There are simply two ways to lose weight, through proper exercise and eating healthy. There is no magical shortcut, and while this may seem obvious to some people, it is neglected far, too often. You may wonder that if exercising and eating healthy food are the only way, then what is the use of this list? Because still there are natural remedies and recipes that will support in accomplishing your ultimate goal. If you use these also to eating better and getting some exercise, they can speed up the process. There are various contributing factors to losing/gaining weight, so the below remedies cover a wide range.
1. Cinnamon Tea
Blood sugar has a straight impact on your weight as it affects how hungry and how energetic you are. If your blood sugar is maintained, you are less likely to have a huge appetite, and your body will be more liable to use fat (energy) rather than storing it.
-One teaspoon of ground cinnamon
-One cinnamon stick
-8 ounces of fresh water
Place the cinnamon in a cup and cover with 8 ounces of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes before filtering. Drink 1-2 times a day.
2. Eat Apples
While not brimming with nutrients like other fruits or vegetables, apples still have numerous benefits that can contribute to weight loss. They are filled with fiber that helps control appetite, so eat one when you feel the urge to snack on some less-desirable foods. Apples are a low-sodium food naturally, which can prevent excess water retention and water weight.
3. Drink Water
Your water faucet can support shed the water weight and make you look healthier and thinner. A healthy women should consume about 11 cups of water whereas healthy men should consume 15 cups of water a day, from all food and beverages. With just drinking two cups of water before you eat all of your three meals, you can lose the weight and keep it off.
4. Plain Yoghurt and Honey
This is an awesome breakfast/snack. The probiotics in yogurt work very well for the digestive track and maintains a healthy balance of gut flora that improves digestion and the breakdowns fat. The honey is just a little added (healthy) sweetness to satisfy any cravings you might have. For best results, try low-fat yogurt.
-1/2-1 cup of plain (not vanilla) yogurt
-One tablespoon of organic raw honey, or to taste
Eat this for snacks or breakfast, adding honey. Add fresh fruit or even oats for a little change.
5. Black Pepper and Lemon Juice
This spicy little mixture contains black pepper and lemon juice to create a drink that can help in losing weight. Black pepper includes a naturally occurring chemical compound called piperine, which gives it a pungent flavor. Studies have shown that piperine can hinder the genes that constrain the generation of fat cells. Lemon juice can help in digestion and aid in breaking down foods.
Add lemon juice to water and sprinkle in black pepper (about 3-4 turns of the pepper grinder.) Drink once daily after a meal.