Weight Loss Treatment In Ayurveda

When can you ask yourself this question, Am I OBESE ? It’s quite simple, the day you feel uncomfortable with your own body fat you may answer yourself YES I am but unfortunately Obesity is never considered as a disease unless and until it turns into one, or should we say a serious one, for example

  • All-causes of death (mortality)
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • Many types of cancer
  • Low quality of life
  • Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
  • Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning

Is Obesity really something that can be considered as a lesser priority of health aspect? well really not. It’s time you think about your FATS issues seriously before it’s done its damage. Look out for below symptoms in case your finding it hard to decide:

Obesity symptoms

  • Breathlessness
  • Increased sweating
  • Snoring
  • Inability to cope with sudden physical activity
  • Feeling very tired every day
  • Back and joint pains
  • Low confidence and self esteem
  • Feeling isolated

Ayurvedic Medicine For Obesity Weight Loss

What can you expect from VEDAM AYURVEDA to be FIT from FAT ? Ayurveda specializes in treating the root cause of the problem than only the symptoms, so especially at Vedam Ayurveda do not expect rubbing of your external skin through an oil to be the treatment or making you fast on liquids to be the solution, we shall treat you in an effective manner that would not only help you lose fat but avoid completely the recorrance of it. Certainly any of the classical Ayurveda treatments at Vedam Ayurveda shall give you amazing results considering the type of medication administered externally and internally to your body, that would be the major key in this aspect but for sure you as a patient are required to be an equal contributor by following what has been instructed to your throughout the treatment plan.

As part of the treatment plan you would have external body therapies followed by internal therapies such as Shodan Karma procedure, the procedure could last anywhere between 9-17 days based on the Prakruthi Analysis done by the doctors post examination and a proportional amount of weight can be expected to be excluded from your body fat post the treatment procedures. We are bound to have you called for followup visits generally every month for a thorough and permanent cure and not just the one that lasts for a short time span. We guarantee you that not only the key focus point of weight is resolved by us but at the same time your entire internal health in many ways shall be restructured and brought back to normalcy, helping you avoid any future ailments or diseases as well

Some knowledge on Obesity that you may want to read before you choose ayurvedic treatment for fat loss

Why people become overweight

Everyone knows some people who can eat ice cream, cake, and whatever else they want and still not gain weight. At the other extreme are people who seem to gain weight no matter how little they eat. Why? What are the causes of obesity? What allows one person to remain thin without effort but demands that another struggle to avoid gaining weight or regaining the pounds he or she has lost previously?

On a very simple level, your weight depends on the number of calories you consume, how many of those calories you store, and how many you burn up. But each of these factors is influenced by a combination of genes and environment. Both can affect your physiology (such as how fast you burn calories) as well as your behavior (the types of foods you choose to eat, for instance). The interplay between all these factors begins at the moment of your conception and continues throughout your life.

The calorie equation

The balance of calories stored and burned depends on your genetic makeup, your level of physical activity, and your resting energy expenditure (the number of calories your body burns while at rest). If you consistently burn all of the calories that you consume in the course of a day, you will maintain your weight. If you consume more energy (calories) than you expend, you will gain weight.

Excess calories are stored throughout your body as fat. Your body stores this fat within specialized fat cells (adipose tissue) — either by enlarging fat cells, which are always present in the body, or by creating more of them.

Lifestyle choices

Obesity does not just happen overnight, it develops gradually from poor diet and lifestyle choices.

For example, unhealthy food choices could be:

  • eating processed or fast food high in fat
  • not eating fruit, vegetables and unrefined carbohydrates, such as wholemeal bread and brown rice
  • drinking too much alcohol – alcohol contains a lot of calories, and heavy drinkers are often overweight
  • eating out a lot – you may have a starter or dessert in a restaurant, and the food can be higher in fat and sugar
  • eating larger portions than you need – you may be encouraged to eat too much if your friends or relatives are also eating large portions
  • comfort eating – if you feel depressed or have low self-esteem you may comfort eat to make yourself feel better
  • Lifestyle matters the most in ayurvedic therapy for weight loss

Lack of exercise and physical activity

Lack of exercise and physical activity is another important factor related to obesity. Many people have jobs that involve sitting at a desk most of the day. They also rely on their cars rather than walking, or cycling.

When they relax, people tend to watch TV, browse the internet or play computer games, and may not regularly exercise.

If you are not active enough, you do not use the energy provided by the food you eat, and the extra kilojoules are stored as fat instead.

Medical conditions

For some people, a medical condition can cause you to gain weight. These include:

  • underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)
  • Cushing’s syndrome

Controlling these with medicine should limit the amount of weight you put on.

Some medicines used to control asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and depression can also cause weight gain.

Genetics

Some people claim there is no point in losing weight because ‘it runs in my family’ or ‘it is in my genes’.

While there are some rare genetic conditions that can cause obesity, such as Prader-Willi syndrome, there is no reason why most people cannot lose weight.

It may be true that certain genetic traits inherited from your parents, such as taking longer to burn up kilojoules (having a slow metabolism) or having a large appetite, can make losing weight more difficult. However, it certainly does not make it impossible.

Many cases where obesity runs in families may be due to environmental factors such as poor eating habits learned during childhood.

Genes contribute to the causes of obesity in many ways, by affecting appetite, satiety (the sense of fullness), metabolism, food cravings, body-fat distribution, and the tendency to use eating as a way to cope with stress.

Research suggests that for some people, genes account for just 25% of the predisposition to be overweight, while for others the genetic influence is as high as 70% to 80%. Having a rough idea of how large a role genes play in your weight may be helpful in terms of treating your weight problems.

Height to Weight Measurement Index:

MALE FEMALE
Height Ideal Weight Height Ideal Weight
4′ 6″ 28 Kg – 35 Kg 4′ 6″ 28 Kg – 35 Kg
4′ 7″ 30 Kg – 39 Kg 4′ 7″ 30 Kg – 37 Kg
4′ 8″ 33 Kg – 40 Kg 4′ 8″ 32 Kg – 40 Kg
4′ 9″ 35 Kg – 44 Kg 4′ 9″ 35 Kg – 42 Kg
4′ 10″ 38 Kg – 46 Kg 4′ 10″ 36 Kg – 45 Kg
4′ 11″ 40 Kg – 50 Kg 4′ 11″ 37 Kg – 47 Kg
5′ 0″ 43 Kg – 53 Kg 5′ 0″ 40 Kg – 50 Kg
5′ 1″ 45 Kg – 55 Kg 5′ 1″ 43 Kg – 52 Kg
5′ 2″ 48 Kg – 59 Kg 5′ 2″ 45 Kg – 55 Kg
5′ 3″ 50 Kg – 61 Kg 5′ 3″ 47 Kg – 57 Kg
5′ 4″ 53 Kg – 65 Kg 5′ 4″ 49 Kg – 60 Kg
5′ 5″ 55 Kg – 68 Kg 5′ 5″ 51 Kg – 62 Kg
5′ 6″ 58 Kg – 60 Kg 5′ 6″ 53 Kg – 65 Kg
5′ 7″ 60 Kg – 74 Kg 5′ 7″ 55 Kg – 67 Kg
5′ 8″ 63 Kg – 76 Kg 5′ 8″ 57 Kg – 70 Kg
5′ 9″ 65 Kg – 80 Kg 5′ 9″ 59 Kg – 72 Kg
5′ 10″ 67 Kg – 83 Kg 5′ 10″ 61 Kg – 75 Kg
5′ 11″ 70 Kg – 85 Kg 5′ 11″ 63 Kg – 77 Kg
6′ 0″ 72 Kg – 89 Kg 6′ 0″ 65 Kg – 88 Kg

FAQs On Obesity Treatment In Ayurveda

1. Who is called obese?
A person is said to be obese when the body’s calorie intake exceeds the amount of calories burned, this leads to the storage of excess calories in the form of body fat. Excessive weight gain is caused when people consume more calories than the body needs. This occurs most commonly due to eating a diet high in fat and calories, following a sedentary lifestyle, or both. This imbalance between calories consumed and calories burned, however, can also be caused by a number of different Obesity-related factors such as genetic, hormonal, behavioural, environmental and cultural.

2. What are the health risks related to obesity?
In Ayurveda, a person who is lean or krusha is consisred to be more healthy than a person who is obese. This is because, even if the lean person looks weak, the rate of his body metabolism is at an optimum level. Whereas in an obese person, even though the person looks healthy and well built, he is more susceptible to suffer from diseases than a lean person as his body metabolism is at a lower rate.

Due to the above aspect, obese patients are at a higher risk of getting the following diseases.

  • Heart disease
  • Liver damage
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney problems.

3. How does ayurvedic therapy for weight loss help to reduce excess weight?
The treatment for weight loss in Ayurveda can be given only after thorough examination of the patient for his body constitutions, his prakriti and his rate of metabolism. Ayurveda explains specific treatment for weight loss along with dietary regimen and exercise plan to be followed to reduce weight. This weight loss treatment is divided in two phases as rukshana (liquification of fat) and shodhana(body detoxification).

  • Rukshana: This therapy includes Udvartana- dry powder massage of the body which helps in fat metabolism and liquification.
  • Detoxification: Rukshana therapy is then followed by detoxification which includes therapeutic purgation to remove the toxins from the body.

Apart from the treatment aspect, certain lifestyle changes according to Ayurveda principles also play a major role in aiding weight loss. These lifestyle changes include:

  • Proper sleep cycle
  • Regular exercise or physical activities
  • Meditation or pranayam
  • Balanced diet
  • Improved digestion

4. How many days does one need to take up the ayurvedic treatment for reducing weight?
The duration of the treatment varies between 10 to 15 days for a single session of detoxification.

5. What will be my diet during the weight loss treatment?
Complete diet plan will be provided by your physician based on your body constitution and physical state. Generally the diet will include low carbohydrates, low fats and high fibre and protein diet.

6. What is the difference between being overweight and being obese?
Both terms imply the meaning of having body fat more than the required levels. However, the term obese generally means a much higher amount of fat than overweight.

7. What are steps people can take – both kids and adults – to break unhealthy habits that lead to obesity?
To lead a healthy life, it is essential to practice a healthy lifestyle from childhood itself. These habits include

  • Early to bed and early to rise (proper sleep cycle)
  • Regular physical activities (exercises, sports, yoga)
  • Timely intake of food
  • Heavy breakfast, moderate lunch and light dinner
  • Early dinner
  • Work-life balance

8. What are the symptoms of an obese person?
The symptoms seen in an obese person are:

  • Lethargy
  • Excessive sweating and body odor
  • Sagging and flabbiness of body parts
  • Pseudohunger- cravings for food always
  • Tongue coating
  • Inability to do any activities

9. What if I lose weight and put it back on again? Is there any complication or particular reason for this?
To obtain a sustainable weightloss one should build healthy habits rather than fixing a certain duration to achieve the weightloss goal. This method will neither give the required result nor make the body more healthy. So changes in the lifestyle such as gradual and regular practice of yoga or other physical exercises and proper food habits will help build a stronger and healthier body. This method although takes time, the results are forever to stay. We at Vedam Ayurveda give the best ayurvedic treatment for weight loss that will help you achieve your goal.

10. Does a bad diet cause you in putting up more fat?

Yes, bad diet habit is a major reason for putting on weight along with sedentary lifestyle.

Bad diet include:

  • Untimely food
  • Junk food
  • Aerated drinks
  • Repeated eating or munching
  • Short duration between two meals
  • Having food before the previous meal has been digested

Self monitoring table

Diet Physical activity Weight Lifestyle
Food type

Quantity

Calories

Time of each meal

Skipped meal

Extra meal

Type of activity

Duration

Intensity

Level of exertion

 

Weekly

Monthly

 

 

Sleep

Stress

Bowel habits

General health

 

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