6 Ayurvedic tips for skinny guys 

I was just browsing through and I saw an article related to how ayurveda  helps skinny people gain weight. Immediately I could see all those memories flash before me when my friend would  tell me that  why he was skinny due to his SUPERHUMAN METABOLISM or he would share how he was overpowered by a new chap in the gym. But  I knew the most painful thing for him was his inability to show his muscles power.

I’m sure many could relate to it , and enough of your excuses that you are building power and not size . Sure, you’ve tried your protein shakes, your three huge meals; plus two supplementary meals a day. But, maybe you’re doing it wrong and, just maybe, you need to look at things from a fresh perspective—one you never knew you could try, until now.



According to ayurveda  being skinny is caused due to over activity of basically Vata dosha, or wind/space element, and dhaatu agni or tissue metabolism – especially in the muscle/connective tissue layer.


  1. Balance the Vata in the muscle/connective tissue
  2. Build up the Kapha (water/earth elements) dosha as your muscle comprises 70% water.



Drink one glass of water each hour that you are awake , you can drink more .But water is very essential for building your muscles.Avoid caffeine .

2-Eat heavier food

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Approximately 70% of the food should be protein. Heavier foods like meats or wheat are generally more grounding. A non-vegetarian diet is preferable if at all possible. Vegetarians should have plenty of milk, yoghurt, cheese and other sources of vegetarian protein—dal, soy, etc.

3-Lubricating food

Have a lot of nuts,curd and try eating food in coconut oil or desi ghee(home made ghee).

4-Eating veggies 


Eat veggies as whole , eat large chunks  rather than finely chopped.

5-Add variety and flavor 


Eating foods with sweet, salty and sour tastes increase the earth, water and some of the fire element in your body.

6-Set a pattern


The key thing here is to allow plenty of time in between meals for digestion. Your breakfast should be a small meal, consumed between 6 to 8 am. Your lunch is the main meal of the day and should be between 12 to 2pm. Your dinner is the next small meal that should be had between 5pm and anytime before it turns dark. Supplement these with two snack breaks—a mid-morning snack between 8 to 10pm, consisting of nuts and heavier fruits, like bananas, avocado, mango, papaya etc, protein shakes with nuts, milk and fruits; and an easily digestible afternoon snack between 2 to 4pm comprising nuts and fruits; also things like oatmeal cookies, flax cookies, dal kebabs, poha cutlets, cheese, etc.