Understand Obesity with Ayurveda & Tips to Lose Weight

Ayurveda is a wellness system that originated in India around 5,000 years ago. Though it’s one of the world’s oldest healthcare traditions, millions of people all over the world practice it today. In fact, the popularity of Ayurvedic medicine is growing.

Weight Loss: Ayurveda suggests a few natural and herbal remedies that may help in cutting belly fat. We cannot stress enough on the fact that you must pair these remedies with exercises and a healthy diet to ensure weight loss.

Practitioners of the Ayurvedic tradition teach that human beings need to balance three forms of energy, and each energy is linked to natural elements

•  Vata. The energy of movement associated with space and air.

•  Pitta. The energy of metabolism associated with fire and water.

•  Kapha. The energy of your body’s structure associated with earth and water.

Although all people have vata, pitta, and kasha, a person’s dosha is basically the form of energy that is most dominant in your constitution.

According to Ayurveda, being overweight involves an inherent excess in kapha dosha. While kapha may not be the only factor at play in your struggle with excess weight, it is certainly an important player. One of the foundational principles of Ayurveda is that like increases like and that opposites balance. Kapha and excess weight share many of the same qualities; they are both heavy, slow, cool, oily, smooth, dense, soft, stable, and substantive.


Tips to lose weight

  1. Follow a 25-30 mins exercise routine.
  2. Exercise atleast 3-4 times a week.
  3. Eat three satisfying home cooked meals.
  4. Follow a Kapha pacifying diet.
  5. Drink Apple Cider Vinegar in lukewarm water every morning.
  6. Triphala Powder [ amalaki (Indian gooseberry), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), haritaki (Terminalia chebula)] is a magic ingredient in Ayurveda.


Dietary recommendations for kapha-dominant people

  • Limit the quantity of food you eat.
  • Avoid dairy and foods high in fat.
  • Limit protein.
  • Eat lots of leafy greens and vegetables grown above ground (as opposed to root veggies).
  • Eat astringent fruits like apples, cranberries, mangoes, and peaches.

Limit animal foods, nuts, and seeds.