Obesity is the condition or physical state of the body when excessive deposition of fat takes place in the adipose tissue. Extra fat puts a strain on the heart, kidneys, liver and the joints such as the hips, knees and ankles and thus, overweight people are susceptible to several diseases like coronary thrombosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, gout, liver and gall bladder disorders.
Chief cause of obesity is overeating, irregular eating habits and not following the rules of eating or mixing non-compatible food items in one meal.
Natural Weight Loss tips
To loose weight and get rid of obesity naturally three things must be kept in mind:
- Controlling eating habits.
- Regular exercise - Exercise is an important part of any weight reduction plan. It helps to use up calories stored in body as fat.
- Avoiding the causes of weight gain
How to achieve Weight Loss Naturally
Walking is the best exercise to begin with and may be followed by running, swimming or rowing. Mint is very beneficial in losing weight. A chutney of green mint with some simple spices can be taken with meals. Mint tea also helps.
Spices like dry ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. are good for loosing weight and can be used in a number of ways. Regular intake of carrot juice.
Avoid rice and potato, which contain a lot of carbohydrates. Among cereals wheat is good.
Vegetables like bitter gourd (Karela), and bitter variety of drumstick are useful in loosing weight. Honey is an excellent home remedy for obesity. It mobilizes the extra deposited fat in the body allowing it to be utilized as energy for normal functions.
Fasting on honey and lime- juice is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity without the loss of energy and appetite. For this, mix one teaspoon of fresh honey with the juice of half a lime in a glass of lukewarm water. Choose 1 percent or skim milk products and reduced fat cheeses.
Replace ice cream with fat-free frozen yogurt. Replace sour cream with fat-free or low-fat plain yogurt. Make sure fish, poultry and meat are lean. Trim skin and fat. Broil, roast or steam foods. Green Leafy Vegetables such as
lettuce, spinach, cabbage, and bok choy are terrific natural appetite suppressants. They are remarkably low in calories and are a good source of fiber.
Green Leafy Vegetables are considered "negative calorie" foods because it can take more calories for your body to digest these foods than there are in these foods themselves.