Five Herbs for Weight Loss
As the years roll by, it can seem the deck is stacked against us. Have you noticed the subtle clues? I remember the time my upper arm banged against the door jam and I realized I was wider than before. And why do clothing brands keep making everything smaller? And who is that chubby person reflected in the store window?
Well, we all deserve a little support. These five popular herbs are easy-to-use and gentle on your body. They work quickly in two ways: 1. gently reducing toxins that have accumulated in your body, and 2. reducing your appetite.
It’s a fact of modern life: chemicals in our food, air, water, cosmetics, and household products build up in our bodies. This leads to sluggishness in all the body’s functions and holding on to extra weight. I’ve been told we have to suffer through a harsh, fasting detox plan to get rid of all these toxins. Don’t believe it!
- Red clover, Dandelion, and Cleavers
Red clover is the best blood detoxifier, dandelion helps the liver filter toxins, and cleavers supports the lymph in carrying them all away, all without causing headaches or nervousness. When toxins are released you’ll experience quicker, more significant weight loss.
My Favorite Herbal Weight Loss Tea
I love this tea because it’s tasty, relaxing, and comforting. Like I always say, you don’t have to torture yourself into good health.
- Bring 3 cups of water to a boil; remove from heat.
- Stir in 1 heaping teaspoon each dried red clover tops, dandelion leaf, and cleavers. Add a half-teaspoon of mint. Keep stirring until the dry herbs are saturated, especially the clover flowers.
- Cover the pan and let steep fifteen minutes; strain and enjoy with a bit of stevia. Have up to three cups per day for one week, wait a few days, repeat as needed.
- Peppermint has been proven to reduce the desire to eat.
- Have some mint tea between meals.
- Brush your teeth with mint-flavored toothpaste after a meal.
- Combine peppermint essential oil with distilled water in a mister or spray bottle with a few drops of alcohol. Shake well and keep it handy during the day to mist onto your tongue. You can also gently inhale the misted aroma, or use the oil in a room diffuser.
- Yellowroot counteracts cravings for sweet, starchy, or salty foods. When the munchies hit, put 1/2 teaspoon of this liquid herbal extract on your tongue, then put a little water in your mouth and notice the bitter taste before you swallow. You won’t feel like eating again until it’s time for the next meal.
But wait, there’s more! Check back for other natural ways to support weight loss!