DIET and CONSCIOUSNESS
What does your diet have to do with your mind? In Yogic thought, we see the person as a whole: body mind and soul (energy). The mind is made up of the consciousness and the subconscious part. It’s how you see yourself. Let’s start off with exposing the foods that are available; Carbs, Protein and Fats have different building blocks in foods. Carbs can be released into energy very quickly, however the problem is the energy is used instantly (fast release) leading you to feel low on energy soon after you’ve consumed them. Athletes for example will eat a snack full of sugar and carbs to get that energy burst before a run or match.
Fats don’t digest easily, but it gives you longer lasting energy. If you eat Carbs and Fats then the body will use the carbs for energy and store the fats. If you stopped eating carbs and only eat fats and protein then you’ll activate genes to digest fats into long lasting energy. You won’t have the sugar rush and up/down energy levels. In the Keto diet you eat more fats and protein but small portion. The average diet contains a lot of Carbs and people will reach out for a sugar snack to get more energy, however eating fats like olive oil, coconut oils will help curb the sugar cravings and will give you longer lasting energy.
The body and mind are connected, your digestion and absorption of nutrients are related to your thoughts and feelings. What you put in your mouth goes into a pipe and goes out at the other end. If you stretch out the digestive system it’s a pipe one hole at top your mouth and at the other end your anus. To absorb the nutrients into you body from the pipe, the digestive system picks what it wants and the rest gets secreted. It’s about Consciousness - are you building a healthy or a sick body?
The digestive system merely acts to what visions you have and react to what belief you hold.
A lot of people in this world have an issue with feeling a lack of love. It goes back to when you were a child and the programs that you recorded. The programs are usually self sabotaging, feelings of lack of self love, self worth are being stored into the mind and as an adult you act and create the wold that you subconsciously perceive. In my last blog I explained how you can reprogram your subconscious into the life you want. As the Buddha said with the mind you create the world. You can create a healthy body and mind.
It is ultimately up to you if you want to be vegetarian, vegan or which diets to follow. I’m not a keen meat eater and will hardly eat meat, yet when I was pregnant of my first daughter, I dreamt of steak and orange juice. My body was telling me I was low on iron and needed to top up on iron and iron gets better absorbed with vitamin C. Your body is a miracle with its own capacity to self heal, to replenish and rejuvenate as long as we are in tune with our body, nature and to live a life of harmony and health.