Top 20 Natural home remedies for treating obesity

 

Today’s speedy lifestyle, lack of time, junk food habits, technological advances, lack of physical exercises ~ has contributed to a large extent for the problem of obesity. It is a very serious concern and it gives birth to many other serious health problems. If you have proper knowledge you can successfully reduce your weight at home easily with effective home remedies listed below. But first let us understand it properly.   

What is obesity?


Obesity or overweight is a condition characterized by excessive deposition or storage of fat in adipose tissues. A person is said to be obese if he has excessive body weight for a given height and gender. It is associated with increased cell size and number. According to the National Institute of Health, being overweight and obese is the second leading cause of preventable death in the US. Approximately 400 thousand people die each year alone in us due to obesity related major risk factors and chronic disease.

Obesity is the latest known epidemic in the United States of America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third or 33.8 % of the American population is obese. According to the United Health Group report published in 2010, obesity related direct expenditures are expected to constitute a whopping 21% of the nation’s direct health care spending by the year 2018.

What are the causes of obesity?

The fundamental cause of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. Globally, there has been, an increased intake of energy-dense foods( fast food, soft drinks and other food and beverages laden with high fructose corn syrup.) that are high in fat, salt and sugars but low in vitamins, minerals and other micro-nutrients; and a decrease in physical activity due to the increasingly sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation, and increasing urbanization.

Some other common causes include
Unhealthy Lifestyle
Excess calorie intake
Quality of diet (too much of fatty foods)
Spacing of meals (eating very often)
Hormones
Metabolism
Genetic factors

Natural Home remedies for obesity

Tackling obesity is not too tough. You don’t need to subscribe to expensive treatments to reduce obesity or to be completely cured. There are simple home remedies which can give you an absolute cure from obesity. Find more about them below.

1) First thing in the morning have one glass of warm water with juice of half a lime and 1 tsp honey, or take 3 tsps lime juice with 1/2 tsp pepper powder and some honey in 1 cup water. Drink this for 3 -4 months.

2) Green Tea is an expert when it comes to weight loss. It has to be used continuously for visible results without dieting or weight loss pills. Just add one to three cups of green tea to your daily routine and you will see the results in just a few days. For better and faster weight loss results, add two to three pieces of ginger, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves to your daily green tea. Consume this species filled tea for two to three times a day to see effective results in a month.

3) Add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of lemon juice for every cup of water. The water will keep you hydrated while the apple cider vinegar will boost your metabolism. Lemon juice makes the vinegar taste a little more bearable. You can also prepare it for day at once.

4) Fennel is one of the very popular ancient home remedies to reduce appetite. Boil about 6 to 8 fennel seeds in a cup of water for a few minutes. Remove the seeds from the water and drink this plain water everyday in the morning on empty stomach to reduce your urge to eat.

5) If you switch to hot water instead of cold water, you tend to lose weight much more easily. Hot water eliminates all the fats from vessels that cold water cannot. After your meals, drink (bearable) hot water to lose weight. Make sure to keep at least 30 minutes gap between meal and water. Do not drink water immediately after eating.

6) The golden rule of weight loss is never to skip breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day and helps to provide a steady stream of energy all through the day. This, in turn, prevents unhealthy snacking.

7) Learn about healthy eating habits that can help you reduce weight. To deal with obesity, try to change your lifestyle. Drink a lot of water throughout the day. Increase fruits intake such as papaya, pineapple and apples as they contain a lot of beneficial vitamins and minerals that our bodies require and avoid fruits like banana that provide fats to your body.

8) Train yourself to have less food. Do not over-eat. Spread food throughout the day to meet energy needs. Make breakfast the largest and dinner the smallest. Never skip meals to lose weight. Don’t eat in front of the TV.  Also, don’t eat while you lay down.

9) Exercise regularly as physical activity is very essential in your quest to weight loss, Try changing routines and timings for a particular exercise so that the body doesn't get used to it and also avoid boredom. Exercise regularly, select varied exercises that you enjoy and those that fit your personality and your work schedule.

10)  Chew a thin slice of fresh ginger root a few minutes before meals. Or grate a little ginger, mix with some lemon juice and salt, and eat a pinch or two. you can also drink ginger tea to lose weight.

11) Try to eat 10-12 fully grown curry leaves every morning for 3 to 4 months. It may prove beneficial for losing weight.

12) Make a mixture of 1/4th teaspoon powdered black pepper, 3 teaspoon lime juice and 1 teaspoon honey in a cup of water. Drinking this for 3-4 months can help in losing weight.

13) Getting more monounsaturated fats into your diet can help keep your cholesterol under control and may help you shed pounds. Because it's mostly monounsaturated fat, olive oil is a much healthier choice than, say, butter.

14) Dandelion is a very nutritious herb. It contains substantial levels of vitamins A, C, D, and B complex and iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, chlorine, calcium, boron and silicon, all in one place. The bitter principle of dandelion stimulates digestion, including the secretion of salivary and gastric juices.

15) Cucumber is one of the popular and effective remedies to lose weight; it contains 90% water and about 13 calories. It has strong antioxidant vitamin A, C and E which will remove toxins from your body. Cucumber is very effective to cut hard stagnated fats.

16) Raw onions have the property to break down stagnated fats. It activates the metabolism and helps to lose weight. So it is suggested that, have some raw onion with your meals.

17) Take one glass of carrot juice every day before breakfast; it will help you to lose weight. You can also have raw carrots in salad. It is very rich in fibers and helps you to keep your stomach clear and healthy. It is also very rich source of vitamins.

18) Never go to the bed soon after having meals. Try for a little walk every time after having meals.

19) Try to avoid sugar in all cases even in tea also and avoid processed food because it contains lot of fats.

20) Before sleeping, you can drink a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar. This will burn your body fats while you are asleep.

Why Home Remedies for Obesity should be tried?

There are medications to treat obesity in the market. They are partially effective in addressing the issue and have unavoidable side effects. This further complicates the health status of obese people. Taking supplements and diets can decrease the metabolic prowess of the body and can result in weight gain on discontinuation of the said diet or supplements. It is for these reasons we should opt for natural ways to deal with obesity.

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