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Weight gain is something that usually creeps up on you very slowly. You first start to notice your pants becoming a little tighter around the waist, or your shirt becoming a bit “snug” around the belly area. But you’ll usually just dismiss this and the next time you go to buy clothes, you’ll find that you need to move up a size. This can go on for months and even years (consistently putting on weight and slowly moving up in clothe sizes) before you get to a point where you say, enough is enough. Because you’re here looking for natural ways to lose weight, I’m guessing you’re at that point (which is a good thing too by the way).

When it comes to weight loss, this undertaking seems to make many people cringe just at the very thought! But losing weight isn’t actually that complicated. All you have to do is burn off more calories than you take in. So there you go. That’s all you need to know… end of story!

Okay, I know it’s not as simple as that. There are other factors that govern how you lose weight, but the equation is correct. The problem is you have to get your metabolism to speed up sufficiently to be able to burn enough calories to lose the weight or you’re destined to live off salad and veggies for the rest of your life! The way it works is you need to expend more energy (calories) than what you take in. When you do this, your body will draw on its own stored fat deposits and use this for energy rather than food. This in turn causes your fat cells to shrink.

Baba Ramdev Yoga & Home Remedies for Obesity

Kick Starting and Speeding Up Your Metabolism is the Key to Weight Loss Success.

So there are basically two ways to speed up your metabolism. The first way is through eating a specific diet that allows your metabolism to increase naturally. Weight loss companies such as Sureslim, Cohen’s, Light and Easy, and even Jenny Craig use this type of program with great success. The problem is they are expensive and super strict, but they do work.

The other way is through a combination of moderate exercise and healthy eating. I tend to favour this one. After being involved in the health and fitness industry for almost 30 years, I can tell you that trying to lose weight by healthy eating alone is extremely tough. You have to be very disciplined, and most people aren’t. With the combination of exercise and healthy eating, you’ll still lose weight consistently every week, but you can also allow yourself a treat every now and then and get away with it. Of course, you still have to be disciplined to exercise and eat well, but you get that little bit of extra freedom.

And the exercise you do doesn’t have to be like what you see on the Biggest Loser. Sure, these people lose ridiculous amounts of weight, but they exercise for 4-6 hours a day, put themselves through unimaginable pain, and almost kill themselves in the process! A brisk walk, cycling, using the cross trainer or spending some time in the gym is usually enough. Just make sure you get “huffy and puffy” for forty five minutes to an hour, 5-6 days a week.

And as far as “eating for weight loss” goes the high protein, low carb diet (except low GI fruits and vegetables) still works the best. In fact, a recent study conducted at the University of Illinois confirmed that eating a protein-rich diet, in conjunction with moderate exercise, is far more effective at reducing body fat than just eating a low calorie diet alone.

Top 11 Proven Weight Loss Remedies to Lose Weight Fast (and Keep it off)

So along with doing some regular exercise, here’s our top 11 home remedies for weight loss in order of importance. And remember, these tips and tricks are not only designed to help you lose weight quickly, they’re designed to help you keep it off for good! For these to work though, you’re going to need to stick with them until they become habit, no matter how weird some of them may sound…

Baba Ramdev Home Remedies for Weight Loss #1: Drink Filtered Water

There’s an old saying in the weight loss industry… “The more you drink the more you shrink”. Water is your most important friend as far as losing weight and keeping it off. It acts as an appetite suppressant by keeping your stomach full and also helps your body to metabolize and break down stored fat by helping the kidney’s flush out waste. Make sure you drink iced water though (at least 2 litres a day) and not room temperature water. Your body will burn between 60 and 100 calories alone just heating up the water to body temperature. And very often hunger pangs are actually thirst pangs so drinking lots of water will also help to stop overeating. In addition, adding a slice of lemon will not only make the water taste good, you also get the added benefit of the lemon cleansing and detoxing your liver (see #11 home remedy for weight loss), which helps to speed up the fat burning process even more.

Baba Ramdev’s Natural Weight Loss Remedy #2: Green Tea

Green tea is a potent thermogenic (fat burner). Studies show that drinking green tea alone can burn an easy 80 calories a day. The powerful antioxidants in green tea, particularly Matcha green tea, help speed up the body’s metabolism and burn fat for energy. The fantastic health building properties of green tea also make it extremely beneficial. The minimum amount is 3-5 cups a day but the beauty of Matcha green tea is the more you drink the better the results and the better it is for you!

Baba Ramdev Home Remedies for Losing Weight #3: Chilli’s and Mustard

If you like your spicy food then you’re in luck. Chilli’s and mustard are also strong thermogenics and have a long history in helping with losing obesity. They’ll easily boost your calorie burning capacity by 10% for up to 2 hours after eating. The reason? They contain a substance called capsaicin, which speeds up the body’s metabolism dramatically! Keep in mind that red chillies, particularly cayenne pepper, are the best fat burners of them all. Along with adding them to your food, mix a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in half a glass of warm water. Scull down then drink another glass of cold water (be sure to have it at the ready) to cool down your mouth. Do this 2-3 times a day on an empty stomach, especially one hour before your daily exercise. It works an absolute treat for weight loss!

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Note: If you find you really can’t handle the heat from the cayenne pepper, you can easily purchase this spice in capsule form. They work just as well. However take doctor’s advice on consuming alcohol.

Baba Ramdev Natural Weight Loss Remedies #4: Supplement With Liquid Colloidal Minerals

One of the most common causes of weight gain in people today is a condition called Pica or cribbing (or more commonly known as binge eating). When the body is deficient in minerals, it will crave food to try and get the nutrients it needs. Because refined and processed foods and snack foods contain no minerals and a lot of empty calories, when people eat these foods to try and satisfy their cravings, all they do is create more cravings, and of course, gain weight in the process. The snack food industry actually has a name for Pica and cribbing… they call it the munchies! Supplementing with liquid colloidal minerals will make these cravings go away naturally in around 6-9 months.

Baba Ramdev Home Remedies for Weight Loss #5: Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)

Evening primrose oil contains the essential fatty acids which are known to help dissolve body fat and assist in the removal of hard fats. Gamma-linolenic acid (found in EPO) increases the activity of brown fat metabolism (the main fat) so the body naturally burns this fat for energy rather than storing any excess calories as fatty tissue. In a study on essential fatty acids and obesity, overweight people were given supplemental EPO every day as part of their diet. After four weeks tests showed a substantial increase in brown fat metabolism in all subjects, and as a result, these people all lost significant amounts of weight. The standard dose for evening primrose oil is 6000 mg’s+ per day taken in divided doses.

Baba Ramdev Natural Remedies for Weight Loss #6: Eat Fiber

Fibre can absorb up to 10 times its own weight. The good thing about fiber is it not only makes you feel full so you eat less, it also absorbs fat as well. The down side to fibre is it can also absorb the good fats (essential fatty acids) and vitamins and minerals so be sure to have your nutritional supplements at times when you aren’t consuming any fiber.

Baba Ramdev Home Remedies to Lose Weight #7: Take Calcium Supplements

Calcium helps encourage the release of fat from fat cells as well as reducing the amount of fat the body absorbs. Best sources are a good quality coral calcium supplement or chelated calcium with added vitamin D and magnesium. Whatever you do though, do not consume dairy foods for calcium. This type of calcium is difficult for the body to digest and processed dairy foods will actually have the opposite effect and make you put on weight, not lose it.

Baba Ramdev Natural Weight Loss Remedy #8: Detox

You’ve probably already seen or heard about most of the Detox diets doing the rounds at the moment. There’s definitely quite a few of them. The reason detox diets work is they flush out and cleanse the body, particularly eliminatory organs such as the liver and kidneys. This then allows these organs to work at maximum efficiency and so you naturally shed weight (fat) quicker. Excellent Detox foods include; cereal grasses, lemons, grapefruits (these also contain an enzyme which accelerates fat loss), cucumber, mint, cherries, strawberries, grapes, prunes, apricots and cranberries. Do yourself a favor and invest in a Nutribullet or Nutri Ninja. These appliances are terrific for making your own detox and weight loss drinks and smoothies (and so easy to use).

Baba Ramdev Home Remedies for Weight Loss #9: Drink Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Apple cider vinegar is a powerful weight loss remedy. It helps to break down fat in the body, particularly brown fat (the one you want to get rid of) and also normalizes blood sugar and insulin levels. In addition, a compound in ACV known as acetic acid interferes with the body’s ability to digest starch, which means less is broken down and stored as body fat. The best way to take apple cider vinegar for weight loss is one tablespoon mixed in a glass of warm filtered water and drank 10 minutes before a main meal. Do this 3 times daily for best results. Just make sure you only use organic raw, unfiltered ACV containing the “mother” apple. And if you find you can’t stomach the liquid ACV, you can substitute it for the apple cider vinegar capsules, which work equally as well.

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Baba Ramdev Natural Weight Loss Remedies #10: Milk Thistle

If you haven’t read the hugely successful weight loss book “The Liver Cleansing Diet” by Dr Sandra Cabot, I highly recommend you do. Dr Cabot’s theory is that a poor functioning liver (“fatty liver”) is the main cause of people gaining weight, as well as not being able to lose weight. She’s definitely right on the money with this one. Research has shown that a sluggish liver can slow weight loss by at least 30%. I’ve already mentioned how important detoxification is for weight loss, and detoxifying the body’s biggest eliminatory and fat burning organ (the liver) is the most important of them all! And that’s where the potent milk thistle herb comes in. This herb is a super impressive liver detoxifier, cleanser and repairer. In fact, it’s one of the standard ingredients listed in most natural liver tonics. You can easily buy it in capsule form from most good health food stores or online from places. For dosage amounts, follow the directions on the bottle.

Baba Ramdev Home Remedies to Reduce Weight #11: Lemon and Black Pepper

Lemon juice is an old folk remedy for weight loss. It helps with liver detoxification and fat metabolism. Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which helps reduce fat levels in the blood. Black pepper also enhances the effectiveness of the lemon juice as well. Simply mix the juice of half a fresh lemon in a glass of filtered water. Add a few sprinkles of black pepper (4-6 turns of your pepper grinder) into the mix and drink 3 times daily.

Baba Ramdev Yoga Poses for Weight Loss

Baba Ramdev Setu Bandh (Bridge Pose) for Weight Loss

This asana is good for thighs, lower back and the core. For doing this asana, lie down on your back and bend your knees so that your feet’s rests on the floor. Keep the same distance between your feet and buttocks as your hands. Now, try to lift your body in the upward direction. Do this for 5-10 times & then release.

Baba Ramdev Bhekasana (Frog Pose) for Weight Loss

Lie on your belly and reach back to grab your feet as in bow pose. Now while inhaling, lift up your chest and squeeze the shoulders towards each other. Fold your feet towards the hip region and let your hands hold the toes. Hold this pose for 5 breaths and then gradually release.

Baba Ramdev Shalabhasana (Locust Pose) for Weight Loss

Lie on your belly and put your hands below your thighs while forehead and chin are resting on the floor. Now try to raise your left leg straight up to 10 inches. Do not bend your knees. Try doing the same thing with your right leg. At the final stage, do this with both your legs.

Baba Ramdev Chakki Chalan (Grinding Pose) for Weight Loss

Chakki Chalan asana is very effective for reducing belly fat. For this, you have to sit in a comfortable position & spread your legs straight in front of you. Keep your legs together in a straight position without bending your knees. After that join your hands & move it in circular motion over your legs. The circular motion will provide a good massage and will help in stretching your stomach, hands, and legs. Do it 10 times in clockwise position & 10 times in anti-clockwise position. Release slowly.

Baba Ramdev Pavanmuktasana (Wind-releasing Pose) for Weight Loss

This asana is good for your stomach & helps in reducing belly fat. Lie down on your back in a straight position. Now lift up your left leg & bend it from the knee. Try to touch your chin to your knee while pressing your left leg towards stomach. For this, you will have to lift up your head a little. Follow the same with the other leg and you can also try doing the same movement with both the legs at the same time.

Baba Ramdev Vakrasana (Twisted Pose) for Weight Loss

Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position. Keep your posture straight and keep your right hand on your left knee. Now, try to twist your body in the left direction. Do this in the right direction too.

Baba Ramdev Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) for Weight Loss

This asana helps in toning your arms & thighs. It also improves the flexibility of your body. Stand straight, with your feet wide apart. Now turn your right foot out to 90 degrees & left foot out to 15 degrees. Now bend your body to the right side, downward from the hips. Make sure that you keep your waist straight, allowing your left hand to come up in the air while your right hand comes down and touches the ground. Try to keep both the arms in a straight line. Repeat on the other side.

Baba Ramdev Garudasana (Eagle Pose) for Weight Loss

This asana is great to get thinner thighs, legs and arms. Stand on the floor in a straight position, keeping the hands besides the body. Lift your left leg up, fold it from the knee and wrap it around the right leg. Lift your hands up, bring them in front of the chest and wrap the left hand around the right hand looking straight.

Baba Ramdev Mayurasana (Peacock Pose) for Weight Loss

Shed those extra kilos around the stomach by practicing Mayurasana. Kneel down and sit on your heels. Keep your hands on the floor, fingers pointing towards your body, thumb outwards and palms pressed against the ground. Place elbows in such a way that they are pressed against your belly. Straighten your legs from behind and stretch them. Lift your body up, on your hands and legs. Remember to keep your body and legs be parallel to the floor.

Baba Ramdev Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) for Weight Loss

Surya Namaskar is a set of yoga asanas done in succession that can help reduce flab if done on a regular basis. Since it employs various forward and backward bending asanas that flex and stretch the spinal cord, it provides a stretch to the whole body. It is believed to be the best full body workout. It does not only help in reducing weight but also helps in keeping away other ailments.

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