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3 Minutes Diet Program To Get in Shape Today!

2 weeks diet plan, yogic diet, fast diets, easy diets…No kidding, its really that easy! JUST TAKE A LOOK!:

Low carb dieting, low fat dieting, the 1200 calories diet, the 3 day diet…which one would you pick? The list is enormous and it could take us the whole week to only read it, but even with all that gigantic database of information about weight loss and dieting why still according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 69% of Americans are overweight, 35% are obese, and it’s still getting worse and worse every single day? Even the dumbest person in the world will notice that there is something terribly wrong here, but what…?

We all know that nutrition play curtail role in our lives. It’s a very important aspect of your Yoga practice and in every other aspect you are in to. The problem though is that due we are so busy every day and the overload of information we experience in our day to day live, sometimes for us is just easier to put that “painful issue: aside and look to the other side saying, well Ill start tomorrow. So in this blog post I will give you a few easy simple but yest very powerful guidelines which every time I feel overloaded or I feel don’t know what to do help me in my healthy untraditional efforts. Print these guidelines and stick them somewhere you can see them so whenever you feel confused look them and remember is not that difficult.

So here ya go!

The first thing you must do is totally forget everything you have heard about “dieting” and “low carbs” and “low fat” (and every other weight loss related topic) because that stuff is just “hype” which changes like the flavour of the month.… thing this could be the most important ebook that you’ve ever read! In the next few minutes you not only will discover the truth of what works and what don’t work but you will know which diet plan is best for you. Having said that let me make some points which will help you navigate successfully through today’s jungle of misleading and conflicting information.

Just follow these simple rules:

A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve health. Good Health is dependent largely on Nutrition. It is important for the prevention of many chronic health risks such as: Obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. A healthy diet involves consuming appropriate amounts of all nutrients and an adequate amount of  water. Nutrients can be obtained from many different foods.

 What makes a balanced diet?

Energy giving carbohydrates: Rice-wild, Whole rye bread, sweet potato, banana, organic honey.

Body building proteins: milk, cheese, dhals, beans, nuts, vegetarian foods.
Energy dense fats: cheese, butter, oils, nuts and oilseeds.
Vitamins and minerals: vegetables, fruits, milk and organic milk products.
Drink plenty of water: 10-12 glasses of water to keep the body hydrated and to detoxify the system.

 Easy healthy eating guidelines

Do not skip meals. Eat meals and healthy snacks at regular timings everyday.
Eat a large breakfast, a medium lunch, a small dinner
Don’t overload the stomach. Feel a little hungry after each meal
Eat slowly, chew food properly. (Don’t watch the favorite TV soap of your mom while you eat)
Eat high fibre food such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans.
Use salt and sugar in moderation. (Use mineral rock salt from your local health store, don’t buy the sea salt sodium crap)
Use little oil to cook and on low flame.
Do not heat the leftover oil repeatedly.

Cut the sugar OFF!!! Limit intake of calorie dense food like sweets, fast food, refined food and processed food. (If you crave sugar most probably you have a calcium and sodium deficiency. Look at your nails if you have white spots that’s the case! So Go and buy sesame seeds. Soak them overnight and make sesame milk. Drink it every morning for a week. The cravings for sweet will disappear) I can guarantee you that 100% or your money back…..wait I haven’t charge you for that article did I? LOL

Include more of vegetables, fruits, salads, sprouts, and healthy snacks.
Avoid over eating to prevent overweight and obesity.
Drink water in adequate amount [2-3 litters/day] and beverages [coffee, tea] in moderation.
Avoid/limit alcohol intake.
Avoid smoking
Don’t use drugs (obviously)
Do your Yoga routine every day. Walk in the park 2-4 miles per day. Breath fresh air. Don’t go to the PUB. (just kidding)

That’s it!

Enjoy your health.


Vegetarian or Not Vegetarian That is The Question!

vegetarian diet, vegetarian, healthy diet, yogic diet, yoga As a serious yoga practitioner you really want to extract the real benefits of Yoga you have to adopt a vegetarian diet. Not only are fish and meat specifically listed amongst the “food injurious to the yoga” by the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (I, 59), but eating the flesh of dead animals violates the first principle of yogic ethics (yamas) as laid down by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, that of non- violence (ahimsa).

Jesus said: You shall not kill. He didn’t said you shall not kill people! It’s about every living being. Get is: did you know that meat is extremely difficult to digest. The meat stays in your digest tract so long that provoke putrefaction and ultimately lead to diseases. Besides the fear of death permeate every cell the body of an animal when it is slaughtered, and therefore, when you eat meat it you will have fear of death also, which is nothing else but born form ignorance and not knowing your true nature.

The traditional yogic diet is lacto-vegetarian (organic milk products) and avoids eggs as well as all animal flesh (including fish!). Indeed modern research has shown that vegetarians are generally in better health than meat eaters. Proteins that can be obtain from nuts, dairy products and legumes are generally of a better quality than meat.


Good News for Vegi eaters. That’s me too LOL…

Statistically, compared to meat eaters, vegetarians have a much lower incidence of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer; their resistance to disease is higher; and they are less likely to suffer from obesity than meat-eaters. Some studies show that a balanced vegetarian diet is extremely healthy, and provides all protein, minerals and other nutrients that the body requires. We can take protein from the plant world, just as well as other herbivorous animals. In fact, nuts, dairy products, spirulina, and legumes all supply high-class protein. And it has been proven that some nuts have much higher and better quality of protein than meat.

Sad truth for meat lovers baby!

Fear of protein deficiency is the meat-eater’s main objection to a vegetarian diet. Westerners are obsessed with protein believing that they need far more than they actually do. Meat eaters obtain the worst quality of protein from their food – protein that is dead or dying. Animal protein contains too much uric acid to be broken down by the liver; some are eliminated, but the rest is deposited in the joints, causing stiffness and eventually leading to problems such as arthritis. Get spirulina for example it has 60% of protein for 100grams. Chicken which is considered as high protein meat has only miserable 21grams per 100! Damn ruthless meat industry they will make everything possible to stuff you with crap so they can make more money crushing your health. And I still can not understand why some people don’t listen. But that’s the way it is. Some will get health and happiness while others expensive health insurance.

Joy to You!

Michael DeLara

Yoga teacher
Ayurveda practitioner
(And happy vegetarian)