Finding out the right way to lose weight? Ayurveda can help you

Updated On : 11 Oct , 2016 , 03:12 PM
Ayurveda can help lose weight
Ayurveda can help lose weight
New Delhi:

Workout may seem the only way to lose weight but Ayurveda has now come up with a new way to lose weight. We all are aware of benefits of Ayurveda. Sop instead of being always maintaining an appropriate list of carbs, proteins intake, why not follow Ayurveda.

"Diets typically deprive you of things you want- and the more you tell yourself you can't have those things, the more you want them. It is hard to eat less than you are used to eating. And it is hard to exercise if you don't have then energy", says 'The Prime, prepare and repair your body for spontaneous weight loss using Ayurveda' by Integrative Neurologists Kulreet Choudhary and Eve Adamson.

Before the unwitting dieter knows what is happening, it is back to old habits, weight goes up, energy goes down. May be it leads to thinking that one is weak and lacks will power.

"If you blame yourself for your failure to lose weight, you are pointing your finger in the wrong direction", say the authors.

"There is specific and scientific reason why diets and exercise plans feel so punitive and even impossible: you have been trapped and locked into a 'biochemical prison'. You have inadvertently become addicted to things that put you in that prison," the book says.

There is only way to fight biochemistry: with biochemistry, the authors say.

Being overweight is a biochemical issue, not a personality flaw. What the overweight do lack is an understanding of how their biochemistry is stacked against them. To lose weight all you have to do is to shift your biochemistry, bit by bit, in a different direction, they say.

Tracing food habits, the authors say that the food industry knows better than anyone how closely biochemistry is linked to food choices and over-consumption. Combining savvy marketing techniques with extensive studies of 'bliss point' or the point at which sugar, salt, and/or fat provide the most euphoric combination in a particular food, the manufacturers have created products that people, once they are hooked on them, simply can't resist.

Quoting statistics, the book, published by Harmony, says we are consuming more of just everything - 19 per cent more calories since 1983 - the bottom line being that increasing consumption especially of cheap addictive foods containing a lot of highly processed sugars and fats.

Certain foods, especially processed and restaurant foods, contain a virtually irresistible mix of flavours and ingredients that light up the same parts of your brain as addictive drugs.

"As you fall under the spell of these tasty foods, you will find yourself eating more and more," the authors say.

First Published : Tuesday, October 11, 2016 02:56 PM

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