Bikram is a powerful tool that can transform your body and mind. One thing you’ll find is that your eating patterns change. You’ll stop craving fatty, sugary, processed foods; maybe lose your taste for alcohol; you might find yourself irresistibly drawn to salads and juices (really!) Some students get stressed about this. They’ll say, “but I’ve always eaten x and now I want y… how do I know that it’s good for me?”
My response is: listen to your body.
Do you have plenty of energy?
Is your digestion good?
Do you sleep well?
Are your nails strong, skin clear and hair shiny?
Can you maintain a healthy weight without dieting or counting calories?
Do you feel strong and healthy and vibrant?
If so, you’re eating right.
Conversely, if you have poor digestion, fatigue, rapid weight gain or loss, and generally feel a bit blah you should look at your diet as part of assessing your overall wellbeing. If necessary, consult your GP or nutritionist and ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need to support your life and Bikram practice.