01/8On a diet? Follow these rules
Whether you are planning to reduce a few inches from your waistline or just adopt a healthier lifestyle, there is no real harm in dieting, as long as you do not go to extreme lengths.
Sometimes, we do not realize that making little changes in your daily lifestyle can prove to be immensely helpful in staying healthy in the long run. In fact, Ayurveda has laid down several tried-and-tested guidelines about the right time to consume food, the correct body posture and even the right food pairings.
In case you have been trying to get fitter or planning to make some healthy changes in life, here are some simple and effective tips for your help.
04/8Standing and eating
Given the fast-paced life and our obsession with staring at the screens while we eat, we all have inculcated a bad habit of gulping down our food fast, mostly standing. This is a very unhealthy habit for your lifestyle. According to Ayurvedic principles, food is meant to be enjoyed slowly and this habit goes against the tradition. Also, when you stand and eat, the digestion process goes for a toss. Maintaining the right posture is extremely important when you eat your meal. Also, you should never stand and DRINK water.
05/8Not washing hands
Ayurveda lays a high value on cleanliness and hygiene. Sanitation before eating down is as important as the meal you are eating. It removes the toxins and the germs around you right away. So whatever you do, make sure to wash your hands in a strict way.
06/8Drinking chilled water
With the onset of summers, we all have the urge to quench our thirst with chilled water. Doing so not only does not quench your thirst but it can also shock the body’s core temperature and hamper the flow of essential gastric juices. As Ayurveda says, water again should be had at room temperature and in a slow manner so that it reaches all the organs in the body.
07/8Making wrong food pairings
There are certain food combinations and choices which are avoided when following a fad diet. However, Ayurveda preaches that rather than eliminating food itself, you should rather be cautious about making certain food pairings which can interfere with the body’s data, pita, and the kapha. Some incorrect pairings include honey with ghee, bananas, and melon with milk, eggs with fruits and even lemons with cucumbers.
08/8Not having enough fats
The go-to rule while following any diet is to eliminate fat from your diet, as fast as you can. However, this holds no truth. Ayurvedic principles support the fact that the body needs certain fats to function and fight inflammation so there is no good you are doing by not eating fat. What you can do is choose the right kind of fat, especially for weight loss instead.