Basic description of the disease
Obesity means having excess body fat. The definition of obesity varies depending on what one reads. In general, overweight and obesity indicate a weight greater than what is healthy. Obesity is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount of body fat. A certain amount of body fat is necessary for storing energy, heat insulation, shock absorption, and other functions.
Obesity is not just a cosmetic consideration. It is a chronic medical disease that can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity-associated cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease, gallstones, and other chronic illnesses. Obesity is a risk factor for a number of cancers.
Cause factor of obesity - menas eating more calories than you burn in daily activity and exercise — on a long-term basis — can lead to obesity. Over time, these extra calories add up and cause weight gain.
There are remedies in Ayurveda for weight loss and to maintain health for people who are obese or overweight. Deep, dry massages with herbal powders and pastes (Udwarthanam), synchronized massage with specific oils (Abhyanga), and herbal steam bath helps mobilize the accumulated fat - specially designed diet and yoga programs prevent its further accumulation. Panchakarma therapies are also administered based on the requirement of the individual. These are carried out based on the practitioner’s recommendations and in the presence of experts. Dhanurasana, bhujangasana, shalabasana, ardhamatsyendrasana, trikonasana and vakrasana are few of the asanas or yoga postures for losing extra fat. This will be more effective when practiced with pranayama and proper diet. The diet prescribed will be aimed at reducing the aggravated Kapha dosha.
An experienced Ayurvedic physician will help you find out the best Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss that is suitable for your body type and this can help you achieve a healthy body.
Devastating thoughts and emotions
The current state of the body is a reflection of our thoughts and emotions. Being overweight - treatment has not a miracle pill! The cause is in itself. Violence against yourself - starving your body has a short-term effect. The main factor is fear and the need for protection. Dissatisfaction with oneself, even hostility, criticism - the body defends itself. A gross mistake is not taking care of yourself, forgetting yourself, especially when a baby is born. When a person loves and takes care of himself, then the outer body gains the ideal weight.
Walking and regular exercise helps in maintaining good health
Drink a glass of lukewarm water with lime juice and honey daily morning on empty stomach
Eat smaller meals and eat after every three hours
Increase the quantity of fruits and vegetables and low calorie foods
A glass of orange, pineapple or carrot juice and, consuming green gram sprouts is recommended
Salad of raw vegetables such as carrot, cucumber, cabbage, tomatoes and, fruits like papaya and pineapple are good.
Powdered cumin seeds, green coriander leaves, a little salt and some grated ginger mixed in the buttermilk
Avoid rice, refined wheat flour, and fat-rich food