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March 24th, 2007 | admin

According to Ayurvedic principles, overweight and underweight are signs to imbalances in body system. Some people experience little weight gain with whatever amounts of food intake. The more known problem is undesirable weight gain even with moderate eating habits.

Ayurvedic home remedy to weight loss depends mostly on your physical type – vata, pitta or kapha. Vata type persons have underweight problems, as their digestive fire is not that active. Pitta types have moderate built bodies, but can become obese with gluttony. Kapha type persons quickly add on weight.

Home remedies to quickly lose weight

Include bitter gourd in your daily vegetable menu.

Take lots of fibrous fruits like mango and papaya. This fruits add bulk to your food and helps in healthy food metabolism.

Take pineapple everyday.

Take a glass or two of ginger tea on a daily basis.

Drink 8-15 glass of water in the daytime.

Use triphala as a mild laxative once in two or three weeks. This is a way to eliminate accumulated bodily wastes called ama. These are wastes that block exchange of nutrients between bodily tissues. Ama also brings about severe imbalances that even starvation can’t help the person lose weight.

Other purifiers of blood and body are – turmeric, neem, ginger, black pepper and Indian long pepper.

Take Indian gooseberry either fresh or dried and powdered. You may also include gooseberry in vegetarian preparations.

Take 300mg of shilajit daily. (Not for children below 12 years).

Additional tips for weight loss

Prepare your own food. This will give control to your hands as to which ingredients to take and what not to take. Take to work the food you prepared.

Avoid sugar, potatoes and white rice.

Take green vegetables, broccoli, lettuce, green peas, beans, spinach, apple, orange and grapes.

Eat in a calm environment and thoroughly enjoy your eating the food. This will make taking food a slow process. When you eat quickly you don’t know your stomach is full till after 30 minutes.

Don’t skip breakfast. Taking fruits as breakfast ticks off metabolism. You also don’t add up high carbohydrate food items.

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