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Obesity is an imbalance in the system, an imbalance of the digestive and metabolic fire, agni. Agni is responsible for the proper transformation of the nutrients from food into vital energy. If our agni doesn’t do the job, these nutrients can get stuck and won’t get absorbed. Ayurveda can help with Natural Weight Loss.
Natural Weight Loss with Ayurveda
Body and mind are equally involved when it comes to weight gain. If a person has mental or emotional troubles, too much stress, trauma, or other concerns, it can cause the accumulation of fat in the body. We know that stress can increase the stress hormone cortisol, which is known to increase dangerous belly fat.
The tissue that’s affected directly by weight gain and being overweight is meda, the fat tissue. The common approach in our Western countries is to go on a strict diet to lose weight, or to implement even more drastic measures such as liposuction, surgically implanted slim bands, or gastric bypass surgery.
Crash dieting and extreme exercise also fall into this category. Often these behaviors can be a precursor to eating disorders and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Extreme measures affect the whole body, all of our tissues, and deplete the whole system, not just meda, the fatty tissue. In order to deal with weight issues and handle obesity we need to look at both, our physical habits and our emotional state of mind.
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