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Day 2 Weight Loss: Buddha Bowl Spiritual Benefits -Buddha bowl is a way of savoring every bite as you silently enjoy the contents. Choose items you love to fill your Buddha bowl. Preparing and eating your Buddha bowl is a spiritual experience. Healthy Eating below discusses the Buddha Bowl.
First thing this morning, I checked my weight and found that I already lost three pounds. The last couple of weeks, the quantity of food that I’m eating has improved. I was surprised to see that even though I wasn’t exercising, I was still losing weight. I always eat good quality, organic food, but I was consuming breads, pastas, oven French fries, and corn on the cob too, amounting to high glycemic foods. These foods helped me put on the pounds and increased my insulin, making my body unable to burn body fat. I know this is not a healthy way to eat and that I need to eat a minimum amount of low glycemic food, combining it with protein and fat—healthy fat—to burn body fat and lose weight. You can go to WebMD if you want to learn about the glycemic index. I reaped what I sowed so now it’s time to sow the good stuff and reap greater benefits of weight loss and improved holistic health.
Today my healthy eating plan started with sliced apple dipped in hummus, just the way I love to eat apples. We decided that midday will be our large meal of the day and not dinner. The meal included cooking brown rice in a rice cooker. While the brown rice was cooking, I sautéed fresh garlic and sweet onion in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil for about a minute. Next, I added ground turkey browning it with the garlic and onion. I made an organic marinara sauce and added fresh chopped basil, oregano, thyme, and sage to the sauce while it was cooking with the turkey. The fragrance took me back to my childhood, seeing my mother cooking her favorite marinara sauce on the stove. When it was done, I spooned it over a small bowl of brown rice. My family really enjoyed it and something new that I will make often.
I ended with a healthy Buddha Bowl. Each family member has their own Buddha Bowl. We each fill our own bowl with things in the refrigerator that we enjoy. Tonight I started with mixed greens; added sliced cucumber, onion, tomato, shredded carrots, sliced avocado (healthy fat), chopped fresh mint, and finely chopped garlic. I added a couple tablespoons of dressing, a little salt and pepper, mixed it up and enjoyed.
The Buddha Bowl is something that is eaten with a great deal of joy and deep gratitude, a spiritual benefit experience. It’s a pleasure to eat the food you love in your Buddha bowl, filling it with a combination of low glycemic carbohydrates; vegetables, healthy proteins (beans, nuts, grains, and seeds), and fats (olive oil, avocados), savoring every bite. You can enjoy the textures, flavors, and crunchiness of your Buddha bowl and even the temperature whether it’s warm or cold, or a mixture of both. Your Buddha bowl contents is up to you. “How To Make A Buddha Bowl” gives you a lot of ideas, combinations and variety of food you can use to make your special Buddha bowl. This is one way to practice mindfulness eating and receive the spiritual benefits of love, joy, and gratitude.
This afternoon I searched YouTube looking for an exercise program that fits my physical limitations and I found one. Its 57 minutes long, made for people 55+ so that includes me. I didn’t finish the entire video, but I worked out for 20 minutes. Wednesday I will walk for 30 minutes and Thursday, I will pick up on the video where I left off. I have attached the video at the bottom of this post so you can check it too. I will continue to search YouTube so I can try out videos to find several that I can interchange for variety to reduce boredom.
For a week, I have been working on one of the activities in the beginning of A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever. (When you click on the book title, it links to HolisticSeniors Shop. If you make a purchase of any Amazon product, I will receive up to a 10% referral fee.)I’m taking my time because I put a lot of thought into the exercise. This spiritual exercise has to do with breaking down the wall that I built around myself as a way of protecting myself from fear and pain. As I am working the exercise, I am surrendering the fear and the hurt so it will be dissolved forever. Marianne Williamson states in the course, “By recognizing what constitutes the wall around you, you will begin the process of dismantling it.” With this exercise and as I continue the course, I will be dismantling the wall brick by brick.