As per Ayurveda, your tendency of putting or not putting on body weight can be attributed to the imbalance in five important body elements, apart from the constitution of Kapha, Pitta and Vata, the three doshas.
Although physical inactivity and poor diet are known to be the main culprits for obesity, you cannot completely eliminate obesity by tackling diet and physical activity alone. Weight management would become very difficult if you don’t address the underlying cause of dosha imbalances. And this is where Panchakarma treatment for weight loss comes into the picture.
In Ayurveda, weight management is more about the manner in which food is processed by our digestive system and the liver’s impact on anabolic metabolism. These can lead to accumulation of toxins from drinks and food items over a period of time. While weight gain is caused due to an imbalance in kapha, excessive build-up of ama causes a person to become underweight.