Your body is getting heavy, you are feeling difficulty in breathing while you climb stairs and your blood pressure is starting to increase that is when you know that obesity has hit your body.
The excessive amount of body fat, including belly, thigh, hips, cheeks and more is obesity; along with it comes other diseases which are hard to fight. Obesity is a metabolic disorder affiliated mainly with the Pitta Dosha of Ayurveda. As a precaution, the first Kapha step should be to prevent belly fat or burn it.
Ayurveda has a lot of effective cures and natural remedies for reducing belly fat.
Let us Understand What Causes Belly Fat
Lack of exercise, hereditary disorders, junk food/unhealthy food and improper diet are a few of the reasons for belly fat but what can help treat the excessive fat is yoga, Ayurvedic therapies and balancing of the three Ayurvedic Doshas, that is, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Consumption of alcohol, high sugar foods and beverages, trans fat (used to extend shelf life of packaged food), stress, low fibre, insomnia, wrong gut bacteria and over-eating are also among major causes for belly fat.
What are the Symptoms of Obesity?
- Difficulty in breathing
- Difficulty in walking
- Frequent tiredness
- Frequent sweating
- Body ache
- Not able to sleep
How Ayurveda can Help in Reducing Belly Fat?
Ayurveda is around 500 decades old and it was originated in India. Ayurvedic medicine has replaced antibiotics and medicinal drugs worldwide and is becoming more and more popular with time.
In Ayurveda, the remedies and treatments are all-natural so the possibility of side-effects is nil. Nature only makes you stronger, immune and has positive effects only.
A human needs to balance all three Doshas of the body in order to live a perfectly healthy life and if any Dosha is dominant, one should work to reach the equilibrium of the Prakriti. In Ayurvedic medicine, health exists when there is an equal amount of the three fundamental bodily bio-elements or Doshas called wind, bile and phlegm.
Types of Doshas and Diets to Balance Doshas for Obesity
Vata Dosha (Wind): It is the energy of movement in the body associated with space and air. Pain is a characteristic that portrays a deranged Vata. Vata is a normal Sanskrit word that means “air aka wind.”
Diet for Vata Dosha:
- Do not consume eggplant, capsicum, and tomatoes
- Consume fruits with more water content
- Do not eat raw apples and acidic fruits
- Limit intake of legumes
- Boycott alcohol and preserved beverages
- Eat seeds and nuts
Pitta Dosha (Bile): It is the energy of metabolism associated with fire and water. Imbalanced Pitta Dosha is characterized by body heat or a burning sensation and redness.
Diet for Pitta Dosha:
- Do not consume animal-based food items like milk and meat
- Eat green leaves, vegetables, and seasonal fruits
- Do not eat seeds and nuts
- Strictly prohibit the consumption of caffeine and alcohol
Kapha Dosha (Phlegm): It is the energy of the body’s structure associated with earth and water. All soft organs are made by Kapha. It plays an important role in the nourishment and lubrication of the body. If Kapha Dosha is imbalanced, the body might undergo congestion, dullness and procrastination.
Diet for Kapha Dosha:
- Eat small meals in a break of 2 hours
- Do not have a high-fat diet, stop consuming milk and milk products
- Consume fresh vegetables and fruits
- Limit protein intake, seeds, and nuts
Ayurvedic Remedies and Herbs to Reduce Belly Fat
- Aloe Vera
- Lemon & Honey
- Cabbage horse gram
Ayurveda and yoga should go hand in hand and they are interdependent. Both promote mediation, reduction of stress and burning belly fat.
Here are some yoga poses one should practice for reducing belly fat:
- Angle Pose
- Chair Pose
- Cobra Pose
- Bridge Pose
One should have sufficient hours of sleep and keep checking the weight.
The extra tip to lose belly fat is; every morning squeeze lemon and put black salt in warm water and bottoms up!
Weight loss not only means that your body will get healthy, but it should also come with burning fat. Ayurveda has progressed in decades and has helped people to understand the functioning of their body in a deeper way. Belly fat is the excessive amount of your body that is accumulated and is a major symptom of obesity. Not only that, belly fat causes inflexibility, health issues like acidity, cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure. Also, it gives you an improper body shape. So have Ayurveda help you to become fitter, healthier and happier.
This article is reviewed by Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma