For thousands of years in all cultures, worshiping a prayer or thanksgiving is a divine opportunity to bless and offer thanks to something that nourishes every cell in your body and for the abundance we receive. The food is a great opportunity for us to get in touch with us and nature. It is neither a commodity that is counted in heating numbers, nor a commodity that can be easily bought and operated. Instead, it is a sacrifice that is served with love and grace! Ancient Ayurvedic texts contain hymns recited in honor of our food. The one I sing before each meal is Annadata sukhi bhava ! It simply means "let all be the food providers happy and prosperous!" Only three words, but these generate so beautiful feelings for my meals.
In the midst of the holiday mood, we are sometimes overwhelmed by conversation and society and miss listening to the intuitive wisdom of our body and forgetting to eat mindfully. When you are in perfect health, the natural instincts of your body are beautifully aligned with the cycles of the season. In ice cold weather, ice cream is not something your body naturally seeks, but it calls for a steaming cup of hot chocolate in cold weather. When you listen to your body, you will never make a mistake in your decisions.
Keeping an eye on calories is the way of depriving and denying what can be a pleasurable and satisfying experience. Instead, enjoy all the food on your table in moderation. Appreciate the abundance and abundance of the harvest of nature that we want to enjoy this season. Enjoy the aromas and scents. During the holidays, soups, pumpkins and pumpkin choices are high on the sattvic scale (healthy eating). Too much meat, processed foods and sugars down the prana or the body's energy level. In the cold winters your soup should be filled with butter. Nutritious fats like ghee, olive oil and coconut oil send happy signals to the brain, and there is a risk that this in turn reduces our cravings idols of the big-bellied, happy Santa Claus or the laughing Buddha or the big-bellied, happy Ganesha! Make a conscious decision to be happy and thankful. These are the nutrient-rich nutrients of a meal beyond proteins, carbohydrates or fats.