90% of us are constantly fighting the weight loss battle. Can Feng Shui help with weight loss? Health has been on my mind lately, since I have worked with 7 families back to back, only on health issues, whether ailing bodies or ailing minds in form of stress, depression or anxiety. My last client approached me for weight loss issues. And I want to take this opportunity to share the Feng Shui weight loss tips in this blog!

For resolving weight loss issues I like to divide the home into 3 sections to be worked upon:

  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom
  • Rest of the home.

The first place you should focus your feng shui efforts when trying to lose weight is your kitchen. The kitchen must have a feng shui sense of freshness and lightness to it, so do give your kitchen a thorough cleaning, and let go of the foods you know you should avoid in order to lose weight. Often times our fridge is cluttered with old and rotten fruits and vegetables. Set up a day once a week and dedicate it to cleaning and organizing your fridge. I like to organize the shelves of my fridge into dairy, meats, and vegetable/raw foods sections and then one shelf just for left over foods. Try not to mix everything up otherwise when you are hungry you might end up grabbing the first sugary thing you can lay your hands on. It is also advisable to bring/buy only that amount of food which is sufficient for 3-4 days. This tip has saved my life!

Organize your pantry according to foods as well. I cook a lot of Indian food so all my beans and pulses that have a long shelf life stay on the top of the pantry shelf while some of the packaged foods that have an expiry, stay on the lower shelves for a quick recycle.

Feng shui color-wise, it is advisable to go for a calm color  that will curb the appetite, such as blue, for example. Or, you can choose to go for a stronger presence of green, a very healing feng shui color. Fire feng shui element colors (red, purple, bright yellow, and magenta pink) are best to limit or avoid in the kitchen area.

Display bottles of water, as well as fresh fruits and herbs. Visual pictures of greenery and freshness in form of a tray of fruits or fresh flowers, make you want to eat fresh and healthy. Aerate your kitchen often. Lightness and freshness are the keywords for a feng shui kitchen that will help you lose weight.

The next space to carefully inspect with your feng shui eyes is your bedroom. Bedrooms play a huge part in the good feng shui of your whole home, as well as in the state of your health and well-being. Check to be sure that your closets are not cluttered and overstuffed. Leave the space under your bed clear, do not use it for storage. Also make sure that have a picture of yourself in the bedroom that exudes health and wellness. Seeing yourself from a time you felt good about your body and health, helps us move to that goal faster.

Clean out and clear out your whole home; this will promote a better flow of Chi or feng shui energy. Good circulation in your environment is directly related to a good energy circulation in your body and the release of energy blockages. Relocate your workout equipment where you will actually use it. E.g a treadmill in the garage may not be of much use in the winter if you live in a cold state like me. Strategically place a mirror in areas where you will see yourself and reinforce your resolve to change your image. A mirror on your pantry door may be a good reminder not to grab that packet of chips when you are trying to lose weight. Also try and eat all your meals at a table.

Vary the color and texture of the foods you eat and the containers you serve them on. Balance the yin and yang by placing light colored foods in brightly colored containers, and serving a mixture of hot and spicy foods with lighter and milder flavors. Since fruits and vegetables are the most colorful foods, when you mix their colors you naturally make healthier choices. Be sure to buy fresh ingredients, because processed food has stagnant chi energy. Keep a bowl of fresh fruit on your counter to attract positive chi into your kitchen. 

Throughout your home, especially in the feng shui East area of your home, display images of vibrant health and joy. You can also choose to work with feng shui crystals. Carrying small crystals that jive well with your health are a great way to remind yourself of your health goals.

I am a living example of not only losing weight but also building optimal muscle mass with the help of Feng Shui. Remember, Feng Shui can only help aid your journey towards weight loss, you have to give your diet and exercise optimal attention as well. Once you incorporate these Feng Shui tips in your home, your weight loss journey accompanied with your workouts and diets will do wonders for your body and soul and when you feel like quitting, your environment will remind you, why you started! Every new day is another chance to change your life!

Kanika Babal