Weight Loss by Simple Herbal Tips
Obesity or being overweight means excessive storage of fat in the body. The reason for this is when intake of calorie exceeds calories burned in our bodies, leading to storage of extra calories in the form of fat. Excessive body fat puts a person at the risk of many critical conditions like heart diseases, liver damage, diabetes, arthritis, gallstones and kidney problems. Herbal Therapy a simple and easy solution for obesity.
A sedentary lifestyle is one of the major causes of Obesity. Excessive intake of foods such as sweets, salty and sour foods; cold, heavy, oily and fried foods; potatoes, rice, red meat, thick gravies, alcohol, whole milk yogurt, yam, mango, pineapple, and other sweeter fruits; and processed and preserved foods all causes high calorie intake which together with minimal physical activity, prevents the burning of stored fat.
Foods that cause Obesity
Signs and Symptoms
Some of the common symptoms of obesity is increase of body fat, breathlessness on exertion, lethargy, excessive sweating with bad odor and fatigue.
Simple Herbal Home Remedies
There are a few herbal home made preparations of which any one or more can be taken.
1. Take 1 cup of warm water with 1 teaspoon of lime juice and honey and a pinch of black pepper. Have this twice a day on an empty stomach.
2. Mix powdered long pepper, black pepper and dried ginger root in equal quantities. Have 1/2 teaspoon of this twice a day with lukewarm water.
3. Boil 7-8 mint leaves in 1 cup of water for 20-30 minutes and let it cool. Add 1 teaspoon honey to a pinch of black pepper to the cooled mint water. Have this 2-3 times a day.
4. Have 1/2 teaspoon of powdered Indian gooseberry fruit (amla; amalaki) and bibitake (Belliric myrobalan) with lukewarm water twice a day.
Diet and Lifestyle
A person should avoid high carbohydrates like polished rice, potato, colocasia (taro), yam and sweet potato. Avoid oily, fried and processed foods; and fatty foods like butter, purified butter, cheese, whole-milk yogurt, cream, chocolate, etc. Have more bitter vegetables like bitter gourd and the bitter variety of drumsticks (edible plant native to India) Replace refine flour to whole-wheat flour and rice and rice with brown rice or parboiled rice. One should increase the intake of fruits, salads, and vegetables. It is very important to engage in exercise daily, such as walking, jogging, treadmill, swimming, or any other physical activity that is not competitive. Try to walk in the morning and again early evening, working up to 30 minutes or more each time. Increase physical activity by doing more physical chores during the day, stretching or moving around every hour, and walking places (when practical) instead of riding/driving/
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