What’s So Amazing about Khichadi?-3

Here’s the basic equation:
Stress = Fat storing
No Stress = Fat burning

If you are attempting to detox heavy metals, preservatives, chemicals, pesticides and environmental toxins from your fat cells with a cleanse, make sure that you are not straining, or the amount of fat burned will be minimal.

Khichadi provides nourishment in the form of a complete protein that will keep the blood sugars stable during a cleanse. Otherwise, ironically, the body may react to the cleanse as a fat-storing emergency!

The goal of any effective cleanse should be to convince the body and the cells that life is not an emergency and that it is okay to burn that stored fat and release toxins. During a khichadi cleanse, you are eating this complete protein three meals a day, so there is no starvation response whatsoever. In fact, I always say that during our Colorado Cleanse and Short Home Cleanse, if you are straining or hungry than you are not getting the optimal benefits. The more comfortable you are the more fat you will burn.

Khichadi to Heal the Gut

In India, khichadi is often the first food for babies, not only because it is so easy to digest, it also heals and soothes the intestinal wall.

With 95 percent of the body’s serotonin produced in the gut, it is clear we process our stress through the intestinal wall. Chronic stress will irritate the intestinal wall and compromise digestion, the ability to detoxify through the gut, and cope with stress. During a Khichadi cleanse, the digestive system can heal. While we offer four dietary options in our Khichadi cleanses, eating just khichadi as a “mono diet” allows much of the digestion to be at rest during the cleanse, providing the nutrition needed to heal the gut and nourish the body.

Spiritual Practice and Deep Inner Calm

The state of fat metabolism facilitates a deep inner calm, making it the natural state for spiritual inquiry and practice. For this reason, khichadi was also fed to monks and ascetics to help.

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Having adequate protein to maintain blood sugar stability during a cleanse can facilitate feelings of inner peace and calm.
create a sense of stillness in which we gain greater access to old toxic emotional and behavior patterns. This is also why khichadi is the food of choice of Panchakarma, Ayurveda’s deepest detox retreat.

How to Make Khichadi

This recipe makes enough khichadi for three or four meals. You can play with the mixture of spices. Many people prefer this recipe when the spices are doubled, or even tripled.

Ghee is optional in this recipe. Optionally, you can start by browning the spices in a pan with 1-2 tbsp of ghee.

*A note on khichadi for cleansing: During a cleanse, we recommend that the khichadi be made with less or no ghee. Because ghee is a fat, it will slow the shift into fat metabolism. The less ghee you use, the deeper the cleanse. Outside of cleansing, as part of a regular diet, it is important to use ghee.

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