The truth is, we are never happy with our body and always feel like we could lose a pound or two.
However, following various diets can sometimes induce an opposite effect, mostly because majority of these diets tend to be too restrictive. Quick weight loss can be achieved through very simple remedies without going to the gym, if you don’t have much time or starving yourself. In this article, you will see the list of 7 simple remedies for quick weight loss that you should try today.
Honey has numerous health benefits and weight loss is one of them. People usually don’t consider honey as helpful in weight loss mostly because it is sweet and contains sugar. However, you should bear in mind that unlike refined sugar that can be found in sweets, and most other products, honey also contains minerals and vitamins. Unlike refined sugar, honey possesses nutritional value that is beneficial for your health. Nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that can be found in honey help dissolve fats and cholesterol in your body. Honey has the ability to reduce your weight and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disorders. When it comes to weight loss, honey can be used in three different ways.
#1 – Honey and warm water
The process is very simple and all you have to do is to take a tablespoon of honey and add it to a glass of lukewarm water. Then, mix it well and drink it as soon as you wake up (on an empty stomach). Regular consumption of honey and warm water will reduce weight.
#2 – Honey, lemon juice and warm water
In order to lose weight quickly you can also do it by taking a tablespoon of honey and teaspoon of lemon juice and mixing these ingredients in a glass of lukewarm water. The process is the same, you should drink it on empty stomach. This mixture is extremely healthy as lemon is rich in Vitamin C which improves your metabolism in order to reduce weight. Along with weight loss properties, honey with lemon juice and warm water improves immunity and is beneficial during the season of colds and flues.
#3 – Honey and cinnamon
The process of making this mixture is the same like two methods above. All you need to do is to take a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of cinnamon. Mix it in a glass of lukewarm water. Stir well and drink on empty stomach. Cinnamon is beneficial for regulating blood sugar and in the combination with honey, you have a powerful mixture that boosts weight loss without much effort.
2. Green tea and ginger
Green tea boosts our metabolism and aides in weight loss. Moreover, several studies discovered that green tea decreases body fat, especially in the abdominal area. On the other hand, ginger improves our digestion which has a positive impact on weight loss. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory characteristics, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol. Moreover, experts believe ginger also acts like an appetite suppressant and makes us eat less after the consumption. In order to make this weight loss remedy you need:
• ½ inch of fresh ginger root (peeled and finely chopped) or ½ tsp of ground ginger
• 1 tsp of green tea
• 8 oz of fresh water
• Honey (optional).
The process is simple, you have to add green tea and ginger in a sieve or strainer and pour boiling water over them. Make sure you steep green tea for 3 or 4 minutes and stir in a tablespoon of honey if you feel the need to sweeten it. Drink this tea on an empty stomach.
3. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains organic acids and enzymes which improves our metabolism and speed up the fat burning process. Moreover, apple cider vinegar decreases the retention of water in our body and makes us feel refreshed and hydrated. Also, it contains a high level of fiber and lowers blood sugar which only contributes to the weight loss. You can use apple cider vinegar for weight loss in two methods.
#1 – Apple cider vinegar and water
This method is very simple, all you have to do is to take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and add it to a glass of water (16 oz.). Make sure you stir it well and drink it 2 to 3 times per day before you eat e.g. before lunch and dinner.
#2 – Apple cider vinegar and honey tea
Here is how to do it:
• Take 2 tablespoons of both apple cider vinegar and honey tea
• Mix both ingredients in a cup of boiling water
• Simmer for a few minutes
• Then add tea (preferably green) to that water and drink.
The benefit of this method is the ability to add apple cider vinegar and honey to freshly made fruit juice, or even salad dressing. In order to lose weight, you should drink this healthy combination 3 times a day.
4. Black pepper, honey and lemon juice
Black pepper contains piperine which prevents the new fat cells from forming. Moreover, this compound reduces the fat levels in our bloodstream. Black peppers also have antioxidant properties and improve our metabolism, and acts like appetite suppressant which only contributes to the weight loss. Here is how to lose weight with these three ingredients:
• Take 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and one tablespoon of honey, and just a teaspoon of black pepper powder
• Add all three ingredients into a glass of hot water and stir well
• Drink this mixture early in the morning (preferably on an empty stomach).
5. Plain yogurt and honey
If you have never thought yogurt (plain yogurt, not vanilla or with other flavors) could help you lose weight (because you always read you should stay away from dairy products) then it’s time to include into your weight loss regime. Yogurt is a low-fat food rich in calcium and protein as well. Moreover, probiotics in yogurt improve digestion and main a healthy balance which is beneficial for the weight loss. Also, according to doctor and best selling author, Eric Braverman, the key to losing weight is in eating yogurt regularly. This food improves your immunity, fights off inflammations, and reduces LDL cholesterol. Making your own weight loss remedy is very simple, you just have to take ½ or whole cup of yogurt and mix 1 or 2 tablespoons of honey in it. It is ideal for breakfast and effectively sheds off extra pounds.
Parsley is usually used as seasoning. It has a beneficial effect on digestion and assimilation of food which leads to elimination of indigestion, excess gas, and stomach cramps. Parsley is rich in Vitamins A and C, and also contains manganese, iron, phosphorous etc. Moreover, it has mild diuretic properties and antioxidant which only contributes to weight loss. Almost all households have parsley in the kitchen and you can lose weight by making tea. You just have to take 2 teaspoons of dried parsley and add it to a cup of boiling water. Let the parsley steep for 10 minutes, strain the solution, and drink. Ideally, you should drink this tea about 2 or 3 times per day.
Berries are one of the healthiest fruits you could eat. They are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and control blood sugar levels. Moreover, they contain high level of fiber and increases your metabolism which makes them perfect for weight loss. Losing weight with berries is simple and versatile:
• Put them into a freezer bag and use them for smoothies or any other way you like
• Put different types of berries into a bowl and eat as a breakfast
• Make a fresh fruit juice with other types of fruit
• Mix them with lemon and mineral water.
Regardless of the method you choose (smoothie, fresh juice, bowl of different berries etc.) you should try to drink or eat berries every day for successful weight loss.
If you want to fit into your old dress or pants, you don’t have to look for various diets that could potentially harm your health. Instead, you can lose those pounds with remedies you can prepare in your kitchen. The greatest benefits of these remedies are numerous health benefits and the fact you don’t have to change your lifestyle fitness or skip meals.
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