Ayurveda recommends various herbs and methods to lose weight fast. These methods are effective and help in quick weight loss
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Gaining weight is unavoidable in present day scenario due to stress and anxiety (Stress and Anxiety Management Through Ayurveda), sedentary lifestyles and presence of irresistible tasty junk foods around us. It is very essential to maintain a healthy weight and a desired figure to keep ourselves hale and healthy. Here in this article doctors at ayurhelp.com and Moolika Ayurveda recommend the following Quick Ayurvedic Weight Loss Remedy to keep ourselves trim and fit. These tips help us to lose weight fast in ayurvedic way.
Never Skip Breakfast:
Breakfast is the important meal of the day. Consume nutritious food which includes carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins. Ayurveda acharyas recommend to consume the first meal of day after completing the morning routines like elimination of urine and faeces, brushing teeth, taking bath etc. These are elaborately discussed in ayurvedic daily routine or dinacharya. Your breakfast must contain food which does not cause indigestion. The food must be warm and fresh. Never consume stale food in morning. Include foods which are rich in fibres, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. Stick on to vegetarian diet as much as you can, as plant proteins are best proteins which get digested well without causing any side effects. Avoid high fat foods and desserts.
Go Green – Eat more Fresh Vegetables
Use vegetables like carrot ( Read (Are Carrots Good For Weight Loss and PCOS ?- Ayurveda View) ), cucumber (Read Ayurveda Health benefits of cucumber ), radish, spinach, ginger (Ayurveda Health Benefits of Ginger ), turmeric (Read Benefits of Drinking Turmeric Milk ) etc in your daily diet. These can be juiced or added in juices to boost the quality of your post meal drink.
Drink More Water:
Drink plenty of water (Water – the Elixir of Life- An Ayurveda View) throughout day. Make it a point to drink 8-9 glasses of warm water which is boiled with jeera or cumin seeds (Ayurveda Health Benefits of Jeera or Cumin Seeds) (the proportion of water to cumin seeds must be 1 liter:2 tea spoon). Warm water and jeera are best fat burners and boost metabolism. Never drink aerated beverages, alcohol or other sweetened juices.
A good sleep for 8 hours help to set right the digestion and aids quick fat burning. Never sleep in afternoons. Afternoon sleep or day time sleep (Dealing with Sleep disturbances while Working in Shifts –An ayurveda view) always slows down metabolism. If you are tired, a quick nap for 5-10 mins is the best way to get rest in day time.
Use Lemon and Honey:
Squeeze a tea spoon of lemon and add a tea spoon of honey to a glass of warm water. This must be your first drink in morning. This drink effectively burns fat. (Read Do Lemon and honey Reduce Body Fat? ). Diabetic Patients have to skip honey.
Ayurvedic Herbs and Medicine to Lose Weight Fast
There are various ayurvedic herbs which act as powerful fat burners (Read 8 Ayurvedic Weight Loss Herbs – Powerful Fat Burners ) and help to lose weight fast. Herbs like
- Amla (Ayurveda Medicinal Properties and Uses of Amla),
- Haritaki (Ayurveda Health Benefits and Medicinal Properties of Haritaki-Terminalia Chebula),
- Vibhitaki (Health Benefits of Vibhitaki – Bibhitaki -Bahera -Terminalia Bellirica),
- Vidanga (Ayurveda Health Benefits of Vidanga – Embelia Ribes),
- Cinnamon (Ayurveda Health Benefits of Cinnamon),
- Jeera (cumin seeds),
- Cardamom (Ayurveda Health Benefits of Cardamom in Weight Loss and PCOS),
- Black cardamom (Benefits of Black Cardamom or Badi Ilaichi in Weight Loss, PCOS and Diabetes),
- Fennel Seeds (Ayurveda Health Benefits of Fennel or Saunf) etc. These herbs not only burn the fat quickly but also detoxify the body. These herbs can be used as teas or spice up the salads.
A regular exercise is very vital to lose weight quickly. Ayurveda acharyas recommend to include vyayama or exercise in your dinacharya or daily routine. A brisk walk (Benefits and Advantages of Daily Brisk Walking) for 45 minutes for 6 days in a week paves way for quick weight loss. This also helps men who suffer from Impotence. (Read Benefits of walking for men suffering from Impotence ). But this exercise should not be too strenuous or too easy. Do it moderately.
Drink Ayurvedic Teas for Weight Loss:
Texts of Ayurveda recommend herbal teas or Kashaya or kadha for body detoxification. Teas prepared from simple herbs and spices which are available on kitchen shelf have proved to be effective in quick weight loss. (Read Five Effective Ayurvedic Tea Recipes for Weight Loss ).
Keep stress at bay:
Stress releases hormones which are detrimental to body metabolism. These hormones can cause hunger pangs and make you a binge eater. These hormones can also make your body cells to become resistant to insulin. All these factors contribute to quick weight gain. Start Yoga and meditation to keep stress at bay. (Read Stress and Erectile dysfunction or impotence )
Weight loss is always beneficial. It prevents occurrence of diabetes, keeps the heart and blood vessels healthy. In diabetic patients who are obese , weight loss helps to control blood sugar effectively (Read how does weight loss affect blood sugar ) Obesity can also cause erectile dysfunction and infertility in men. (Read Obesity and Male Infertility a Practical Approach And Relationship Between Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) ) . Same is true in women. Weight gain can cause PCOD or PCOS , which is the main cause of infertility in women. (PCOS – PCOD Natural Ayurvedic Indian Home Remedies ). Weight loss also helps to slow down aging process and you start looking young and fit. The above recommended methods are best Quick Ayurvedic Weight Loss Remedies and are methods to Lose Weight Fast in An Ayurvedic Way
How our Patients Lost Weight in Ayurvedic Way
6 months back our panel of doctors decided to educate their patients about health risks which surface due to obesity or over weight. Many of them were suffering from pre diabetic symptoms (How to Prevent Diabetes – Ayurveda Tips), Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOS or PCOD) (Ayurvedic Treatment for PCOS or PCOD at Home) , High blood pressure (Relationship Between High blood Pressure and Erectile Dysfunction), low sperm count (Male Infertility Causes – An Ayurveda View) and erectile dysfunction (Ayurvedic Medicines and Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction). Considerable number of teenagers and young adults also suffered from obesity.
After innumerable sessions of personal counselling our doctors succeeded in convincing patients to reduce body weight to keep up their health. The three simple tips were formulated based on ayurvedic way to lose weight (5 Best Ayurvedic Weight Loss Secrets). These were advised to patients.
- Reduce quantity of sugar, oil and salt from the diet. (these increase medha dhatu (Ayurveda Medha Dhatu or Body Fat) or body fat and water content in body)
- Increase physical activity. (vyayama or more physical activity help to reduce medhas or body fat). A daily brisk walking (Benefits and Advantages of Daily Brisk Walking) for 45 minutes helps.
- Include more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and minor millets in diet. (these are light to digest and increase agni or rate of metabolism (Ayurveda Agni or Body Fire or Metabolism and Digestion Process))
Here is the list of easy ways which they adopted to reduce their weight successfully by implementing these tips.
#1 Sameera a house wife
She says “ I started accompanying my teenage daughter to her school which is one kilometre away from my home. We stopped hiring auto and we walked all the way together. This helped both of us to lose weight and save auto charges. With this altered regimen I walked 4 kilometres a day and my daughter covered 2 kilometres . My daughter’s craving for fast foods has stopped.”
#2 Farida Begum who lives in a joint family
She had adopted different method. She explains “ we used rice, meat and eggs in our daily diet. Vegetables hardly found a place on our plates. But we determined to make a change in diet since all in our family were obese. We substituted rice with minor millets like ragi and prepared oil less chapatis of whole wheat. Compulsorily we consume vegetarian diet thrice in a week . This change itself has helped us to reduce around 4 kgs of weight in 6 weeks”.
#3 Bhanumathi a working woman
She had a different story to tell. “I started sweeping and mopping the floor (which was earlier done by my maid servant) after coming back from office. It almost took 30 minutes to clean the house. But it was a fantastic exercise and had a complete satisfaction of cleaning the house. This alone helped me to shred extra bulge. Now my dress size has reduced from XXL to L. I look 10 years younger than my counterparts (grin).”
#4 David Prabhakar a bank employee
He narrated how a little change helped him to lose weight. “ I used to have daily lunch in a nearby hotel which included a sweet, 2 subzis, poori, dal and rice. I discontinued thali meals and switched over to simple meals which included only 2 rotis , subzi and raita. I started walking (Benefits of Walking for Men Suffering From Impotence) in office corridor whenever I had a break. This transition changed my body weight. Now my waist line has reduced by 1 inch.”
Now weight loss is not an impossible task. If you have adopted any easy method to lose weight please share with us. Let us together fight obesity.
Author : Dr. Savitha Suri Consultant Ayurvedic Physician
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