3 ways Ayurveda helps you maintain a healthy and stable weight throughout your life
# 1. Eating until 75% full.
Ayurveda recommends that you eat until you’re 75% full. I always give this visual of a washing machine. For clean clothes, you want to fill half of the washing machine with clothes, 25% with water and detergent and the rest you want to leave empty for the clothes to move. It’s the same for your stomach.
Also, when you want to eat quietly and consciously, so you’ll be able to notice the body’s satiation signals. Ayurvedic practitioner Myra Lewin says in her book Freedom in Your Relationship with Foods: “Overeating in any one sitting weakens your digestive fire, dulls your mind, and creates an accumulation of metabolic toxins or Ama in your body.”
# 2. Eating the right foods for you.
In every other aspect of our lives, we recognize our differences except with foods. We all want to eat what we want to eat! Yet it’s obvious that we all digest different foods differently. When we’re younger our bodies haven’t accumulated a lot of stress yet, therefore, they have more endurance. But eating the wrong foods for us will catch up with us as we grow older and more toxic.
Dr. Marc Halpern, founder of the California College of Ayurveda says, “Nothing is right for everyone and everything is right for someone”
Ayurveda with its unique mind-body constitutional approach helps you recognize what foods you digest best or how to digest the foods you want to eat properly.
# 3. Addressing the factors that affect digestion
Our lifestyle also affects how we digest the foods we eat, especially factors like sleep, stress and exercise. The long term quality of our sleep, how well we recover from stressful situations and how we move our bodies daily affect all of our body’s metabolic functions not just our digestion and whether our body will store the energy we take in as fat or use it as energy. Diet, sleep and stress management are the 3 pillars of health in Ayurveda.
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