Top 5 Ayurvedic secrets to losing belly fat  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock
New Delhi: Are you looking for a natural way to cleanse your system and get rid of those unwanted pounds, especially around the middle or stomach? This 3-day detox Ayurvedic diet plan will help remove toxins from your body, de-stress your mind, and aid in shedding excess weight and belly fat quickly. Unlike conventional Western diet plans that claim to be the best path to weight loss, Ayurveda is blessed with many resources that target the exercise-resistant fat by igniting your digestive fire.
The ancient medical system of India uses special techniques that target specifically at removing ‘ama’ (or toxins) from your body. Basically, the fat cells expand as they build up toxins, which are an accumulation of impurities in that body. These impurities, which are usually the result of an unhealthy diet and chronic stress, can lead to weight gain and accumulation of belly fat over time. Excess belly fat isn’t just unattractive, it’s also linked to a number of numerous health issues like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc. hence, the following simple Ayurvedic tips and guidelines will help you lose weight by cleansing your body from within. Read – Post-festive weight loss: Get rid of your belly fat fast with this green detox smoothie without exercise
Ayurvedic detox plan for fast weight loss
Early morning ritual: Drink a large glass of warm lemon water mixed with a dash of organic honey first thing in the morning. This rejuvenates your complete digestive system, improves metabolism and detoxifies the body effectively. It is claimed that starting your day off with warm lemon water with honey can help you burn fat, leading to weight loss.
Three meals a day: Unless you have low blood sugar levels, Ayurveda recommends eating three meals a day instead of multiple meals, including snacks. This includes a healthy breakfast, a delicious lunch and a light dinner. In Ayurveda, your breakfast is expected to be a medium-sized meal consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables and to be taken ideally between 7:30 am and 9 am. Your lunch should be your largest meal and may include heavy foods such as cheese, eggs, meat and desserts. Your digestive system is at its strongest in the afternoon hour. However, dinner should be light and eaten before 7 p.m – as your digestive system slows down at night. You should not eat junk at night to avoid digestive problems and storing of toxins in the body, which may result in weight gain. Read – Lemon and ginger detox tea for weight loss: Drink this health elixir to melt belly fat and cleanse your body
Water: Sipping water throughout the day – warm water in particular – can aid digestion and promote detoxification, helping you lose weight fast. So, you may keep having a few sips of warm water every half an hour. You can also add fresh ginger or other specific herbs and spices that are known to boost the digestive system to further enhance the beneficial qualities of the hot water and aid weight loss.
Exercise: No matter what you eat, your efforts to shed the pounds are unlikely to see results if you don’t have a regular fitness regime. Exercises such as brisk walk, jogging, can help you burn calories by detoxifying your body. According to Ayurveda, the ideal time to exercise is between 6-10 a.m., when the earth and water elements are high in the environment. Aim for 45 to 60 minutes of vigorous exercise every morning.
Regular bedtime: According to Ayurveda, The best time to hit the bed is 10 p.m., and getting up at 5 a.m. or by 6 a.m. When your body adheres to the natural cycle (sleep/wake cycle), it works in an organised way. A regular bedtime immensely benefits your health, particularly your heart and metabolic health. Studies have shown that not going to bed at the same time each night can put you at risk of several health conditions, including weight gain, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.