The ideal “weight loss pantry’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge (or pantry) if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Chamomile tea

When you drink a herbal tea you are benefitting from the nutrients in the plant’s leaves and flowers.

There are many teas that have great benefit to humans, and many of them also taste really great too.

Chamomile tea has been used for ages by people looking to treat an upset stomach, insomnia and anxiety. The most promising scientific research results suggest that chamomile tea can assist to lessen the symptoms of generalised anxiety, and that’s really good for weight loss, because stress is not helpful in getting your body to let go of fat. Stress also usually leads to poorer eating habits, because food is comforting and reliable in an unstable, stressful world.

As chamomile has no caffeine you could use this tea before bed to help you get good-quality sleep and lower your stress levels at the same time. One nice big cup every evening should be enough to help out in this regard, and you should feel the results in terms of being able to cope with day-to-day life a little easier.

WIN a R 2,000 Woolworths Voucher

Subscribe to our Free Daily All4Women Newsletter to enter

Just remember, this is not a cure. You still need to deal effectively with your stress through better coping skills, and you still need to diet. This is just an aid. Use it IN ADDITION TO the rest of your programme.

Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge/pantry” below:

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.