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Old 11-06-2004, 12:27 PM   #121
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i did some experimenting with my cinnamon today and discovered two things that may or may not be helpful
1) 12-14 shakes of a McCormick container of cinnamon is about a teaspoon
2) if you add the cinnamon to tea, leave the spoon in your cup and stir it occasionally so all the cinnamon doesn't float to the top/sink to the bottom
i'm excited to see if this cinnamon idea helps at all!
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:46 PM   #122
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I sure wouldn't advise you to give up your oral meds. My daughter has been full blown diabetic since she was 20 years old. Diabetes is something you don't want to mess around with. I would use the cinnamon in addition to your meds.
Thank you for your concern la.lady.

I was just kidding about giving up the meds-didn't you see that I used "winkies" after that comment????
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:53 PM   #123
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I was at WallyWorld yesterday deliberately looking and I couldn't find any, so I went to a health food store and bought compressed tabs (60 ct) for about $6 on sale!!!

WHERE in the store did you find them???
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:59 PM   #124
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Do you all know the dangers of cinnamon?

Like don't take it while pregnant? it is an abortive agent and can cause bleeding and premature birth. especialy in early pregnacy.

thats the main danger, it can also cause bleeding out of your menstral cycle or extra heavy bleeding because it effects the uterus.

ok just had to say!

good luck!
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:27 PM   #125
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I bought the capsules today at walmart. $4.95 in with the vitamins and supplements. They are 500mg each and says to take them twice a day with meals. 100 capsules in the bottle so thats a good deal.
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:38 PM   #126
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I have been taking them to control my blood sugar. Since I started taking them 3 days ago, my feet have not itched, and I think they were itching because of high bs. I made my own by buying the capsules and puttting the cinnamon in them. I saw them at the store, but they were 12.98 and I got 100 capsules and a jar of cinnamon for 5.00. I am taking one capsule in the morning and one in the evening. I don't know about weight loss, as I haven't weighed myself lately.
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Old 11-06-2004, 02:20 PM   #127
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Sorry, I din't see that you were kidding.
We almost lost our daughter to her reaction to her blood sugar going to low. She was taking 5 shots a day, and I have been very concerned about all Diabetics.
She is type 1 Diabetic, since see became full blown at 20 years old.
She had to have the pump put in because she couldn't control her Blood Sugar.
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Old 11-06-2004, 03:47 PM   #128
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Belleflower, thanks for that info about cinnamon being dangerous if you are pregnant. I am not pregnant, but am considering it some time in the next year. GOOD TO KNOW!!!
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Old 11-06-2004, 04:25 PM   #129
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Good things to remember - thank you for the cautions. I'm going to try adding just a little of this to my diet and see what happens. Currently, I drink a little Hood's Choc Milk every morning with my vitamins (with some flax seed oil mixed in), and this morning I added a little cinnamon to it... YUMMMMMMMMM!!! What a treat!
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Old 11-06-2004, 04:57 PM   #130
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I tried the cream cheese, 1 tsp. cinnamon & 1 Splenda thing today. I have to say, I had to really talk myself into eating it.. I found it be kind of icky. But, hey, if it helps me to lose weight it is worth it! I added a little bit of heavy cream to help to mix it together. I will try the SF Vanilla syrup and see it that helps the taste tomorrow.
Karsen - Yes, I think all of us are just using grocery store cinnamon.

Ketosisgirl - I haven't been able to use a full tsp of cinnamon in any of my concoctions (with cream cheese or peanut butter). So it sounds like you mixed too much cinnamon with your cream cheese. I don't know how much I mixed with my cream cheese and vanilla syrup, but I know it wasn't a full tsp. I will measure it next time and let you know. Because mine was quite yummy.
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Old 11-06-2004, 06:19 PM   #131
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Do you all know the dangers of cinnamon?

Like don't take it while pregnant? it is an abortive agent and can cause bleeding and premature birth. especialy in early pregnacy.

thats the main danger, it can also cause bleeding out of your menstral cycle or extra heavy bleeding because it effects the uterus.

ok just had to say!

good luck!
Thanks I told my SIL not to take hers till she has her baby.
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Old 11-06-2004, 06:19 PM   #132
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Bigalow tea now has a decaf tea with cinnamin in it. Ingredients are tea and cinnamin and yummy good!!!
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Old 11-06-2004, 07:29 PM   #133
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Kelli, thanks! I did use a whole teaspoon this morning in the cream cheese and it was really overwhelming!
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Old 11-06-2004, 08:47 PM   #134
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Thank you again la.lady.

I am not insuling dependent. As a matter of fact, I wish I could get my numbers DOWN. Can't even get below 160 in the a.m.

Hopefully the cinnamon will help.
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Old 11-06-2004, 11:54 PM   #135
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Awesome. Then maybe I don't have to give up my favourite cinnamon buns after all!!


JUST KIDDING.

Reading this just made me get up and mix a tsp of cinnamon into cream cheese with a bit of Splenda. mmmmm - divine - I love cinnamon, now I have a good reason to add it to everything!!
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those of you who are losing do you find your appetite has decreased?
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Old 11-07-2004, 07:36 AM   #137
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I put 1 tsp in my green tea this morning. It was a bit much. I think I'll back it down to 1/2 tsp.
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Old 11-07-2004, 09:17 AM   #138
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I agree with you DM2. A full teaspoon is too much. I also cut down to a-half teaspoon.
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those of you who are losing do you find your appetite has decreased?
Actually, I do feel like my appetite has decreased. But like I said in a previous post, the cinnamon makes me thirsty so I am drinking a lot of water so maybe the water is satisfying me so I don't feel hungry??? Whatever the reason, I am down another .5 today. That is a total of 3.5 lbs since Monday.

All this week I have never consumed 1 tsp of cinnamon in one sitting. I spread it out over the day. So don't feel like you have to eat it all at once!
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Ketosisgirl - I haven't been able to use a full tsp of cinnamon in any of my concoctions (with cream cheese or peanut butter). So it sounds like you mixed too much cinnamon with your cream cheese. I don't know how much I mixed with my cream cheese and vanilla syrup, but I know it wasn't a full tsp. I will measure it next time and let you know. Because mine was quite yummy.
I measured this morning and I am adding about 1/4 tsp cinnamon per ounce of cream cheese. Hope this helps!
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:06 AM   #141
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Hmmmm, very interesting about the cinnamon. I will give it a try. I have also heard that cayenne pepper increases metabolism.
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Thanks KCBookworm! I will try it again today with smaller amounts of cinnamon.
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:27 AM   #143
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going to the kitchen right now and try some with splenda and cream cheese... YUM and thanks. Hope this works!
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OK FOLKS! HERES MY RESULTS...

I had been totally stalled. Bought the cinnamon capsules yesterday as posted above....
I had been stalled for a week almost...I ate a low carb candy bar (half of it) and stopped when i saw that it had lots of sugar carbs...i didnt drink near enough water for the day But i took the cinnamon capsules...

And woke up this morning own 4 lbs!!!!!!!! I am in a great mood now, and vow to do everything right and keep taking the cinnamon!
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Old 11-07-2004, 01:03 PM   #145
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Wickie - Good for you!

Attention Walgreens shoppers...LynnB found Cinnamon capsules at her store in Orlando, but there were none to be found at my local store. However, they ordered me some!

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woo hoo bethany! I think you will like the results!
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woo hoo bethany! I think you will like the results!
I am so excited abou taking the cinnamon! I will start tomorrow! I will let you all know how it works for me! Maybe we should create a seperate thread for cinnamon users stats and leave this thread for questions?
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Old 11-07-2004, 01:19 PM   #148
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I see a Cinnamon Challenge in the making!

However, before anyone gets the wild idea, I do NOT suggest a Cinnamon Fast!!
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I am so excited abou taking the cinnamon! I will start tomorrow! I will let you all know how it works for me! Maybe we should create a seperate thread for cinnamon users stats and leave this thread for questions?
SOunds like a good idea.
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I am so excited abou taking the cinnamon! I will start tomorrow! I will let you all know how it works for me! Maybe we should create a seperate thread for cinnamon users stats and leave this thread for questions?
I will go start a stats thread now!
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