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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!
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  • TERRY0217
    Sounds interesting...please keep us posted...good luck to you
    1879 days ago
  • SHIRE33
    Hope it goes well. I learned a long time ago that a good breakfast keeps me from snacking later in the day. Before my MIL moved in, we were eating our main meal at lunch and I really liked doing that. Can't now, but I'm sure it'll work for you.

    If you can't take the hot water, you could always try a white tea, steeped just for a minute. : )
    1888 days ago
  • VLL723
    Sounds interesting. I can't wait to hear how it turns out.
    1891 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    Good luck!

    I'm not sure I could do the hot water thing. I'm not even a fan of room temperature water.
    1892 days ago
    Change is good, and I think it's a worthy experiment. You're going Ayurvedic, I'm going wheat-free -- as long as it's healthy, let's see what works! :)
    1892 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    I like eating three meals and three snacks per day. It fills me up and keeps me satisfied. Good luck on the three meals per day approach.
    1892 days ago
    I know this works for some and I remember the "don't eat it will spoil your dinner" warnings from my mother. However, I'm a breakfast, light lunch and 2 afternoon snacks then dinner person. Over 3 years in maintenance now, so I'll have to go along with the "if it ain't broke" mentality.
    I fully support each person checking out all possibilities to find the right solution for him/herself.
    1892 days ago
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