In Ayurveda, obesity is known as Medarog which is caused by the aggravation of Kapha. Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the mind and body. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs, and the formation of all seven tissues in the body. Ayurveda is very effective when it comes to regulating weight and maintaining equilibrium in the body.
Ayurveda always believes in a holistic way of living. Medicines never have a long-term impact on the body. For a healthier and safer future, Ayurveda believes in solving problems from its roots and not just superficially.
Here Are A Few Ayurvedic Lifestyle Tips That Can Help Control Obesity:-
Balancing Kapha Dosha
An increase in the Kapha Dosha leads to ineffective functioning of the body. It is very important to maintain a balance of the Kapha Dosha. Having a cup of warm water mixed with honey every morning is essential while balancing the Kapha. Inculcating daily habits of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly and avoiding untimely meals can create a big difference.
Do not overeat
In Ayurveda, it is ideally advised to consume only 3 meals a day. A heavy breakfast, followed by a scrumptious lunch and a light dinner is perfect for the body. Lunch should be the heaviest meal because our liver is at its best during noon. This way, the body assimilates what is ingested. Similarly, for detoxification of the liver, dinner should be the lightest meal of the day. You should also avoid consuming microwaved food, fermented food items, and excessive sweet/salty/sour food to prevent abnormal weight gain.
Dry powder massage or Udvartana is an Ayurvedic massage done with dry herbs such as horse jam, black gram, rasna, and jujube to name a few. The purpose of this dry powder massage is to burn down the fat deposited underneath the skin, prominently in the stomach, thighs, and bullock area.
Get rid of Ama
In Ayurveda, Ama is used to denote a byproduct of incomplete digestion. Accumulated ama leads to weight gain and further body fatigue. Consuming foods like Turmeric, Triphala (a combination of amalaki, haritaki, and bibbitaki), Barberry, and Guggulu in either capsule or powder form, helps in the elimination of ama.