Friday, March 21, 2014

Obesity - Natural home remedies

            Obesity is the condition in which a person is overweight and has a high degree of body fat. Obesity is measured by the Body Mass Index of a person (BMI). BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms with your height in meters squared.  A person with BMI 25-29 is considered as overweight and the person with a BMI between 30 and 40 are considered as obese. Obesity can lead to various life threatening diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, some varieties of cancer, stroke etc. obesity can occur in people of all ages.

 Consumption of more calories and sedentary lifestyle are the major cause for obesity. It is possible to control obesity or get rid of obesity using various home remedies and lifestyle changes. Heredity also plays an important role in the development of obesity. Though many weight loss treatments are available in the market to get rid of obesity, they are not effective and are not a safe method. Try the following home remedies to get rid of obesity.
Natural home remedy

Honey and Lemon juice: Take 1 glass of warm water. Add 1 tsp of honey.  Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix well. Drink in the morning on an empty stomach.

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

Lemon juice, Black pepper and Honey: Take 1 cup of water. Add 3 tsp of lemon juice. Add a pinch of powdered black pepper. Add 1 tsp of honey. Mix well. Drink 2 times everyday for 1-2 months.

Vinegar Water: Take a bottle of water and add a teaspoon of vinegar to it. Keep it in fridge. Take a few sips a day. This will show a good result.

Spices: Spices like ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. are good for losing weight. Drink ginger tea 2-3 times a day. It is also a good remedy for obesity.

Stop nibbling: Stop nibbling between meals. Train yourself to have less food. You will enjoy living on a reduced diet. Instead of eating only 2 meals during the day like lunch & dinner, try to eat 4-5 more small meals spaced 2-3 hours apart during the day. This helps to increase the metabolic rate of the body.

Lime juice and hot water: Two teaspoon of lime juice added to water also helps in losing weight. Have it frequently. Drink a glass of boiled water daily after every meal. It will also help you in naturally curing obesity.

Triphala powder: Take 2 tbsp of triphala powder, a commonly available ayurvedic herb. Mix it in 500 ml water. Heat for 5 min. Strain the liquid. You may add honey to taste. Drink this 2 times everyday.

Whole grains: Taking whole grains like ragi can be helpful in decreasing the constant desire to eat, thus, reducing the daily calorie intake. It has a low glycemic index and can help to suppress appetite.

Ginger root: 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.
Finger millet: Finger millet is an ideal food for the obese, because its digestion is slow and due to this, the carbohydrates take a longer time to get absorbed.
Green mint: Chutney of green mint with some simple spices can be taken with meals. Mint tea also helps. Mint is very helpful in losing weight.
Don’t skip breakfast: 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.
Physical exercise: To prevent obesity, there is no better option than physical exercise. Brisk walking is the best exercise to begin with. As soon as you wake up in the morning, workout for at least 30mins to an hour. Burn up unwanted calories by putting large leg muscles to work.

Foods to Avoid: When it comes to lose weight, one should have a clear knowledge of what to eat and what to avoid. Eat salads, vegetables and fruits that have natural benefits to body, e.g., wheat, barley, maize and sorghum should be included in your diet in heavy quantities. Consuming salads that contain a lot of tomatoes and mint leaves and especially cabbage, which is known to be one of the most naturally beneficial vegetables, should be included in diet if you want to loose weight as soon as possible. It is very important to avoid foods that are rich in carbohydrates such as rice and potatoes as well as avoiding sweets and candy. Also to avoid eating anything that contains high caloric chocolates and refined flour.

Change Exercise Routines: Generally occur after losing weight so do not get disturbed or discouraged by them. Start again by increasing your exercise routine. After some time, our body gets used to same exercises. 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.


• Eat 2 ripe tomatoes first thing in the morning
• Have a bowl of cabbage once everyday. Cabbage contains tartaric acid, which restricts the 
   conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist.  Refer to the terms of use.

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