8 Kickass Home Remedies To Lose Weight

It is estimated that approximately 25% of all Americans are overweight or obese. If you’re trying to lose weight, it is helpful to have some tips on how to do it in a healthy way that will be long-lasting. All you have to do is mention the four-letter word; diet  to any North American woman and you strike terror into her heart. And whatever you do, don’t mention that word to a woman who has been dieting while you are enjoying a piece of cheesecake or you might have your eyes scratched out. This definitely goes to prove that women are NOT the weaker sex when it comes to eating dessert. At any given time you can expect that roughly 40% of all women you will encounter in any given day will be on a “diet”. That’s some pretty high percentage. And the worst part? Most of them will NOT be enjoying it and will be downright cranky.

Why are so many Americans (approximately 97.1 million of them) either overweight or obese? Good question. We were all raised to eat a healthy diet, weren’t we? How did things go wrong and what can we do re retake control of our ever expanding bodies?

Fighting The Never-ending Battle of Your Bulge

More and more adults and children are packing on more and more pounds each day. And most of them are coming to the alarming conclusion that diets simply just don’t work. So if you really want to lose some weight, eat a well-rounded healthy diet and consider using some good, old-fashioned home remedies to aid in the process.

Home Remedies from Your Kitchen Cupboard

  1. Use a special pitcher designed to separate fat
    These come in very handy when you are preparing either soups or stocks. This handy little gadget will allow you to pour soup or stock from the bottom while skipping the addition of the fat which will float on the top of your liquid. Use it while your soup or stock is cooling.
  2. Use an indoor grill
    When you grill foods, you allow the fat to drip away. This means you will be eating a leaner, healthier cut of meat without all that excess artery clogging fat.
  3. kitchen-scaleUse a kitchen scale
    This is always a good idea when you are trying to lose weight. In nine out of ten cases, if you serve yourself what you think is a correct sized portion and then go back and weigh it, you  will be surprised at how much over you are. Weighing your food on a regular basis gives the chance to see just how large one serving of hamburger really should be. After a while you’ll be able to “eyeball” it which will be helpful when you are eating a meal in a restaurant.
  4. Use a Cookbook which is geared to low-fat cooking
    Having a cookbook like this can turn out to be your best friend. One of the things which will probably surprise you right away are the number of things you can make which are low in fat but do not sacrifice taste or flavour.
  5. Always use non-stick cooking spray
    Non-stick cooking spray was God’s greatest invention when it came to helping dieters. Using this wonderful product instead of coating your cooking skillet with vegetable oil will save you about 230 calories per meal or 27 grams of fat if you’re counting fat content. Pretty good returns for just a few sprays from a nozzle. Ditto for using non-stick pots and pans. These are the best gifts you can provide for yourself if you’re attempting to lose weight. They will greatly minimize your need to add extra fat when you’re cooking.
  6. olive-oilUse olive oil
    If you are consuming more monounsaturated fats in your diet, you will help keep your cholesterol at manageable levels. Because olive oil is one of the “healthy fats” you should always choose it over something like butter.
  7. Use a steamer
    If you steam your vegetables rather than fry them you will lose a lot of extra calories with very little effort.  These wonderful gadgets are extremely inexpensive and easy to use.
  8. Use a strainer
    If you use a strainer after you’ve cooked any ground meat, you will throw all those fat drippings into the trash bin rather than sticking them to your thighs.

Home Remedies from Your Kitchen Drawer

  1. home-remediesUse an egg separator
    One of the quickest and easiest ways to cut the amount of fat you eat each day is with an egg separator. Simply substitute 2 egg white for each whole egg in any recipe you make. If you stop eating egg yolks, it will also help lower your cholesterol levels as well with almost no effort at all.
  2. Use a pair of kitchen scissors
    Kitchen scissors can be used to cut fat away from meat or poultry before cooking.

Things To Remember

  • If your goal is to end up looking like a supermodel, be prepared to be disappointed. Very few people actually look like those people in real life. In fact, many of them don’t even look like they are portrayed by the paparazzi. Have you ever seen photos of them when they’re NOT made up?

  • Above all, be patient with yourself. You may want to lose ten pounds in one week. It probably ain’t going to happen no matter how much you wish it would. And even if it does, good luck keeping it off for more than a week.

  • Be kind to yourself. Don’t become angry with yourself if you decide to indulge in a bit of dessert every now and then. If you continue to allow yourself a variety of those “off-limits” foods, then you won’t be so tempted the next time you see one.

  • Don’t get sucked into counting calories. It will drive you nuts if you feel like you have to keep track of every single morsel you put into your mouth.Instead, focus on learning how to make healthy choices and monitor the size of your portions.

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