Natural Weight Loss Herbs - 23 Herbs That Support Weight Loss

Natural Weight Loss Herbs
In purely scientific terms, losing weight should be easy. After all, if we simply burn more calories than we eat, the body will use its fat deposits as energy and weight loss will result naturally.

I learned this for myself as a teenager when I would decrease my food intake and increase exercise in order to shed pounds so that I could compete in a lower weight class in the sport of wrestling. At the beginning of each season in November, I would restrict the size of my meals, cut out fatty foods, and eat only twice a day, while at the same time getting up for a morning run followed by a 3 hour intense workout in the afternoon.

In about 2 weeks I would lose about 7kg (15lb.) this way. My body fat would drop from about 10% to 5%. And I would be at my leanest and strongest.

Almost all approaches to weight loss follow a pattern similar to mine. They require a combination of exercising more and eating lower calorie foods, both of which, by the way, are shown to increase health and longevity.

The one thing I didn't know about back in High School was the possibility of using natural herbs to enhance weight loss. Natural weight loss herbs work in four ways.

1. Stimulants encourage the body to burn more calories.

Black Pepper
Guar gum
Green tea
2. Diuretics cause the body to excrete water through excess urine.
3. Cathartics cause evacuation of the bowels, reduce calorie consumption by impeding full digestion.
Cascara Sagrada
Flax seeds
Psylium husks
4. Appetite suppressants reduce hunger by expanding in the stomach, altering mood, or satisfying taste.
Garcinia Cantobgia
Kola Nut
Now, a word of caution.

Using natural weight loss herbs requires knowledge and experience. Not all herbs can be used together, some herbs should be used in very small doses and some herbs cannot be combined with pharmaceutical medicines. It's really pretty complicated. So make sure to do your research.