Ayurveda combat obesity


What causes obesity?

Obesity is essentially a physiological energy imbalance, regardless of the cause. Energy needs to be saved when it is consumed in excess of what the body uses for various tasks. The majority of this storage takes the form of fat. Adipocytes, specialised cells that store fat, are found in adipose tissue. The majority of adipose tissue is located below the skin and around the intestines and other internal organs. Your body weight has increased and you appear larger due to this fat.



Overeating and making poor food decisions:

Obesity is most frequently brought on by consuming too many calories, particularly in the form of sugar and fat. The primary culprits are various sugars because they contain large amounts of energy but no additional healthy minerals or fibre. Most of the bad sugar we consume comes from refined flour, fast food, packaged foods, and drinks like cola and juice. The ubiquitous fast food items, fries and chips, provide additional calories and bad fat.

We start down the path to unhealthy weight loss when we choose foods made with refined flour over whole grain foods, veggies, and other healthier options. Excess sugar and carbohydrate intake at every meal causes the release of insulin. Because it tries to burn the sugar for energy, the insulin will tell the adipocytes to hang onto the fat that has been stored.

Medical Reasons Behind Obesity:

We can become obese as a result of some illnesses.

The most typical case is hypothyroidism. Others include a lack of growth hormone, "Cushing's syndrome," etc. All of these issues make it more difficult for the body to turn sugar into energy.

In today's society, obesity is a widespread issue. It has been connected to a variety of illnesses and health conditions, including diabetes, heart difficulties, certain types of cancer, and strokes, to name a few. Additionally, the main factor that can be avoided that causes death is fat! Here are some Ayurvedic guidelines for successful weight loss that is also healthy.


  • Maintain regular sleep schedules and get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. 

  • Get up between 6-7 am, clean your teeth, and scrape your tongue to get rid of any stomach waste.

  • Exercise for 45 to 60 minutes helps the body feel more energised and fights fatigue.

  • Eat three filling meals every day and stick to the set mealtimes. 

  • You can stabilise your energy levels and increase your body's ability to use stored fat by quitting snacking.

  • Keep an eye on your digestion. Obesity typically inhibits the digestive process and metabolism, which builds up heavy endotoxins and causes symptoms such as heaviness, fatigue, and low energy. Ginger, cumin, and black pepper herbal teas can help to stoke the digestive fire. 

  • Eat a small lunch and dinner; breakfast should be your major meal. At noon, the digestive fire is at its peak. If you're not in the mood for breakfast, you can skip it.

  • A diet should consist of 40–50% fruits and vegetables, 30–40% whole grains, 20–30% proteins (meat, fish, lentils, etc.), and 30–40% whole grains.

  • Try to incorporate all six tastes—sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent—into a single dish. It is essential to consume at least a small amount of each of these six flavors each day in order to feel full after eating. 

  • Throughout the day, drink hot herbal tea and water. Drinking excessive amounts of water or tea an hour before and after meals should be avoided because it can interfere with digestion.

  • Avoid canned and overly preserved foods, processed sugars, and refined flours.

  • Reduce foods with kapha-inducing characteristics, such as that are heavy, fatty, cheesy, creamy, frozen, and cold. Eat less bananas and yoghurts. 

  • The least healthy meats for weight reduction are pork and red meat. Fish and chicken are acceptable lighter meats.

  • Spices that can stimulate digestion and help with fat metabolism include cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, long pepper, cumin, carom seeds, and fenugreek.

  • Under the supervision of an Ayurvedic physician, yearly panchakarma cleanses can regulate metabolism and help people lose weight.

  • Under the supervision of an Ayurvedic physician, yearly panchakarma cleanses can regulate metabolism and help people lose weight. Enemas with decoctions enriched with herbs specifically advised for weight loss, dry poultices, herbal decoction body baths, and other preparatory therapies will aid.

  • Ayurvedic doctors should be consulted before using any of the many herbs and preparations that have been clinically shown to aid in weight loss.