Weight loss

Home Remedies for Losing Weight

  • Increase the quantity of fruits and vegetables and low calorie foods.
  • Avoid intake of too much salt as it may be a factor for increasing body weight.
  • Milk products like cheese, butter etc. and non-vegetarian foods should be avoided as they are rich in fat.
  • Mint is very beneficial in losing weight. A chutney of green mint with some simple spices can be taken with meals. Mint tea also helps.
  • Spices like dry ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. are good for loosing weight and can be used in a number of ways.
  • Regular intake of carrot juice.
  • Avoid rice and potato, which contain a lot of carbohydrates. Among cereals wheat is good.
  • Vegetables like bitter gourd (Karela), and bitter variety of drumstick are useful in loosing weight.
  • Honey is an excellent home remedy for obesity. It mobilizes the extra deposited fat in the body allowing it to be utilized as energy for normal functions.
    Dosage: One should start with small quantity of about 10 grams or a tablespoon, taken with hot water early in the morning. A teaspoonful of fresh lemon juice may also be added.
  • Fasting on honey and lime- juice is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity without the loss of energy and appetite. For this, mix one teaspoon of fresh honey with the juice of half a lime in a glass of lukewarm water.
    Dosage: Take several times a day at regular intervals.
  • Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.
  • Exercise is an important part of any weight reduction plan. It helps to use up calories stored in body as fat.
  • Walking is the best exercise to begin with and may be followed by running, swimming or rowing.
  • The gum of Commiphora Mukul called ‘guggulu’ is the drug of choice for the treatment of obesity.

 

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