How to use cinnamon for weight loss

One of the most famous spices, which help to find the figure of dreams — cinnamon. Background in nutrition and exercise, it speeds up the process of weight loss. Because some of the features of spice is this effect and how to use it correctly, you can find below.

The beneficial properties of cinnamon for weight loss

cinnamon weight loss

What are the properties of cinnamon will contribute to a gradual reduction in the numbers on the scale? This:

  • a significant acceleration of metabolism, promote the absorption of active nutrients and their conversion into energy;
  • to optimize the carbohydrate metabolism and as a consequence, the normalization of blood sugar levels, which regulates appetite;
  • the normalization of the gastrointestinal tract, that is more complete digestion and timely evacuation of wastes;
  • the excretion of excess fluid, prevent its stagnation in the tissues;
  • to release the body of previously accumulated toxins;
  • specific actions, which leads to loss of appetite, and the ability to feel full with less amount of food.

How to choose cinnamon?

Chinese cinnamon, also called Cassia, in large quantities is poisonous — it is only suitable for limited use only as spices. On the other hand, the effectiveness of Cassia weight loss greater than in Ceylon cinnamon. Therefore, it is necessary to use it in small quantities — no more than 1 teaspoon a day. If you want spice, you should use Ceylon.

Recipes cinnamon and yogurt

Kefir cocktail cinnamon — the most popular drink slimming. It is both delicious and quite satisfying and rewarding. There are several recipes for its preparation and methods of use.

Kefir and cinnamon cleanse

It can be used as needed or once a week. Daily diet for the day consists of one and a half liters of nonfat yogurt, which prevents one teaspoon of spice.

Cocktail is stored in the refrigerator, and drink it throughout the day at 6-7 reception glass. Thus, the heat value per day is 500-600 calories. It is about two times less than the level of basic metabolism, so wrong this disassembly is not necessary. It is best to alternate the unloading of yogurt and cinnamon fasting day on oatmeal.

The expected effect of kefir and cinnamon day — minus a pound and a half. You need to understand that it is not only and not so much at the expense of adipose tissue: most of the plumb is not received for the organism and derived food liquid.

The systematic practice of fasting day gradual weight loss is due to a reduction in weekly caloric content per 1,000 kcal compared to the average of the norm, that the 7 weeks leads to loss of about one pound of pure fat. And this is only because of the caloric deficit, and the above properties of cinnamon help to double or triple the results, especially if you combine and exercise. For example, start doing every day exercise is the "plank" in different variations.

Kefir and cinnamon dinner

If you can replace one meal (preferably dinner) and a Cup of yogurt with cinnamon can reduce your daily caloric intake 300-400 kcal. In the end, caloric deficit per month up to 12,000 kcal, which is almost equivalent to 2 kg of fat. If we consider the additional effect of cinnamon, to get the perfect rate to lose weight 3-5 kg a month, which goes to the root of the fat mass without losing moisture and muscle tissue.

Either of the two above systems can be consume kefir-Apple cocktail with cinnamon. For its preparation you need to shoot down in a blender a Cup of yogurt with a green Apple medium and a pinch of cinnamon. The fiber contained in the Apple, supplement helpful property of cinnamon to optimize the performance of the digestive tract, and the taste of this cocktail is high. A nice refreshing drink allows you to not only lose weight quickly and useful, but also fun.

The preparation of the drink with additives

Developing the theme of delicious and healthy supplements, kefir and cinnamon in a cocktail, you can mix wheat, oat or other bran (a tablespoon per Cup) and a couple of crushed fresh berries or dried prunes. Ideally, bran, prunes and half a teaspoon of cinnamon to the whipped yogurt in a blender. If the finished cocktail for a moment to put in the fridge, it turns out airy mousse that can be eaten with a spoon.

how to take cinnamon

This is a particularly good recipe for those who suffer from constipation, because along with the drink ingredients, stimulate peristalsis and promote excretion of toxins accumulated.

Another type of Supplement is the ginger and pepper. The composition effect is magnified, cinnamon and other spices. The ability of ginger to promote metabolism is well known, and red peppers and not doing a cocktail of "metabolic bomb". Cocktail recipe:

  1. Mix well in a glass of buttermilk, a pinch of red pepper.
  2. Add half a teaspoon of ground ginger and cinnamon.
  3. Again all thoroughly.

Naturally, the mixture becomes hot, so do not drink it on an empty stomach, in the evening. And, of course, it is necessary to observe safety precautions people who have problems with digestion.

If the reception kefir and cinnamon in a cocktail form or another, regularly causes abdominal pain and diarrhoea, this method of weight loss is given.

How to use cinnamon and honey?

There is evidence that a mixture of honey with cinnamon to help lose weight by 5-7 kg per month. In addition, the spice is well combined with honey to taste, it is also very organic point of view of useful properties. Honey to enhance the special effect of cinnamon on metabolism, has beneficial effects on the liver and kidneys, nourishes the necessary trace elements.

Prepare a mixture with cinnamon simple, but it is not recommended to deviate from the indicated proportions:

  1. You can prepare a tea spoon of natural (unpasteurized) honey, half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  2. Spice, pour a glass of boiling water under the hood at least half an hour, drain.
  3. After complete cooling add some honey.

Note that you can prepare, such as water for daily use is only made from Ceylon cinnamon, in order to avoid poisoning.

Drink half a Cup at night and in the morning before Breakfast. Amount of water intake of honey with cinnamon — two or three weeks, after which the weight loss will slow down or completely stop. Then you need to take a break for a few weeks, after which weight loss with cinnamon and honey can be continued.

Coffee with cinnamon weight loss

Another effective combination is coffee with cinnamon. Caffeine is part of most modern fat burners and not only expressed tonic action. Coffee has also regulates the fat metabolism and displays the excess fluid in the tissues. Because of its diuretic activity, aromatic refreshing drink helps to relieve the body of toxins are inevitably released in the process of breaking fat. All this is perfectly complemented by a valuable slimming properties of cinnamon.

Slow, steady weight loss is recommended to drink coffee with cinnamon for Breakfast and throughout the day instead of snacking. Fans of extreme dieting can try a short term diet, which includes coffee and cinnamon, which restricts the diet for a couple of cups of coffee with cinnamon and 150 grams of black chocolate. Diet can be more than three days, it is necessary to reduce water consumption is not more than one liter a day. Weight loss is an average of 2-3 kg.

cinnamon with milk

In addition, coffee with cinnamon is delicious! So, if you are a coffee lover, make a note of the following recipes:

No. 1

If you want a quick coffee or just do not have time to brew coffee powder, use this quick recipe:

  1. Mix the dry Cup 1 teaspoon of instant coffee and a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon.
  2. Pour the boiling water.
  3. Five minutes later, add the red pepper tip of a knife.

If you drink this spicy blend, you can't add sweetener.

No. 2

This recipe for foodies who are not accustomed to the rush, when it comes to coffee:

  1. Turk mix 3 teaspoon of ground coffee and half a teaspoon of cinnamon.
  2. Pour 150-200 ml of cold water and bring to a boil (but do not boil).

No. 3

Coffee and spices: three teaspoons of natural ground coffee, add one pea allspice, one of the stars of cloves and one stick of cinnamon from Ceylon. Pour 300 ml of cold water and warm up slowly in the fire until boiling. Remove from heat and allow to infuse for 3-5 minutes.

No. 4

Another spicy recipe: mix coffee with 2 teaspoons of ground coffee, a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and ginger root, a few grains of cardamom. Add 150-200 ml of cold water, bring to a boil over low heat, let stand 5-7 minutes and pour a couple of teaspoons of lemon or orange juice.

External use of coffee

Effective weight loss and external use of coffee with cinnamon. For example, in the form of cellulite scrub or wrap. The mixture is prepared as follows:

  1. Mix coffee grounds with vegetable (preferably olive) oil for the same amount.
  2. Add half a teaspoon of salt finely ground, fine-grained sugar and cinnamon.

This mixture can be applied scrub to wet skin during a shower a couple times a week or put on a movie for half an hour in the form of a scarf.

How to cook fat burning tea with cinnamon?

If you're not a fan of coffee, it is completely possible to replace it with tea. Easier to just add to any tea (black, green, herbal) cinnamon — a pinch per Cup. It is also convenient to brew in a thermos bottle all day and drink half a Cup a Cup half an hour before a meal. Then you need to take liter of boiling water a tablespoon without slides any tea raw materials, and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder or a stick.

There are complex recipes:

  • Cinnamon + ginger, one tablespoon of finely sliced ginger and cinnamon stick, pour a liter of cold water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes and infuse for half an hour. Do not interfere in this recipe and herbs, the best stevia leaf, green tea, or peppermint amount of tablespoons per liter of water (better to add at the stage of infusion, after removing from heat).
  • Cinnamon + honey: pour into a thermos a liter of warm water (40 °C), add 2 tbsp of honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional a few slices of lemon. Infuse for half an hour, then start drinking half a glass for 30-40 minutes before meals.
  • Tea with milk and cinnamon: 1 tbsp green or herbal tea and stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon pour into a thermos of boiling milk, simmer for at least an hour. Drink during the fasting day a glass every 2-3 hours. You can drink this tea with milk and a couple of hours after eating. It is desirable that the tea was hot. So if he cool the bottle, can be heated in the can before use.
cinnamon honey tea

Contra-indications and limitations

Cinnamon — widely used in modern cooking spice. However, it has contraindications and limitations to use. It is not necessary to lose weight with cinnamon in the following cases:

  • During pregnancy. A significant amount of cinnamon in the diet of pregnant women in the first trimester cause miscarriage in the second trimester — premature birth (because of the tonic effect of cinnamon on the muscles of the uterus).
  • In breastfeeding the baby. Cinnamon to change the taste of milk, which can cause failure of the child in the chest.
  • Reduce blood clotting, such as cinnamon is a feature to thin the blood.
  • In the acute phase of gastric ulcer or gastritis with high acidity of the stomach.
  • Any diseases that occur at high temperatures, because this spice is warm.
  • When, after the application observed the occurrence of swelling or rash. In this case, the use of cinnamon should be abandoned immediately because these are signs of allergies.

Cinnamon really helps to fairly quickly get rid of excess fat. In order to lose weight, stay healthy, don't overdo it with the spices, use only one of its kind, which grows in Ceylon, and don't neglect the other terms, right weight loss — try to eat in moderation and move around as much as possible.