I had mentioned about my new diet in one of my earlier posts. I am currently following the Diet recommended by an organisation named “Natural Lifestyle” .
I read all about the founder Shri Acharya Mohan Gupta and his Gurus. Watched a lot of videos on their youtube channel. I got convinced to follow the diet prescribed by him.
The diet recommends Intermittent fasting for 16 hours every day. Most of the food is eaten raw and only one meal during the whole day comprises of cooked food.
The diet is based on the belief that ” One who eats once a day is a Yogi, who eats twice a day is a Bhogi and who eats thrice a day is a Rogi “
In the above statement the food that is eaten is food that is cooked.
The aim is to eat just one cooked meal in a day and Raw food / juice during the other meal times.
This diet helps in cleansing the body and to treat diseases.
Here is my diet on any normal day :
Pre-Breakfast : 8 am – one glass of Ash gourd juice
Breakfast : 10am – A plateful of Raw vegetables with a few slices of coconut
Lunch : 1-2pm – 3 Composite Rotis with lots of vegetable curry
Dinner : 6-7pm – A plateful of fruits (any one type of fruit) with a few slices of raw coconut
This has been my diet for the last 5 months.
I do cheat once in a while and eat a little bit of regular food like rice with curry or vegetable fried rice or breakfasts like upma , dosa and junk food like noodles too 🙂
I have lost a lot of weight after following this diet. My family and colleagues do comment on my appearance but I am happy as long as i am healthy.
I am able to carry out simple tasks like cooking , going to work and spend some time in my garden. Not doing much physical work .
So far so good.
It is a bit cumbersome to follow this diet as my diet is different from the diet of family and this requires more cooking time. Hubby and I plan our meals and so we are comfortable.
Very difficult to control the senses of taste and smell :). There are times when I feel, what is life if I am unable to eat all that I would like to. But I console myself that i have to do anything and everything to stay alive and this keeps me motivated to continue this diet 🙂