Winter is a time when we eat more carbohydrates, fats and proteins to keep us warm. Nothing wrong with that! It is nature’s way.
The holiday season filled with sweet foods, alcohol and excess portions of foods may have added some weight around the middle of the body or made you feel a little bloated or somewhat sluggish.
According to Ayurveda, weight gain comes from: A, sitting too much; B, eating too much; and C, moving too little, says Vasant Lad in his book A Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies.
With the New Year here many women feel the dread of dieting, the exuberance of a new diet plan or the guilt of not following last year’s resolution to diet.
We all know “diets” don’t work. I’ve lived long enough to know and have tried many myself. They are only temporary fixes, and 90 percent of people who diet gain the weight back.
Here are some SIMPLE, time-honored truths from Ayurveda that DO work:
– 1 quart water
– 1 pinch cayenne
– 2 handfuls ginger root
– 1-2 tsp 4ock salt
– 1 Tbsp sucanat or other sweetener
Boil all together for 20 minutes. Cool slightly, and drink with a squeeze of lime.
Food is nurturing, food is medicine, food is energy, and food is love from Mother Earth.
Eating according to your energy type in Ayurveda and eating according to your appetite will naturally allow your body to let go of unnecessary weight.
Ease your mind about dieting, and approach the new year knowing your Ayurvedic energy type for optimal health.
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