There are only two ways that you can lose weight. The first is to burn more calories, either through physical activities or increasing the basal metabolic rate (speeding up your metabolism), and the second option is to decrease your calorie intake. Most common diet pills in the market are made up of appetite suppressants. The commercial appetite suppressants are usually chemicals that control the hunger pangs and thereby restrict your calorie intake. Consuming those pills and getting in to a diet regimen, eating very little is unhealthy, it cannot be sustained over a long period and it will also decrease your metabolic rate. There are several natural supplements that can act as appetite suppressants, moreover they are healthy and will provide the body with all essential nutrients. They will also not decrease your metabolic rate.
So instead of resorting to unhealthy weight loss pills and fad diets, try the following foods on a regular basis and you will lose your weight in a natural and healthy way. Moreover you will not gain back those pounds.
1. Psyllium husk:
Commonly called as psyllium they are actually the husk of the seeds of the plant – Plantago ovata. This plant is native to India and has been used in Ayurveda for centuries. Ayurveda and Siddha medicine prescribes this for cleansing the colon, constipation and other bowel related diseases. Psyllium husk is a rich source of water soluble fiber and are hygroscopic, when mixed with water, it swells tremendously. It is one of the most powerful appetite suppressant and is more effective than any diet pill. You have to drink a lot of water when you consume psyllium. (More about psyllium husk)