You may be surprised to learn that the Asian way of eating for weight loss is totally different from the Western concept! Instead of focusing solely on the caloric or nutrient content of food, the Eastern way to eat for health is to look at the deeper energetic properties of food that can rebalance the body and boost its energy.
Why does this help you lose weight? Having enough Qi or energy can keep the body and its organs from becoming imbalanced due to the daily wear and tear of a stressful, busy modern lifestyle – very crucial for maintaining a healthy digestive system and a normal metabolism.
Here’s how to eat for more energy and to restore balance to your body, in a nutshell:
1. Eat to stop energy drains! By getting rid of unhealthy dietary habits that stress your body’s digestive organs and cause “energy drains,” you’ll save ever so much Qi to repair and rebalance your digestive system. Skipping breakfast, eating after 7pm, eating until you’re stuffed, and eating cold, raw foods such as salads or iced drinks, are all examples of energy draining dietary habits.
2. Eat to recuperate from energy drains with foods that heal and rebalance your body’s major energy producing organs. Eating foods that have specific energetic properties corresponding to the Stomach, Spleen, Liver, and Kidney can also counteract the effects of energy drains and stress. Once these energy-producing organs are in good form, you’ll naturally be able to transform your food into energy much more efficiently.
To learn more about what specific foods energetically benefit each of these organs as part of healthy eating for a healthy weight, check out our Dragon’s Way program here.