Things NOT to Do When Eating According to Ayurveda

Feel happy, healthy, and energetic, by helping your digestive fire produce more ojas!

1.Distract Yourself

Please also be mindful if not just what you eat but how you eat it. Your body knows what it needs, what works for it and what doesn't. Therefore, put away the book, switch off the T.V. or podcast and really be present with your body's 5 senses.

2.Use Food to Soothe

Stress activates the fight-or-flight response in our bodies and increases cortisol production in the brain. When our cortisol levels are high, our bodies pump extra glucose into our bloodstream to offer energy for whatever action we're doing.

If you're feeling stressed or sad, even angry, do not use food to get yourself out of that state. Really it with your emotions, meditate, go for a walk, until those emotions no longer require to be felt. Then enjoy your meal because you are hungry and your body craves it, not because it wants to use it.

3. Eat When You Are NOT Hungry

Only eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied, not when you're full and in pain.

4. Start Digestion only When The Food Is in Your Stomach

According to Ayurveda, digestion actually start long before food enters our mouth. In facts it starts from the very second we see the food.

Therefore, really sit with yourself while looking at the food and place one hand over your belly. You may even express your gratitude and meditate on where the food came from and who made it.

4. Ignore Your Body After the Meal

Expanded awareness brings comfort, serenity, and bliss, allowing you to appreciate food as a source of nourishment. Your cells are happy and healthy, and food becomes a celebration.

Take a time to think about your meal and listen to your body. You can even go for a little walk to re-ignite your digestive fire.

Remember to ask yourself- What did I think of my meal? What effect did it have on me? What emotions and bodily experiences am I having?

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