In the modern world we live in, everything means fast. We have breakfast, lunch and dinner on-the-go, very little time for relaxing ‘me time’ and even less time for regular exercise so vital for overall well-being. All this affects our mental and physical health, especially maintaining healthy weight. But we have found quick fixes for speedy weight loss as well – the crazy diets, and have completely neglected the most important thing – our health.
Although harsh diets offer quick results, they are not permanent. Luckily there are many healthier and more effective weight management options. Long before these quick fix weight-loss options, there was an Ayurvedic diet, the 5,000 year old ancient Eastern tradition.
Basic principle:Ayurvedic diet includes medical science and philosophy to create a perfect balance on 4 different levels – spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional. According to this ancient Eastern tradition, we have three different energies that make up our overall well-being:
- Vata – the energy of movement;
- Pitta – the energy of metabolism;
- Kapha – the energy of lubrication and structure.
Having too much or not enough amount of these energies can lead to a poor health and even a disease.
Method: A specialist in Ayurvedic will test patient’s energy levels by using the five senses, in order to come up with correct diagnosis. Then he/she will prescribe an eating, vitamin and mental health plan to restore patient’s body balance. Usually a balanced meal is consisted of 10 items that include all 6 tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, pungent and astringent, which is needed to maintain a good health and a balanced life.
Benefits: Ayurvedic remedies provide a wide range of benefits. Treating everything from common cold to excruciating pain, Ayurvedic remedies really have a healing power. Aside from this, Ayurvedic remedies also boost energy, promote better sleep, youthful skin and weigh loss. The ingredients used in Ayurvedic remedies are mostly herbs, plants, fruits, flowers and others found in the nature. They do not cause side effects and tend to last longer than other medicines. Moreover, when compared to other forms of medicine, Ayurvedic remedies are also cheaper.
Overall, Ayurvedic professionals rely on a diet (containing strict rules) which patient must follow, along with proper Ayurvedic remedies. In case a patient does not act in accordance with prescribed plan, planned results will not be achieved. Luckily, following an Ayurvedic diet is not difficult because it offers numerous alternatives, beneficial and tasty foods.