22
Jan
2019
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Second Trimester Yoga practice

The second trimester is often the easiest stage, when women start to feel less tired.

Yogis change their whole attitude towards practice as they start to create space ,respect their limitations and accept changes in energy levels.New yoginis will find prenatal yoga very soothing at this stage.

The second trimester requires modifications to stance,creating room for the belly by separating the feet (uttanasana and chair pose),thus providing extra stability.

Balancing poses such as tree pose, eagle pose and dancer pose can be done next to a wall for safety and security.

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17
Oct
2018
0

Vegan salad

It has been a while since I have not posted any of my recipes. I wanted to start with a vegan dish in order to pinpoint the importance of going vegan once per day or per week to cleanse the body.

Needless to say that your veggies should be organic to benefit from their vitamins and minerals without pesticides poisoning your system.

Ingredients:

organic white beans

organic zucchini

organic tomatoes

cumin

olive oil

himalayan salt

lemon juice

Soak your beans overnight with 1/2 tsp of baking soda

Boil twice by changing the water to limit bloating.

Cut zucchinis in thin slices and grill

Mix lemon juice,cumin,salt and olive oil with your beans

and serve!

18
Feb
2018
0

Food addiction

A lot of concerns evolve around food;more specifically our relationship with food.Eating too little or overeating is very common. This fear of weight gain has changed the way we perceive hunger and satiety.

Mindful eating has become crucial for a healthy relationship with food. Social media and magazines has influenced the way we react to certain foods. Adds are programmed through neuromarketing strategies to hit brain areas in relation to addiction when it comes to promoting sweets and junk food.

The sole fact of eating a meal has become so complex.A lot of factors come into play such as family history,social background,food preferences,fear of weight gain,body image,peer pressure hence emotional eating and eating disorders.

Obesity has become an epidemic because eating is supposed to nurture the body when its energy stores are depleted however eating is today associated with emotions and cravings.

Our body is programmed to maintain its ideal body weight in the sense that it is more of a stable body weight with a plus or minus 2 kilos margin within a year. Diets have led people to eat even when they are not hungry by fear of feeling hungry. Respecting our body’s own signals is vital for our overall wellbeing. Food restriction is bad for the mind and body,eating when hungry and stopping when full is part of mindful eating which has become very popular due to extreme dieting and bad eating habits which lead to ignoring satiety and hunger sensations.

 

15
Feb
2018
0

Pregnancy Nutrition

Pregnancy is a critical phase in a women’s life, it is the only phase when a women uses the full capacity of her body to nurture and create another human being. She will be using all her vitamins and minerals to help create a healthy baby. Eating healthy and wholesome is very important to avoid nutrients deficiencies in moms to be specially during the second and third trimesters for a healthy development of the fetus.

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4
Feb
2018
0

Beetroot and kale

As part of a clean eating diet, eating local,organic and wholesome ingredients is of paramount importance as a preventive approach for wellness and good health.

Pick seasonal ,organic and local fruits and vegetables. Go for organic cheese and meat products. Here is a winter salad made of fresh and nutritious ingredients.

Ingredients:

Kale

Beetroot

Zucchini

Organic feta

Pine nuts

Basil

Tips:

>I always mix Kale with virgin olive oil to make it soft.

>It is better to toast pine nuts to give a nutty flavor to the salad.

 

 

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