It's that time of the year again! Crisp air, Busier than ever back to school for the mommas out there. It is so important to indulge in self care as it is best time to cleanse and detoxify as you would not want the illnesses that follows whenever there is a change in the season.
I was always very interested in natural ways of healing our bodies and finally got certified as a Ayurvedic Beauty Therapist in 2014. Since, then I have been incorporating the following practices depending on the Doshas we are born with like Vata, Pitta or Kapha.
Fall is a tough time for vata imbalances and believe it or not most of the disease begins in our digestive tract, If we know how to heal our gut, We can prevent a majority of causes of falling ill during this transitional period.
Most of run a full schedule juggling a variety of roles on a daily basis hardly stopping for a breather, In such cases, you are very much prone to Vata imbalances as weather turns drier.
Okie dokie! I am totally obsessed with body shop products and whenever they have some kinda sale, I just have to go, Don't blame me, there products are friggin awesome! I feel like I have tried every single product on their shelves but I could be totally wrong!
So, my latest haul was in December! I was looking for a moisturizer for my combination skin for the winter after my Clinique moisturizer dint quite seemed to hydrate my skin enough, I had bought the lighter formula for late summer.
I looked over at the store while strolling at the mall and found my match! Vitamin E infused skin moisturizer/illuminator! I LOVE it! Been using for over a month now! And also ended up buying the eye serum which is ok in my opinion.
Alongside, I went slightly overboard and bought the lemon body butter(divine)and blue corn cleansing masque and Vitamin e sinkin masque too(Love, makes my skin glow ) did I tell you I never had facial ever, and I am pretty proud of taking care of my skin:) On a side note, The men's face wash that I bought for my husband is his fav now and he takes it everywhere with him !
And last but not the least the squeaky clean scrub is the only thing that actually din't live up to my expectations! but it's all good! Let me know what are your fav products from Body Shop. Would totally love to know!
Virtual hugs till then!
And yes, I posted this in my break while munching almonds at school! Talk about Multitasking..lol
Ok, I have been thinking of posting this forever, But something always comes up and I totally need prioritization when it comes to blogging, Busy mommy/wife and full time student is EASY said nobody everrrr! Life is all about Choices! Isn't ?
Anyway,I love the feeling of feeling good of feeding your body with the best of foods that's available to you on a daily basis and reaping the tremendous benefits of optimum health and vitality!
Here, I have made a comprehensive list of the meal plan that i follow and tweak it sometimes especially weekends when i am out and about. Feel free to adjust it with what's available where you live and your personal lifestyle.
No, I am not a nutritionist yet, but I have studied several books and articles and obtained most of my knowledge through my personal research. I hope you all benefit from this and if you have any questions leave them below and I will definitely get to them. You will see below that I list 'protein drink' as a meal coz I drink that after my workout, feel free to substitute it after you exercise during the course of your day.
Here is my 7 Day Meal Plan
So, I hope this Meal Plan helps you guys the way it has helped me. Since I eat almost 7 times a day in smaller portions I feel fuller and crave less and never actually feel super hungry. Exercising even for 15 min in things that you enjoy be it spinning,kick boxing, yoga,jogging,pilates..whatever will have amazing results Mentally, Physically and Spiritually!
Please leave me feedback or requests and I cannot tell you how many things I want to share here! Its my creative spot! See you in my next post!
P.S.: If you get hungry later in the night, I personally love lighter low sodium satisfying soups or a glass of warm turmeric milk sprinkled with nutmeg! ahhh....
Wishing you all the best of health and spirit!