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When it comes to weight loss, there is only one true way to accomplish your goal: persistence.
You need to stay focused and to be patient. When it comes to tactics or habits, healthy eating plan and exercising are only true ways to lose extra pounds. We already talked about common misconceptions about losing weight, but now we are going to dig deeper into home remedies that can be of huge help for those who are trying to both change their bad eating habits and lose weight.
Most of the time we are not aware of the immense benefits of natural home remedies. These remedies are great addition to healthy eating and exercising.
#1 Ginger and Green Tea
Science has identified three main components in green tea that help manage weight – caffeine, theanine and catechins. To boost your system and speed up some of the process in the body (metabolism), there is caffeine, to lower the absorption of lipids (fats), there are antioxidants catechins, and to be happy and relaxed, there is theanine, an amino acid that promotes the release of dopamine. Ginger, on the other hand, improves digestions, boost metabolism and control the stress-inducing hormone.
Place a teaspoon of ground ginger or ½ inch of fresh ginger root and a teaspoon of green tea in a strainer and cover with 8 ounces of boiling water. Leave it for only 3-4 minutes; if you leave it too long, it will be bitter. You can add a little raw honey to sweeten it, however, avoid milk or sugar at all costs. Drink a cup on an empty stomach every day.
#2 Peppermint and Dandelion Tea
This is a refreshing drink, which key benefit is to improve liver health. Liver, as you know, plays a key role in detoxifying your body, and in many metabolism processes in the body, such as breaking down the fat and turning it into energy. The liver helps keep your blood sugar steady, therefore energizing the organism and regulating appetite. Dandelion is a great herb that protects the liver from damage, and together with peppermint, these remedies stimulate the production of bile in the liver, help with digestion and absorption of essential nutrients.
Pour a cup of hot water over one teaspoon of dried dandelion leaves and one teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves, steep the mixture, and leave it covered for 5-10 minutes. Strain the mixture, add lemon to taste, and drink it daily. You can also make a tea from fresh dandelion and peppermint.
#3 Lemon Juice and Black Pepper
Lemon juice helps with digestion and black pepper helps with reducing fat levels in the blood enhancing the absorption of essential nutrient from the food. The compound called piperine is responsible for decreasing the levels of fat. Both ingredients are also excellent for immune system.
To create this powerful drink you will need juice of half a lemon and several sprinkles of fresh ground black pepper. Mix it together with water and drink once a day after a meal.
#4 Cinnamon Tea
Cinnamon is a powerful spice that primarily helps with blood sugar levels and diabetes. It’s known as a spice that helps with headaches and migraines as well. When it comes to weight loss, by controlling blood sugar level, cinnamon has a direct impact on weight loss, because with balanced blood sugar level, we have optimum appetite and we use more energy (fat).
Use a mug, place one teaspoon of ground cinnamon and one cinnamon stick and cover with 8 ounces of boiling water. Steep it for 15 minutes, strain and drink 1-2 times a day.
Apples are loaded with fiber, which means they help curb the appetite. Apples can help regulate blood sugar level, thus regulate the appetite and energy. Pectin in apples lowers cholesterol. These fruits are low in sodium, which prevents excess water retention and water weight. Eat one or two apples a day, but leave the skin on because skin is rich in fiber.
#6 Rose Petal Water
Rose petals are mild diuretics that contribute to decreasing the amount of water in the circulatory system by increasing the levels of sodium. Losing weight this way isn’t permanent, however, rose petals water will help your body stay hydrated.
Put rose petals (handful of fresh or dried) in the pot and cover with distilled water (1-2 cups). Cover the pot and simmer about 15-20 minutes (until the petals lose most of their color). Strain the liquid and place in a refrigerator for up to 6 days. Drink ½ or one cup every morning on an empty stomach.
#7 Ginseng Tea
Ginseng (both American ginseng and Asian or Korean ginseng) is known as a powerful stimulant. Moreover, it helps fight fatigue and boost mental energy (alertness). The one way to use ginseng for weight loss is precisely as an energy booster.
Chop the root, measure out one teaspoon per cup of water, boil the water, pour over the ginseng and steep it for 5-10 minutes. Strain and add lemon or honey for taste. Drink it 1-2 times a day.
#8 Sage Tea
Daily stress is one of our biggest problems when it comes to weight loss – when we suffer from constant stress our body releases cortisol, a steroid hormone that affects blood sugar level, therefore affects the appetite. While there are those that lose weight under much stress, more people are prone to gaining weight due to emotional eating. Cortisol affects storing energy as fat. Sage is used in medicine to help with symptoms of digestive problems as well.
One way to fight stress is to use sage’s calming effect on both the body and mind. Pour boiling water over a handful of fresh sage or 2 teaspoons of dried sage, and steep for 4-5 minutes. Strain and add lemon to taste. Drink 1-2 times a day.
Do you know more home remedies for weight loss?
Johnston, S. (2012). 129 Natural Remedies For Weight Loss: Home Remedies Wisdom. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Maccaro, J (2005). Natural Health Remedies: An A-Z handbook with natural treatments. Siloam.
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Last article update: 4/16/2019