We know that eating right and exercising will help you to lose weight, but there isn’t anything wrong with getting a little help.  There are a number of natural ingredients found in everyday foods that, when used regularly, will out-do even the most popular diet fad.

These natural remedies are made with many ingredients common to most U.S. households and are easy to prepare.

Green Tea

Green tea contains antioxidants and naturally occurring caffeine. The caffeine will boost your metabolism as the antioxidants inhibit fat absorption from foods. Just don’t add milk or sugar.


Ginger is a thermogenic food that will increase internal body heat to burn extra fat. It will also boost your metabolism and act as a natural appetite suppressant.  This can be accomplished by chewing a slice of raw ginger, eating a Teaspoon of powdered ginger, or making a tea with either, steeping in hot water.  You can even add lemon juice and honey for added flavor.

Honey and Cinnamon

Cinnamon helps in regulating sugar metabolism, as honey speeds up the metabolism.

Just add a teaspoon of honey to 4 oz of hot water and a dash of cinnamon.  Let steep for a few minutes and drink

Add Black Pepper to Everything

This popular seasoning is not just a great partner to salt.  It contains piperine, the ingredient that gives it, its unique taste.  Piperine is known to inhibit the creation of new fat cells and also revs up the metabolism rate.

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Turmeric with Milk

This spice is what gives curry its gorgeous yellow color. It works as an amazing detoxifier and reduces bad cholesterol levels in the blood. It also improves glucose metabolism and reduces insulin resistance.

Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a cup of low-fat milk everyday to naturally burn excess fat.

Apple Cider Vinegar

This one is as easy as it gets.  Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water.  To make it easier to drink, use cold or iced water.  This wonder tonic will suppress your appetite, improve metabolism, regulate sugar metabolism, and aid in weight loss.

Cook with Jalapenos

At this point, you've probably noticed that spicy foods are a key component to natural weight loss, and if you can handle the heat, go for it.  The capsaicin present in hot peppers will put your metabolism into overdrive. It will also improve blood flow and remove arterial cholesterol.

Drink Water with Lemon

Drinking lemon water is a classic remedy. Lemon water activates your body’s natural detoxification process by stimulating the cleansing process.  It also acts as a natural appetite suppressant.

Eat Oatmeal and Eggs for Breakfast

Recent studies show that people who ate an egg every morning for breakfast lost more weight.  Egg’s protein can keep you feeling fuller for longer and prevent hunger while the natural vitamins found in the yokes aid in a number of the body’s natural processes as well as provide a natural supplement to aid depression and anxiety.

Oatmeal is the best cereal for people who are desperate to lose weight. Oatmeal contains more fiber than any other type of cereal and is also a good source of protein. It will curb your appetite longer keeping you on track to reach your goal.

Eat Tomatoes with Dinner

According to a Japanese study, eating tomatoes at night aids in weight loss via the citric acid found in them.  This helps increase metabolism while lycopene, the antioxidant ingredient of tomatoes, prevents the formation of fat cells.

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All in all, there are a number of easy ways to keep your diet and weight loss goals on track while still being able to enjoy good tasting food.

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