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Balance Your BMI Through Ayurveda: Pitta Dosha


Balance Your BMI Through Ayurveda: Pitta Dosha


Hello Friends!

Now that you know one member of the team well, let me introduce you to the second member- ‘Mr. Pitta Dosha’.

A fiery natured guy, Mr. Pitta Dosha is of medium size and weight and is unfortunately going bald. He believes he can eat anything any time, thanks to his excellent digestion. He is full of energy and loves to eat, though he does get indigestion at times. Everybody in the team relies on him for decision making as he is focused, sharp-witted and intellectual. He loses temper easily and might complaint of peptic ulcers and heartburn.

Read on to know more about the characteristics of Mr. Pitta Dosha, how to tune in well with him and Dos and Don’ts if he’s accompanying you.

The Pitta Dosha is related to the fire element and thus, its primary quality is heat. Pitta Dosha is accompanied by a strong digestive system which goes for a toss when this Dosha is out of balance.Balance Your BMI Through Ayurveda Pitta Dosha

Working on the 5 senses to balance your Pitta Dosha

Sight: Bring indigo blue color into use.

Smell: Use aroma oils that are sweet smelling and are of a cool nature. E.g.: Mint and honeysuckle.

Taste: Increase the intake of bitter foods like bitter melon and dark green leafy vegetables.

Hearing: Listen to soothing music in the late morning or early afternoon.

Touch: Give yourself a 10-minute dry massage daily.

Diet to balance Pitta dosha

Those with Pitta Dosha should eat small and hot/acidic meals. They should not use much oil for cooking and should drink a lot of water at room temperature during the day

  • Breakfast
    • Cold cereals with slightly warm milk
    • Cinnamon toast, prunes
  • Lunch
    • 50% steamed or sautéed vegetables
    • 30% proteins
    • 20% rice, oats or barley
  • Late Afternoon Snack
    • Apples, mangoes, cherries, plums
  • Dinner
    • Steamed green vegetables
    • Cottage cheese
    • Light dessert
    • Milk

Try to cut down the intake of:

  • Fried foods
  • Salty foods
  • All nuts (except almonds)
  • Brown Rice
  • Hot and cold drinks


Those with Pitta Dosha should take up competitive sports and rigorous outdoor hikes.

If you are purely Pitta Doshik, then you are likely to get an upset appetite even with the slightest of emotional disturbances.

However, if this is not the case with you always, then stay tuned for another one on Kapha Dosha.

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