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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Top 5 Natural Ways to Slow Your Metabolism - Weight Gain Naturally

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Most of the people think that people who are obese or overweight only need to work hard to get body into shape and be fit. On the other hand the people who are underweight also work hard to get their body into shape and gain weight. Everyone wants a perfect body shape and good looks. Wouldn't you want to have perfect body shape too? To lose weight it is a simple formula to burn the more calories than you consume but to gain weight you have to find out the reason in your body that prevents you from putting on weight that you desire. There are many natural ways to get body into shape and gain weight fast.

We all heard about faster metabolism, some people suffer from problem of underweight and they want to slow down their metabolism to gain weight. Underweight is a condition that occurs due to inadequate intake of calories. This condition is characterized by weakness, fatigue, low physical stamina. Thinness may be due to excessive physical activity, low intake of calories, skipping meals, habit of fasting and other factors may include metabolism disturbances, disease like chronic diarrhea, liver disorders and chronic dyspepsia etc.

It is very important to take step to slow down your metabolism to increase your body weight. Because underweight may also lead to various health complications like bone loss, anemia, weak immune system, heart problems, infertility and frequent illness.

Here we will discuss different natural ways to slow down the metabolism. People who are thin, can slow down their metabolism and can gain weight naturally.



Diet plays an important role to gain weight naturally without any side effects. There are some of the diet and lifestyle tips that help you to gain weight:

  • Eat complex carbohydrates instead of simple. Complex carbohydrates like bread, potatoes pastas, whole grains and dairy products, these are digested at slow rate and they slow down the metabolism.
  • Include seeds and nuts in your diet which are rich sources of unsaturated fats and high calorie. These contain amino acid arginine which is responsible for nitric acid formation in body. Nitric acid is a gas that shows to slow down metabolic rate in body.
  • Eat more calories.
  • Eat snack or meals before bedtime.
  • Keep yourself warm: Wear warm dress to slow down your metabolism because heat loss is a major energy drain in your body. When your body is cold, the uncoupling protein level in your body is increased that interferes ATP production which results in heat instead of useful energy from food.
  • Sleep adequately: When you are sleeping your metabolism declines and stays for some time after you awake. Sleeping after lunch (after a stroll) also helps to put on body weight.
  • Avoid stress: Stress is the major cause of underweight. During stress adrenaline and thyroxin are released which directly affect metabolism.


Yoga and exercise help to overcome various problems like fast metabolism,

Some of the exercise and yoga asanas are given below:

  • Mild exercise will help you to build your muscle mass.
  • You can do exercise at lower intensities for shorter period of time.
  • Reduce Exercise: while doing exercise hundreds of calories get burned that will speed up metabolism. To slow down metabolism, reduce heavy walk.
  • Instead of running you can add resistance weight training to your exercise that helps you to build muscle.
  • Breathing Exercise: It helps to reduce stress and gives relaxation to mind which induces good sleep.
  • Pavanmukt Asana or Wind Relieving Pose: It helps to improve digestion and increases appetite.
  • Matsyasana or Fish Pose: It helps to gain weight and promotes overall growth of body. It also improves digestion.
  • Sarvangasana or Shoulder Stand: It regulates the thyroid function and metabolism.
  • Chanderbhed Pranayam: It helps to gain weight as it enhances both physical and mental strength.
  • Shavaasana: It is a relaxing posture of body that restores peace of mind.


Some of the simple home remedies that help you to gain weight naturally which are given below:

  • Eat banana with milk because banana is a rich source of vitamins and minerals and having banana shake or banana with milk is a high calorie drink to put on body weight.
  • Add mayonnaise to sandwiches, peanuts to crackers and make use of cheese slices over your breads.
  • Soak 2-3 dates in water for few hours (approx. 3-4 hours) then mash these dates with water and consume it in evening before bedtime.
  • Dip few figs in water for some time and then mash it in water and consume it in evening.


There are various herbs used to slow down your metabolism that help you to gain weight in natural way. These are listed below:

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Amlaki (Emblica officinalis)


There are different herbal formulations present in market which help to slow down your metabolism and there no side effects. Some of herbal formulations are explained below:

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5.1. Weight Gain Formula:

It is one of the effective herbal remedy for those who are suffering the underweight problems. these capsules are obtained from the combination of various herbs which are listed below:

Ingredients of Weight Gain Formula

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Vidang (Emblica ribes)

Benefits- These herbs are packed with great medicinal properties. These herbs help to improve metabolism rate and help to gain weight. It helps to reduce fatigue and build up energy. These capsules help to convert excessive fat into muscles.

These are pure herbal capsules which are free from any chemicals, steroids and there are no side effects. These can be used by any age group but should be taken as prescribed dose.

Dosage- 1-2 capsule, two times in a day with plain water after meals.

5.2. Ashwagandha Capsules:

These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera).

Benefits- Ashwagandha has adaptogen Property. It is considered as rejuvenating herb in the nature and quite effective for weight gain. It provides relief from stress and tension which can also be the cause of underweight. It also helps in muscle building.

Dosage- 1-2 capsule, two times in a day with plain water after meals.

5.3. Atirasadi Churna:

It is another effective herbal formulation for underweight. These herbs are packed with nutrients, antioxidants which are helpful in muscle building. These are obtained from combination of different herbs which are listed below:

Ingredients of Atirasadi Churna

  • Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)
  • Kali musli (Curculigo orchioides)
  • Semal Musli (Salmalia malabarica)
  • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Akarkara (Anacylus pyrethrum)
  • Vidari kand (Dioscorea tuberosa)
  • Varahi Kand
  • Safed Behman (Centurea behen)
  • Jaiphal/ Javitri (Myristica fragrans)
  • Taalmakhna (Hygrophilla spinosa)
  • Kesar (Crocus sativus)

Benefits: These are rich source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins which are required for the body. It helps to increase the stamina and provides energy to the body.

Dose: One tablespoon of powder with milk twice in a day.

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