Portion Control – Living Life one Byte at a Time

Life has a very natural way of enriching you with experiences.

Usually all of life’s experiences have a deeper underlying meaning waiting for  your awareness to be evolved enough to notice them.  But due to the vast stream of data, and lack of portion control on your part,  you overlook most of these simple cues.

This is why spending QUALITY time with oneself and nature is so essential,. It  assists you in evolving the part of your lives which is least visible but most valuable, your awareness.

One such beautifully enriching enriching experience I was obliged with was,

my not so little labrador, Bounty, was blessed with a litter of 5 pups 2 months back, tending to them was most engaging and enlightening. A turn of events which helped me understand many facets about life, none more significant than living life one byte at a time.

Portion Control – The art of  restraint

54517550_316478245679601_6764153799880736768_nJust like simply being mindful of the bite of food you ingest makes you healthier if you can only restrain yourself from being available to  all the endless bytes of information the universe throws your way,  you will be more present, alive, happy, healthy, grateful, fulfilled, helpful and make everyone around you awe just the way when they first see a little puppy with love in it’s eyes.

This Art of Restraint was useless till the last generation when there were no smart devices and internet so the bytes of information were significantly lesser,  when lifestyle were mobile and jobs not stagnant, the food and meal size and timings were a natural portion control.

But now life is different and we need to adapt or perish.

A BYTE IS A BITE

In a world where Terrabytes of information is available to your consciousness every second,  you usually bite off more than you can chew. This takes away much of the value from the task or taste at hand and also leads to digestive disorders of brain and body.

The bite that you feed your body is not much different than the byte that you feed your brain. You can’t live without both but have to control the portions in both cases for your physical and mental well being.

Both Bites fuel you but an overload leads to disease.

Portion Control in FOOD, FUN FAMILY

If you over engage in any byte of life it loses its excitability.

That’s the reason why,

 When you overeat your favorite food it starts becoming bland just like your relationship after a few years from when you get married to your girlfriend.

The 14th piece of cake has less chances of giving you the same tastegasm as the first one but is more likely to make you puke your heart out.

Technology is a boon making life easier  but over-engaging  with your smart phone is detrimental to your mental health, as the mega bytes of  unavoidable information, makes you dissolve your cognitive abilities and  makes you a programmed bot.

The famous Indian saying “HOUSE’S CHICKEN IS LIKE PULSE” stands true for all of you and me. The more time you spend with family or with anyone, you tend to take them for granted.

People in bigger cities, where the quantity of humans and thereby experiential  BYTES are more, value the people and their surroundings lesser as compared to village or rural dwellers, leading to better quality and values of small city dwellers.

Portion Control Life

The desire for more makes you overeat just like it makes you overindulge in information all around you. If you have ever been around wiser minds,  you will only figure out the only folly in humans is overthinking. Unlike the canines, who exemplify living for the moment, tributes to Eckhart Tolle, humans live for every moment other than the present moment.

The past and the future are both infinite, you can dwell on the misgivings and misfortunes of the past endlessly and still fail at completely describing their follies, similarly you can worry about the infinite possibilities the future will shape up in like Doctor Strange and still be wrong.

Instead of all this facade, just be awake to life as it unfolds itself One Byte at a Time, and you will discover true divinity in yourself.

 

Inner Peace : Intangible Vs Tangible

Have you ever noticed how some things that come free are priceless and somethings which cost a lot of money are valueless? If you haven’t then you are surely blinded by what appears, limited by the tangible dimension of reality and starved off inner peace.

Man has become so fascinated by visible mediocrity that he has forgotten the charm of Invisible Mesmrism. Beauty is only skin deep and that is what this generation believes in. Their tangible wants outnumber their intangible traits. Thus taking them on an endless race away from inner peace.

The Intangible Vs The Tangible

Allowing oneself to be shaped by the tangible elements of the world,

  1. Being influenced by  appearance and objectification of beauty
  2. Idol worship and monetization of God
  3. Greed and endless race for Material Possession
  4. Physical makeup than mental makeup

is a curse which takes the shine out of life sooner than later.  This not only compels you to live  your life an an endless rat race but also comes in between your spiritual awakening, the only thing capable of saving you from the curse of tangible influence.

The  4 points above detract you from the more soul nourishing intangible aspects of reality ,

  1.   The nectar of your and any other soul is much much more than what is visible to eyes
  2. God is inside you, working for your own inner peace is the best form of devotion. The currency for making offerings is Good Karma.
  3. There is more pleasure in  giving than getting, be greedy to ohelp more people
  4. If you have inner peace, it shines through, giving you a natural makeup better than any face mask you where to hide your inner ugliness.

The intangible imbalance usually leads to a lot of dysfunction in in the way of their lifestyle which often shows tangible consequences in the form of bad health stress and eventually disharmony and lack of inner peace.

East Vs West

The other day one of my friends  had the audacity, all my inner circle friends are audacious to represent their thoughts  transparently,  of stating, ” Nowadays, A westerner is better in the Eastern way of life, than the easterner himself”

Again we have been caught up with the tangible aspects of our own great spiritual past. Most ancient writings, sermons and books are lost in translation.  Rendering people to be soulless God Fearing confident less material collectors (sorry, not sorry for the harsh words) and this is what they pass over to the next generation.

You never experience western culture first hand, what you see isi the over glamorized digital or movie based version, which you try to ape. The thing with spying someone partially is that, it adds to the confusion in your own identity rather than getting you a newer thought process.

So straight from bizarre fashion trends, getting caught up by advertising schemes to trying to be pseudo independent(with the comforts of the parents in the back of the head), the easterners want to be the westerners they see on TV.

So to experience real western life, you will need to spend some years there,  even your vacations spent in comfort and cozy environments aren’t enough.  Then make the decision to copy them or not.

The modern Indian prefers being a fake imitation of the partial western life observed by his narrow vision to act temporarily rich. The Modern westerner, on the contrary, seeps himself into the Indian environment, and is making most of our spiritual wealth to make himself eternally priceless with inner peace

You might see a perfectly happy person posting the best selfies and quotations on social media. But this shows only half of the truth. The portrayal of happiness which is so much in Vogue these days is not actual happiness. This again throws light on the tangibly whole and intangibly hollow state of affairs.

Intangible traits, which are often overlooked, carry the keys to a better lifestyle, and inner peace do not ignore them. What appears to the eye is blinding.

Modern Communication : Sending Whatsapp messages to Landlines

Have you ever tried  sending a whatsapp message on  a landline number? What happens? Something similar to what happens when you try communicating with someone on a different level of vibration(frequency) than you.

You give it your best shot, be more eloquent than Big B, but at the end your piece of advise or information never seeps through the mind of the receiver.

When the frequency(alignment, vibration) is not aligned, communication becomes irrelevant and ineffective. This is the reason why some people can communicate without even sharing a word, while others yell at the top of their voices without communicating at all.

So in order to foster any form of a substantial relationship, one has to understand to first align the energy  with another person, before communicating effectively. This will not only help you in relationships but also make you more efficient at your work, specially when it comes to leadership, sales and inspiring others.

Art Learnt from Practice 14258351_10154381238776760_4131211427674726812_o

Over the last few years I was privileged to work inthe commercial capital in one of the most difficult phases of the most difficult industries as the head of business development and sales. Selling(sailing) against the wind is really difficult yet I managed to bring up sales and bring down expenses in ways the company never saw before.

In my time with this company I was involved in structuring andfinalizing  7 figure deals on a daily basis. The product was a specific niche and so were the clients.  I was pretty clueless at the onset  but you learn when your life depends on it.

What I realized was that by spending more time in building an energy alignment with my clients,  I fostered better connections and relationships, which automatically elevated the number of sales.

As by building this alignment, I ended up communicating in the frequency which my client was most receptive and responsive to. That’t how I could elucidate myself better and even the client could get a more efficient download of the information I provided.

Being a mind,body and soul coach this came to me naturally as I was genuinely interested in creating this bond, rather than just making the sale.  I also experienced that the clients aligned  more with authenticity than with elaborate representations of the product.

In my time as a health and lifestyle coach, I always focus on developing good bonds with my clients, even if it comes at some sacrifice on the professional front.  I make sure I am totally transparent with my clients as that what I expect out of them, so as to design effective long term strategies, which are best suited only for them.

Again by spending more energy in getting to know elaborate details about my clients, I am able to adapt myself to their vibrational frequency and make better connections and communication.

It is not Magic, it is Physics

This concept is another science backed spiritual phenomenon.  Just like it is impossible to send  whatsapp messages on Landlines, though you can make calls through your phone to them, you can always communicate some messages when you are not in alignment with the other person, but for holistic energy and information interchange you need a similar frequency.

The laws of physics are at play which suggest that there are different frequencies of vibrations, some of these planes are invisible to the eye, and if the speaker aims at establishing a similar range of vibrations as the receiver, the result are magical.

Notice every successful person, every book you like reading or song you listen to. It connects with you on a plane which is subjective to you.  Creating a frequency which more people can align with is the trait of a leader. For that you have to spend more time understanding the ways of the world and its residents.

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The best way of developing this skill is by being in alignment with the universe and flowing in the present moment without worries of the past and stresses of the future. Once you have reconnected your chord with the soul of the universe you will notice how easy it always was to make better connections ad communicate effectively.  Otherwise you will just be sending whatsapp messages on a landline.

 

Spirit and Science – 9 Navaratri Fasting Tips

The idea of writing an article of Navaratri Fasting Tips sprang up as most of my clients asked me for suggestions. I thought it would be better to help others with these navaratri fasting tips too.

This religiously significant phase in the Hindu Calendar also has deep science behind it. Due to lack of proper interpretation people tend to ignore best practices during the fast as they don’t comprehend the reason behind it.

Sharad Navratri marks the end of monsoon and is a time of  drastic climatic change which tends to effect your immune system.  This is the reason many people shift to lighter food, less on fat and sugars, so as to protect themselves from illnesses.

The fasting is relatively relaxed based on the allowed foods, which itself is an indication that, it is not a religious sacrifice which you will be rewarded for, but the reward lies in ensuring good health by managing your food choices.

Navaratri Fasting Tips

First of all try finding the balance between religious fanaticism  and lifestyle benefits of the moderated diet, through proper interpretation.

It is foolish to imagine that you can spend 300  days of unhealthy eating,drinking and other lifestyle choices  and detoxify and purify your sins in the remaining ones.

ou are fooling your God and yourself if you think that just by fasting for 9 days you will be able to elevate beyond the imbalance of thought and action in the remaining 356 days.

Try to use this phase to instill a sustainable approach towards life and food choices.

Here are some Navaratri Fasting Tips which will help you maximise your fasts:

  1. TREAT SUGAR LIKE MEAT –When it comes to balancing your appetite sugar is worse than meat, so people quitting meat and overdosing on sugar wont be able to detoxify themselves at all.
  2. STAY HYDRATED WITH EVERYTHING EXCEPT JUICES – Use water, coconut water, green tea, buttermilk, milk to stay hydrated .
  3. MAKE HEALTHY SNACKS INHOUSE RATHER THAN BUYING PROCESSED ONES – Get raw snacks and roast them at home with minimal salt as processed goods have high salt and chemical content which will dehydrate and have a toxic effect on your body.
  4. HAVE FREQUENT SERVINGS IN SMALL SIZES – Distribute fruit or allowed food serving throughout the day rather than having too much of it at one time.
  5. HAVE SEASONAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, DON’T OVEREAT THEM – A fast doesn’t imply that you have the freedom of overindulging in fruits, take small servings and avoid them after dark.
  6. DON’T IGNORE PROTEIN RESOURCES – Protein is the most ignored macro nutrient during fasts,  your body needs anywhere between 15-25% of its nutrient needs to be satisfied with protein, due to the low absorptive capacities of vegetarian proteins try to have buttermilk, low fat paneer, greek yoghurt and whey protein.
  7. DON’T FAST FROM EXERCISING – Moderate your exercise don’t stop it.
  8. HAVE YOUR DAILY MEAL POST WORKOUT – The heaviest meal of your day can be placed post your workout for best absorption.
  9. CARE ABOUT YOUR GUT HEALTH – As  this phase is primarily important for detoxification, you need to use it to improve your gut health, don’t indulge in fatty and sugary snacks, have more curd and water to ensure your digestive tract is healthy.

The most important element of the  Navaratri is to detoxify the mind, body and soul. Only sacrificing meat wont do that, you have to rid yourself from worries, indulge in compassionate thinking and use this time to  mold your mind and body to its best version.

The Navaratri fasting tips will help you take care of your food choices while doing all the above.

Improving Food Relations – Fat Loss Done Right

Fat loss has become such an integral aspect of health and fitness mostly because of lifestyle related issues. This accumulation of multiple bad habits leads to the accumulation of thick layers of fat all over the body, which leads to many adverse outcomes.

65% of the worlds population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. At the global level, excess body weight is the sixth most important risk factor for ill health. Obesity and overweight were the 5th leading risk for global deaths back in 2014, imagine now.

In India 1 in every 5 men and 1 in every 6 women are overweight.  Strangely in a country where the Global Health Index Indicates half of all children being malnourished, many of the Urban Indians now seek treatment for overweight. The benefits of fat loss are plentiful but it should be done right in order to sustain it.

FAD DIETS 

These treatments, most often are worse than the lifestyle disorders which lead people to their obese-situation.

Trying to overcompensate with a restrictive curative diet is never sustainable for someone who couldn’t resist temptation in the fist place which lead them to there weight troubles.

These sacrificial and restrictive diets never work because they demand too much from those who have previously shown a lack of self control. Although the temptation of LOSE 10 KGS IN 28 DAYS and LOSE 6 INCHES FAST is immense for someone desperate. But you fail to understand, that something(FAT) which took years and years of bad habits to build wont go away for good this easy. (even if it does, it will lead to weakness and come back as soon as you are off your diet)

The problem in the body is always because of the problem in the mind. All lifestyle changes which ensures sustainable fat loss and good health starts with modifying your approach and habits, before changing what you eat.


There is no hack, no magic pill or balm which will help you in your fight against your fat. Shortcuts will lead to some weight loss but there short nature will lead to a reversal in the weight loss once you get off the diet, and eventually lead to a fatter you,. Worst of all you will be left with a sense of helplessness at your failed attempt.

Improving Food Relations

So rather than blindly jumping on to a trending fad diet,  or signing up for a lose weight fast program, you need to start understanding  and developing good food relations.

Food Relations implies developing an understanding of taste and nourishment. For you to understand this a little backdrop of common energy requirements is important.

Our body needs a certain number of calories to sustain itself (in specific amounts of carbs, proteins and fats) if we eat more than this we accumulate weight, if we eat less we lose weight and the third option is balance.

All your daily activities, your age, your current weight and height contribute to the amount of calories you need to maintain your current state.  So for weight loss you will have to eat lesser calories than this but the major question is to what extent?

A person is said to have good food relations if she can identify foods which are nourishing for the body and consumes them in higher proportions as compared to food items which are  only consumed for taste.

Tasty food usually has higher calories in smaller quantities, it is calorie dense, whereas you have to choose to majorly consume food which is nutrient rich, more nutrients in lesser calories.

Food relations will help you create a balance between nutrition and taste so that you consume healthy food without sacrificing on taste. It will help you understand that you shouldn’t stuff yourself with tasty things and you shouldn’t ignore nutritious foods.

When you are eating for the neck up, a little amount is enough to satisfy the taste buds. One piece of chocolate will give you the same taste as 10 pieces, but overeating it will lead to unwanted calories.  When you are eating for the neck down, you will need to eat enough to sustain your bodies nutritive requirements.

Change your Life by Changing your Mind

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Goob vibrations are the currency of a healthy soul. We at Swasthya, believe in not only helping you develop physically, through our customised nutrition and workout progressions, but also help you progress your spiritual health. In most cases health is isolated to only the physical dimension. People try to over exert their bodies as they see others do the same, they take all kinds of short cuts in order to look good, but on this race forget everything about how they think and feel. An effective plan gives as much relevance to physical transformation as it does to mental and spiritual transformation. As if we can evolve the minds of our clients we will empower them to sustain a healthy lifestyle forever. So starting from wherever you are on your health journey, aspire to become a source of good energy for people around you and you will definitely achieve all your health goals.

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Developing healthy food relations is about taking control of your mind.  Its a habit and will take  time to develop. So before forcing yourself into a restrictive diet, use the most powerful part of your body, your mind.

Create a new nutritive perspective, change the way you look at your food, learn how to measure the calories in it, use a scale before you can learn to visibly identify these.  Develop recipes which are balanced in terms of taste and nutrition. Sustainable programs are controlled but don’t involve sacrifice. Slow  sustainable changes are better than fast ones which wont last.

No dietitian or nutritionist can  help you if you are not willing to help yourself. Sustainable fat loss requires a holistic lifestyle change. You should invest in learning more about developing health food relations through a lifestyle coach. A lifestyle coach will  not only customize your food choices as per your lifestyle but also educate and empower you with tools and tricks to develop good food relations.

12 weeks of realigning your mindset and accountability with the right coach(theoretically and practically experienced) will set you up to be your own nutritionist for the rest of your life.  It would not only ensure fat loss in the short term but good holistic health for your entire life.  As movement is a key to fat loss, a goof life coach will carefully assess your current levels and prescribe a progressive fitness program to compliment the change in your eating habits.

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Contact info@swasthyafc.com to apply for the  12 week education and empowerment program now.

 

 

 

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