Weight Loss  

Obesity is called Stholya in Ayurveda. obesity occurs as a result of excessive accumulation of Med or Vasa (which is a sort of fat or lipid) in the folds of tissues.

Causes: -

1. Over eating

2. Alcohol

3. Smoking

4. No exercise

5. Fried foods

6.  Fat-rich   Or  Junk foods  and  Soda based drinks

7. No vegetarian and fibrous Diet

8. Deluxe life style and too much sleeping.

9. Anxiety and depression

10. Drugs such as steroids, oral contraceptives and insulin

11. Endo crinological-induced obesity may be seen in hypothalamic lesions, hypothyroidism, increased insulin in blood, cushing’s syndrome etc.

Preventions

Prevention is always being better than cure. Balanced diet, Regular exercise, and Yoga can keep you fit and healthy.

Management

Life modification is the best solution to deal with obesity.

1)Balanced diet:         

  • Increase the quantity of fruits and vegetables and low calorie foods.
  • Avoid intake of too much salt as it may be a factor for increasing body weight.
  • Milk products like cheese, butter etc. and non-vegetarian foods should be avoided as they are rich in fat.
  • Mint is very beneficial in losing weight. A chutney of green mint with some simple spices can be taken with meals. Mint tea also helps.
  • Spices like dry ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. are good for loosing weight and can be used in a number of ways.
  • Regular intake of carrot juice.
  • Avoid rice and potato, which contain a lot of carbohydrates. Among cereals wheat is good.
  • Vegetables like bitter gourd (Karela), and bitter variety of drumstick are useful in loosing weight.
  • Honey is an excellent home remedy for obesity. It mobilizes the extra deposited fat in the body allowing it to be utilized as energy for normal functions.
      Dosage: One should start with small quantity of about 10 grams or a tablespoon, taken with hot water early in the morning. A teaspoonful of fresh lemon juice may also be added.
  • Fasting on honey and lime- juice is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity without the loss of energy and appetite. For this, mix one teaspoon of fresh honey with the juice of half a lime in a glass of lukewarm water.
      Dosage: Take several times a day at regular intervals.
  • Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.
  1. 2)Exercise:         

 This is known as Vyayam in Ayurveda.

Sharirayasjananam Karm Vyayam Uchchate ||

Laghav Karm Samarthyam Dipto Agni  Medasah Kshayha |

Vibhiktkta Ghan Gatratwam  Vyayam Tad Uchchate ||

                                                                                 — (Ashtang Sangraha)                                .           

    Means Vyayam is the action, which creates good appetite, stamina, and increases capacity of lungs, shapes up the body, and burns extra fat with extra calories.

  How Many Calories Do You Actually Burn While Performing Various Types Of Activities?

1. Walking For 70 Kg’s Subject = 5-6 Kcal/min.

2. Cycling = 8 To 9 Kcal/min.

3. Swimming = 11 To 12 Kcal/min.

4. Running = 19-to20 Kcal/min.

The duration in work out always starts with smaller time using up, and gradually it increases with the day-by-day practice and being consistent with daily basis exercise routine.

 Ayurveda suggests that: –

Vyayam Kurvantoh Tud Balardhyaya Laxanam ||

                                                                                      — (Shusurat Sanhita 24/47)

Always exercise to just half of your stamina.

3)Ayurvedic Slimming Package:         

To reduce fat.....regain body shape 

The program consists of

  • two types of Massage.

      1.Massage using herbal powders- Udwartan

      2. Massage using herb enriched oils

  • Herb-enriched Steam bath
  • Panchakarma: theropies like   Basti (medicated enema),Virechan(medicated purgation) ,Vaman (medicated emesis) etc.
  • Ayurvedic medications( Internal medicines) : Shilajit, Triphala Guggul ,Medohar Guggul , Chandraprabha Vati , Arogyavardhini Vati ,etc.
  • Pathya –Apathya:Controlled Ayurvedic vegetarian diet.
  • Yoga , Pranayama  and  Suryanamaskar

Benefits of Ayurvedic Slimming therapy

  • Corrects the possible metabolic errors associated with obesity
  • Retains the hormonal balance of the body system
  • Removes excess fat from the body using herbal medicines and therapies
  • Removes the excess accumulated liquids from the body
  • Stimulates the circulatory system to avoid any further deposit of fat

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