THE AYURVEDIC PRINCIPLE OF ‘EATING BY CONSIDERING ONESELF’ AND ITS UTILITY IN DISORDERED EATING BEHAVIOURS- A CONCEPTUAL STUDY
Keywords:Ahara Vidhi Vidhana, Intuitive Eating
INTRODUCTON: Ahara plays a key role in maintenance of health. It should be consumed by every person by considering himself, as needs of every individual are different and which are according to his unique individual characteristics. Aim And Objectives: The objective of this study is to throw light on the fundamental idea given in Ayurvedic classic text about ‘eating by considering oneself’ and its utility in present era in maintenance of health and in Disordered Eating Behaviours. Materials And Methods: This is a conceptual study based on elaboration and interpretation of references gathered from the classic Ayurvedic texts, research journals, and standard textbooks. Discussion: Examination of oneself for hunger, satiety, signs of previous meal digestion and other such things helps a person to choose a well fitted personalised diet for himself on everyday basis. All these things should be considered while taking every meal which takes a certain amount of conscious attention that is mindfulness. This mindful and conscious attentiveness helps a person to not slip into unmindful, uncontrolled eating patterns. Conclusion: Eating by considering oneself is a way to maintain health and healthy eating behaviours and in turn help to cope with Disordered Eating Behaviours.
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