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How to Use Aloe Vera to Lose Weight

How to Use Aloe Vera to Lose Weight

If you want to lose weight naturally, together with a healthy lifestyle, a low-fat diet and frequent physical exercise, you can supplement them by having aloe vera daily to make the most of its benefits and properties to help you lose weight. In this oneHOWTO article we tell you how to use aloe vera to lose weight explaining both the properties of this natural product as well as the way you can make it part of your diet.

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Benefits of aloe vera to lose weight

Aloe vera is an ingredient that is known for its beauty properties: caring for you skin, hair and keeping your organs healthy. In all of these, you can see the benefits of making aloe vera juice into your daily life. However, it is also a product that is good for helping you to lose weight since it has the perfect properties for this purpose; and below we detail what they are:

  • It decreases body fat: Aloe vera is a plant that has high levels of phytosterols, a compound that helps reduce visceral fat, i.e. the fat which surrounds your vital organs. Therefore, by using aloe vera you can reduce your body mass index daily and give yourself a more stable body shape with less fat.
  • It reduces blood sugar: The phytosterols in aloe vera also work to reduce and control your blood sugar. By controlling these levels it will also help to lose weight and avoid putting weight on quickly.
  • Improved metabolism: Phytosterols can also stimulate our internal receptors and speed up our metabolism. Thanks to this, we can get rid of more fat and therefore, lose weight.
  • It cleanses the body: Aloe vera also helps to eliminate human waste more effectively because it contains aloin, a substance that stimulates gut activity and deep cleanses the body.

Using aloe vera to lose weight

There are different ways to use aloe to lose weight. The most common way is to make an aloe vera juice and have it on an empty stomach every day. Though you can also mix this herb with other ingredients that promote fat loss and speed up metabolism. To notice the effects of aloe vera to lose weight it is recommended that you have any of these tonic juices for 10 days and repeat this treatment once a month.

Here we give the best weight loss recipes with aloe vera:

Aloe vera and lemon juice

Aloe vera juice is the best way to maximize the properties of this plant. And if, in addition, we put it together with the properties of lemon to lose weight, we get a drink with unmeasurable purifying powers. You will need: an aloe vera leaf, lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey.

Cut the aloe leaf into small pieces and blend it with the lemon juice; then add a little honey if you want to sweeten it and make it taste better. Take it every day on an empty stomach and you will see its benefits on your body.

Aloe vera and green tea

Green tea is known for its weight loss properties and in this OneHowTo article you can see in detail how to lose weight with green tea. To make this infusion you will need an aloe vera leaf and some green tea. You'll have to take the gel out of the leaf and mix it in a green tea infusion. It is best to have it 2 times a day spacing them out by having one in the morning and the other before bedtime.

Aloe vera with strawberries

Strawberries are a perfect fruit for weight loss because they contain high levels of fibre, are diuretic, and have very few calories, which is why it is perfect to mix them with aloe to help you lose weight.

You just need an aloe vera leaf, 3 or 4 fresh strawberries and a little honey (optional). Blend the leaf with the fruit until you get it as thick as you like and then add a little honey to taste and it will be delicious. It is recommended that you have this drink once a day.

Pineapple, cucumber and aloe Vera

This drink is perfect to enjoy after every meal as pineapple is a fruit that helps improve our body's digestive capacity and ensures our body is cleansed better. You will need half a cucumber, a slice of pineapple, a tablespoon of aloe vera gel and a glass of water.

Just put all ingredients in a blender until you get the mixture and texture you are looking for. Have this drink each day after lunch and you will notice how much better your digestion is.

Aloe vera and ginger

Ginger is also a perfect natural ingredient for weight loss and at OneHowTo you can discover how to use ginger to lose weight. To make this aloe vera drink, you only need 1 tablespoon of grated ginger, 1 tablespoon aloe vera and 1 cup water. Put it all on to boil in a saucepan over a low heat and you will get a perfect, natural infusion to lose weight.

The properties of aloe vera

We've already mentioned that aloe vera is, mainly, known for its benefits to the skin or our body's health. And if you didn't known this, then we will give you a general guide to what are the benefits of aloe vera so you can understand why it's a perfect ingredient to include in our daily routine.

  • Healing property: It is a perfect product to alleviate skin marks and scars, so it is often used for acne-prone skin. Moreover, it also helps relieve swelling and burns for a cleaner and healthier-looking face.
  • Powerful moisturiser: Aloe vera is also known for its great power as a natural moisturiser. Many cosmetics now contain this plant for a milder effect on the skin.
  • It helps relieve pain: It has analgesic properties that help decrease any pain that we are suffering from.

Combine aloe vera with other habits to lose weight

Don't ever think that aloe vera is a magical ingredient that will suddenly make you slimmer. Losing weight is much more than this, which is why oneHOWTO would like to show you how to lose weight while also taking any of the slimming aloe vera juices mentioned above:

Contraindications of aloe vera

If you take aloe vera and notice any of the following side effects, stop taking it. Aloe vera is contraindicated for breastfeeding women, people who have recently undergone surgery, people with colitis, and people with thyroid issues.

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramp
  • Vomit
  • Rashes

Do not take aloe vera for weight loss for a period longer than 2 months and do not drink it more than twice a day. Make sure you drink at least two liters of water daily to keep yourself properly hydrated.

What to eat during the day

Apart from this aloe vera juice, you will need to combine it with a healthy diet. You will obviously have to forget about drinking alcohol and eating pre-made food, red meat and fast-food full of fatty acids.

Instead, keep your breakfasts nice and plentiful, adding the right amount of protein and vitamins you need throughout the day, which is why it's a great time to combine your aloe vera and green tea with some oatmeal and blueberries.

Have a mid morning snack, consistent of a handful of nuts (not roasted) or a Greek yogurt.,

Take a look at some healthy lunches you can take to work if you don't have much time at home to cook. Reduce meat intake to twice a week and make sure it's lean meat too.

You can take a second dose of aloe vera with your mid afternoon snack. The pineapple, cucumber and aloe vera juice is perfect to keep your energies up until dinner.

Dinners should be at least two hours before bedtime, and should be full of protein and vitamins too. Do not add any carbohydrates to your meal. Take a look at our list of foods to eat at dinner to lose weight for more ideas.

Exercise plan

If you want to lose, for example, two kilos in one week, it's important to get going with an exercise routine. To start losing that extra fat, you will need to do cardio sessions three times a week of one hour each session. This includes activities such as zumba, running, spinning... whatever you prefer. Add some toning exercises after this to get a flat stomach and keep to your aloe vera juices for some weeks to boost your weight loss.

Maintain a good exercise level even after you have stopped using aloe vera for weight loss.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO doe not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis.We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Tips
  • Even though aloe vera may taste bitter, avoid using sugar while taking it for weight loss or it will have the opposite effect. We advise you to add a teaspoonful of natural honey or agave syrup instead if you really need to make it sweeter.
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LiveLifeMore
Useful information. Thanx for sharing.
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sharon
does nature's health Aleo vera gel with rooibos help to loose weight?
OneHowTo Editor
Aloe vera and rooibos are two good components to lose weight when accompanied by a healthy diet.
Hope this helps
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Beatrice Nanjjika
how to loose weight using aloe Vera
OneHowTo Editor
Follow the tips mentioned in the article to use aloe vera to lose weight.
Hope they help.
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Ruchi
I am having high Uric acid problem and overweight approx 20 kgs...I have read your tips but not sure which will help me to cure for Uric acid and in weight lose.

Can you plz advice me best way to use this as per my problems.
OneHowTo Editor
There are several fruits and vegetables that help lower levels of uric acid. Here are the lists:
http://health.onehowto.com/article/good-vegetables-to-lower-uric-acid-806.html
http://health.onehowto.com/article/fruits-that-lower-uric-acid-827.html
Moreover, most food that's high in fat is also bad for uric acid, so get rid of fatty and pre-made foods as well as those that are high in sugar if you want to both lose weight and lower uric acid levels.
Hope this helps
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Ratan Oswal
how long we can take aloe vera juice if taken daily in the morning empty stomach.
does it have any side effects.
can it be taken along with sodium thyroxin tablet ( for hypo throid)
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Alka manoj
Aloe vera helped me to cure stomach Ache & all the swelling from my face has gone , i am so glad
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afifa waheed
can aloa help to loss weight in 5 days
OneHowTo Editor
It can help if accompanied by a low-fat diet and intense exercise.
Hope this helps
melody bennison
Which aloe vera juice is the best please thankks
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Melody,
Any of the recipes offered in this article will highly benefit your metabolism if you want to lose weight with aloe vera, as they are all diuretic products.
We'd suggest you choose the ingredient you like best or combine the recipes as you wish.
Remember to combine these juices with a balanced diet.
Hope this helps!
radzie..
can I directly consume aloevera gel n if yes den how many tyms in a day n shud it b consumed empty stomach??
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Radzie,
this will depend on the recipe you choose. You'll find them in step 2 of this article. Each recipe comes with instructions so you can take aloe vera to lose weight properly.
Hope this helps
Sanah
Hi real good article you give us to read.well i want to know that do i have to take aloe vera with warm water or normal water??
OneHowTo Editor
This will depend on the recipe you're making. Use cold water for juice and lukewarm water for teas.

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