WEIGH MYSELF DAILY
WHAT DOES IT DO TO YOU? HOW CAN YOU MINIMIZE NEGATIVE EFFECTS?
Are you prone to a problem with 'Weigh myself daily'?
Daily weighing reduces you to a number. When you spend time focusing on external numbers on the scale or BMI chart, you lose the chance to engage with your body and learn from your physical sensations. Instead, the number becomes more important than how you feel. Ayurveda teaches you to listen to your body, instead of numbers, to determine your health.
Daily weight is also ineffective because the body is always changing, depending on the time of day, season, and even stage of life. An appropriate weight for a baby or teenager is far different than an appropriate weight for an adult. Similarly, your body is likely to hold onto more weight during the chilly winter months than it is in the warm summertime months. And, if caught in the cycle of frequent weighing, you have probably noticed that weight even fluctuates throughout the day: your weight in the morning on an empty stomach looks quite different from your evening weight, after digesting a day's worth of food, activities, and experiences. For these reasons, weighing yourself each day can be confusing and unhelpful.
If you are caught in a pattern of daily weighing, ask yourself how much power you are giving to the number on the scale. Does it determine your mood for the day, the clothes you'll wear, the confidence you'll exude? Daily weighing can cause a feeling of shame that is unproductive and can negatively impact your emotions, eating habits, and well-being. Consider giving up your scale or, if this is too difficult, try weighing yourself at most once a week. Find other ways to appreciate and love your body; treat it like it's your best friend. Saying affirmations and taking time each day to notice something positive about your body is useful when trying to overcoming the impulse to weigh daily.
If you believe you have a weight problem, you may be tempted to justify daily weighing by saying you need to be "monitored." But, this is ultimately an ineffective strategy for modifying your eating behaviors and does not address the emotional and physical factors that may be causing you to gain weight. Instead, focus on understanding the physical and emotional imbalances in your body to find a healthier weight. For more tips, check out our Ayurvedic diet for weight loss and our pages on feeling overweight.
DIET FOR IMBALANCES RELATED TO 'WEIGH MYSELF DAILY'
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DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body.
WHAT IMBALANCES CAN IT CAUSE?
AGGRAVATES THESE DOSHAS & QUALITIES 'Weigh myself daily' is likely to aggravate the following doshas and qualities. If you have a systemic imbalance of one of these doshas or qualities,
Ayurveda would generally recommend removing, substitute or lessen the frequency of 'Weigh myself daily'.
Imbalance AccumulatesImproper food and lifestyle causes balances to accumulate. Ayurveda shows you exactly which doshas and qualities will accumulate in your body. Once these doshas and qualities accumulate too much, they will begin to cause disease. You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or quality by removing things that aggravate it from your diet and lifestyle.
ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE 0WEIGH MYSELF DAILY IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE 0 - POTENTIAL CAUSE
Potential causes increase and disturb your imbalanced doshas and qualities, causing them to accumulate and spiral out of control. For example, if you're overheated and eat a chili pepper, heat may become excessive and cause disease. As a dosha or quality accumulates in your body according to your dietary and lifestyle habits, it is more and more likely to cause disease. You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or quality in two ways, by removing, or lessening the frequency of aggravating causes from your diet and lifestyle, as well as by favoring balancing diet and lifestyle practices. For example, try eating something as cool as a cucumber when you're overheated, instead of a chili pepper.
REDUCE THESE RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITSThe following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Weigh myself daily'. See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.
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HOW AYURVEDA WORKSARE YOU WONDERING HOW AYURVEDA CAN HELP YOU?
WHY IS AYURVEDA THE RIGHT SOLUTION?Ayurveda strengthens the body, in addition to addressing the disorder. It take a holistic, systemic approach, instead of myopically focusing on the disorder in question. Ayurveda shows a person how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them using materials from home, so they can optimize their health on a continual basis. You can't take the doctor home with you, but you can take Ayurveda home with you. Ayurveda is the most advanced and easy to use home system for self healing with an exceptional focus on digestion.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA WORK?Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type, which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths). It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders. Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder. It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of gunas / qualities. For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc. This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.
On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalances (gunas). By eating an optimal diet that balances your gunas, your whole body is strengthened and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies - such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance your healing.
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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