This recipe is one that I've developed through personal trial and error. It was devised through prior research on the topic, and certain ingredients have been chosen based on folk-lore pertaining to the matter. The text below is pulled straight from my personal research journal, and has been tested by me on my quest to attain a healthy weight. However, it can also be consumed where weight loss is not the desired goal, simply to maintain good health, so long as it is used in conjunction with a healthy diet.
"I personally devised this potion from ingredients that I've worked with for several months (and this recipe may be modified in the future depending on predictive experimentation). This potion has been tested by me, and has shown promise, although refinement may be needed.
Note - Test with Ginseng Root in the future for potential added potency. It may also be possible to replace the green tea with freshly ground coffee for additional potency, although it should be expected that doing so may introduce a mild laxative side-effect.
2 cups - Water
1/2 Cinnamon Stick crushed
2 tsp - Honey
2 sprigs - Mint
2 bags - Green Tea
*Bring the water to a boil.
*Add the cinnamon first, leaving to steep for ~1 minute.
*Remove the water from the heat, adding the honey while the water is still near boiling.
*Add tea bags and mint at the same time, and continue to steep for ~5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
*Strain into a bottle for long-term storage and refrigerate.
*Imbibe ~1/2 cup in the morning at least 30 minutes before breakfast.
*Imbibe ~1/2 cup at night just before laying down for bed.
Notes: Only effective when used in conjunction with a restrictive and healthy diet. Tested using a diet where a good portion of caloric consumption came primarily from rice and lean, healthy meats such as chicken and fish. Sugars were heavily limited to those found to be within acceptable healthy bounds. When consumed in conjunction with a non-healthy diet, mild weight-gain was noted. However, maintaining an intake of healthy foods in proper portions should alleviate this effect.
*While consuming in conjunction with a calorie restrictive, healthy diet, ~5 lbs of weight loss occurred per week.
*While NOT consuming, but still on a calorie restrictive, healthy diet, ~3 lbs of weight loss occurred per week.
*While consuming in conjunction with an unrestricted, unhealthy diet, ~4 lbs of weight gain occurred per week.
*While NOT consuming, but still on an unrestricted, unhealthy diet, ~1 lb of weight gain occurred per week.
*While consuming in conjunction with an unrestricted, yet healthy diet, no weight loss or gain was noted, however, I felt much more energetic.
*While NOT consuming, but still on an unrestricted, yet healthy diet, no weight loss or gain was noted, however, I felt fairly lethargic for a majority of my time awake."
-From the personal research journal of Silvanus