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Cinnamon Pear Infused Water

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When you are dieting on Plan Z, one of the things we recommend is that you increase your water consumption. People on Plan Z who drink 100 to 125 ounces of water per day lose 30 percent more than those who drink less than 70 ounces. Studies show that when your body unlocks the stingy fat, that it needs a ready vehicle to flush it out of your system. That’s where the water comes in. But, if you're used to drinking soda and beverages with lots of flavor, switching to water can be quite an adjustments. Here are some ways to jazz it up...

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Cinnamon Pear Infused Water

I discovered cinnamon water in Costa Rica. I came back to my room after dinner one night and there was a pitcher of water by my bedside. But instead of it being flavored with the usual lemon slices, it was flavored with cinnamon.

Cinnamon water has a flavor reminiscent of a snicker-doodle or an oatmeal cinnamon cookie. Try adding pear slices -- it makes a wonderful summer treat.

Servings: Serves 1



a cinnamon stick
a pear, freshly sliced


Cut about a one-inch long piece of cinnamon stick. Then cut that piece again the long way.

Put the cinnamon pieces and pear into a pitcher and pour up to 30 ounces of water over. As the cinnamon steeps, it will pick up the flavor of the cinnamon and give you cinnamon water. Beats iced tea for me! When you finish the 30 ounces, just pour more ice and water over and the process will begin again.

You can even take the cinnamon out and let it dry for reuse.





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