For Ayurveda, a healthy digestive system is a key to weight loss, detoxification, and wellness, therefore, all imbalances according to Ayurveda are born from inefficient digestion.
It is important to restore our digestive power (Agni for Ayurveda) if we wish to optimize our health, lose weight, detoxify the body and improve our overall state of health and life.
Digestive fire refers simply to our body’s metabolism, the process of converting nutrients from food into energy to sustain life, which is directed by digestion, a complex biological and chemical combination that we must optimize.
For Ayurvedic medicine, there are 4 key ingredients to have a strong digestion and a fast metabolism:
1. Eat specific foods and hot beverages suited to your personal constitution, which speed up your metabolism instead of slowing it down.
How do I know if my metabolism slows down with meals?
If after eating you feel weak, sleepy, and have low energy, you are probably consuming foods that are not according to your biotype and are slowing down your metabolism.
2. Fasting between meals (no snacks), the feeling of hunger is key to losing weight and for your health. Fasting has become a very famous technique in recent years as a strategy for weight loss, also known as intermittent fasting, Ayurveda knew this secret more than 5,000 years ago, also recognizes that fasting for long periods is not suitable for everyone. It should be medicated in a personalized way.
3. Make lunch your most important meal when the sun is at its strongest. Studies have proven to us that eating larger meals when your metabolism is at its most digestive power is an excellent strategy for weight loss, on the contrary, eating large meals at night is very harmful to your health and stagnates your metabolism.
4. Cleansing our “digestive sludge”: residues of our poorly digested food that antagonize weight loss, cause inflammation, hormonal imbalances, emotional imbalances, is a primary cause of many diseases and the inability to lose weight and speed up the metabolism. This sludge includes toxins that stagnate and cannot be effectively eliminated due to weak metabolism and weaken the digestive system, pancreas, and liver, which are vital for weight loss. Studies have shown that these toxins increase weight and prevent weight loss. Therefore, removing this sludge is key and can be accomplished with a combination of steps according to a healthy diet, Ayurvedic cleanses, healing water, herbal teas, and supplements that are available.
Start with the awareness of these 4 steps and observe how your meals make you feel, how your appetite and digestion are. I can guide you towards a personalized Ayurvedic plan to speed up your metabolism, lose weight and restore your body’s natural balance.