This pandemic has brought significant changes to our lifestyle. Considering the change in the way we conduct our day-to-day activities, the other loss that we have to cope with is the ‘weight loss’. If the desk bound WFH hours or sedentary lifestyle is not executed in tandem with some physical activity or dietary guidelines, you will not find success with your weight loss mission.
Ayurveda’s approach to weight loss is natural, personalized, disease-oriented & targets stress. It may not be similar to your diet trends & fads, but it takes into consideration a person’s state of health, genetic and social history, emotional and mental wellbeing, current imbalances and lifestyle. Let’s dive into the 5 most effective ways to lose weight.
1) Morning ritual of Ginger Water
Drinking warm ginger water on an empty stomach boosts the digestive system of our body. It raises the metabolism to a great extent and as mornings are said to be the best time to put in all efforts towards weight loss, warm ginger water acts as a great low-calorie beverage.
2) Three meals a day (without any snack)
The food we eat is a fast-burning fuel, when your body is constantly given fuel, it forgets how to burn the fat. It is recommended to have breakfast, a medium-sized meal, between 7:30 and 9:00 am. You should have your lunch, your largest meal, between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Have dinner, your smallest meal, between 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm, when your digestion is weakest.
3) Regular exercise to break a sweat
A balanced lifestyle means daily exercise, breathwork & meditation. According to Ayurveda, exercise brings lightness, the ability to work and a healthy appetite. Regular exercise also helps with other health conditions, improves mood, digestion, sleep and generally boosts energy. Your type of workout is your advantage – just be sure you do it daily, and make sure to stretch before and cool down afterwards.
4) Ayurvedic herbs for weight loss
There are several herbal formulations and specific herbs which are known for influencing weight, though they can only be advised by a knowledgeable practitioner. Some herbs that may be suggested include Trikatu, Triphala Guggulu, Varanadi Kashayam, Guluchyadi Kashyam, Hingavashtaka Churan, Vrikshamla, Haridra, Guduchi, Ginger, Chitraka, Punarnavadi Kwath and Trivrit Lehyam. Don’t take any herbs without an Ayurvedic consultation, as an improper choice may negatively impact your health. Your personalized herbal recommendation is most effective with nutrition and lifestyle changes.
5) Cultivate new rituals for eating
How you consume is just as important as what you consume. Utilize as many of the following rituals as you can-
- Follow regular meal timings and avoid snacking
- Eat in moderation
Ayurveda recommends that a third of your stomach should be filled with solid, a third with liquid and the rest should be empty to facilitate digestion and evade an undesired fat deposition.
- Sit down to eat in a peaceful setting
Don’t eat on the go, take the time to sit down to eat, and avoid eating while binging on the media or TV.
- Cleanse periodically
Cleansing removes toxins and helps address many ailments, preventing their recurrence.
- Take a short walk after your meal
The other effective way can be getting a customized weight management plan through a consultation with Ayurveda experts. If you have any concern regarding your weight loss, or maybe about any other complications that you are having, please feel free to contact us. You can even schedule a consultation with our expert doctors online.
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Rajeshri Mehta
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd