All your life you’ve been told that you should avoid sugary things if you want to lose weight. So, isn’t it a big fat contradiction to say that honey helps with weight loss?
First let`s start with a simple explanation of how your body responds to both honey and table sugar.
Sugar, after it has been processed, is striped of its nutrients. So, in essence, it is a “naked” carb. In order to be used by the body, it must depend on your body’s nutrients. So, the body is drained of important minerals and vitamins.
Sugar is stored in the liver. If you continue to have a diet that is high in sugar, the liver will eventually swell. When this happens, the excess sugar is returned to the bloodstream as fatty acids. These acids are then stored in your belly, breasts, butt, and thighs.
Honey has a healthier glycemic index (GI) than sugar. That means that when you eat honey, it doesn’t cause a sugar rush, but it is gradually absorbed into your body, thereby providing a stable source of energy.
The question is how honey can help you to lose weight?
Usually, the problem with losing weight is self control, low energy, and choosing the wrong foods to help burn fat and contribute toward good health, but we have good news honey takes care of all three problems.
1.Honey Is Sweeter Than Sugar So You Use Less
That’s right. Honey is very rich, sweet and delicious, so you use about half of what you would use in sugar to sweeten your food and drinks. Honey has the ability to provide a sense of well-being after you consume it, so that will also help with weight loss. Try using a teaspoon of honey in your coffee or tea during the day especially before going to bed and the result are incredible.
2. Morning & Evening Honey Cocktails To Melt Away The Fat
In the morning when you rise, and before breakfast, drink a glass of very warm water combined with 1/2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of raw honey and the results are excellent.
Also, in the mornings and especially in the evenings, drink a glass of very warm water mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. This drink should be taken several times per day.
This citrus cocktail will help to keep you hydrated, energized, and “alkalized”. This will also help to rid the body of unwanted fat deposits.
3. Honey Is Excellent Before And After Exercise
If you want to melt the pounds away it is important to keep moving. You don’t have to run a marathon, but you should do simple things each day to move you closer to that slimmer you. Even a walk of just 20 minutes is enough.
And the great thing is that honey has been shown to really help athletes in their performance by sustaining energy over time and it helps you recover fast. That`s why you should start that walk, fill up your water bottle with fresh, cool water mixed with a teaspoon of raw honey. Sip on this before, during and after your walk and you will be amazed at how great you feel afterward.
So,we have the answer, honey definitely can help you lose weight. Put this amazing ingredient in your arsenal of weapons in the fight against obesity. So use it to lose excess weight and enjoy in all it benefits!