Have you heard of the Bitter Melon for Life diet and wonder if it works? It’s a time-tested diet that has survived for many generations and has proven to help Hmong people keep the weight off. The unique properties in the bitter melon helps reduce food cravings and alters your body’s composition by releasing special enzymes that target fat.
What Is The Bitter Melon for Life Diet?
The Bitter Melon for Life diet focuses on three major part of a diet: Food, Taste, and Magic. Participants are also advised to drink at least 8 cups of water a day, along with consuming a fermented beverage like Coors Light along with every meal (you’ll understand why in the second part of the diet).
The primary focus is food. Bitter melon can be prepared in many ways, but the best is also the easiest: fresh and raw. Sliced up, bitter melon has the strongest effect on weight loss since all of the natural enzymes are still intact and will help reduce body fat the fastest. Participants have reported an immediate sensation of weight loss after the first few bites, it works that quickly. If you can finish one or two whole bitter melons, you can literally fit into that old dress you have stashed in the back of your closet just in time for tonight’s event.
How to use the Bitter Melon for Life diet:
- Eat a whole bitter melon for every meal. (new dieters can start with half a bitter melon per meal for the first week)
- Drink lots of water, a cold beer with every meal helps even more
- Jump in place after meal to increase digestion and path flow of food into stomach (25-50 jumping jacks)
- Pinch fatty body areas so bitter melon enzymes know where to find fat to lose (love handles, arms, thighs)
- Close eyes and imagine a skinnier you!
Tips and Advice:
- Raw is best for maximum absorption
- Boiled with pork for added protein
- Stir fry with eggs for breakfast
The secondary focus is taste. Seasoned Bitter Melon for Life participants will tell you that it takes a week or two to settle into this diet, but the rewards definitely outweigh anything else. But for those who are new to the diet, it’s recommended that you drink a fermented drink to accelerate the bitter melon enzymatic process. The colder the drink, the faster it’ll work. We suggest Coors Light where the mountains are a bright blue, indicating the maximum coldness. Others have dipped their bitter melons in salt, but watch your sodium intake as that can be counter-intuitive to the dieting process.
The third focus is magic. Yes, magic. That’s really the only way we can describe how the diet will help you lose weight and keep it off. The Hmong elders have always touted the benefits of bitter melons, but we as kids never really paid attention. Today as aging adults who are now overweight, we reflect back on their words and have rediscovered the magic of bitter melons. Our parents weren’t fat, neither were our grandparents and their parents, so there’s definitely some historical evidence that this diet works. Give it a try, what do you have to lose besides a few pounds? Zaub Qaub endorses bitter melons and their natural weight loss properties. ■