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Do you struggle to keep excess pounds off? You may be missing a key element in weight control. Now, permanent, natural weight control is easy with the Be Trim System.™ The problem with most weight control programs is that they focus on suppressing the appetite. This actually has the effect of slowing down fat metabolism. And, if your body doesn’t assimilate fat and carbohydrates effectively, fat and impurities will accumulate and end up as excess weight.

Fat Metabolism is the Key

The Be Trim System gets to the root of the problem by balancing fat and carbohydrate metabolism to help your body:

·         Break down your stores of fat, so you'll have more energy.

·         Slow down the digestion of carbohydrates, so you don't crave                     sweets and overeat.

·         Maintain a good appetite, so you absorb the nutrients you need to               stay healthy and balanced.

1.       Cook with our churna seasoning to help balance your diet.

2.       Drink Be Trim Tea to satisfy food cravings without making you feel           jittery.

3.       Give yourself a dry massage with silk gloves to gently improve                   circulation and break down cellulite.

4.       Follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations for the Be Trim                   System.

Dietary Recommendations

·         At meals, only eat until you are about 3/4 full.

·         Reduce heavy foods such as red meat, leftovers and deep-fried food.

·         Favor light, nutritious foods. Fill up on sweet, juicy fruits and                     vegetables.

·         Add barley soup and mung bean soup to your diet.

·         Cook with fennel, cumin and turmeric or the churnas.

·         Avoid cold drinks and food.

·         Be sure to eat sweet, juicy fruits (daily is highly recommended).

Lifestyle Recommendations

·         Exercise regularly, but moderately.

·         Don't divide your attention by reading, working or watching TV                 while you are eating. Savor your meals.

·         Avoid day sleep.


Weight Management - The Ayurvedic View

 

Be Trim System

 

Maharishi Ayurveda offers a comprehensive weight management program that can not only help you achieve a balanced weight but results in side benefits such as more stamina, better functioning body and youthful appearance. The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians, suggests that people balance their weight by first determining their ayurvedic mind -body constitutions and existing imbalances.

 

Here, The Council discusses two weight management systems offered by Maharishi Ayurveda:

 

Kapha-Related Weight Imbalance

"The first type of overweight imbalance is due to a lack of digestive fire (low agni) and lack of metabolism. These individuals, even though they may eat very small amounts of food, tend to gain weight. This type of person seems to gain weight just by being around food. Two things are occurring with this type of imbalance; digestive impurities are being created and fat tissue is accumulating in the body. Also, the formation of bone tissue is slowed down due to increase of fat tissue. This is a very common weight problem and the solution is to follow an ama (toxins) burning program," says The Council.

 

You can enhance the elimination of ama by taking Be Trim Tea. Individuals on the ama burning diet should participate in an exercise program for 30 minutes each day: brisk walking or other activities such as dancing, swimming or weight training. Exercise helps to burn ama and increases circulation and metabolism. For the diet, eat foods that reduce  kapha, favoring astringent, bitter, and pungent tastes and reducing salty, sweet, and sour foods. The Be Trim Therapeutic Aroma Oil Blend can be used at night to stimulate the metabolism and a morning massage called garshan can be done with silk gloves to help stimulate digestion or agni and increase circulation. Once a week, preferably on the week-ends, a gentle laxative therapy is recommended by using Herbal Cleanse. This helps to further eliminate toxins.

 

Pitta-Related Weight Imbalance

The second type of overweight imbalance occurs when a person has long-term ama build-up and the channels around the stomach area have been clogged, creating too much heat in the body. Here, the appetite may be very high and the individual may experience a lot of thirst. The person may also experience heartburn or other pitta aggravated imbalances, such as irritability and impatience.

 

Instead of Be Trim Tea, an herbalized water consisting of small amounts of fenugreek, coriander, licorice and fennel should be taken during the day. The herbalized water assists the thermogenic process: fenugreek burns fat and helps absorption, coriander eliminates toxins, licorice is cooling and fennel helps with digestion.

To make the water, boil 1 quart of water and pour into a thermos. Add 2 pinches ground fenugreek, 2 pinches licorice root, 1/4 teaspoon whole coriander seeds, and 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds. Drink throughout the day.

 

This program calls for moderate exercise, about 30 minutes 3-4 times a week. It is recommended that this type of person choose his or her exercise from the following: brisk walking, yoga, swimming, and light weight training. Eat lots of sweet juicy fruits. These individuals should be on a pitta-pacifying diet, and include squash, warm milk, and homemade butter-milk in their diet. Stewed prunes and figs can be eaten on the weekends to provide a gentle laxative therapy without disturbing pitta. A self-massage called "abhyanga" with Cool Sensation Massage Oil will help to further balance pitta.

 

The Council also recommends using a spice mixture of 1 part turmeric, 2 parts cumin, 3 parts coriander, and four parts fennel to be cooked with vegetables or legumes.

 

Beating Back Stress

Common to both imbalances is overeating due to emotional stress. This can manifest as eating when you are not hungry or looking for something sweet to pacify a bad mood. If this is the case, The Council recommends taking Blissful Joy to uplift to the emotions or Worry Free Tablets and Worry Free Tea to help avoid overeating due to anxious thoughts.

A teaspoon of Rose Petal Preserve, Be Trim Tea, one date, or a little lassi will also help if you experience sugar cravings. Practicing stress reducing techniques such as Transcendental Meditation®, or doing yoga asanas is also effective. Receiving massage therapy once a week, regular exercise and surrounding yourself with positive people are other practical tips mentioned by The Council to overcome emotional overeating.

 

Maharishi Ayurveda also recommends avoiding commercial protein powder drinks. Instead eat live protein filled with the intelligence of nature from almonds (no more than 10 per day),  walnuts, legumes, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and milk products.

 

The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians suggests the following very practical, general recommendations regarding weight management:

 

* Limit fat intake to 2 teaspoons of Ghee or olive oil per day (1 teaspoon      at lunch and 1 teaspoon at dinner).

* For lunch and dinner, eat 50% vegetables, 20% power grains such as          quinoa, whole barley, oats, millet, or amaranth, and 30% protein, such as    lentils, paneer, and nuts.

* Two (2) cups of hot or warm milk a day are recommended, and a small      cup of lassi at lunch to help with

   vitamin B-12 if you are a vegetarian and to help balance Sadhaka Pitta.

* Barley water or kanji water is recommended during the day to help            cleanse the system, give energy, and help

   with hunger.

* Avoid cold beverages, aged cheese, potatoes, yeasted breads, butter,          cookies, cakes, ice cream, chocolates, deep fried foods, and cream              sauces and reduce your intake of rice.

* For breakfast, eat stewed apples and/or pears.

* Do not skip meals.

* Eat your largest meal at lunch and have a smaller dinner eaten before 7      p.m. Do not eat anything after 8 p.m.

 

The Maharishi Ayurveda weight management system gets to the root of the problem by balancing fat and carbohydrate metabolism to help your body break down your stores of fat, so you'll have more energy; slow down the digestion of carbohydrates, so you don't crave sweets and overeat; and maintain a good appetite, and so you absorb the nutrients you need to stay healthy and balanced.

 

Patience is also one of the key factors that should be included in this program. This is not a fast method to shed pounds but a holistic approach from which you will see satisfying results gradually. Once the digestive fire is strong and the metabolic processes are balanced, then you can enjoy a little more flexibility with your diet.

 

Water Weight Loss

 

Question:

For someone who wants to lose weight, is it good to drink lots of water with food to fill up the stomach and, as a result, eat less? —S.L., Palo   Alto, CA

 

Answer

The amount of water you drink with food depends on the type of food you are eating. According to ayurveda, as a general rule, it is not recommended that you drink a large amount of water with a meal. If you drink a lot of water, you dampen the digestive fire or agni and increase the possibility of creating ama or toxins in your system that are a consequence of improperly digested food.

 

Charaka (Traditional Ayurvedic Text) suggests in his ancient treatise on ayurveda that you take a little sip of water after every four or five bites. However, as I said at the beginning, the type of food you are eating makes a difference to the quantity of water you  should drink. For example, if you are having a meal that con-sists mainly of liquid foods like soups, you probably don't need any additional water. If you are eating mainly dry foods, like crackers, a little water will help lubricate the system.

 

If you are eating lots of hot, spicy foods such as chili peppers, such foods tend to increase digestive agni, so a little water helps restore balance. Deep-fried foods need extra-high agni for proper breakdown, so lots of water should be avoided, especially if it is cold. If you need to drink water with heavy foods, it is better to choose lukewarm water, in very moderate quantity.

 

Weight Loss

 

Question

What is the Ayurvedic view of the body's appestat or appetite control? Which fresh juices and whole fruits or vegetables will help me lose weight? What about exercise? I'm 5'8", 210 pounds and my constitution is predominantly Pitta. -- from J.W. from Minnesota

 

Answer

According to Ayurvedic medicine, a combination of four different factors regulate the appetite.

 

Sadhaka Pitta regulates desire, emotion and feeling of fulfillment.

Prana Vata governs the brain and mental activity.

Pachaka Pitta controls the stomach acids that break down and digest food.

Samana Vata relates to peristalsis, the movement of food through the stomach and intestines.

If any of these factors is to too strong or too weak, the imbalance can disrupt the appetite.

 

The key to weight loss is balance. When the mind, emotions, diet, digestion, metabolism and appetite are in balance, then your weight will naturally come into balance too.

 

Diet and lifestyle tips

  • In general, favor light, fresh foods.
  • Drink Fresh juice: pomegranate and pineapple.
  • Make soup of split barley and mung beans.
  • Use turmeric and cumin in seasoning your meals.
  • A medium amount of exercise is good for Pitta constitutions.
  • In general, yoga postures are the ayurvedic approach to exercise.
  • There's a yoga posture called Bajarasana that's good for digestion.              Basically it's kneeling down and then sitting back on      your heels. The    ideal is to close the eyes and sit in this
  • postion for about 10 minutes after your main meal. It helps balance           digestion and appetite through the breakdown (Pachaka Pitta) and             movement (Samana Vata) of food.
  • Maharishi Ayurveda Blissful Joy helps balance Sakhaka Pitta.
  • See the Maharishi Ayurveda self-Care System - Digestion for more            information.

 

Gaining Weight

 

Question

I am a very active Pitta-Vata person. I have a good appetite and eat heavy "Kapha" foods with a view to gaining weight, but have not been successful so far. What should I do?

 

Answer

Sometimes, when a Pitta-Vata person exercises a lot, it can overstimulate the metabolism. You could try eating sweet juicy fruits and dates or soaked nuts in-between meals.

 

Black gram is also excellent for people trying to gain weight. It is sold in Indian grocery stores as uard dahl. You can cook it into a thick soup with rice and vegetables and spices.

Black gram, however, is harder to digest than mung dahl (yellow split mung beans). If you digest it well, it can help build muscle mass and stamina. It is also Vata  pacifying. It does increase Pitta, so you should season it with Pitta-pacifying spices such as fennel and coriander as well as turmeric.

 

Diet and lifestyle tips

  • Make a slit in a ripe banana and drizzle some melted Ghee into the slit.      Chew well when you eat it.
  • Boil some milk. When it is still warm, add a couple of chopped dates       and a bit of clove to it. Blend into a frothy shake and drink once or twice   a day
  • Give yourself a full-body ayurvedic oil massage with Vata Massage Oil.   It is soothing for Vata and will tone your muscles.
  • Exercise after you are done with your massage.

 

Be Trim System Do you struggle to keep excess pounds off? You may be missing a key element in weight control. Now, permanent, natural weight control is easy with the Be Trim System.™ The problem with most weight control programs is that they focus on suppressing the appetite. This actually has the effect of slowing down fat metabolism. And, if your body doesn’t assimilate fat and carbohydrates effectively, fat and impurities will accumulate and end up as excess weight.

 

Fat Metabolism is the Key

 

The Be Trim System gets to the root of the problem by balancing fat and carbohydrate metabolism to help your body:

Dietary Recommendations

 

  • Break down your stores of fat, so you'll have more energy.
  • Slow down the digestion of carbohydrates, so you don't crave sweets        and overeat.
  • Maintain a good appetite, so you absorb the nutrients you need to stay     healthy and balanced.
  • Cook with our churna seasoning to help balance your diet.
  • Drink Be Trim™ Tea to satisfy food cravings without making you feel      jittery.
  • Give yourself a dry massage with the Silk Garshan Gloves to gently         improve circulation and break down cellulite.
  • Follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations for the Be Trim System.”

 

Lifestyle Recommendations

 

  • At meals, only eat until you are about 3/4 full.
  • Reduce heavy foods such as red meat, leftovers and deep-fried food.
  • Favor light, nutritious foods. Fill up on sweet, juicy fruits and                   vegetables.
  • Add barley soup and mung dahl (split mung beans)  soup to your diet.
  • Cook with fennel, cumin and turmeric or the churnas (Spices).
  • Avoid cold drinks and food.
  • Be sure to eat sweet, juicy fruits (daily is highly  recommended).
  • Exercise regularly, but moderately.
  • Don't divide your attention by reading, working or watching TV while      you are eating. Savor your meals.
  • Avoid day sleep.

 

Recommended Products:

 

Moisturizing Massage Oil, Vata, Pitta or Kapha

Be-Trim I Tablets - 60 Tablets = R169.00

Be-Trim II Tablets - 60 Tablets = R289.00 

Be Trim Tea 20 bags per box = R108.00

Cooling Spice Mix Pitta Churna = R109.00

Stimulating Spice Mix Kapha Churna = R109.00

Calming Spice Mix Vata Churna = R109.00

Silk Garshan Gloves (are silk gloves obtainable from most Health Shops)


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