Healthy Eating

The first two limbs of the "8 Limbs of Yoga" discuss removing and adding things from our life to bring us more peace and balance. Healthy eating is important in the healing process as we find peace and balance in our lives. The following are few elements you should consider adding in your life based on your needs. 

Morning Routine

Lemon Water

Start your day out with a tall glass of water (2 cups) with a nice squeeze of lemon!  This will rejuvenate your body and prepare it for the day. Wait 15-20 minutes before drinking or eating anything else. 

Continue drinking lemon water throughout the day.  This will help keep you hydrated and lemon helps suppress the appetite when you have a craving for unhealthy foods.  Limes can also be used. 


Have a healthy smoothie for breakfast for a late morning meal. What you put in your smoothie will depend on what you are trying to accomplish.  Here is one of my favorite smoothies: 

Chia Pudding

Whether you are maintaining your health or trying to lose weight, it's important to include fiber, protein and fats in your food choices. 

A one-ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:

You can soak them overnight in water and eat them with apple sauce or another fruit.  Or you can make this delicious chocolate chia pudding recipe.

Daily 3 "Must Eat" Items




Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood

Recommend getting dietary proteins sources:


Do not be afraid of fats.  A dietitian recently told me that eliminating healthy fats out of your diet to lose weight is "old school" way of thinking.  "They disproved that years ago," she says.  

If you are wanting to stay healthy and/or lose weight, you need to include fats in your diet.  Around all your cells in the body, it's made up of 50% protein and 50% fat.  

Some foods are best eaten raw, such as avocados and chia seeds. Some are best as oils. While others, like fish, should be broiled, grilled, or steamed. 


Avocados, Eggs, Walnuts & Other Tree Nuts (almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts and numerous others), Dark Chocolate, Coconut & Coconut Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Fatty Fish (salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and herring), Cheese, Chia Seeds, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Full-Fat Yogurt.

Intermittent Fasting & Insulin Resistance

Dr. Jason Fung: Fasting as a Therapeutic Option for Weight Loss

Dr. Benjamin Bikman: 'Insulin vs. Glucagon: The relevance of dietary protein'

Here is another video from Dr. Benjamin Bikman.  This speech was given in a religious context at Brigham Young University, and helps the listener understand the importance of insuling, healthy eating and religious piate. The Plagues of Prosperity