A ‘Healthy’ Diet Will Not Make You Feel Great
So many people think that by eating a healthier diet they will immediately start to feel the benefits – such as an increase in their energy levels, more focus and basically happier.
I understand this and have been there myself and tried cutting down on certain foods or eating more of others to try and feel better.
But if like me you’ve tried this in isolation then you will have quickly realised that you don’t feel as good as you hoped. And now I know why.
Think of this analogy – if you are looking after your car and you only focus on putting in the best quality fuel possible, but fail to make sure it is well serviced, you wouldn’t be surprised if your car eventually let you down – (probably on the way to that important job interview!)
The same goes for trying to improve how you feel by focusing solely on your diet. It will rarely bring the outcomes you are hoping for. However there is a solution that Ayurveda can provide.
Ayurveda helps us not only improve and balance our diets, but provides a holistic solution that also focuses on your physical activities, via yoga and also provides guidance on how you lead your life in a thoughtful, sustainable and ethical way.
So this is how you can start to feel great and bring some balance into your life.
Not by focusing on diet, exercise or life choices in isolation but by working with them all together.
One important thing most people often miss when they decide to go on a healthier diet is the timing.
The timing of when you eat is very important and will influence your energy levels and digestion.
If you get it wrong, the chances are you won’t get the full benefit of the healthy food you are eating and will put your body out of balance for the day and if you continue this way, it may lead to a long-term imbalance in your mind and body.
This week why not try eating your biggest meal at noon / lunchtime, when your digestive fire is at the strongest – so your body has time to digest the food before bedtime.
Also having an early light dinner before 7pm, so your sleep won’t be disturbed by the impacts of eating a large meal late in the day.
If you want to learn more about how Ayurveda can provide you with a holistic approach to diet, life and Yoga, I would love to invite you to my online course – Aligned & Balanced.
Aligned & Balanced is my unique online course where you will learn how to create lasting change in your life by aligning what you eat, your daily routine and your Yoga practice with the rhythm of nature and your unique Dosha – so that you can feel energized & purposeful every day.