One of the main and yet avoidable cause of acquiring diseases, that is physical as well as mental is “extra weight”. Extra weight exerts the vital organs of your body like heart, kidneys, etc. But do not be disheartened as it can be easily eliminated with home remedies.
What is required is a little bit of patience and a truck load of persistence and you will get to see the smarter, slimmer and more confident version of yourself in the mirror. However, rule out the possibility of this extra weight being due to underlying medical causes like thyroid problems, pcod, diabetes, etc.
Home Remedies For Losing Weight
For loosing weight the intake of calories have to be less than the calories you expend or burn by way of your physical activities. You might have tried a lot of diets, supplements ,etc. , may be spent (read “wasted”) a lot of money and have yet not met with success . Don’t worry, try these home remedies with a positive attitude and determination and you will have an ideal weight.
This is something you can consume without worrying as it has zero calories. For an average person, eight glasses of water should be enough. But for an overweight person, 1 more glass of water for every 10 kilograms of excess weight of the ideal body weight is needed. As per climate and body activity it may vary. As it is not advisable to drink lots of water at a time you can spread the total amount of water to be taken over the entire day. Take care to avoid reaching the dehydrated state. Having the right amount of water helps prevent water retention which is the reason of extra weight in some people.
Mint leaves crushed or in the form of a chutney with every meal aid in digestion and break down fats. You can also have mint with tea but without sugar.
Bitter vegetables like bitter gourd metabolize fats and prevent them from accumulating in the body. They are low in calories and high in dietary fibers. Have it in the cooked form if you can’t stand the juices.
Cinnamon helps to control blood sugar levels in the body. It helps in the production of insulin and it can be had with food. An essential step in losing weight is keeping the blood sugar level in control. Cinnamon speeds up the metabolism to nullify the heat which it generates on consumption. In this way more calories are burned and you loose weight more quickly.
Cabbage is low in calories and high in useful roughage and a great antioxidant. It slows down the conversion of carbohydrates and sugar into fat, hence plays an important role in weight loss.
Curry leaves have weight reducing properties and help reduce fat deposits in the body. They can be had in the form of chutney or a handful of them can be ground and added to buttermilk. This can be safely sipped in between meals.
Cardamom burns the fat in the body by breaking down the nutrients and assimilating them. It boosts the metabolism of the body which is crucial in the weight loss process. It also regulates the doshas that is vatta, kapha and pitta.
Chillies help to accelerate the metabolic rate of the body and burn fat. The alkaloids present in capsaicin found in chillies stimulate and improve the functioning of the digestive system.
Grape fruit promotes weight loss due the fat burning enzymes present in it. These prevent the sugars and starch from accumulating in the body. So, consuming it regularly will bring you a host of good health.
Green gram or moong bean can be had in the sprouted form or as a dal. It is ideal for weight loss since it has vitamins, minerals, calcium, iron and potassium. It is a great source of protein and fiber, with very low fat content. While on a weight losing spree it gives you the required nutrients. Moong dal helps lower cholesterol, and control blood sugar levels in the body.
Millets and coarser food grains like jowar, ragi and bajra are a good substitute for rice and wheat as they are high in fiber. They give a full feeling for a longer duration and control cholesterol and melt fat.
Foods For Flushing the Toxins
Green leafy vegetables, fiber rich foods, fruits and fluids (without added sugar and extra calories) help to flush out the solid and liquid toxins from the body.
They facilitate a smooth bowel movements and help to eliminate undigested food and extra fluid waste. A toxin free body is and looks lighter, healthier and livelier.
Having meals at fixed time and at regular intervals leaves little scope for binging. Never skip meals or starve as you tend to overeat at the next meal and it does not help you to loose fat. Eating frequent meals of small portions helps to maintain blood sugar level balance. So instead of three meals of big portion size have six meals of smaller portion. That can give you a feeling of being full.
Good Quality Food And Balanced Diet
Fresh and clean organic vegetables, fruits, cereals, pulses, nuts which are packed with fibers, vitamins and antioxidants are what you should have. Lean meats and fish can also be included. Rice and other carbohydrates may be reduced.
Always substitute refined food with healthy food. Even oils with mono saturated fats should be used in moderation. Diet should be balanced avoiding excess of one kind of food, e.g. instead of having one type of food have a variety which includes carbohydrates , proteins, fats etc.
Things Which Should Be Always Avoided
Fad diets which may give you momentary weight loss benefits but are harmful in the long run are best avoided. Avoid transfat which increase abdominal fat and cause weight gain. As far as possible do not consume salty fried items and excess sugar.
Control Your Mind By Pacifying It
Control your mind by allowing it to have a treat once in a way. Note the quantity and frequency. Suddenly putting a complete stop to certain undesirable foods to which you were accustomed may give an avenue for relapses to occur. Mind plays an important role in helping you to loose weight so, gradually reduce those types of foods, your mind will accept the change easily.
Daily Exercise Routine
An hour of exercise per day keeps obesity away. If not an hour at a stretch, at least find ten to twenty minutes 6 to 3 times a day to make a total of I hour of exercise and fitness routine. If your health does not permit a proper workout then incorporate exercising into your routine through daily chores.
Do not forget to maintain a food diary and stock up healthy, filling and low calorie food items to avoid binging. So with a positive have attitude and a lifestyle change and following the tips mentioned above you can easily loose weight. So, what are you waiting for? Good luck and get set go!