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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, July 23, 2021

How to Lose Weight in 30 days with safe Ayurvedic treatment?

The late hibernal season can be synonymous with weight loss goals. The impending pandemic has brought about a stay-at-home routine that left us all pleasing ourselves with food and inventive cooking binges. The fallout of all these being more people overblown with obesity and associated disturbances. This has brought about an immense demand for weight loss routines and plans. Obesity and related disorders have become a huge concern like never before. On that account, the Ayurvedic approach towards weight loss is gaining huge interest.


Ayurveda insists that the derangement of Kapha dosha is the lead cause of obesity. Those with Kapha dominant constitution are more likely to be obese than those with Vata or Pitta predominance. Acharya Caraka described obesity to be one among the undesired conditions of the body. It occurs when a surge in Kapha dosha is associated with a hindrance to fat metabolism.

Weight loss

According to Ayurveda, weight gain is a patterned process. The foremost affective factor towards weight gain is disturbance to the digestive fire caused from one’s dietary and lifestyle habits. This leads to improper digestion and eventually causes accumulation of toxins within the body system. The natural metabolism is hampered and as a result of which, more fatty tissues are formed within the body. There is a surge in Kapha dosha. Further ahead, the accumulated toxins occlude the body channels that results in Vata imbalance. This triggers the digestive fire, which further leads to increased appetite, contributing even more to obesity. The root cause for all of this may be attributed to weak fat metabolism and deranged digestive fire.


According to Ayurvedic principles, prevention and management of diseases depends largely on body weight management. That being the case, Ayurveda put forth a sustainable, person centric and holistic approach towards weight loss, the approach being dependent on an individual’s state of health, mental and emotional well-being, dietary and lifestyle habits. The root cause of weight gain is addressed along with associated complications. Following an Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle regime adds to the outcome. All these concomitantly being Ayurveda’s edge in attaining the weight loss goals.


The lead cause of obesity is lifestyle disorders like Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney disorders, Cardiac diseases, etc. So, the initial step towards weight loss must be to bring the lifestyle disorders under control so that the body's metabolism functions without error. This can be made possible through a proper dietary and lifestyle regime.


Specific dietary regime varies according to the individual body constitution. However, an Ayurvedic weight loss must always be Kapha- pacifying that is low in fat and calories. Include more light, warm, pungent and astringent foods in the diet. Focus on a diet that is rich in proteins so that one can attain early satiety. Oily and sweet foods must be avoided. Wheat, barley, millets, oats, etc always aids in weight loss and can be included in the diet. High fibre containing leafy vegetables are a must. Try including carrots, broccoli, lentils and legumes. Apples, pears, and berries are also a fitting choice. Incorporate warming spices like pepper, ginger, cardamom, cumin, etc. in the diet. Use churned buttermilk instead of yoghurt. Avoid junk foods and canned foods. Caffeinated and aerated drinks must also be refrained from. Having warm water early in the morning with honey or lemon on an empty stomach aids in detoxification. Take meals at regular intervals and avoid intermittent snacking. Eat in moderate portion sizes. Sip hot water regularly as hot water is an elixir that assists in detoxification.


Proper sleep is of paramount importance. Try avoiding daytime sleep as that can lead to a surge in the Kapha dosha. Make daily exercise and meditation a habit. Exercise makes the body light and boosts up the energy levels. It also helps in beating other pathologies of the body system. It is equally important to focus on stress reduction while you are on a weight loss lifestyle regime. Stress and strain of body and mind always exacerbates weight gain. Avoid smoking and intake of alcohol as they may derange the body functions. Get rid of all the sedentary habits and be more active and happy.


Regular practicing of yoga and meditations can be of great help towards weight loss. Yoga boosts up the body's metabolism and ultimately aids in weight loss. Follow specific asanas like Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation), Bhujangasana (Cobra pose), Paschimottanasana (Back stretching pose), Trikonasana (Triangle pose), etc. Breathing exercises like Kapal Bhati (Shining skull breathing), Nadi Shodhana (Alternate nostril breathing), Bhastrika (Bellow breathing), etc. are also beneficial towards weight loss.


Ayurvedic therapies provide a deep and comprehensive detoxification. Palliative and purificatory therapies are employed. The therapies that exclusively work towards weight loss are Udhvartana (herbal powder massage), Mardana (Dry massage), Swedana (Herbal steam bath), Abhyanga (Oil massage), Virechana (Therapeutic purgation), Vasti (Therapeutic enema), etc. Massaging with herbal powders alleviates the fat tissues. The oils employed in oil massage opens up the clogged pores in the body. This further increases the body temperature and augments the fat metabolism.

The single drug formulations that aids at weight loss are Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Sunthi (Zingiber officinale), Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Guggulu (Commiphora wightii), etc.


Besides the above Ayurvedic therapies for local application to attain weight loss, there are some amazing herbs also, those aid in weight loss if taken regularly under proper guidance of Ayurveda Experts. For convenient use and easy intake of these herbs, Planet Ayurveda has summed them all in a pack named as Thinner You Pack. It is a combination of some most efficacious herbal formulations for weight loss named as Trim Support Capsules, Stholyantak Churna, Garcinia Capsules and Guggul Capsules. Consumption of the herbs involved in these all herbal products help you in pacing your efforts to achieve your weight loss goals.


Ayurveda has always remained the cardinal solution for weight loss since times immemorial. Ayurveda offers a comprehensive approach that makes it all the most effective. The treatment methods are natural and holistic which caters to an entire body, mind and spiritual wellness. It doesn’t treat the symptoms alone, but treat the disease as a whole. Thereby assuring empowerment of each individual. Following Ayurvedic conventions like dietary regime, seasonal and daily regime, lifestyle regime, yoga, meditations, breathing exercises, herbal formulations and detoxification therapies are assured to assist in weight loss while sustaining individual well-being.

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