BMI Classification: Very Severely Underweight - less than 16 Severely Underweight - 16-17 Underweight - 17 - 18.5 Normal - 18.5-25 Overweight - 25 - 30 Obese Class I - 30 - 35 Obese Class II - 35 - 40 Obese Class III - more than 40
Tip of the Day: Eat 1/2 teaspoonful flax seeds (Alsi bhej) early in the morning on an empty stomach to lower the levels of Cholesterol (or LDL).
Exersice of the Day: Men or women having pot belly not having time for workout practise Kapalbhati pranayama to get flat, toned tummy.
Work on your emotional health – it is just as important if not more so, than your physical health
Avoid alcohol – it is a depressant that effects your entire nervous system
Stretch when you wake up
Balance your blood sugar by eating small meals often – this avoids huge energy
Rely on whole foods for your nutrition rather than supplements
Breathe deeply as often as you can
Eat more nuts and seeds – walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and pepitas
Think more about what you can ADD to your diet first rather than focusing on what you want to take away – this will minimise feelings of deprivation
Eat as early in the evening as possible and leave at least 2 full hours after eating before going to sleep
Park as far away from the shops as you can so you exercise incidentally
Avoid drinking large amounts of water or other fluid when you eat – it dilutes and hinders the digestion process
Use your food as medicine
Avoid having electrical wires or mobile phones near your bed.
Take time to stop, slow down and breathe several times throughout your day
Get direct sunlight on your body every day if you can
Learn how to breathe correctly, using your entire body for more energy, focus and clarity of thought
Avoid fizzy drinks of all kinds – they contain phosphorus which depletes our calcium levels and makes our bodies acidic
Minimise or remove completely toxic relationships from your life and mind
Move toward self-love and give attention often to your relationship with yourself
Ask your yourself, honestly, what it would take to change some destructive habits in your life
When eating anything, slow down and chew each mouthful thoroughly for the best digestion and assimilation possible
When eating, eat what your body tells you it wants
When eating, eat only when you are hungry
When eating, stop when you’ve had just enough
Learn to listen to the signs, signals and symptoms your body gives you every day
Read,sing and dance as often as you can, it feeds your mind and soul.
Do exercise regularly that opens and lengthens your body rather than repetitive movements that contract and constrict your muscles
Eat breakfast every day
Choose steaming over frying.
Make movement part of your relationship – a daily walk with your partner deepens your connection and strengthens your body.
Try wheatgrass shots the next time you need a pick-me-up
Eat chillies – they stimulate the release of feel-good endorphins in the brain.
Drink a glass of warm water with half a lemon squeezed into every morning, first thing – it cleanses and stimulates your body
Don’t donate money, donate your time instead – you’ll get far more internal reward this way
Laugh, as much, as loudly and as often as you can
Cry when you need to, it releases stress
Look for natural remedies before pharmaceutical ones – they have no side effects and are extremely effective.
Eat sprouts, lots of them!
Choose to educate yourself about your incredible body
Use physical barriers like hats and long-sleeve shirts for sun protection rather than chemical barriers like sunscreen
Choose movement that stimulates the body and the mind (rather than just the mind)
Seek out a health practitioner who listens and makes you feel good about your body
Seek out a health practitioner who’s ultimate goal is for you to become your own doctor
Acknowledge and celebrate your body often – it does amazing things every moment of every day
Always, always remember, everything in moderation, including moderation! Grin