How to lose weight naturally

Updated: Nov 30, 2018

Most women I know have a love/hate relationship with food and have probably already tried all the diets on the face of the earth.

That is why I want to share with you the 5 ways in which Ayurveda can help you achieve your ideal weight naturally and easily. And the best about it: you can still eat a lot of the things you love:

1. Mindful eating

In Ayurveda, we believe that digestion is everything. That is why we say "You are what you digest." and not "You are what you eat." One way of making your digestion work better is through mindful eating. When you eat, do not do anything else than enjoying and savoring your food, never eat on the go or while standing, and only eat when you are in a good mood. This way, your digestion will be much better. And you will be connected to your body. Your body knows what is good for you and what isn't and it also knows when to stop. Reconnect yourself with your body, take some deep breaths before your meal and intentionally be present with your meals. And most importantly - keep your mindful eating routine up!

2. Eat warm meals rather than cold food

Since the digestive fire is fire energy, you don't want to weaken it by putting cold food on it. Try to mainly eat warm food and your digestion will get much better.

3. Don't eat too late at night

Don't eat anything 3 hours prior to going to bed so you will have plenty of time to digest your last meal before you go to sleep.

4. It is all about balance

You can literally eat anything you want, just don't over do anything. It will also be more pleasurable this way :)!

5. Eat a lot of fresh and whole foods

Eating as much seasonal, fresh, home-cooked, and organic whole foods as possible is key. In order for our bodies to get all the good things from nature, you want to ingest everything nature has to offer in its purest form. So don't drink skimmed milk, drink whole milk, but maybe less of it. Try to avoid sugar-laden processed foods such as soft drinks, cereals, candies etc. Less processed sugars like jaggery, honey, date or maple syrup are considered more healthy, having a peaceful effect on our minds. And again: eat everything warm. ENJOY!


Find more infos on Ayurveda and food here. And here is some more info on ginger which can also help you lose weight – but it does not work for everyone.

Feel free to ask questions in the comment section, Much love

Nadja



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