4. Wait for the previous meal to be digested before another meal.
As a rule, the digestion process takes 3-6 hours, depending on the individual constitution. You must give your digestive system enough time to keep the fire from dying. This is why Ayurveda recommends waiting until the food is completely digested before eating again. You will know that it is time to refresh yourself when you feel hungry and a feeling of lightness in your stomach. Your constitution should always be considered when snacking. By choosing a lighter snack that balances you, you can satisfy your cravings between meals without suppressing your digestive fire.
5. Chew food thoroughly and eat slowly.
If you feel like you are swallowing food because of hunger, remember to chew, chew, and chew again. Digestion and assimilation require that food is properly broken down and pre-digested before entering the stomach. This is why we have sharp teeth and enzyme-rich saliva. Studies show that we digest over 40% of complex carbohydrates when we chew. Ayurveda considers it to be a component of any weight loss program. It also automatically adjusts the rate at which food is consumed, helping to discover the true flavors and quality of the food.