When you consume more food without burning excess calories in your body that makes you obese. Obesity is a very major problem nowadays. Today everyone wants to be slim, fit and beautiful. Obesity causes many serious diseases like high cholesterol level, hormonal imbalance, infertility, joint pain, asthma, skin disease and heart blockage. So we bring the most effective Indian home remedies to lose weight fast.
Causes of Obesity
- Lack of Exercise
- Junk Food
- Hormonal Imbalance (Hypothyroidism, PCOD)
- Drinking Excessive Alcohol
- Carbohydrate-Rich Diet
- Certain Medicines (Antidepressants)
- High Intake of Sugar
- Lack of Sleep
Diagnosis of Obesity
It can be diagnosed by BMI (Body Mass Index). When your weight in Kilogram is divided by your height in metres, it gives your BMI of the body. If your BMI is between 18.5 to 25 than it is normal and if it is higher than you are overweight.
Symptoms of Obesity
- Large Body Structure
- Excess Fat on Abdomen
- Excessive Sweating
- Excessive Snoring
- Joint and Back Pain
- Early Onset of Puberty
- Difficulty in Sleeping
- Fat Deposition in Chest Region in Men
- Fat Deposition in Upper Arms and Thighs
- Difficulty to do Physical Activity
Top Indian Home Remedies to Lose Weight Fast
It helps to digest the food by increase pH level in the stomach and remove the undigested parts of food from the body. Ginger helps to increase the metabolic rate and hence burns the extra calories and lower cholesterol level.
Take 1-2 inches of ginger, add one tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey in 4 cups of water.
Drink 2 – 3 cups empty stomach every day.
Lemon has vitamin C but its outer layer has more vitamin C than the inner part. So peel 5 lemons and add one litre of water in a jug. Drink this water in a whole day for one month daily.
It contains pectin which causes less absorption of sugar in the body.
Fennel seeds are rich in fibre which causes less appetite and feeling fuller. It also purifies blood and built strong immunity. It is also a mouth freshener and increases metabolism in the body.
Put some fennel seeds in water and boil till it becomes 1/4th and then drink it daily.
It relieves constipation and hence increases metabolic rate, release toxins from the body. It has antioxidant properties. It burns calories, prevents from heart blocks and kidney problems. It also acts as a blood purifier.
Take 4-5 spoons of gomutra and add hot water into it and drink daily for weight loss.
It has tartaric acid that does not allow sugar and carbohydrate to convert into fat in your body. It is also very rich in fibre, vitamin C and potassium. Either cook or eat raw in form of salad but try to eat cabbage at least once in a day.
It is the combination of 3 herbs which are Amalaki, Haritaki and Bibhitaki.
- Amalaki/Amla : It is a natural antioxidant and maintains blood sugar level.
- Haritaki: It is a natural cleanser. It removes all toxins from your body.
- Bibhitaki: It reduces deposition of fat in your body.
To lose weight take one teaspoon powder with warm milk or water at bedtime daily.
It is also known as Isabgol husk. It is the healthy source of fibre which helps to reduce appetite and makes healthy digestion. The psyllium husk increases the fullness sensation. It can reduce the high cholesterol level. Pregnant women and children should not take psyllium husk.
It is loaded with many antioxidants like catechins that can help lower absorption of fat. Take one teaspoon of green tea in 8 ounces of water
Boil the tea in water for 5 minutes and add honey for better taste but do not add sugar/milk in it. Drink it 1 – 2 cups daily on empty stomach.
Include black pepper in your diet. It has a chemical compound called piperine which reduces fat levels in blood and increase absorption of nutrients from food. Consume little black pepper powder in your food daily.
Asparagus is called Shatawari in Hindi. It has less than four calories, low in sodium, does not have fat or cholesterol. Asparagus is rich in fibre and makes you feel fuller for a long time.
It has potassium which is natural diuretic to prevent water retention. It also helps to metabolise glucose to regulate your blood sugar.
Take some asparagus sticks and grind them to make fine powder or you can purchase powdered asparagus from the market.
Take 2 teaspoons of this powder with warm water 2 times in a day.
It is also known as Alsi ke Beej in Hindi. It is a great source of fibre, omega 3 fatty acid, proteins and vitamins.
Take one apple into the blender, add glass milk and then add one tablespoon of flaxseed. Drink this as breakfast in the morning to lose weight.
Drink warm water on empty stomach. It will burn the extra calories and improves the digestion. Drink lots of water every day. Drinking a glass of water before every meal will produce the sensation of fullness and prevents from overeating.
Drink 2 litres of water daily relieves constipation, flush out the toxins and sodium intake and prevents water retention.
Say No to Snacks
Try to provide extra sodium to the body and cause water retention. So if you want to be slim and fit don’t eat snacks.
Salad gives you slim body without leaving hungry. Eat raw vegetables like cucumber, cabbage, carrot, radish. They are low in calories. Cucumber is low-calorie food and it contains 95% water. It is also rich in fibre.
It is rich in fibre, Vitamin A and calcium. It produces bulk in the stomach and feels you fuller.
They are rich in fibre and protein like oats, brown rice, whole grain bread and pasta.
Say No to Processed Foods
They are high in calories and low in nutrients. Avoid foods like pastries, cookies, canned foods, chips and crackers.
Do Exercise Daily
Do about one hour of aerobic activity each week. Do walking, jogging, running, swimming and dancing. These activities burn your extra calories. Walk for some time after every meal.
Stress can cause an increase in the release of cortisol which increases your feeling of hunger. So try to be distress. Try listening music and do meditation.
Follow these simple but effective lifestyle activities
- Take 6-8 hrs of sleep
- Drink milk without fat
- Drink Amla and Aloe vera juice daily
- Do not eat very hot and very cool
- Do not eat 3 large meals
- Eat 5 – 6 smaller meals in between 2 – 3 hours
- Eat high fibre rich diet like pasta, whole grain bread, rice
- Eat fresh green vegetables like carrots, spinach, tomatoes that are low in calories and high in essential vitamins and minerals.