5 easy Weight Loss Tricks - Ayurveda and Weight Loss | DoshaFit®

Weight loss has been a weighty issue for many years and it doesn’t seem to be getting any lighter. Pun intended. The weight loss industry rakes in millions of dollars every year with easy weight loss tricks, weight loss supplements, nutrition gimmicks, diet books and workout videos that promise you the perfect body.

There is such a thing as a healthy weight, the ideal weight that is completely unique and individual to you, at which all your organ systems function to their highest capacity and ensure a long and healthy life without major illness and complication.

Rather then forcing the issue with restrictive diet, supplements, and plain out unhealthy weight loss approaches, the ancient sister science of Yoga, Ayurveda, suggests that there are simple ways to reach your ideal weight without the struggle and craziness.

In the video below Simon Chokoisky, faculty member at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, and author of the book “The 5 Dharma Types – Vedic Wisdom For Discovering Your Purpose And Destiny”  Shares with us 5 surprisingly simple tips to not only regulate your cravings but also lose weight without jumping on the diet train!



  • how stress will make you fat
  • why eating 7 meals a day doesn’t do anything for your metabolism
  • how scraping your tongue can help you lose weight
  • how water can help you lose weight – but maybe not the way you thought
  • which herbs can really help your weight loss and how
  • how sugar causes inflammation in your body that can hinder your metabolism and keep you from your weight loss goals
  • that your ability to metabolize food may largely depend on your Dharma Type


5 Easy Weight Loss Tricks

The tips Simon shares in this interview are so simple you may think how can this possibly make a difference, just as you are taking a bite of your celery stick. But truly, how can it hurt you to bury your diet for a week and run with something a little different?

If you want to try and need a little support along the way, check out the DoshaFit® “Breaking Free” program which teaches these and other Ayurvedic weight loss principles in a four week, step-by-step online format.



Simon Chokoisky’s Spirittypes: Spirittype.com

Also check out Simon’s post:  3 Square Meals-the ‘Eat All you Want’ Diet

The Ayurvedic Institute: Ayurveda.com

The 5 Dharma Types – Vedic Wisdom For Discovering Your Purpose And Destiny

Breaking Free – Natural Weight Loss Program

Ayurveda – Yoga – Fitness: Live Right For Your Type! Coaching Session


Triphala, Trikatu and other Ayurvedic Herbs:

Maharishi Ayurvedic Herbs

Banyan Botanicals


Water Study

Effect of ‘water induced thermogenesis’ on body weight, body mass index and body composition of overweight subjects.



Please leave a comment below and let us know which step or steps you are planning on incorporating or what you have been doing so far that really works for you!

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Claudia Richey is a Victoria, B.C. based Personal Trainer and Ayurvedic Practitioner. She is passionate about sharing her unique approach of training and eating according to ones Body-Mind Constitution with other health professionals as well as using it on an ongoing basis with her own clients to help them reach their goals!