Home Remedies for Weight Loss
Weight loss is only possible by regular exercise and healthy diet. You may wonder then why write a list of remedies. These remedies will actually help you reach your weight loss goal. Following natural home remedies along with a regular exercise routine and diet can speed up weight loss. There are many causes or some other ailments, which contribute to an increase in weight. Therefore, here are few home remedies, which also help treat those factors that lead to weight gain.
Green tea has been a great remedy aiding in weight loss but more research is to be done to show how it works. Few studies have come to a thesis reporting that green tea helps in managing weight due to the presence of three compounds i.e. CATECHINS, CAFFEINE as well as THEANINE.
- CATECHINS are strong anti-oxidant flavonoids that are helpful in absorption of lipids or fats from intestinal tract.
- Caffeine can boost up your body’s metabolism thereby contributing to weight loss.
- THEANINE amino acid is helpful in the release of dopamine, a hormone that keeps you relaxed and happy.
Add little ginger to your green tea to improve your digestion thereby fastening up your metabolism activity.
How to prepare
Add one green tea bag (readily available) in a pan of one-cup boiling water. Later add a pinch of ginger paste to it and let it boil for 3-4 minutes. Do not add sugar or milk. Just add little honey to sweeten this beverage.
Lemon juice helps in improving digestion as well as detoxification. Good metabolism contributes to weight loss, as your body needs enough energy to burn calories. It helps flush out toxins from your body thereby speed up this process and lemon juice works effectively.
How to use it
- Add three spoons of lemon juice to one spoon of honey and a pinch of black pepper powder in a glass of water.
- Prepare this solution and drink it early in the morning.
Blood sugar levels in your body have great impact on your weight. If your blood sugar levels are balanced, you will be eating in right quantities and the fat in your body will be burnt effectively. Drinking cinnamon tea regularly will keep your blood sugar levels balanced.
How to prepare it
- Add a tbsp. of grounded cinnamon powder to a cup of water and let it boil.
- Strain the decoction after few minutes and add little honey when warm. You can also use it without honey, which would be more beneficial.
- Drink this cinnamon tea twice a day to see great weight loss results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw, pure and unfiltered apple cider vinegar aids in weight loss. However, research studies are yet to be done but preliminary research studies have stated that apple cider vinegar helps in weight loss. It helps in breaking lipids or fats thereby preventing the accumulation of fats.
How to use
- Add two teaspoons of pure, unfiltered or raw ACV in a glass of water.
- Consume it early in the morning or before having your meals.
However, the intake of apple cider vinegar should be limited to two teaspoons only as it might reduce the levels of potassium in blood thereby lowering bone density.
How to use cayenne
You can prepare cayenne pepper tea by adding cayenne pepper powder to water and allow it to boil. Strain it and drink it warm.
You can also use cayenne pepper and other spices such as ginger while cooking your food.
Probiotics in yogurt work as magic for your digestive track and even maintain healthy balance of the gut flora that is responsible for the process of digestion. It also helps in breaking down lipids. When your body’s digestive system is working efficiently, there will be no stock of excess fat. You can add little honey to sweeten it. It is better to use only low-fat or plain yogurt.
You can add fresh fruits to it along with little honey and nuts to make your snack crunchy and tasty.
Bottle gourd juice
Bottle gourd has high fiber content loaded in it and hence it creates a feeling of fullness thereby curbing appetite. It is filled with water content as well as lots of nutrients. However, you should not only just have bottle gourd juice and keep yourself starved. Your body needs good amounts of nutrients and vitamins. Hence, you need to have a nice balanced diet, however, bottle gourd juice is a good option to avoid potential snacking sprees and resist cravings.
“An apple a day keeps doctor at bay” is an old saying. Yes! An apple a day keeps weight gain at bay. Apple has good amounts of nutrients helpful in weight loss. It is packed with fiber in it and helps curb your appetite and cravings thereby giving you a sensation of fullness. This wonderful fruit also helps control blood sugar levels thereby regulating your appetite and energy levels. Pectin in apples can help cut down cholesterol and also helps in regulating blood sugar levels by slowing down the absorption of carbs. In addition, apples are low sodium food, which helps in preventing excess water retention as well as water weight.
Asparagus is yet another food that is loaded with fiber that helps in curbing appetite. It also contains good vitamins, which can help in metabolizing blood glucose and hence regulating blood sugar. If you are feeling puffy or bloated, try having asparagus, which can reduce bloating. You can steam it and have in your salads or along with other veggies.
Flax seeds are known since many years for treating digestive ailments. It also helps in weight loss. Flaxseeds are good in fiber content and mucilage, which help in lowering cholesterol. Few studies also reveal that flaxseeds help in lowering blood sugar levels. It helps in regulating bowel movements and promoting healthy gut bacteria thereby helping you in managing weight. Eat grounded flaxseeds or add them to your salads instead having the whole flaxseeds.
All these natural home remedies have shown great results. Besides following these remedies, you also need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a good diet to see effective results in shedding your weight.