Do you struggle with the never-ending cycle of dieting, only to end up back where you started? Don’t feel bad, because you’re not alone. Recent research has shown that traditional methods of dieting don’t actually work as well as all the hype would suggest. It seems that most diets these days are more centered around selling diet books than they are around helping people get healthy. So why not try ditching the diet, and picking up a few of these natural weight-loss remedies instead:
Block Carbs with Phaseolamin
A diet heavy in carbohydrates is one of the leading causes of obesity today, so it’s important to either reduce this macronutrient in your diet or block its absorption in your body. Phaseolamin, a natural extract derived from white kidney beans, has proved to be excellent in this regard. It’s very effective at neutralizing the starch in foods like bread, potatoes and other simple carbs. People who took this supplement lost twice as much weight in a recent study as those on a placebo, so including this supplement in your diet can help you slim down.
Eat Whole Fruits and Vegetables
Many people opt for fruit juices to satisfy their sweet tooth, and justify that it’s healthy because they’re getting some vitamins. But the truth is, fruit juice is simply flooding your body with sugar, without providing any staying power. Eat whole fruits (and veggies!) with your meal for fiber that will fill you up, preventing you from overeating the less healthy foods. You’ll get a boost of vitamins, antioxidants and be on your way to weight loss in no time.
Drink Green Tea
You might have heard that green tea is healthy for you, but if you’re looking to lose some weight, you definitely want to include this in your diet. Replacing your coffee with a cup of green tea everyday can actually increase your body’s ability to burn calories. A compound in green tea called EGCG increases calorie burn along with the many antioxidant properties found in the tea. If drinking tea isn’t, well, your cup of tea… you can take it as a supplement instead.
Rather than depriving yourself of the foods you love, try herbal supplements for weight management that help your body shed the weight itself. The essential vitamins and minerals found in these supplements help your body regulate its blood sugar, increase calorie burn and fat breakdown and support weight loss in the long term.