6 Ways That Cinnamon Can Help You Lose Weight

When you think of cinnamon, do sweet not-so-great-for-your-diet treats come to mind? It’s true that cinnamon is used in a lot of sweet desserts, like cinnamon rolls and apple pie. But cinnamon itself is actually really good for you. And if you’re looking to lose weight, then you’ll want to consider adding it to your daily routine in any way you can.

Cinnamon on its own can suppress your appetite, lower your cholesterol, speed up your metabolism and regular your blood sugar levels. In short, it helps to blast fat, making it easier for you to lose weight. While keeping in mind that a healthy diet and proper exercise are also key to weight loss, here are several ways that you can use cinnamon throughout your day to promote more weight loss and shed some pounds.

  1. Wake Up With Cinnamon, Lemon and Honey Water:
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    You’ve already heard about the magical things that happen when you drink lemon-honey water in the morning. Now just add some cinnamon to that concoction and you’ll add weight loss power to your morning beverage!

  2. Sprinkle Cinnamon on Your Coffee:
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    What’s the best way to sweeten your coffee without adding calories? Use cinnamon instead of sugar! Just add a dash (or several dashes) of cinnamon to your coffee to give it a flavor boost. The cinnamon will also serve double duty as it works to suppress your appetite and speed up your metabolism.

  3. Sprinkle It Onto Oats/Cereal:
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    Cinnamon will work to help you lose weight while adding delicious flavor to your morning bowl or oatmeal or cereal.

  4. Drink Cinnamon Water:
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    Boil some cinnamon sticks and sip on that water throughout the day (especially between meals).

  5. Mix It Into Protein Shakes:
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    Cinnamon is an excellent addition to these healthful drinks, whether you’re a gym rat or not.

  6. Add It to Your Cooking:
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    Indian recipes, in particular, tend to call for cinnamon. But why not try adding cinnamon to your recipes that don’t necessarily call for it? Try sprinkling cinnamon into rice dishes, onto chicken, or over roasted veggies.