Obesity is a burning concern nowadays. Almost 2.1 billion people from all over the world that are equal to the 30% of world’s population are either overweight or obese (These numbers are from 188 countries).
There are lots of pills, exercise, equipment and techniques are prevailing in the market for weight loss and home remedies are one of them.
There are lots of home remedies for weight loss out there but before heading over to the home remedies let’s take a sneak peak at the obesity problem in India.
India is also on the way of America and other developed countries. According to the latest survey, India is at the third position just behind the America and China who have most obese people.
A new study shows that women are a bit ahead of men in India. According to the British medical journal 2014, there was 9.8 million male and 20 million female are obese in India.
Back in 1975, India was at 19th positions in the global rank got a big boom and hit in the top ten list in 2014.
Ok, let’s talk about obesity and overweight,
What is obesity
Obesity can be defined as a situation people lost the control of their weight. Fats start accumulating excessively in their belly and other body parts that grow rapidly. It’s a negative sign for health and proper action should be taken to protect the obesity.
According to the WHO report for adults, BMI greater of equal to the 25 are considered overweight and more than that are considering as obesity. Here is screenshot from WHO-
According to 2014, almost 13% of world’s populations were either overweight or obsessed (15% male and 11% female). It’s been 3 years of these statistics and now in 2017, these statistics are changed.
We don’t know the exact percentage of he/she and we have to wait for the upcoming survey to figure out but certainly, these numbers will be increased.
Ok, before diving deeper into the stats let’s know about the causes and how to cure them.
People weight is determined by a number of calories he/she intake and energy burns. When people start taking more calories and burn half or less than that of them the rest half calories are stored in the form of fat and cause obesity.
The same is going on in the present time. There are varieties of foods available out there that was not ever been. People love to eat them frequently but because of their busy schedule and lifestyle have not enough time to spend in the gym and other activities to burn the calories.
There are several causes that lead to obesity. Let’s check one by one-
Causes of Obesity
It inherits from parents. Those people whose parents or one of them obese are most likely to suffer from obesity. It also affects leptin hormone that is responsible for obesity. Leptin is a hormone that originates in placenta fat cells.
It worked by signaling the brain to take less diet when the amount of the fat is too much. But whenever our body stops producing required leptin to control body weight, our brain stops getting a signal and we eat more that cause obesity.
There are several occasions when we eat more than required that leads to obesity. For example, fast, fried foods and sweets are rich in fat and cause obesity often.
It’s the biggest cause of obesity in modern days. People used to eat such foods than healthy foods. Availability of these foods makes people eat frequently. Teenagers and kids are more likely to stick of edacity and getting obese rampantly.
So, if you don’t want to get obese if you are not already, just leave it and focus on healthy foods.
“Fast foods are enjoyment and healthy foods are life. Let the sit away from you!”
If you are belonging from middle or upper-class family and there is no Race-rug in your life, not doing enough exercises to burn required energies definitely you will get obese.
Mostly, it gets to see in the urban areas, where most families are living up the poverty line and busy in their business, job etc.
When we do physical activities it may be exercise, yoga, jogging, cycling etc, our body burns energies and make our body muscular and mentally fit.
So, if you are obese, you should do physical activities to maintain the balance. You can see that, employees who are working in an office in front of a computer screen are most likely to get obese because they have to sit on a chair constantly at least 8 or more hours.
So, if you don’t want to be one of them do exercise regularly and participate in other physical activities too!
Above are the major causes of obesity, let’s talk about how to get rid of obesity.
Home Remedies for Weight Loss
Home remedies are great way for weight loss. It’s most trusted, easier, safer and Resultant way of weight loss. Let’s check out one b one-
1- Drink Green Tea
An easier and safe way for losing weight naturally. It’s a kind of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves contains Caffeine that increases the metabolic rate and helps to eliminate extra fats from the body parts.
Drinking green tea has also a possibility (in case it get fails to cut the fat) to decrease the one’s appetite so that people start eating less and in results, the obesity rate gets slow down.
Initially, it originates in china and thereafter spreads many countries of Asia. Now, it’s easily accessible from all over the world. In India, you can buy from market or order from online stores.
The positive thing with green tea is, you don’t have waste hours like exercise and other physical activities. Just a few abstinences and consciousness are enough to eliminate kilos from your body.
Drinking four or more glasses of green tea on daily basis would be the great diet to start with.
Drink Lemon Water
Before digging deeper into how lemon water is helpful for weight loss, let’s talk a little about what lemon water is.
Simply, it’s a mix of lemon juice and water. It served hot and cold all depend on one’s preferences.
As you all aware of water’s benefits, drinking water has a great impact on weight loss. It boosts a number of calories you burn.
It says that drinking water before the food could reduce one’s appetite. And it seems true but only in mid-age and teenagers. It’s not true for kids and older people.
Drinking lemon water is superior home remedies to kill the obesity. It contains substances that are responsible for healthy digestion of meals we eat and picks nutrients that eliminate fats. It also kills the toxins that are responsible for slow metabolism rate.
According to a study published in Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition depicts that polyphenol antioxidants found in lemons that exclusively eliminate fats caused by a diet rich in fat in mice.
Another benefit of lemon is it’s a rich source of vitamin-C and improves the quality of skins.
How to prepare lemon water
- 1- Wringing out juice of a lemon in a glass of water, add one teaspoon of honey and one and a half teaspoon of black peeper power and shake it.
- 2- Drink it twice in a day.
- 3- Continue it at least 3 months to see the significant impact on weight loss.
If you don’t want to add other ingredients, you can simply wring out lemon juice in a glass of water and drink it.
Drink Fennel Seed Water
It’s a leading Indian home remedy for weight loss. This beverage is just a mix of water infused with fennel seeds. It may be through soaking it overnight in cool water or immersing them into hot water.
When it comes to weight loss, Fennel seed has a slight impact on weight loss. Fennel seeds are loaded with several nutrients that are responsible for managing metabolism rate and have other health benefits too.
The best thing is fennel seeds are easily available in India and the cool fact is it leaves a sweet freshness in your mouth.
There are two ways you can prepare fennel seed water.
- Soaking it overnight in cool water: it’s most preferred method because of its simplicity. You only have to take 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds and a litter of water. Put the seeds into the water and forget for till the next morning.
Initially, seeds will be swim but till the morning they will be drowned in the water. Filter out the seeds from the water and drink it as per your ease.
- Boiling the seeds into hot water: another method to prepare fennel seed water. Take a litter of water and put the 2 tablespoons of seeds into it. Boil it until the water starts bubbling. Take off the kettle and allow it to cool to normal temperature. Filter the out the seeds and now your fennel seed water is ready. Drink it throughout the day.
Have you heard about aloe Vera? If so, you know how much Aloe Vera is useful for enhancing the one’s beauty.
But, did you ever heard about Aloe Vera have a weight loss benefit too? Yes, it also has a significant impact on weight loss.
It loaded with natural anti-oxidants that cut down the extra fats in the body (Free radicals are caused by pesticides, alcohol, tobacco smoke, fried foods, and pollutant air and could harm living cells and tissues). It also increases the metabolism rate and decreases the BMI by shifting carbohydrate and fat into energy.
It also emphasizes the creation of collagen (it’s a kind of protein in our body that boosts muscle development). It stimulates our body to exceedingly spend energy to digest the protein, collagen, and energy consumption assists you to cut some extra kilos from your body.
How Does Aloe Vera Aid in Weight Loss
There are several ways Aloe Vera could Aid in weight loss. Let’s check one by one-
Aloe Vera & Fruit Juice: Find the Aloe Vera leaf, turn out the gel from it and mix it with your choice of fruit juice and drink it.
Aloe Vera Juice with Lemon: Get the leaf of Aloe Vera, water, and a lemon. Get out of Aloe Vera gel and lemon juice and mix them with a glass of water, a sweetener of your choice and drink after shaking 2 to 3 minutes.
Aloe Vera & Honey: Another way to use Aloe Vera gel for weight loss. Take a tablespoon of honey and melt it with gel. Shake nicely and drink it.
Rather than squeeze out the gel, you can directly purchase Aloe Vera capsule from market and use as per recommend by the doctors.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It’s a kind of liquid solution made from cider or apple after a step by step process and adding some other elements. Here is how it looks like.
Apple Cider Vinegar helps you to lose weight by lowering the blood sugar and insulin levels. Yes, it makes sense because after taking it people feel fullness and eat 200 to 275 fewer calories in the rest hours. It also helps to digest the foods and kill bacteria’s to make us healthy.
It has been proven in several studies that Vinegar boosts one’s satiety and actually helps to weight loose. But, it does not mean adding or eliminating a single ingredients or food has a big impact o weight loss. To do that, you have to create a diet chart and list those foods that help to weight loss, choose exercises that actually lose weight and eliminate junk foods and other activities that lead to obesity.
At the end, it seems that Apple Cider Vinegar has a slight impact on weight loss. 1 to 2 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar will enough to start with.
Yoga Exercise for Weight loss
Yoga exercises are a great way for weight loss. There are lots of yoga exercises in trend, select those that help to weight loss and go on at least 2 to 3 months to see the significant impact on your weight. You can also give a try to Baba Ramdev yoga for weight loss. He has told us about several yoga exercises to do to be healthy and fit like him.
So, just pick your notepad and pen and note down yoga exercises that help to lose weight and follow them regularly to see the significant impact. The warrior pose or Veerabhadrasana, Surya Namaskar, Upward plank or Purvottanasana, The boat pose and Triangular pose or Trikonasana are the best yoga exercises for weight loss to start with.
Tomato for Weight Loss
Vegetables are always a great source of nutrients and vitamins, but have you heard about tomato could help you to lose weight?
Yes, you read it right. It reduces inflammation and water retention in the human body and also moves backward the leptin (it’s a kind of protein that helps to regulate the metabolism rate and appetite) resistance that helps to weight loss.
So, if you are planning for weight loss and creating a diet chart, give it a room too. It’s a great home remedy for weight loss.
You can use it many different ways as per your ease, for example, raw, processed or tomato juice.
Cabbage is a good idea to include in your diet if you want to boost your weight loss process. You can take it in both manners, as cooked or as a salad. This vegetable has the properties that other don’t. Cabbage is rich in water and fiber which gives the body its working energy but low in calories. It contains vitamin C but prevents the sugar and carbohydrates from turning into fat. Thus, the cabbage provides a good option to have your meal without risking your weight loss commitment.
Honey and Cinnamon
You know what honey is. Cinnamon might be a new name for some so for their knowledge, it is used to make tea. Cinnamon is found to be highly useful in eliminating stored fat and thus it is on our list. It fights with insulin resistance which results in the reduction of overeating habit and treats oxidative stress connected with metabolic syndrome.
What benefits you can get from taking these foods. These will detoxify your body, increase your energy levels and boosts metabolic rate which is important for weight loss.
The method of taking the Cinnamon honey tea is very easy.
Pour a cup of hot water on cinnamon powder or stick and leave it for half an hour.
Then add one teaspoon of natural honey in it.
Filter it and drink half of the mixture in the morning before breakfast, and the rest of it in the night before going to bed.
Ginseng is a kind of herb which has multiple benefits on the body. It is even recommended for cancer patients to get rid of fatigue caused by chemotherapy. Ginseng is a type of fleshy roots in anyone of 11 perennial plants that belongs to genus Panax. There are many types of ginseng found in the market but the most beneficial and authentic are American Ginseng and Asian Ginseng.
Ginseng not only works to improve the sluggish metabolism but also works to boost energy and increase mental alertness. This herb works even when the user does not go for much physical activity and exercises.
How to use Ginseng?
Take one teaspoon of chopped American or Asian ginseng and steep it in boiled water for 5-10 minutes. Then strain the mixture, and add lemon or honey as per your taste and drink it 2 times daily.
Just drink more water
It is very important and very helpful if you want to lose weight fast. The water gives you working energy, refreshment, removes bad elements from blood, and regulates metabolism. Drinking extra water daily helps burn calories faster and prevents the body from burning extra fat storage. Also, it helps in other ways to body to work actively which includes the usage of stored body energy.
If you are serious about losing weight then start using coconut oil from today. The coconut oil is a very good fat resource but it does not add any amount to the body. The fat obtained from the coconut oil can be used only as a body energy source. It is because the coconut oil provides MCT fat which is medium chain triglycerides. It helps to use energy more efficiently.
So instead of using other oils and fatty substances, use coconut oil to make the food. Besides you can also take one teaspoon of oil every day for better weight losing approach.
Take food slowly and regularly
It is of utmost importance if you are a fast finisher at the table. It is directly related to your body functionality. Just by keeping an eye on your food intake speed, you can change the way your body reacts to the food.
To clear this point, try to understand the simple process. When you are hungry and you start eating food swiftly, you eat much greater amount than usual. It is obvious. But if you control your senses after two or three bites and take your food a bit slowly after proper chewing, then the amount of food intake becomes smaller but still, you will feel satisfied.
Inside the body, when you take food swiftly, the metabolism suddenly starts working slowly due to excess pressure which in turn triggers the slow body activity. This is also the reason why after taking heavy food, people start feeling sleepy. Thus, slow metabolism invites the fat storage and clogging which is not good in any way for weight losing enthusiast.
If you want to lose weight then eat slowly, your hunger will be satisfied and also you will get the proper energy. Just the excess amount of food will not be stored in your body.
Overweight and obesity are major problem of modern teenagers nowadays. It’s not only demolish one’s appearance and personality but also impact on performance and overall health too!
Being an overweight or obese is a feel like being a handicap where you want to do many things but you cannot.
Well the positive thing is, it’s not forever. You can overcome on overweight or obesity. It’s only needed right approach, consistency and will power to tackle the problem.
In this post, we have mentioned 13 home remedies for weigh loss. You can select as per your ease that fit in your weight loss program and continue at least 2 to 3 months to see the significant results.
Do we have missed something?
What is your secret for weight loss?