15 Best Home Remedies for Weight Loss and Obesity

home remedies for weight loss

Obesity is one of the important problems in today’s world. There are lifestyle issues that are leading to obesity in this modern age. An unhealthy lifestyle is one of the main reasons for weight gain. Fast-food habits, sitting jobs, no outdoor activities, smartphone obsession are the main part of today’s unhealthy lifestyle.

The internet is full of tips and tricks for weight loss. Every other blogger is writing about the ways to lose weight or giving you a diet chart to lose weight. Some of them are genuine but most of them are fake. I know what you are thinking, “you are also doing the same thing.” But I am listing here the proven way to lose weight. Every method listed here is tested by me. Don’t believe?? Look at these two pictures:

from fat to fit

I was not fat but I was over-weight. At that time I realized that I have to lose weight. I have done yoga, took a healthy diet, cut off fast food, and took some home remedies for weight loss. I am sharing my knowledge and experience with you guys.

For losing weight, first, you have to know the reason for your weight gain and how your body works. If you want to lose weight, an increase in metabolism should be the primary concern for you to lose weight. To increase metabolism, one must prepare a good diet that can naturally increase the rate of metabolism in the body. There are companies and dieticians who can prepare diet charts for you. They are strict but effective. But if you don’t want to consult a diet expert then no problem. You can prepare your own diet chart including home remedies to lose weight.

Secondly, Do exercise or yoga with a healthy diet. Exercise helps you to be a little flexible on your diet regime. Power Yoga is the best exercise to lose weight. I lost weight from a diet plan and Yoga. This combination is a miracle if you want to lose weight fast. Otherwise, a strict diet plan can also help you but it takes time. Also, I included few home remedies for weight loss in my diet chart.

Now, let’s talk about the diet plan. The main part of a diet which increases weight is Carbohydrates. If you want to lose weight, cut down carbohydrates from your daily diet plan for weight loss. Fat and protein are a must for a body. You can increase the fat and protein portion in your diet but not carbohydrates while dieting. Remember, if you are cutting down the carbohydrates, do increase the amount of fat in the diet. Decreasing both at the same time may lead to weakness.

Also, prefer unsaturated fats in place of saturated fats in your diet plan for weight loss. It’s definitely not practical to eliminate all the saturated fat from your diet plan because it’s present in many foods. But you can replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats in your diet like replace cooking oil with coconut oil.

Here is the list of some tested home remedies for weight loss. If you want to lose weight fast, do include these home remedies in your diet plan and do yoga regularly. You can replace yoga with jogging or gymming. It’s completely your decision.

Home Remedies for Weight Loss

Here are certain ways to reduce weight at home:

1. Drinking filtered water:

drink water to lose weight

Water is the key ingredient and must to lose weight. Water acts as a suppressant for keeping your stomach full, while it hydrates the body which increases metabolism. Flushing out of water clears the kidney and helps to break fat. Always drink lukewarm or warm water. It increases the process of losing weight, as the calories burn in lowering the water temperature to the body temperature.

Don’t drink water above your capacity. Just drink to hydrate your body. Lukewarm water does wonders if you have a glass 30 mins before and after each meal. This also helps in lowering the quantity of your food on your plate.

2. Lukewarm Honey and lemon water:

honey lemon water to lose weight

It’s good to start your day with a glass of warm water. Here is an addition to increase your weight loss process, by replacing normal water with honey and lemon lukewarm water. You can consume this honey lemon water which flushes out the fats. It helps you to fasten the process of weight loss by reducing the fat content in the body.

Read more: Best ways to use lemon for weight loss

3. Detox Water:

detox water to lose weight

Detox water helps in releasing the toxins of the body which increases the metabolism and helps in weight loss. Take a jug of water and add slices of cucumber, lemon, and cinnamon stick in it. Leave it overnight and drink this first in the morning. You can also replace your normal water with detox water if you want.

Here are more ways to make detox water to lose weight.

4. Green tea:

green tea weight loss

Green tea is a fat burner drink. The powerful antioxidants present in green tea help your body to burn out fat easily. You can have 3 to 4 cups of green tea on a regular basis. Green tea is packed with vitamin C, zinc, selenium, and traces of minerals.

Lemon green tea is also preferable if you want a little taste in your green tea. I always keep lemon green tea bags on my office desk. Just take a cup of hot water and dip the teabag. Your green tea is ready without any extra effort.

Green tea can also help you on your cheat day. Do take a cup of green tea with your pizza or burger. The flavonoids and caffeine present in green tea can help in losing weight by promoting metabolic rate and increasing fat oxidation.

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5. Cayenne Pepper:

cayenne-peppers-for weight loss

Cayenne pepper helps to lose weight and aids in controlling obesity. It contains an ingredient named capsaicin which stimulates your metabolism and increases your energy loss. It also helps in digestion and suppresses the appetite.

Blood sugar levels have an impact on the body weight. Cayenne pepper helps to keep that in check and controls the levels. Hence, the sugar levels need to be balanced to have a proportionate appetite.

You can consume cayenne pepper in several ways:

  • use it to make tea and drink cayenne pepper tea regularly or
  • mix it in warm water with lemon and honey, or
  • generously add cayenne pepper in your meals with ginger and other spices.

Include cayenne pepper in your diet plan for weight loss and feel the difference faster.

6. Curry leaves:

home remedies for weight loss

Curry leaves acts as an ayurvedic dose to control obesity and helps to control diabetes and reduce triglyceride. The curry leaves help improve digestion by eliminating harmful toxins and fats from the body.

You can consume 10 fresh curry leaves early in the morning, you must continue over 1 month to reach the desired results.

7. Rose Petal water:

rose water for weight loss

Rose petals act like a natural diuretic. Diuretics stimulates the kidneys and helps in flushing out the toxins from the body. The reduction of water and salt from the body leads you to drink more water to keep you hydrated and to balance your appetite. Though may not be a permanent weight loss procedure but should surely be an additive.

You can heat water and add rose petals (fresh or dry both works). Cover the container with the water for a while and then you can regularly have one or little more than a cup in the morning on an empty stomach. It is difficult to get rose petals but it is one of the considerable home remedies for weight loss.

8. Honey and ginger juice:

honey ginger juice to lose weight

This combination is effective to lose weight and control obesity. Honey being high on fructose hence the liver produces glucose which heightens the fat-burning hormones in the body. While the ginger as the other will suppress craving for unhealthy food and boosts metabolism.

You can take it in the form of juice or in the form of tea. Ginger honey tea is the great home remedy to lose weight. You can take this tea 2-3 times a day.

Also read, 10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

9. Lemon, Honey and Black pepper:

peppercorns-weight loss

This trio is well known as a fat-burner. The mixture of lemon, honey, and black pepper has been one of the most traditional Indian ways to combat weight gain. Lemon contains pectin fiber which reduces cravings and untimely hunger, it also maintains the pH of the system which prevents fat storing in the body.

Black pepper has the best ingredient piperine which does not allow new fat-cells to develop in the body. The combination of the three helps to build your metabolism and reduces weight gain.

You should put all three in a lukewarm water. You need to drink a glass of this mixture regularly over two months to experience the change.

10. Peppermint:

peppermint-home remedy to lose weight

Peppermint is an age-old practice by our forefathers to cool down our digestive system after meals. It smell stimulates the digestion process and calms down the digestive tract hence it can work wonders to stop sweet cravings post dinner. It helps to balance your diet and meals better which leads to weight loss. Therefore, I included peppermint in the list of home remedies for weight loss.

11. Zero Calorie Vegetables:

appetite-home remedy for weight loss

Try to include lots of vegetables in your diet plan. It is better if you eat zero calories vegetables. These vegetables are called zero calories vegetables as you burn more calories while eating these then gaining. Celery, cabbage, asparagus, beets, cucumbers are some zero calorie vegetables.

Cabbage is low in calories and high in fiber content. It is one of the most authentic home remedies to control body weight and reduce fat. It acts as a rich source of vitamin A and C which helps in digestion and prevents cancer. Cabbage can be best consumed raw in the form of salads or in the mix with other low-calorie vegetables stir-fried in very less oil.

Read more: Best Delicious and Easy Veg Salad Recipes

12. Aloe Vera Juice:

aloe vera benefits

You can take lemon honey water and Aloe vera juice alternatively in the morning. You can plant Aloe Vera at home or you can buy aloe vera juice from the market. Mix aloe vera juice and water in equal quantity and drink it on empty stomach.

Aloe vera is a magical plant that has the ability to cure many problems, from hair to toe. Aloe vera is a great source of polysaccharides and powerful antioxidants. It has the power to make our immune system stronger and prevents the growth of free oxidative radicals inside our body. This amazing home remedy helps to increase metabolism and leads to weight loss.

13. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a rich source of acetic acid that has anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity properties which promotes weight loss. You need 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 glass of water, and Honey which is optional. Drink this twice a day.

14. Cinnamon

cinnamon home remedy

Cinnamon is use for obesity and reduce weight for years. It helps in reducing the bad effects of eating high-fat foods that leads to weight-loss.

Take a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1 glass of warm water, ½ lemon and Honey. Mix all of them and drink it only once daily on an empty stomach.

15. Coconut Oil

coconut oil home remedies for weight loss

As we told earlier, prefer unsaturated fats in place of saturated fats in your diet plan for weight loss. Medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil helps in weight-loss by increasing metabolism. You can use it as a seasoning to flavor your salads and dishes.

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This is my answer to your query “how to lose weight quickly“. You can infuse a rich diet of fruits and vegetables mainly into your diet and cut the carbohydrates. Be regular and follow a strict routine for the best results. Also, do exercise or yoga four days a week with these home remedies for weight loss. Hope you start with our home remedies soon and share with us your experiences and success stories. Get going today!

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  • Ee Sing says:

    Wow. I didn’t know there were so many other ways that could help with weight loss. I tried the first few but the rest were really informative for me.

    • Deepika says:

      There are many more ways that can help with weight loss. But all these need patience and little efforts on physical activities too.

  • Wow i’ll definitely try these.Which is your favourite among these.Thanks for sharing it’s really informative.

    • Deepika says:

      I am glad to know that you are going to give these a shot. I personally prefer lemon honey water, ginger juice, green tea and curry leaves.

  • Kemi says:

    I cook and eat with almost everything here. Cayenne pepper and ginger are staple ingredients in my food and I drink tea with lemon and honey all the time. I don’t want to lose weight. On the contrary, I’m eating carbs to add more as I’ve always been naturally slim lol. People always think the grass is greener on the other side, eh?

    • Deepika says:

      I am glad to know that you don’t need to lose weight.:) Obesity is a serious issue as many other problems arise due to obesity.

  • Claire says:

    I have been lucky to never really have to deal with important weight gain or loss. Being French for me it’s all about having a bit of everything but be reasonable with the quantities. I will keep some of those tips in mind!

    • Deepika says:

      Touch wood. You are indeed a lucky person. 🙂 No one wants to deal with weight issues or obesity but fast food making it more difficult to be in proper shape.

  • hi
    well have still not reached the point where i need to think about reducing obesity but i liked your suggestions about the ways to drink water , i think i can incorporate one or two of them

  • Getting off the extra weight is such a big problem and what we consume becomes very important. I second your thoughts for detox water, green tea and reducing carbs in the food is very helpful! New learning about rose petals, aloe vera and curry leave. Happy that i have been using curry leaves in our cooking 🙂 Do you think that is also helpful or one needs to take them raw?

    • Deepika says:

      Obesity is indeed a big problem because of our current lifestyle. You need to do a lot more than you think to lose weight. Curry leaves are an important ingredient in Indian cuisine. You can take them in any form. I personally use curry leaves powder. You can also use this form. Just dry the leaves in the shed and grind them in a grinder. Take a teaspoon daily. 🙂

  • FS Page says:

    Wow.. These are some great tips to stay fit and lose weight. I have been trying warm water, honey and lemon mix every morning since couple of months and I can really see the change. If not anything, it provides a lot of energy and freshness every morning. Never tries rose petal water but it seems it will be very tasty. Thanks for the lovely list.

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