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Honey contains sugar, but unlike refined sugar, honey contains vitamins & minerals too. Normally, to digest sugar, the vitamins & minerals stored in body are utilized, rendering the body devoid of these nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dissolve fats & cholesterol. So when you eat too much sugar you tend to increase weight not just because of the calories but due to lack of vitamins & minerals. On the contrary, honey being a good source of nutrients helps you in reducing weight.
Honey & warm water: drink 1 tbsp honey with 1 cup of warm water.
Honey & lemon juice: Many drink this formula 1st thing in the morning (honey, warm water & lemon juice).
Honey & Cinnamon: Take 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp of honey & 1 cup of warm water. Mix & drink on an empty stomach.
Need to burn more calories but don't have the extra time to workout? You can do it without increasing your time in the gym. Just make your workout more challenging!
Using a treadmill? Increase the incline by 1% per workout and see if that doesn't burn a few more calories for you!
Are you waking but don't feel challenged? Break into a jog for 30 seconds and then walk. As soon as you feel you can do it again, GO FOR IT! Next time you walk increase your running to 1 minute.
Making small increases in your weight training will yield great results too. Increase weight gradually every 2 weeks or so. Add 1 - 2 lbs each for those small muscle group exercises and 5 - 10 lbs for large muscle groups.
It is important to stick with a productive exercise plan. It is imperative to increase that plan. As your body changes it is going to plateau, which means you are going to have to work harder. Burn more calories by increasing the time you spend exercising and by adding weights. Increase a little at a time. You did not gain this weight over night, you won't lose it overnight either. 252
Start with the two pound hand weights then add two pound leg weights, increase your hand weights then your leg weights and so on.
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