Weight Management Ayurveda

Weight Management

Ayurveda is India’s traditional system of medicine which is based on living a balanced life in harmony with the changing cycles of nature. In Ayurveda, there are three factors that rule how healthful your diet is: What, when and how you eat.

Also, underweight and overweight are signs that the vata, pitta, and kapha systems are out of balance. When your food intake is not balanced by a proper digestion or metabolism, you face weight control problems.

People with predominant kapha-type constitution often experience obesity or overweight. This dosha is composed of water and earth. However, obesity can be found in people with the other two doshas also. For example, people with pitta dosha are generally of medium build. But because they’ve burnt themselves out, they can suffer from poor digestion if their digestive fire is too low. Which results in food not being processed properly, and that, in turn, can result in weight gain or obesity.

For people with vata dosha the problem generally is that of underweight rather than overweight. They cannot properly absorb nutrients. If they attempt to eat sweet, oily foods in an attempt to calm their vata imbalance, there is a strong possibility of them becoming overweight.

There are few home remedies that can be followed to lose weight:

  • Avoiding intake of too much salt. Regular ingestion of Fruits and green vegetables.
  • Vegetables like bitter gourd (Karela), and bitter variety of drumstick are useful for loosing weight.
  • Milk products like cheese, butter should be avoided because these are rich in fat.
  • Spices like dry ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. are good for loosing weight and can be used in a number of ways.
  • Honey mobilizes the extra deposited fat in the body and puts it into circulation, which is utilized as energy for normal functions. It is good to take it in early morning.
  • Avoiding intake of too much salt. Regular ingestion of Fruits and green vegetables.
  • Cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence, it is beneficial in weight reduction.
  • Exercise helps to use up calories stored in body as fat. In addition, it also relieves tension and tones up the muscles of the body.
  • Lime juice is excellent for weight reduction.
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