What foods come to mind when you think of weight loss? Chances are, the list includes foods like yogurt and salad. But Chinese medicine has an entirely different take on how to best eat for weight loss and a healthy metabolism. Instead of counting calories and eating “diet” foods, the TCM perspective is to eat foods that will energetically support organs that are crucial for healthy metabolism, including the Stomach, Spleen, Kidney, and Liver.
Help your body shed weight by giving your digestive system a much-needed rest. Eating cooked vegetables and warm or room temperature drinks allows the body to direct your Qi toward healing versus digestion.
Support the function of your digestive organs with these four veggies:
Eggplant: This amazing, tasty vegetable powerfully balances your overall internal Qi and Liver function, lowering cholesterol. White eggplant is best.
Bamboo shoots: A super-vegetable traditionally eaten in Asian countries, bamboo helps the Stomach and the overall digestive system work at optimal levels.
Sweet Potato: This tasty root vegetable supports your Stomach. After baking, top them with honey and cinnamon for extra warmth and a healing boost.
Dandelion: This hearty green supports the Liver and helps to detox the body. Saute it with garlic, add it to scrambled eggs, or turn it into a healing tea.
A body in balance does not hold onto excess weight. The foods in this list are part of our Dragon’s Way Qigong® program, a comprehensive, 6-week program that works to rebalance the entire body for ultimate healing. Find an instructor in your area!
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