Which spices can help lose weight?

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You cannot only lose weight with healthy diet using fruits and vegetables, instead there are certain spices that help a lot in weight loss. You can use them in drinks or in food while cooking or on salads, etc.

 imagesCinnamon

This is one of the best spice, as it is not only tasty, but you can use it in a variety of ways. It reduces blood sugar levels, eventually you will eat less. It enhances the process of carbohydrates; you can make cinnamon tea adding honey in it, or you can make its detox drink with apple as given in my previous post. You can even add it to healthy desserts, so eat it the way you like.

images (1)Detox with Ginger

Ginger is a top detox herb that cleanses liver, reducing fat. It helps reduce inflammation, enhance metabolism that further helps in weight loss. You can make its tea, or can put it in food while cooking, or in drinks or juices.

mustard_seed Mustard Seed and Metabolism

The best thing about mustard seed is that its effect remains for many hours and it enhances metabolism up to 25%. You can use it in salads, or barbecue by adding to the marinade. Mustard seed is also used in pickles, which is good for digestion and enhances metabolism.

 

images (2) Cayenne Pepper for Weight Loss

It helps burn fat because its element known as capsaicin is very effective in reducing fat. It is used a lot in Asian countries, in cooked foods, salads and even in pizzas, etc. So, you must make it an essential part of your diet, keeping your own taste.

1871237 Black Pepper

Our body needs essential nutrients, and black pepper helps in absorbing those nutrients. It helps in digestion, enhancing the metabolism which further reduces weight. You can use it in any form; sprinkle it over salads, put in lemon drinks, or other healthy fruit juices.

You can also use it in cooked foods, however add it in the end as too much cooking will reduce its benefits. It has a slightly bitter taste, but it smells good, and helps in digestion.

Lose weight while sitting at your desk

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images (7)There is a common advice that, sitting at desk for long is bad for your health and weight loss, but how often we try to explore ways to solve this issue. Don’t worry; I am here to solve all your worries. This is especially for those who have to do desk related jobs, and don’t find enough time to go to the gym. Here are a few exercises which can help you burn fat while at desk. You can do 10 repetitions of all these exercises.

1Stretching the shoulders

Stretch your right arm to the left as if you are trying to get something from left; it stretches the shoulder touching the right arm to the chest. Your left arm can hold the right one bringing it near the chest area. Repeat same with left arm.

 

Lose weight with crunches

while sitting you can easily do abdominal crunch; Sit on your seat’s edge, tightly holding its sides, keeping the back straight. With bent knees, raise your legs, flexing the abs. Then lower down the legs but your feet should not touch the ground.

Move your lower back

Place the palms of both hands on the lower back, and then lean back moving the fingers downwards. With chest upward make an arch of the lower back but keep the elbows pointing behind. Stay in this position for 15 seconds.

Calf stretching

Place both palms on the right leg over the knees; raise it from the hip flexor, till it is straight. Hold it in this position for 10 seconds. Lower down the leg slowly, putting your foot on the floor. Do same step with the left leg.

Sit and stand straight

While sitting you should not have a round shoulder; sit straight.  Feet should be flat on the floor, stand straight with leveled chin and straight shoulders.

Twist your abs

While sitting straight on the chair, put your hands on chair’s left arm, twist the upper body part; the legs should be straight and still. Repeat it 10 times, and do it same on the right side as well.

Tone the triceps

Take a heavy office file in the left hand, move the abs inward, but sit straight. Then take the file up to your shoulder, stay there and start going over the head.  Lower down the arm, bending the elbow and bring it to the sideways parallel to shoulder level, then bring it to the side. Do same with the right arm.

All these exercises will help you lose weight, and tone the lower and upper body part; however these are not enough, so follow other tips, like use steps instead of an elevator. Climbing two stairs at a time is a good exercise; you can also do push-ups every 2 to 3 hours or before taking the lunch,