Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss

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As I promised, in my previous post about the benefits of cinnamon, in this one, about Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss, I will share with you an interesting fact, I found a few days ago, about the almost miraculous weight loss effect of cinnamon.

As you can see from the title the cinnamon for weight loss is combined with honey in a delicious mixture, which recipe I am just about to reveal:

Honey and Cinnamon Weight Loss Drink


  • 1/2 tsp (half teaspoon) of cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 cup of boiling water


Mix the cinnamon with the cup of boiling water (8 oz) and let it cool a little (15 to 30 minutes). Then add the honey and stir until it dissolves within the cinnamon tea. Stir the drink and filter it.


Take one half (4 oz) of the drink before breakfast (on an empty stomach) and the other half – a few hours after dinner, before going to bed.

If you make the drink in the evening – take the first half before going to bed, and put the rest in the fridge. First thing in the next morning – take it out of the fridge and let it stay at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before drinking it.

DO NOT WARM UP the honey and cinnamon drink in the microwave!

Weight loss success stories

People who have tried this amazing weight loss drink say that they have lost about 3 kg (6-7 lbs) for 1 week.

I know it sounds too good and easy to be true, but I do believe it really works. I will try it myself in the next couple of weeks, actually as soon as I supply myself with the necessary ingredients – cinnamon and honey. For now I got only the water 🙂

I promise to share my weight loss success story as a comment to this post.

Important Update

Due to the great interest in this topic and the numerous comments and emails I receive every day about how exactly to prepare and use the drink, I decided to write an update post. Here it is:

Does Honey and Cinnamon Drink Have Any Possible Side Effects

And I also would like to share with you one of the last comments (thanks to Michelle), so that anybody can read it. It pretty much sums up everything you need to know about the honey and cinnamon drink:

Just want to let you know I have been doing a lot of research of many sites. They say Not to add the honey while the liquid is hot. This will kill the effects of the honey.

Mix 1/2 tsp cinnamon with 8 oz of boiling water and let it cool for half an hour, then add the 1 tsp of honey. Stir well and drink 4 of the 8oz first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and the rest on an empty stomach before bed.

They also recommend pure raw unprocessed or uncooked honey. Again the heating process will kill the honey benefits.

If you have success stories and results to share with us, please do that at: Have You Tried Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss

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415 thoughts on “Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss

  1. Hey there!! really want to know if you have had any benefits from yhe honey cinnamon drink … please do let me know .. i shall start trying immediately ….or anybody who has had any benefits … thanks

  2. Hi Leena! I haven’t started the honey and cinnamon drink yet, but my mother’s been using it for a whole week already. I will call her this weekend to find out if she has any results.

    I will appreciate very much if you share your experience with the drink here.

    Thank you.

  3. Hi,
    When you say “Stir the mixture water and filter it.” what exactly do you mean by filter it? Do I pour it through a coffe filter into a new cup or do I strain it or use a cheesecloth?
    Thank You

  4. Hello Vikki, first of all thank you for your question and second I’m about to answer it 🙂

    Actually you’ve said the answer yourself – when I said filter I meant to pour the mixture through a coffee filter into a new cup. That’s to avoid taking up the small undiluted particles from honey.

  5. Hello Galia, I’ve just started drinking the mixture and would like to know if it works for you? I’ve been doing ‘research on the mixture and its looking good!!!


  6. hey guys!
    the honey and the cinnamon does work …i had it for an enitre month and lost 6kgs, but the problem is ….i’ve stopped having it now and have gained 4kgs since i then! ..so ?!?!?! i dunno whether its actually healthy to lose and gain weight so rapidly!. some one please suggest sumthin…i really need to lose weight n wna do it the right way! please help!..oh btw – I CANT! JUST CANT! ..EXCERCISE!

  7. To Ally…

    Hello Ally, I am glad you’ve started drinking the honey and cinnamon mixture, too.

    It was very unpleasent the reason I started – it was about two weeks ago, when I was getting ready to go out with some friends, and when I tried to get into my old last summer jeans, I realized my tummy was no longer flat since I couldn’t button my jeans.

    I started drinking the honey and cinnamon mixture the very same evening, and now two weeks later I feel much better. I have lost 2 kg already, and I will go on for at least three more weeks to lose another 3 kg.

    I wish you all the best Ally and I hope it will work for you the way it worked for me. And don’t forget to share your experience here with us. Good luck dear!

    P.S. Tomorrow I will try to get into my jeans again and to button them all the way up 🙂 Wish me luck.

  8. To Tamanna…

    Hi Tamanna, thank you for your comment.

    I am very happy you’ve lost weight, but it’s very bad that you’ve also gained it back.

    I wonder why have you stopped taking the honey and cinnamon drink?

    And why can’t you exercise? Even walking in the park is an exercise. You can give it a try.

  9. Hi Kristin,

    Thanks for the questions, I’ll answer them immediately.

    First you can’t boil the honey and cinnamon in the water at the same time, but you should use that kettle to boil the water alone. Here’s how I’m preparing the drink in the evening:

    1. I boil a tea cup of water in the microwave until it starts to babble

    2. At the same time I mix the cinnamon and honey in another cup and stir for about 1 min until it turns into paste

    3. Then I poor the boiling water into the cup with honey and cinnamon paste and stir until the honey dissolves

    4. Cover it for half an hour and then drink the half before go to bed

    As for the amount you should drink – you should take only half cup in the morning and the other half in the evening, don’t take more than that.

    And don’t take it during the day – it’s enough to take one cup a day, half in the morning and half in the evening. Don’t try to lose weight faster.

    Honey and cinnamon drink will help you lose weight naturally and that takes some time, so you must be patient.

  10. Hey,
    thhis honey and cinammon recipe sounds too good to be true. I am going to start trying it tmrw, and will share my results soon…..

  11. Hi there…
    I’m starting the drink this morning. Is there a difference if i boil the cinnamon and honey in 1 c of water or using the kettle? Can i drink more than 1/2 cup in the morning and before i go to bed? Is it ok to drink it during the day??

  12. What’s the easiest or best way to strain the drink? i find using the coffee filter takes a long time to strain as the cinnamon becomes somewhat of a jelly solution. i find that after straining it, it is less than 1 cup. do i leave it as is or can i add some water to compensate as both my boyfriend and i started taking the cinnamon and honey mixture today. Wish us luck!!

  13. Hi Kristin,

    I am using a coffee filter too. Yes, it’s true it takes some time and the cinnamon “jelly” with some water is kept in the filter.

    DO NOT add cold water to the mixture if it is less than 1 cup.

    You just need to boil a little more than 1 tea cup of water, and after pouring it through the filter, you’ll get a full tea cup of honey and cinnamon drink.

    I wish both of you luck!

    And remember to come back here and share you experience.

  14. Out of curiosity… how does the cinnamon and honey mixture work??? I have read that it helps with weight loss and a whole lot of other conditions on quite a few websites but they do not say ‘HOW’ it works.

  15. Can ground cinnamon be used instead of powdered ? I can’t find powdered cinnamon in the grocery stores. How much can be made at one time ?

  16. Hi Suzanne,

    Of course you can use ground cinnamon instead of powdered.

    As for the question: “How much can be made at one time?”, I assume you wanna know the amount of the honey and cinnamon drink that can be made at one time.

    Well, I recommend you to start in the evening and make one cup of tea of honey and cinnamon drink at a time. Drink the first half before you go to bed and the other half in the morning. Follow the same procedure and prepare your drink in the evening again and so on…

  17. Hi Galia,
    I read about this a while back but just never took seriously but started this morning then i searched the net and saw your site.
    I will give you my progress report next week.

  18. Hi Galia Ivanova,

    I have been regularly taking the Cinnamon + Honey drink since
    6 weeks but sadly I have not lost a single pound, infact I have put on 5 pounds of weight.

    Please suggest what is going wrong?

  19. look cinnonmon and honey works on lots of things, weight ,fluid, erections,
    and it make you feel a lot better, try it it can’t hurt.

  20. sesha , maybe you are not over weight at all, so how can you lose weight.
    honey/cinnonmon /with green tea / does work on weight.
    mix all 3 together in a big bowl , take 1 cup 3 times a day.
    morning / night /lunch time.
    to add to this give up rice/ white breeds/ no softdrinks at all.
    8 cups of fuild a day.
    and plenty of fresh vegies every day.
    with chicken/meat/ ok.
    grill all meats and chicken eat all you want.
    you will lose weight 100%

  21. hi..
    have tried this.have been drinkng this for abut 4 months now..have lost 6 kgs ,,,that too withut going on a diet or doing exercise.,…but the prob, is that i am not loosing any further though i am continuing the drink religiously:(

  22. Hey! I have the same question as “la-la”. Should the half you leave for the next day be refridgerated or do we just leave it out on the kitchen bench or in the microwave?

  23. To la-la and Rani…

    Hello to you both,

    You can refrigerate the honey and cinnamon drink only if you like – it’s not a must do, and don’t worry its taste won’t be spoiled if you leave it out of the fridge.

    I assure you that it will be OK if you just leave it out covered on the kitchen bench or in the microwave for the night.

  24. Hi, I’am over weight, big time. And Today I plan on starting this cinnamon honey, thing. I hope it works. I will repost next week.

  25. Hi
    I have read cinnamon powder and honey on internet. i am interesting abt that. Today i start to drank it by morning and also before go to bed. i want put down weight loss…. May i know whether i can drink one cup with cinnamon and honey by morning and also one cup by night. is it ok? Please reply as i need to know it.

  26. Hi
    i am interesting abt cinnamon and honey. It can make me weight loss, true? I have problem fat. Please advise me. thanks

  27. To Abigail…

    Hello Abigail,

    I see your point: you want to drink a full cup of honey and cinnamon at a time, instead the recommended half cup. And you hope for faster and better results…

    However, I do not recommend you do that since the first day you start. Start with a half cup at a time. After one week try a full cup of drink for a couple of days. But if you feel anything strange such as stomach aches or tension- stop immediately and go back to only half cup at a time.

    If you feel OK with a full cup of drink for a whole week then you can go on with a full cup of honey and cinnamon, but I recommend you to do a little breaks – for example one week full cup, one week half cup, then again one week full cup and one week half cup –keep that way until you reach your goal weight.

    I haven’t mentioned it in my post above, but drinking honey and cinnamon is not an excuse for overeating or eating more than you used to eat before starting this drink.

  28. To Belinda…

    Hi Belinda,

    Honey and cinnamon drink can help you lose weight – it’s true. Cinnamon is an antioxidant that aids fat burning (just like the green tea), so it really can help you. Give it a try and come back here to share your experience.

  29. Hi Galia

    Thank for ur share. I am plan to starting on cinnamon and honey today. May i know if i taking cinnamon and honey with psyllium husk mixture then drink it before breakfast and go to bed. is it ok? Taking cinnamon and honey with normal meal 3times a day, not overeating more. it will be lose weight? I hope it works on me. Please reply. thanks

  30. Hi im interested also in using this honey and cinnamon for weight loss. i will come back again after a week..

  31. Hi Belinda,

    It is OK if you taking honey and cinnamon with psyllium husk.

    “Taking cinnamon and honey with normal meal 3times a day, not overeating more. it will be lose weight?” – I am quoting that to see if I got you correct:

    You are taking honey and cinnamon, eating 3 normal meals a day, without overeating and you are asking me if you gonna lose weight, right?

    Yes, you can lose weight. Try some extra activity if you can, too. Such as jogging or at least walking more. And remember to drink enough liquids with the psyllium husk mixture 🙂

  32. HI

    I have read about honey and cinnamon on the internet and also on this blog.. I already tried using it for almost a month but i did not loss even a single pound i think a gain more.. can somebody help me about lossing weight i really want to reduce a pound.. plsss help me…

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  34. Hi its been a week that i been drinking honey and cinnamon but
    nothing has been change in my weight i even reduce a single pounds
    please help me what to do…i really want to reduce weight!!!

  35. Hi Jhana Kristine and Kleng,

    I understand that you both have started the honey and cinnamon drink with great expectations, and now you feel like it’s not working.

    Actually it’s not a miracle drink and you need to know a few more tips on loosing weight. I recommend you to read these 10 tips to lose weight by the end of 2006, and I hope you will find what else you need to lose weight, besides the honey and cinnamon.

  36. Hi Galia,

    Is it absolutely necessary to take the cinnamon with the honey? Can I just omit the honey and drink it with water, or add it to my food throughout the day? Will it make any difference?

  37. Hi Yuri,

    It is a very good idea what you suggest and you can try it and share the results with us.

    However, the whole idea behind the cinnamon and honey drink is – when you drink it before bed it keeps you from storing fat during the night. The cinnamon is an antioxidant that is actually burning the fat.

  38. Hai this sounds intresting.I have delivery a baby girl september still iam brest feeding. Can i take this cinnoman drink. Will it affect my baby’s wegith gain. Can i use it for reducing my weight. please suggest. Olive

  39. When you pour hot water into the honey & cinnamon paste and mix it until honey is dissolved ….

    Do you filter it after the mix?

    Or are you suppose to just drink with cinnamon in it because cinnamon does get dissolved?

  40. Hi, I just wanted to post this link about cinammon. It says the reason why it works is because it lowers blood sugar levels, and yes – you can sprinkle it on your food throughout the day to help you lose weight, in addition to your drink in the am and pm. You can’t overdose on cinammon. And for those who feel it’s not working, try Agave Nectar in the drink instead of honey. It has a much lower GI and will not make your blood sugar rise the way honey will.

    [Link deleted by Administrator]

  41. To Manda,

    Actually, it is up to you if you want to filter the mixture. I tried once without filtering, but I didn’t like the cinnamon lees, because the cinnamon definitely does not get dissolved.

    To gail,

    I have already answered to that question above, but I will say it again – the drink needs to brew like a tea, but instead of a couple of minutes like tea, the cinnamon and honey need half an hour.

  42. Tried. Faithfully 3 times a day, coupled with a sensible diet. 6 weeks already and I haven’t even move half a kg. It’s CRAP! Wasted all my time and money (even bought the most expensive honey on the shelf). It’s nothing but just a hype!

  43. I’d like to find out if honey and cinnamon taken on its own without adding boiling water would work for weightloss.

  44. Hi Olive,

    Congratulations for your baby!

    As for the cinnamon drink – why not. You can try it and i doubt it can affect your baby’s weight in any way. However, you should consult a doctor before start taking it. See what he will say about the breastfeeding and the cinnamon.

    You can use it for weight loss, but please don’t hope for fast and miraculous results, like most people do. The effect is subtle and takes some time.

  45. To tina …

    Why would you try something like this, when it is much easier to drink it with boiling water?

    To Anju…

    I can’t understand what exactly you mean – warm as in boiling water left to cool or warm as in warmed just a little without boiling. If it’s the first – OK, as for the second – you need to boil the water first and then to cool it.

  46. HI I’m using honey and cinnmon for almost 3 weeks and nothings change in fact i gained another pounds…what should i do…i do walking as an exercise.. please help me..

  47. I am bit overwieght so thought of implementing plan but one doubt,the mixture what we prepare of one cup in night can we drink half cup in same night and half
    cup in the next morning. Means, the drink what we prepare in night the same can we drink in next morning by keeping it over night. You told one cup of water, after boiling one cup or before boiling one cup. Because after boiling the water will be bit reduced, it may not be exact half and it may be more also. So, kindly advise.

    Thank you,

  48. Hi nisha,

    I think I have already answered that question, but I will do it again for you.

    “You told one cup of water, after boiling one cup or before boiling one cup” – I told one cup of boiling water, after boiling a little more than one cup, so when you pour the water into the cup with honey and cinnamon you get exactly one full cup.

  49. I have read from a variety of places that it is good for weight loss. But I hate the taste of cinnamon and especially cinnamon powder. I tried boiling cinnamon sticks and honey and water and the taste is much better. Any idea of the difference between cinnamon powder and stick?

    Any reply will be appreciated.

  50. Hi Raj,

    “Any idea of the difference between cinnamon powder and stick?” – There is NO difference. The cinnamon powder is just grinded cinnamon sticks.

    If you like the taste more that way – it is OK, there is no difference if you take the honey and cinnamon drink with cinnamon powder or sticks.

  51. Thank you Galia. I kinda like the taste with cinnamon stick boiled in water and then i add honey. not sure of the weight loss things. But I do feel full of energy.

  52. Im a bit confused with the quantity of honey and cinnamon to be used coz this is what i read in another site…

    Weight Loss
    Daily in the morning, 1/2 hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink 2 tablespoons of honey with 1teaspoon of cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. The honey and cinnamon aids in digestion and rids body of stomach related disorders. Take care that you also eat sensibly a balance nutritional diet. % small meals are better than 3 large ones and soups are a great substitute.

    Could you please advise what the right quantity is ? Thanks.

  53. yes its proven, but i stopped taking it because of no time due to busy work
    but after the holiday season, i will try again to drink

  54. Let me start by saying that I too have been drinking this mixture for the past several days. I have noticed that bowel movements are more regular, and IBS isn’t hampered, but indeed relieved to a point. I have also noticed a sweaty forehead often since I’ve been drinking this. I’ve not weighed myself, but have noticed about 1/2 inch less from my waist.

    I want real stories here. This seems to be almost a forgotten thread. Tell us all of your experiences with this tea. I can’t see it being bad – I can only imagine positives. Let me know – let us ALL know how it’s helped YOU.

  55. It’s extremely important that the honey is raw. If it is cooked, more than what is desired of the helpful indredients are destroyed. Pure Honey is not the same thing as Raw Honey, so beware of that term. Find honey that states it’s uncooked or that states it is Raw : )

    It would be a shame for a bunch of people to decide this method did not work because they were using cooked or imitation honey…


  56. hey guys,

    just started on the drink yesterday. Im confused as to if this works or not since some of u are claiming its a hype. no harm trying it after all its herbal! only time will tell. some poeple have lost 3 kgs a week, so it says but others claim to have little or no effect at all. Worst case scenario, gainm more weight– how is that possible through cinnamon powder? sounds ridiculous. it cant stimulate you to eat more cause its supposed to cause a hot burning sensation to get rid of fat. logically thinking, i feel people who have tried n failed either believed they will lose the weight, therefore ate more subconsciously thinking they r going to lose the weight anyway. hello guys!!!!! it doesnt work that way. however, i would like to know who has lost more than a kilo in a week…..

    kind regards

  57. Hey

    i have been trying this honey and cinnamon for a week and i have not seen results…the problem is i exercise with it and i have not seen results…i am getting married in december and i need to lose 50LBs and i don’t like diets and don’t know what to do…

  58. Hello.
    Have been using this honey and cinnamon mixture for over a month now but i do not notice any changes.My friend told me that I was to boil the mixture and have it while still hot/warm enough.Am really confused as to what is the right way to prepare thi mixture.Please help.

  59. diya, try a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar after each meal. its gotta sharp taste to it so dilute in water not too much. it will cut out fat from the meal eaten and speed up a slow metabolism. max weightloss is 1 kg a wk which is a safe n healthy way. and all safe n natural. dont try with normal vinegar cause its too acidic. saw this on extra.com.au

  60. Sorry, but so far this seems like nothing but hype. There always seems to be some buts. If I have a speicific diet & exercise pattern and stay the same weight, it seems this mixture should cause a weight loss. The moment something else is added such as changing eating habits and additional excercise then the mixture is a hype since all that was needed was to eat less and exercise more to lose the weight. The mixture would not be necessary.


  61. The quantities and doseages given are incorrect.
    I once lost about 30 pounds by taking 2 capsules of cinnamon before each meal. It took a while for it to start working but when it did, it really dropped off pretty quickly.

    If you are going to do the tea method, use a tsp of cinnamon in the morning and again in the evening, preferably before meals. Cinnamon works by 2 mechanisms: it stops the huge insulin surge after a carb meal, and cinnamon is a very potent fungicide. It kills candida and any other other fungus in the digestive tract, along with many types of paracites as well. janet

  62. Hot water must not be poured over honey. One can pour hot water over cinnamon, let it cool a bit, then add honey to the mixture.


  63. I have been drinking this cinnamon concoction and must admit that it works wonders. i was 72 kgs before and after the taking this went down to 50. Again after my pregnancy my post pregnancy weight was 79 and it dropped down later to 59. Must say that u got to try it out to belive it!!!

  64. Wow saniyah, I am very happy for you! It’s just wonderful that you’ve managed to lose those 20 kgs with the honey and cinnamon drink 🙂

    Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! You just didn’t mention how long you have been taking it to lose those kilograms.

    Finally, I needed someone to confirm what I’ve been saying for already a year now – that honey and cinnamon drink works, you just need to try it to believe it!

  65. Hi,

    Could we just add hot water in the cinnamon, and later after cooling happens shall we add honey, so that honey is unaffected with the hot water.


  66. hi galia,
    i have just started drinking the magical honey and cinnamon drink and have been drinking it religiously over the last ten days or so, this was on the sayso of my mum who had read about it somewhere. i was just looking online to find out the benefits of cinnamon and i’ve come across this thread. i was fully intending to stick to this for the time being and ill update you with my progress.

    in the meantime there was something i wanted to ask you…i noticed from reading all the comments that you started drinking this combo just under a year ago…in your opinion has drinking it made a difference in a year?(that assumes you have been drinking it for that long!)


  67. Hi Galia,

    I have just started having this last night after reading about the success stories. I am generally not able to watch my diet so well; but yes I do try and get some exercise. I also am not very overweight. Just a few extra pounds. Want to lose a few inches, so was wondering if it helps only very obese people?

    I will definitely post in some update as soon as I see some difference. I just wanted to know if we can drink the mixture while it’s warm, cause otherwise it tastes quite bad when its cold. Yesterday night when I had it, it was nice, but when I had it this morning, it was all cold and I couldn’t bear the taste. So can I just make it a little warm again in the morning before having it?

    Also you have mentioned 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of honey, however I read on [link deleted by admin] to take 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder in 1 cup boiling water. So which is the right measurement?

    Thanks a lot! Look forward to your reply!

  68. To Syd…

    Hello Syd,

    Thanks for your question. It’s a good one.

    However, don’t think hot water affects honey in any way. The whole point here is to make the honey and cinnamon paste first and then poor the hot water.



  69. To dee…

    Hello dee,

    Thank you for your question. It’s true that I started drinking the honey and cinnamon combo almost a year ago.

    Did that make any difference for me? Oh yeah, the first couple of weeks like a dream for me. I felt great, full of energy and happy, cause I managed to get into my favorite pair of jeans again just in 3 weeks 🙂

    The weeks after that were no different from the first two, but I got used to the drink and for a while I thought it wasn’t working any more. Luckily I was wrong. The honey an cinnamon drink works all the time while being used, even if you don’t see obvious results, believe me it’s working.

    I used it for over 8 months without any exercises or diets. I lost over 6 kgs ~ 14 pounds, which was perfect for me – I weighed 126 lbs.

    Now I haven’t been using it for a couple of months, but I am still around 128-130 lbs, which is OK for me. I am sure that if I practiced some exercising I would keep it more around 127 lbs.

    That’s from me for now. I hope I was helpful.

    Good luck dee!

  70. To Zoya and Bianca…


    First to Zoya:
    Of course you can warm the honey and cinnamon drink in the morning if you don’t like it cold. Despite the fact I didn’t like its either, I have never warmed it while I was drinking it.

    Second to both of you:
    Yes, you can double the amounts of honey and cinnamon (2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder) if you like the taste of so much cinnamon, but I don’t see why you should do it as it works great the way I’ve recommended it.

    I know that Bianca have also read about these doubled amounts quite some time ago and asked me the same question which are the right quantities. I am sorry for the late response Bianca, but here it is now – there are not right or wrong quantities of honey and cinnamon, it all depends on how you will like 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in only one tea cup.

    If you like it then use 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, otherwise keep to the regular 1/2 teaspoon.

  71. Hi Galia,

    I want to try this honey and cinnamon drink, I have been on various sites reading up on this and a few of them say to drink it a “half hour before breakfast” – is that true?



  72. Hello Kiran,

    I’ve said only before breakfast, but you can take it half an hour before breakfast, if that’s OK with you.

    As most herbal weight loss products are recommended to be taken half to one hour before meal, I think this could work for the honey and cinnamon drink too.

    Good Luck!


  73. Can I try boiling cinnamon sticks in water for 10 minutes then add honey and lime. Is this usefull

  74. Hello Galia

    Can I try boiling cinnamon sticks in water for 10 minutes then add honey and lime. Is this usefull and help reducing my weight. Pls. respond


  75. Hi Smitha,

    If you don’t have cinnamon powder at hand, you can grind the sticks and follow the instructions from my post to prepare the honey and cinnamon drink.

    I am not sure if it’s OK for the cinnamon sticks to boil in the water for 10 minutes.

    If you can’t grind the cinnamon sticks then crack them in small pieces, mix them with the honey and poor the boiling water.

  76. Hi tinkleberries,

    “Can I drink a cup of this cinnamon-honey recipe in the morning and then eat teaspoons of honey (liquid form) before bed?” – Yes, you can.

    “Or will that won’t work?” – It will work. That way it’s even better.

    “Also am I suppose to use liquid or raw honey for this recipe?” – As long as it’s honey, use whichever you prefer more.

  77. I’ve heard that at multiple sites honey can help you loose weight. Can I drink a cup of this cinnamon-honey recipe in the morning and then eat teaspoons of honey (liquid form) before bed? Or will that won’t work? Also am I suppose to use liquid or raw honey for this recipe?

  78. Hello Galia

    As told i have started taking as u advised by cracking the cinnamon sticks them in small pieces, mix them with the honey and pour boiling water wait for 1/2 an hour and then strain the drink. I do this morning and night hope to see +ve results.


  79. Would it work to take 1 tsp of cinnamon, 2 tsp of honey and just drink it without having let it stand or be strained?

    Oh, and if you’re at the lower end of the healthy weight range and don’t need to loose weight, does this cinnammon drink still have the same affect?

  80. As many i’m trying to loose weight.I am at the moment drinking wuLong (woolong) tea in the morning and at dinner time(1wk).Wulong is said to be helpful for weight loss.However i would also like to use the Honey and cinamon mixture as i’ve read it has other benefits other than weight loss.Do you recommend that i keep on drinking the wulong tea and at the same time having the honey & cinnamon mix?Or is this dangerous?
    Thanx and regards.

  81. what the heck! I’ll join you guys too with the drink as of tonight. Oh I weigh 77 kg and will post results to clear any doubts. Just give me 2 weeks. 🙂 (be back on 16 June 07)

  82. Hi Galia

    I started this Honey & cinnamon mixture a month ago & have been exercising 20mins, 5 days a week but have not seen any result. I am overweight and trying hard but with no luck?????

    I will try this for another 2 months and then will decide to continue or accept my weight.

  83. Hi there,

    Is it necessary to boil the water?

    Can I just simply add honey and cinnamon powder to water (not boiled) and drink this? Does it have to be necessarily boiled to have an effect?


  84. I am going to start it. I got this “buzz” and was doing some research and all i found on the net is an old article which has been posted by bloggers and published by editors from time endless. No concrete information.
    you post was good it actually has the right amount to be used.
    My aunt used it in the same way you have mentioned but she had it only once a day (10 minutes before sleeping). She did not measure her weight but she measure her waist and she lost two inches.

    So I feel that all the people who don’t feel they are loosing anything could be even excercising. Muscle weight much more than fat and if you even put on an inch of muscle when you are excercising to lose weight, measure your weight is not the right thing to to measure your progress.

    Another important thing. Cinammons flavour has been invented years ago. In cinamon flavoured instant coffee powders etc. And the cinnamon powder that you get in the super markets(or packed ones) could very well be sawdust that has been coloured and artificially flavoured. I think it is better to get the bark and powder it yourself.
    Readymade cinnamond powder can be very old lose all its aroma and has to be adultrated in some form or the other.
    Trust me because when i got the ingredients i got the costliest honey of the shelf(I think someone in the comments too did that but i don’t think he got the costliest cinamon off the shelf) and got the best cinaamon. It was in foot long piecies. And the aroma just fills the whole room.
    ready powder cannot smell like that.

    One more thing Cinamon can be confused for cassia and infact many powdered forms use cassia(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassia) It is also known as “bastard cinnamon”. I dont think anyone is going to lose weight with this.
    True cinamon is also known as cylon cinamon.
    therea re other varaints that is indonesian and vietnamese. So avoid anything that is from these countries. Specifically ask for Cylon cinammon.
    Cinnamomum zeylanicum is the botanical name of the stuff that really works.

    I request you Galia Ivanova to include the above in your article. Caution them to use only freshly ground cinamon and only Cylon cinnamon. Even pure honey is a key factor.
    Thanks for the infor Galia Ivanova. I will report my results.

    Have you heard of Garcinia cambogia(malabar tamarind/Kodumpulli) I lost 10 kgs in 20 days. I stopped it because i was irregular and I eat a lot. So this has happened many times I eat “Kodumpulli” for a week or so and then stop and then eat nicely and put that weight back on. I have eaten it many times. Once i was on a diet of 2-3 oily fried stuff for breakfast, tibetean food for lunch(with butter tea) and lost of snacks and dominos pizzza for dinner. For a week i was busy and went wild with home delivery. But i relegiously eat “Kodumpulli” before each meal at the end of the week when i checked my weight i had lost 3 kgs.
    Well i mentioned this so that you might want to try it and put it up for everyone and also i wanted to know that can i also have “Kodumpulli” while I am having this honey and cimmanon. I hope there are no side-effects. Please let me know.
    thank you

  85. Hi,
    I am very overweight and need to reduce 22-25kgs to reach my ideal weight. Plz let me know what is the timeline I should look forward to reduce 22kgs by using cinamon – honey method. Also I am unable to workout due to my very tight schedule. Plz help me..

  86. Hey Sapta, I read your comment and i think this could better help you check this link: http://www.diethour.com/protein-diet.htm

    These diets can help you lose up to 20 lbs a month. In you case you need two months and you’ll be fit again and what’s more you don’t need to workout at all


  88. Hi everyone,
    Im not sure of the honey-cinnamon drink but try this positrim drink which is a meal replacement drink.It flushes away water from your body and helps in weight management. You have to anyhow exercise while taking this drink.
    I lost 3 kgs in one month.
    Hope it helps everyone.

  89. Hi Galia,

    I just wanted to let you know what I found today. It’s a new weight loss product Proactol that offers 5 day trial period with free shipping. I believe it won’t cost you anything to order it and test it.

    Please, have a look and let me know what you think. Click here:Proactol Review


  90. Hi Raj,

    I wld like to know how many pieces of kodumpuli that you eat before every meal. Pls elaborate on that. Thank you.

  91. Dear Galia,

    really appreciate your endevour to publish this reciepe and help others benifit out of it. I have just started this last week. Is it ok to drink the preparation without filtering??(that is how im curretly drinking). I also heard plain tea with a piece of ground ginger juice in the night helps to cut fat and reduce weight quickly…hello there any one any comments advice on this :-}

  92. Hi has anybody found any good results, I am going to try today. will send my feedback next week.

  93. Hi……
    I have just started to drink the mixture from yesterday. I have lots of hope from this mixture. i just want to ask any certain terms that we have to follow while we take this mixture. Means the mixture has to be taken before half an hour of breakfast and is there any restriction for eating. As per my requirement i eat no over eating.

    Thanking you………..

  94. I don’t know what I am doing wrong; I drank the honey/cinnamon for a week and have not lost one single pound.


  96. Hi MONA and Lulu…

    To Mona,

    You are not doing anything wrong, just give yourself more time – one week is way too short.

    To Lulu,

    I am happy for you. However, 2 weeks are also not enough time for obvious weight loss, but I will keep my fingers crossed for you 🙂 What I know for sure is that you will start feeling full of energy really soon.

    Good luck to all!

  97. I just started the Honey and Cinnamon tea last night. I’ve tried it in the past and can say that it really does work. I am 165 right now. I will post as my weight drops

  98. Hi, my question is about the preperation. by filtering it do you mean to drink the transparent liquitd or the liquid that is sticky after stirring it.

  99. Hi there,
    Does also eating cinnamon by itself help to lose weight…or is it the combination of the 2? My b/f and i have just started this drink last night, and hopefully it works, even if we are not too much overweight will we still see a difference? thanks

  100. can we prepare the mixure of Honey and Cinnamon powder for month at a time i.e 30 spoons of Honey and 30 spoons of Cinnamon Powder and use one spoon a day.

  101. I recently tried mixing cinnamon in with my coffee grinds in the morning before bruing my coffee. It is delicious and has a wonderfull aroma. I looked into the benefits of cinnamon and was excited to see it is a good source fo fiber that prmotes weightloss. I am going to add this to my diet every day and will tell of my results. I will also only eat 1400 calories a day and am trying to get to 30g. of dietary fiber a day.

  102. I started on this honey and cinnamon last night and had another one this morning on an empty stomach, but i didnt filter it. Is it ok.

    I also dont know if it is related, but i developed severe headache today.
    your comments please

  103. HI GUYS


  104. Hi Ghalia,
    Have read all the comments twice already and further to that need to understand a few things:-
    1) Can we re-heat the mixture in the morning before we have it?
    2) Don’t the sugar level increrase with this mixture ?
    3) Can we give it a gap & then strat again whenever one wants to lose weight or does one have to take it regularly, then for maximum how long?
    Thanks to please advise, ASAP.
    Thank you in advance for all your advice.

  105. Here is the thing. People have problems with weight loss for a variety of reasons. For some people it is because of eating in excess, thyroid problems, or a number of other health reasons. You need to go to your doctor to find out if your weight problem is due to a medical condition so you can treat your specific problem. As for myself, I have done that and have had a variety of test done and have found out that I have insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome. In this case cinnamon might help. I just take straight cinnamon in a teaspoon and drink it with water twice a day. It has worked so far for me. Because cinnamon lowers sugar in the blood stream, my body doesn’t have the high amount of sugar to store as fat. I also exercise three time a week for a hour at a time and I don’t eat white bread and refined sugar. That means no candy, chips, cookies, white bread, or other junk food. My diet consist of organic fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grain often not in the form of bread, lean meats, dairy, and limited amounts of fats mostly good fats such as olive oil. I still have 50 pounds to go but at least I have now started to loose some weight when before, even working with doctors and exercising, I wasn’t able to lose any. Good luck to those of you who were like me and did what the dietitions told you and exercised and could not lose weight!! I had to do a lot of research on my own and decided for myself I would try eating organic foods, herbs, spices, and keep practicing good eating habits in combination with exercise. It has been a long journey for me and I hope this is a bright new beginning.

  106. Hello All,

    I’m 6’4″ tall and before I tried the mixture I weighed 245lbs. I got the recipie from another site where like a previous poster mentioned, the mixture was 2 teaspoons honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a cup of boiling water. As per the intructions I had a cup in the morning a 1/2 an hour before breakfast and then one right after dinner. I did this every day for two weeks without doing a ton of excersise and lost 15 lbs. I stopped for after 3 weeks and gained 6 pounds. I started working out a few times a week and lost maybe a pound per week. I felt energetic but I was not losing much weight. I went back to taking the drink and noticed that I was losing 2lbs per week. It’s been about three months in total and I’m a little under 230lbs ( I was naughty for a week and gained a couple of pounds again. ). I’ll keep this up but I have a feeling that I’m reaching a point of diminishing returns which isn’t a bad thing as I’m not obese but just need to lose a bit of ab fat which I don’t think is going to happen by just drinking cinnamon and honey.

    I made changes to my diet prior to discovering this mixture which was cutting the amount that I ate. I eat smaller portions and don’t snack at night. This helped me to slow down the weight gain but didn’t help me lose any. Eating less plus using the mixture gave great results. I have to try cutting out the refined sugar and stick to eating whole grain bread and pasta.

    I wonder if there are any scientific studies about this that would shed some light on the matter of who would actually benefit from this and to what extent. As with any of these weight loss regimens they aren’t for everyone. It did help me though and I think it’s continuing to do so. I’m not losing weight as fast I did when I first started out but I’m still losing so I’ll stick with it.

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  108. hello, I’m drinking the mixture 4 2 weeks but till date i haven’t lost a single pound. My diet is also not rich and i am overweight. I’ll be attending a maariage after a mth and i really need to loose upto 10kgs. Please help. I take the drink in the morning plus beforegoing to bed at night. 1 cup each

  109. Can someone pls. advise if Honey lime hot water drink would work as a weigh loss drink. If yes, how does it fare with the Honey cinnamon hot water drink?

  110. i have started drinking this mixture can u tell me do we nee to boil honey and cinnamon pwdr in water later let it cool and the drink and does it increse sex or does it affects sexual life

  111. Hi Ghalia.

    I m taking this mix for the past 2 weeks. But i also add 1 tbsp of lemon with the Honey+Cinnamon mix. Do you find this mix ok, cause i have very less information Honey+Lemon+Cinnamon mix. pls Advise


  112. Hi Galia,
    iam so happy to give this news to you. I read this website about two weeks ago and decided to start this mixture of cinnamon and honey and so fortunately ve already lost 2 kgs for two weeks and i am very very happy. I am still going on with the paste and hope to loose more as my goal is loosing about six kgs.Thanks galia and stay blessed. rememebr i am in Africa, Tanzania. I advise everyone to start this immediately it really works.

  113. I heard about this cinnamon and honey from my friend who has lost weight because of the mixture.So i have just started it 2days ago.Hope it will work for me.I will post my results soon.

  114. I have started taking the mixture but i think i was overdoing it i did one cup in the morning and one cup in the afternoon.I have developed Flu and headache. I don’t know if its related to this.So i have decided to do the half cup

  115. Hi i just read a few sites about site diet and i was wondering if making one big batch at once then just re heating a cup at a time would work too? i want to try it becuase it seems to have a lot of benifits but don’t have a lot of time to make a new cup 2 times a day?

  116. Hello

    Am from India and have tried this drink for a month. All i loose is a kg or 2. Scientifically, its said that this drink cleanses your digestive system. So you loose a few pounds, after which it becomes uselss.

  117. I’ve been just mixing cinnamon with honey and eating a spoonful three times a day with meals. It really helps with digestions and I have lost about a half pound a day.

  118. hi jen,
    i read from an article the cures from cinnamon and honey it also cures ulcers so u can just use it and keep it on the flow. i ve dicovered a lot of fats bunred down from ym body this thing really works. hey all…. dont stop using it!!!

  119. Hi,

    I hav started this drink since one week..can anyone tell me how it has worked for u guys?

  120. I am taking Nourkrin for thinning hair and I was wondering if the honey cinammon mixture would be all right to take with it. I really want to try the honey-cinammon. PLEASE LMK ASAP.

  121. Does the honey have to be raw honey, or can you use pure honey? Also do you need any particular quality of cinnamon or any will do?

  122. i have a question,if i filter it thru a thin cloth is it fine?and we need to take out the gelly like layer or i have to drink that too?plz reply

  123. “cindrella Says:
    December 20th, 2007 at 12:15 pm e

    ca somebody let me know where can i get a coffee filter”

    “cindrella Says:
    December 21st, 2007 at 9:21 pm e

    i have a question,if i filter it thru a thin cloth is it fine?and we need to take out the gelly like layer or i have to drink that too?plz reply”

    Hi cindrella,

    In fact using a coffee filter is not a must, I also have tried an ordinary strainer and it works OK for me. As for the thin cloth it is fine too.

    What’s left in the coffee filter, the strainer or the thin cloth should be taken out – it IS NOT for drinking. Not that is so bad. After all we talk about the honey and cinnamon “drink” here not the “gelly”

  124. hi, i have actually tried having the cinnamon and honey mixture for weight loss, i want to know wether to have it with warm/hot water or cold one, o r it dosent really matters having with either of the two. plss reply

  125. Hey guys is a must that v filter the mixture and drink or it i fine if v drink the mixture after the felly part settles down?can anyone tell me..

  126. Please ignore the last post..Hey guys is it a must that v filter the mixture and drink or is it fine if v drink the mixture after the gelly part settles down?can anyone tell me..

  127. Hello Galia,
    My mom says you shouldn’t put honey in HOT water. That destroys benefits of honey. Is that OK if I add Honey and Cinnamon in warm water? Would it work?
    Thanks for your hlep.

  128. hey hi galia,
    i hav jus started taking d drink..
    ‘ll share d phenomenon with me soon..

  129. hey bhavani,
    its nt necessary to filter the solution.. if u r comfortable to drink it like dis u can drink it.. so hav u started taking d drink??

  130. i ll start tonight this program but i want to know is it good to drink it if we are breast feeding?

  131. Yeah i have started:-)And I gues its working fine for me.Any more updates from you regarding the advantages which u hav felt?Take care.

  132. hey galia, i am 5.4″ and my present weight is 114 lb.but i want to loose 4 to 5 pounds,bcoz m gainning some fat in my waist m drinking from last 2 weeks but not seeing any changes.suggest

  133. Hi Galia

    I am very much impressed to read your blog. I would like to try today itself. i will post a mail after 10 days

  134. hi galia, i am 5’3 and my weight is 59kg . i want to loose upto 10 kilos . i want to reduce fat from my waist . i hv been having cinnoamon and honey from last week but i am not seeing any changes in myself . plz suggest me i am very much in need of loosing weight. plz

  135. Hi Galia,
    What i want to know is wat about diabetic patients who a overweight? can they even take this drink as honey is a for of sugar only, thus justed wanetd to know if its safe for diabetic patients! please reply!

  136. can somebody plz tell me for whom it really worked? bcoz i m not a good eater too then why its not working for me

  137. hey im just wondering if you do watch what you eat after you stop drinking, will you gain the weight back?

  138. i ve read raj’s account on 11th june about kodumpulli but have not seen any responce from the others. kindly ask raj to inform us is it the fruit or a supplement because yes it does help in weight loss and in fact fat loss and also appetite supressant.

  139. hello some time ago i ran across the honey and cinnamon for weightloss and was going to try it and completely forgot about it. while surfing the net i ran acrossed it again and tonight i am going to start it along with an exercise program i have been following for 3 days now. i am 200 lbs. if not more by now and i have to lay down to zip my pants and i am fed up with it. i am not going out to buy larger pants, especially when i have box after box of smaller ones stored away.
    i will keep in touch to let anyone know of any kind of weight loss.

  140. Hi Galia,
    Just read the blog and I too want to try it out. Will keep you posted on my situation. Would like to add that weight today is 90Kgs and my target is to lose between 30 to 35kgs. So here goes. Wish me luck and God bless.

  141. To Naaz and tahlum and all my readers interested in Kodumpulli…

    I see that you both showed interest in what raj said about a fruit called Kodumpulli. Its official name is Garcinia cambogia (aka Gambooge, Malabar Tamarind or Kodumpulli). Here’s what I found about it:

    Native Southeast Asian fruit. Contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA) as active compound. It’s the HCA that gives Garsinia cambogia its great properties and HCA is the reason why so many weight loss products and dietary supplements.

    HCA acts as a modulator of lipid metabolism meaning that high doses of Garcinia Cambogia extract containing HCA can significantly suppress fat accumulation and accelerates fat break down (proved by a study). Garcinia combogia doesn’t allow rebounce of the lost weight.

    I managed to find a herbal product that actually contains Garcinia combogia (Kodumpulli) as its main ingredient along with other herbal ingredients that aid weight loss. Check it out

  142. Gonna try this hope it works tonight is the first my question is does any kind of alcoholic drink combine with honey and cinnamon? I need to lose about i5 or 20 lbs just cross fingers it does what people say don’t taste too bad

  143. I don’t have a lot of time to make the tea and am looking to shave a few minutes off of the prep time… Can I mix the tea and leave it for a few days? Example, if I make enough tea to last a week on a Sunday, can I use that tea all week with the same results if I just warm up a cup at a time?

  144. question I found another with more cinnamon and honey do both of these work I really thought it may taste good but it does not is there any way to make it taste better? msk

  145. hi,
    Think this is helping to take the nibble desire away from me I have 100 calories after dinner at fivish and don’t even have a yen to nibble on anything usual I drink water and have not done much of that I think what you eat after six goes to fat and I have always wanted to eat in the late afternoon plan to walk my mile also had been doing so but it is too cold right now

  146. I am having a hard time drinking this tea – the cinnamon is just too much for me. Is it possible to put the honey in hot water, drink it and take 2 cinnamon capsuels? Do you think this would work?

  147. To tomah and mskirby…

    I know what you mean. The taste is good the first couple of days and you love it. But then when you get used to it, you start to drink it thinking only about the long lasting funny taste of sweet honey and rich cinnamon flavor in your mouth. I kept telling myself: It’s for greater good and 3-4 sips twice a day aren’t that bad if I reach my goal.

  148. thanks for your responce. I ve been reading a lot about the garcinia and found it is effective in weight loss and I ve been using the cinnamon drink daily but not religiously because i have rheumatism and some days it is so bad that I have to take painkillers and several herbal concotions that I ve been advised so i miss out on the drink but it also helps in the desease. I will now order the product and see because the fruit is not available in my country.

  149. hi, ive been having this drink for the past 2 weeks and have not seen an change can anyone suggest anything that can help and how long i have to wait to start losing the weight.

    any suggestions would be appreciated.

  150. Hi sumu, I don’t think it has any impact. I am also following it and trying for a baby as well.

    To M…
    Be patient, good things take time and sometimes even more than we’d like.

  151. HiGalia,i am intrested in kudumpulli,but raj never replied how to take this..As i got plenty of these i would like to try on kudumpulli.pls tell me how to take it.

  152. In the morning, when i drink half a cup cinnamon honey water and i go to sleep again and then i drink my tea when i wake up again. So i was wondering, When is the best time to drink the water?

  153. Hie…
    I received an email concerning this honey and cinnamon aiding weight loss…and i have started to take it for a week now…just wanna ask…is it ok if i don’t filter the mixture and just drink it as it is?
    p.s i dont see any changes yet… 🙁

  154. Hi Galia,

    My question is similar to that of Naz, will there be no problem drinking the mixture together without filtering?

    I’ve been taking the mixture ,well I call it “cinnamon juice”, religiously for 1 1/2 weeks now, no change yet, but I’m not losing hope.

    I’ll keep you updated as well.

    Thanks in advance for your reply.


  155. hi all,
    may i please infrom you people who ve started using the honey cinnamon mixture it really works and i started it and ve lost about 3 kgs for using it for about three or four weeks you really loose a lot of fat int eh body and you start to even put on clothes which were already small for you. use it with patience and you shall notice the difference. Dont expect very quick response and each body ahs its own mechanism of responding to such things so to some will be faster but to some twill take time give youself a montha nd you will see a very big difference. Galia thanks again.

  156. Should the drink be thick or like water.My friend made it and hers was thick and mine was like water?

  157. This is to tell you it does work it has taken about 3 weeks but can tell a difference and have more energy than I have in a while . Have been walking 2 miles every day (unless it rains) sometimes I get 3 but can finally feel like I can honestly say something has helped

  158. lilly
    got this from a scientific journal by a scientist who tried and lost 1kg. daily by
    taking one fruit befor any meal you eat and please post your result cos I d like to know. in my country we dont have so i want to rely on the supplement. if possible order from people travelling.
    I ve ordered lyse xl but to date i ve not received anything and they say that you need at least 1000mg min that is 1 fruit of a gram min. to have the impact.please let me know anyone who has used this and got success.

  159. I have started using the cinammon and honey and will let you know the results in a months time

  160. Hi,

    Can anybody please tell me if there will be any side-effects or symptoms like body aches when using this method?

    My fiancé has started drinking this mixture from the past 4 days. He says he is feeling lethargic and he is looking dull. Today he started complaining of body pains. If I had pushed him into trying this I would have thought he is just making excuses. But he started this weight loss program on his own so he really should be feeling bad. Is is common during the initial stage. Any suggestions as to why this might be happening?
    I am really worried. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  161. Heating will reduce the good enzimes in the honey. If you are using honey that was heated during the packing process the enzimes are already damaged. For those who lost nothing I would suggest you try honey that has not been heated too much and don’t boil your honey with the water.

  162. has anyone received positive results of late by using cinamon and honey. Please someone tell me as am using it and want to be encouraged,.


  163. Geets
    no the drink gives energy not make you lethargic. Unless he is diabetic because cinnamon lowers blood sugar fast. the only effects it can have is feeling very hot and sweaty cos it raises temp. hence a fat burner.

  164. I am wondering if you get the same effect as filtering the honey/cinnamon tea if you just let the tea set and the cinnamon settles to the bottom. Then you can drink the liquid at the top of the container.

    Tried filtering the tea through natural papertowels over a large wire strainer. It took forever.

    Will report if/when I lose pounds.

  165. I am giving this a go also…

    Hopefully, this will nudge me a bit in the right direction.

    I am unbelievably out of honey…even cheapy honey…the ONLY honey I could find was some honey packets from a trip to Kentucky Fried chicken (lol, I wonder why I want to loose weight hahahaha) anyway they are HONEY SAUCE—honey and that horrible High fructose Corn syrup…I threw them out and just made some herbal tea and added about a half teaspoon of cinamon to the cup…

    I was adding extra cinnamon to my food here and there but had forgotten recently.

    I also wanted to debate the poster that thought the more common cinnamon we get in the supermarkets was not the right one—the research I have seen was using the common cinnamon not the fancy TRUE cinnamon.

    Interesting site—thanks!

  166. I’ve got the ingredients and I’m starting this tonight. I have the unpasteurized liquid honey so is that ok to use?

  167. can u have the mixture cold when drinking it in the morning or can i heat it up in the microwave. also how hot does it have to be?

  168. hey guys..wanna give this a try..is it ok to put some fresh lime juice to it??

  169. I absolutely haven’t the patience to wait for the filtering to take place. Do you know of any harmful effects of drinking down the entire unfiltered, but very flavorful, drink? Thanks…


  170. I just made my first cup and I’m drinking it right now. It really tasty. I didn’t strain it because I wanted to keep it easy. I’m trying to lose 15 lbs and I’m hoping this will help! I’ll post again with updates. Good luck everybody! Also, you should also check out the hibernation diet. From what I’ve read… eating 1 to 2 teaspoons before bed time is supposed to help you burn fat. If you’re curious just google hibernation diet…

    From Admin:

    Or you can read what Mike McInnes (the author of the Hibernation Diet) has commented here: Benefits Of Honey For Fat Loss (Weight Loss Advisor Blog 2006/06/03)

  171. I am going to try this starting tonight. I have read that if you buy local honey it can help with seasonal allergies and that is the main thing I was looking for when I did a Google search and found this site. I want to lose 12 lbs. before July 4th weekend, so I think I’ll try this concoction and see if it works. I do cardio workouts at the gym every day and incorporate resistance training into that when I am home. I’ll keep everyone posted on my progress since this little blog is a nice way to stay motivated.
    Oh yeh, since nobody knows me…I am 5’7″ tall and weigh in at 162 lbs today, my BMI is 25.5 and needs to be just below 24. That sounds like a lot of weight (at least I think it does), but my trainer at the gym tells me that I don’t carry a lot of body fat. Muscle weighs more than fat, so I am told that is where most of my weight comes from.
    I will keep everyone posted as to the effects of the honey/cinnamon drink.
    Chris from Michigan, here is a link to a honey farm in your state [link deleted by admin]

  172. I went to the Capitol Market here in Charleston, WV and found a bottle cinnamon honey. The ingredients were WV honey, cinnamon oil and cinnamon sticks. I made the “tea” with it last night and this morning and it was delicious! No filtering involved either. I just boiled 1 cup of H2O and added about 2 tablespoons of the honey and stirred it up. It was so easy and fast to make it with the cinnamon already in the honey.
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  173. I started using the honey and cinnamaon on 3/6/08,i have seen a big difference on how my pants fit,I’ve lost a lot in inches.I think that this remedy works.

  174. I have been drinking this for a week and I do love the energy it gives. I almost feel it immediately. I have just been using the honey from Wal Mart. I will go to the health food store today to get some other honey and also look for cinnamon powder. Does anybody else have a problem with the tea turning slimy? I use to look forward to the tea but that slimy stuff is making me hesitant. In general I have felt great drinking the tea. Itried filtering it but the stuff just blocks the filter. I only get a drink or 2 from the filtered stuff? Any tips?????
    Thanks Tess

  175. I don’t know if this has been asked yet but why do you have to filter it? Also what do you cover the mixture with to let it sit for a half hour?

  176. About 10 minutes after beginning to drink this, I became violently ill. Have any of you found that this makes you throw up?

  177. Well, I have been drinking this mixture for seven days now, morning and evening. I have not seen any weight change. I have actually been very sick with body aches and an upset stomach for the last two days, but I don’t think it has anything to do with the honey. I’ll keep drinking the honey and cinnamon to see if it will just take a while for it to kick in with me. I guess we are not allowed to put in links to websites, but I have bought a cinnamon honey from ThistleDew Farms in WV and you don’t have to filter it. They have a website that you can purchase from, but you’ll have to Google to find it.

  178. hi all,

    i have jst started with cinnmon and honey but with half a lime juice squeezed into it so i wanted to know if it is ok i want to lose about 15kilos.so please let me know.i will tell u about any result.

  179. i have started this drink and i have not found any results . iam 15kgs overwieght. please help me!!!!

  180. Hi,

    This sounds great!! I’m gonna start with it today. As you say the cinnmon and honey mixture should be taken half an hour before breakfast, is it ok to have coffee before that? As i start work at 6AM and take a coffee break at 7:30 AM and i have breakfast at 9AM!!!

  181. Also wanted to know if its ok to make the mixture in the night & consume it in the morning?

  182. Cinnamon can certainly help with weightloss since it assists in keeping blood sugar levels under control. While this is a perfectly good drink to have, it is not a magic bullet. Eating lots of carbs and fat and not getting enough exercise will make you and keep you fat- regardless of what else you may do.

  183. Hi,

    I read everyone’s experiene with honey and cinnamon. I started drinking last week, but when i weighed myself it showed me 1pound weight gain. I don’t know whether i should continue or not? Let me know.

  184. I have been taking this for about 3 weeks now. I finally bought a cinnamon spice tea from the health food store. I have added additional cinnamon but I can see why you you would want to strain. I think it is just a matter of choice. At night when I am too tired and don’t have time for tea I just put the honey on a teaspoon and sprinkle with cinnamon and get her down. It really doesn’t taste that bad. Especially the organic raw. I read somewhere that someone just took a teaspoon of honey before bed and lost weight. Think it was off a link on this forum. I did not measure or weigh myself but I do feel lighter and believe my arms and shoulders are firming up as well as thighs. It has only been about 3 weeks though. I am sure exercise would help it along quicker.
    If you are feeling sick maybe you should cut down on the cinnamon and gradually add more as you go along. Some stomachs are more sensitive to spices. And it is a strong spice, I can feel a little burn when I have cinnamon honey toast.
    I did read somewhere NOT to add lemon. I don’t remember why or where but I will try to find it.

  185. Okay I searched a little but didn’t find anything on lime. But I did find that people also use honey and lemon water for energy and also to loose weight. I am not sure what the lime would do to the effects of cinnamon if anything. I guess you would just have to try it and see unless someone else posts their experiences with it. Tess

  186. Question “”please let me know if i can add lime””

    I did find this.

    “”Another good alternative is lemon or lime and honey. It has the same weight loss effect as the acid breaks down the fat by combating the alkaline in the body. One tps honey to like one ice cube of lime/lemon juice i.e about 1/4 lemon, and 1/2 lime in a cup warm water.””

    Cinnamom and honey= The reality of it is that cinnamon decreases one’s appetite and honey helps with the digestive system. Hence reducing the amount of fat stored in the body.

    It’s really about which ever you prefer and which is easiest for you

    You can do a search on honey and lime


  187. Well, today marks 2 weeks of trying cinnamon honey to lose weight. It’s not working for me, I’ve acutally gained about four pounds. I am probably some weird phenomenon that cannot lose the weight on this diet while everyone else can. I’ll just go back to the tried and true method of counting calories and hitting the gym (as usual).

  188. i should have read this first , i needed something for a bladder infection,
    it said – 2 tablespoons of cinnamon / 1 teaspoon honey , so i did that
    with hot water , i drank as much as i could stand – about 90% of it , i
    got bad burping and real nasty taste in my mouth , then my stomach
    bothered me , this lasted about 90 minutes , not sure if i’ll try
    that again , maybe the paste and wait thing would be a better idea .
    that was dumb huh , mark
    any help would be nice — thanks

  189. Well,, I would like to thank you for this site. I did spend some time reading all the questions and answers. I personally feel there are too many repetive questions.

    Maybe, one should read this site fully before asking a question which has already been posted….

    Yes, I have weighed 117 kilos and after taking this mixture Monday to Friday. I just did not take it on the the weekends. and YES I NOW WEIGH 110kilos. So you calculate the difference……

    I would be confident in saying it works. I do not like doing exercise and too busy, so cannot go for walks….I eat normal foods, try not to take too much oil and eat foods like any normal person would eat….

    Cheers and hope everyone could loose weight like I did.

  190. Just a question..Once I reach my achieved weight. Do I still take this mixture or will I keep loosing weight. Which means I may become just too thin……

    And once I stop this mixture will I then put on the weight I have lost. Please let me know…..

  191. Hi Becky, If you like the taste of it keep doing it a bit longer. Give it a month. If you counted calories and started the gym again it may give an additional boost. If you don’t like it, maybe you can just take a tsp of honey before bed and chase it down with water. It surely can’t hurt. Tess

  192. I know that cinnamon speeds up metabolism and honey is just good in every way… I definitely need to start this drink soon. Thanks!

  193. Hey, for anyone who reads this far, I have some helpful advice.

    –First, the honey must be RAW and UNCOOKED. You will probably have to visit a health food store to find it.
    –Secondly, you must not add the raw honey while the water is boiling. You are supposed to let the cinnamon sit in the boiling water (cover the glass or whatever you’re using to make the mix – a paper towel works fine) for half an hour. This makes the cinnamon stronger and also allows the water to cool some. Then add the raw honey after 30 minutes. If you add the honey earlier, it will lose its effectiveness because the heat of the water will make the enzymes in the honey inactive.
    –Drink half of the mixture immediately (right before bed) and refrigerate and drink the other half the next morning as soon as you wake. Do NOT reheat the mixure in the a.m. because, as mentioned earlier, heat kills the enzymes and makes the honey inactive.

    THIS DOES WORK. I had a colonoscopy 6 months ago and also have used other colon cleasing products. I thought that my colon was “clean” enough that the mixture wouldn’t work for me. I noticed nothing the first two days, but on day three, I began going to the bathroom a lot more and began losing weight. More than weight, you can expect to lose inches- assuming you have a tummy to lose.

    There may be a little cramping and diarrhea, but it’s worth it to get cleaned out and lose weight! Of course once you’ve cleaned out your system, the weight loss with slow and even stop. Then it’s up to you to keep the weight off with exercise, proper diet, etc. Good luck. If it worked for me, it should work for you! 🙂

  194. Hi there,

    Can anyone let me know how much weight they have lost after taking honey and cinnamon mixture.

    It will be interesting to see results.

    Thank you

  195. Thank you Susan for clarifying the instructions. I started using the cinnamon and honey on Sunday. I had the stomach cramps for two days. Now I am ok. I have lost weight already. I don’t weigh myself because it discourages me. I will wait a month and then I will send my measurements. Wish me luck.

  196. Hi everyone,

    Very interesting stuff. Is it really working for everyone? How much weight has everyone lost? Please share. Thanks!

  197. I have been taking this for a month and I DO love it. I started noticing results after 2 weeks.
    I also had a few itchy bumps like hives. I did a research and found that too much cinnamon can cause skin irritations on some sensitive people although I do not consider myself sensitive. Two others I know drinking this also had rash or bumps. We figured it was the cinnamon and I think we were just taking too much. I was taking boxed cinnamon tea from the health food store and using my own cinnamon powder drink at night. I ran out of tea so I just cut off the cinnamon for a couple of days. The bumps have dried up. I will begin again when the tea comes back in stock, this time more slowly with just the cinnamon tea and gradually work up. I liked the results way too much to quit. Plus it has so many other health benefits.

  198. I used this mixture for more then 3 weeks. but could not find any reduction in weight. only thing is that i started using bathroom more often. But my scale is not ready to show few lines down. suggest some tips to reduce my tummy after pregnancy.

  199. Hey! I want to try this drink but the problem is that I do not have a coffee filter.Can I just strain it?And also it’s summer time here in my place.It’s very hot here, so I was wondering if it will be O.K. to drink this, as honey and cinnamon are both very hot by nature.And I also got to know from a site that pouring hot water in the honey will kill the nutrients, so do it after it cools down.

  200. I have started the honey cinnamon fat loss program and I’m hoping to see some results. The information I have for mixing the drink is as follows. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, stir let sit for 30min. after 30min. stir in 1 tsp of honey. Drink half a cup in the moring 30min. before breakfast and half a cup before bedtime. It is not advisable to pour the boiling water over the honey, it kills the enzyms that are required to reduce the fat in your body. I don’t strain it, I just give it a stir before I drink it.

  201. Hi Helen,

    What I do is make the drink in the night. By first placing a teaspoon of cinnamon in a large cup and then pouring in the hot water from the hot water jug, then cover it and let is rest for about 30 min then stir in a teaspoon of honey….By that time it has cooled down..Drink half that cup in the night after dinner and the balance half cup half an hour before breakfast…..

    I am sure it works.


  202. I need to know in detail about malabar tamarind/ kodumpulli. How is it used? And how frequently? I have started using honey cinnamon. Will share my experience in a month.

  203. I read everyone’s comments and this total thread. I am from India and 10 kg over weight. I am starting this this evening and will tell you TRUTH exactly after a month on May 12 2008. Just come back here on that date and you will find my honest answer.

  204. Please make sure that you only use real cinnamon and not Cassia.Research has shown that the high contect of coumarin in Cassia can be toxic.

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  205. I started this doing exacly the way it say to do it at the top of the page.And i have lost 3 pounds in 5 days.Knowing what it takes for me to lose weight i did not think this would work.usually i find myself on a 1200 calorie diet to lose weight.While this does not mean you can over eat i have been keeping track and have ate between 1500 to 2000 calories a day and walking one mile.Which seems to be minamum compared to what i usually have to do to lose weight.I still have 10 pounds to lose and will continue drinking the tea i think its great and it works very well.for those of you who think it takes up to much time to make the tea and wait for 30 mins it seems to me that its worth effort in every way.what i dont understand is why everyone is trying to cut corners and not doing it the way it says to do it on the top of this page.believe me it works.

  206. after losing the weight can I stop drinking the cinnamon and honey drink.if we stop will i again gain weight. can u please explain the difference between cassia and real cinnamon.i buy cinnamon available near our house which we use daily in our cooking. how to differentiate between real cinnamon and cassia.

  207. Hi, my question is that if we leave the mixture for 1/2 hr it will be room temperature, is that how we should drink it or do we take it a little bit worm?


  208. Shireen,Room temp is fine the other half you drink before bed you will find is on the cold side and that also is fine.

  209. Cassia is reddish brown in color and cinnamon is more of a brown.Cassia is mainly sold in the United states at the supermarkets you think your getting real cinnamon but its mainly Cassia.If this creates a problem for you i would go to a health food store and they should have it there.

  210. i am in hyderabad India.please tell me how to differentiate between real cinnamon and cassia. because i am buying the cinnamon that we get near our house in supermarkets and using it. but now i am worried if i am drinking the real cinnamon powder. so if you can tell how to differentiate or where the real cinnamon will be available i can buy there. please answer. and it is 10 days since i started this drink but no change so far.

  211. Hi, I’m nursing my 6 week old son and was just wondering whether anyone knows if this remedy will effect my breastfeeding?

  212. Whoever has got result, can u please inform us whether it worked for you and share the information that how you made the paste. B’coz it is so confusing the way it is explained here. Some say, we have to mix both honey and cinnamon followed by hot water. But, some say, that honey shld not be mixed in hot water. Which is true ? What reaction you get after taking this mixture ? How long time this reaction stays ?

  213. Jo, I believe it will affect you breastfeeding your infant.After doing alot of research on this tea and yes i have lost weight useing it.I quit drinking it because i found out that this tea acts as a laxative stripping you of all your vitamins in your body.It is ok to drink once in awhile but to drink it over a long period of time it can cause damage to your insides.As i posted earlier it does work but not in a healthy way.

  214. Thanks Mar!! I will try it for a week, just to see how much I can lose. I don’t have much milk so I also give my baby a formula bottle anyway. I did read your entry about your weight lost. Congratulations!!! How much have you currently lost and how long have you been doing it?

  215. Hello Friends,

    I have a question.

    I am 5.10 ft and wt 85kg now. I plan to reduce to 75kg.

    I have started going gym now to tone my body and reduce wt.

    If I have start drink honey and chinnamon for weight loss, will it reduce the entire body weight including the muscles which I build during gym exercise or will it only reduce the fat in the body?

    The reason I ask because I want to reduce only the excessive weight in form of fat in the body.

    Thanks in advance.


  216. I started drinking the Honey and Cinnamon drink nearly 2 weeks ago. Intially I lost a lot of weight, nearly 9 pounds in 3 days but it’s started to come back. I was 13 stone 10, I went to 13 stone 2 now I’m back on 13 stone 6. I think this may have something to do with the take away pizza’s and chinese so I’m not too bothered it’s gone back up a little. I’m sure it’ll go back down now I’m not allowing myself any takeaway food for a while. I have noticed other things than the weight loss which make it worth the hassle in itself. I’m more awake than usual, waking up in the mornings is a lot easier and my energy levels seem to stay higher for much longer. At times I’ve felt hyperactive in the afternoon, many hours after drinking the tea/juice. This is very strange for me and shows it’s working. Also, I’ve suffered from a bad back for the last 7 years and have bad joints which do cause pain from time to time. Since starting this I can hand on heart say that I’ve not felt ANY pain in my back or joints. You don’t understand how good it feels to have NO pain in my back, since I’ve had pain or discomfort of some sort since I intially hurt it nearly a decade ago. I’m also more “on the ball” than usual. My brain seems to be functioning better. Cinnamon has been proved to increase brain activity and I can vouch that this is true. My brain seems to be working somewhere closer to 100% than it previously did.

    I’ve told everyone I know about this drink and a number of them have started it and those who haven’t are waiting a few weeks to see how it goes for me. Yesterday I bought 3kg’s of honey so you could say I think it’s going well at least.

    To answer a question above, AS I think asked about heating the honey.


    You must also buy the correct type of honey and cinnamon. Raw honey is essential. It must be raw. Raw honey has never been heated and therefore still contains all the good bits this drink requires. Heating the honey removes all the good stuff so don’t, I repeat, don’t, ever, ever, heat the honey :oD

    The cinnamon must also by Ceylon cinnamon, you’ll probably have to have a look around the internet for both of these things. I found my local health food shop sold nether, and looked at me funny when I asked about them. She obviously doesn’t know what she’s missing out on.

    Anyway, if you’ve not already started I implore you to do so.

    You won’t regret it.


    P.S. Don’t heat the honey ;o)

  217. I’ve writing all of that I thought I should take a quick trip to the scales. I don’t really agree with weighing myself at night as your body does a large part of digestion during the night. Plus I ate my dinner only a few hours ago (I know it’s not a good idea to eat so close to bed, I’m still adjusting :o)

    Well, low and behold I’m down again! 13 stone 4! So that’s 6 pounds in under two weeks. I have a feeling this drink would be good be I’m literally blown away by how good it is.

    Right, Cinnamon Juice time and bed 😮

  218. That was meant to say, “After writing” not “I’ve writing”. Sorry it’s late 😮

  219. hi,

    I have benn drinking this cinnamon honey tea for past two days(one time). i feel very tired after drinking this tea and a;so sweating. I had gestational diabeties 2 years and i was fine after i had baby. I haven’t check my sugsr lavel recently. my question is is it ok to drink the tea, bcz i really need to lose some weight. i would really appreciate if someone reply me back. thanks in advance.

  220. Hi scott
    It is good to see that the honey and cinnamon is working excellent for you.Could you please tell me if you should have it twice a day and how long before breakfast and evening should you take it.Many thanks

  221. I am planning to try this again. I used it for a bladder infection that was not clearing up with antibiotics. It worked. However, there is some concern from the FDA about the overuse of cassia cinnamon—it is banned in several countries in Europe. Cassia cinnamon is what is sold in US stores as cinnamon. You can check the internet regarding coumarin to see info on this. I have ordered Ceylon cinnamon from Savory Spice Shop to use instead. If you have any type of liver disease—be extremely cautious about using this method of weight loss. I do not know what type of cinnamon was used in the research study.

  222. Just to clarify my last post—I just noticed that Scott stressed that one use Ceylon cinnamon—but did not say why. Cassia cinnamon contains couramin which should not be used in large amounts. Ceylon cinnamon is ok because it has very little couramin. There is a company on the internet that ships ceylon cinnamon from overseas, in addition to the Colorado company I ordered from. The price on Ceylon cinnamon runs from about $16 to $25 a pound plus shipping—so it is not expensive. Ceylon cinnamon sticks are also sold on several sites. Have’nt checked out raw honey as I know a man who knows a man who has a honey business. He travels all over the US with his bees according to seasons. And he (and his bees)winter just about 40 miles from where I live, so I’ll check with him.

  223. Hi Scott,

    Thanks for your reply and sorry for the delay. Let me try this drink and inform you on my Feedback. Thanks once again.

  224. Can someone please explain why you shouldn’t take it for more than 2-4 months? I was planning to have the drink for a little longer than that!

  225. hi i dono how come it didn’t work for me?i tried for 2 months and now i stopped.i was 114pounds but after drinking i m now120

  226. Hi cindrella, 114 – 120 pounds sound great and I don’t know why you wanna lose any weight at all? How tall are you?

  227. Hey guys… I think I’m getting the same results from having the honey and cinnamon on whole grain organic toast.

    The ‘tea’ – even the half cup – proved to be a little too much for my sensitive tummy when it was empty. So, I thought… well, it’s better to take it period than not at all. So, I popped some of my bread in the toaster (whole grain organic, mind you), afterwards, spread on the honey, then loaded it down with cinnamon (I say loaded it down … when it’s all said and done, I probably shake out 3/4 of a teaspoon or so). I’ve been doing that for the last week, and I have to say, I’ve noticed a difference. It’s as if fat is just kinda burning off and showing the muscle.

    You have to be careful not to blow the cinnamon off … or you can can really carefully mix it and make a nice paste on the toast. But it’s easier on my tummy this way, AND I’m seeing results.

    Just thought I’d share my experience. Thank you SO much for this info. :^D

  228. I have been drinking this mixture of cinnamona and honey for more than a month and I am disappointed that I did not lose weight at all. Some say that they started losing weight within one or two weeks of drinking this mixture but even after more than a month results are nil for me. And I am also doing exercises along with that and inspite of that no effect at all for me. Can anyone explain why it is like that for me. Or may be if I do like what Cathy Hellesto says eating this mixture with the bread toast than with water it may give effect. can anyone remove my doubt please?

  229. hi jenny thanks for the reply.i am 5feet 4 inches,i am not overweight,but the thing is that i am gainning some fat in my waist and tummy.and to burn that i was drinking that water but after that i gained more.i dono why.so i stopped.

  230. I have been doing this for 2 months. I have to admit it is a very slow but steady weight loss. Usually I would notice weight loss in the thighs and hips first. But on this tea it started in my back and shoulders and is very slowly working it’s way down. My thighs have no loss at all but my shirts do fit much better. My bras loosened up quite a bit.I wouldn’t think I was losing anything because my jeans did not feel any difference til recently. I am glad I didn’t give up and quit.It is worth it, because it is cheap and safe. You just have to be committed and take it faithfully. I just take tea in the morning and a teaspoon of honey at night by itself. It is a very slow process it seems but it is working, I just wish it would have been faster. I haven’t changed anything else in my habits. Exercise would probably help a bunch. So check other areas on your body other than your jeans. Don’t quit!

  231. Hey. how do u take this?? i mean in the morning on an empty stomach or before sleeping?? what foods should i use if i’m using the honeycinnamon tea?

  232. I’ve always heard of cinnamon but never tried. I feel am big enough, lots of fat settling on my tummy, so I’ve read alot about it online for the last 3days. Yesterday I bought Cinnamon, now I’ve ordered honey, so I’ll start on it. I’ve read lots of testmonies here and I have the urge to check on in, I’ll report my results soon. I look forward to great results, I’ve +ve about it!

  233. hi lilly and tahlum,
    I read your post about the kodumpuli. I bought the kodumpuli from our indian store here and eat one fruit with meal, twice a day. The taste really sucks , but i want to lose some weight so i just eat it . It is been only 4 dAYS i didn’t see any results. I don’t think it is a appetite suppresent bcz i feel hungry after 2 hours, i will come back in a week or so if get some results from this.

  234. After reading all the postive comments. I have decided to start my journey on cinnamon honey drink. I am overweight. My BMI is about 35. I need to lose at least 25 kg. Wish me luck. Will everyone posted on my result after 1 month.

  235. hallo,
    this honey and cinnamon reciepie sounds got.Can I put honey and cinnamon mixture in hot drinkable water and can I drink immediately after mixing. And at night should I drink cold without making it hot again.

  236. The honey should be unpasteurized as the pasteurization removes most of the honey’s benefits. This is also why you should not put the honey directly into the boiling water. The cinnamon will react better with the unpasteurized honey in a more potent way. Note that you can not purchase unpasteurized honey in grocery stores etc…you can find it in most farmers markets. Also do not reheat the mixture for the same reason as I mentioned above. Drink it either room temperature or straight from the fridge. Good luck all!!

  237. Hii
    I am really excited after reading this..I am going to start this today night.
    But I have a doubt.Some one has mentioned that adding hot water to honey will destoy the enzymes and nutrients and suggested to add hot water to cinnamon..cover it for 30 min and then mix honey and drink it. So please clarify me
    1) add cinnamon+honey to hot water
    2) add cinnamon+hot water to honey(after water getting cold)

    appreciate your help.

  238. Hi Mythili. Add the honey to the steeped cinnamon. The temperature of the water will have cooled down enough to not affect the honey. It is ok to drink while still warm but when you drink the last half the following morning do NOT reheat.

  239. Hi, is there any impact if I can’t get Ceylon cinnamon and raw honey? Since I’ve been looking in my city, hard to find those 2 special one. And for some people that keep trying after 1 month or so but not loosing weight, is it could be because U guys just get simple cinnamon & honey (didn’t use exactly ‘Ceylon’ cinnamon and ‘raw’ honey. In Singapore where can I get this beside order it online? 🙁 Thank you all for encouraging us. All positive comments are helping a lot of us to catch our dreams. cheers..

  240. Ok.fine, that means I have to add hot water to cinnamon first and then add honey to the cooled cinnamon water :). Thanks for the response Connie.
    As I told I took it two times last night and this morning.Hoping good results.
    I will definitely share my experience.

  241. Hi, I am really excited about cinnamon and raw honey. I’ve been drinking cinnamon and honey for about two days (4 times) but my body can’t take sweet, and I start to have very bad yeast infection. Can someone help me please what should I do? Thank you.

  242. I was wondering can I mix honey, cinnamon, and green tea and still get the same benefits?

  243. how many months it is advisable to take this cinnamon and honey drink. I have been taking this drink since two months but didnt find much difference in weightloss. can anyone advise for how many more months i should take this drink and wait for the results. I want to lose atleast 3 or 4 kgs.

  244. I also already 2 weeks now, didn’t feel changed a thing. I do exercise and eat regularly. SO,IS IT have to be CEYLON cinnamon? and RAW/uncooked honey ?coz if it is, then it’s kinda hard to find those. But I guess, the result is vary in people. maybe we all have to take at least min. 3 months to see the result. who knows, could be instead of your weight that loss,we also reduced in bad cholesterol?

  245. have u measure your inches? IMHO, to measure this mix success not just weight. who knows ur inches also lost using this one. It’s kinda work for me. after 1 week, I feel my cloths loosen a little bit, although my weight is still the same. Metabolism is the key, everyone have different speed of reaction with this honey+cinnamon mix. Please if anyone have success story, keep in mind to share with us all 🙂 Cheers..

  246. It is two months since I started drinking this cinnamon honey mixture but I am disappointed that I didnt lose not even one kg though I strictly followed the
    procedure as mentioned here. I dont know whether to continue drinking this for some more time to see the results. can someone give their suggestion what to do.
    I want to reduce atleast three or four kgs.

  247. Yep, its worked! I feel more energized, and true to it, I’ve lost the fats that were on my pot belly!,,,,,,Keep on taking this stuff, it doesn’t cost much, just buy cinnamon + honey, then mix them as per the rule… ratio 1:2 i/2teasponful of Cinnamon and 1 teaspoonful of honey will make a change! Cheers! M

  248. Hey guys,

    I have been drining the cinnamon tea for about 3 weeks now and have lost appx 6 lbs.

    Instead of using the cinnamon powder though I use the cinnamon sticks… Much easier on the kidneys. Also works wonders on diabetes and high cholesterol

  249. to be dissapointed again. I didn’ty fell any change at all ater dringking this. what I do is put 1/2 tbs cinnamon , add boiling water, let it cool. than after warm a little bit, add 1 tbs of honey. drink before go to bed, and next morning. only feel alitle change in the 1st week. but this one already my 3rd week. not change much.. so sad what do i do wrong? help..pls..

  250. Hello,

    I am interested in tyring this diet but I need to know what type of Honey works best? Does it have to be like Grade A or Organic? Thanks in Advance

  251. hi David,

    I tried the drink for 3 weeks and instead of losing gained 4 lbs and about to stop drinking the tea, then somebody told me that if you want to lose weight drink it ONLY before going to bed NOT in the morning. Drinking it in the mrning add to the calories just like other foods.

    So I stopped taking it in the morning and then it happened 🙂 I started losing weight,the 4 lbs I gained is already gone in 2 weeks. If I lose more I will let you know.

  252. Hi June, they’ve mentioned in earlier post. Better use Ceylon cinnamon. not cassia (bad for ur body for long consumption). Please update all of us bout ur progress after drinking thix mix. Cheers

  253. The key to the honey cinnamon mix is the improved caloric handling of sugar by the liver

    Honey instead of sugar always works when it comes to control of body fat

  254. i read that we need to use unpasteurized honey and not pure honey in the honey cinnamon diet for results..is this true?? if so where can i find unpasteurized honey in Bangalore??

  255. does having the lime,ginger and honey concoction before a workout really help in weight loss? and if yes does it have to be had on an empty stomach?

  256. I ordered the stick form Ceylon cinnamon, I was wondering if it could be boiled to make the tea and kept in the frig and add the honey as you drink it. If so how much water to a stick. Thanks…..Pat

  257. Hello
    I’ve tried making the cinnamon and honey diet drink but i have a hard time straining it help?
    Also my mom said I should just take a spoon of honey 3 times a day?
    What if you just ate the honey and cinnamon mixture without water?
    Would it still be good?
    Or even drank hot water after it?
    Cause when I had a sore throat my grandma told me to eat honey then drink hot water to get it all down.

  258. Hi Kali, so nice to hear your good news? Really..? so, the secret is not to drink it in the morning? What kind of cinnamon do you take. I can’t get ceylon cinamon n also quite expensive to but non pasteurized honney. so I just use pure honey instead. FYi, already 1 month i drink this with the same portion food intake and exercise, n yet no kg dissapear *sob*
    Guys, let me know ur result as well.. cheers -David

  259. Hi All,

    I’ve been taking 2 tea spoon of cinnamon and 2 table spoons of Honey with 1 glass of luke warm water as per one of sites, i dont filter it and have been taking it before breakfast.
    It has been 3 days by now, i feel good but have been visiting loo quite often.
    After reading the questions and answers from this website i’m confused what to do? Do you think what i’ve been doing is incorrect as per the other website. Also i take normal cinnamon and Feaster Honey which i got in general department store, i reside in Bangalore, India

    Please let me know… Let me checkout for few more weeks n i’ll let you know about the effect. If it works, i’ll definetely share with you guys…

    With wishes for good health and less fat,
    Khalida Huda

  260. Hi Miranda,

    Good to hear this from you, i had been doing this 3 months back. I used to eat mixture of honey with cinnamon power and then drink luke warm water. Doing this i used to easily swollow it rather than drinking water which contains honey and cinnamon.

    I dont like drinking this health drink, even i prefer swallowing the mixture…. thanks for reminding me on this….

    Khalida Huda

  261. Hi geethasree,

    Please don’t lose your patience. If its not working please follow the instructions given by Kali, it might work for you too.
    I’ve been experimenting with my body from past 3 years with different health & diet drinks and exercises but had no impact on my body. i met with an accident 6 months back to add more calories. Now i need to reduce 17kgs…..

    Best of luck for you.
    Khalida Huda

  262. Hi All,

    I can still see my post I have posted on June 3rd, 2008, that I am going to start on that day..and here is my update..
    I have lost 2 kgs 🙂 and I am really happy with the result and I am going to continue the same procedure to lose enough weight(3 more kgs).

    will update that news too..very soon

  263. Hello
    I have to do special diet plus exercise too, because I try this for a weeks but nothing happens
    thank you

  264. Hi everyone,

    Sorry for not being able to answer your questions for so long, but I had an accident and had to spend some time in a hospital. I am OK now and I am ready to answer all your questions.

  265. To Naz and Vonejing,
    I’ve already answered that question here: November 10th, 2006 at 5:01 am
    But for you I will say it again: Yes, it is OK to drink the honey and cinnamon drink as it is without filtering if you don’t mind drinking some of the cinnamon lees.

    To Janet,
    The drink should look more like water and you can filter it with a normal (not too dense) strainer.

    To Anna,
    Yes, you get the same “filtering” effect if you just let the cinnamon settles to the bottom and then drink the liquid at the top of the container.

    To Minx,
    Yes, you can have the mixture cold in the morning. Don’t need to heat it in the microwave.

    To Jay,
    No there are no harmful effects of drinking the honey and cinnamon drink without filtering. Plus you don’t drink down the entire drink, but leave a sip or two at the bottom of the cup (that’s the cinnamon lees, which you don’t drink it if you don’t like the cinnamon lees taste).

    To Tessa,
    Thanks Tessa for answering to Roops about the lime and for all your answers you’ve given to many other questions.

    To Pat Lykins,
    Yes, you can boil the cinnamon sticks. As for the amount of water it depends on the amount or cinnamon powder you can get from a single stick. (Make a test and grind one stick to see how many cinnamon powder tbsp you get from it – use water according to that amount). Don’t boil more than one stick at a time.

    To Jean,
    4 times a day doesn’t mean you will lose the weight twice faster.

  266. Hallo Galia Ivanova
    Nice to see Your messages after a long time. I hope you will clear my doubts. I took this cinnamon and honey mixture for two months but no change in my weight though i followed the procedure as told by you. I am unhappy about it. If I take ceylon cinnamon will it be effective and is it necessary to get unpasteurized honey. because we get only pure honey here.

  267. hello
    i try the honey and cinamon for a few days and i drop a 2 pound.i am so happy about it.i will let you know if i drop more pounds.

  268. Hi Galia,

    Nice to know you are doing well. I have taken this mixture for a month and have lost no weight. What would you suggest. Please advise.

    Thank you

  269. Hi Galia, I took this mixture for a month and lost 7 kgs. then stopped taking the mixture for about 2 months. I have not put on the weight. But if I start taking the mixture again will I loose anymore weight.

    Please advise

  270. hey Galia, i just was wondering does it matter what kind of honey to get since there are soo much varieties?

  271. I started this drink a little over a week ago. This past Sunday, Monday & Tuesday I felt as if my belly would explode. It was a terrible pain. I did not take it Mon., Tues., & Wed. but did Thursday morning and I felt my stomach expanding again. Is this something that needs to happen before I start losing? My husband has been drinking with me but does not feel the same way and I can see in his neck, face & chest that he is losing. Why would I be expanding?

  272. Heyy Galia,
    i was just wondering how much does a one cup need to be?
    like a litre? or like 500ml? or even 250ml?
    because when you say a cup of boiling water, i just wanna get this straight
    since i really really want to lose weight over the summer.

  273. Hey Galia,
    i just read a comment that said that the person gained weight after stopping with this weight loss method…
    so i was just wondering is there any way to prevent that from happening?
    like would weaning myself off of the drink help?

  274. hi Karen,

    I had this stomach expanding problem. I used to feel fatigued in the morning when I wake up before honey + cinnamon mix drink.
    This drink gave me energy in the mornings, so I did not want to stop it.
    Then I started taking yogurt with dinner, to control my expanding stomach. I think that is working. Now it is better.

    Also I have noticed that if you do light exercise , like walking , you lose weight much faster than before with this drink.
    Also my skin has a glow, earlier it was dry.

  275. FYI…you need to use raw, unpasturized honey. If the lable doesn’t say Raw then it’s probably been pasturized. Pasturization destroys the enzymes in the honey and without the enzymes, the diet won’t work. Putting raw honey in hot water can destroy the enzymes as well. So, get raw honey, add it and the cinnamon to lukewarm water and enjoy.

  276. Thank you, Kali.

    I do not want to stop drinking it. I do see some great results minus the expanding stomach. My husband lost approx. 15 pounds on this while I have been trying to adjust. I’ll try adding yogurt to dinner. And walking more won’t hurt either.

    Thanks Again,

  277. Cinnamon and Honey formula for weight loss:
    This should be prepared at night before going to bed.

    1. Use 1 part cinnamon to 2 parts raw honey. 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.

    2. Boil 1 cup…that is 8 oz of water.

    3. Pour water over cinnamon and cover and let it steep for 1/2 hour..(30 minutes)

    4. Add honey now that it has cooled. Never add honey when it is hot as the heat will destroy the enzymes and other nutrients in the raw honey.

    5. Drink 1/2 of this directly before going to bed. The other 1/2 should be covered and refrigerated.

    6. In the morning drink the other half that you refirgerated…but do not re-heat it…drink it cold or at room temp only.

    Do not add anything else to this recipe. No lemon, no lime, no vinegar. It is not necessary to drink it more time in a day…it is only effective on an empty stomach and primarily at night.

    This works for most people. Inches are lost before any measurement on the scales. This program will cause significant inches lost…but you will reach a plateau and may not lose anymore. This is because the cinnamon and honey cause a cleansing effect in the digestive tract and cleans out parasites and other fungus and bacteria that slow down the digestion…causing a toxic build up. (Lowers pH) Once this is all cleaned out then you will most likely have the weight loss slow down.

    Other side effects from a cleansing can occur because of toxins being released…if this occurs, cut back on how much you use or take a break.

    Additionally people report increased energy, more sex drive, and feeling happier/mood enhancer.

  278. Hi,
    i have been reading about the cinamon as the magic spice for weight loss. ONe imp question, since i am not allowed any sweeteners due to diabetes, will the cinamon work on its own???

  279. HI

  280. Hi to all diabetics who are interested if they can take honey and cinnamon drink.

    As I am not a doctor, I cannot advise you to take or not to the drink. You must consult your doctor treating you for diabetes if honey is good for you to take it twice a day.

    I know the cinnamon is good for diabetics and the honey (raw) is better for diabetics than white sugar. Even if the honey requires lower levels of insulin compared to regular white sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels as rapidly as white sugar, it is essential for all diabetics to consult with their doctor prior starting to take honey on their own.
    It is important that every diabetic ask their doctor how much honey a day is OK.

  281. After reading those wondeful comments and suggestions about cinnamon & honey tea, I too wanted to try out that!!
    But, am not feeling comfortable with the recipe (1/2tsp. cinnamon powder + 1tsp. honey), after trying this out for 4-5 days.. Am having a kind of sick feeling!
    Dont feel like having food properly. And the whole day, I will be feeling some kind of guidiness!

    I am taking the tea daily twice, early morn (30mins before brakfast) & at night.

    Am using the following method ::

    1. Use 1 part cinnamon to 2 parts raw honey. 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.

    2. Boil 1 cup…that is 8 oz of water.

    3. Pour water over cinnamon and cover and let it steep for 1/2 hour..(30 minutes)

    4. Add honey now that it has cooled. Never add honey when it is hot as the heat will destroy the enzymes and other nutrients in the raw honey.

    5. Drink 1/2 of this directly before going to bed. The other 1/2 should be covered and refrigerated.

    6. In the morning drink the other half that you refirgerated…but do not re-heat it…drink it cold or at room temp only

    Is this expected during intial few days??

    Or should I quit ??

    Please suggest.

  282. Dear Galia Ivanova,
    Can you please clear my doubt. Is it necessary to use only raw honey? if we use processed honey will it be effective or not as we find it difficult to get raw honey near our place.
    And can cinnamon drink can be taken without adding honey?

  283. After reviewing all the responses above,it seems a lot want to change the recipe. I suggest everyone just follow the program, otherwise may affect the outcome. I’m starting tonight so will check back with you. Wish me luck. Kay

  284. Hi Weight losers
    Can any one say if this mixture will work for people with stress related problems. Because of stress you do put lot of weight and you sugar level varies. some time it is low or some times it is high. Since previous messages tells that this mixture lowers the sugsr level. Or does this give a good balance of sugar level.
    Please reply. Thankyou.

  285. Hi, I am Jane from Nigeria I have been taking cinnamon powder and honey for almost 3 weeks now but no changes maybe am not taking it in the proper way pls. but now i will start taking it well thanks

  286. Some months ago I started eating instant oatmeal with one teaspoon of Splenda added to it and powdered cinnamon. I have eaten this every morning from Monday-Friday for a couple of months now. I work full time and this is an easy breakfast option for me. I started noticing that I started loosing weight and couldn’t figure out why. I have now lost close to 24 pounds and just until recently, did I realize that it was probably the cinnamon that was aiding in my weight loss. I do not add honey as posted on this blog. All I add is 1 package of instant oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of splenda, and about 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon and add hot water to the oatmeal. I do not add milk to this, only water. (I do not measure the cinnamon, but do put plenty of it in the oatmeal).

  287. Dear, I am taking 02 teaspons Honey + 01 teaspone Cinnamon Powder (without filter)with luke warm water since last 02 morning and I’m feeling little uneasy during day hours…right when water is hot, I add Honey + Cinnamon Powder and drink it right there, Is it correct. Why I’m feeling uneasy. guide me.

  288. I boil only the cinamon and add honey after filtered . Since I use raw local honey the polen and propolis in it is better for you .

  289. To
    Galia Ivanova

    You are doing a great job dear keep it up.I have a question dear please can you suggest me… I want to reduce my weight very badly so I started water theraphy…Can i continue the water theraphy along with Honey & Cinnamon mixture..Is it okay…because I read it that you have take Honey & Cinnmon an empty stomach…so along with that I can continue water theraphy also. Pls. answer me…
    Thanks dear

  290. Just an FYI, you will find this process will work better if you add the cinnamon to the boiling water first by itself, letting it steep for a 20 minutes and then adding the honey. Adding the honey after the water has cooled will keep all the active ingredients from being degraded or destroyed altogether – honey should never be boiled, cooked or baked with as some toxic substances can be created. At the very least, you will lower the potency of the honey by heating it (hence, unpasteurized honey is better than pasteurized).

  291. I’m a little confused about the 1/2 cup before bed how does this get heated???

  292. Hi Michaela,

    It depends on when you prepare the drink:

    1. If you make it in the morning then you will drink it warm in the morning and cold in the evening (I do not recommend to heat it in the microwave because of the honey in it).

    2. If you make it in the evening (like I do) then you will drink it warm in before bed and cold in the morning. I am in such a hurry in the morning that I don’t care if it’s warm or cold.

  293. I had heard about this diet from another friend. I did research on using the right cinnamon and the correct honey. I now have both and I’m using them. While using the other cinnamon and honey, I did lose 3 pounds. I hope it still continues.

  294. Hi Galia,

    While I have been having fun with your posts for a new solution to my weight problem, I wish to ask: is it normal for the mixture of cooling Cinnamon and Honey to appear slimy just before I Sieve/strain it. You know, after waiting for 30 minutes for it to cool down.

    I just want to know just to be sure I am not missing out anything.
    Thanks and keep up the good work.


  295. just an FYI, in order for this to work, you have to use raw, unpasteurized honey. Supermarket bought honey will not work.
    You can get the raw honey at any natural food store (i.e. whole foods, wegmans)

  296. Jayne,

    Can you tell me if you know if Henry’s sells unpasteurized honey and do you also know where to get Ceylon cinnamon? I need to loose 15 lbs and I’ve heard about apple cide vinegar and honey and water, but the taste is awful.


  297. Wow, after reading this, I feel inspired to try it.
    Already have the cinnamon + hot water mixture cooling down on the table, can’t wait to add honey and drink it!! 😀

    I will post results (if any, though [cross fingers]) in the weeks to come. 🙂

  298. Hi Galia,

    While I have been having fun with your posts for a new solution to my weight problem, I wish to ask: is it normal for the mixture of cooling Cinnamon and Honey to appear slimy just before I Sieve/strain it. You know, after waiting for 30 minutes for it to cool down.

    I just want to know just to be sure I am not missing out anything.
    Thanks and keep up the good work.


  299. Hi, I am starting this diet today and I was wondering if I can only use cinnamon and water, and no honey?

  300. Hey,
    Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder.if taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.
    when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week out of the 200 people so treated practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain and within a month,mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain

  301. Also, I have to say my skin has significanty improved. Ive been taking the mixture for about nine days, and though I havent lost any weight, my skin is great. I actually have normal skin now, can u believe it. I have always had oily skin (Im 28 now), and nothing has ever worked. And now cinnamon?! Most pleasant scent on the planet? My favourite thing above everything else? What an irony.

  302. I ahve started taking the dring yesterday only hope to loose weight in coming week.

    I aslo have irreregular monthly cycle will this help in that also?

    Pls let me know

  303. Hi everyone,
    I ran across this forum when I was researching the amount of honey and cinnamon to use. I got an email with the info that it is good for weight loss and have been drinking it for 2 days now. I LOVE cinnamon and well who doesn’t love honey? 🙂 Anyway, I was skimming thru the posts here and wow there are a lot of them. I am a nurse and have studied natural health and wellness for years. I have told many people with diabetes about the blood sugar leveling factor in cinnamon and it has always seemed to help them. Also since cinnamon is a metabolic stimulator it makes sense it would work for weight loss. I just found out that it might also work for high cholesterol. I don’t know much on those levels about honey. I do know that it is a germ fighter and very good for people with allergies and other immune deficiency problems. But you do have to buy the raw stuff definitely not the processed stuff you get at most grocery stores.
    I wish everyone here luck and me too 🙂 BTW, I think that the cinnamon and honey in oatmeal would also work just fine.
    I hope to hear great results from everyone here.

  304. i try the honey and cinamon for a few days and i drop a 2 pound.i am so happy about it.i will let you know if i drop more pounds.

  305. Hi Galia,

    I started using Honey and Cinnamon 4 days ago..I’ll keep you posted on the results.
    To all those who lost weight using Honey and Cinnamon… How long did it take you to start losing weight??

    Galia, is it ok to use honey from grocery stores and cinnamon from Costco???
    Plz reply


  306. Hi Galia,

    Just want to let you know I have been doing a lot of research of many sites. They say Not to add the honey while the liquid is hot. This will kill the effects of the honey. Mix 1/2 tsp cinnamon with 8oz of boiling water and let it cool for half an hour, then add the 1 tsp of honey. Stir well and drink 4 of the 8oz first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and the rest on an empty stomach before bed. They also recommend pure raw unprocessed or uncooked honey. Again the heating process will kill the honey benefits. I am doing this for the health factor as much as the weight loss. I will keep you posted.
    Happy losing, Michelle

  307. I’m gonna try this cinnamon/honey diet this week & what i like to know is:

    Is it a certain type of honey that i should get?? if so, what would you recommend?

    Is it Lemon or Lime?? what is the difference??

    Im planning on buying cinnamon capsule, should i exclude the cinnamon on the mixture to prevent overdose??

  308. can i use CLover honey that i got @ the store?? It’s the only one i found & i live on a small island

  309. I just began using the Honey-Cinnamon drink before breakfast and again at night just prior to bed time. I have noticed that I am constantly getting up to go to the bathroom during the night and am wondering if this drink is acting as a diauretic. Is this common?

  310. Hi Galia,
    i want to start the process…. just had one confusion…somewhere its written pour hot water on paste of cinnamon & honey ………& somwhere dont put honey in hot water.let it cool down to room temperature & then add….so which one is correct….Plz reply soon

  311. hi

    Is it possible to make cinnamon water for say two cups first n then take only one cup n add honey to drink n then next time reheat the cinnamon water n then add honey. In that case the we r heating the cinnamon water without the honey every time. so the honey is not losing its effect as well as we get to drink the tea hot.

  312. Hi,

    I have start it in 2 weeks and the sad story is my weight keep on increase and now I did accumulate 3 kg in 2 weeks, so horrible

  313. i live on a tiny island & resources are very limited. I’m using a honey brand: clover honey, suebee.

    is this OK?? i cant find the real thing on island.

  314. I am from Bangalore. Can someone tell me where do I get Ceylon cinnamon and raw honey in Bangalore?

  315. i want to start the honey and cinnamon diet asap I want to find out where i can find raw honey need to know asap because i want to go shopping for ingredients and want to make sure i get the correct ones please respond asap because i want to lose not gain any weight. thank you very much

  316. I started today but did it wrong i didn’t let the water cool before adding the honey. But tonight will be perfect. My target weight is 170lbs from 183lbs

  317. please HELP HELP Me i want the correct way on how to make this i have seen many ways that is on here but i want to know the correct way. is this the correct way?
    1. Use 1 part cinnamon to 2 parts raw honey. 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.
    2. Boil 1 cup…that is 8 oz of water.
    3. Pour water over cinnamon and cover and let it steep for 1/2 hour..(30 minutes)
    4. Add honey now that it has cooled. Never add honey when it is hot as the heat will destroy the enzymes and other nutrients in the raw honey.
    5. Drink 1/2 of this directly before going to bed. The other 1/2 should be covered and refrigerated.
    6. In the morning drink the other half that you refirgerated…but do not re-heat it…drink it cold or at room temp only.
    Do not add anything else to this recipe. No lemon, no lime, no vinegar. It is not necessary to drink it more time in a day…it is only effective on an empty stomach and primarily at night.

    OR this way?

    half teaspoon of cinnamon powder
    1 teaspoon of honey
    1 cup of boiling water

    Mix the cinnamon and honey in the cup and make a paste. Add the boiling water and cover the cup for half an hour. Stir the mixture water and filter it. Wait until it cools enough for drinking and it’s ready.

    First you can’t boil the honey and cinnamon in the water at the same time, but you should use that kettle to boil the water alone. Here’s how I’m preparing the drink in the evening:

    1. I boil a tea cup of water in the microwave until it starts to babble
    2. At the same time I mix the cinnamon and honey in another cup and stir for about 1 min until it turns into paste
    3. Then I poor the boiling water into the cup with honey and cinnamon paste and stir until the honey dissolves
    4. Cover it for half an hour and then drink the half before go to bed

    Just want to let you know I have been doing a lot of research of many sites. They say Not to add the honey while the liquid is hot. This will kill the effects of the honey.
    Mix 1/2 tsp cinnamon with 8oz of boiling water and let it cool for half an hour, then add the 1 tsp of honey. Stir well and drink 4 of the 8oz first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and the rest on an empty stomach before bed.
    They also recommend pure raw unprocessed or uncooked honey. Again the heating process will kill the honey benefits.


  318. Do I have to mix the cinnamon and honey with water? Can I just mix a teaspoon of each honey and cinnamon and just eat it like that without the water? Please let me know. Thank you.

  319. Lina,
    please don’t get frustrated, i don’t think it’s an exact science. I think exact amounts of water or honey are not important, but that is just my belief. There probably is no one right way, but I would stress NOT to add boiling water to the honey. Just start trying it! Perhaps people have lost weight different methods. The important thing is to have the honey and cinnamon. I add green tea just for my own added benefit, as greet tea is good for weight loss as well (among other things) Good luck!

  320. Galia, please tell me will this still work if I don’t use honey.

    So just hot water and half tsp of cinnamom…Please let me know asap…can’t wait to start!!

  321. i use honey and cinnamon and found it works very well to keep your cravings at bay. i boil water and pour a little over 1 cup over 1/2 tsp of cinnamon then steep for 30 minutes. I then drain the cinnamon paste to make 1 cup of cinnamon water and i refrigerate (i tolerate the taste better this way). At bedtime I drink 1/2 c with 1/2 tsp raw honey (straight from spoon). And do the same in a.m. 30 minutes before eating. I’ve lost 20 pounds so far.

  322. i believe it’s important to add that the drink alone probably wouldn’t do much for weight loss. I watch my caloric intake and excercise regularly. the drink helps control my cravings and does a good job of decreasing my appetite which makes it easier for me to stick to my diet. it really does work in conjunction with diet and excercise.

  323. I am not able to find RAW HONEY locally. Has any one got results with processed honey here? I believe with processed one results are not as effective as raw one. Just want to know if processed one doesn’t work at all.

  324. i found better results with raw unprocessed honey. Hard to find unless you go to a health store. I ordered mine online through amazon groceries and bought two jars, so I’m good for a good while!

  325. The only way to ensure that you lose weight is to take exercise 2-3 times per week for at least 20 minutes, this could be a brisk walk or a light class and to combine this with a healthy diet. Cut out snacks, sauces, refined sugar and replace white carbohydrates with wholemeal alternatives. if this is not working, consult a physician to review your options. Sorry to rain on your parade ladies, but this honey and cinammon drink has no scientifically proven weight loss results or health benefits. In fact, the honey in the drink may contribute to weight gain if it is taken in large quatities as it is pure sugar; containing around 30 calories in each 5ml. Regular exercise and a diet which is high in unprocessed and raw vegetables will be beneficial for health and will definitely. There are no easy, quick and healthy shortcuts to weight loss.

  326. Does cassia produce any results or not? or only genuine cinnamon is required?

  327. Hi my name is Ginette and I started the Cinnamon and Honey drink about a week or so ago twice a day and I also take Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets 500mg.,3 times a day with my meals which are also good for losing weight. So far I have lost 8 pounds and I’m looking forward to losing more.

  328. I’ve just used your run of the mill grocery store variety ground cinnamon

  329. Weight loss has not always been a problem for me, but now that i am over forty I am having trouble with my weight. I am visiting different review sites trying to decide which weight loss program to engage in.

  330. I tried this over the weekend and woke up each morning with mouth sores and swelling of the inside of my mouth. Anyone else experienced this? Is this an allergic reaction to cinnamon?

  331. Can I just make a paste of honey (1 teaspoon) one lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and eat it. Will it help me in loosing weight. Please advise

  332. I started honey and cinnamon drink but i dont know currectly
    how much of water we use for preparing that honey cinnamon mixture
    plz tell correct scale use of water its 150ml or 200ml or 250ml

  333. Am I making this wrong or is it suppose to be thick and nasty? I guess I was under the assumption that it was suppose to look kind of like tea.

  334. Tried the cinnamon and honey drink for a week now and discovered my flat belly. Amazingly, my pimples has also reduced to a certain extent.Just becos’ you drink this drink doesn’t mean that you have the license the binge snacks or food. Do keep a close watch on what you are eating. Loosing wieght is never easy. You need to sacrifice a lot of things to look good.

  335. I’ve been reading about this cinnamon and honey idea. I can’t help but feel it is just another useless fad (there just aren’t a lot of long term results around). I haven’t tried it (perhaps I will try it and post again in the future to tell you that it is in fact a miracle weight loss tea?!). Seriously though, if it were that easy to lose weight, wouldn’t pharmaceutical companies have been onto it long before now? They’re both yummy (and I know how much I love a drop of cinnamon essential oil in the bathtub), but Cinnamon is a strong irritant and I’m not sure that large amount of cinnamon every day is healthy (I also read another blog that mentioned someone got really ill each time she drank it).

  336. This only works if ou use active honey and that is honey with active enzymes. Any form of heat will destroy the enzymes that do the work for you. So I mix like this:

    1. 2 teaspoons cinnamon mixed to paste with a little boiling water.
    2. Leave to cool.
    3. Mix in 2 teaspoons of honey and mix with enough cold water to make up 1 cup.
    4. Drink half 30 mins before breakfast in the morning and the other half before bed at night. Yum it tastes wonderful.

    Works well

  337. why do you have to mix with water. why not just use 1/2 teaspoon honey and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon mix well and eat it. do this morning and night

  338. Cinnamon and Honey formula for weight loss:
    This should be prepared at night before going to bed.

    1. Use 1 part cinnamon to 2 parts raw honey. 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.

    2. Boil 1 cup…that is 8 oz of water.

    3. Pour water over cinnamon and cover and let it steep for 1/2 hour..(30 minutes)

    4. Add honey now that it has cooled. Never add honey when it is hot as the heat will destroy the enzymes and other nutrients in the raw honey.

    5. Drink 1/2 of this directly before going to bed. The other 1/2 should be covered and refrigerated.

    6. In the morning drink the other half that you refirgerated…but do not re-heat it…drink it cold or at room temp only.

    Do not add anything else to this recipe. No lemon, no lime, no vinegar. It is not necessary to drink it more time in a day…it is only effective on an empty stomach and primarily at night.

    This works for most people. Inches are lost before any measurement on the scales. This program will cause significant inches lost…but you will reach a plateau and may not lose anymore. This is because the cinnamon and honey cause a cleansing effect in the digestive tract and cleans out parasites and other fungus and bacteria that slow down the digestion…causing a toxic build up. (Lowers pH) Once this is all cleaned out then you will most likely have the weight loss slow down.

    Other side effects from a cleansing can occur because of toxins being released…if this occurs, cut back on how much you use or take a break.

    Additionally people report increased energy, more sex drive, and feeling happier/mood enhancer.

  339. There have been numerous studies done, that have determined that cinnamon has beneficial effects to the human body.

    Cinnamon does not only taste good, it also contains many health benefits such as: Anti-Clotting and Anti-Microbial actions, Blood Sugar Control, it boosts Brain Function, it’s Calcium and Fiber protect against Heart Disease and improve Colon Health, among other things.

    Cinnamon’s essential oils also qualify it as an “anti-microbial” food, and cinnamon has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi, including the commonly problematic yeast Candida. In laboratory tests, growth of yeasts that were resistant to the commonly used anti-fungal medication fluconazole was often (though not always) stopped by cinnamon extracts.

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    I do not know if I agree that putting honey with it has any weight loss benefits to the body, however, when I use honey it increases my desire to ingest more sugar. Honey is pure sugar and can, have an opposite effect. Instead put cinnamon into a protein shake, or sprinkle cinnamon on oatmeal. There are alot of other ways to get the benefits from cinnamon without all of that sugar.

    Also, a healthy immune system can contribute to a consider amount of healthy natural weight loss.

  340. hello i am from Alaska,,,i have been hearing about cinnamon being good for weight loss so i got on internet checking things out,and came across cinnamon/honey with hot water,,figured it sounded easy,but does it work,,so i say to myself,what do i got to lose,i am gonna try it,,this is day 2 for me,,as i go along i will let you know how things are going for me,but

  341. cinnamon is an antimicrobial and if you use to much as I did, 2 to 3 tsp of ground cinnamon a day it can kill the natural flora or microbes in you GI tract as it did mine; I spent three days of living hell with the worst diarrhea you can imagine, I lost seven pounds in 24 hours but that is not the way to loose weight; I am still suffering from the side effects of dehydration; that being dizziness, weakness, upset stomach and moore. So be careful what you put in your stomach.

  342. From the posts I’ve read, some people have had success while others have not. As I was unable to find an article providing suitable information on how to use a cinnamon and honey tea effectively, nor explaining why it can work, I did some research into its properties to discover this for myself.

    For anyone interested, I have written an article explaining how it works and how to use it effectively that can be read at:

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  343. Hi all

    I have been giving this a try for two weeks now and have not have had any success at all

    Wondering what is the average time of losing weight? And if the one’s who are losing weight — are they also do other weight loss techniques along with it — like increasing their exercise routine, eating less carbs, fat etc.. to help speed the weight loss process?


  344. I would like to know if you can use the cinnamon and honey for different things ie: weight loss and cholesterol and infections all at the same time?

  345. I think that Bernadette (July 2007) said it all when she suggested “YOU ALSO NEED TO CHANGE YOUR EAT HABITS STOP THE SODA AND CANDY. EAT AND DRINK HEALTH FOOD.” Perhaps if you add a little exercise to that and you will not have to take cinnamon and honey.

  346. HI GUYS,

    i have a big problem. For 2 months now i tried using the honey and cinnamon as recommended but instead of losing weight i gaind 2 pound. i need to lose 10 pounds but dont really have time to exercise. why isn’t it working for me?

  347. JELLO ! this is my 1st time to post here… sooo, i just recently started doing this cinnamon+honney diet,
    today is my 2nd day and i only drink 1glass in the morning not in the meaning, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1tsp of honey. AMAZING ! i dont feel hungry so i don’t eat anything LOL ! seriously, i only ate 1 meal a day bcos i ddnt feel hungry at all. before doing it i weighed myself and i was 135 and now 130lbs. idk im not happy yet, i dont really care about weight, i care about how i look, i still have fat belly. oh and i feel so energetic thou i havent eaten anything ( all i ate in the last 2 days was 1 can tuna, raw vegetables and chocolate bars hehehe ). i also workout for an hour daily. i think im losing weight fast but i dont see diffrnce physically, or maybe im just too blind lol cos even waay before tho i was already thin i would also think im fat, lolz anorexic. so anyways im 5’7 and 130lbs ! wooo hoooo ! i want to get down to 110. can’t wait…..

  348. someones post said the honey was a definate requirement, why, what is it the honey does that the cinnamon doesnt, and what does the cinnamon do that the honey doesnt?
    and is to much cinnamon or honey bad?
    i can eat 5 tablespoons of cinnamon a day, i used put it on everything i ate.
    and i agree with someones earlier post, the poeple saying its not working, are probly not excersizing properly, and are not watching what they eat, nothing in this world is effort free weight loss, it takes time and work, this is just an aid to help quicken results from a proper diet / excersize plan, and lifthing weights wont help you lose weight, you need to maintain 140+ heart rate for as long a periouds as possible, if your not in that good of shape, try for 3 10 min sessions a day, im in athletic shape, and just a more than average speed walk down the sidewalk will get me to 130 heart rate, checked with a chest strap, so its not hard to maintain the rate, jump rope puts me at 190 heart rate after 30 seconds. so if your very out of shape, just walking would be plenty at first. ive lost 25 pds so far just from cutting calories and cardio alone. hopeing this speeds up the process.
    hope someone answeres the questions about the honey and cinnamon

  349. I am suffering from overweight problem. I tried lots of Home made tips but the results was not effective. I wish this tip will work in reducing weight. As I have heard about honey and cinnamon, they are very helpful and effective for health.

  350. Honey and cinnamon are both individually good tasting, a desert stuff, mixing it is really great but I haven’t tried them on a drink, only on cakes. Well if this is really effective, then it’s a yummy way to lose weight.

  351. Hi,
    Shall i prepare the quantity for 2 times? or seperately again will i pepare for night??

  352. Hi I’m 24 .in last 4 months I gained 7 kgs .i have lots of fat on breast ,tummy ,waist ,hips ,thigs and I’m fed up even I’m fed up wearing clothes becoz of fat. Pleas help me

  353. I drink lemon n hot water in the morning ie at some7 n i drink honey n cinnamon before breakfast is my
    routine a good one or should i leave drinking lemon n water i mean only honey n cinnamon is better??

  354. im going to try it again but the first time it didnt work but it taste good? and do we drink ahalf twice a day or can u just drink all at once? and when do u put the honey in i hurt so many ways? thank u

  355. i have been drinking the honey & cinnamon drink for 6 months i have lost 40 pounds ,i also feel more energetic, my skin has cleared up ,i rarely have a cold i use to suffer from bronchitis when i caught a cold , since drinking the honey & cinnamon i have been feeling alert , happy , energetic and i am a 52 year old grandmother , i started drinking it for the health benefits i read in prior posts and it does truly work i look forward to losing another or maybe even more weight i love the honey & cinnamon drink 🙂

  356. Connie, your results are amazing and quite impressive, too! Bravo! Keep up the great work that you and honey and cinnamon drink have done, and hope you report more weight loss pounds soon 😉

  357. It was my understanding that you needed to use Ceylon cinnamon instead of the kind you find in grocery stores. Also, I use a coffee grinder to make a powder of the Ceylon cinnamon. It still does not melt in the hot water. Do you have to drink the residue the cinnamon leaves or can you just strain it and mix it with the honey?

  358. Hello everyone,

    To mimi,

    Cinnamon does not melt in hot water! And NO, you don’t have to drink the cinnamon residue – just strain it and mix it with the honey, after cooling (as we’ve discussed it above- hot water and honey are incompatible) 😉

  359. hi guys,

    i have started today with the cinnimon and honey thing, hope i get good result will post next week.

    kind of happy that im doing something with my weight. shuu baby fat is not a joke.

  360. I jus want to knw tat if we refrigirate the half cinnamon and honey mixture with water do we need to boil it again in the morning before drinking it in empty stomach??? Please reply…. M waiting

  361. Hello rukhsar,

    No, you do not need to boil it again (!!!not in a microwave oven anyway!!!) But if you feel it’s too cold, then you can leave it at room temperature for 15 minutes.

  362. hi,
    i had started Honey and Cinnamon one week ago.i lose 1 kg in a week but after that it’s not working and i didn’t lose weight. please suggest me, what to do ?

  363. Hi jitender,
    Losing 1 kg for the first week is great. Keep up this way and you will see results in the next couple of weeks. You might lose the next kilogram in two weeks. Don’t get discouraged!
    Remember Honey and Cinnamon drink works subtle and slower than conventional diets. Be patients and the results will surprise you.

  364. Rub raw honey on the inside of a mouth sore. Helps clear mouth sore quickly. You don’t need antibiotic.

  365. hey galia, My name is ashish and i have loss above 45kgs in just two(2) months but in my way. Firstly my weight was nearly approx. 112kgs and now presently its 66kgs just in two months. So now i have started gym to give bulks to my body. So should i prefer this honey with cinnamon piwder or not. kindly rply me soon on my gmail id or here. Thank You.

  366. Hello sonam,
    You are asking me about Honey and cinnamon drink while breastfeeding …

    Well, I’m not a doctor and I can NOT advise you to use it.

    We are talking about a 7 months baby, who will be absorbing honey and cinnamon from your breastmilk, after all.
    So, you should ask your baby’s pediatrician if it’s OK for you to take it.