Choosing Ayurveda for Weight Loss Kerala Ayurveda Limited

Choosing Ayurveda for Weight Loss

A specific diet alone may not be enough if healthy and natural weight loss is what you aim at. Ayurveda, the science of life elucidates a different approach to stay fit, that encompass a healthy diet, lifestyle, specific treatments, and time-tested formulations.

                                   

Don’t feel good about that excess fat around your tummy? Wish you’d been a little more healthy in terms of your physique? 

Don’t worry. You’re not the only one. 

Did you know that studies have revealed that around 1.9 billion adults are overweight and around 650 million adults are obese? Coming to India, obesity is found in around 135 million people. Not just that, the number of deaths due to obesity stands at 2.8 million globally.  

Fact is that the older we get, the more difficult it becomes to manage weight or to fall into a diet or exercise plan to help reduce weight. 

Moreover, with so many types of diets like Paleo, Keto, Primal, it’s easy to get confused about which one to follow to reduce obesity. There is just too much of stuff written online about obesity that you’re sure to feel overwhelmed about which one to trust. 

One more fact: Stress is one of the primary causes of being overweight. So don’t worry. You’re just adding to your weight by stressing about your weight. 

To find a solution to your weight problem, we’ll have to travel back in time - at least 5000 years back to the still-relevant secrets of an ancient medicinal knowledge originating from India - Ayurveda. 

But before going into that, let’s quickly understand what obesity is. 

 

What is Obesity? 

Obesity is basically a medical condition that arises from the presence of excessive body fat. A person is said to be obese when s/he has a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 30. A healthy weight is considered to be at a BMI of around 18.5 to 24.9. Simply put, it occurs when the number of calories consumed exceeds the number of calories lost.  

To calculate your BMI, simply measure the ratio of your body weight (in kilograms - kgs) and the square of your height (in metre squared - mts). 

Obesity increases the risk of several chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, etc. 

Some of the primary causes of obesity are eating disorders, unhealthy eating habits, consuming calorie-rich food, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle, and stress. 

Now let’s see what Ayurveda has got to say about this. 

 

What does Ayurveda say?

The solution to weight loss in Ayurveda lies to a great extent in your diet. 

 

What to eat and what not to?

 

How to reduce weight naturally?

Maintain a Kapha pacifying diet - A warm, light, and not so oily diet with the dominance of bitter, pungent and astringent tastes is what you should give importance to, in your daily intake. These factors help maintain Kapha balance in your body and do not cause unwanted fat deposition. A bowl of warm mixed vegetable soup or a cup of herbal tea spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, Tulsi leaves, etc. is comforting and Kapha pacifying too

Stay active and fit - According to Ayurveda, exercise brings lightness, ability to work and good appetite. It helps in liquefaction of unnecessary fat, tones and shapes the muscles and imparts rigidity to the body

“Laghavam karma-samarthyam, deeptognirmedasahkshya,

         Vibhakta Ghana-gatratvam, vyayamatupajayate II” (AH Su 2/11)    

 

Practice Yoga daily - Practicing yoga for weight loss is a great way to stay fit and energetic all day. Apart from providing the benefits of exercise, Yogasanas boost up the overall metabolism of the body. Certain Asanas like Paschimottanasana (the back-stretching pose), Bhujangasana (the cobra pose), Pavanamuktasana (the wind releasing pose), etc. are helpful in reducing body fat

Eat in accordance with the seasons - While seasonal fresh fruits like Jamun, Apple, Pear and vegetables like leafy greens, Broccoli, Carrots, etc. are good during summer, you may consider having stored grains and moderate quantity meat during monsoon and winter as the digestive fire is ignited more during these times of the year.

Eat-in moderation - Make sure you do not fill your stomach to the full. Ayurveda says,

“ēkamavakāśāṁśaṁmūrtānāmāhāravikārāṇām

                      ēkaṁdravāṇām, ēkaṁpunarvātapittaślēṣmaṇām II”  (Ch. Vi. 2/3)

 

"That is, two parts of your stomach should be filled with both solid and liquid food and the third portion should be left free for the doshas. This facilitates optimum digestion and avoids unwanted fat deposition in your body."

Avoid day sleep - Sleeping during the day time, especially immediately after a meal is not good for you

Explore Ayurveda herbs - There are several Ayurveda herbs for weight loss that you can choose. Herbs such as Vrikshamla (Garcinia Indica), Haridra (Curcuma Longa), Indian kino tree (Pterocarpus Marsupium), Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia), Ginger, Chitraka (Plumbago Zeylanica), Guggulu (Commiphora Mukul), Musta (Cyperus Rotundus), Triphala etc. are beneficial can help you in the process. Decoctions, ayurvedic weight loss powder, and ayurvedic authentic classical formulations containing these drugs aid healthy weight loss. 

Get specialized Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss - Udwarthanam (therapeutic powder massage), Kashaya Vasti (therapeutic enema), Virechana (therapeutic purgation), herbal steam bath, etc. are some therapies mentioned for weight loss in Ayurveda. An expert Ayurveda Physician can guide you in choosing the best treatment for you. 

Kerala Ayurveda Limited offers ayurvedic customized weight loss packages that can help you to achieve optimum weight loss, naturally. For more details on Kerala ayurvedic treatment for weight loss, contact our toll-free number.

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