In my "normal" days, I eat between 1200-1500 calories. I have been keeping it to the lower 1200 calories this week and not doing any extra exercise. With the cinnamon and honey drink right before bed and first thing when I get up in the morning, I have lost 6 pounds in 4 days.
A side effect of cinnamon is that it warms you up on the inside. I live in Minnesota and we are in a cold spell. I can't say that I've noticed it but a friend that is having hot flashes said that it is increasing her hot flashes. Keep that in mind if you choose to try this.
One change that I have made is that I've been having a more substantial breakfast. I've been eating oatmeal and fruit with cinnamon of course. For most of the week it has been blueberries. But today I am going to eat a banana on the side instead.