Obesity Remedies

| Modified on Jun 28, 2018

Treating obesity requires a balanced approach that incorporates diet regulation, exercise and metabolism support. Changing the diet to regulate the metabolism as well as incorporating an effective exercise routine is often enough to shed excess body fat. In some cases, however, weight loss is not achieved without a dietary supplement for support.

What is Obesity?

Obesity can be defined as simply having too much body fat. Different from being overweight, obesity is characterized by the fat stores rather than just excess weight. Obesity occurs as an individual consumes more calories than his or her body uses. As the calories are consumed but not used, the energy is stored in fat buildup.

Natural Treatments for Losing Excess Body Fat

Regulating the diet is generally the first line of defense against excess weight. Additionally, exercise can be added to a regular routine to aid in caloric burn. In some cases, however, a dietary supplement is needed to boost the metabolism and increase weight loss.

Dietary Changes

The best diet for losing weight is one that regulates caloric intake, specifically in terms of sugar. Increasing consumption of leafy greens, lean proteins and balanced fats while reducing the intake of sugar, fruit and carbs, many individuals experience weight loss.


A balanced exercise plan is also vital for controlling obesity. Any regimen should incorporate cardiovascular exercise as well as at least limited weight or strength training to reduce fat and build muscle. Individuals should aim to exercise at least 5 days a week.

Nutritional Supplements

An effective nutritional supplement is also an important part of controlling weight. Vitamin D, calcium and omega-3s are all nutrients that are vital for regular bodily functioning as well as weight loss and maintenance. These supplements function in specific ways to prevent fat absorption and regulate the body’s response to insulin to prevent fat buildup.

Obesity is a widely increasing condition that is characterized by an excess amount of fat in the body. While different methods have been identified for treating the condition, a balanced approach that incorporates diet, exercise and nutritional regulation is best.


Posted by Dinesh (Chennai, India) on 10/28/2013

Hi...Cabbage (raw or boiled) is a home remedy for obesity. Dinesh

Replied by Specialk
(Massachusetts, US)

I love cabbage but your suggestion is too vague. Can you give some specific recipes or suggestions on how much or how often? I am a huge fan of Indian food and spices so I am amenable to some authentic recipes that I can use. Thanks.

Replied by Tea
(New Zealand)

I learned to cook with an Indian lady!

  • 2 onions dices
  • 1tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground garlic

(they call it garlic ginger masala usually blended together with lots of salt and frozen)

1 heaped tsp of each of these: generous heap ( I think I do More)

  • coriander powder
  • turmeric
  • cumin powder
  • Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder optional

( if wanted can add about 8 cloves, cinnamon stick and a star anise, I don't)

  • optional curry leaves
  • Huge amount of cabbage thinly sliced.
  • fresh chopped coriander stalks and leaves.

Prep all Veggies first...as you have to stand over it.


Melt coconut oil (extra virgin) or any other healthy oil in a large frypan or wok. Add onions to medium-high heat and a bit of salt and sauté for well over 5 minutes (may need to add more oil) till golden but not dark brown, (they kind of make a popping noise toward the end and look fat as my observation but not essential)

STIR continuously.

Add spices and continue a further min, add garlic ginger masala and salt a furth 30 secs as it spits.

More oil if needed.

Add cabbage and toss continuously add salt, yes they use allot of salt and she would use sugar but I don't.

taste and if you need to add more spice or garlic I make a hole in the centre add a bit of oil and spice to cook for a min, then stir it through.

cook till you like it, I like mine soft so I usually add chunkier vein bits first.


Use the same method for green beans and peas

or peas and spinach

I think beans and peas or spinach is yummiest

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Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn.) on 11/10/2007

Most hospitals don't cook any more (just as schools also) but have the food catered and brought into the hospital. Our schools' meals are more atrocious than hospsitals' meals, by far. I would have laughed when I read that schools had petitioned the federal government and got an ok on counting the catsup packet served along with fries as a vegetable, if it hadn't been so pathetic and such potential of damaging our children. I have visited several elementary, middle & high schools over the past few years and seldom saw anything that wasn't grease-laden, sugar laden and most likely also MSG laden. Now with all the hype on the obesity epidemic in our kids (as well as our adultsl) they will probably also be laden with both MSG and aspartame. I agree with Ted that most of our obesity can be attributed to damage from MSG. We will probably see Alzheimer's moving on down into childhood then, as used to be called adult onset diabetes mellitus has, because I believe neurologist Russell L. Blaylock knows what he's talking about when he says that the most deadly form of MSG is any hydrolyzed plant (corn, soy, etc) protein because it kills off both calcium and sodium transport cells of the brain and central nervous system. It seems that separately, they only kill off one type of neuron.

EC: MSG goes under many aliases, one of the most common being "hydrolyzed vegetable protein," an additive used to increase the protein content of a wide variety of foods.

Ted's Remedies

Posted by Karen (USA) on 11/11/2007

Hello Ted, I wanted to mention that I recently discovered that I have a link to boils and high fructose corn syrup, it happens every time. I try to avoid it like the plague. I have to be careful about reading labels... now that we need corn for fuel, I think we should get rid of that stuff. Do you know of any advantages of keeping it around now that we've found it to "help" with obesity?? thanks,"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Karen: The worst sugar I can imagine is the corn syrup fructose, found in nearly all the soft drinks and many in prepared foods and ingredients, such as ketchup.

Technically speaking there is worse sugar than this, but luckily is not sold in the market such as ribose sugar, for example.

Bacteria which causes boils need sugar to fuel their growth and nothing grows better than fructose syrup (or corn syrup) or even glucose is just as bad. Sucrose can place some blame, but unfortunately the present classification using sucrose as highest on glycemic index is not exactly a correct one.

The way to kill the boils is to use xylitol added to the foods instead of any sugar. Xylitol kills certain bacteria and fungus which caused the boils, but alkalizing in an important one. Of course the xylitol needs to be taken somewhat between 1/2 teaspoon divided dose of 3 times per day, with sufficient water and sufficient alkalinity from baking soda, which is seen at least 1/2 teaspoon in 1/2 glass of water usually 2 to 3 times a day.

Borax remedies can block negative actions of sugar on the boils with borax in 1% h2O2 topical application, or even 1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of drinking water to block the sugar metabolism caused by the boils, thus reducing the condition too.

Although vitamin B1 with sufficient alkalinity of the body and vitamin B3 and B6, vanadium, chromium and tungsten helps control sugar levels too. A lot of remedies I posted has a lot to do with these organism as the causing many of the sicknesses today.

Many research studies point to high fructose diet as the cause of obesity in U.S., which is why schools are banning the use of soft drinks. I can't see any benefit of the use of fructose, although I would prefer the use of polyol sugars, especially xylitol, but sometimes erythritol or mannitol. I used xylitol all the time as a mouthwash, or sometimes to reduce problems of autoimmunity too."