Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
After almost a year in Italy, a month away of finishing my first year at the University of Gastronomic Sciences I have come to one conclusion: this is a school of gluttony.
This year we had 4 trips around Italy all focused on diverse products or regions where as obvious as it may seem we do for the food, to discover and experience many dishes and ways to produce certain raw materials.
However in these week long trips all we do from dawn till night is eat! we are offered insane amounts of food, I am still figuring out how to decline more food to be served in my plate without offending my hosts, but don't get me wrong I am still learning a lot about sustainability and new biological projects all around.
July is finals month and while many of my friends tried to make me doubt my decision I have started a melon fast. I learned this fast through one of my Kundalini yoga books and now I am ready to experience it. Since all I have to do is study I think I'll have enough energy to get through this month.
The fast goes 3 days melon, 3 days watermelon, 3 days papaya, 3 days honey, lemon and water and 3 days pure water, then going in reverse with honey, lemon, water, after papaya, etc. for a total of 27 days.
Today was the first day, ran a couple of errands and went to the market for my melons!
I found a little stand at the farmers market with a guy selling these beautiful organic melons, surprisingly I am not very hungry, I have eaten about one melon and a third of another one I am blending it with half water and half coconut water and drinking that and I have to say it was a easy day.
My energy level wasn't the greatest, I did spend a lot of time in bed, then around 5 pm practiced some yoga and at 7 pm gave a yoga class, now my energy levels are high up there and I am feeling great.
Tomorrow will be a busier day but I think it will be ok. This place is really humid and I am trying to stay as hydrated as possible!
Also, when telling some of my friends, they are asking if I'm pulling an anorexic move (as we are trying to help one of our friends to get through this) but I assure them this is a controlled and conscious fast and my reasons of doing it are far beyond me wanting to lose some weight.
This fast for me is giving my body a break and improve my spiritual practice, as previous fasts have given me insight that I haven't been able to reach otherwise.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know what I am up to and hope all of you are having a wonderful end of June.
Lots of love.