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Home Remedies for Overcoming Obesity

Obesity is the condition where a person has excessive deposit or storage of fat in his/her body. It can affect a person in any and every age group and is also not restricted by sex. Obesity is found more in people who consume food in large quantities and lead a sedentary live. A serious health hazard, the extra fat puts strain on the heart, kidneys, liver and joints of hips, knees and ankles. The causes of obesity include overeating, low basal metabolism, thyroid or pituitary gland disorders, sedentary lifestyle, genetic factors and hormonal imbalance. While being overweight refers to an increase in overall body weight, including essential body tissues, obesity refers only to excessive fat tissues. However, obesity can be treated effectively at home, resorting to some natural ways. Given below are some effective home remedies for curing the problem of obesity.
Home Remedies for Obesity

  • The easiest and effective remedy to fight obesity would be to have 10 grams of honey, along with a glass of warm water. Consume this in the morning, on an empty stomach. If found effective, the dose can be increased with time.
  • You can also mix juice of half a lime and one teaspoon of fresh honey in a glass of lukewarm water. Have this early in the morning, followed by every few hours intake.
  • Consuming 10-12 fully grown curry leaves every morning, for 3 months, is found beneficial in dealing with the problem of obesity.
  • Have one or two tomatoes, on an empty stomach, every morning. This has been found to be effective in curing obesity.
  • In a glass of boiling water, add ginger and lemon slices. Steep for sometime and strain the water. Have this decoction when warm. Not only would it treat obesity, it would also control overeating tendency.
  • In a cup of water, add 3 tsp limejuice, tsp powdered black pepper and 1 tsp honey. Have this concoction regularly, once a day, for 3 months.
  • Soak a handful of jujube or Indian plum leaves overnight. Strain the water in the morning and consume on an empty stomach. It will prove beneficial in curing obesity.
  • Include loads of cabbage in your diet. You can have its leaves raw or boiled. You can also make a vegetable out of it or use it in salads.
  • Take out fresh carrot juice, add a little water and churn it in a blender. Filter the juice and drink it.
  • Include French beans, jackfruits, grapes, figs, peaches, phalsa and guava in the diet.
  • Having green tea has been found to be beneficial in treating obesity. You can also consume tea made from dandelion root.
  • In a cup of lukewarm water, add tbsp honey and tsp holy basil paste. Consume this everyday, for treating obesity.
  • Horse gram can help cure obesity. Soak 1-2 tbsp horse gram in a glass of water and keep it overnight. Filter the concoction the next morning and have it on an empty stomach.
  • Make ginger paste and add a small amount to honey to it. Comsume this along with tsp natural guggul. It will prove effective in treating obesity.

Causes & Symptoms of Obesity

Obesity is a condition of the body, wherein there is an increase in the body adipose tissue (fat tissue) mass. The food that we consume on a daily basis provides us with the nutrients required for proper functioning of the body. The calories present in food items are used in the form of energy, by our body, for accomplishing various physical tasks. However, regular binging on high calorie food leads to an accumulation of excess calories in the body, as fat, resulting in obesity. To know more about the causes and symptoms of obesity, read through the following lines.
Causes Of Obesity

  • Genetic factors
  • Physical inactivity
  • Emotional or psychological factors
  • Stress
  • High-fat / high calorie diet
  • Medical problems
  • Quitting smoking
  • Certain medications
  • Wrong combination of food
  • Pregnancy
  • Overeating
  • Family Influence
  • Eating too much sugary foods
  • Slow metabolism
  • Weight cycling, caused by repeated attempts to lose weight by dieting, followed by binge eating
  • Underlying illness, such as hypothyroidism
  • Eating disorders, such as binge eating disorder
  • Insufficient sleep

Symptoms Of Obesity

  • Breathing disorders, such as sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Certain types of cancers, such as prostate and bowel cancer in men and breast and uterine cancer in women
  • Coronary artery (heart) disease
  • Depression
  • Gallbladder or liver disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Joint disease, such as osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes (type 2)
  • Joint problems, for example arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Heartburn
  • Snoring
  • Problems with fertility and pregnancy
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Shorter life expectancy
  • Negative self-image
  • Social isolation
  • Discrimination
  • Difficulty in undertaking normal tasks
  • Difficulty in maintaining personal hygiene
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