Has weight loss been a concern for you? Are you tired of trying diets to achieve your ideal weight? If yes, then probably it’s time to switch to a holistic approach with Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic texts mention numerous weight loss strategies that are both safe and effective as well as do not possess any significant side effects.
Let’s see what these weight loss strategies are.
Ayurveda and Weight Loss
Ayurveda is a diet and lifestyle-based preventative science that takes into account every aspect of an individual: their mind, body, and spirit, as well as their relationship with themselves and their community and environment. The Ayurvedic approach is to identify the root of individuals’ imbalance and in order, to assess all factors including physical, physiological, psychological, genetic, emotional, social, and spiritual health are taken into account. The Ayurvedic diet plan includes modifying lifestyle, sleep and diet and advising herbs and therapies. Some Ayurvedic tips for weight loss are listed below:
Drink Warm Water with Lemon
Start your day with a glass of lukewarm water with lemon to boost digestion and give a fresh start to the day.
Practice Yoga and Meditation
Practising yoga and meditation provides peace and calms the entire human system. It also helps in alleviating stress which is also one of the causes of weight loss.
Eat Three Meals a Day
Eating food in small intervals can disrupt the digestive cycle and also hinder the process of nutrient absorption. According to Ayurveda, there should only be three meals in a day: breakfast at around 7:30 to 9:00 am, followed by lunch, which should be the largest meal taken around 11:00 to 12:00 am and then dinner, which should be your smallest meal ideally taken between 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm.
Eat Seasonal Foods
In the fall and winter, the bounty consists of root vegetables, stored nuts, seeds and fruits, heavier meats and cheeses, and stored grains to insulate us from the cold. In the damp days of spring, nature brings berries, green leafy vegetables, and sprouts to cleanse us from the heavy and acidic winter diet. When we eat as much organic and local food as possible and feast on seasonal, whole foods, our bodies naturally digest and assimilate nutrients.
Include all 6 Tastes in Your Meals
Ayurveda recognizes six tastes or Rasas, namely sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Be sure to incorporate all six tastes into your daily diet. Sweet, sour and salty tastes are anabolic, or building, in nature and need the pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes, which are catabolic, or burning in nature, to balance them out. Bitter foods, such as leafy greens; pungent, such as spicy chilli peppers; and astringents, such as pomegranate seeds, offer healthy counterpoints to the building nature of the sweet, sour, and salty.
There is no need to rush into the new routine. Make sure to move step by step and make every change count. Ayurveda is a way of life, and Ayurvedic practices should be incorporated into daily lifestyle to derive maximum benefit.
Disclaimer: Results vary depending upon individual body constitution. This is for general information and not meant to substitute any medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider for any health concerns.