Eating is an integral part of our human health. We all know the proverb, ‘You are what you eat.’
There are so many aspects to diet and nutrition: Food source, food choice, routine, hydration, and much more.
This short blog post deals with amount.
According to the yogi, when we complete a meal, the stomach should be:
(1) 1/2 full of food;
(2) 1/4 full of liquid;
(3) 1/4 empty, i.e. air.
Obviously step 3 is the hardest one!
But think what happens when you overfill your washing machine. Then it can hardly turn and swoosh the clothes around. There is no space for the machine to work.
Same is the case with our beloved belly! It needs space. So point #3 is quite important. When you get the hang of it – let me know. Because I am in a chronic state of non-compliance!
The other thing is to try and hydrate before your meal, and when eating, then only eat, don’t drink. Drinking fluids when eating dilutes – or even washes away – the digestive enzymes in the saliva.
Like everything else, our style of eating should be done in a systematic way. Then we can better enjoy those savory treats!