Add Cinnamon to your diet
You may have heard of cinnamon in a context of healthy nutrition before. There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that it is so much more than a natural flavour enhancer.
Cinnamon can be used to promote insulin sensitivity and lower the fasting blood sugar levels, both helping to prevent type 2 diabetes and the risk of developing the metabolic syndrome. Cinnamon can help you prevent fat storage as it has anti-hyperglycaemic properties and therefore has the potential to reduce blood glucose levels after a meal.
Run down by the lack of sleep? Try adding cinnamon to your breakfast and through the day. Lack of sleep makes you more insulin resistant, similar to that observed in type 2 diabetes. Adding cinnamon to your breakfast may help to alleviate some symptoms of insulin resistance such as high blood glucose concentrations. For health conscious this means less likelihood of becoming diabetic, for the aesthetically minded this means more likely to keep excess body fat off.
It all comes down to the fact that addition of cinnamon may reduce sugar craving and help you control hunger by way of hormone stabilisation. Make this South East Asian spice a regular part of your diet to keep you on track this month.
P.S. Here is a perfect post workout Bodyism vegan protein shake: glass of water or rice milk + scoop of vegan Body Brilliance + tea spoon of cinnamon + handful of berries (frozen is more delicious) + half a banana. Put it all in a mixer for 5-10 seconds. Enjoy.
Introduction to the 31 Day Fitness Kickstart
Day 1 – Water
Day 2 – Protein at breakfast
Day 3 – Meal frequency
Day 4 – Sugar
Day 5 – Lifestyle
Day 6 – Carbohydrates
Day 7 – Sleep
Day 8 – Start easy with Cardio – frequency not the quantity.
Day 9 – Get clever with your fats!
Day 10 – Find or become a role model
Day 11 – Coffee
Day 12 – Exercise improves your appetite response.
Day 13 – Consistency over intensity
Day 15 – Energising morning fix
Day 16 – Active rest
Day 17 – Holistic fitness.
Day 18 – Minimise muscle loss.
Day 19 – Don’t forget steady paced cardio
Day 20 – Eat plenty of fibre
Day 21 – Take up a physically demanding hobby.
Day 22 – Hire a qualified and an experienced Personal Trainer
Day 23 – Eat Cake
Day 24 – Don’t forget that the feeling of hunger is the best cue for when to eat
Day 25 – Tune in to your training
Day 26 – Sort out the calorie density of your meals.
Day 27 – Eat more grapefruit
Day 28 – Eat within an hour after your workout!
Day 29 – Stay in the low range of Glycaemic Index and Glycaemic Load
Day 30 – Cycle crunches.
Day 31 – Learn to listen to your body