While ayurveda’s primary purpose is that of healing, its medicinal practices can also
assist with weight loss. Ayurveda takes on a holistic approach to lose weight that
detoxification procedures.1. Diet and movement
Eat a light evening meal of easy-to-digest foods.
Eat the largest meal of the day at lunch and include a wide variety of warm,
Drink hot water with ginger and lemon, or herbal teas frequently throughout
Avoid leftovers and foods that are highly processed, packaged, or canned.
Additional dietary tips are:
Eat fresh cooked food
H Use mild spices and avoid oily food
Add fresh fruits and vegetables to the diet
Do not eat or snack between meals
Eat three simple meals a day
The amount of food you eat should not exceed the quantity, which you
could hold in your two hands cupped together
Avoid processed food as much as possible
Eat slowly and quietly in a calm atmosphere
Do not cook the same food twice
Try and avoid refrigerating and reheating the food.
Drink a big glass of hot water (around 40 degrees Centigrade) once during
mid morning and again at mid afternoon
Avoid sleeping during the day. If you need to sleep, take a short nap before
Eat at regular intervals, Do not skip any meal unless there are medical
Eat spices in balance (Indus valley dosha balancing Sambar and Rasam
powders) / herbs as – Turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger, Garlic, Pepper, Cumin
Avoid – Heavy, spices, oily, rich calorie preparations, refined cereals,
white flour, cheese, curds, whole milk, red meat, pork, beef, Potato, egg
plant, mushroom, tomato.
Exercise! It improves digestion, metabolism, elimination, complexion, muscle tone
and strength, and bone density. It also helps normalize weight. According to
Ayurveda, burning fat is much easier when you match your workouts with your
specific body type, or dosha.
2. Detox tea
Ayurvedic detox tea is a practical way to incorporate a weight loss measure in your
everyday routine. The ingredients are easily found in your local Whole Foods or
Boil 4 to 5 cups of water in the morning. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the following seeds to
the water and continue to let it boil for about 5 minutes with the lid on.
Whole cumin seeds
Whole coriander seeds
Whole fennel seeds
Strain out the seeds and pour the liquid into a thermos. Make the tea fresh every
morning, place it in a thermos, and take small sips of it throughout the day. It is best
to drink it warm or hot.
Udvartana is an ayurvedic massage method that encourages weight loss. This is the
most famous body treatment in Ayurveda to lose weight and is a unique
combination of organic ayurvedic ingredients where the use herbal powders (in
form of oils or dry powders) which are dry & rough in nature & hot in potency helps
with weight loss.
The oil taken for Udvartana, is sesame based which is hot in potency and is infused
with herbs. This herbal paste (powders & oils) when rubbed on the body in a
specific manner creates friction, which opens the pores, removes blockages in
vessels, increase the heat in the tissues & percolates inside to stimulate fat
Udvartana massages are offered in spas around the world.