20 Ayurvedic Dietary Recommendation For Weight Loss

If you’re in a battle with your weight, then chances are you’re desperate for results and have probably tried the latest weight-loss trends with disappointing, and often disheartening results. So, we put together 20 Ayurvedic dietary recommendations that can naturally and gently guide you toward holistic and healthy weight loss, without the use of chemicals, processed food, or extreme diets.

1. Wake Up Before Sunrise

Waking up around dawn (5-6am) increases energy levels and helps reduce ama or toxins.

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2. Drink A Cup Of Hot Water With A Slice Of Lemon

Drinking a cup of hot water with lemon in the morning cleanses the digestive tract of metabolic waste products.

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3. Massage Your Head With Coconut Oil

Massaging your head vigorously with coconut oil sharpens the senses and nourishes your hair.

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4. Skin Brush Your Body Each Morning

Skin-brushing your body each morning improves blood circulation and help eliminate toxins.

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5. Massage Under Your Rib Cage With Sesame Oil

Massaging under your rib cage with a little sesame oil helps improves digestion.

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6. Clear Your Nasal Channels With Tepid Saline Water In The Morning

Use a Neti Pot with tepid saline water each morning. This is also good for reducing congestion in the head and sinuses.

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7. Add 30 Minutes Of Exercise And Yoga To Your Morning And Evening Routine

Exercise (jog, swim or cycle) and practice some yoga each morning and evening. This improves balance, flexibility and strength.

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8. Do Atleast 10 Minutes Of Pranayama

Practicing ‘Belly Breath’ or ‘Pranayama’ increases energy levels, balance the mind, tone the belly and improves digestion.

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9. Find Some Time To Meditate

Practicing meditation (20 mins am and pm) improves mental clarity and increase energy levels.

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10. Do Not Skip Meals And Eat Only When Hungry

When you skip a meal the digestive system is unable to do its function. Proper metabolic and digestive function require 3 meals and 2 snacks. But avoid eating after 7pm.

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11. Start Every Main Meal With Ginger Pickle

Eating ginger pickle before each main meal improves digestion.

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12. Avoid Incompatible Foods In A Single Meal

When two or three different food substances of different taste, energy and post-digestive effect are combined together digestive fire (agni) can become overloaded inhibiting the enzyme system and resulting in production of toxins in the system.

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13. Sip Warm Water With Meals

Warm water can boost weight loss by stimulating metabolism. Regular consumption will improve kidney function, regulate blood sugar better and reduce sugar cravings.

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14. Eat Your Largest Meal At Mid Day And Only Have A Light And Easily Digestible Supper

New in-depth studies state that eating up-to 2-3 meals a day is ideal for maintaining ideal body weight, to avoid diseases and to increase lifespan.

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15. Include Some Ghee In Your Diet

From the Ayurvedic perspective, ghee is special because it is the only fat that is said to strengthen the digestive fire. It is also very subtle and so can penetrate deeply into the tissues of the body to increase lubrication and cool inflammation.

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16. Eat Cooked Food Made Of Natural Wholesome Ingredients

Cooking is believed to enhance the agni, or the digestive fire which is supremely important in the digestive process.

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17. Inhale Steam For 10 Minutes

Have a ten-minute steam-inhalation session once or twice a week with eucalyptus essential oil. This especially good if you have blocked sinuses or respiratory allergies.

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18. Have A Glass Of Carrot Beetroot And Cucumber Juice

Drink fresh, organic, homemade carrot (10oz), beetroot (3oz) and cucumber (3oz) juice (total of 16oz) with 1-2 tsp Udo’s oil for breakfast. These can also be taken mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon.

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19. Take Chywanaprash Twice A Day

Chywanaprash is an excellent immunity booster. It is very high in vitamin C and other anti-oxidants.

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20. Take Triphala Before Bedtime

Triphala tablets before bedtime cleanses the digestive tract.