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Ayurveda Diet Tips for Fat Loss

According to Ayurveda Obesity is described as “Sthaulya”. Continuous eating of high-fat food like junk food, prolonged sedentary lifestyle, not getting sufficient sleep may lead to accumulation of body fat which get deposited into different body channels. Unhealthy lifestyle habits tend to disturb Agni (digestive fire) in the body, which causes indigestion and increases toxins in the body. Ama (toxins) further disturbs the natural metabolic system of the body resulting in the formation of more fatty tissues.

The early signs of the high percentage of fat in the body are seen as excessive lethargy, exertion, increased hunger, thirst, the weakness which later convert into severe complications if not treated.


Fat Loss Diet principles as per Ayurveda Diet

  • Do not overfill your stomach. The stomach should be divided into three portions and one portion should be filled with food, 1/3rd by water and 1/3rd should be kept empty for movement of Vata dosha.
  • An increase in fat percentage is because of a high Kapha imbalance. Foods that are hot, sharp, and penetrating in nature should be consumed. Pungent, Astringent, and bitter-tasting food should be consumed more.

Some examples of Kapha balancing food-

  1. Pungent taste- Chili, turnip, red onion, and some spices are cumin, ginger, garlic, and turmeric.  
  2. Bitter taste- Neem leaves, saffron, bitter melon, artichokes, eggplant, Bitter gourd
  3. Astringent taste- Barley, Legumes like black-eyed peas, chickpeas, kidney beans, apple, cranberries, basil, coriander fennel, parsley, broccoli. 
  • Avoid food with an excess sweet, sour and salty taste
  • Add natural fat burners like raw turmeric, ghee, musta, Giloy, etc
  • Some Ayurvedic herbs that can be used regularly to improve fat loss - are Pippali, Dry ginger powder, Cinnamon, and Daruharidra.
  • Drinking Lukewarm water helps to improve digestive power, minimize diseases.
  • In the Ayurvedic diet, the heaviest meal of the day is suggested as lunch. Morning and evening onwards in the Kapha period and it is important to have light meals and rest our digestion system
  • Avoid frozen, canned, and processed food.

Few routine tips to follow during the Fat loss journey

  • Wake up early at least 1 hour before sunrise (Dincharaya).
  • Attending to nature’s call (Malotsarg) - bowels, urination. Don’t avoid natural calls can lead to many diseases.
  • Self (Abhyanga) - application of oil daily Keeps skin soft, improves blood circulation, and removes toxins (ama) from the body.
  • Exercise (Vyayama) -. Exercising early in the morning helps to rejuvenate your body and mind throughout the day.
  • Ayurvedic Diet emphasizes eating regional and seasonal grown fruits, vegetables, and grains. Ritucharya refers to seasonal eating and a lifetime regime to ensure our mind, soul, and body are supported with natural nourishments.

Comments (1)
  • Mehra Jatin
    2022-05-20 17:57:33
    Comment: So i am on my fat loss journey and i was looking for a way to loose my weight naturally but i was unable to find any source where i can know about the ways and then i found this blog. I suppose that it will help me loosing my weight in a healthy manner.


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