There is one simple action that you can take to detox your body and maintain your ideal body weight with ease.
Yep. That’s it – the best detox diet you’ll ever do.
Regular practice of yoga will solve all of your weight and toxic body issues.
Here’s how it works.
Practicing yoga is about paying attention to the breath.
The breath is the bridge between the mind and the body.
When you are aware and conscious of your breath, you are able to tune into the subtle signals of your body.
And when you tune into the subtle signals of your body, you can hear what your body really needs and you can immediately feel the affects of what you put into your body.
In this way, using conscious awareness of the breath, yoga practice trains you to get out of the mind, and down into the body. It trains you to eat according to your internal signals, not the external commands of diets and magazines and well-meaning friends.
Instead of avoiding foods because you think you shouldn’t eat them, you choose not to eat them because they just don’t feel right to you.
Instead of eating foods because you think you should eat them, you eat them because they feel good.
And when you avoid foods that feel bad and eat foods that feel good, excess weight falls away and your body naturally cleanses itself.
It truly is that simple.
Learn to listen to your body, learn to hear what it’s truly saying, and you will never, ever have to diet again.
Want proof? Take another look at that photo above. That’s a no-diet ever 33 year old body – and all thanks to yoga.
But be warned. There are some side affects to being in-tune with your body.
You won’t be able to consume excessive amounts of alcohol anymore because even while you’re drinking that fourth glass of wine or third martini, you can taste how toxic it is and you just won’t enjoy it anymore.
Your favourite comfort foods just won’t be satisfying anymore. Oh you’ll buy the Tim Tams, the Moro bars or the orange chocolate chip ice-cream, but when it comes to eating it, it just doesn’t taste good. You might manage a bite or two, and even enjoy it, but the “I’ve had enough” signal is so strong, it’s impossible to override it and overeat.
You’ll start craving greens. And fruit. And legumes. Not because they’re “good for you”, but because they taste and feel so damn good when you eat them. You’ll struggle to eat pizza and burgers and pastries because they make you feel sick.
You may even struggle to keep weight on and have to find high-fat foods that your body likes in order to maintain a healthy weight – options like avocado, nuts, cheese and even butter. Yes, butter tastes better! Imagine that – struggling with maintaining a high-enough weight instead of a low-enough weight!
Being in-tune with your body in this way changes what you put into it so you’re less likely to poison it with toxic food choices. But yoga also helps your organs to function at their maximum capacity, meaning that you become far more efficient at eliminating toxins as well. Your body is able to extract higher levels of nutrition from the food you consume and you’ll find that this means you need to eat less. Your appetite naturally diminishes.
With all of this going on… you don’t even have to think about your weight. The ideal weight just happens naturally for you.
And it’s not just that yoga will give you a great body, it’s also that yoga will give you a body you love – because sometimes these are two different things. Sometimes we have to learn to love our bodies just as they are right here and now first. Then, from this starting point, we find that our body naturally evolves in the best possible expression of who we are because we listen to what we need to eat and when we need to eat.
Some of us will end up curvy earth goddesses. Others will be lean, strong fire goddesses. And yet others will be lithe water goddesses, or dainty air goddesses. Connecting to what you need to eat based on who YOU are through yoga allows the diversity of female (and male) beauty to shine forth as it is, not as it is supposed to be.
So ditch the diet for good. Start practicing yoga. Eat what feels right. And let your inner Goddess shine forth naturally.
This article has been included in Body and Fitness Blog’s Carnival of All things Weight Loss.
It’s also been included in Weight Master’s Weight Management and Fitness Forum.
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