Diet don’t work. Period.
So what does?
Ayurveda, the healing branch of yogic science.
It guides us gently toward successful weight loss by giving us knowledge — the knowledge of what foods to eat and when, the knowledge of life and longevity, the knowledge of self-healing.
In Part 1, we covered what to eat and when plus the importance of the six tastes in Ayurveda. Today’s blog spotlights Ayurvedic Secret # 3 and the Ayurvedic superfood called Kitchari.
For optimal weight loss, you need to know the right foods to eat, the right lifestyle to follow and the right herbal supplements to use. It’s also critical to know your body-mind type or dosha. Each of the three doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, comes with a different food plan.
Ayurvedic Weight Loss Secret # 3: Eating in Tune with the Seasons
If food is medicine, the best medicine comes to us from foods harvested in season. Eating local organic produce helps the body to naturally digest and absorb nutrients.
In the hot summer months, fresh fruits and veggies keep us cool and energized. These foods keep pittas from getting overheated and vatas from getting too dried out.
The cold winter months are best suited for soups, stews, root vegetables, and grains, along with stored nuts, seeds and cheeses. These foods help insulate us from the cold.
Springtime, with its rains and allergy season, demands mucous reducing foods like turnip greens, spinach, and fresh berries. These foods help cleanse us from the more heavy, acidic winter meals.
Europeans are more successful with weight management than most Americans. Why? In part, because they buy foods in season from local farmers and eat less fast foods from McDonalds, KFC and Krispy Kreme.
The European diet has a much more have a balanced perspective when it comes to the how, when and what to eat.
Kitchari: Ayurvedic Super Food
Kitchari, is a simple porridge made from mung beans ((split yellow lentils), long-grain basmati rice and select spices. Pronounced kitch-ah-ree, and sometimes spelled kitchadi, it is the ultimate Indian comfort food. Often the first solid food given to babies, it’s a superfood and tonic for the elderly, and an important element in Ayurvedic cleansing (detox).
A 5 day Ayurveda Home Kitchari Cleanse can help eliminate toxins from the body while helping you to lose weight naturally. For breakfast, you may also have fruits. In just five days, many people have lost four to six pounds. However, this cleanse should be kept for only one week at a time. If prolonged, it does not give such benefits. Kitchari also plays an important role in the Ayurvedic Pancha Karma cleanse.
In this blog we have introduced Ayurvedic Lifestyle Management as an effective method of weight loss to finally lose weight and keep it off. We highlighted the secrets of eating in tune with the seasons and the importance of superfood kitchari in Ayurvedic detox and home cleanses.
The ultimate goal of Ayurveda is a healthy physical body, a calm (sattvic) mind and a heart connection with Spirit.
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