Wednesday, February 03, 2010


"Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

-Michael Pollan

Read the New York Times article here.


Some helpful, yoga-related guidelines: Begin each day with a cup of hot water and lemon. At mealtime, avoid drinking too much liquid, and leave 1/4 of the stomach empty. Have your "big" meal at lunchtime. After 6pm, eat only light food (salads or soup or fruit) - or not at all. Eat fruit alone and on an empty stomach. Watermelon should be eaten by itself.


  1. Ahhh... right now it's pbj only for me!! I have long been eating my main meal at night.

    The lemon water is a good idea.

  2. Anonymous7:21 AM

    Interesting ... it recalls me the teaching of Hatha Yoga Pradipika :
    "Moderate diet means pleasant, sweet food, leaving free one fourth of the stomach. The act of
    eating is dedicated to Siva."(HYP IV, 58).

    It seems that the ideal meal of a yogi is : 50% of food, 25% of water and 25% of air.

    Mostly plants, but not Onions and garlic, because "they are worse than meat." according to SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA.(see his book, THE SCIENCE OF PRANAYAMA, p 27.)

    With metta.

  3. Yes, onions and garlic are to be avoided. And (y)eggs.