How to Lose Weight and Belly Fat with Ginger

What do you use ginger for? Is it for suppressing your appetite, boosting your immune system, reducing inflammation, or improving your digestion? Whatever you use ginger for, it’ll improve your overall health and well-being.

Of course, except when taking blood pressure and clotting medications and during pregnancy.

This herb/spice is quite versatile so you can add it to meals and even take it as a tea.

What many people don’t know, however, is that ginger can activate the metabolism and burn fat, thus promoting weight loss. That’s right, you can lose excess fat with ginger, and you’ll find everything you need to know about it here.

Studies for Weight Loss with Ginger

The Journal of the Science and Food of Agriculture published a study which shows a 30-day supplementation with gingerol (an active compound in ginger) helped overweight rats lose weight and improve their blood glucose and leptin levels. (1)

Leptin is a hormone responsible for energy expenditure and suppressing appetite. It keeps you full for longer and is extremely important for weight loss. It is also known as the fat-burning hormone.

According to researchers, ginger supplementation could help treat obesity and its complications. It suppresses obesity caused by a high-fat diet.

Another research shows that ginger supplementation aids weight loss as effectively as Orlistat – a popular weight-loss drug. (2)

What’s more, the research shows it also increases the good cholesterol levels in the body.

How It Works

Besides aiding weight maintenance, ginger can also prevent belly fat. It targets the main reasons why fat accumulates in the belly, including hormonal changes, overeating, and low energy.

By helping you feel full, ginger curbs the urge to overeat. It suppresses the appetite naturally, so it helps the overall weight loss. What’s more, it has little to no calories. (3)

Chronic stress and hormonal changes can increase the cortisol levels, thus affecting the metabolism and immune system. But, research suggests that ginger suppresses the production of cortisol. (4)

This is important as increased levels of this hormone prevents you from losing belly fat. Ginger can improve your immune system and metabolism, as well as promote weight loss and well-being.

Its sharp, unique flavor will increase your energy levels, thus improve your physical and mental health.

How to Use

Here’s how to use ginger’s weight-loss and fat-burning abilities:

  • Chew on a thin slice of fresh ginger root before eating. This will stimulate your digestion, stabilize your metabolism, increase energy, and reduce the production of cortisol.
  • Mix some grated ginger, a dash of salt, and a few drops of lemon juice, and eat a small amount of this mixture before eating your meals. This will improve your digestion and control your appetite.
  • Add fresh or dried ginger to your green smoothie, and you’ll make an excellent anti-inflammatory, weight-loss drink.
  • Use it as a spice in your cooking
  • Use fresh ginger in sauces, soups, and stir-fries, but make sure you add it towards the end as heat destroys the active ingredient – gingerol.
  • Make ginger tea – this is probably the best way to obtain the benefits of ginger. Drink two to three cups of ginger tea a day to boost your energy and speed up the fat-burning process. Here’s how to make it:

How to Make Ginger Tea for Weight Loss


  • 5cm (2 inches) ginger root, finely chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried ginger)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of honey or whole stevia leaf


Bring the water to a boil and add the ginger. Cover with a lid and let it steep for five minutes. Then, strain the tea and once it cools, add some lemon juice and honey. Enjoy the tea.

Drink the tea between each meal or right before eating. This will help control your appetite and speed up your metabolism.


As you can see, ginger can help you shed those extra pounds and lose the belly fat more quickly. So, feel free to add it to your meals, smoothies, and drink it as a tea.

“This recipe is a traditional Grandmother's-Remedy that has been used for hundreds of years. Although there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, our Grandmothers swear by it.”
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