Obesity

October 8, 2007 RENU

  1. Avoid too much salt, fat.
  2. Mint very beneficial. Eat mint chutney, mint tea. 
  3. Spices like dry ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. r good for loosing wgt.
  4. Regular intake of carrot j helps.
  5. Bitter veg’s like karela, bitter drumstick good. 
  6. Honey mobilizes extra deposited fat allowing it to be utilized as energy for normal functions
    Dosage: Start with 10g/1T with hot h20, 1t l.j early in the morning. Fasting on honey & l.j is highly beneficial in obesity treatment without the loss of energy & appetite. For this, take 1t honey+1/2l.j+1gl warm h20 sev times a day at regular intervals. 
  7. Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits conversion of sugar & other CHO’s into fat. Hence, great value in wgt reduction.
  8. Exercise helps to use up calories stored in body as fat.
  9. The gum of Commiphora Mukul called ‘guggulu’ is the drug of choice for the treatment of obesity.
  10. Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to assess wgt problems & associated health risks. Once overweight is determined, other assessments – like the Hip Ratio – should follow. BMI generally fails when applied to persons still growing or to athletes where muscle build-up is extensive. BMI may not be useful for the following conditions: Pregnancies, Mental illnesses, Breast-feeding women, Anorexia nervosa, Osteoporosis etc.
  11. Green Tea & Kelp may increase the metabolic rate
  12. Bromelain, pyruvate may help reduce fat; Garcinia cambogia, Hydroxycitric acid help to reduce appetite & fat;
  13. There r a no of Thermogenic Herbs which increase the metabolism & burn off fat like  Ephedra, Garcinia cambogia, Fucus vesiculosis, Black & Green Tea, etc.;
  14. Minerals like chromium help regulate blood sugar level. In vegs, beans, seeds, grains, nuts, c’d chicken/turkey skinless, fruit.
  15. Apple, unsweetend p.apple may reduce fat directly.
  16. Barley, beans, olives will reduce cholesterol.
  17. Some herbs help to reduce h20 retention.
  18. Waist-hip ratio helps to further assess a possible health risk. Pear-shape means fat is more stored in thighs, hips, buttocks, less risk. Apple-shape means fat is stored in abdominal area from where it can more easily re-enter the blood stream. 

Diet recommended to lose wgt

Early morning: 1gl warm h20+1/2l.j+1t honey.
B.fast: sprouts, 1c skimmed milk.
Midmorning: 1gl orange/p.apple/carrot j.
Lunch: Raw veg salad or steamed vegs. Whole grain bread/whole wheat roti, 1gl b.milk with r’d cumin seeds, cilantro, little salt, some grated ginger.

Mid-afternoon: Coconut h20, dry fruits, lemon tea, soup.  

Dinner: Whole grain bread/roti, st’d vegs, fruits except banana & apple.

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