07 Nov 20 Best Home Remedies to Lose Weight Naturally – Indian
A few decades ago, people used only natural home remedies also known as Gharelu Nuskhe to cure their problems. In India, we also use loads of remedies like Turmeric milk, Tulsi, kadha etc. In the same manner, there are many natural home remedies for weight loss, which are safe to use, are very effective and have negligible side effects. I used many of them and they have helped in my 28 kilo weight loss process in a healthy manner. You can view my Weight Loss Journey here.
Aim of these Natural Home Remedies – So what exactly do these Indian remedies do to help in your weight loss? Basically they will work on each concern which will help you to burn fat and lose weight, such as
- They will Increase your metabolism, so you can burn more calories.
- They are packed with essential nutrients so our body can achieve important nutrition for living healthy and you can lose weight in a healthy manner.
- They are low in calories, so our body can burn accumulated fat for getting more energy.
- These remedies will also give you a feeling of being full, so you take less calories and decrease cravings, which is the main concern of all weight watchers.
- They improve digestion, which is a must for Weight Loss.
So, some of the Natural remedies increase metabolism and a few decrease craving etc., hence we need to take them in a balanced manner. Please Read all Indian home remedies properties carefully and start using these with your requirement.
1. Methi Ajwain Kali Jeeri – Most Famous Indian Weight Loss Remedy
You must have often heard about the praises of Methi, Ajwain and Kali Jeeri in your household by your elders. And let me tell you, these are absolutely worth the praise. Along with the provision of a number of health benefits, these magical ingredients help in shredding your extra pounds quickly as well.
Methi, also commonly known as fenugreek seeds, have a wonderful effect in losing weight by increasing your metabolic rate and helping in burning more fat quickly. Consuming methi seeds will also help you to keep full for longer as it contains fiber. It will surely help you avoid those sweet cake cravings which you feel when you get hungry! It contains an important element known as galactomannan, which does not allow the absorption of sugar in your blood easily.(1)
Ajwain, also known as carom seeds are also an additional ingredient which can boost the weight loss process. It contains laxative property, which is useful in reducing water weight and bloating.
Kali jeeri, or black cumin seeds, can be heard sizzling in your kitchen quite often. But did you know that it can help in additional weight loss benefits? It particularly treats the fat around belly area and burns it effectively. It also helps in reducing water weight and rescues you from looking overweight due to bloating, through its diuretic property.
You can easily consume the combination of these ingredients by preparing its water. You would firstly need to roast these ingredients separately and grind them together to make its powder. You can then add it in lukewarm water in morning empty stomach or simply enjoy it with cold buttermilk during hot summer days. An amazing combination, delicious and healthy! One glass of this water or buttermilk per day is appropriate before a main meal.
Read More – Methi Ajwain Kala Jeera Dosage for Weight loss.
2. Jeera Water – To Reduce Belly Fat
Another Famous home remedy to reduce weight. You are quite familiar with the spices present in your kitchen right now, the taste they give and of course some of their health benefits. One of the most common and important spices is Jeera(Cumin Seeds). It not only promotes health benefits but also helps in reducing obesity and specially for reducing belly fat.
Jeera contains antioxidants which help in detoxification of the body and releases toxins. It also increases metabolism and reduces fat. Consuming jeera water can also help in suppressing hunger as it can keep your stomach full for longer hours.
Jeera water can be prepared with just a snap of your finger (not literally, just kidding). I mean it is quite simple. Pour 2 tablespoons of jeera seeds in a jar of water and leave overnight. Drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
3. Lemon Juice with honey and Black pepper
I have had enough praises for lemon in front of you guys but I simply cannot get over it. It is an amazing ingredient that can do wonders for your weight loss. Combined with two other powerful weight loss ingredients, this combination is a killer when it comes to fat burning.
Lemon juice contains antioxidants and it steer clears all toxins from your body. It also contains pectin, which is helpful in keeping you full for a long time and reduces hunger pangs.
Honey is another healthy substitute for sugar which contains antioxidants.
Black Pepper(Kali Mirch) contains an element known as piperine which is useful in preventing the formation of new fat cells in the body.
Recipe – To prepare this home remedy, you need to mix 4 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tsp of black pepper to 250 ml of lukewarm water. One glass of this mixture if drank on an empty stomach in the morning can help in rapid weight loss.
4. Cinnamon and Honey Tea – Another Herbal Remedy
Cinnamon is popularly known as dalchini in India, and this versatile ingredient is used in sweet as well as savory recipes. Not only does it increase taste, it provides a number of health benefits as well. It is widely used for natural weight loss processes due to its amazing properties.
It reduces sugar cravings and regulates insulin levels. Possessing some active properties, this ingredient increases your metabolic rate and burns fat from immediate areas. Combined with honey, it provides antioxidant properties and thus helps in losing weight.
Cinnamon and honey tea is another quick recipe with all the ingredients being handy in your kitchen. Add 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 tsp of honey to lukewarm water and mix well. Strain the mixture and drink it on an empty stomach in the morning to gain maximum weight loss benefits.
Read More – Cinnamon Powder for weight loss and its Dosage.
5. Apple cider vinegar – Before Sleeping
World famous home remedy for natural weight loss. I have always heard praises for apple cider vinegar in losing weight but was always scared of using it due to its high acidic properties. Do you feel me? I tried using it and I assure you that it works and is not harmful for your body until consumed in appropriate quantity.
Apple cider vinegar helps in keeping you satiated for long, and trust me it works like nothing else! It thereby helps in consumption of fewer calories. It also helps in reducing belly fat and works in reduction of waist circumference, along with improving gut health.
For the recipe, I just put 1-2 tbsp of ACV in 1 glass of water and drink it before sleeping, and that’s working for me. Remember, use a straw to drink it to secure your teeth from the acid.
6. Follow a diet – Remedy??
You are now thinking, this is not a Remedy. Ok, I want to talk about this as this is a serious point. Would above or below Kitchen home Remedies make you slim? Yeah, they will surely help you but only till some extent, not 100%.
If you could lose weight by consuming just these drinks then 90% of the population would have already lost weight. So the point is, what stops most of the people to lose weight? The core concern is that they don’t follow the right diet.
If you follow the Right diet and these slimming remedies, nobody can stop you; yes, nobody! I lost around 28 kgs, so I am not talking without evidence.
I have achieved that and so I know, what works and what does not, and most importantly, how it works.
So dear, while using these Natural Indian remedies at home, make sure that you also follow a diet. Now, what is a right and healthy diet for weight loss? Here you can view my diet, which helped me to lose my extra weight and also you can view my Weight loss journey here.
7. Curry Patta Tea
And here we have another common ingredient thoroughly used in our kitchens in almost all recipes. Curry leaves, or kadi patta or meethi neem pattiyan have amazing medicinal and weight loss properties which make them an extremely useful ingredient.
Curry leaves can actively remove all toxins from our body through its antioxidant properties and can improve digestion. Not only that, this remedy reduces bad cholesterol levels which can help your heart be healthy. It also burns body fat effectively.
One of the simplest ways to consume curry leaves for reducing obesity is through curry leaves tea. You just need to boil 250 ml of water and add a few(Around 15) curry leaves to it. Let it steep and cool for a while. Drink one glass of curry leaves tea in the morning on an empty stomach.
Also Read – Other ways to eat Curry Leaves for weight loss.
8. Coconut oil
Well, this might be a shocker for some of you but consuming coconut oil has its own benefits. Coconut oil has been amazingly beneficial for losing weight. It contains healthy components such as medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) lauric acid which is actively converted into energy after being sent to the liver. (2)
It also helps you to keep full and thus you end up consuming fewer and burn more calories. Coconut oil targets mainly belly fat and helps you to slim down.
According to many Studies 2 tbsp of coconut oil around 30 gram before any main meals should be consumed. Or you can drink that in 1 glass of water before sleeping.
9. Green Juice – Dhaniya Juice
Coriander leaves is another well used ingredient in our kitchen, and we all know how healthy it is. But did you know that coriander also helps in losing weight? Yes, you heard it right.
Coriander has important components known as polyphenols which help in eliminating harmful fat cells around the liver. It is also backed up by a study of NIH studies on rats. (3)
Coriander is also extremely low in calorie count and does not let you exceed your daily limit even if eaten in more quantity. Alike other ingredients which we discussed above, coriander also has antioxidant properties which help in eliminating toxins and reduce bloating.
My Special Dhaniya Juice Recipe
I shall now share my favorite and effective recipe comprising of coriander leaves which has helped me shed a lot of pounds, which is my special dhaniya juice. You will need to,
- Chop some coriander leaves, one tomato and add to one glass of water.
- Add a few garlic cloves, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger, black salt and white salt.
- Blend them in a mixer and your juice is ready to be consumed. You will further know how garlic and ginger help in losing weight effectively.
You can have this drink once in day, either in the morning or in the evening.
10. Flax seeds (Alsi) – Very Famous Home Remedy
You must have heard of flax seeds (also known as alsi) being so renowned for weight loss and other health properties. Well, it is entirely true as flax seeds are rich in fiber and they keep you full for longer. Thus, it helps you to reduce cravings and watch over your caloric count.
Flax seeds also contain an important element known as lignans which help in increasing metabolic rate and lowering the cholesterol levels of the body. Another important element present in flax seeds are essential fatty acids known as Omega- 3s, which keeps your weight down.(4,5)
Right Way – There are a number of ways by which you can consume flax seeds. But make sure that you use its powdered form because whole flax seeds are difficult to digest.
How to eat
You can sprinkle it on your yogurt, garnish it on top of your smoothie, or add it on your rice or curry during your main meals. You can also mix flax seeds powder in your chapatti dough before making rotis. Make sure that you consume 2 tbsp of flax seeds powder in a day to gain maximum results.
11. Cayenne pepper – Sabut Lal Mirch
This might be a new ingredient for some of you, well only because it is not really known in India, but is quite widely used. Must you know, cayenne pepper helps in reducing obesity at a rapid pace due to a number of factors.
Isn’t it good news for you spicy food lovers out there?
It has an essential element known as capsacain and according to research, this element causes thermogenic reaction. It helps in building your metabolism and burning fat rapidly. Another study conducted in 2014 backed up the fact that consuming this wonder ingredient helped in reducing cravings and thus keeping your caloric count in place. Eating this spice also increases metabolic rate to a great extent. (6, 7)
Consuming this pepper as a detox drink is one of the easiest ways of consuming it. Then there is always sprinkling it on your main meals. But let us focus on the former.
How and When
You just need to add ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper and juice of ½ lemon in lukewarm water. If you are not suited with its taste, you can always add some honey to enhance its flavor. You can have this drink in the morning, but make sure that you do not have it after workouts or rigorous exercises.
12. Weight loss, With or without Exercise?
Let us talk on another serious point.
Can you lose weight without exercise?
The answer is yes, you can. Exercise is not required to lose weight (till some level) but that is a slow process. Exercise increases your weight loss process and also gives you shape, and with that you look slimmer.
So these Natural remedies and diet helps you to lose weight but I also suggest you to do regular exercise at least half an hour, so you can get your weight loss aims quicker and body in shape (which we all want).
Which Exercises to do?
Try to follow full body workouts like Cardio, Running, dance or any outdoor games like badminton etc. You can also do yoga like Surya namaskar, which is a great calorie burner.
13. Garlic(Lahsun) – Raw Garlic
We have also talked about the health and weight loss benefits of garlic in our previous articles. Let us recall again. Garlic is responsible for increasing metabolic rate and providing a feeling of satiety by keeping you full.
It prevents you from overeating and reduces sugar cravings. It is another ingredient useful in detoxifying the body of harmful toxins and helping in reducing body fat and cutting it down rapidly.
How to eat and when
Eating raw garlic must be difficult for many of you but if eaten in its raw form, garlic can help to a great extent in losing weight. Chew 2 peeled off garlic cloves on an empty stomach in the morning for maximum benefits. You can also chew them before going to bed at night.
14. Ginger and Honey Tea – Famous Fat Burning Remedy
Ginger, or commonly known as Adrak, is another spice which is used almost in all ingredients, including your daily tea.
Consuming ginger regularly can help in regulating BMI, and lowering down the blood cholesterol levels. When cortisol levels increase in your body, it leads to weight gain and belly fat accumulation. Ginger can cause the suppression of cortisol and thus does not allow excessive weight gain. It also boosts metabolism and improves digestion. (8)
Preparing ginger and honey tea is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to gain the weight loss benefits of ginger.
- You will need to add 1 big piece of grated ginger root to boiled water and let it cool for some time.
- Strain the mixture and add honey to it.
- You need to drink this tea in its warm state on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning.
15. Methi Dana(Fenugreek seeds) Water
We did talk about the amazing weight loss benefits of fenugreek seeds earlier. Methi dana, also commonly known as fenugreek seeds, have a wonderful effect in reducing obesity by increasing your metabolic rate and helping in burning more fat quickly.
Consuming Methi seeds will also help you to keep full for longer as it contains fiber. It will surely help you avoid those sweet cake cravings which you feel when you get hungry! It contains an important element known as Galactomannan, which does not allow the absorption of sugar in your blood easily. (9)
To prepare its water, soak 1 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in 250 ml water and let it soak overnight. Drink it on an empty stomach in the morning for maximum benefits.
16. Green tea with Mint
I think green tea is most used Home remedy for weight loss worldwide. Haven’t we already thrown enough light on this magical boon which helps a lot in losing weight? As per our prior notification you must already be knowing how green tea works towards losing weight. According to Caloriebee,
Drinking 3-5 cups daily for 3 day,s can burn 80-100 calories without doing anything. Its antioxidant properties remove toxins and help in burning belly fat.
According to NIH Study, the Catechins present in green tea keep you full for long, reduce cravings and help in weight loss & weight Maintenance. (10)
Mint is also useful in reducing obesity. Also known as Pudina, mint helps in reducing bloating and has anti- inflammatory properties. It only increases your efficiency to work out.
How to Prepare
You can either add mint leaves to your prepared green tea or you can directly add it in boiling water. Make sure to have 3- 5 cups in a day for burning more calories and gaining maximum weight loss benefits.
Checkout – Five Best Green Tea for Weight Loss in India
17. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are an uncommon ingredient in Indian Kitchens but I try to make you aware and informative as much as I can.
- Chia seeds are quite useful in weight loss. They have high fiber content and thus keep you full for long.
- Chia seeds contain an important ingredient known as leptin, which suppresses hunger and reduces appetite.
- It also provides energy and help in detoxification of the body.
How to eat and When
Chia seeds need to be soaked overnight for consumption. You can sprinkle swollen Chia seeds on yogurt and have it with fresh fruit, or you can top it on your smoothie.
You can also prepare chia seeds water by letting the seeds soak in it for an hour or more and add half spoon Lemon Juice and drink it on an empty stomach in the morning or even before sleeping. Another simple way is to add this natural remedy in your oatmeal and have it for breakfast.
18. Drink More Water – You read it often
Water is your best friend when you want to lose weight and have a healthy body. It not only makes you slim, but improves your skin and hair as well. Drinking water not only keeps you full for long, appetite. You do not eat more when you are already filled with water in your stomach.
Water also helps in flushing out toxins from your body and kidneys, which helps in burning fat as well. Plus, it has zero calories, so drink off as much as you want! I do not think that I would need to ramble and go on and on talking about this amazing liquid, it is quite known of how water helps your body.
Make sure that you drink at least 2-3 liters per day. The more, the merrier!
19. Eat At least 6 time
Eating more meals during the day, but in fewer portion sizes, can help in curbing your appetite and not let you exceed your caloric value. Eating more times helps you to stay full at each point of the day, and it will make sure that you do not get cravings or binge- eat.
How to Divide
You simply need to divide your calories in forms of healthy food, recipes and meals, such that you meet your daily 1200-1300 caloric value. Snacking in between meals can help you to eat less during your main meals, again saving on caloric count.
But make sure that those snacks include healthy food items such as peanuts, fruits, air popped popcorn, or nuts.
Checkout How many times I Eat to lose weight here.
20. Eat in small plate
Now this is a psychological trick which works really well, and I am telling you this after having tried myself. Using a smaller plate makes you feel that you have already consumed enough food and that you should stop.
Your brain gets signals that your stomach is full already and that you should no longer keep on eating. You do not realize the huge quantity of food that you place in a larger plate, and hence end up overeating. Take small quantities, and refill only if needed.
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6 Tips to use Home Remedies Safely
- Follow the proper manner of making and taking the home remedy.
- Don’t exceed daily limit of any remedy.
- Don’t use a too many remedies at the same time, as that can impact negatively.
- When you are on any kind of medication already, take your doctor’s advice before using any remedy.
- Everybody is different, if a particular remedy is working on one person, it does not mean that it will work for all. So always use them mindfully.
- If you found any side effects, stop using the remedy right away and consult with your Doctor.
NOTE - Friends, I am not dietitian or Doctor, I write information here on the basis of my own 25 kilo weight loss experience and sometimes from online research. Please take doctor advice before applying any tip, as each and every human body is different.