Diet to lose weight

David restored

Sticking to a diet and losing weight can be difficult. Almost everyone is concerned by maintaining an ideal body weight. Either we want to lose weight or we want to put on. But eating healthy is much more than just the process of choosing the right diet and supplements.

Ayurveda in general, and Maharishi Ayurveda in particular, has much to teach us about optimal health. Ayurveda is an ancient and complete science of health. Its origins go back thousands of years. A timeless wisdom, it is one of the most complete and effective systems of natural health care. So how do we control abnormal food cravings and plan a balanced diet?

First, it is useful to understand your body type. Ayurveda talks about “vata,” pitta” and kapha” as being the basic mind-body types. Put another way that is psycho-physiological constitutional types. The kapha type tends to put on weight just looking at food. The vata type often struggles to put on weight. The pitta type is easily aggravated by heat and hot spicy foods.

Understanding and balancing your body type is one of the keys to choosing a diet and routine that suits you. Vicki can help you discover your body type.

We often eat to satisfy emotional hunger. How often have you put your hand in the fridge because you were feeling upset?

Estimating how hungry you are is one of the keys to deciding when and how much to eat. In general one should be eating three meals, a light breakfast (optional), a substantial mid-day meal, and a light supper. Supper is light, easy to digest, and early. Not going to bed on a full tummy is important.

A useful way of not overeating is to balance the six ayurvedic tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. And the tastes are not always what you would expect. For instance most fruit is regarded as sour, not sweet. And some foods do not combine well on this basis – for instance, ayurveda teaches us it is not good to combine milk (sweet) with fruit (sour), except mango, which is regarded as sweet.

The penalty for ignoring the wisdom of ayurveda is the creation of undigested residues known as “ama”. Ama is not good! Elimination of ama is one of the aims of panchakarma rejuvenation therapy.

Learn more at this workshop which covers the key points for ideal weight and good digestion. It cultures the ability to listen to the body’s signals, control abnormal food cravings and plan a balanced diet. It is a very comprehensive and detailed summary of all you need to know to adopt the main principles of the Ayurvedic health system.

“Thank you for an easy-to-follow and really complete way of using these principles.” Sandra

“I have read so many books but this is the first time I feel I can really apply this to my circumstances.” Julie

This workshop is open to non meditators too.

The subjects covered are as follows :

  • Understanding and balancing your body type (psycho physiological constitutional type)
  • The Body Satisfaction Meter–Assessing hunger levels, listening to the body, not feeding emotional hunger.
  • General principles regarding diet.
  • A daily meal plan – 3 meals.
  • Using 6 Ayurvedic tastes.
  • How to deal with food cravings.
  • Tips on weight control.
  • The daily routine– when to eat
  • Primary concepts in Ayurveda e.g. Dosha (body type), Agni (digestion), ama (body impurities), Srotas (body channels), Malas (purification and elimination.

ENQUIRE ABOUT THE NEXT AVAILABLE DATES: Call Nolly on 011 483 0684 or email: Vicki (at)

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