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Diet

Meals Are Planned As Per The Doctor's Advice, Considering The Balance Of Vata, Pitta & Kapha Doshas.

The Meals Are Purely Vegetarian & Consist Of A Balance Menu Of Rice, Pulses, Vegetables, Soups, Salads, Etc.

 

Vata

 

The predominant qualities of Vata are movement and change. If your primary dosha is Vata, you will tend to be always on the go, with an energetic and creative mind. Vatas are naturally thin, with a light frame and characteristic narrow shoulders and hips. They often have prominent joints, veins, and tendons. As long as Vata is in balance, you will be lively and enthusiastic. If excessive stress in your life leads to your Vata force becoming imbalanced, your activity will start to feel out of control. Your mind may race, contributing to anxiety and insomnia.

Irregularity is the hallmark of Vata eating behavior, especially when the dosha is out of balance. Vatas may resolve to follow a structured diet and suddenly become enthusiastic about learning as much as possible about the nutritional benefits of various foods. However, they may just as suddenly feel an extreme craving for something completely different, such as chocolate, cookies, or lasagna. They may also start skipping meals. This “all-or-nothing” behavior can create a sense that life is out of control. If your Vata dosha is out of balance, you may find yourself snacking and popping things into your mouth all day long, which is another manifestation of general anxiety.

 

PITTA

 

If you had to choose one word to describe Pitta, it would be intensity. Pitta types enjoy a strong appetite and ability to digest food, information, and experiences. They like challenges and have a sharp intellect and enterprising character. They have a muscular, medium build and are well proportioned. When the Pitta dosha becomes imbalanced, heat begins to rise in the body and mind. Heartburn, ulcers, hypertension, and inflammatory conditions reflect excessive accumulation of Pitta. On the level of the emotions, too much Pitta manifests as irritability and anger.

As in every other area of their lives, Pitta eating is characterized by a need for predictability and order. Most Pitta types like to eat three meals a day and prefer to have those meals at the same time. They may feel ravenously hungry and grouchy if dinner is even half an hour late. When such disruptions occur, the anger that lies just beneath the surface of the Pitta personality is likely to ignite. Many out-of-balance Pittas overeat as an expression of rage; they are literally swallowing their anger. Without being consciously aware of it, they may see habitual overeating as an act of rebellion – an expression of defiance against the world’s injustices.

 

KAPHA


People with a predominance of Kapha in their nature have a solid, powerful build and great physical strength and endurance. They are slow and graceful in action, with a tranquil, relaxed personality and strong retentive memory. When Kapha builds to excess, however, weight gain, fluid retention, and allergies are likely to manifest in the body. Excess Kapha in the mind manifests as resistance to change and stubbornness. People with an excess of Kapha tend to hold on to things, jobs, and relationships long after they are no longer nourishing or necessary.

Kapha types have an innate sensuality and love of eating. If they ignore or deny other sources of pleasure, they can easily become addicted to food. Combining aspects of the Vata binge eater with the Pitta’s demand for three square meals a day, out-of-balance Kaphas can end up eating constantly, both at mealtimes and whenever they see something tempting. Kaphas have an inherent desire to avoid confrontation, both with other people and with emotional issues within themselves. They may use food to suppress or “cover up” their intense emotions, but since this only masks the feelings at their core, they may suffer from depression. They may then enter the vicious cycle of trying to cope with depression by eating even more.


Once you’ve identified your dosha type and any imbalances, you can begin to choose foods that will restore your innate balance and wellbeing.

 


Redefining Ideal Weight
The most important principle in achieving your ideal weight is to gauge your healthiest state by personal measures, not by comparing yourself to others. We are constantly bombarded with messages from the media about what the human body should look like, and it’s easy to forget that there is no need to create a “new you” in order to solve a weight problem. As long as you are not clinically obese (defined as being 25 percent above normal weight for your height), what you should weigh is really a subjective matter. Your ideal weight is unique to you and your physiology. It cannot be expressed as a three-digit number on an insurance company’s chart. When you feel healthy, energetic, vital, and comfortable with your body, you are at your ideal weight. You are the sole person who can determine this.

Eat to Balance Your Mind-Body Type
Ayurveda teaches that all health-related measures, whether an exercise program, dietary plan or herbal supplement, must be based on an understanding of an individual’s mind-body type, known as a dosha. Your dosha reflects your innate tendencies, including your temperament, metabolism, energy level, learning style, and many other aspects of your body, mind, and emotions. If you don’t know your dosha, you can take the Chopra Center’s Dosha Quiz at
chopra.com/doshaquiz. Once you identify your dosha, you can nurture your inherent wellbeing by making choices to balance your own mind-body type.

The three primary dosha types are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas express themselves through eating in characteristic ways. However, if you are overweight or coping with addictive eating behaviors, there is usually an underlying Vata imbalance. Keep this in mind as you read the descriptions of each of the doshas that follows. Even if your Dosha Quiz indicates that your primary dosha is Pitta or Kapha, pay particular information on the information on Vata eating habits.

Vata
The predominant qualities of Vata are movement and change. If your primary dosha is Vata, you will tend to be always on the go, with an energetic and creative mind. Vatas are naturally thin, with a light frame and characteristic narrow shoulders and hips. They often have prominent joints, veins, and tendons. As long as Vata is in balance, you will be lively and enthusiastic. If excessive stress in your life leads to your Vata force becoming imbalanced, your activity will start to feel out of control. Your mind may race, contributing to anxiety and insomnia.

Irregularity is the hallmark of Vata eating behavior, especially when the dosha is out of balance. Vatas may resolve to follow a structured diet and suddenly become enthusiastic about learning as much as possible about the nutritional benefits of various foods. However, they may just as suddenly feel an extreme craving for something completely different, such as chocolate, cookies, or lasagna. They may also start skipping meals. This “all-or-nothing” behavior can create a sense that life is out of control. If your Vata dosha is out of balance, you may find yourself snacking and popping things into your mouth all day long, which is another manifestation of general anxiety.

Pitta
If you had to choose one word to describe Pitta, it would be intensity. Pitta types enjoy a strong appetite and ability to digest food, information, and experiences. They like challenges and have a sharp intellect and enterprising character. They have a muscular, medium build and are well proportioned. When the Pitta dosha becomes imbalanced, heat begins to rise in the body and mind. Heartburn, ulcers, hypertension, and inflammatory conditions reflect excessive accumulation of Pitta. On the level of the emotions, too much Pitta manifests as irritability and anger.

As in every other area of their lives, Pitta eating is characterized by a need for predictability and order. Most Pitta types like to eat three meals a day and prefer to have those meals at the same time. They may feel ravenously hungry and grouchy if dinner is even half an hour late. When such disruptions occur, the anger that lies just beneath the surface of the Pitta personality is likely to ignite. Many out-of-balance Pittas overeat as an expression of rage; they are literally swallowing their anger. Without being consciously aware of it, they may see habitual overeating as an act of rebellion – an expression of defiance against the world’s injustices.

Kapha
People with a predominance of Kapha in their nature have a solid, powerful build and great physical strength and endurance. They are slow and graceful in action, with a tranquil, relaxed personality and strong retentive memory. When Kapha builds to excess, however, weight gain, fluid retention, and allergies are likely to manifest in the body. Excess Kapha in the mind manifests as resistance to change and stubbornness. People with an excess of Kapha tend to hold on to things, jobs, and relationships long after they are no longer nourishing or necessary.

Kapha types have an innate sensuality and love of eating. If they ignore or deny other sources of pleasure, they can easily become addicted to food. Combining aspects of the Vata binge eater with the Pitta’s demand for three square meals a day, out-of-balance Kaphas can end up eating constantly, both at mealtimes and whenever they see something tempting. Kaphas have an inherent desire to avoid confrontation, both with other people and with emotional issues within themselves. They may use food to suppress or “cover up” their intense emotions, but since this only masks the feelings at their core, they may suffer from depression. They may then enter the vicious cycle of trying to cope with depression by eating even more.

Once you’ve identified your dosha type and any imbalances, you can begin to choose foods that will restore your innate balance and wellbeing. Before we go into detail on the specific recommendations for balancing each dosha, let’s first explore the key Ayurvedic concept of the six tastes, which plays a vital role in balancing all of the doshas.

- See more at: http://www.chopra.com/files/newsletter/Jan13/Health-Jan13.html#sthash.wlt4KUh4.dpuf

Redefining Ideal Weight
The most important principle in achieving your ideal weight is to gauge your healthiest state by personal measures, not by comparing yourself to others. We are constantly bombarded with messages from the media about what the human body should look like, and it’s easy to forget that there is no need to create a “new you” in order to solve a weight problem. As long as you are not clinically obese (defined as being 25 percent above normal weight for your height), what you should weigh is really a subjective matter. Your ideal weight is unique to you and your physiology. It cannot be expressed as a three-digit number on an insurance company’s chart. When you feel healthy, energetic, vital, and comfortable with your body, you are at your ideal weight. You are the sole person who can determine this.

Eat to Balance Your Mind-Body Type
Ayurveda teaches that all health-related measures, whether an exercise program, dietary plan or herbal supplement, must be based on an understanding of an individual’s mind-body type, known as a dosha. Your dosha reflects your innate tendencies, including your temperament, metabolism, energy level, learning style, and many other aspects of your body, mind, and emotions. If you don’t know your dosha, you can take the Chopra Center’s Dosha Quiz at
chopra.com/doshaquiz. Once you identify your dosha, you can nurture your inherent wellbeing by making choices to balance your own mind-body type.

The three primary dosha types are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas express themselves through eating in characteristic ways. However, if you are overweight or coping with addictive eating behaviors, there is usually an underlying Vata imbalance. Keep this in mind as you read the descriptions of each of the doshas that follows. Even if your Dosha Quiz indicates that your primary dosha is Pitta or Kapha, pay particular information on the information on Vata eating habits.

Vata
The predominant qualities of Vata are movement and change. If your primary dosha is Vata, you will tend to be always on the go, with an energetic and creative mind. Vatas are naturally thin, with a light frame and characteristic narrow shoulders and hips. They often have prominent joints, veins, and tendons. As long as Vata is in balance, you will be lively and enthusiastic. If excessive stress in your life leads to your Vata force becoming imbalanced, your activity will start to feel out of control. Your mind may race, contributing to anxiety and insomnia.

Irregularity is the hallmark of Vata eating behavior, especially when the dosha is out of balance. Vatas may resolve to follow a structured diet and suddenly become enthusiastic about learning as much as possible about the nutritional benefits of various foods. However, they may just as suddenly feel an extreme craving for something completely different, such as chocolate, cookies, or lasagna. They may also start skipping meals. This “all-or-nothing” behavior can create a sense that life is out of control. If your Vata dosha is out of balance, you may find yourself snacking and popping things into your mouth all day long, which is another manifestation of general anxiety.

Pitta
If you had to choose one word to describe Pitta, it would be intensity. Pitta types enjoy a strong appetite and ability to digest food, information, and experiences. They like challenges and have a sharp intellect and enterprising character. They have a muscular, medium build and are well proportioned. When the Pitta dosha becomes imbalanced, heat begins to rise in the body and mind. Heartburn, ulcers, hypertension, and inflammatory conditions reflect excessive accumulation of Pitta. On the level of the emotions, too much Pitta manifests as irritability and anger.

As in every other area of their lives, Pitta eating is characterized by a need for predictability and order. Most Pitta types like to eat three meals a day and prefer to have those meals at the same time. They may feel ravenously hungry and grouchy if dinner is even half an hour late. When such disruptions occur, the anger that lies just beneath the surface of the Pitta personality is likely to ignite. Many out-of-balance Pittas overeat as an expression of rage; they are literally swallowing their anger. Without being consciously aware of it, they may see habitual overeating as an act of rebellion – an expression of defiance against the world’s injustices.

Kapha
People with a predominance of Kapha in their nature have a solid, powerful build and great physical strength and endurance. They are slow and graceful in action, with a tranquil, relaxed personality and strong retentive memory. When Kapha builds to excess, however, weight gain, fluid retention, and allergies are likely to manifest in the body. Excess Kapha in the mind manifests as resistance to change and stubbornness. People with an excess of Kapha tend to hold on to things, jobs, and relationships long after they are no longer nourishing or necessary.

Kapha types have an innate sensuality and love of eating. If they ignore or deny other sources of pleasure, they can easily become addicted to food. Combining aspects of the Vata binge eater with the Pitta’s demand for three square meals a day, out-of-balance Kaphas can end up eating constantly, both at mealtimes and whenever they see something tempting. Kaphas have an inherent desire to avoid confrontation, both with other people and with emotional issues within themselves. They may use food to suppress or “cover up” their intense emotions, but since this only masks the feelings at their core, they may suffer from depression. They may then enter the vicious cycle of trying to cope with depression by eating even more.

Once you’ve identified your dosha type and any imbalances, you can begin to choose foods that will restore your innate balance and wellbeing. Before we go into detail on the specific recommendations for balancing each dosha, let’s first explore the key Ayurvedic concept of the six tastes, which plays a vital role in balancing all of the doshas.

- See more at: http://www.chopra.com/files/newsletter/Jan13/Health-Jan13.html#sthash.wlt4KUh4.dpuf

Redefining Ideal Weight
The most important principle in achieving your ideal weight is to gauge your healthiest state by personal measures, not by comparing yourself to others. We are constantly bombarded with messages from the media about what the human body should look like, and it’s easy to forget that there is no need to create a “new you” in order to solve a weight problem. As long as you are not clinically obese (defined as being 25 percent above normal weight for your height), what you should weigh is really a subjective matter. Your ideal weight is unique to you and your physiology. It cannot be expressed as a three-digit number on an insurance company’s chart. When you feel healthy, energetic, vital, and comfortable with your body, you are at your ideal weight. You are the sole person who can determine this.

Eat to Balance Your Mind-Body Type
Ayurveda teaches that all health-related measures, whether an exercise program, dietary plan or herbal supplement, must be based on an understanding of an individual’s mind-body type, known as a dosha. Your dosha reflects your innate tendencies, including your temperament, metabolism, energy level, learning style, and many other aspects of your body, mind, and emotions. If you don’t know your dosha, you can take the Chopra Center’s Dosha Quiz at
chopra.com/doshaquiz. Once you identify your dosha, you can nurture your inherent wellbeing by making choices to balance your own mind-body type.

The three primary dosha types are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas express themselves through eating in characteristic ways. However, if you are overweight or coping with addictive eating behaviors, there is usually an underlying Vata imbalance. Keep this in mind as you read the descriptions of each of the doshas that follows. Even if your Dosha Quiz indicates that your primary dosha is Pitta or Kapha, pay particular information on the information on Vata eating habits.

Vata
The predominant qualities of Vata are movement and change. If your primary dosha is Vata, you will tend to be always on the go, with an energetic and creative mind. Vatas are naturally thin, with a light frame and characteristic narrow shoulders and hips. They often have prominent joints, veins, and tendons. As long as Vata is in balance, you will be lively and enthusiastic. If excessive stress in your life leads to your Vata force becoming imbalanced, your activity will start to feel out of control. Your mind may race, contributing to anxiety and insomnia.

Irregularity is the hallmark of Vata eating behavior, especially when the dosha is out of balance. Vatas may resolve to follow a structured diet and suddenly become enthusiastic about learning as much as possible about the nutritional benefits of various foods. However, they may just as suddenly feel an extreme craving for something completely different, such as chocolate, cookies, or lasagna. They may also start skipping meals. This “all-or-nothing” behavior can create a sense that life is out of control. If your Vata dosha is out of balance, you may find yourself snacking and popping things into your mouth all day long, which is another manifestation of general anxiety.

Pitta
If you had to choose one word to describe Pitta, it would be intensity. Pitta types enjoy a strong appetite and ability to digest food, information, and experiences. They like challenges and have a sharp intellect and enterprising character. They have a muscular, medium build and are well proportioned. When the Pitta dosha becomes imbalanced, heat begins to rise in the body and mind. Heartburn, ulcers, hypertension, and inflammatory conditions reflect excessive accumulation of Pitta. On the level of the emotions, too much Pitta manifests as irritability and anger.

As in every other area of their lives, Pitta eating is characterized by a need for predictability and order. Most Pitta types like to eat three meals a day and prefer to have those meals at the same time. They may feel ravenously hungry and grouchy if dinner is even half an hour late. When such disruptions occur, the anger that lies just beneath the surface of the Pitta personality is likely to ignite. Many out-of-balance Pittas overeat as an expression of rage; they are literally swallowing their anger. Without being consciously aware of it, they may see habitual overeating as an act of rebellion – an expression of defiance against the world’s injustices.

Kapha
People with a predominance of Kapha in their nature have a solid, powerful build and great physical strength and endurance. They are slow and graceful in action, with a tranquil, relaxed personality and strong retentive memory. When Kapha builds to excess, however, weight gain, fluid retention, and allergies are likely to manifest in the body. Excess Kapha in the mind manifests as resistance to change and stubbornness. People with an excess of Kapha tend to hold on to things, jobs, and relationships long after they are no longer nourishing or necessary.

Kapha types have an innate sensuality and love of eating. If they ignore or deny other sources of pleasure, they can easily become addicted to food. Combining aspects of the Vata binge eater with the Pitta’s demand for three square meals a day, out-of-balance Kaphas can end up eating constantly, both at mealtimes and whenever they see something tempting. Kaphas have an inherent desire to avoid confrontation, both with other people and with emotional issues within themselves. They may use food to suppress or “cover up” their intense emotions, but since this only masks the feelings at their core, they may suffer from depression. They may then enter the vicious cycle of trying to cope with depression by eating even more.

Once you’ve identified your dosha type and any imbalances, you can begin to choose foods that will restore your innate balance and wellbeing. Before we go into detail on the specific recommendations for balancing each dosha, let’s first explore the key Ayurvedic concept of the six tastes, which plays a vital role in balancing all of the doshas.

- See more at: http://www.chopra.com/files/newsletter/Jan13/Health-Jan13.html#sthash.wlt4KUh4.dpuf

 

Redefining Ideal Weight
The most important principle in achieving your ideal weight is to gauge your healthiest state by personal measures, not by comparing yourself to