Habits and erratic lifestyles are responsible for obesity. The most important contributor is your daily regime. You eat right and exercise but, sadly, nearly all of your efforts are negated if you're staying up all night catching up on 'Empire.' In study after study, shorter amounts of sleep are associated with higher BMI levels and larger waistlines. The primary reason? "Lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin, and decreased levels of leptin, the satiety hormone," explains Alissa Rumsey, Registered Dietitian and Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Research also shows that when we're sleep-deprived, our brains respond more strongly to junk food and have less of an ability to practice portion control."
To stay on track toward your flat-belly goals, aim for no less than 7 hours of sleep per evening and to accelerate your weight loss wins.
- 1 Baba Ramdev Home Remedies for Obesity
- 1.1 Baba Ramdev Natural Weight Loss Remedy #12: Ginseng
- 1.2 Baba Ramdev Home Remedy for Weight Loss: #13: No “Bad Fats” Or Aspartame
- 1.3 Baba Ramdev Natural Weight Loss Remedies #14: Coconut Oil
- 1.4 Baba Ramdev Home Remedies for Weight Loss #15: Kelp and Iodine
- 1.5 Baba Ramdev Natural Remedies for Weight Loss #16: Eat Quality Protein
- 1.6 Baba Ramdev Home Remedies to Lose Weight #17: Only Eat a Small Amount Of Carbohydrates
- 1.7 Baba Ramdev Natural Weight Loss Remedy #18: Avoid Sugar
- 1.8 Baba Ramdev Home Remedies for Weight Loss #19: Honey and Cinnamon
- 1.9 Baba Ramdev Home Remedies To Reduce Weight #20: Eat Regularly
Baba Ramdev Home Remedies for Obesity
Baba Ramdev Natural Weight Loss Remedy #12: Ginseng
Ginseng is a strong stimulant herb that’s been proven to help speed up the body’s metabolism and regulate blood sugar levels. It also gives a potent energy boost (which is great for exercising) and increases mental alertness significantly. Of all the natural “performance enhancers” out there, ginseng is by far the best. You can buy Korean red ginseng (the best form) from most health food suppliers or online. Just be aware that when it comes to purchasing ginseng, the cheaper brands aren’t always the best (many use cheap, low quality ginseng).
Baba Ramdev Home Remedy for Weight Loss: #13: No “Bad Fats” Or Aspartame
Fat is only good for you when it comes from natural food sources, not man-made or altered foods. Dozens of studies have now proven that unnatural fats from margarine, shortening and hydrogenated vegetable oils (this also includes the dangerous vegetable oils sold in clear bottles in supermarkets) can more than double the risk of heart attack in both men and women, along with causing infertility, sterility, breast cancer and prostate cancer. The reason these oils are so toxic and dangerous is they contain extremely high levels of trans fatty acids and free radicals. And as far as weight loss goes, these foods will do nothing but clog up your body (anti detox) and actually make you gain weight instead of lose it!
Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal or artificial sweetener 951) is just as toxic and bad for you. Plenty of studies have now been able to confirm that this chemical can cause horrible brain disorders such as seizures, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, depression, memory loss and anxiety attacks. In fact, nearly 80% of the 6,500 complaints received by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in 1990 involved aspartame. The interesting thing about aspartame is it’s found in most diet products (over 6000 to be exact) yet it actually makes you crave carbohydrates and put on fat, not lose it. Of course, this is the very thing you don’t want to happen when you’re trying to lose weight.
Baba Ramdev Natural Weight Loss Remedies #14: Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a nutritional marvel. There’s virtually no health problem this amazing food can’t help with – and weight loss is certainly one of them! In studies, coconut oil has been shown to significantly boost metabolism and reduce appetite and food cravings. The MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides) in coconut oil also help the body burn calories by using up fat for energy. Of course, we now know that cutting good fats out of the diet will actually make you gain weight rather than lose it, so you must still receive a daily supply of healthy fats if you want to lose weight. And coconut oil, along with evening primrose oil, are two of the best sources.
Here’s a snippet of what renowned coconut oil expert, Dr Bruce Fife, had to say about this-
Adding fat’s from coconut oil into your diet can be the key to your weight loss success. Low-fat dieting actually causes weight gain and is one of the reasons for our current obesity epidemic. You can lose weight on these diets temporarily, but in the long run you end up gaining all your weight back, and then some. In fact, studies show that 95 percent of those people who go on low-fat diets eventually regain all their weight. That’s a 95 percent failure rate! My coconut ketogenic book explains all this in much more detail.
So to get your supply of coconut oil, take anywhere between 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil every day with or without food. And don’t be afraid of having too much. You can’t overdose on this wonder food so go nuts with it.
Baba Ramdev Home Remedies for Weight Loss #15: Kelp and Iodine
You may have already read that a poor functioning thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) is one of the main causes of weight gain and one of the main causes not being able to lose weight. This is 100% correct. When you have an underactive thyroid, your metabolism slows dramatically. This is the reason why you still gain weight even if you don’t eat much. A low thyroid also causes severe fatigue and low energy levels. Of course, this makes it virtually impossible to exercise for weight loss and so a vicious cycle develops. You have a slow (probably non-existent) metabolism as well as no energy for exercising so the weight just continues to pile on. Thankfully though, this is relatively easy to fix. By taking in enough liquid iodine and/or kelp, you can easily stimulate and boost your thyroid gland so it begins working correctly and at peak condition once again. When this happens, you’ll literally start to see the fat on your body melt away before your eyes.
Baba Ramdev Natural Remedies for Weight Loss #16: Eat Quality Protein
Protein helps to convert loose fat into muscle, which is vital for weight loss and toning. Protein is also a great weight control aid as it not only satisfies the palette, it helps keep you fuller for longer. In addition, protein helps stop unwanted insulin and blood sugar level spikes in the body which occur when you consume certain carbohydrates (some carbs can in fact raise your insulin levels quite dramatically and cause sugar cravings and energy loss). So it’s always a good idea to eat some quality protein with a carbohydrate meal. Good protein choices include: Chicken and turkey (without skin and not fried), lean red meat (grilled not fried), lamb, pork, prawns, scallops, fish, eggs, low fat cottage cheese, haloumi, natural yogurt, nuts, seeds, and whey.
Baba Ramdev Home Remedies to Lose Weight #17: Only Eat a Small Amount Of Carbohydrates
You do need some carbohydrates as these help to fight the dreaded hunger pangs. Only ever eat natural carbs “from the earth” though, not anything that’s been refined or processed. Best sources include low glycemic (low insulin and blood sugar releasing) fruits such as strawberries, apricots, oranges, nectarines, pears and watermelon, and vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, celery and lettuce. Only eat a small amount of whole grains and beans (kidney beans, etc) too. And remember once again, not too many carbs.
Baba Ramdev Natural Weight Loss Remedy #18: Avoid Sugar
Sugar really is enemy number one for weight loss. If you consume high sugary foods and drinks you haven’t got a hope in hell of losing weight. Sugar spikes your body’s insulin and blood sugar levels like nothing else, and once this occurs the energy (calories) from the foods you eat then gets deposited into your fat cells. In addition to this, processed sugars contain lots of empty calories, which also get stored as body fat. And worst of all, refined sugars don’t fill you up as easily as natural foods and they’re also highly addictive so you naturally eat more!
Of all the sugars, refined and processed sugars are definitely the worst. So all processed foods must be cut from your diet completely if you want to lose weight. Natural sugars (from fruits and vegetables) are certainly okay, however, we do recommend you stay with the low sugar varieties mentioned above to avoid any unnecessary insulin and blood sugar spikes.
Some of the refined sugars and sugar containing foods you need to look out for and avoid include; dextrose, brown sugar, cane crystals, cane sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, crystal dextrose, evaporated cane juice, fructose sweetener, fruit juice concentrates, high-fructose corn syrup, liquid fructose, malt syrup, maple syrup, molasses, pancake syrup, raw sugar, sugar syrup and white sugar.
Baba Ramdev Home Remedies for Weight Loss #19: Honey and Cinnamon
Yes honey contains sugar (natural sugar), but it also helps promote fat metabolism and fat burning. Cinnamon regulates blood sugar levels and insulin levels and stops you from overeating (and is especially good for overweight people who are also diabetics). Used together, these two foods are a powerful weight loss combo. Simply mix 1 teaspoon of organic cinnamon powder in a cup of boiled water. Leave to steep for 15-20 minutes then add 1 teaspoon of local honey (do not use processed honey). Drink this concoction twice daily on an empty stomach.
Baba Ramdev Home Remedies To Reduce Weight #20: Eat Regularly
Eating less but eating more often is a sure-fire way to lose weight. Five to six small meals per day are far better than the traditional three big meals. It’s a lot easier for your body to digest and burn up small meals than big meals, and the added bonus is you never feel hungry. Just be sure to reduce your portion sizes and only eat until you feel slightly full but satisfied. Don’t eat until you feel as bloated as a pregnant goldfish! And never skip meals either. Your body will go into starvation mode straight away and start storing all of the calories you eat from that point on (not a good thing). This is the theory and basis behind the hugely successful book “French Women Don’t get Fat”. Read home remedies part 3 here.