You walk out on the street and 1 in 10 people we see are overweight. This is not something we are throwing out randomly, but it is a fact. And a scary one at that. In today’s fast-paced world, adults and children have succumbed to the fast-food fads and eating at odd hours, which leads to an unhealthy lifestyle. This, in turn, leads to putting on the kilos, which can lead to ailments and illnesses. When a person is overweight, beyond the allowed weight for their age and height, it is referred to as being Obese. A condition that was once quite rare is today a common factor.
Being thin is fashionable, but being fat has become the norm of the century. While few are busy flaunting their size zero body, there are quite a few who aspire to reach that level but are constantly fighting the battle. Even though there are quite a few pills and treatments that can help a person keep their weight in check, it doesn’t seem to work in the long run or comes with a varied range of side effects.
However, on the other hand, Ayurveda seems to have cracked the puzzle, giving people hope that they can fight it and come out winners.
Apart from looking at a person’s lifestyle and eating habits, Ayurveda looks at their body type as well. Based on the diagnosis, reports are generated and diets are prescribed. These are very unlike the No carb or no Meat diet, but are more rounded and prove to be helpful and enable the person to lead a healthy lifestyle.
How Ayurveda is special?
Ayurveda’s understanding of obesity is different from Modern medicine or any other systems of medicine. Ayurveda tries to evaluate the weight gain through its unique Prakriti analysis which can be compared as a genetic coding of an individual. This helps the Ayurveda doctor to understand the cause, pathogenesis, management and recommend better result-oriented treatment program or lifestyle modification.
What is the typical Ayurvedic diet like?
Don’t fear, we are not going to ask you to eat raw vegetables or drink herb juices. Ayurveda is the way of life where you get to eat,
-Plenty of Barley, Green gram, Red gram and Horse gram in the diet. Include Honey and do away with sugar.
-Drink warm water to help remove the toxins. Switch from sunflower oil to Sesame oil
-Stop using table salt and start using rock salt in all cooking.
-Vegetables that are bitter and have a strong taste are known to be better than the others
-Indian vegetables are healthier than western vegetables
-Stop eating sweets, especially those made with milk, sugar, wheat, and even pastries
-Similarly, completely remove fast foods, soft drinks, aerated drinks and chocolates from the diet
-Exercise is very important- it could be yoga or a walk, but the everyday workout is essential for a healthy body. Now that you know what you can do to help fight the kilos, go for it!!
Here are a few Symptoms of obesity that you should watch out for!
Poor sexual performance
Bad odor and excessive sweating
Breathlessness on exertion, difficulty in breathing, difficulty in walking
Uncontrollable hunger, thirst, tiredness
Loss of vitality
Irritability and mental confusion
As we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments for obesity are always individually formulated. In Ayurvedic medicine, there is no single approach to treating obesity. After taking the pulses and examining the patient, an Ayurvedic practitioner designs a treatment plan to bring the doshas back into balance which in turn addresses obesity swiftly and permanently.