes that it will work. I bought a coffee grinder to grind up the ceylon cinnamon. I found the whole cinnamon at walmart in the hispanic isle. They are Tampico brand and comes in little bags. Once I boil the water and add the cinnamon I let it sit until it cools. Then I run it through a small strainer so it seperates the bigger chunks that wasn't grinded. I was only using 1tsp of cinnamon & 2 tsp of honey. I'm going to try the bigger ratio hopefully that works. I have huge hopes but the way I'm feeling now I don't know if I should give up or not :(

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    Lisa 4 years ago

    Yes I will be trying this as soon as I go to the store,thank you Danielle

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    Kim Anne 4 years ago from Texas

    My husband and I are trying this tonite, finally got the honey!

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    Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

    It doesn't seem like too much cinnamon once it dissolves.

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    Audra P 4 years ago

    I was told you couldn't put the honey in the hot water you had to wait until it cooled otherwise it neutralized the enzymes in the honey

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi there, Somosumo and Claudia, yes it's one Tablespoon, not teaspoon! It is pretty heavy drink but soothing. Try to get good cinnamon.....

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    Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

    I know somosumo, 1tbsp cinnamon sound like unbearable to drink!!!

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    somosumo 4 years ago

    is this correct? 1 tbsp honey & 1 tbsp cinnamon, or is it only 1 teaspoon of cinnamon? Thanks.

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hello, Holly...... I have never tried it that way, so not sure if it would be the same or not.

    @ R. Rose - this is a very soothing drink..... For some reason it relaxes me at night. And you are right, better than sipping wine, LOL.

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    Carl Gallant 4 years ago from South Africa

    Rather interesting..always knew honey was good for you.. let me give it a go... voted up!

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    Tanta 4 years ago

    This drink would actually be fine for someone with diabetes as cinnamon is wonderful for controlling blood sugar levels. Plus if you add the honey to boiling water you will kill of all of the good things about it. The only benefit you will get is the taste. You should let the cinnamon/water mixture cool completely before adding any honey.

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    Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

    This is so easy and cheap that I am going to try and see for myself. I have actually no overweight but I'd like to be thinner than I am by two or three pounds (just for my own personal aesthetics). If it does work on me I'll recommend it to my mom and sister who really need to get healthier and shed some pounds. It also sounds like the perfect evening drink ;)

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    LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Hi, Urbanhick, thanks for the feed back....I will try ginger too. Glad you like it :)

    Good luck, Samanta. S :)

    Hope it works for you KA......

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    Riviera Rose 4 years ago from South of France

    Brilliant - I love it, and it combines two of my favourite things! Sounds like something really nice to sip at night (and no doubt better for me than wine...) ;) Voted up and awesome!

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    Holly 4 years ago

    If u make it the night before and only drink half if it and put rest in fridge overnight, do u have to drink it cold or can u warm it up?

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    Kim Anne 4 years ago from Texas

    Can't wait to try this!

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    samantha schultz 4 years ago

    going to start this tonight!