Why You Should Not Diet in Winter06 Jan 2017
The importance of healthy living should never be undermined, however, that does not mean that you start dieting unnecessarily in the winter months, as the mind and body needs fuel to keep it warm, repair and rejevenate Any sudden changes that you make to your diet at this time of year can have detrimental effects on this energy re-generation.. Yoga teachers often recommend that you plan before you start any diet, making sure that both the food chosen and cooking style matches the season you are in.You should take special care during winter as your body needs more relaxation and rest during this period. Do not overburden yourself with useless diet plans. Always eat healthy, exercise regularly and stay hydrated. Here are some tips regarding diets that will keep you healthy this winter.
Yoga and Qigong teachers recommend that you never skip breakfast as according to the body's clock, the stomach is at its strongest between the hours of 7 and 9am. If you skip the first meal of the day then you will crave for more at lunch and dinner and eat even more than usual, when according to the opposite side of the clock, the digestive system and stomach's energy is resting . So to avoid excessive eating always eat a healthy breakfast, when the stomach energy is more robust.
Vegetables and Fruits
Yoga teachers believe that vegetables and fruits are very good for your health. So replace your junk food diet with these nutritious fruits that full of natural force. Try some seasonal fruits that are full of vitamins and good extracts. Drink fresh juices to keep your body energized throughout the day.
Your mind and body needs more energy during winter, so eat foods that can provide that energy. Some of the best foods for this season are mackerel, lamb, spinach and turkey. All these meals are high in protein and are very good for your health. Grilled fish or meat is even better as it helps lower heart rate and blood pressure. Chicken is packed with protein and helps with weight management and muscle building, and if these are issues avoid any heavy carbohyrate after six in the evening
Yoga teachers recommend eating in small portions. There is no need to gulp down all the food at once, and the process of chewing lightens the load of the stomach If you are craving a sweet or cookie then don’t deprive yourself of it. Instead, eat a small piece so that you satisfy your need and also avoid unnecessary weight gain.
Home cooked meals are always better for your mind and body as the energy put into preparing the food can also give it a more nurturing quality. When you are out this is not necessarily the case, you may over eat and the calorie content could be very high. So cook at home make sure that you avoid the microwave which can destroy the enrgetics in the food.
Last but certainly not the least is exercise. It refreshes your mind and body, so don’t skip on workouts, go for a walk in the park and get out in nature, especially if you have been working with electronic equipment all day. . Set a regular fitness schedule and follow it throughout winter as movement with focused breathing will reduce the load on the kidneys. It will support the lymph system to clear away toxins. Ask your friends to tag along to keep you company and keep you motivated.