Feng Shui Meal Plan
Feng Shui is an ancient guiding principle that can be used in many areas of life.
It can be applied to everything from interior décor, clothing, and even cooking.
Today, we shall concentrate on cooking with a Feng Shui meal plan. When you are cooking, it is essential to have a sense of balance in your food.
Your diet should be composed of foods that are light, fresh, and healthy.
Let’s get started with the guiding principles and how to create a Feng Shui Meal Plan.
In Feng Shui, the five elements are represented by a corresponding color. Each of these colors represents a specific type of food that you should eat to maintain balance and good health.
Feng Shui Color Your Days
Start by assigning each day of the week one color:
- Monday can be Red.
- Tuesday is Blue.
- Wednesday is Green.
- Thursday is Yellow.
- Friday is Purple.
- Saturday is White.
- Sunday is Black.
The day’s color determines what type of meal should be eaten on that day.
For example, Monday can include Kung Pao Shrimp or General Tso’s Chicken as representative of Red.
Blue Tuesdays can be seafood dishes and salads.
At the same time, Green Wednesdays can be heartier in-season vegetables. This is also a great night for vegetarian or vegan-friendly options. Green juice recipes would also do the job.
Thursday is about the yellow element which represents sunlight and summer days. Yellow can be represented with rice and vegetables.
Additional options include butternut squash, a beautiful yellow vegetable. Here’s a delicious butternut squash recipe with smoked paprika flavors.
On Purple Fridays, you can be creative with fish, poultry, and lamb. You can also throw some purple vegetables into your food.
White Saturdays are a great day to enjoy date night or a special gathering with friends. Save these days for those types of events.
Sunday Black can be held when you want to spend time alone, such as a meditation retreat. Black Bean Noodles would be amazing for this time!
Balance Yin And Yang In Your Feng Shui Meal Plan
According to traditional Chinese beliefs, there are yin foods and yang foods. The concept of yin or yang foods generally refers to temperature properties.
Yang foods tend towards hot spices and are more acidic.
They tend to bring warmth to the body. Conversely, yin foods tend towards cooling spices and warmer temperatures as they have a cooling effect on the body.
To maximize the benefits of food consumed daily, a Feng Shui meal plan can be of great benefit. These two types of nutrients can be balanced through cooking methods and food preparation techniques.
For example, suppose you were consuming an excess amount of yang hot spicy foods such as curries or fiery chilies. In that case, you might try adding some cooling vegetables like cucumbers. This will help decrease the body’s internal temperature from being overly warm due to too many “yang” properties within that dish.
Inversely, suppose you would consume an excess amount of yin cold foods such as tofu, salad, pickles, or fruit. In that case, you might try adding some warm spices like ginger and cinnamon to your dish. This will help keep the body’s internal temperature from being overly cool due to too many “yin” properties within that dish.
Balance Even After Your Done Eating
The other important piece of Feng Shui and cooking is the need to balance both mealtime and post-meal activity to digest food properly. Another helpful tip is to avoid sitting at the dinner table for more than an hour after eating. The longer one sits still, the harder it becomes for digestion and blood flow. Consequently, you may find that you have indigestion or bloating if overindulged in too many rich foods.
An after-meal walk is also of great benefit.
Taking Feng Shui Further
When it comes to our home, there are many opportunities to use Feng Shui principles. For example, placing green plants near where people eat. Plants can bring abundance as they represent growth.
Use circular patterns for food placement whenever possible. In the feng shui philosophy circles are associated with wholeness and unity.
Avoid cutting up vegetables too early. Doing so signifies separation.
Finally, use different size plates for each person. The smaller the plate, the more likely they’ll eat less and feel satisfied with a small portion. If you use large plates, people will take more food than they need to. Consequently, food is wasted or people overeat. Neither option is particularly good.
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