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5/1/11 4:48 P

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I totally agree. I love to get as much accomplished as possible, even though it often leads to imbalance. Plus, my husband, the pitta, craves spicy food. It drives me crazy to see him adding hotsauce to his food while he's having a psoriasis outbreak. I really have to remind myself to stop trying to control everything he eats, and not worry so much.

I like what you said about the temporary imbalance part. It makes me feel better. I probably could've been more gradual, mind you. emoticon

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5/1/11 2:15 P

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I think of balance as like the lady with the scales in her hands--sometimes down, sometimes up. Losing weight and changing your lifestyle would have to provoke a temporary imbalance at least or the changes couldn't happen. One of the things I ran across while reading on Ayurveda is that change needs to be gradual in diet. It is not good to go from eating a heavily kapha diet to an anti-kapha diet all at once if that is what you have been eating for years, likewise to go vegetarian from years of eating meat or vice versa. They say to not change anything drastically all at once if you want to avoid the imbalances. Makes sense to me. I also think there are lighter ways to satisfy Vata with spices and nonfood options like aromatherapy and such. I think sometimes the doshas themselves make you want the things that increase them, as when Pittika people like heavy competitive exercise.

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4/28/11 7:19 P

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Is anyone having a hard time keeping balanced while trying to lose weight?
I discovered ayurveda a few years ago, and although following a vata lifestyle was good for me in many ways, I gained about 20lbs in just one year. I have a pitta figure, not a vata one, nor do I have a vata metabolism.

I recently found a workout that I love, and I'm losing weight. I've been working out 5 days a week, and gaining muscle, which I love, but I'm noticing all these changes are bringing an imbalance to me. I've been impatient, forgetful, and a little anxious since increasing my activity level, and decreasing my fat and sugar intake. I don't want to go back to being a calm pleasant chubby person.

Has anyone else had similar problems? I'm so glad I found this group, most people don't seem to understand what I'm talking about.

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