The chief cause of obesity or overweight is often overeating, irregular eating habits and not following the rules of eating such as improper mixing of food items in one meal.
In ayurveda, Charak Samhita describes eight different types of bodies that are disease prone. Out of these, the obese body is described as the one afflicted with the most diseases and troubles. Obesity is the condition or physical state of the body when excessive deposition of fat takes place in the adipose tissue.
Extra fat puts a strain on the heart, kidneys, liver and the joints such as the hips, knees and ankles and thus, overweight people are susceptible to several diseases like coronary thrombosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, gout, liver and gall bladder disorders. Chief cause of obesity is overeating, irregular eating habits and not following the rules of eating or mixing non-compatible food items in one meal.
To decrease weight and get rid of obesity three things must be kept in mind:
Controlling eating habits.
Avoiding the causes of weight gain
Diet recommended to lose weight
Early morning: Juice of half a lemon mixed in a glass of warm water and a teaspoon of honey.
Breakfast: Wheat or Mung bean sprouts and a cup of skimmed milk.
Midmorning: A glass of orange, pineapple or carrot juice.
Lunch: Salad of raw vegetables such as carrot, beet, cucumber, cabbage, tomatoes. Steamed or boiled vegetables
Whole grain bread or whole wheat chapatis (Indian bread) and a glass of buttermilk.
Roasted cumin seeds, green coriander leaves, a little salt and some grated ginger mixed in the buttermilk.
Mid-afternoon: Coconut water, Dry fruits , Lemon tea , Fresh vegetable soup
Whole grain bread or chapatis
Seasonal fruits except banana and apple.