Nomita’s day on a plate
Nomita Hathiramani is an Integrative Nutrition Consultant in Hong Kong and practices at a savvy health and lifestyle clinic called ‘Life Clinic’. She helps women discover their optimum health potential through a combined healing approach of nutrition, biochemic-therapy, lifestyle modifications and energetics. Anti-ageing, enhancing digestion, regaining energy and weight loss are her areas of expertise. I connected with her on facebook and we started chatting about our love for coconut oil, yoga nidra and our favourite holiday destination- the Maldives. Naturally, I was thrilled when I heard she was willing to share with us what she eats in a day. Here is her day on a plate.
I wake up at around 7.30; I have a couple of glasses of water, which has been stored overnight in a copper vessel. I then do some deep breathing exercises followed by a 30-minute cosmic meditation, in which envision light entering my chakras and recite a sacred mantra, which was given to me by my guru. The sounds from the mantras create vibrations which help heal the body, clear pathways and enhance manifestation abilities.
I have barley and spirulina shots with 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds and cold pressed coconut oil followed by two cups of warm water. This process cleanses and nourishes my system.
8 30 am
I do a 20-minute anti ageing exercise sequence called the 5 Tibetan Rites (also often referred to the fountain of youth!) Our glandular system governs youth and vitality. The Tibetan five rites are said to normalize hormonal imbalances in the body by stimulating energy flow in our glandular system. I rarely skip them but when I do, I feel a dip in my energy levels and my skin doesn’t look as fresh.
I help myself to seven soaked almonds, a bowl of papaya and coconut water or a green smoothie (which is a combination of amla, green apple, cucumber, beet, celery, ginger, spinach and hemp protein powder). I usually stick to nourishing liquids and fruits in the morning as it’s easy on the digestive system and doesn’t interfere with the body’s natural cleansing process which goes on until noon.
I practice yoga five times a week and often alternate between Hatha and Vinyasa (flow) classes. I love yoga because it helps with toning, enhances digestion and the inversions gives my skin a healthy glow.
1 30 pm
Lunch is either vegetables with rice or quinoa and vegetables with lentils and yoghurt. Most of my food is cooked in ghee or sesame oil. I am a strong believer in the notion that we aren’t necessarily what we eat but also what we absorb and assimilate from our food and the environment around us. Ayurveda supports this belief system. My constitution is predominantly vata type so I do better with warm foods that have been cooked rather than raw food and salad.
I have a low Gi fruit and roasted pumpkin seeds (if I am feeling peckish). Pumpkin seeds are packed with zinc that is great for collagen production and should be consumed regularly for healthy skin and nails.
Dinner is usually high protein and lots of fiber. It alternates between two or three scrambled eggs, fish or tofu with a serving of sauteed vegetables and a soup.
About the Author:
Nomita Hathiramani is an Integrative Nutrition Consultant in Hong Kong and practices at the Savvy Life Clinic. She helps women discover they’re optimum health potential through a combined healing approach of nutrition, biochemic-therapy, lifestyle modifications and energetics. Anti-ageing, enhancing digestion, regaining energy and weight loss are her areas of expertise.
Nomita’s journey began in her early 20’s when she was diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance which caused excess weight, poor digestion and chronic acne flare-ups. Her knowledge and passion in holistic health helped her self-heal. This further enhanced her faith in self-healing and encouraged her to study nutrition and help others live life optimally. Apart from her one-on-one practice, she is a contributor for wellness platforms such as mindbodygreen and has recently been featured by Harper’s Bazaar.Check out her instagram https://www.instagram.com/coco_glo/