TCM aims to remove dampness for losing weight effectively. Hence, people who are looking to lose weight fast and burn fats should follow a TCM diet for dampness.
This diet recommends eating more bitter and sour foods with a sharp smell and taste and reducing the intake of sugary, salty, and high-fat foods. The former group of foods helps to control your appetite and improve digestion, while the latter makes you gain weight faster.
Bitter foods, in particular, have been found to increase bile production, reduce insulin resistance, and support liver detoxification. Sour foods such as lemons are also beneficial in reducing belly fat. There is also a multitude of TCM herbs that promote fat burning and increase the body’s metabolism, such as Fu Ling (Poria Mushrooms), Huang Qi (Astragalus Root), and He Ye (Lotus Leaf). All these herbs promote healthy and glowing skin as well!