88: Plant Focused Diets

July 27, 2017

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    Welcome to the Peaceful Power Podcast I’m your host Andrea Claassen and today I’m diving into my Peaceful Power Practice #5- a plant focused diet.

    Today could be a controversial topic plus it’s food related which always hits a spot. So bare with me as I tackle this hot topic as of late.

    In Ayurveda they have a few “rules” about nutrition. Now being a vegan is not one of them. But focusing less on the meats and more on in-season fruits & vegetables is what they would prefer you to eat.

    Rules

    • Early lighter dinners
    • Plant based meals- 50-60% of your meals fruit & vegetables
    • Eating in season
    • Fresh foods at every meal (no leftovers)
    • Organic locally grown when possible
    • Grass fed meat & diary
    • Try to have all 6 flavors at each meal or in your day- sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, pungent
    • Reduce frozen & processed foods
    • Be moderate & avoid extremes

    Now this can seem like a lot of rules but as with any general “diet” meaning way you eat they do have best practices. So these are a few best practices in the Ayurvedic world. I have found that if I’m paying attention to what I’m eating I will notice if I feel great after a meal, if I feel bloated or gassy and I can really start to pinpoint what feels good and what doesn’t in the body. That is one of the major takeaways from slowing down is noticing how do I feel & why.

    My challenge to you this week is try & get in 6 different tastes into your diet tomorrow.

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    I'm an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Personal Trainer & Yoga Teacher who specializes in helping you live a cyclical life to help you heal your hormones. 

    categories

    Ayurveda

    Menstrual cycle

    Seasonal Living

    Hallmark Channel

    popular posts

    Should women do HIIT workouts all month long?

    Ayurvedic Approach to Menstrual Cycle

    How to do a castor oil pack

    Hi, I'm Andrea