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.
STAGE OF DISEASE 0 - POTENTIAL CAUSEPotential 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.
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FAVOR HERBS WITH THESE MEDICINAL PROPERTIESIngredient and herbs each have unique effects on the various organs of your body. Herbalists study these effects and categorize them, so it is easy to identify which foods and herbs are most helpful for your unique body type. Click on the medicinal properties below to learn more about them, and to figure out which recipes, ingredients and products will be a good match for you. Individual results will vary depending upon the root cause of your imbalance. The following medicinal properties are useful for a general case of 'Weigh myself daily'. You must independently verify whether these medicinal properties address the root causes of your case of Weigh myself daily.
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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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