We all strive to loose weight through many different techniques. The amount of fad diets over the years is a perfect example on how we all strive to “look” more healthy. Here are some simple steps suggested by Yoga Journal that will help you prepare your body for a healthy weight loss and workout routine.
1. Brew Prime Tea
Prime Tea, a blend of cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and fennel seeds, helps increase agni (digestive fire) and removes toxins from the gastrointestinal tract and lymphatic system, says Chaudhary. You can brew it yourself with the recipe below or you can buy everything you need for The Prime. (Note: Consult your doctor before you begin The Prime. The program should not be followed by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.)
Checkout the: Prime Tea Recipe
2. Drink your fiber
Since the average American diet is so fiber-poor, Chaudhary recommends flushing your system with 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseeds and 1 teaspoon of psyllium husks in a glass of room-temperature water every other night before bed. “Fiber feeds the good gut bacteria, absorbs toxins like a sponge and moves them out of your body,” she says.
3. Sprinkle Prime Curry Powder on your foods
Prime Curry Powder — a blend of naturally anti-inflammatory spices like cumin, coriander, fennel, ginger turmeric, and amla powder — helps turn your kitchen into a pharmacy, says Chaudhary, who suggests sprinkling it on your food like you would add salt to a dish. “What we are finding in medical research is that inflammation is the final common pathway for most disease states such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and obesity,” she explains. The recipe is available in the book, or you can purchase Prime Curry Powder.
4. Take Triphala
Triphala may sound foreign to you, but it’s a simple blend of three dried, ground-up berries. Take 500–1000 milligrams at bedtime as a gut tonic, Chaudhary recommends. “Triphala is one of my favorite herbs in the world because of its ability to keep the gut balanced so effortlessly,” she says.
5. Meditate 15–20 minutes twice a day
When you are doing any type of program that is truly cleansing, you may be shocked by the emotional stuff that can come up, Chaudhary says. Meditation is a tool to deal with this emotional “ama” and a coping mechanism to replace the comfort you may have been finding in junk food. Plus, meditation helps control stress and the release of the stress hormone cortisol is linked to overeating, she notes. Chaudhary practices Transcendental Mediation, but if you’re not already meditating, she recommends starting with whatever type of meditation appeals to you. “Not meditating is like not brushing your teeth on a daily basis, but for your mind,” she says. “When you’re meditating, a lot of things change spontaneously.”
If you found this list useful, then check out the full book called The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss by Kulreet Chaudhary. It can be found on Amazon.