In this post – Top 3 Weight Loss Herbs, I shall provide brief details on three of the best natural health products that can really boost your efforts in losing weight using natural herbs and keeping it off.
To start with let me reiterate “Eating healthy” is important so that you can perform at an optimum level with your mind and body. What food or type of foods you choose to eat daily controls how you’ll feel, how much fat you store in your body and can be a barometer to your overall health and energy levels.
There is a term that is doing the rounds and it is “Superfoods” these are foods mostly plant-based — these are thought to be nutritionally dense and thus good for one’s health. Ginseng, Gingko, Sweet Potato, Maca, Almonds, Blueberries, Tongkat Ali and Acai berries are a few examples of foods that have been labeled “superfoods”.
Consuming food items that are packed with nutrients is a good idea when you are trying to lose weight. A diet should be a healthy lifestyle choice, one which if done correctly can reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stroke at the same time help you lose that extra fat and get in shape.
Losing Weight with Herbs
It’s not going to be fast or easy, but it can be exciting, challenging and sometimes rewarding to your body, mind, and spirit. Three herbs are listed below, there are many more to list, in this post on weight loss, I shall provide the top 3 weight loss herbs in my view.
Want to lose weight and keep it off then you must exercise regularly. I would recommend the simplest one, walking 30mins daily if you can which offers cardio work, flexibility and strength training all in one easy no-frills package. In order to support a new workout, try this Ginseng herb it is an adaptogen which helps the body adjust to the stresses of change – both physical and mental.
Ginseng isn’t a miracle supplement for weight loss or to re-sculpt your body overnight. It will, however, give you more access to stored energy, make you less tired and, therefore, more likely to stick to a new routine. Try purchasing them in capsule or a tincture form, making sure to follow recommended doses. For optimum results, consume ginseng in an on, off fashion (i.e. consume for one month at a time, take a two-week respite from the herb, then repeat).
Now that we have the first herb which gives access to stored energy, thus allowing you to be more active and have energy, the next herb for burning fat.
This one is simple, Green tea, forget the coffee for now, Green tea used for fat burning contains a powerful antioxidant known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), this EGCG complex has been shown to elevate metabolic rate for increased lipolysis, in simple layman terms fat burning (gosh who comes up with these medical terms). You can drink Green Tea instead of standard brew during the day to help burn body fat, therefore, reducing weight.
Yes; you read correctly, garlic helps burn belly fat, it’s not just an herb that you add to your cooking. It also reduces LDL cholesterol, may lower your risk of heart disease, improves blood circulation. In addition, it also moderates oxidative damage from free radicals, helping combat the aging process.
You can eat fresh garlic, although it’s not the best of tastes, you can add a spoon of honey to sliced garlic and eat it that way. Garlic can also be added to salads or other dishes that you cook. There are garlic supplements available that you can buy. Always read the label and stick to the recommended dosage.
In cases where you have existing medical conditions or taking regular medication, contact your medical doctor before starting on any diet or physical exercise.
In Summary, a few reality checks that I think is important to mention: the first one to note on weight loss – is that, with age your metabolic rate drops. This is just the truth of the matter as you age your body changes and therefore very little you can do to reverse that clock. Your activity level drop, you most probably spend more time stuck to a chair than actually doing any physical activity, along with your ability to burn fat and build muscle.
That doesn’t mean that you cannot lose weight, it simply means you need to be careful with what you eat and how active you are to burn off those extra calories and fats you consume.
Second weight loss tip – permanent weight loss is a whole mind/body/lifestyle change. Your attitude, your habits, and your mind must change in order to change your body. Can herbs help? Yes, they can, but you have to be willing to make the change for it to work
- foods that have superfood status include those rich in antioxidants.
- Weight loss herbs – can help you, if you are willing to make the change in your eating and exercise habits.
- Eating healthy foods regularly is key for the wellbeing of the mind and body when it comes to weight loss
- Healthy lifestyle choices, including diet, can reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
- Eat garlic to burn body fat and lose weight.
- Drink Green Tea to combat weight gain and lose weight over time.
- Consume Ginseng to increase energy and get active to lose weight.