Do you struggle with weight loss on an ongoing basis, yet never seem to achieve your goal? Well, you're certainly not alone! There are more fad diets out there than you can shake a stick at, all claiming to be the answer. So why do these diets offer short term results, only to have you end up on yet another diet when you regain the weight? There are a lot of conflicting theories on what works and controversy over which foods are "good" and "bad".
Many people become so frustrated with weight that goes down and then up again, they simply give up. Before you give up, you ought to try the herbal weight loss method. Yes, there are herbs you can use which can effect permanent weight loss. The herbal weight loss method uses your own body's natural metabolic processes for you, not against you.
Some herbs, like ephedra, are too dangerous to be recommended, but there are so many others which are not only safe and nutritious, but which help your body burn fat, inhibit fat production, curb your appetite and balance your metabolism. You'll find that a reasonably sensible diet and certain herbs can melt the pounds off without discomfort. Let's look at some of the best in your new herbal weight loss arsenal.
A standardized extract of green tea increases your body's ability to burn fat. The recommended dose is 300 mg, taken one half hour before breakfast and lunch. More is not better - stick to this amount.
Brewer's yeast helps curb your appetite and cravings and is loaded with nutrients. It's not tasty, so you may want to take the tablet form. Bee pollen, taken in 1 teaspoon per day doses, increases your metabolism and curbs your appetite.
Fennel curbs your appetite while flushing mucus and fat from the intestinal tract. No herbal weight loss program should be without fennel! If you enjoy pineapple, eat plenty - at each meal if you like. Pineapple contains bromelain, which increases your body's ability to digest not only fats, but protein. Bromelain is available in tablet form as well.
Dandelion leaves are so beneficial, you should definitely make them a permanent resident in your herbal weight loss cupboard. Dandelion has a cleansing effect on both liver and kidneys, is a natural diuretic (that does not deplete potassium), increases metabolism and suppresses cravings for sweets! You can use the fresh leaves in salads, adding a piquant taste to a dull plain lettuce affair. You can also use the root as a tea to even better effect.
Horseradish sauce, hot mustard and cayenne peppers can increase your metabolism by 20-25%, so add these freely to your diet. These hot foods increase thirst, so you'll naturally increase water intake. More liquids contributes to a feeling of fullness. This should get you on the road to real weight loss of a permanent nature. Plants suitable to an herbal weight loss program abound. Happy herbal weight loss to you!