News Flash!!…A Whole New Concept in Panchakarma
My diet during panchakarma is usually very restricted in order to get the maximum results from the detox. Porridge in the morning, kitcheri at lunch and steamed veggies and chapatti for supper. All with lots of ghee. In between meals, fruit and nuts as desired and one glass of hot milk with ginger before bed. That’s pretty much it.
I don’t usually feel hungry once I get used to it, but it gets soooooooooo boring that I feel like pulling my hair out at times. Especially when I sit in restaurants and see what everyone else is eating!!
This morning, I simply could not imagine another bowl of porridge. So I went to ask Dr. Arora if I could perhaps, just this once, have something else. I am feeling the need to “get my teeth into something”. He asked me what I felt like having, and I blushingly said “Paneer Parantha”. Without a second thought he replied, “Yes, for sure, why not?- Go have it and enjoy!!”
Which I did!!
But then, I realized, this was a one time deal. And didn’t like the idea of going back to porridge. So went back to the clinic and…
…. asked the doctor what he thought of the idea of having brown bread (no yeast) with butter for breakfast instead of porridge. And his reply was, “Wonderful! But you can put some fruit jam on it as well!!”
Wonder of wonders! I asked why? And he reminded me that this is a very easy , mild form of panchakarma, mainly to get my energy levels back up and my body balanced and vitalized again. You may remember that he already suggested TWO glasses of hot milk a day together with biscuits (which I have been thoroughly enjoying). And said if I had asked 2 weeks ago, he would have agreed then as well!! (was embarrassed to ask then – but he was happy that I came this far with the full detox diet)
So, beginning tomorrow morning, I will have my lovely brown roll from downstairs, freshly prepared each day, with butter and sugar free blackcurrant and cranberry jam which I bought now. And will have my hot spiced milk together with it. What a lovely breakfast treat, for the rest of the treatment days.
It will be heavenly for sure!! . I am a very happy camper!
Namaste from Rishikesh