Making Friends With Food
© 2013 by M. Salim Khan M.D. (M.A.) M.H. D.O. M.I.R.C.H. F.G.N.I.
Through proper use of food and good digestion a person builds and revitalises their self and body. In order to have and maintain the right weight, a person needs to have a positive and healthy relationship with food. These guidelines will help you to achieve this.
Secrets of Eating (Adab – Correct Etiquette)
✔ Eat with attention and focus, begin with a prayer.
✔ Sit down when eating or drinking.
✔ Stop before becoming uncomfortably full, leave ⅓ of your stomach empty.
✔ Eat slowly and chew your food well.
✔ Eat freshly cooked/prepared foods.
✔ Eat a variety of foods (see ‘Eat Right and Be Slim’ article).
✔ End your meal with a prayer.
✔ Sit quietly for a few minutes after your meal.
✘ Do not eat when upset, very tired, or while using a TV/computer.
✘ Do not use cold foods and drinks.
✘ Do not eat again until your last meal is digested – this takes about 6 hours
Guidelines Towards Making Food Your Friend:
1. Eat the right foods in the right combination to produce energy, rather than excessive toxins and fats (see ‘Eat Right and Be Slim’ article)
2. Maintain healthy digestion with sufficient digestive fire to digest foods into their proper form and qualities. Use ‘Mohsin Easy Digest’ to help with this.
3. Establish as habits the Adab of eating and drinking (listed on the previous page), as a process of gradual and permanent change.