Yoga U Presenter Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar Releases New Book with Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Eating

Few things are more frustrating and painful than experiencing an ongoing struggle with weight and overall wellness. Unfortunately, in today’s society, the number of Americans who are overweight or obese continue to climb.

With excess weight comes also often numerous other conditions—from poor sleep to depression – which hurt our quality of life and exacerbate weight issues. And unfortunately, for most people, no matter how many of the latest weight loss trends they try out, the results are for the most part disappointing, and often disheartening.

Why are most efforts to normalize weight so frustrating and–for the most part–fruitless? The reason is that we go about it in an entirely wrong way. Instead of focusing on what we eat or don’t eat, we simply need to restore the natural balance of our digestive fire.

This is the tenet of a new book released by Ayurvedic physician and presenter Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, entitled THE HOT BELLY DIET: A 30-Day Ayurvedic Plan to Reset Your Metabolism, Lose Weight, and Restore Your Body’s Natural Balance to Heal Itself.

What inspired the book? “The complaints I hear in my practice on a daily basis all have a surprising common denominator,” says Dr. Kshirsagar. “Whether you’re struggling with uncontrollable weight gain, low energy, and poor sleep, chronic headaches, unexplained congestion, or depression – from an Ayurvedic perspective, these are all related to a weak digestive ‘fire.'”

It’s a simple principle: If we’re in touch with the natural process of appetite regulation, the body naturally will regulate how much food we take in. If we need food, we get hungry. If we don’t need food, we’re don’t get hungry. The problem is that in modern society, the natural appetite regulating mechanism often becomes obscure by bad eating habits, poor quality foods, and life style habits that get us out of touch with the natural rhythms of the body.

This starts a vicious cycle: As we lose touch with the body’s own appetite-regulating mechanisms, we begin to disturb the digestive fire of the body. From an Ayurvedic perspective, the belly is the center of our being, and when we’re burning food inefficiently, we’re throwing our metabolism out of balance and triggering unpleasant side effects. Weak digestion causes food “sludge” or ama, to accumulate in the body, resulting in lethargy, toxicity, water retention, fat build-up, inflammation, and more.

In this book, Dr. Kshirsagar introduces ancient Ayurvedic practices to show how we can optimize digestive powers to improve our health, vitality, and well-being. He also discusses the number one culprit behind most chronic conditions, including overweight and obesity that can effortlessly be remedied by changing your eating habits. In particular, Dr. Kshirsagar shows how to prepare a complete but easy-to-make meal that helps clear out “digestive sludge” that slows down metabolism, and undermines our wellbeing.

Dr. Mehmet Oz has decried the program in the book as “a simple, but practical plan for your Metabolic Transformation.” And hey, if you lose a little weight in the process, what’s not to like?

The book is available now at and from bookstores nationwide. Also look out for the upcoming appearance of Dr. Kshirsagar on the Oz Show, where he will be discussing the book and its benefits further.

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