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Click the link to read on... great article on digestion. Remember, there are so many "styles" or beliefs in how you should eat and what you should eat, but there is NOT one style that works for all bodies. Play around with Paleo, zone, Ayurvedic, etc and see what works best for you. The most important thing is that you find balance in your daily meals. It's a lifestyle not a diet! :)
By Hale Sofia Schatz
If you've ever tried to practice yoga right after a meal, then you know how uncomfortable your Downward-Facing Dogs and spinal twists can feel with a full or bloated belly. Even if you've finished eating several hours before stepping onto the mat, your body may still be working to digest your last meal, which means less available energy for your practice. To keep your body feeling light and vibrant, look within—to your digestive tract.
The main reason we eat is to provide our bodies with the fuel we need to live—fuel for walking, thinking,, making art, working, playing with our children, and doing yoga. But the very act of digestion also takes energy. You can assist your body's digestion before you even take the first bite of food. If you think of the stomach as a blender that purees food into a molecular soup, then what you eat together at one time doesn't matter because it all gets mixed up anyway, right? Wrong.
Yoga Journal - Yoga - The Right Combination