Please note that I am not a dietitian or physician, and my views are those of a yoga teacher and lifelong student of Ayurveda. Always consult your doctor before changing your diet.
In general, it can be agreed that eating sensibly and losing weight do not often match. Just look back to the parade of “fad diets” that didn’t seem to work in the long run and, in hindsight, weren’t sensible from the start.
This article will be a “union” of ideas from Ayurvedic principles, modern fitness concepts and general strategies for better health.
It goes without saying that a vegetarian diet is healthy. Just a decade ago, there were many reservations among local New England doctors regarding this concept. How quickly knowledge, insight and opinions change.
Marie, my wife, exposed me to the vegetarian diet. Before that, I ate what is now called the “Mediterranean Diet.” The diet I eat to this day is a combination of both. The combination of these two “classic” diets is easy for me to live with and no effort at all.
That’s the biggest hurdle for most people. Many of us are adopting a radical diet change that we cannot live with. Most of us can afford to make a few small changes at once, rather than changing everything all at once – unless you’re dieting under the guidance of your doctor or dietitian.
Therefore, I suggest a few small changes in your eating habits that make sense. You don’t have to change them all at once.
Sit down and focus on eating your meal.
Avoid television, reading, heated conversations, etc.
Chew your food thoroughly at a slow pace and do not put any more food in your mouth until you have swallowed the previous bite.
Before eating, be aware of how hungry you are.
Try to avoid too much time between meals, as this leads to overconsumption and your stomach should never be more than three-quarters full after a meal.
Exercise Tip: Some of you practice yoga and understand the many benefits of sun salutations, but have you ever tried to lose weight?
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