Health and Fitness · January 20, 2020

How To Lose Weight With Ayurveda Naturally

“Hmmm, these jeans doesn’t fit me anymore..” Well, the truth is that you don’t fit in the jeans anymore!  Well, it seems your lifestyle has finally started to take its toll. No worries, it happens to the best of us! The question is —  “How to avoid storing extra fat in my belly?” Anyone will tell you to go on a healthy diet and start exercising, but you have probably tried that and maybe you are unsatisfied with the results. Otherwise, you are looking for some recipes and tips from Ayurveda to facilitate better results.

Ayurveda has been around for centuries, and it is trusted by many. That said, we will be discussing how Ayurveda treats health and deals with fat loss issues. There are many ayurvedic practitioners that help you to lose weight naturally with Ayurveda. You should consult with them before taking any ayurvedic medicine for weight loss. What is Vata, Pitta, and Kapha? When Ayurveda talks about health, it talks about balance first. So, any ayurvedic practitioner will talk about three types of doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. He or she would stress to balance those three in the system to make you perfectly healthy overall.

That said, let’s look at them separately. Vata: This dosha is the energy or force of movement in your body which is associated with space and air. Pitta: This dosha is the energy or force of metabolism in your body which is associated with fire and water.   Kapha: This dosha is the energy or force of structure of your body and it is associated with earth and water.   (Note: It is well established in yoga and Ayurveda that your body is made up of five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space.) These three doshas need to be balanced in your system in order it functions in a frictionless manner.

How Should You Eat According to Ayurveda?

According to Ayurveda, you should eat according to your dominant dosha. Doing so will keep you healthy and enable you to live a balanced life. Now that said, determining dosha is a complex task.  So, if you are going on the web to determine your dosha and finding your best diet plan, don’t do it! Go to certified ayurvedic practitioners who will determine your dosha and prepare a diet plan for you accordingly. Some Ayurvedic Herbs for Weight loss Here are some herbs to help you lose weight, but again I would strongly recommend that you consult a licensed ayurvedic practitioner before taking any of these by yourself.

1. Guggul

It is made from the sap of Commiphora Mukul Tree, and it is considered a powerful ayurvedic herb for weight loss. Its plant sterol helps in weight loss and it also helps in lowering cholesterol and triglycerides.

2. Triphala

It is made from mixing haritaki, amla, and bibhitaki together. This mixture has been used for ages to treat various diseases and it helps in weight loss. It does so by by cleaning toxins from your system and flushing it out, which results in a better digestive system. You can consume Triphala with a warm glass of water, 30 minutes before breakfast and two hours after your dinner.

3. Punarnava

Not only this ayurvedic herbs helps in weight loss is also very effective in keeping your kidneys and bladder healthy. Plus, if you have water retention issues, this herb takes care of that as well!

4. Dalchini (Cinnamon)

This herb has numerous medicinal properties, in which weight loss is also included. It enhances your metabolism which in turn helps in losing weight.  To use it, you can make a cup of cinnamon tea and have it early in the morning. (There are Ayurvedic medicines and supplements weight loss. However, I would strongly advise consulting a practitioner before using them. The reason I am stressing on this so much is that your body is a complex mechanism, and you might disturb or even break it if you are not familiar with it.) Tips for Weight Loss

1. Practice

Meditation Practicing meditation will help you if you are struggling will eating compulsions and help you reduce stress and anxiety, which are major factors in overeating habits.

2. Exercise

It is very important for you that you have some physical exercise. Please understand that it is not at all necessary that you lift heavy weights, but you should involve yourself in some physical activity that you can. Playing frisbee with your dog is a very good start.

3. Sleep

Again it is very important that you sleep well, in order to lose weight and function efficiently throughout the day. When it comes to health, it is not just about your weight but overall mental, emotional, and physical well being; sleep is very important for that! Conclusion I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and I think you understand how Ayurveda can help you in miraculous ways. However, I would recommend you to focus on your overall health: physiological and psychological. Make sure that you are living in a supportive and healthy environment, because that is a very important factor in maintaining a healthy and happier life!

Author Name – Dr. Greeshma Nair

Author Bio –  Dr. Greeshma Nair, (B.A.M.S) is a Staunch believer that Ayurveda is not merely a science but lifestyle too. Her holistic approach towards diagnosis and treatment is based on the root cause of disease and gives you a three-dimensional solution to a condition that includes Ahaar (diet), Vihaar (lifestyle) and Aushadhi (medicines).