Ayurveda and Healthy Eating Guidelines: “Eat Less”

“Eat Less.” Two simple words, and yet to follow them is among the most difficult tasks many people face. Self-control is a great challenge but if a person can be successful here, studies show that life can and will be extended. On the average, people consume 30% more food than they need. That adds up to a lot of extra pounds. Ayurvedic and yogic food guidelines have promoted for thousands of years the idea that a person should only eat till they are 75% full. The ancient yogic texts state that after a meal the stomach should be 50% full of food and 25% full of water. The remaining 25% should remain empty. 

Ayurveda has taught the same basic principle and has explained that when too much food is consumed, even a healthy food becomes harmful. Any food taken in excess increases the heavy quality. This suppresses digestion, beginning a cascade of events that lead to disease.” 

~ Excerpt from “Healing Your Life, Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda,” by Dr. Marc Halpern, Founder of the California College of Ayurveda. Available at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GP7m28 and Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1PsYDUA