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Obesity means fatness in the body. Overweight. A person over 30 BMI means obese person. According to the Ayurvedic principals it is kafaj dhatu disorder and thus it results in increase in medo dhatu ( Fatty or adipose tissues). Overweight problem arises when your food intake is not balanced by a proper digestion or metabolism.

Obesity Causes:

Genetic links
Poor metabolic processes
Wrong Eating habits (eating sweets, fried, junk food in excess)
Thyroid Gland problem
Nil Exercising habits
Steroidal therapies for different diseases
Your surroundings
Eating in front of TV
Psychological factors like stress etc.


Major health & psychological risks:

Shorter Life Expectancy (Compared to people of normal weight, obese people have a 50% to 100% increased risk of dying prematurely)

Obese people have more risk for:

Diabetes (type 2)
Joint problems
High blood pressure
Heart disease
Gallbladder problems
Certain types of cancer (breast, uterine, colon)
Digestive disorders (e.g., gastro esophageal reflux disease, or GERD)
Breathing difficulties (e.g., sleep apnea, asthma)
Psychological problems such as depression
Problems with fertility and pregnancy
Urinary Incontinence
Dyslipidemia (high cholesterol or triglycerides)
Stroke Negative self-image and Social isolation
Body Mass Index:

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number ascertained from an individual’s weight and tallness. BMI furnishes a dependable pointer of form heftiness for most individuals and is utilized to screen for weight classifications that may accelerate health problems.

Below 18.5 Under weight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Over weight
30.0 and above Obese

BMI calculation:

Formula for kilograms & meters :

weight (kg)/[height (m)]2

Example: Height = 165 cm (1.65 m), Weight = 68 kg Calculation: 68 / (1.65)2 = 24.98

Formula For pounds & inches :

weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x703

Calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and

multiplying by a conversion factor of 703

Example: Weight = 150 lbs, Height = 5’5?(65?)

Calculation: [150/ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96

Ayurvedic Treatment for Controlling obesity:

A huge number of people undergo some form of treatment or remedy to reduce their weight, usually either in an attempt to improve their health, to improve their lifestyle, or for cosmetic reasons. In Ayurveda and at our centre Ayurveda Yogashram in Amritsar, India, overweight is managed by scientific analysis of the body, mind and soul by pulse diagnosis. We advice a special diet regimen, a special type of food which increases the body fire and also those herbal combinations those are helpful in burning extra fat without producing any extra side effect.

Diet Alternation:

The generally recommended treatment for being overweight is an adjusted and regulated eating regimen. Hence abstain from taking garbage sustenance, chips, zesty nourishment, sweets, cool drinks, desserts, sodas and soft drinks. In Ayurvedic wording surrendering different types of kafaj ahar vihar. Fennal seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds are handy for this. Ghee, margarine, dairy items ought to be escaped. Roasted and boiled thing are exceptional plan B. Likewise abstain from anything before TV.


It is an unquestionable requirement part of the all weight administration speculations. General physical activity is basic for the avoidance of strange put on and weight support. The present proposal for the measure of physical action is 30 to 60 minutes of general exercise every day. Yoga is unmistakably is 100 % beyond any doubt strategy. Studies infer that diminishing calorie allow without anyone else present (consuming less calories) might have transient impacts however does not expedite enduring weight reduction, and can frequently bring about picking up back the greater part of the shed pounds and increasingly in the more extended term.

Diet Alternation:

Drink  plenty of lukewarm water
Take ginger tea 2-3 times in a day
Drink Ayurvedic herbs like gugulu, gotu kala, ginger , dry ginger powder
Take spices like cumin, ginger, mustard seed, black pepper, long pepper
Fasting should be there