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Effect of Yoga Diet on Weight (Obesity or Weight Loss)

 

Research Paper By -

Yogacharya Vishwas Mandlik
(Chancellor, University of Yoga Nashik, India)
Dr. Vidya Deshpande, Mr. Pravin Deshpande P.P. Nisargopachar & Yoga Center , Nasik, India

 

Introduction

 

Background

More than 15 thousand patients have already been treated in our treatment center located in Nasik, India suffering from various diseases. Only vegetarian diet is provided to these patients, we prescribe special Natural Diet to all these patients to suit the disease. Keeping in mind the weight reduction, we have designed a special food package.


Aim

 

To study the effect of Special Natural Diet on weight.

 

Materials and Methods

 

 

Subjects -

About 15 patients are admitted to the center for a course of 10 days, every month there are 3 courses with around 30 patients. This schedule goes on through out a year. Total 116 patients showed interest in participating. 46 patients were given special Diet and 70 were on normal vegetarian diet.

 

Special Diet consisted of

 

  • First Day - Fruits & Salads Only
  • Second Day - Warm water with lemon juice Only
  • Third Day - Liquid Diet Only

 

 

Results & Discussions

It is observed that

 

  • There was weight reduction for 100 subjects.
  • There was no change in weight for 16 subjects.
  • The average reduction in weight was 1.37 Kgs in the 70 patients who were on normal diet.
  • The average reduction in weight was 3.58 Kgs. in 46 patients who were given Special Natural Diet for only 3 days.

 

The 46 patients lost average 3.58 kgs per person; the Special Natural Diet had no fats and carbohydrates. This diet was given for 3 days. The stored fats in the body were used during these 3 days, which resulted in reduction in weight.

If such results can be achieved in 3 days, it is recommended that this experience should be repeated for 15 days for further reduction in weight.

Table 1 -

For Patients on Special Natural Diet
Total no of patients - 46

 

No
Age
Weight (Intial) in Kgs.
Weight (Final) in Kgs.
Difference in Kgs.
1
40
91
85
6
2
44
74
67
7
3
63
95
90
5
4
14
67
62.5
4.5
5
51
74
70
4
6
52
81
78
3
7
59
58
55.5
2.5
8
56
70
64
6
9
53
68
65
3
10
63
73
71
2
11
50
62
58.5
4.5
12
48
61
57
4
13
42
78
70.5
7.5
14
43
76
72
4
15
57
58
56
2
16
73
68
66
2
17
60
78
73
5
18
35
83
79
4
19
58
65
61
4
20
28
69
67
2
21
52
83
79
4
22
63
76
72.5
3.5
23
49
79
76
3
24
43
87
83
4
25
36
83
79
4
26
55
88
85
3
27
57
74
71
3
28
65
82
78
4
29
36
87
84
3
30
30
70
67
3
31
60
66
63
3
32
56
55
53
2
33
60
78
75
3
34
52
63
60
3
35
62
61
58
3
36
42
86
80
6
37
69
70
67
3
38
71
67
63
4
39
47
81
77
4
40
25
105
99
6
41
43
95
91
4
42
38
74
71
3
43
60
70
67
3
44
58
76
73
3
45
52
71
67
4
46
60
70
68
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** : Highly significant.

Table 2 -

For Patients on Normal Diet
Total no of patients - 70

 

 

Acknowledgment

 

Authors are thankful to Shri. M.B.Kulkarni for his cooperation in the statistical calculations. The authors are also thankful to 116 subjects for participating in the tests.

 

Reference -

Common Statistical Tests
by, M.B.Kulkarni, S.B.Gatpande & S.D.Gore.
Satyajeet Prakashan.

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