Children are becoming increasingly obese amid a deteriorating lifestyle. Bad eating and lifestyle habits and loss of exercise are playing important roles in the rapid increase in the global occurrence of childhood obesity.1
Childhood obesity is a serious health hazard for children. This obesity causes many serious diseases and the obese condition may continue in adulthood. If you do not stop it at the right time, then this obesity can chase you all through your life.
Home Remedies For Childhood Obesity
Home remedies provide you natural methods to reduce your child’s weight without spending a lot of money. Regular exercise and a healthy balanced diet are very important in the treatment of weight loss. People are sharing many weight loss success stories using home remedies to reduce weight for your children in your busy schedule of life. You can consider the following home remedies to control the weight of your child and adults as well.
- Give your child raw honey mixed with warm water on an empty stomach in the morning to reduce weight gain.
- For faster weight loss, you may consider giving your child lemon juice with warm water on an empty stomach every morning. You can add black salt for taste.
- Use a salad of tomatoes and onions etc. daily with 3 meals. For best results apply lemon and black salt on the salad.
- Prepare a mixture of Triphala (an Ayurvedic combination of dried powders of three fruits Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellirica, and Terminalia chebula). Use this decoction one teaspoon with natural honey to reduce weight.
- Prepare a mixture of Triphala, Trikatu (Black pepper, Pippali, and Ginger) and Trimad (Nagarmotha, Chitrak, and Bidang divisions). Use this mixture with Guggul Guggul (Indian Bedellium).
- Use the leaves of Ricinus Communis to prepare a vegetable dish. Eating this dish daily helps in reducing weight.
- Use radish and Triphala powder with natural honey in obesity.
- Prepare a mixture of Embelia Ribes, dry ginger, barley (soft wheat), and amla powder and have it with natural honey.
- Pineapple is also a good weight loss solution. For best results use pineapple juice or slice daily in your child’s diet.
- Some people also recommend strawberries, apples, and other water-rich fruits giving good results in reducing child and adult obesity.
Remember not to use all the remedies in combination. Apart from having these home remedies, it is important to limit calorie intake, avoid junk foods (typical fast-foods, sugary drinks, processed foods), and make your child remain physically active every day (at least 1 hour).
Home remedies for weight loss are many, but it is important to apply them properly in daily life. To lose weight through home remedies, you need strong will power and determination. If you fail to have a good habit and maintain a routine, it is not possible to make your child follow a healthy lifestyle. Obesity is not an incurable disease, but if it is not controlled prematurely it can become a serious problem.
Today, everyone including adults, children and the elderly are obese. It is not a disease that cannot be cured. If you follow a healthy diet and improve your daily lifestyle, and exercise regularly it can be easily corrected. These home remedies along with a healthy lifestyle can help you maintain a normal weight of your child.(3)(4)(5)
Childhood obesity does not just affect physical health but it also affects you psychologically. Children and teenagers who are overweight or obese may become depressed with a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence.
Family history, psychological factors, and lifestyles are important contributing factors in childhood obesity. Not only children, but obesity is common in people of all ages. Many people face problems in their daily lives due to their excessive weight. This is why it is important to lose weight. However, it is also important to lose weight naturally without any medication or surgery. The following points are the root causes of obesity:(1)(2)
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Fast food like pizza, burger and more processed food
- Eating sweets and drinking soft drinks
- No physical exercise
- Eating more oily and spicy foods
- Sit in one place for a long period
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