HATED this book for the sole reason that Deepak says NOT to eat breakfast. WTF? Excuse my language but you just lost me! There on page 49 ... "For most people following this program, the best routine will be to take little or no breakfast. Unlike Western medicine, Ayurveda considers breakfast to be an optional meal, not a necessary one." Deepak says you should eat lunch the same time everyday and that meal should be the heaviest. So, you're eating NO breakfast, waiting until about noon for lunch to gorge, then eating a light dinner. On page 48, Deepak says "By taking your lunch at about noon or 12:30 p.m., you can digest even a large quantity of food and assimilate it properly. This will generate maximum energy and will therefore help avoid the need to have a large dinner, which is more difficult to digest, digestion being less keen in the evening. This one very simple change will actually make a profound difference in your metabolism. Because digestion is stronger at midday, it is more efficient in converting food into energy instead of fat." What a bunch of BS. Sorry but I really can't recommend this book to anyone. There is nothing informative I took away from this book. I'm not even sure the Ayurveda body-type questionnaire is accurate.
Prominent physician and bestselling author Deepak Chopra, M.D., provides a program of simple, natural strategies for balancing mind and body to achieve your unique ideal weight. To help you identify the characteristics of your particular physiology, PERFECT WEIGHT includes questions about your body type based on the traditional Indian science of health knows as Ayurveda. By answering these questions, and by becoming familiar with Ayurveda's astonishingly perceptive descriptions of the body and its variations, you can instantly gain access to five thousand years of wisdom about human health. With this as a starting point, you'll be able to recognize...perhaps for the first time...the real needs and rhythms of your body. You'll learn to see where, perhaps, you've broken with those rhythms and how to restore them. You'll gain the power to achieve your ideal weight without the physical pain, emotional stress, and eventual disappointment that are built into virtually all other weight control methods. By regaining balance in this very significant area of your life, and by enjoying the sense of health and well-being that comes with it, you'll take an important, inspiring step toward fulfilling the truly unlimited potential that nature intends for you.
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"A new medicine in the making, one in which mind, consciousness, meaning, and intelligence play key roles. One of the architects of the new medicine is Dr.Chopra, a credentialed, respected physician who has "paid his dues" as a modern doctor."
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