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The Honey and Cinnamon Tea Diet
The premise of this diet is to drink a natural honey and fresh ground cinnamon tea twice a day, once shortly after waking and again just prior to going to bed, while continuing to eat a healthy diet during the day. As such, it is not considered a fast or a body cleanse. The combination of the two is supposed to provide some calories and nutrients, which might reduce appetite, while stimulating your body to not as readily store excess blood glucose as fat. No scientific studies have investigated these claims, so no weight loss predictions or promises should be made. The combining of honey and cinnamon is based on folk medicine, which recommended the two ingredients for a variety of ailments including infections, inflammation, arthritis, digestive problems and circulatory issues, according to “Medical Herbalism” by David Hoffman
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/537076-can-you-lose-weight-using-honey-cinnamon/#ixzz2ZuVq24jU
Think of the typical toppings on your baked potato — butter, sour cream, maybe cheese and bacon bits. If you substitute a sweet potato, you might not need any of that. Baked sweet potatoes are so full of flavor, they require very little embellishment. This can save you loads of calories. As a bonus, sweet potatoes are packed with potassium, beta carotene, vitamin C, and fiber.