40 Days to Enlightened Eating: Journey to Optimal Weight, Health, Energy, and Vitality

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Balboa Press, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 333 pages
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Reinvent yourself... Combine the time tested wisdom of sister sciences Yoga and Ayurveda to reinvigorate your metabolism, optimize your weight, awaken your energy and enliven your spirit.

Uncover your ideal blueprint. By changing your eating alone, you can change your life. Modern culture has lost touch with the way we were designed to eat. The result is weight gain, sluggish energy, and compromised health. The mind is clouded and the spirit is dull. When it comes to eating and food, the ancient knowledge and common sense behind Yoga and Ayurveda is needed now more than ever. Rediscovering this wisdom alone can transform the body, mind and spirit in just 40 days.

There will be no counting calories, fat, carbs, or points. This enlightened way of eating did not originate in Beverly Hills or South Beach, but from long ago and far away. These forty days aren't only about losing weight but about gaining health, energy, and vitality. Many eating plans cause weight loss at the expense of energy and health. This plan is different. This plan is developed to lighten not only your body but the mind and spirit too. Optimal weight, health, energy, and vitality are the natural by-product of eating in the way we were designed to eat. Each day is a chapter in the book. Each chapter is one step forward on the journey to transformation. The next forty days will detoxify the system and reset your cravings, appetite, metabolism, and eating patterns. Forty days is the spiritually prescribed time period needed to reconstruct habits and forge lasting change. Watch your metabolism ignite, your moods lift, your energy surge, and your spirits soar. Your optimal self is there waiting for you at the end of the forty days!
 

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Contents

Beginners Mind
1
A Clean SlatePutting Beginners Mind into Action
6
Setting Intentions
17
TapasThe Fire of Transformation
25
Food and the Body
30
You Really Are What You Eat
38
What is Your Eating Style?
41
SamscarasSelfsabotaging Eating Patterns
50
The Middle Way
222
Practice and All is Coming
229
Pratyahara
233
Eating with Balance
238
Eating with Witness Consciousness
245
Eating Mindfully
251
Hara Hachi Bu
259
Eating and the Spirit
265

Exercise Samscaras
60
Can Yoga Help Me Lose Weight?
67
Enlightened Eating OUT
81
Its Not How Much You Eat as Much as What Youre Eating
90
Starting Over
96
The 3 Gunas ofEating
101
What is Your Dosha? Determining Your Ayurvedic Constitutional Type
110
Diet by Dosha
122
Yoga by Dosha
131
The Six Tastes
141
Enhancing the Metabolism
148
Prana and Food
162
Optimizing Lifeforce
170
SelfCare
177
SelfSabotage
185
Youthing Instead of Aging The Secrets to Youthfulness Longevity and Vitality
192
Eating and the Mind
198
Irrational Fear of Sweet Salt Fat Carbohydrates and Dairy
199
Eating and Emotions Emotions and Eating
211
The Present Moment
218
Alignment
266
Spiritual Nutrition
272
Eating with Love
278
Feeding the Spirit
285
Food as Medicine Medicine as Food
291
Transformation
301
Enlightenment
307
New Beginning
311
Suggested Grocery List
313
Enlightened Eating Approved Products
318
Appendix 3
319
Enlightened Recipe Index
320
Enlightened Food Resources
322
Daily Food Journal
323
Frequently Asked Questions
324
Greatest Insights Over the 40 Days
326
Appendix 9
329
References
332
In Dedication and Appreciation
335
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Elise Cantrell is a professional yoga instructor and studio owner in Kohler, Wisconsin. She holds a master's degree in education from the University of South Carolina. She completed her yoga certification at White Lotus Institute and has received advanced teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Elise is also a certified Ayurvedic lifestyle counselor through the American Institute of Vedic Studies. Elise regularly teaches a six-week course called 40 Days to Enlightened Eating.

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