Get Lighter – Turn to Nature
Naturopathy attributes Obesity
to the imbalance of five principal Elements of
Life. It is due to the increase in Earth,
retention of Water, reduction
in Air, latency of Sun & loss of Space. Rebalancing of the Five changes
your shape &
protects you from diseases.
The imbalance is created by the modern chemically
treated tasty foods, cold drinks, lethargic & comfortable living,
excessively disturbing the
room temperature for comfort & so on. This God made adaptogenic machine
accustomed to all this &
keeps on storing even the unwanted things causing obesity in the form of concentrated
residual deposits till a limit
& then it starts raising alarms for medical aids. The process takes years
& can`t be reversed
Before you start any weight
loss schedule, you must try to get answers to some very simple questions.
(A) What will happen to the
fats in the process of Lipolysis ? After all it is not going to be surgically
(B) Will they just vanish in space?
(C) If not , from which
excretory organ will they come out ?
You have mainly four of them
in men & five in women. Lying comfortably in an air-conditioned parlor
sweating, no stress on
breathing & nothing related to stools. Only one system – the Urinary is
left behind. No excretory
system throws out the fats as
such. So will this comfortable weight loss schedule not damage your kidneys
later ? And if you are put on
high Protein diet whose end products are again mainly excreted by kidneys ,
will this not
cause further damage to
urinary system ? Or is it just possible with no restrictions on diet ? How much
time will it take
to lose10kg? Will you regain
after stopping the therapy?( Which is sure to be ). Are you being put on any medicines?
which may give side effects
during or after the treatment (the diuretics or the purgatives)?
Just try to understand the
tracks Nature has made for you & you come out with a slim, strong & a
disease free body.
Every step suggested here has
its own value & should be given equal importance. Nature divides the day in
phases. From 4 AM to 12 Noon
is the Excretory phase. Secretions in eyes & mouth, bad breath, belly full
concentrated urine &
stools & you are not fresh till they are thrown out. Help Nature; break the
fast with plenty of
water to clear them &
select a diet which may further help. Vegetable soup, vegetable juices, salads
of vegetables of
high water content & even
sprouts, fruits & their juices help a lot to do so. From 12 Noon starts the
phase of Filling in
body with Nutrition .The lunch
may be of Chapatis with pulses, vegetables but the salad is a must. Salads may
fruits even. In the evening,
the fruits can be taken, preferably with skin & seeds ( whose skin &
seeds are eatable). The
juices should be avoided. The
dinner must be of fibrous vegetables & salads & chapattis with bran.
The soft things
lacking in roughage like
potatoes , rice, fine wheat floor, Arbi ( Colocasia ), pulses without skin, cheese,
should not be taken as they
cause constipation. After 8 PM starts the Assimilation phase when Nutrients are
wastes are pushed to be
excreted in the morning. The increased size of the abdomen is either due to junk foods
lacking in nutrients or due to
foods which & are not properly excreted. Help it out with plenty of
The excess of salt retains
water in the body to maintain blood Ph and causes weight gain. So reduce it to
Stop taking pickles, paapars,
namkeens and even sodas. Even salads, juices and fruits should also be taken
The excess of sugar, which is
not burnt by the body due to less physical activity is also stored as reserved
energy in the
form of fats in body tissues.
So don’t take cold drinks, ice-creams, preserved jams & jellies which are
The high starchy food also
plays the same role. So avoid white sugar and prefer gurh, jaggery or honey
which are not
harmful due to their natural
compounding with vitamins & minerals.
The saturated fats or the fats
which melts only on heating again give a boost to weight gain. Prefer vegetable
A 50-50 of mustard and
sunflower oil seems good for body. Even if you totally stop taking fats it won’t
let you weak
because the pulses and cereals
contain enough of hidden fats to meet your daily needs & these fats are
Sun: Sun is the energy “Agni” , heat which is responsible
for functioning of body. It is in all fruits ,vegetables &
seeds. The higher their time
in the sun, the richer they are in energy level. Its excess storage in body
gives weight gain
& you don’t loose weight
until you use this stored energy. The
heat is liberated when you work hard. A brisk walk of
more than 20 minutes a day
starts the process. You may take the tips from a specialist about yourself. The
best thing is
not to strain yourself. Do up
to your comfort and slowly increase time as our yogis suggest. Even an increase
of your daily routine physical
works will help a lot.
Water : Now you
need water to absorb the heat thus generated . Take 2 glasses of water of
normal temperature before
& after the workout. It
also carries away the end products of broken fats towards excretory organs.
Mind it that only
water soluble compounds can be
excreted from the body & not the fats as such. Rubbing a towel dipped in
further opens up the sweat
pores & absorbs the heat after exercise. The water itself is Lipolytic
& helps to lose weight.
Air : Very few of us take heed of air though the 1st lesson
of science is that we inhale oxygen & exhale carbon dioxide.
This carbon molecule is the
same which is left after the combustion of Carbohydrates or stored fats. The
Also throws out the heat
The obese people are always
shallow breathers. They should learn proper breathing from expert Yogi along
Inspiratory & Expiratory
exercises to rid of Carbon. It must be a part of weight loss schedule.
Space : It is the vacuum element of Nature. It is recently
scientifically proven that cutting on a part of
your health. But its gravity
had already been understood by our Rishis & Yogis thousands of years ago.
In fact the
advice is for Fasting which
should be under some specialist’s guidance & seems to be tough. The easier
way is to cut
down a small percentage on
food so that the stomach & intestines get enough space to work on it . Also
between the two meals is very
important. Don’t keep ion munching in between.
Now if you try to make a
balance of the Five elements, some of the excretory organs are automatically
rich fibrous diet cleans your
intestines, the breathing makes you free from carbon, the excessive urination
perspiration is more related to water.
The skin has again a major
role to clear away the toxins. Simply activate it by rubbing the whole body
with dry towel
from soles to scalp for about
20 mnts. Then adopt any convenient procedure like Hot Foot Bath, Steam Bath or
Bath with wrapping the blankets over the body &keeping
the head cool with cold wet towel & lie in the Sun for some
time to sweat out.
Usually the persons with loose
tissues (fluffy ones) who take more of salts respond very quickly to cold baths
persons looking fatty rather
than fluffy (eating more of fats ) lose weight with hot treatments.
Though for the treatment of
weight gain in diseases like Hypothyroidism & Cushing’s syndrome, the
Naturopathy remain the same,
yet such patients should consult their family physicians also.
It is tried here to be very
brief but if you work on these suggestions, you will definitely lose around 3
to 5 Kgs of weight in a month along with a
3 to 5 years younger feeling.