How to Lose Weight Easily with Ayurveda 

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


Dive into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and its powerful insights into achieving sustainable weight loss. Explore a harmonious blend of traditional practices and modern strategies for a healthier and happier you. 

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1. Eat Slowly 

Studies show that slower eating can impact gut hormones and increase feelings of fullness. Allocating 20-30 minutes for each meal encourages mindful eating and supports weight loss efforts. 

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2. Hydrate with Water  

Adequate water intake increases resting energy expenditure, aiding in faster calorie burning. Ayurveda suggests the use of warm water and consuming water between meals to support digestion and weight loss. 

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3. Basil Seeds for Weight Loss 

Soaking basil seeds in water overnight and consuming them can promote satiety and reduce calorie consumption. Incorporating basil seeds into your daily routine can contribute to effective weight management. 

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4. Exercise and Movement 

Beyond structured workouts, increasing daily movement by taking stairs or walking can contribute to overall calorie expenditure. Staying active throughout the day, rather than just during specific exercise sessions, is essential for sustainable weight loss. 

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5. Eat More Protein 

Including sufficient protein in your diet can enhance metabolism and support muscle development. Sources like lentils, sprouts, lean meats, and yogurt are excellent choices to meet your daily protein requirements. 

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6. Use a Placebo 

The placebo effect showcases the mind's power in influencing physical well-being. Believing in a weight loss placebo, like consuming a certain food item, can positively impact weight loss efforts. Personalised choice enhances journey. 

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7. Healthy Snacking 

Prioritise healthy snacks for weight loss. Choose whole-food options rich in nutrients and protein to satisfy hunger and support your goals. Avoid processed snacks that are high in salt and sugar, which can be detrimental to health. 

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8. Sufficient Sleep 

Lack of sleep links to more calories and disrupted metabolism. Quality sleep is essential as the body burns fat during rest, contributing to weight management. Prioritise adequate sleep for both weight loss and overall well-being. 

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9. Early Dinner 

Have dinner 3 hours before sleep for digestion, especially for insulin resistance, PCOS, obesity. Research indicates that a gap before sleep is linked to reduced cancer risk, improved insulin sensitivity, and lower inflammation levels. 

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10. Portion Control with Cheat Meals 

Enjoying occasional indulgences is acceptable, but portion control is key. Being mindful of calorie intake during cheat meals ensures that overall goals are not compromised. Opt for suggested sizes for treat enjoyment, weight balance. 

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