I want to get healthy, I want to look better, I will eat right, I will exercise and I will earn the body I want – thoughts of an overweight person.  Though it can be challenging to get into shape.

Having the perfect body weight is not only related to a good personality but also aids in preventing you from various diseases. Being overweight may lead to various complications like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes, certain types of cancer, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, fatty liver diseases, kidney diseases etc.

Sometimes, people choose weight loss products available in the market but these products may end up causing severe health issues. Rather than going for some non-reliable products in market, following a proper diet and home remedies are quite effective for Weight loss management. These things help to burn the stubborn fat from the body, accelerate the metabolic rate, eliminate the waste materials and strengthen the digestive system.

Home Remedies for Weight Loss

Here are Top 7 Home Remedies for Weight loss

Lemon Juice

  • Lemon juice is one of the best ways to reduce weight naturally. It acts as a wonderful detoxifier and helps to eliminate accumulated toxins from the body. Additionally, it improves digestion and burns the extra fats.

Directions to use

  • Take three- four teaspoons of lemon juice and mix with one teaspoon of honey and one and a half teaspoon of black pepper powder in a glass of water.
  • Have it daily in the morning on an empty stomach at least three months.
  • Alternatively, mix one teaspoon of lemon juice in a cup of warm water.

Bottle gourd juice

  • Being nutritious and rich in fiber, bottle gourd consumption is quite good to reduce weight. It helps to improve the digestion process, clean the stomach, suppresses the appetite. On the other hand, its consumption is good as it adds zero fats to the body.

How to consume

  • Prepare fresh juice of bottle gourd juice and consume one glass daily.
  • You can also cook it as a dish.


  • Flaxseeds are also quite helpful in weight reduction due to their fiber content. They help to improve the digestion and suppresses excessive appetite.

Directions to use

  • Consume 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds powder two times daily with water.
  • You can also add its powder in fruit juice or sprinkle it on salads.

Aloe Vera

  • Aloe vera has a natural collagen protein that supports the body to absorb the proteins. It boosts the metabolism and also burns the extra fat in the body. On the other hand, it helps to expel out the toxins from the digestive system.

Directions to use

  • Extract gel from fresh aloe vera leaf and blend it with one cup of water.  As per your taste you can add fresh citrus fruits like orange or grapefruit. 
  • Drink it daily for at least one month.


  • Diuretic properties of fennel seeds help to eliminate waste material from the body.

Directions to use

  • Take fennel seeds, dry, roast and grind them.
  • Next step is to sift the powder.
  • Consume one and a half teaspoon of this powder twice daily with warm water.
  • You can also make fennel tea and have it 15 minutes before meals.

Green Tea

  • Green tea is full of nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, selenium, carotenoids, chromium and many other trace minerals.   Hence, the consumption of green tea is quite effective to promote weight loss.  In the research studies it has been found that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) bioactive compound found in green tea helps to cut the fat deposition and also increases body’s ability to utilize fats.

Directions to use

  • Drink two- three cups of green tea every day.
  • One can also combine it with ginger tea or cayenne pepper.

Curry Leaves

  • Curry leaves contain mahanimbine, an alkaloid that is packed with anti-obesity and lipid-lowering properties. It helps in the reduction of cholesterol and triglyceride levels in body.

Directions to use

  • Eat 10-12 fresh curry leaves daily in the morning.
  • Do it on a daily basis.

Diet tips for weight loss

  • Consume vegetables like Cabbage, Tomato, Carrot, Radish, Cucumber, Cauliflower, Beetroot, Onion, Garlic, Ginger etc.
  • Consume fruits like Black current, Peach, Apple, Pear, Papaya, Orange, Lemon, Guava etc.
  • Include Wheat, Brown rice, Brown bread, Wheat pasta, Oatmeal, Barley etc.


  • Avoid junk food.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption.
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners.
  • Eat small, frequent meals 5-6 times instead of taking heavy meals.
  • Avoid high fat and oil food products like ghee and butter etc.
Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: http://www.planetayurveda.com