Having Breakfast daily helps Weight loss

May 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

Having Breakfast helps Weight lossBreakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. During our childhood days our parents never let us skip a breakfast session. Once grownup and independent skipping breakfast is a norm. The trend with working people is they have time for everything, extra dressing but do not have time to spare 5 minutes for breakfast.

The work environment and eating habits develop obesity. It is recommended to have breakfast – mandatory. People also believe that skipping breakfast will ensure losing weight. It’s the other way round. You infact gain weight and develop lethargy. People who skip breakfast saying’, it is too early’ actually eat snacks and aerated drinks to fill the appetite.

Healthy eating doesn’t necessarily mean dieting, it refers instead to eating sensible, balanced amounts of the right foods at the right times – and that includes a good breakfast.

Here are top reasons why you should have breakfast daily to aid weight loss.

  • Break the fast: Truly breakfast means ‘Breaking the fast’. Breakfast can make or break a diet, because breakfast helps set the tone for the rest of the day. Your body responds to not eating for long hours by slowing down it’s metabolic rate. By eating breakfast, you wake up your metabolism and get your engine humming, burning those calories you need to burn to lose weight.
  • Eat more, Weigh less. Research has shown that people who have breakfast, have a better chance of losing weight. Main reason being when you are hungry you end up eating more than the normal meal required. It kick starts the body into producing the enzymes needed to metabolize fat, helping to shed the pounds.
  • Be alert -have breakfast. Breakfast helps you wake up. Studies indicate that people who eat breakfast are more alert and do better on tests than people who skip breakfast. Conversely, a hungry child can be apathetic, disinterested, and irritable when confronted with difficult tasks. Breakfast is the key.”
  • Eat Breakfast like a king. Include fruits, foods that add fibre content , calcium for  your bones. People do prefer toasted bread and egg or fruit juice to satisfy their appetite. Eating a good breakfast keeps you full for longer and may make you less likely to reach for snacks.
  • Have Breakfast and be in good moods. Studies indicate that people who have breakfast tend to be in good moods. You start in the right way by having breakfast. By having breakfast in the right time you can plan for having lunch on time and plan on the meal too.
  • Skip breakfast-Setting a bad example to kids. Kids role model their parents to a great extent. Make breakfast a habit, make it a light one and set a good trend for your children they will imbibe the habit.
  • Breakfast makes your machine run faster. Avoid dessert and chocolates during breakfast, you are consuming high levels of sugar and fat.
  • Healthy eating- Basic necessity. Be careful while selecting breakfast  items that make your day.
  • Avoid Breakfast –You develop health problems. People who eat breakfast are 50% less likely to have blood sugar problems. Consequently, they have a decreased risk of developing diabetes or having high cholesterol levels which could lead to heart disease.

In India general preference is Idli, dosa, upma,chapathi,paratha,appam and the weight conscious people have switched over to Oats, cereals and corn flakes. The key to successful weight loss is a combination of regular exercise, healthy eating and a positive mind. There’s no point working out five days a week if you’re going to give in to temptation and consume pizzas and oily food when you get home.

This is the main reason why people have said for many years that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. After six, seven or eight hours – if you’re lucky – of sleep, your body and brain need some fuel to power and prepare them for the day ahead. Like a car, you can’t run on an empty tank, you need some petrol.

The rule is simple: Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied.


September 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

How can we get relieved of that excess fat that makes us look out of shape.This is a problem across the globe.

According to ayurveda, belly fat is caused due to a number of reasons which cause an increase in the kapha dosha. Lack of exercise, sleeping in the afternoons, and an unhealthy diet and lifestyle can collectively lead to this state. There are many ways to lose belly fat with ayurveda which are based upon diet and lifestyle regulations.

That’s linked to a greater chance of developing high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and certain cancers (including breast cancer and colon cancer.)


  • Avoid sweets, sweetened drinks, carbohydrate and oil rich foods which increases kapha.
  • Minimize salt intake and milk based products such as ice-creams and butter.
  • Consume more of wheat based products. Minimize on rice products.
  • Increase the intake of fibers in your diet. Fibre food makes you feel fuller.
  • Drink a glass of warm water when you get up. This is very effective for reducing belly fat.
  • Use a lot of cinnamon, ginger and pepper in your cooking.
  • Consume one teaspoon of honey with a cup of tea to aid weight loss.

Ayurvedic practitioners suggest that one must consume two fruits in the morning and one fruit every evening to reduce belly fat.

Losing extra fat from the body is not at all an easy job. It requires a strict diet plan along with various fat burning exercises. Generally all forms of exercise burn fat, but some are more effective than others.

Fat burning exercises are one of the ways to lose weight. The intensity of these exercises depends on how high you have set your weight loss goal. The intensity of your fat burning workouts would depend on your current health and capacity for physical exertion. Some of the fat burning exercises are:

Walking Walking is a very easy way to burn that excess fat from your body. You can increase the intensity to burn more calories. This can be done by walking faster, covering long distances or doing short distances for an extended period of time. Walking can increase your fitness level too.

JoggingThis is a great cardiovascular exercise with multiple benefits. It not only help you to burn calories but also tones your legs, thighs and calf muscles; thereby giving you a shapely body. Jogging enables you to get rid of more fats in lesser time.

Biking or cycling Cycling either indoors on a machine or outdoors is an excellent cardio activity. Variation in intensity can drastically alter the amount of calories burned. In general, you can burn anywhere from 200 to 400 calories per half-hour.

Sit ups: It is another good fat burning exercise that directly burns the fat around your stomach, the area from which losing weight is most difficult. Five to ten sets of sit-ups everyday is a great way to tone your stomach.

SwimmingSwimming makes you lightweight, as it is a minimal resistance and low impact fat burning exercise. Try to incorporate swimming in your daily routine for fast fat loss.

Side bendsApart from toning your body and stomach, it is also essential to focus on the side parts of the stomach, so that fat gets reduced equally from all sides. Side bend exercises help in burning the fats deposited on the side of your stomach.

By following these fat burning exercises religiously complemented with a sensible meal plan, you can burn your fat drastically.

4 basic points to avoid belly fat. Good exercise, Good diet, Good sleep and avoid stress. You will be amazed to see the results with better lifestyle.