Yoga Practise With Little Control And Regularity In Food Habit Give Tone Body

By Patricia | January 19, 2009
Yoga For A Toned Body

Yoga postures are planned and systematic body movements for health and vitality. If practiced regularly and sincerely with awareness and concentration, it tones up the body and keeps you fit and supple. It is however important that simultaneously a proper diet should be maintained to get the maximum result including a toner body. Food plays an important part in an individual’s overall physical and mental development.

There are some basic principles of eating. You should decide the quality and quantity of food that you will partake, depending on your age, build, lifestyle, and physical activity. You should eat fresh, clean and untreated food in moderation. Eat slowly and eat only 75% of your capacity. Consume a light dinner preferably by 7.30 p.m. and at least two hours before your bedtime. Do not drink water while eating. Try to drink at least two liters of water everyday.

A balanced diet should include different types of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, fats, fibers, green vegetables, and natural food. Your daily diet should include all essential nutrients proportionately

The organs of our body receive nourishment through blood stream. One type of food produces alkaline blood and the other acid. While alkaline blood nourishes the organs such as nerves, glands, bones and so on. Acid blood recharges the body with vitality and energy. Approx. proportion of alkaline and acid blood in our body should be 75% and 25% respectively. Green vegetables, fruits, various kinds of lentils, milk, yoghurt, honey produce alkaline blood. Fish, meat, chicken, eggs, cereals and rice belong to the acid category of food staff.

You don’t have to become a vegetarian to have a toned body. You can eat low fat proteins like lean meat i.e. chicken breast, egg whites, turkey breast, fish and tofu. Avoid cheese and pasta and white bread. You can have brown rice and whole wheat and multi-grained bread.

Low carb vegetables are broccoli, mushroom, squash, green beans, snow peas, leafy green, leek, celery, asparagus, sprouts and herbs, radishes, turnips, carrot, cabbage, okra, eggplant, peppers among others.

Low carb fruits are lemon, papaya, guava, strawberry, melon, watermelon, peach, apples, raspberries, cranberry, blackberry, rhubarb etc. which have low to medium sugar content. Since fruit is sugar, you have to be careful about which fruit you are having. Have whole fruit instead of fruit juice.

Avoid fried, spicy and oily staff, pre-cooked items, tinned food, convenience/fast food and aerated drinks. Avoid food which is acidic, pungent or artificially colored.

In general, be aware of what you are eating and eat what you can digest and assimilate.

With little control and regularity in food habit as well as practice of yoga, having a toned body and maintaining the same will not be difficult. You will also feel healthy and vigorous.

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