3 things to think when you eat

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Ladies and gentlemen,

I have recently discovered something amazing I want to share with you. Since I am practicing it, I am much less tempted over crap food with no effort.

You now know WHAT to eat but do you know HOW?

Our scientific society is now expert in knowing what we should eat, how many calories everything contains, what makes you fat, what gives you energy, what gives you high cholesterol level etc. These scientific findings are great…

BUT do we only know HOW we should eat? Most of us eat in noisy environment, talking, watching TV, for some people reading a book or else. We are not paying attention to what we are eating and this is contributing to our starvings and cravings…

If we change our attitude towards nutrition, we don’t need to do a diet. This is what Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, a great spiritual man, is teaching and, beyond the curiosity that this man is emanating, I firmly believe in it, because it sounds SO logical…

The 3 main things to do are:

  1. Be grateful to the Universe, God or the creator as you wish, to let us eat ! Thinking about many people starving in the world. We are so lucky!
  2. Concentrate on your food, sensation and feelings. What it is that you are introducing in your body? Think where it comes from, how long did this vegetable took to grow? Where did it grow? How this meat came into your plate, how long did the nature took to create this food for you.
  3. Think about all the good things this food will do to your body. All the vitamins, the benefits that they will provide you (even if you have no clue of what it is).

This is quite simple, but in practice, VERY hard to do. For that, you must be in a very calm atmosphere, do not talk, or if you talk, make a break in your eating.

This is a very short summary of his concept but if you are interested, you can read his book: The Yoga of Nutrition

That teaching is also very much linked with a book I’m reading now: Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

This book has been written by a lovely German student, Giulia Enders, who explains in a very fun way (breaking the taboos) how our inside body works (poo and all..), and how our intestines are linked to our behaviour/mood, it is our second brain. But she also confirms that having any kind of stress while eating is sooooo bad for you.

Let me know if you have any comment on that!!

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Merry Christmas and enjoy the nice food!

Galette des rois photoFor these Christmas festivities, personally I do not do any diet. Except in the morning where I always eat my bread, my butter and my cheese… And I still have some strict rules: no sugar in the coffee and no sweet before snack time…

But let’s enjoy some nice meals with no frustrations and do the starter diet in January!!!

Here in France we have the tradition of the “Galette des rois” on the first Sunday of January and I will not miss that either!

Have a look at the Galette des rois recipe in English.

Enjoy your end of the year celebrations all!