It is important to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy eating habits.
|Healthy eating habits||Unhealthy eating habits|
|Choose foods to eat according to your local season||Earing too soon after a full meal|
|Sit while eating||Drinking too much water during a meal|
|Chew well before swallowing. This helps food to be digested easily||Eating when constipated|
|Do not drink water and fill your stomach instead of eating when you are hungry||Drinking extremely cold water|
|Eat fresh food of the best quality you can afford||Eating outside of scheduled meal times during the day or night|
|Do not eat unless you feel hungry. Skipping a meal when you are feeling full is fine||Eating when you are not hungry|
|Do not eat too fast. Chew your food and eat at a normal pace. Rushing to gobble your food does not help in the long run||Emotional eating|
|Just because you skipped your previous meal or got delayed, do not double up the quantity of your next meal.||Munching or snacking between meals|
|Do not overeat. It urges you to eat more and more food, and creates toxins in the digestive tract||Eating while watching TV, or reading a book or doing other activities. It is important to focus on the food.|
Per Ayurveda guidelines, during a meal eat to fill 1/3rd of your stomach, drink 1/3rd water 30 minutes after the meal and leave the other 1/3rd empty.