An Experiment in Ayurvedic Diet
Sunday, February 17, 2013
This past week's lecture was on the Ayurvedic way of eating and there were several ideas that made sense and I'm going to try out. One is to eat only three meals per day. According to the lecture here is no other culture that eats 5-6 small meals a day. The concept is this: Eat enough at breakfast to get you through to lunch and then eat enough at lunch to get you through to dinner. Lunch is the largest meal of the day and dinner is a supplemental meal, which is the smallest meal of the day. Talk about a switch! So today I had my normal smoothie for breakfast and added some Buckwheat cereal with almond milk and a banana. The entire meal added up to 701 calories! Okay - let's see how this works. I'm a little skeptical, but I'm very satisfied and really don't want anything else to eat so this could work.
The other concept is to drink hot water only all day for two weeks. Nothing in it - just plain old hot water. You're supposed to boil the water for 10 minutes to boil off all the minerals so your tissues are getting only pure water. I haven't gotten there yet but I did give up all sweets for Lent to try to cut out sugar and this just gives me more motivation to keep it up. I'm going to try the three meals a day first and the hot water will come next. Baby steps here people!
Anyway, I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Tomorrow is my last day off in a row from my vacation and I'm rested and ready to go. I get to see the orthopedic doctor about my torn meniscus and then it's back to work on Tuesday. I'm ready!