Road to a Nutritious plate: Eating right should not be a rocket science

These days I am enjoying looking at last 15 years of my life on digital photo frame on my kitchen counter. This frame connects to our network with all the pictures we have taken since our first digital camera.

I enjoy watching it while cooking and doing dishes. I love looking at the pictures of my girls in cute outfits in some funny poses at thier soccer, ballet, homecoming, prom, graduation, They have grown up now; are in college and in high school. It brings good memories of those days when they were growing up. It gives me happiness and makes me sad at the same time.Looking at myself in those pictures, One consistent theme stands out; I look  dazed, sleep deprived, tired and lost. These are my pictures in my early thirties; something didn’t seem right. I don’t seem to be usual self the way I am today at the age of 50; full of energy and vibrance. Today, I have sparkle in my eyes and I  am hopeful for tomorrow. I wonder what was wrong with me then?

One consistent reason pops up.The Food. The food I was eating; I was not eating right; food choices I made, genetically modified, over processed, frozen with preservative and pesticides. During the process of settling down in US, I adopted lots of quick life style, thinking that it’s part of survival and it’s part of lifestyle. I was starting my new career, my job was very hectic,kids were young, the day was full of thier day care issues, school pickups drop-offs, thier extra curricular activities and other needs.It was part of my transition to a new lifestyle!!!! I ate whatever seemed easily available in the grocery stores and could be put together in a meal with least efforts including tons of fast food. I rarely worked out. As a result, I had very poor metabolism and rarely had sound sleep.

Coming from a country that does not have refrigerators or microwaves as necessities, I always ate fresh food and I also  ate with great enthusiasm with least rush and multitasking and also ate with lots of social interaction. Things changed as I moved to a new country  and adopted its new culture with a new lifestyle.

It had been a long journey; about 10 years,  to understand myself and what’s wrong with me and my health. Food had been a culprit. Realization of what’s wrong with the food in the grocery stores, understanding the food and agriculture landscape, political and social aspect of food had been an expedition. It had been a constant quest to know what is the right food to eat, how to eat and what is the best strategy to keep my optimum weight. Becoming aware of my surroundings and my own inner self and learning  about my true nature has been really helpful in reclaiming my health and happiness.

My search has unveiled lots of social, economical and cultural issues that stands between a common man and his eating choices of a nutritious meal on his our plate.

I have a mission to accomplish to make common man aware of this. Eating right shoulds not require a college degree. A common man should be able to eat right with no effort. It’s basics of life. All these learning has influenced  and is incorporated in Mindful Living Club philosophy. I have wasted best years of my life suffering due to poor eating choices and an unhealthy lifestyle. People don’t have to go through this journey at the expense of thier family life and personal time. As true in every capitalist world, There is no-one governing and watching those grocery store aisle or restaurants for the benefit of common people. People have to realize that they have to take charge of thier own health by becoming more savvy and aware of thier surroundings and by making necessary lifestyle changes.

It would be my great pleasure to be your guide in this journey. Come, join Mindful living club and let me create pathways of health for you.

 

 

Mindful Living Club: Get Lean , Stay Lean Program

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

Mindful Living club promotes and guides people to practice healthy lifestyle in regards to their food and nutritional needs. It facilitates a holistic routine that connects them  with thier “True Self” and gives them happiness. Just becoming aware  and mindful of our surroundings makes us live in the moment and enjoy what we have today completely.

Close Communities are vanishing from our culture. Joining the club will help you find a close community that will be your guide in tough times and provide you with a holistic & mindful solutions to your needs.

Mindful living club’s ” Get lean, Stay Lean” programs help people bringing happiness to them through food and nutrition and breaking away from poor lifestyle practices including eating habits and live life completely, manage their health conditions and pursue their dreams and life fully.

Mindful Living club philosophy is Inspired & adapted from the following sources. I have a great respect and admiration for the people listed here. They are people of courage and great character who are influencing the society in a positive way. I will never be able to write enough to praise them. They are living example of what they preach and need no introduction and praise. Reading their thoughts and idea and incorporating them as part of my lifestyle has changed my life and motivated me to reach out and help others to achieve their goals:

  • Haylie Pomroy’s Fast Metabolism Diet program (FMD): “As we grow older, we lose the “Burn” “ Fire/Agni to digest our food. This program will reignite that fire in your body. Many people follow low-calorie diets, which make your body move to starvation mode and stubbornly hold on to weight. This program will kick you out of this habit and give it permission to have abundance of food” Haylie Pomroy FMD
  • Michael Pollan’s Food Rules –What to Eat – Food Journalist ;Food Rules What to Eat
  • Berkeley Food Institute “Edible 101” Berkeley Food Institute “Edible 101”
  • Maharishi (Saint) Vagbhad’s Ayurvedic philosophy of “Kitchen as your Pharmacy“ He was one of the most influential classical writers of Ayurveda., a disciple of Charaka. He wrote 7000 sutra. 85% of diseases can be cured without a doctor; only 15% of diseases require a doctor.Maharishi (Saint) Vagbhad’s Ayurvedic philosophy of “Kitchen as your Pharmacy“
  • Deepak Chopra (All his famous books on Natural healing” including Seven Laws of Spiritual Success) Deepak Chopra’s ” Seven Laws of Spiritual success”
    �Arkaya yoga philosophy and routine of rebooting and resetting the body