9 Incredible Indian Home Remedies to Lose Weight Fast

9 Incredible Indian Home Remedies to Lose Weight Fast

Obesity is a bane as it leads to many diseases. That is why; lately you will find most of the people yearning to maintain ideal weight. And if they are obese or fat, then the struggle is to lose weight fast by whatsoever method.

Of course, you will find lots of fad diets and medicines that promise you rapid weight loss. But they come with their side-effects and once you stop taking the medication or following a diet, you put on the weight once again, albeit more pounds than you had before.

So what can be a better way to lose weight fast and still retain it? Doctors across the world recommend maintaining a proper diet and exercise balance and adopt a healthy lifestyle to maintain ideal weight.

Apart from following the regular norms of eating for losing weight, there are many other Indian home remedies that can supplement or even accelerate your weight loss process.

Here we are discussing how you can lose weight by drinking juices, teas, spices, and foods in a particular way. Importantly, all these ingredients can be readily found in your kitchen.  

Home Remedies to Lose Weight Fast

Scientific evidence suggests that vegetables and spices are highly effective in reducing weight and trigger off elimination of toxins from the body. 

1.Tomatoes

Tomatoes are good for weight loss. These are rich in Vitamin C, K, A, lycopene, and contain a natural antioxidant. Studies indicate that chronic oxidative stress leads to weight gain.

The antioxidants in tomatoes fight the harmful radicals and reduce oxidative stress leading to weight loss. 

Fiber is essential for normal bowel movements. Tomatoes aid proper digestion by slowing down the process and adding bulk to the stool.

When you eat fiber-rich food like tomato naturally it fills you up very quickly and you end up eating less. Tomato consumption reduces triglyceride level, LDL-cholesterol level, total cholesterol level, and increases good HDL-cholesterol level.

How To Use?

You can consume it with salads of onion and cucumber or even add raw tomatoes to wraps and sandwiches.

2.Coriander

Coriander is a popular kitchen ingredient in India also called Dhania. It has been used for generations in the subcontinent for helping with weight loss. It soothes the irritated digestive system and stimulates digestive juices and enzymes. Studies indicate that a good digestive system contributes hugely towards rapid weight loss.

The leaves of coriander contain antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, and phenolic acids and thus protect the body from oxidative damage.

How To Use?

Add chopped coriander leaves to your dishes or add it to a mixture of water and tomato juice and consume it on a regular basis for weight loss.

Another way is to prepare a concoction by adding a few cloves of garlic, black pepper, curry leaves, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, and salt to mixer and blending it. Drink this blend every morning once a day on an empty stomach or you can drink it prior to going to bed in the night. 

A tea made from the infusion of coriander seeds also works equally well.

3.Ajwain

Ajwain or carom seeds have been used since ancient times in the Indian kitchen for beating regular health issues like flatulence, gas, and bloating. The volatile oil thymol present in the carom seeds boosts metabolism thereby leading to proper food absorption and less fat storage. Its lipid-lowering property decreases overall harmful cholesterol and triglycerides in the body.

How To Use?

Boil carom seeds in water until it turns golden in color. Let the water cool, filter it in a bottle and sip it all through the day. You can also chew ajwain half an hour before you take breakfast in the morning.

4.Cucumber

Cucumber is readily available and is a very popular vegetable in India. Being high in water content it fills up your stomach very fast and you end up eating fewer calories. Some of the health benefiting features of cucumber are lipid-lowering, anti-diabetic, and antioxidant activity. It eliminates all the chemicals and toxins from the body.  Since it contains 96% water it easily keeps the body hydrated for a long time and fulfills daily requirement of water.

Cucumber being a natural diuretic food promotes flushing out of fluid from the body thereby helping in weight loss.

How To Use?

Add cucumber slices to the salad and eat with olive oil and tomatoes. You can also prepare an elixir by adding cucumber slices, lemon slices, ginger slices, and water. Keep it overnight and sip it all through the day to get good results.

{ Also Read: North Indian 1200 Calorie Diet Plan for weight loss }

5.Carrot

This root vegetable is low in calories but full of nutrients. Carrot contains fiber, vitamin K, beta-carotene, antioxidants, and potassium. Since it contains both insoluble and soluble fiber, it promotes quick digestion and fullness. Intake of fiber-rich foods like carrot helps to improve gut health thereby reducing body weight.

1 cup of carrot measures only 50 calories so you can eat them without being conscious of calorie intake.

How To Use?

Sliced or shredded carrots can be used in wraps or salads with tomato, onion, and cucumber.

6.Curry Leaves

Curry leaves are rich in alkaloids, reduce triglycerides thereby reducing obesity.  These leaves eliminate harmful toxins as well as fats from the body and help to improve digestion.

How To Use?

Crush 8 to 10 fresh leaves of curry and consume it every morning. You should do so continuously for 4 months to get best results. 

7.Cinnamon

Cinnamon improves metabolic activity and helps in the reduction of body weight. 

How To Use?

Add a half teaspoon of cinnamon powder, half lemon juice, and one teaspoon of honey to a glass of warm water and drink this concoction in the morning every day on empty stomach.

8.Cayenne Pepper

The capsaicin in cayenne pepper boosts metabolic activity and helps to reduce weight.

How To Use?

Add a teaspoon of honey and cayenne pepper each to one glass of water and consume it once a day.

9.Ginger

Ginger promotes a feeling of fullness and thus decreases hunger pangs. This common Indian kitchen ingredient is also effective in enhancing thermogenesis that assists in burning fat. Thus, you can reduce weight naturally consuming ginger every day in your diet.

How To Use?

Add honey and a teaspoon of grated ginger to one cup of hot water and let it steep for around seven minutes. Strain and drink it warm thrice a day preferably before your meal. 

 

Herbal Teas And Juices For Weight Loss

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1.Lemon Juice

Lemon is one of the commonest kitchen ingredients found in Indian households. Apart from using it for weight loss, lemon juice is also used for treating vitamin C deficiency, and promoting healthy digestion. Lemon juice speeds up the calorie-burning process and helps to increase the rate of metabolism.  

How To Use?

A study that included 44 candidates revealed that lemon juice, when mixed with honey, helps to reduce total body water, fat mass, BMI and overall body weight. Take 290 ml of warm water and add half lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey to it. Drink this every morning on empty stomach.

2.Cranberry Juice

Cranberry is juice rich in antioxidants and consists of very fewer calories. It effectively eliminates toxins from the body and improves the rate of metabolism thereby inducing weight loss. 

How To Use?

Drink a glass of unsweetened, fresh cranberry juice every day preferably before a meal. Avoid using canned cranberry juice for better results. You can drink this juice 3 to 4 times a day.

3.Parsley Juice

When lemon and parsley juice is blended it forms one of the best weight loss concoctions. Lemon juice and parsley both are rich in Vitamin C, improves digestion and oxidation of fat.

How To Use?

Blend 1 cup of fresh, cleaned and cut parsley leaves in a ½ cup of water. Add juice of a half lemon to it and drink on empty stomach. You can add honey as well but it is optional.  You should drink this juice every morning consecutively for five days then take a break of 10 days. After 10 days you can consume it again for five days.

4.Green Tea

Green tea is highly acknowledged herbal remedy for weight loss. It contains caffeine and catechins that increases the rate of metabolism thereby reducing body weight. Green tea absorbs the fat quickly and increases stability and immunity of the body.

How To Use?

Boil water and rest it for 10 minutes. Now pour the water over the green tea bag and let it steep for a minute. Pull out the tea bags or tea leaves and drink it warm. There are various types of green tea flavors available. You can add honey and ginger to the tea to improve its taste and effect.

5.Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is highly popular as a weight loss ingredient and also serves as a natural laxative. It increases water content in the intestine, promotes water secretion and thus helps in the ejection of toxins from the body. Aloe Vera is also effective in reducing water retention condition.

How To Use?

Mix the pulp of Aloe Vera with a cup of grapefruit, citrus or orange juice. Consume this mixture daily on an empty stomach or half an hour before your meal.  

6.Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a hot favorite among those promoting weight losses. It effectively fights obesity by burning excess fat and calories.  According to a study by the Journal of Functional Food when the participants were asked to consume a diet of 250 kcal/day and drink 30ml/d of Apple Cider Vinegar for around 12 weeks, their body weight reduced significantly.

How To Use?

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and consume it in the night prior to going to bed. You can add lemon juice to the mixture to enhance the effect. Make sure that the Apple Cider Vinegar quantity never exceeds 5  tablespoons per day or else it will increase levels of potassium in your body leading to low bone density.

{ Also Read: How a Dietitian Can Help You the Fastest Way to Lose Weight? }

Foods To Avoid For Weight Loss

Just as there are foods that you must consume for increasing weight loss process, similarly you must avoid certain foods to make sure that you do not add more weight. Some such foods to avoid include:

  • Carbohydrates like pasta, white bread, etc.
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Frozen foods

 

Exercise For Weight Loss

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Celebrities and health-conscious people make sure that they have a daily dose of exercise every day. It can be weight lifting, a dance form or even simple jogging for half an hour. But you should do exercise every day. Here are some forms of exercises that can aid in weight loss.

1.Lifting Weights

Old weightlifting is still here and is a hot favorite among the celebrities when it comes to keeping their abs in great shape. Using dumbbells and lifting weights can build muscles and help you lose weight.

2. Try A Dance Move

Shaking a leg to lose weight makes the process more interesting. Pick up weight loss dance-related programs like Zoomba or even aerobic exercise so that you enjoy while you lose weight.  An hour-long session of dance burns maximum calories for losing weight. 

3.Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Mixed martial arts is a form of contact combat sport which includes various activities like grappling, striking, standing as well as performing moves. The form uses ground techniques from traditional martial arts and different combat sports. A class of an hour helps you burn 500 calories at one time.

4.Swimming

Swimming has always been the best form of exercise to lose weight and keep the body toned and in shape. If you are new to swimming, swim for 20 minutes at the start and then slowly increase the timing to an hour for better results.

5.Cardio

Jogging and brisk walking is the best natural form of cardio exercise. But if you have access to the treadmill then you should use it for 30 minutes daily and try to burn as many calories as possible. As your stamina increases you can increase the cardio workout.

Cardio boosts metabolism thereby inducing weight loss.

 

Yoga For Weight Loss

Yoga is one of the ancient forms of exercises that are not only helpful in losing weight but also maintaining fitness. It has been around India for centuries and lately, Westerners to have realized its importance.

Depending upon the fat saturation in your body you can do various yoga poses like static tiger pose, boat pose, extended side angle pose and more. Nowadays, many different forms of yoga have evolved. These include power yoga, aerial yoga, yogalates, and more.

All these forms of exercises help in weight loss. But you should first start doing them under the guidance of an expert to get good results.

  

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