Healthy weight-loss? What is that? We get that concern. Here you go!
Your reason to lose weight could be anything from health reasons to cosmetic ones. But we aren’t talking about how it is good or bad to shed those extra kilos. We are concerned about how, you could get fitter in a healthy way.
Ayurvedic Diet and Weight loss
The practice of Ayurveda in actuality, is about balancing your body and mind. Ayurveda emphasizes that your body will ask for what it needs, and it is wise to provide it accordingly.According to this philosophy you must eat accordingly and always eat in compliance with your doshas- named vatta, pitta and Kapha, These doshas are your guide to right nutrition.
Similarly, Ayurveda emphasizes on healthy weight loss, designed in accordance with your body needs. Here are 6 tips to lose weight effectively:
- Tastes: Once you have identified your dominant dosha, you can choose and incorporate the tastes effectively. Ayurveda believes there are 6 tastes or rasas name sweet, sour, bitter, astringent, pungent and salty. These must be incorporated mindfully. Always begin your meals with something that has a sweet taste, followed by something salty and sour in taste. Finish your food with something that has a pungent taste followed by astringent and bitter tasting foods.
- Gaps between meals: According to Ayurveda, Kapha people are the ones who can load up on food and eat in long gaps. Vata and Pitta people must eat within every two hours. If you thought that skipping meals can help you in burning that belly fat, you are wrong!
- Eat only when hungry: Ayurveda pays a lot of attention to strengthening your digestive system. A clean digestive system is the key to wellness. So Ayurveds will tell you to eat only when you are hungry, i.e, your body has digested the previously eaten foods.
- Digestive fire: Ayurveda emphasizes that each person is an Agni, at the core. This essentially means that unless we balance this agni or digestive fire, we will not get rid of the toxic buildup that creates distress in our lives. It further explains that for someone who is Pitta, they would suffer a heartburn if there is imbalance, a Vata will suffer bloating where as a Kapha will en up burping a lot! This balance is important for our well-being.
- Pace of eating: Ayurveda focuses on the pace of eating for better health. Don’t gobble the food but have it when it is warm. Likewise, don’t let the food to get cold. Have it in adequate quantity – all of it when it is warm! This will help you with your metabolism.