I'm here to talk about winter weight--that dreaded extra 5-10 pounds that seem to magically appear despite an otherwise normal diet. There's a reason that happens, and it's just a matter of our bodies syncing with nature's circadian rhythm. I'm also here to tell you that it's okay! And there are some things in Ayurveda we can do to help stave it off, or at the bare minimum keep our digestive capacity high.
The summer solstice has come, marking the first official day of summer. Hello pitta season! If you've been following me for a while, then you know that summer is my absolutely favorite season. The heat. The sun. The glowing skin. The smell of sunscreen. All the fruit. I mean--everything.
I don't know what it is about summer, but it gets me every time. Maybe because I'm an almost summer baby. But no matter. It's here, and I'm super excited. With that however, we all know there are adjustments we need to make in the kitchen to support the bounty that summer provides for us. Living in harmony with our surroundings and not in disharmony is super important, and is what ayurveda is all about! Here are some tips to get you and your kitchen adjusted.
Bless all that deserves to be blessed, because it will finally be in the 80s this week in New Mexico! I couldn't be more thrilled. This Southern girl has been WAITING for this warm weather to be her best self. There is nothing I love more than feeling free in my chacos and wearing tshirts without having to have a sweatshirt or jacket of some sort. I really am meant to be in the warmth--all. the. time.
With the change in weather, I know that I need to adjust my diet as well to prepare my body for the hotter days.