Natural Ways to Lose Weight

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Aug 31, 2011

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Every year the fitness industry makes millions out of obese people with ample promises of weight loss that are hardly ever fulfilled. When there is a will there is a way and weight loss may not always require professional help. At your disposal are perfectly natural ways to lose weight.


Tips to Lose Weight Naturally

Fibrous and Citrus Fruits

Most unwanted weight is acquired through the consumption of extra calories. At the same time nutrition is compromised. Balance it out by eating plenty of fibrous fruits like apples, pears and peaches. They instantly make you feel full and provide plenty of vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy body. Citrus fruits won’t quell your hunger but are high in Vitamin C and remain the best option if you want to avoid sugary caffeine drinks. They instantly make you feel fresh and boost your energy levels.



While you’re sipping green tea to accelerate weight loss, do not forget to add a teaspoonful of honey to it instead of refined sugar. The best sugar source in the world is also full of enzymes which are extremely beneficial. Honey is also better than saccharine or other chemical substitutes for table sugar.



Choose vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini and other gourds that come with high water content. These veggies are a proven natural method for stimulating weight loss. Never overcook but let them remain a bit green. Add to these leaves like spinach and cabbage and you have got yourself the best diet food in the world.



Drinking plenty of water not only gets the toxins out of your system but leads to rapid weight loss. However, be careful to minimise your salt intake as high sodium levels in your body result in water retention.



Chewing is one of the best way to lose weight naturally as when you fake mastication your gastric juices start pumping and your metabolic rate increases. The extra calories will burn faster and you will lose weight. The down side is that you may feel hungrier. You can remedy it by consuming vegetables and fruits. When you’re chewing do not opt for sugary chewing gums. Avoid even the artificially sweetened ones. Cardamoms, cloves or mint leaves are safer and natural choices.



Up your protein intake as you lower your carbs consumption. Go for beans, lean white meat and lentils with minimum rice and chapatis. Protein will help you build a stronger body without the unnecessary fat.



Without exercise the protein you consume will be stored as fat so it’s necessary that you move your body in a regulated way. You don’t need a fancy gym membership with heavy duty machines to help you. Try perfectly natural ways to exercise like sprinting and running. You can also use your body weight against itself to work out. For instance push ups and sit ups are two such methods. Women should not feel hesitant to do that either because weight free exercises are for everyone. 



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