The next fat fighter is something I call the Triphala Treat. Triphala is an ancient ayurvedic herb that is composed of three dried Indian superfruits that work synergistically together: Amalaki, haritaki and bibhitaki.
- Amalaki works as a natural antioxidant and removes excess inflammation from the body. It also helps to increase lean body mass and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
- Haritaki supports the body’s natural cleansing process by gently removing toxins that accumulate in the colon.
- Bibhitaki is particularly effective in reducing the accumulation of fat and fluids in the body.
Each one of these herbal preparations has tremendous value individually. However, when they are combined in the form of triphala, they work as an even more powerful tool to detoxify and strengthen the body, helping you to achieve your ideal weight.
You can find triphala in powder form or tablet form. Triphala powder has a strong taste, so it may be easier to use the tablets at first. I take triphala every evening, one hour before bed, as part of my weight-management regimen. For the Triphala Treat, if you find the powder has too strong of a taste for you, just take two triphala tablets.
To 1/2 cup of warm water, add the following ingredients:
- 1/2 tsp of triphala powder
- 1 tsp unflavored, uncolored psyllium fiber
- 1 tsp ground organic flaxseed
You can obtain Triphala Rose pills from Maharishi Ayurveda Products and crush them into powder for the above recipe, or you can just take them in pill form along with the other two ingredients.
Ayurvedic Fat Fighter #3
Here it is: Eat 50% of your daily calories at lunch. This is what’s incredibly unique about ayurvedic fat fighting: Instead of cutting calories first, you just have to change when you are eating most of your calories.
According to Ayurveda, lunch is the most important meal of the day because it is when your digestive fire, Agni, is the strongest. You should eat the least number of calories at dinner, which should be before 7 p.m.
If it sounds too good to be true, here is an experiment for you to do at home: Measure the number of calories that you are currently consuming on a daily basis. Don’t reduce the total number of calories you are eating, but eat the majority of your calories at lunch (at least 50%).
Without any additional effort, you should begin to lose weight. Who doesn’t love that?
A typical day’s meals should look like this:
- Breakfast should be easy-to-digest foods like hot oatmeal, hot cereal, or fresh fruit. Don’t eat egg yolks because it’s hard to digest – just egg whites.
- Lunch should be your largest meal when you eat the heaviest foods – cheese, eggs, meat and desserts.
- Dinnertime is when your digestive fire is the weakest, so this should be your smallest and lightest meal. Dinner should consist of small proportions of easy-to-digest foods such as soups or cooked vegetables. Dinner shouldn’t be eaten after 7 p.m. because your body’s digestion gets weaker at night and cannot process food as well; undigested food is turned into toxins and often stored in your fat cells.
By Kulreet Chaudhary, MD. Originally posted on doctoroz.com
Part three of 5 ways to fight fat with Ayurveda