“You said that you practice Ayurveda. What is Ayurveda, how do I find my body type/Dosha, and how do I eat for it?” There are certain aspects of Ayurveda that I practice and use. The definition of Ayurveda is, “The traditional Hindu system of medicine, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing”. You can read an article here, or read this book here.
“What are some Ayurveda books/sites that helped you find out how to best for your body type?” Besides the website and book mentioned above, you can take online quizzes to better understand your Dosha (body/mind type).
“Are there certain foods you avoid?” I avoid cold smoothies (kills digestive fire) and when I make then, I make sure they’re room temperature. It definitely took me awhile to get used to this because I used to only drink ice cold water and smoothies!
“How many times do you let yourself have a cheat meal? What would be your cheat meal?” I have 2 “flex” meals/desserts a week (those are one-off meals, not entire days – way too much inflammation in the body when you do that – I also prefer to call it a “flex” meal instead of “cheat” because it’s all about being flexible for a lifelong healthy approach). I keep healthy food and what nourishes my body at the forefront of my mind because I want to make sure that my body is getting the nutrients that it needs, but I have no problem enjoying a great dessert or some pizza here and there.
“Do you snack throughout the day?” Snacking isn’t the best for digestion, as it typically takes 4 hours for a meal to completely digest. That being said, sometimes I am hungry before it’s been 4 hours, so if I snack it’s usually some type of fruit like berries or an apple with raw crunchy almond butter, etc.
“Where is your essential oils diffuser from?” Vitruvi