Stress reduction is just as important for weight reduction as proper diet and exercise. Stress can be the root issue for why many diets have not worked in the past. Stress triggers a “fight-or-flight” response that causes your body to store fat instead of burning it.
Therefore, it is essential to reduce stress through [...]
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Exercise is an important aspect of any healthy weight loss plan. Not only will you lose weight, but exercise helps tone your muscles, build bone density, strengthens the heart and cardiovascular system, and generally shapes up your body.
For sustainable weight loss it is recommended to exercise moderately and daily rather than strenuous exercise [...]
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1. Lime Honey Fast:
Fast 1 day a week with lime-honey water. Every 90 minutes, enjoy one cup of warm water mixed with the juice of ½ lime and one teaspoon of honey. The next day, break the fast with fresh raw fruits, nuts, and whole-grain crackers.
2. Apple Fast:
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1. Rise and Lime!
When you wake-up in the morning, start your day by drinking a cup of warm boiled water mixed with the juice of half a lime and one tablespoon of honey. This will help initiate digestion and elimination allowing you to start your day feeling light and providing room for the first meal [...]
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1. Meal Planning For Weight Loss
Eat a light breakfast, mid-morning snack of fruit, a moderate-size lunch between 12 and 2PM (this is when Pitta is at its highest and able to digest foods the most easily), an after-noon light snack with herbal tea, and a light dinner at least 2-3 hours before going to bed.
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1. Eat foods to support your constitution (prakruti).
Certain foods are better for us than others depending on your body type or constitution. Vata types benefit from calming foods that decrease anxiety and hyperactivity. Foods that are heavy and served warm are the most soothing for Vata. Dairy products, sweeteners, and foods such as grains [...]
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In Ayurveda being underweight or overweight are indications that the doshas, vata, pitta, and kapha, are imbalanced. According to Ayurveda, weight issues can result regardless of how much diet or exercise you perform. Ayurveda believes that unhealthy weight gain or weight loss occurs when your digestion and metabolism are not working properly.
Practicing Ayurvedic weight [...]
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