How to lose weight with Ayurveda
Is it true that Ayurveda can help you lose weight? Yes! And it gets even better, without any crazy diets or efforts which can take you to depression.
And do you know why? Because the Ayurvedic medicine believes health is something holistic, a direct connection between your body and mind, which begins with your food. That means, health, beauty and fulfillment begin from within.
One of the Ayurveda principles is the clean diet, which inhibits the inflammation and the stress of the organism. A life which pursues health and well-being is the major rule of the Ayurvedic medicine. Its main motto surely is: “BETTER TO AVOID THAN TO REMEDY”.
Ayurveda offers a simple approach to lose weight, easy to follow, feasible and incredibly efficient. With all of that, lose weight will be just a consequence of a life style which is, above all, sustainable, especially because is about body and mind. After all, everybody knows there is a psychological factor about overweight.
But anyway, let’ see some practical Ayurvedic tips for good health and thus losing weight:
- Drink a glass of warm water with organic lime juice while still fasting. This boosts all of yours digest system, clean your toxins and help to eliminate the fat.
- Exercise enough to make you sweat in the morning in order to lose weight healthily; 45 to 60 minutes is ideal, though a simple 30 minutes will already show some results. Find out an exercise which you really like.
- Spare 10 minutes to relax in the morning, with yoga practices, meditation and Tai Chi Chuan. This will help to relieve stress, one of the main causes of gaining weight, and put us in a more conscious and present spiritual state, allowing us to be a better decision makers throughout the day.
- Make three meals a day, no junk food. The food is a fast burn fuel, and when your body receives constant fuel, it forgets how to burns fat. Take your breakfast, a medium size lunch, between 7.30 and 9.00am. Your lunch has got to be the largest meal you have, between 11:00 and 14:00. Your dinner will be your smallest meal, between 5.30 and 8.00pm, when your digestions is weaker.
- Eat seasonal and regional products. During the long and hot summer days, the mother-nature will offer us fruits and fresh vegetables to make us fresh and energized. During the Autumn and Winter, we have a larger harvest of root vegetables, nuts, seeds and fruits, heavy meat and cheese in order to keep us safe from the cold. During the humid days of Spring, nature brings green leaves vegetables and sprouts to clean up our heavy and acid winter diet. When we eat organic food, local and seasonal, our body naturally digest and assimilates the nutrients.
- Ensure you have all the six flavors in your daily diet: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent.
- Make some exercise after each meal. To make short walks after each meal will stimulate the peristaltic movement and the digestion, preferably for 10 to 20 minutes in a moderate pace. If possible, lay down to your left side after walking for 10 minutes to help even more your digestion.
- Go to bed early and get up early. To get in contact with our natural rhythm creates a hormonal effect of balance. Anthropological speaking, our ancestors had not reason to stay awake until late in the night, they would stop everything when the sun set and did only few activities after this period. To look to computer screens, TV and smartphones at night, stimulate the brain to keep us awake and connected when our bodies naturally wishes to slow down our speed.
- Sleep between 7 to 9 hours per night. This will give the body enough time to get rid of the toxins and to prepare for the next day, let alone keeping healthy cortisol levels, a stress relieve hormone, which is decisive on gaining weight.