Ekadasi and Fat: The Perfect Diet!

The Ekadasi Menus

The Ekadasi are the days when body fluids tend to reach their maximum, which is why usually during the same it would be better to prefer a detox diet or light. Within the newsletter, in the Moon Planner offered as freebies, the days in which it’s possible to practice this ritual of wellness, but what are the ideal menus according to the seasons?
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WINTER

Breakfast: Oat porridge with: 50g of oat flakes, 100ml of veg milk (oat, almond or rice without added sugar), a sprig of cinnamon. Cook the flakes with the cinnamon sprig and the milk until the flakes soften. Rooibos tea.
Snack: Homemade energy bar with dates and almonds (blending 4 dates and 50g of almonds and placing the bars in the fridge).
Lunch: Fennel and grapefruit. Pasta and chickpeas.
Snack: 30g of Parmesan.
Dinner: Flan with broccoli and ricotta made from whey only. Naturally leavened wholemeal bread.

SPRING

Breakfast: Greek yogurt with strawberries and rice flakes. Rosehip tea.
Snack: Cherries
Lunch: 3-color salad with baby spinach, radish and carrots. Buckwheat with mint and almond pesto.
Snack: 30g of bread with only whey ricotta and 1 drizzle of honey.
Dinner: Naturally leavened wholemeal bread croutons with nuts. Agretti cooked with raw lemon.

SUMMER

Breakfast: Basmati rice cream with 50g of rice, 100ml of rice milk without added sugar, a sprig of cinnamon. Overcook the rice with the cinnamon sprig and the milk until it almost forms a cream. Refrigerate and enrich with apricots. Coconut water.
Snack: Fruit salad with watermelon, melon and chopped hazelnuts.
Lunch: Spelled salad with lentils and cherry tomatoes.
Snack: Peach with 20g of dark chocolate.
Dinner: Natural mackerel with capers. Panzanella with sourdough wholemeal bread, cucumbers, tomatoes and onion.

AUTUMN

Breakfast: Castagnaccio. 100% organic apple juice.
Snack: Naturally leavened wholemeal bread and oil
Lunch: Cabbage with cumin seeds and apple cider vinegar. Venere rice with pumpkin and walnuts.
Snack: Smoothie with unsweetened vegetable milk and pear.
Dinner: Cream of cauliflower and potatoes. Beans and onion in salad.

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No to Low Fat Diets

The biggest mistake you can make when you want to eat lighter or in a detoxifying way is to reduce drastically fats. This is because unsaturated fats are useful for slimming processes precisely because they act on inflammation which is often the underlying condition of overweight.

  • The 3 Types of Lipids

1. Saturated: they are found in products of animal origin such as eggs, meat, milk and derivatives, but also in foods of mostly tropical plant origin.
2. Monounsaturated: they are mainly present in olive oil, also called Omega-9.
3. Polyunsaturated: contained in fish, dried fruit, flax and hemp seeds and related oils, sunflower and corn oil and also in chia seeds, borage and evening primrose oil. Among these are the essential fatty acids, ie those that intervene in the immune system in the inflammatory response and influence the cardiovascular system.
There are Omega-3, with anti-inflammatory properties, and Omega-6 , which tend to be pro-inflammatory if taken in excessive quantities. This is why it’s important to take them both with the right amount.

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Correlation between Fat and Physical Wellbeing

A healthy and correct diet according to which no more than 7/10% of daily calories should derive from fatty acids , fights, among other things, the aging process of skin.
By virtue of this, the correct intake is 10% saturated fat and 20% unsaturated fat. In fact, lipids are the structural basis of all the membranes of the cells that make up the human body, including most of the brain and nervous system.
A diet that drastically reduces fat leads to a dangerous deficiency of fat-soluble vitamins , which dissolve fats and use them as a vehicle, such as A , E , K and D . And they can worsen the elasticity of blood vessels increasing cardiovascular risk.




33 thoughts on “Ekadasi and Fat: The Perfect Diet!

  1. Very interesting topic. Regarding fats, I don’t reduce intake of it too, just the usual amount because I believe that everything consumed in moderation is not bad.

  2. Dietary fats are essential to give your body energy and to support cell growth. They also help protect your organs and help keep your body warm. Fats help your body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones, too. Your body definitely needs fat.

  3. During the winter there is really nothing quite as comforting as porridge. What a fabulous guide for clean eating. Thanks for sharing!

  4. The food on this plan sounds so tasty in addition to being healthy. That’s an important part of being able to stick to anything.

  5. Such a very informative post to read. Eating the right food is important, as well as knowing the nutrients that you are getting from it. Thanks for sharing these meal plans will definitely add some of this to my diet.

  6. Ooh interesting. This sounds like a great diet, and the variety of foods is awesome as well. I’ll have to consider trying this one out someday!

  7. i agree with you on the no on no-fat diets, those never work, and always leave the person hungry, well, because their body needs some fat as you described. Cool sample eating plans – blessings!

  8. I totally agree, you just need to make sure you are eating the right kinds of fat. The sample meal plan makes this attainable and quite a few tasty items!

  9. I so agree that eating a super low-fat diet is a bad idea. Dietary fat is essential to our bodies! I avoid eating anything labeled “low-fat” because there’s usually lots of added sugar, which we don’t need.

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