Friday. Sweet and Glorious Friday. How I have missed you.
|I know. You don't have to tell me what is wrong with this picture.|
|Depite what many of you probably think, This is not me. However, I probably look like that when I run. I most definitely do not breathe like a Hippo and am very graceful.|
Man, it feel like I have so much more to talk about. Sorry for the novel folks. It has been a busy week, so I am trying to catch you all up on my not-so-exciting life (hmmm. I really am uninteresting). With the new found motivation to get my big butt off the couch, I also want to start eating healthy. One of my dear friends and favorite running buddy have been talking about a detox they have been trying. She found it on Pinterest and it is all natural and supposedly good for you (I also want to put a shout out to this friend because I saw this on her Facebook posts so if she reads this, I am probably sounding really creepy and stalkerish right now, because we have in fact never talked about it. She has been posting about it and I copied her. Sorry Kat). J
Just to set you all straight, I am not looking at losing weight, but I do love the feeling of being healthy. I was very successful last summer and am looking forward to getting on the horse again. Yes, this means that I have to pay attention to serving sizes and pass on the cheese with extra cheese pizza that my mother-in-law orders, but Me? I love food. Again, I am not going on a diet, I will just be more conscious of what is going into my body and paying attention to the serving sizes. What this detox claims to do is make your insides a bit healthier and it is all natural. Seriously. It is a detox with honey and cinnamon and water. That is all. Instead of drinking tea at night, you replace it with this. My frame of mind is that if it doesn’t work, I am not really out anything. I have copied the instructions below if anyone else is interested in it. They also have some information as to why they think it works. J Honestly, sometimes all of this is just a bunch a Bull. When they start talking about studies and why it works, I lose interest. The thing that really got me to want to try it is that I have heard a lot of good things about honey and how the natural bacterium in honey is good for the body. It is not a pill and I drink honey tea anyways. I feel it might be a win!
Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon
◦If you take tea made from honey and cinnamon, it will not only provide detoxification benefits, but will also prevent fat accumulation. This is confirmed by a research done in the year 2010 and published in the Archives of Biochemistry. (See, this is where I lose interest, but read On!)
◦Cinnamon will help lose body weight, even when you will take a diet high in fructose and fats. Thus, fat is not allowed to get accumulated in the body and is instead purged. (Again, I feel this is too good to be true. I don’t necessarily believe that you can still eat high fructose foods and lose weight, but with healthy habits, this might assist in maintaining your weight)
◦Honey also plays an important role in weight loss and prevent fats accumulation. Thus, replacing regular sugar with honey can help in prevention of fats storage and also allow it to pass through the digestive tract without being absorbed. (We will see. Again, it seems too good to be true)
◦Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. (I do believe this.)
◦All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide (I have heard this.)
Okay, enough about the health perks of this. If you just Google “Benefits of Honey”, you will get a lot more answers which include but are not limited to, better skin, improved athletic performance, and so on. Again, use your own judgment if you believe all the studies or not. Otherwise, stay tuned and I will let you know how it works for me!
Ways to Detox with Cinnamon and Honey
Detox with honey and cinnamon is very simple as it needs only honey, cinnamon and a cup of water. It should be done in the following manner:
◦Take cinnamon and honey in the ratio of 1:2.
· EX: . 1/2 tsp cinnamon to 1 tsp honey is recommended but can use more or less as long as in the ratio of 1 to 2. — so 1 tsp cinnamon to 2 tsp raw honey is ok too as an example.
◦Now, put cinnamon in a bowl or a cup.
◦Boil 1 cup of water and pour it over cinnamon and allow it to steep for about half an hour.
◦Add honey, once the liquid gets cooled. Do not add honey in the warm solution as it will kill the enzymes present in raw honey.
◦Take half cup of honey and cinnamon tea before going to bed and the rest of the amount should be covered and stored in refrigerator.Well friends. That is all I have to contribute today. I am very excited for my low key weekend and really look forward to spending time with my kitty (who has a very bad leg at the moment L) Yes, this crazy cat lady who drinks way too much coffee is going to have a weekend that any crazy cat would dream of having. (See also previous mentioned lame comments about myself). Happy March, dear friends.
My Poor kitty. At least he has this guy to cuddle with.