Dr. Oz Reveals 4 Ayurvedic Fat Fighters That Can Help You Lose 50 Pounds
Ayurvedic medicine is a centuries old healing system from the Far East that not only helps cure numerous ills in many patients, but can also be used as an effective fat fighter to help you lose unwanted pounds.
“Today, I am helping you fight fat in a way we have never done before on this show,” says Dr. Oz as he introduces to viewers the ancient healing practice of Ayurvedic medicine. With Dr. Oz is special guest Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, a neurologist and Ayurvedic medicine practioner who has been using Ayurvedic medicine to help patients fight fat.
“I don’t believe in conventional methods of losing weight like using diet products and counting calories. In Ayurveda, being overweight is due to problems with digestion. I believe that a strong digestive fire is the most important thing to lose weight,” says Dr. Kulreet as she explains that when your body is not digesting food properly, that it causes a buildup of toxins in your body that then causes fat to deposit in areas around you middle, your thighs and your hips. With Ayurvedic medicine, the toxins are removed and then your metabolism increases and the fat melts off.
These toxins Dr. Kulreet talks about are referred to as “Ama” in Ayurvedic medicine. She tells viewers that there are two types of toxins: water soluble toxins that a person can rid their body of through regular diet and exercise; and, lipid soluble toxins that get stuck inside fat cells and are the cause of making fat so difficult to get rid of.
According to Dr. Kulreet, the good news is that it is possible to rid your fat cells of Ama through Ayurvedic medicine and that she has seen her patients lose weight through Ayurvedic medicine ranging from a decrease in just a few dress sizes to a total weight loss of up to 80 pounds!
To help viewers lose weight through Ayurvedic medicinal methods that can be done at home, Dr. Kulreet offers the following 4 weight loss methods that she says will work wonders for your weight loss success.
Ayurvedic fat fighter #1: Ayurvedic tea
To make an Ayurvedic tea add ½ teaspoon each of coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds to about 4-5 cups of boiling water. Then, after the seeds have steeped briefly, strain the seeds out and pour the tea into a thermal mug to keep it hot while sipping throughout the day. Dr. Kulreet explains that it is key to have the tea hot as it helps the ingredients work in your body.
“This is my Ayurvedic fat fighting tea—I love this tea, I make it three times a week myself,” says Dr. Kulreet. “It opens up channels in your body so that this Ama, this fat, can pass through your body.”
Ayurvedic fat fighter #2: Add homemade Curry powder to your meals
Dr. Kulreet states that the American diet typically focuses on only three tastes: sweet, sour and salt. However, 3 of the tastes that people are missing in their American diet that is important for weight loss are the tastes of pungent, astringent and bitter.
“Those tastes are important to have in your meals to have you feel satiated, to feel full and to aid your digestion,” says Dr. Kulreet.
She tells viewers that to get all six tastes in their meals that people should add Curry powder to their food. However, not the store-bought kind on shelves, which she says are typically full of chilies. Rather, you should make your own Ayurvedic-style Curry powder at home with the following recipe:
• 5 teaspoons of coriander seeds
• 1 teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds
• 1 large Bay leaf
• ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds
• ½ teaspoon black mustard seeds
• 1 and ½ inches of cinnamon stick
• 5 cloves
• 2 teaspoons of Turmeric powder
Take the first 7 ingredients and blend them in a coffee grinder, after which you can then add the 2 teaspoons of Turmeric powder. Then, add this blend of Ayurvedic herbs to your meals for your seasoning.
Ayurvedic fat fighter #3: Eat 50% of your calories during lunch
“It’s not just the number of calories you eat, but it’s when you are eating it. Lunchtime is when your digestion is naturally at its strongest, so it’s when your meal should be at its largest,” says Dr. Kulreet. “Dinner is when your digestion is at its weakest. So, it cannot even begin to digest what you are eating, and that’s when the majority of people are eating their heaviest meal—anything you eat after 7 p.m. you might as well take to your butt because that’s where it’s going.”
Dr. Kulreet advises viewers that rather than decrease their calorie intake, to first try shifting their meal calories to 25% at breakfast with easy to digest foods, 50% at lunch with your heavier and more calorie-laden items (including your daily dessert), and then go light again at 25% for dinner.
“There’s a lot of data on this…new information is showing us over and over again that the later you eat, those calories count extra against you than the calories earlier in the day,” adds Dr. Oz.
Ayurvedic fat fighter #4: Eat fat fighting herb combo “Triphala”
“It’s one herb every American should be on,” says Dr. Kulreet revealing to viewers that her fat fighting herb combo called “Triphala” consists of a powder made from three dried berries―Amalaki, Haritaki and Bibhitaki.
Amalaki she explains is an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory that helps develop lean muscle mass and control blood sugar levels. The second component of Triphala is the Haritaki berry, which she states is good for removing toxins from the colon. And the third component, Bibhitaki, is used for flushing the excess water and fat from your cells.
Dr. Oz tells viewers that he and his staff researched the literature, and found studies that support the claim that Triphala does lead to weight loss. “We saw that 10 pounds were lost per person in 12 weeks―they did everything else the same, but they lost about a pound per week extra than they would have lost,” states Dr. Oz.
To take Triphala powder that can be found in health food stores, Dr. Kulreet recommends the following recipe:
To a glass of water add
• ½ teaspoon of Triphala powder
• 1 teaspoon of uncolored, unflavored psyllium fiber
• 1 teaspoon of ground organic flaxseed
Say a prayer, and then drink it down all at once. Triphala powder prepared this way is not very tasty, but is Dr. Kulreet’s preferred method for her patients. For those who cannot bring themselves to swallow a glass of Triphala this way, she says that it is okay to take it in its easier-to-swallow capsule form that is also sold in health food stores.
The best time of the day to take Dr. Kulreet’s fat fighting Ayurvedic Triphala is one hour before bedtime when the body will be at its most active for detoxing.
For an additional article on Ayurvedic medicine for fighting fat, click on the Dr. Oz related link titled “Is the Newest, Fastest Fat Buster Revealed on Dr. Oz Show Supported by Studies?”
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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show― “Ayurvedic Fat-Fighters”