How you eat is as important as what you eat!

By HealthSignz | Published: April 5th, 2016

Here are a few healthy eating suggestions followed by a list of unhealthy habits that you need to avoid:

Healthy Eating Habits:

Pick foods per the season & your constitution 

  • Each of us has a specific body type, which is why you should eat only those foods that nourish your doshas. 
  • Avoid incompatible food combinations.

Know when you are thirsty & hungry

  • Don’t drink until you feel thirsty and don’t eat unless you feel hungry. 
  • Doing either one instead of what your body needs is unhealthy. 
  • Drinking liquids dissolves the digestive enzymes and reduces your gastric power when you are hungry and not thirsty.

Good food habits

  • When you eat, sit – don’t stand. Don’t read, watch TV or talk too much. Focus only on the food that is on your plate.
  • Chew your food well as this stimulates the digestive enzymes in the mouth to work well. Don’t gobble your food. Eat at a moderate pace. 
  • Fill 1/3 of your stomach with water, 1/3 with food and leave 1/3 empty.
  • Avoid snacking between meals, emotional eating and overeating.

Unhealthy Eating Habits to Avoid:

  • Don’t drink iced drinks or fruit juice or eat fruits during meals. Sip a little warm water between mouthfuls of food.
  • Don’t overeat. It expands the stomach and also creates toxins in the digestive tract.
  • Don’t drink too much water, or no water, during a meal. 
  • Don’t eat too soon after a full meal.
  • Don’t eat at the wrong time of day – either too early or too late.
  • Don’t eat food that is too heavy food or too little light. 
    How you eat is as important as what you eat!


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