Weight Gain
Natural Remedies

Ten Diet Tweaks to Lose Weight for Life!

Water Remedy With ACV and Salt

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Posted by Andreina (Roma, Italy) on 12/27/2007

In the morning, I mix 1Tbl ACV with a pint of water, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. I put it in a bottle and drink it throughout the day. I repeat the prosedure in the afternooon, so I drink 2 pints a day. It cures everything (my acne, sore throat, stomach ache, dry skin, sore joints...etc) I've been doing this for 3 months, and have dropped 7.5 kilograms! I <3 water! Be sure to mix it with salt and vinegar, so you don't lose vital nutrients, and sodium!

Weight Loss Remedies After Pregnancy

Posted by Shazi (Ajman, UAE) on 06/15/2013

I had c section before 2 month and now I want to lose tummy pouch and weight, what should I do?

Replied by Kathy
(The Usa)

Hi Shazi-- I found that not eating or drinking four to five hours between meals is the best remedy for weight loss. Both of my babies were breech and only one was a caesarean. I had struggled with weight problems before I got pregnant and learned how necessary it was not to put anything in my mouth, not even a taste, between meals. It is necessary to eat balanced meals so you are satisfied and to eliminate cravings. If you are breastfeeding drink large amounts of water after you eat and/or nurse. Right now, just love that baby... It took you nine months to gain the weight and it will take awhile to come off. When you first get up in the morning, pull in your stomach, tuck your butt and do side bends. Start with ten (each side) then add two each day. That will help but that's not the most important thing right now. You can also just keep pinching/massaging the area while sitting.

Wild Tea or Tsaang Gubat

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Posted by Gerald (Gensan City, Mindanao, Philippines) on 07/28/2008

re: wild tea or tsaang gubatim.

i'm gerald, 23 y.o.. i used to drink wild tea and it was so effective in losing weight..whenever i got weight problems sometimes i used to take almost a litter of wild tea,, after a couple of weeks i can bearly lose 2 pounds..i take it as a alternative of water...try some for those who have weight problems...it has no side effects, very refreshing, and also it increases your metabolism..promise! because im a living evidence.

Yacon Powder

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Posted by Nat (Brooklyn, Ny) on 06/18/2020

Yacon syrup/powder helps support weight loss and helps improve intestinal motility.

The powder is much better tasting than the syrup. (bought it online from a nut/seed distributor).

One teaspoon to one tablespoon can be taken before a meal (mixed into water or just taken as a sweet powder), a few minutes to an hour before the meal.

* Too much can cause intestinal distress/diarrhea, (sometimes noticed only a few days later) so the dosage should be adjusted accordingly.

Yacon also lowers hunger level, so that one needs to eat less. It is also a pre-biotic helping to grow good bacteria.

It has many other benefits. It helps against certain cancers. It is anti-fungal. It helps to lower blood sugar, to lower cholesterol, to lower blood pressure. It helps the liver.

Yam Noodles

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Posted by Yvae (London, UK) on 02/09/2009

Shiratake Japanese 100% konjak asian yam noodle is 97pc water and 3pc fibre. It has the uncanny property of expanding in the stomach to give the effect of being very full. It is 20cal per 100g. I find it useful for weight loss and constipation. Also for piles as the fibe is very smooth at the exit end, compared with other products such as bran does not aggravate the situation at a time one should increase fibre intake. After a lifetime of discomfort I think this may well be the ultimate gut prouct as it is a meal, noodle comes wet- in a water bag, so preparation is minimal. Please note it has no nutritional value at all so add to meals with care to ensure balance. Carried by oriental shops and health shops, Japanese and Korean in particular, though Chinese will know what you mean at the very least.

Replied by AC
(West Midlands, England)

If you don't live near an Asian grocer and want to buy Shirataki noodles OR konnyaku jelly (that's the startchy form of shirataki, which can be added to soups, stews, and stir fried) online, here are a few resources:

If you're in the US or Canada: http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/category/shirataki-noodles
If you live in Europe or the UK: http://www.japancentre.com/

Please read the directions on the packet, many shirataki and konnyaku noodles give off a strange odor and need to be boiled before hand.

Please also consider this a yay for shirataki and konnyaku! Both are very high in fibre, contain no gluten, are very low-carbohydrate and either free or extremely low in calories.

Yerba Mate Tea

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Posted by Goji (London, England) on 11/23/2009

I've recently been drinking yerba mate tea. Approximately three tea bags a day, and found that it really does increase one's energy and suppress appetite. However, I've researched it on various web sites and now find that drinking too much of it can in somes cases cause cancer. Does Ted or anyone else have any thoughts on this? Many thanks.

Replied by Lilly
(Sydney, Nsw Aust)

I drink Yerba mate. Sipping it during the day, warm or cold. It suppresses my appetite and I don't get the same 'wired' feeling from coffee. (which is why I drink it haha)

Replied by Trish
(Beverly Hills, California)

Hi, I just want to tell you guys about Yerba Mate. I am from Uruguay, South America, where we drink mate every single day, all day. It is safe , good for your digestion, keeps you awake naturally ( so do not drink it in the evening if you are not used to it) and helps decrease your appetite. In the US you can find it at the latin markets. As far as the cancer, it has been related to cancer of the esophagus but it can happen with any beverage you drink hot , so to clarify it is related to the temperature of the drink not to the kind of drink itself.
Hope this helps!

Replied by Parismilton
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

drinking green tea and consuming fiber in food also helps much. if you do regular exercises also then you will be able to lose your weight more effectively.