Eating consciously is a way of opening one’s heart to God. It is a way to feel the Divine presence.
8:00 – Liver Cleanse and I just realized I can have brown rice and quinoa today!!! So, I have been testing my PH levels lately to find out what body type I am. I usually get a 6.5, which is normal, however on the acidic side. The book Conscious Eating by Gabriel Cousens discusses what it means to have an acidic versus an alkaline body. What I read just made so many more connections to my digestion problems. A person with an acidic body is considered to be a fast oxidizer. Fast oxidizers have a metabolism that burns glucose to quickly. Fast oxidizers need approximately “50-55% protein, 30-35% carbohydrate, and 20-25% fat” and yes, we can get all the protein we need from fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. (what I am saying is you don’t need meat to do this!) Fast oxidizers need to eat less carbs and also need to minimize foods that are high on the glycemic index. I pretty much cut out everything on that list by getting rid of dairy and gluten.That is probably why I lost so much weight. My body was struggling to metabolize the carbs and now it doesn’t have to work so hard. There is an app for your iphones/ipads or you can also go to the glycemic index and type in any food there to find out where it belongs.
12:00 – What lunch already? I guess I was just yacking it up on my blog today. I am in such a giddy mood today… I wonder if it’s because I can eat more… Lunch was awesome today. Of course it was, because I had beans… Ooops… my love for beans goes beyond all measure. We have had a serious love affair for quite some time. Those damn chickpeas tricked me. Damn you chickpea… damn you… I guess I can pretend they are “peas”. Regardless, I am going to share an amazing recipe with you… There is this restaurant right next door called Open City that makes the same thing and I am lucky I know someone who works there… got the inside scoop. 🙂
Tofu Scramble (minus the tofu for right now)
You will need to stir fry some chickpeas with about 2 Tbs of EVOO and 2 Tbs of water.
Throw in a head of broccoli cut up into small pieces. small…
add about 2 garlic cloves
Once those babies are stir fried turn your heat down a little and throw in 2 Tbs of lemon juice and add about 2-3 Tbs of Tahini.
Walla… delicious! You can cut up potatoes and add them into the stir fry and it will be, like I said amazing…
Okay, it’s time to stop procrastinating and get my yoga on!
2:00 – Yoga – Honest moment… my arms/shoulders are so freaking sore from all the intense yoga I have been doing. I decided to take it a little easy today and do Happy Shoulders with Kathryn Budig on Yogaglo. It felt so good to stretch out my muscles. I also did Reclined and Seated Postures by Jo Tastula
3:00 – Meditation – Today’s Centering Thought “I am perfection. I am healthy. I am strong.” The mantra was So hum meaning I am. Today Deepak talks about loving ourselves completely. What do you love about yourself? What have you done has your body done for you over the years and what does your body need right now. Well, what my body needed was not another intense yoga workout. This week has been all about taking care of myself, so I listened. How often do I not? That is the question…
4:30 – Today I am subbing at Yoga District.
8:45 – Just got home and grabbing some food, stir fry veggies. I realize I could have grains, but didn’t today??? I was so excited for what? at 9:00 I will be chatting with Itto, my friend from Japan. So, I will say good night now.
some parting thoughts…
How do you love yourself? What does your body need right now?