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Re: How to lose weight

Postby lovemygreys » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:55 pm

alan wrote:You're on the right track!
Veggies=good.
*very low carb is the best*
This has totally worked for me.
Plus sprinting and heavy lifting.


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Body composition is primarily what you eat and secondarily how (often/much) you move your body. And bringing up the rear, but very important to weight loss: stress levels and quantity of sleep.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Admiral » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:53 pm

Congratulations Stefan :clap:

On a side note, does any one of you know a pali prayer to say/chant before eating?
I've been searching that cause it would be a great way to abstain from eating sweets and stuff :smile:
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby octathlon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:48 pm

Admiral wrote:On a side note, does any one of you know a pali prayer to say/chant before eating?
I've been searching that cause it would be a great way to abstain from eating sweets and stuff :smile:

Good idea, Admiral! I googled and found this one at http://buddhism.about.com/od/becomingab ... chants.htm

Wisely reflecting, I use this food not for fun, not for pleasure, not for fattening, not for beautification, but only for the maintenance and nourishment of this body, for keeping it healthy, for helping with the Spiritual Life;
Thinking thus, I will allay hunger without overeating, so that I may continue to live blamelessly and at ease.

That'll take the fun out of it, eh?



And congratulations on your progress, Stefan! :twothumbsup:
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby alan » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:59 am

Is anyone here into weightlifting?
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:10 am

Hi Admiral,
Admiral wrote:On a side note, does any one of you know a pali prayer to say/chant before eating?
I've been searching that cause it would be a great way to abstain from eating sweets and stuff :smile:

If you do a search on 'repulsiveness of nutriment' you should be able to find a thread I started months ago which includes a transcription on the contemplation of the repulsiveness of nutriment that is in the Visuddhimagga.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby alan » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:18 am

Can't live without nutriment, though, can we?
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:29 am

I couldn't agree more, alan!
repulsiveness is not intended to generate aversion.
Rather, it is to develop discernment and to see food for what it really is.
That's all!
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby alan » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:42 am

Seeing food for what it really is--Good topic for a new thread, or not?
I'll leave it up to the moderators.
"repulsiveness" of food--I half understand the idea, maybe some one can help me with this?
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Ben » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:02 am

Hi Alan
There is already a thread on repulsiveness of nutriment that I mentioned earlier.

Like many other things, the sensory pleasure of food can become a powerful source of craving which can lead to obsession. And here, when I say craving I don't mean the pangs of hunger that one might experience from time to time when one does not eat. The kind of craving I'm talking about is the craving of the sensory pleasure of eating one's favourite things.
Eating is so fundamental and because it is a sensory activity, craving, aversion and attachment to food or to the foods we enjoy can run very deep. So, the point of the exercise of 'repulsiveness of nutriment' is merely to break one's attachment to the sensory pleasure of inbibing and eating and view food as merely a remedy for hunger. As I said earlier, despite the language used and the descriptions given in the Vism, like maranasati (charnel-ground contemplation), the object is not to develop aversion, rather dispassion.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Ben » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:04 am

I'm just wondering whether anyone has used protein formulas (meal replacement) to assist in weight loss and what your experience has been.
Thanks

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby alan » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:38 am

Hi Ben
I take a protein formula with coconut oil before my morning yoga.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby alan » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:50 am

And my experience has been...? More energy.
Just make sure to stay away from aspartime.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby alan » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:53 am

Low carb
Lift weight
Sprint!

I'll show you how, if you want.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Ben » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:16 am

Hi Alan

Thanks for your comments. Sprinting's out of the question courtesy of an old injury to my knees thanks to years of Aikido when I was a lot younger.
Lifting weights at the moment involves lifting boxes of fruit, moving logs and lifting other heavy and awkward bits and pieces when I do my maintenance and gardening routines.
When I'm at home I can replace one meal a day with a protein shake. When I'm up on my own in the valley I can get away with replacing two meals a day with protein shakes. The formula I'm using is one designed for complementing fitness and incl. 30g of protein per drink. I haven't invested a great deal in the strategy, I've only purchased one 1kg container of powder, so I'm just more interested in giving it a go and seeing what it can do.
Of course, your tips and suggestions will be gratefully received.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby alan » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:10 am

Hi Ben
I'd say you are consuming too many of your calories from protein shakes. What is you're purpose for this?
Quality food is always best--although I'm sure you know that.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby jonycarr » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:57 am

Here are some quick weight loss tips.

1 - Reduce fat.

2 - Do not be so sweet.

3 - Drink up.

4 - Get enough sleep

5 - Eat before Ravenous
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby bradcruz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:49 am

Basic Weight Lose Tips are below:

1.Do Exercise Routine. Cycling, Walking.Swimming
2.Do not drink liquids with your meals.
3.Eat fresh vegetable
4.Drink Green Tea
5.Do not eat fast food.
6.Do Yoga.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby AdinDen » Fri May 27, 2011 11:15 am

Very nice with these steps you can lose more weight.


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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Jhana4 » Fri May 27, 2011 11:28 am

Losing weight is a matter of using more energy ( which is measured in kilocalories or in every day terms, just "calories" ) than you take in. That is always the case no matter the regime or the diet. Anyone who claims differently is trying to sell someone something.

The best approach is to increase your exercise and track how much you eat.

Experts say it is best to lose no more than 1 - 2 pounds a weak. The more slowly the weight is taken off the greater the chance that it will stay off and the greater the chance is that the weight lost will be more fat than lean tissue ( you will be firmer instead of flabby at your goal weight ).

A fun system for teaching you how to track your dietary intake and weight loss is "The Hacker's Diet". It was made by an engineer who became rich and had everything he wanted in life except freedom from his life long weight problem. He decided to apply what he knew best, engineering principals, to weight management. The result is his free ebook, called "The Hacker's Diet". Totally free, no promotions, no gimmicks, no crazy rules. You can eat whatever you want.

I used the system years ago to *comfortably* take off 48 lbs and keep most of it off
https://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/HackDiet/
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Stephen K » Fri May 27, 2011 12:28 pm

Check out my weight diary to see how I've lost 19kg (42 pounds) in just over one year!
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