Is this really the lazy way to lose weight?

I came across this post on Facebook today from The Natures Farmacy.  They say that if you mix raw honey, cinnamon and boiled water together, it will burn hundreds of calories and help you lose weight.
I do not generally believe these types of concoctions work as I have tried many over the years.  I am going to put this to the test and let you know if I notice or see any results.
2 tsp Honey
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Water
1) Use 1 part of cinnamon to 2 parts of raw honey. 1 tsp cinnamon to 2 tsp honey is recommended.
2) Boil 1 cup/8oz/237 ml of water.
3) Pour the boiling water on cinnamon. Cover it and let it steep until it is warm enough to drink.
4) Add honey when the water is cool/warm. 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 before going to bed. The other half should be covered and refrigerated and drink it in the morning. Do not re-heat it in the morning.
Do not add any flavors in this mixture. And this recipe only works if you drink it on empty stomach.
For more information about this recipe or to follow the Nature Farmacy, visit their Facebook page at
The recipe does not say how long to try this so I will begin by trying it for one week and see if I see any difference.
Will keep you posted!





Newmarket Hero Kelly Broome-Plumley

Kelly Broome-Plumley is a mother, a volunteer, a board director, works full-time with NewRoads and is a big advocate for many events and groups in our community.  She continually amazes me with what she can do!

Kelly is a Board of Director on the Newmarket Chamber Of Commerce, as well as a Director for the Women`s Centre of York Region.    Kelly is also a Snapd Newspaper photographer and writes an Athlete of the Month column as well as Hero Of the Month column.  She writes great stories about other people and it was time,  I felt she deserved it herself also.

Kelly believes in our community.  She believes that we can do wonderful things, when we work together.   She shows passion in everything she does.  Kelly wants our community to work together to make it fabulous for our families to live and grow.  She organizes events such as Girls Night Out to benefit the Women’s Centre of York Region, she has had an instrumental part in Help Portrait Newmarket and many other events happening in Newmarket.  Kelly has been a co-organizer of the Clearmeadow Public School Winter Palooza for the past two years and is also the Secretary of the School Council.

It is hard to keep up with Kelly, she is always on the go!   But as she has said about me, give a task to a busy person and it will get done!   I am proud to call Kelly my friend and look forward to working together on more projects.  Kelly is a great asset to the Newmarket community and is always striving to better the lives of its residents.

Kelly Broome-Plumley is a candidate for Ward 6 in the Newmarket municipal election in October, 2014!   To learn more about Kelly and her campaign, please visit her website at

Kelly Broome-Plumley



Egg Farmers of Canada help bring families together!

The EFO wants to bring families back to the table for the most important meal of the day and every day should start with some quality family time and a healthy breakfast made with Ontario eggs.

Looking for a more Canadian dish? Let your Canadian spirit shine through by preparing EFO’s spin on Eggs Benedict. This recipe features maple syrup and Montreal-smoked meat, two well-loved Canadian ingredients. Canadiana Eggs Benedict is quick and easy to make, so you won’t miss a moment of the action.

Canadiana Eggs Benedict

Canadiana Eggs Benedict

With the distinct flavour of Montreal smoked meat, this eggs benedict will be a breakfast or

brunch favourite you will love to enjoy at home.



Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cooking Time:

5 minutes


1 tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar

6 ozs (180 g) shaved Montreal smoked meat

4 eggs

2 English muffins, split and toasted

Maple Hollandaise Sauce:

¼ cup (60 mL) butter

2 eggs

¼ tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup

1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice

Garnish: pinch of smoked paprika (optional)


In a small skillet, warm smoked meat over medium heat until fragrant; keep warm.

Maple Hollandaise Sauce: Using a small pan, melt butter over low heat. In a small bowl, whisk

together 2 eggs, maple syrup and lemon juice until frothy. Slowly add egg mixture into melted

butter and whisk gently for about 6 minutes (or until sauce is thickened and coats the back of a

spoon) over low heat. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a large shallow saucepan filled halfway with water, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) white

vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat so water is simmering.

Crack each egg to be poached into a small bowl or ramekin to gently slip into simmering water.

Poach for about for 3 to 5 minutes or until white is set and yolk is cooked as desired.

Top English muffin halves with warmed smoked meat. Using a slotted spoon, remove poached

eggs from water and place on top of smoked meat. Spoon Maple Hollandaise sauce over top of

each egg. Sprinkle with smoked paprika, if desired.


Regular Hollandaise Sauce: Omit maple syrup and add 1 tbsp (15 mL) of water.

Peameal Bacon Eggs Benedict: Omit Montreal smoked meat and substitute 4 slices

cooked peameal bacon and top each English muffin half. Top with poached egg. Whisk

in 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard into the Hollandaise sauce to serve.


To thicken the hollandaise sauce, simply heat and stir for 1-2 minutes longer until the sauce

thickens to your desired consistency. Keep in mind that the maple flavour will decrease the

longer you cook the sauce, so add more to taste.


PROTEIN: 20 grams

FAT: 24 grams



FIBRE: 1 gram

SODIUM: 820 mg

Eggs are nature’s multivitamin and loaded with health benefits. It seems 2014 is destined to become the year of the egg, so why not have an “egg-tastic” protein packed meal to keep your energy levels high and your team spirit going all day long


Sometimes ,you need to step back and change your mindset!

My life recently took a turn. I had been working in the field I had always wanted to,  in the type of position I had always wanted.  But then things changed.    Sometimes, even when things seem on paper that it would be perfect, it isn’t and you need to re-evaluate your future goals.  Don’t be afraid to say that something isn’t right for you.  Don’t let stress eat away at you.  Make sure people treat you properly.  I continue to know where I thrive and what motivates me to work hard for a purpose.  Don’t ever let someone make you feel as if you are not valued because YOU are and make sure you are passionate in your cause.  Be yourself and do what you feel is best for you, and not someone else.

I recently left my job and I am extremely happy.  I am working on future possibilities and very excited about what will come.

Be true to you, know that you are AWESOME even if you have a bad day and do not EVER doubt yourself!

Work hard, love hard, and play hard!