Lemongrass Herbal Tea Recipe for weight loss

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Are you struggling to reduce your post-baby weight?

Do you get hunger pangs often, but you can’t eat guilt-free when you are still breastfeeding?

Are you trying to lose some extra weight naturally because you didn’t lose post-baby weight while breastfeeding? But instead, you gained a lot more?

Well, I have a solution to your weight gain problem without using any harmful slimming teas in the market. Lemongrass is a natural slimming tea that you can make at home and enjoy with your family without any worries about harmful chemicals.

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lemongrass Herbal Tea Recipe for Weight-loss (slimming tea)

I have a very simple recipe for herbal tea for weight loss that I have been using for years. It really works to help reduce weight if you eat moderately – also it helps to maintain your weight in a healthy way.

After drinking this tea for so many years, I can assure you that lemongrass has been safe to take and keeps you healthy for the most part. The only time I didn’t take lemongrass tea was during my pregnancies due to taste aversions.

Pregnancy taste aversions are a real thing but you should always consult your OBGYN if you are okay to consume lemongrass during pregnancy.

Once I resumed my herbal tea consumption I bounced back to my pre-pregnancy weight within a few months (during postpartum) after having C sections without any rigorous exercise from 170lbs to 130 lbs.

Related: What medications are safe during pregnancy.

This herbal Lemongrass tea does not necessarily to be taken only during postpartum or after pregnancy to lose weight. The best part is: you can drink this tea every day without any apprehensions as it is super healthy and beneficial for your overall health.

Some of the benefits of lemongrass are: it is an incredible detox for your body, it will keep inside clean and remove toxins, It helps you pass more urine as it is considered a natural diuretic. It is believed that lemongrass can help reduce the risk of cancer by boosting your immune system naturally.

In addition to that, it helps regulate cholesterol, digestion and helps significantly with oral infections and cavities due to its anti-inflammatory properties. This is an everyday hot beverage without giving any heavy feeling.

Did I tell you how lemongrass tea taste like?

This herbal recipe tastes amazing and could hook you on that refreshing and calm taste. Lemongrass is widely used in various cuisines all over the world because of its lemonish aroma. I am guilty of enjoying my lemongrass tea with some nutty snacks or a tad bit of chocolate.

How to make herbal weightloss tea with lemongrass

Ingredients that you need for this 100% natural, healthy lemongrass herbal tea are:

Lemongrass tea

Cardamom pods

Fennel seeds

  • Water as needed – depends on the number of cup you are making. Add one extra cup of water for boiling and evaporation process.

To make one cup of lemongrass tea, take two cups of water in a saucepan. For each cup add one tablespoon of lemongrass tea. Add lemongrass leaves, 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds, and one cardamom pod (opened or roughly crushed in a saucepan and let it boil. Boil until the tea comes down to one cup.

Squeeze in lemon for extra flavor.

You can add honey or brown sugar if you CANNOT drink any beverage without sugar. However, I preferred eating something sweet (a little bit of chocolate) with my lemongrass tea. Try not to add sugar to tea if you want to lose a few pounds faster.

Drinking lemongrass tea once a day after a meal preferably after lunch or dinner is considered ideal. With that being said, you can still choose what time of the day works best for you.

Does lemongrass tea reduce breastmilk production?

In my experience, I didn’t see any effect on nursing due to lemongrass tea, not to mention the fennel seeds and cardamom are extremely beneficial for gas issues for the newborn, also more liquid means extra hydration. so it’s a win-win.

Some women may reduce breastmilk supply due to the consumption of green tea. If you are concerned, talk to your lactation consultant.

Related: Tips to improve low milk supply for breastfeeding moms.

Food that helps improve milk supply for breastfeeding moms.

Lemon grass tea is the best remedy for gas issues, especially for breastfeeding moms

The fennel seeds and cardamoms are actually the best for someone who has gas issues.

Especially breastfeeding moms who often face bloating issues or baby tends to get gassy after you try different food. This perfectly natural lemongrass herbal tea made with fennel seeds and cardamom is the best remedy to fight gas problems without any side effects.

Keep in mind – Drinking ANY herbal tea in excess might affect milk supply negatively if you are a nursing mother. Gradually include lemongrass tea in your diet and start noticing how it affects your milk supply. Stop consuming it if you see your milk production is compromised in any way.

Things you should know before you start taking herbal tea

Do not take more than once a day until you are breastfeeding. Once you wean off, you can take 2 to 3 cups in a day to speed up the process of weight loss.

However, drinking ANY herbal tea in excess might compromise your health negatively. Always discuss with your doctor if you have pre-existing health conditions.

If you are diabetic or have any other health concerns, please consult your doctor before consuming it. Also, if you are pregnant, always discuss with your OBGYN about the safety for you and the baby.

Lemongrass is good for digestion and full of antioxidants. Not only it helps in regulating high blood pressure but also it boosts metabolism and burns fat quickly. Not to mention, it makes hair and skin naturally beautiful.

Another amazing benefit of lemongrass is, it helps in relieving menstrual pain.

lemongrass tea is great for treating cold and flu naturally

Lemongrass is known to be effective for treating cold and flu. Consuming lemongrass tea if anyone is sick in the house would certainly help. Add honey for relieving cough.

Ideally, adding ginger water for extra benefits relieves cold and flu symptoms.

Lemon grass tea is the best remedy for gas issues, especially for breastfeeding moms

The fennel seeds and cardamoms are actually the best for someone who has gas issues.

Especially breastfeeding moms who often face bloating issues or baby tends to get gassy after you eat something, this perfectly natural lemongrass herbal tea made with fennel seeds and cardamom is the best remedy to fight any gas problems without any side effects.

Keep in mind – Drinking ANY herbal tea in excess might affect milk supply negatively if you are a nursing mother.

How to keep weight in control

Eating in moderation is an extremely healthy approach. Lemongrass can trigger hunger as it detoxes your body regularly – and helps you lose weight while you can enjoy your favorite food as well. This absolutely does not mean that you don’t watch what you eat.

Try to follow these crazy simple rules when you have to maintain your weight.

1. Be watchful of the nutrients you need and what you take.

2. Eating a healthy and frequently smaller meal size will help you reduce weight faster.

3. Do not eat heavy meals late at night. If you feel hungry because of breastfeeding, drink plenty of water, milk, or some dates and dry fruit, like, almonds, raisins, walnuts, etc.

Here is what a healthy postpartum diet looks like.

Please watch for any signs of allergy due to nuts, dairy products, and chocolates too.

4. Do not overeat or stuff in the food when you are not hungry at all.

5. Walk and stay active, choose to stand over sitting, and keep moving a lot instead of just sitting in one place.

6.  Eat your dinner 3 hours before bedtime.

7. If you have to sit for long hours, take breaks and manage to walk in between. Those who sit for long hours tend to have gas issues more often.

8. Stay hydrated, keep taking your prenatal and eat healthy food.

9. Try to eat food that is a good mood booster, rather than starve which makes you cranky, depressed, and unhappy.

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